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Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat Ale - Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat AleBlue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat Ale

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94 Reviews

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Reviews: 94
Hads: 395
Avg: 2.77
pDev: 44.77%
Wants: 5
Gots: 41 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: OBeerMeGreatOne on 01-06-2011

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Reviews: 94 | Hads: 395
Photo of zeff80
3.02/5  rDev +9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Poured out a clear, golden yellow color with a one-finger white head of bubbly foam. It left little to no lacing.

S - It smelled of lemon and wheat. Not much more.

T - Dominated by lemon and wheat with a mild spiciness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a an okay wheat ale. There is nothing to make it stand out.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
1.86/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Appears a very clear golden yellow with a disappearing soda head, which is sort of the exact opposite of what I expect on top of a wheat ale. Texture is very thin and watery, at least the carbonation is lively, but again that reinforces the soda notion in my head. Smells very much like the lemon-orange medicinal oily aroma from a Wet-Nap that has been soaking in a glass of diluted tonic water. Seriously, it actually does smell like that. Flavor is thankfully(?) a lot blander than the nose would have you believe, coming across as a sort of generic ghost of a wheat malt mixed with mushy stale oyster crackers and a twist of citrus. I'll be avoiding this one in the future.

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Photo of phishsihq
2.36/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This brew pours a very clear and light gold, with a tight, thin white head that amounts to some decent lacing. A grainy nose is met with a little wheat aromas and the barest hints of orange and lemon. The flavor profile is much of the same, with grainy, husk-like malt blending with slight wheat, orange and lemon notes. A medium-high amount of carbonation rounds out this light bodied ale. After the great caramel maltiness of the Full Moon Winter seasonal, this Spring release leaves the pallet refreshed and renewed.

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Photo of Mora2000
3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a yellow to orange color with a white head. The aroma is a mix of grain and wheat with not too much else going on. The flavor is more of the same, with a little bit of grain and orange citrus going on. I also get some other citrus but it is fairly faint. Medium mouthfeeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of kenito799
2.82/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Dark gold crystal clear brew with little head and no lacing.
Aroma is quite fresh and pleasant, lemony.
The palate doesnt live up...at first there is a fresh citrus but then a macrolager blandness washes across teh palate. Lemony zing tries to dance on the tongue in the finish but is weighted doen by an American Macrolager sweet adjunct malty effect. Weird--yet in th eend it's pretty refreshing, not bad.

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Photo of scratch69
3.82/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured a bottle into a weizen glass.

Appearance- Clear golden color with a half fingers worth of rapidly disappearing head. Very little lacing.

Smell- Very mellow aroma of wheat and lemon.

Taste- Sweet malt flavor with a bit of lemony citrus and some spices.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied, smooth, and crisp. Decent amount of carbonation.

Overall- Not a bad brew, but I would prefer a regular Blue Moon over this.

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Photo of jsisko01
3.98/5  rDev +43.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a clear golden-straw color with an inch-thick creamy looking head that lingers for a good minute. Looks like it's highly carbonated. Has very nice lacing.

Smell - Pale malts, citrus, lemon, grains, wheat, and caramel.

Taste - Strong caramel flavor, very sweet, corn, wheat, malty, and a small bitter aftertaste. Has a slight orange flavor too, I don't really taste the lemon..

Mouthfeel - Light in body but becomes kind of creamy because it foams up in the mouth. Medium carbonation, very crisp.

Overall - I think this beer would be a lot better in the summer.. but I do enjoy it quite a bit.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.88/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz twist-off bottle split and poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint.
Jul2511, 5.4% ABV, "Wheat ale brewed with orange and lemon peel."

A - Clear golden straw yellow with a pillowy white head. Decent retention and thin, patchy lace.

S - Corn and grainy malt make the base for this below-average beer nose. Soft wheat aroma but I'm not getting any orange or lemon peel. Mild, mild spice notes.

T - Corn husky with a grainy pale malt base and a touch of wheat. Low spiciness and very mild citrus notes.

M - Light-bodied and harshly grainy on the tongue with a spicy follow-through.

O - Average at best, this might be the worst iteration of Blue Moon I've had. It's just not good.

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Photo of weatherdog
1.95/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe glass

It pours a nearly clear almost light amber color, white head, minimal lacing and not lasting head. Just a unappealing wheat beer.

Aroma of very faint wheat and some citrus. That's about it. Its a very faint aroma.

The taste just is even more boring. The citrus goes away and you are left with a wheat flavored beginning and then finishes oddly crisp like a light lager. It's even more boring than regular Blue Moon.

I handed this to my wife blindly and her evaluation was 'It tastes like wheat and Coors light.' I could not have said it better myself

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Photo of Jerone
3.4/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear golden brown color with a half inch off white head, some bubbles coming up.

S - Smells of wheat, a little malt and the hints of lime.

T - Pretty good, wheat and a bit of malt go quite well with the bit of lime in the background. This is not a lime beer, but uses it subtley. Nice crisp ending.

M - Light body with medium carbonation. Very smooth and drinkable beer.

O - While this beer does lack flavor, the flavor it does has tastes good and accomplishes being a refreshing spring beer.

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Photo of JoLight
3.57/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a solid beer.

It pours a clear, golden yellow with an off-white head.

The smell is pleasant, citrusy, with a little wheat.

I detect mostly just light wheat, lemon peel, and carbonated water. And although it is simple, it's much more tasty, refreshing and pleasant than a regular Blue Moon.

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Photo of Gambrinus1184
2.58/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12-ounce twist-off into a pilsner glass.

A: Clear, pale golden yellow beneath a thin, crackling head of loose, bubbly carbonation. Head retention is okay and carbonation is fierce in this clean brew.

S: Squeeze lemon and orange rind mix with some metallic grains and a hint of forced, fake lime juice.

T: Light, grainy sweetness up front with a quick, sharp citrus bite imparting hints of lemon and lime zest. An acrid orange-peel flavor bunches up with very light, drying hops. Finish is light and watery with a trace of lemon and dry, metallic bitterness.

M: Extremely thin, light, crisp and watery. Not much in the malt bill on this brew, so its pretty seltzery.

O: Where's the wheat? A blonde ale, perhaps, and a poor one at that. Coors should have stuck with Rising Moon and maybe played with the malts or yeast a bit. This brew is practically a a Bud Light Lime in sheep's clothing.

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Photo of Lauthaha
3.1/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Beer is a kind-of off-putting dingy light orange color. The label refers to this as "blonde." I strongly disagree. Head is thin and completely non-sticking, fades down to absolute nothingness. Very minimal carbonation in the glass. Below average; why? Blue Moon is not known for sub-standard beer (they're more known for "standard" beer).

Smell: Kind of like carved pumpkins left on the porch for a couple days...not completely rotten (you can tell it "used" to smell okay) but definitely not appetizing. Just a touch of citrus with a lot of not-so-freshly-cut grass and a pinch of poor alcohol. Also sub-standard.

Taste: Well, here's the redemption...not paid in full, but we're getting there. Beer goes in nice and smoothly with a light lemony zest flavor. After a moment, it becomes moderately carbonated and releases some bitter hop flavor (slightly above average). The aftertaste is very much like cud, but not in a bad way, if that makes sense.

Mouthfeel: See "Taste".

Overall: Disappointing, considering the brewery...but not terrible.

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Photo of tjsdomer2
3.17/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Basically a lighter version of Blue Moon Belgian White.

Smell: Definitely some cloves, but more lemony than regular Blue Moon. Some faint hops as well. Not an overwhelming smell, but refreshing. Kind of soapy.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Maybe a bit too bitter for my taste. Mostly lemon with a floral aftertaste that's not my favorite. A bit too artificial. However there is a candied flavor that I like. Everything balances out to a solid flavor combination, but not amazing. Mouthfeel is a bit flat, but the crispness is nice.

Drinkability: The flavor is the main component that stands out and gives this its drinkability:

Overall: Hit or miss.

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Photo of KJay1408
3.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Disclaimer: I'm reviewing this as a Spring seasonal brew and wheat beer.

A: Poured from bottle into glass, about a finger and a half worth of head that quickly diminishes, leaving the golden/yellow brew behind.

S: I get floral notes, and some biscuit hints, over all not a whole lot going on in this department, but to me its good for a wheat ale.

T: I gotta go against the popular opinion here, I actually like the taste of this for a spring time/summer time ale, It's malty and slightly sweet upfront with biscuit notes in the middle that finishes with hints of lemon and orange. Exactly what I had expected from this beer.

M: Weakest spot of the brew, thin and light "beer"ish in my opinion

O: It's an in-between brew, that doesn't try to be what it isn't. It's a spring time wheat ale and nothing more, while I feel that Sam Adams White ale is a better brew for the style, this one isn't too bad. It's a brew that true beer lovers would drink at a grill out and one that light "beer" drinkers wouldn't turn down.

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Photo of ggilman
2.23/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bought this this morning when I came up empty in my small town looking for a hefeweizen.

Crystal clear, tight head settles to nothing, no lace. Citrus and light grain nose. Light crisp lemony taste, with a dry wheat finish. There's something else there I can't quite place, but it doesn't taste good. Thin and fizzy, almost a drain pour.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.03/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

another leftover in the inlaws fridge that i grabbed when i ran out of what i brought. i will admit though i have had much, much worse. served cold and into a pint glass.

The pour was very nice, rich light amber in color with a good amount of cloudiness to it. Nice head of white on top reached a height of around two inches before settling back down with minimal fanfare and some nice side lacing. The aroma was bready, lots of light bread notes, hints of grain, a touch of some apricot like fruit notes perhaps. Super sweet and smooth, a rich concoction of bready notes, a light bittering hop note and a really nicely melded malt profile. Carbonation seemed spot on and the medium body was thick enough to let you get some flavor while not too heavy for the style.

Overall this was very solid. Not the best I have had but not something I would shy away from. Very nicely done.

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Photo of chefhatt
3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured this into a pint glass, it has a clear yellow body to it with nothing of a head to it but a thin lace that you can barely see. The only thing i smell is a little bit of citrus and some hints of wheat. I get a sweet taste and citrus at the same time, on the back of the tongue is where the little bit of malt gets me. The mouth feel is ok. Overall not a good beer, but i would drink it over a BMC on a hot summer day.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.58/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

16 ounce pint - $4.50 at Taco Mac in Canton, Georgia.

Appearance: Served up a clear, dark yellow body with a scant, white head. Okay.

Smell: Citrus flavoring additives layered over some mild malted wheat hints. Not much going on here.

Taste: Moderately sweet taste of pale and wheat malts flavored with citrus. Very, very vague notion of honey water. Hint of perceived acidity. Very low bitterness. More flavorings on the semi-dry finish. It has an unappealing taste that, after even the first sip, leaves the rest of the pint seeming like work to just fight through.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Not so good, really, and even a slight step down from the previous Rising Moon.

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Photo of whiplash3825
2.65/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a crystal-clear pale amber with a smallish head that doesn't linger. No lacing whatsoever.

Smell is virtually nonexistant... slight citrus, a little graininess, and that's about all I'm getting.

Taste pretty much follows the nose; a tad of citrus, and maybe just a tad of hops and malt, but almost like there's so little of each that they end up canceling each other out.

Mouthfeel is thin, but not as subpar as the smell and taste are.

I'll give it 3.0 overall, only because it's decently refreshing on a hot day (in the way a cold glass of water is), and there aren't any off or bad tastes. There's just barely any taste period!

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Photo of Haybeerman
2.97/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pale gold color. Poured a 2 finger white foamy head that fell quickly to a broken skim. Decanted continually. Minimal lacing.

S: Orange and lemon. Slightly sweet wheat malt. Very muted nose.

T: Citrus flavors consistent with the nose; though slightly sweet. Malt character very muted. finishes a little dry.

M: Light body. Moderate carbonation. A bit of a sweet, sticky feel. Little hop character (though ok for style).

O: Nothing flawed, but nothing really sets the beer apart.

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Photo of matt20102
2.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from refrigerator temperature into goblet. Pours dark golden with small head which dissipates quickly. Flavor is of malt and some sort of hops which I can't identify. Flavor is of separate malt and hops which aren't really well mixed. Neither is initially overpowering, but it isn't a single package. After a while, though, the malt begins to dominate. Overall, this is a very generic beer- more flavourful then most mass-markets but you can do better.

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Photo of MaltsOfGlory
2.63/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Interesting looking beer here. The body looks nothing like a wheat ale, not cloudy at all, completely transparent, it looks like a lager, I doubt there is any wheat in here at all. The head on the other hand is really nice, frothy and about one finger in length, but of course it is almost gone now. The head is totally white and the body like I said looks like a lager, golden in color. The appearance overall is nothing impressive. On the smell you pretty much just get that generic beer smell, almost no other smells there at all. There is a small hint of lemon, but that's about it, no hops, small malt character, and no wheat. The smell is pretty freaking lame. Wow, that's not good, I wasn't expecting this beer to be this bad. Probably the most boring blue moon I've ever had, which is saying a lot. There really isn't anything to it, there is that small lemon flavor I picked up on the smell, and then that generic beer taste. There are basically no hops in here and very little malt. There is a slight slight feel of wheat, which just might keep the taste above a 2. Other than that there really isn't much to speak of. As for mouthfeel, it's ok because of that small amount of wheat, but pretty crappy overall. Drinkability is ok because it's so light, but still, nothing special there. It's only redeeming factor is the fact that it's refreshing, that's about it, other than that, not a good beer.

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Photo of DCon
2.15/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had (NOT enjoyed) on-tap @ the Hardshell Cafe in Soulard- Downtown St. Louis. Beer was tapped from a Bright Green Handle w/ "Seasonal- Spring Ale" under the blue Moon sign & poured into a Pint Glass.

Appearance- Pale, Golden color with 1 finger of head. Huge bubbles of Carbonation and no retention on the head. Lace gradually smears down the sides of the glass.

Smell- You can smell signs of the yeast and grain but nothing else... There is an alcohol scent as well.

Taste- There is a bit of an orange/lemon twist to it now but not good for this type of style (I wish they did give me a lemon with this one to mask the flavor!)

Mouthfeel- Light Bodied, Light Viscosity, Watery, and Dull. Nothing makes this beer anything special...

Overall- They really missed the mark on this one. It does have a strong wheat taste but it is going to be a struggle to finish even a pint of this. Blue Moon isn't a bad beer but anything they try to brew otherwise, Honey Moon, this Spring ale, etc. turns out very rough to drink and missing many qualities of making it a decent ale.

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Photo of shand
1.79/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a wheat beer glass.

This? This is a wheat beer of some sort? There's nothing appearance-wise to seperate this from macro lager 52. Clear golden color, three fingers of white dense head that quickly fades, all that stuff. The aroma? Ugh. No. How does this smell so awful? It's basically just a super-cheap aroma. Hints of wheat, Pledge, and something that might have once passed for hops. The taste on this? Corn. Honey. Sticky-sweetness. It's passable, but just barely. I wouldn't really like another. The mouthfeel is thankfully thin, and the drinkability is alright. This is not a good beer. This is not a good beer at all. I'm fairly fond of the base Blue Moon, and Pale Moon is alright, but their seasonals aren't really all that great.

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Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat Ale from Coors Brewing Company
67 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.