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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

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by OBeerMeGreatOne on 01-06-2011

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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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Photo of JohnnyS17
2.6/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The beer poured with pretty much no head at all. It is a golden yellow and looks very uninspiring. Some fast moving carbonation bubbles running up the center of the glass. It smells faintly of wheat and a tiny bit of fruity sweetness.

The beer is slightly sweet and bready. The beer is very light bodied with a strong carbonation. It's not really a unique taste or extremely appealing.

Overall, this beer seems like just a bad version of blue moon to me. The taste is nothing you haven't tasted before, so therefore its not really a beer I would go out of my way to buy.

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Photo of richkrull
2.47/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured a pale straw color with little head on it. Smell is faint wheat and malt. Taste is average - kinda weak. Not a lot of wheat taste. Tastes cheap. Very light bodied. Not a bad tasting beer just nothing to it. Not worth the price at all. I will not be buying this again.

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

Poured from bottle into pint glass.

A: Nice light gold color. Decent sized head that dissipated quickly. Fair carbonation.

S: Very light smelling. Orange, lemon, hint of wheat.

T: Light tasting. Sweet citrus. Finishes dry. Pale wheat is hard to get right. Don't think this made the cut.

M: Light with a slightly sweet stickiness.

O: OK. Falls a bit short. Perhaps a nice beer when your hot and you want it to go down quick.

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Photo of EagleTalon
2.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours to a thin white head (no retention) and golden color with filtered clarity. Aroma is wheat malt with none of the promised citrus to speak of. Flavor is clean, light and has a pleasant graininess with very little lemon or orange as promised. Light mouthfeel and generous CO2. Overall, a very bland, ordinary beer.

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Photo of Fatbagpiper
2.45/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

As far as weissbeirs go this is not anything special. The mouthfeel is reminiscent of PBR or MGD, not how a wheat beer should taste. The beer has little to no body to it. The only redeeming characteristic of this beer is the smell, of course that could just be the lemon I added to it to make it tolerable. Not as bad as a domestic lager, but not worth the price, considering that it goes for the same as a Sam Adams or equivalent microbrew.

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Photo of VncentLIFE
2.11/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I've seen this in stores, and being a huge fan of weissbiers, I had to give this thing a try. Idiots gave me a frozen glass that I had to warm up at the bar.

Appearance - Straw color, Light color for a wheat beer, even when compared to a Kristalweizen. 2 inch head that disappeared rather quickly.

Smell - Probably the best part of the beer. Smelled of a good wheat beer (clove, bready-wheat, banana, and sweetness). Halfway through the beer, I got this strange aroma that smelled of an astringent adujnct lager.

Taste - OK wow, not what I was expecting. After reading the label and smelling it, I was expecting a good wheat beer reminiscent of Franziskaner. But what I got was an astringent adjunct lager flavored beer. It took all I had to finish this thing. No hops present at all. Reminiscent of UFO Hefeweizen. Not good.

Mouthfeel - Once the initial flavors leave, a slightly sweet adjunct lager aftertaste lingers, that is preferable when compared to the likes of BMC beers. No real aftertaste to speak of.

This thing shouldn't carry the Blue Moon name. It should carry it's father's name (Coor's). This is what i pictured BL Wheat would taste like.

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Photo of nicksta
2.94/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer is a nice gold while pouring. It's a gold that is on par with Coors main stream products and every bit as translucent. The head expands quickly and fades a little bit slower, but never completely. I could never seen down into the beer. It's also a thick and creamy head of foam as thick lacing rings got left behind.

The smell is sweet with citrus and banana. Wheat comes through big too. Hints of clove and hops at the end.

This beer is like an improved version of the original Blue Moon. The citrus and banana suggestions are there, as well as the warm-seasonal spices common of spring and summer beers, but this beer is oh so much cleaner than Blue Moon and therefore the mouthfeel and drinkability are much better. Smooth, not grainy. Sour though.

Decent, but I probably won't purchase again with the better Keweenaw Bay Pick Axe Blonde cheaper and brewed closer.

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Photo of nimrod979
1.8/5  rDev -35%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bought this for my girlfriend when she asked me to pick her up some Blue Moon. I decided to give this a try and write up a review for it.

I've originally tasted the Rising Moon that was out before this and I thought that beer was pretty terrible from memory. This beer however... might even be worse, or the exact same beer for all I can really tell.

Pours a clear pale yellow color with almost no head to speak of.

Aroma is grainy, grassy, slightly wheaty and some odd citrus lemon/lime peel.

I know the previous Rising Moon was brewed with limes and this one is supposed to be orange and lemon but all I keep tasting is lime lime lime!!! There is a slight wheat and plastic aftertaste that just sticks in your mouth for too long. I suppose I wouldn't mind it but it's such a horrible taste. The only reason I'm giving it any points is because it at least tastes like something!

Light body and somewhat flat. Not at all crisp or refreshing or anything it aims to be. All around horrible.

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Photo of Reidrover
2.33/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz single from Roths, West Salem store. $1.30
Pale yellow, looks like a lager..with a large frothy white head.
Aroma? carboard like a cheap lager to be honest.
Taste thankfully is not cheap lager..but cheap watery wheat with a small tine of citric peel.
Palate is not as bad as expected..has some small amount of body.
Pretty bad really even for Coors.

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Photo of earthboundagain
2.03/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A- Golden in color with a thin white, not a great start

S- Light wheat and faint citrus, its not improving any.

T- Watered down wheat and lemon cough drops, no hops present.Ok it got worse

M- Thin and highly carbonated.

D- Bad taste and it's a waste of money

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Photo of fsimcox
2.31/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear, very transparent straw color. Big fluffy white head dissipates slowly. No lacing.

Smells of yeast, and some musty malt. Some heavy bread, but all very faint.

Tastes of malt and bread, a little sweet, and a hint of grass. Not much after taste.

Mouthfeel is thin, with some yeasty bread notes. A somewhat dry finish.

Well, first time to have this and I'm not impressed. Expected something like Hoegaarden. Not!

Wow, can't believe I spent $7.99 a sixer for this trash. Someone should be ashamed.

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Photo of Jason
2.13/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Thin lacing with a golden filtered clarity. Forced orange and lemon nose on a thin graininess. Crisp, easy to get to as the body is pretty thin. Orange and lemon water with an addition of grain, seriously ... it tastes like a glass of cold carbonated water that a fresh wedge of orange and lemon where put in a few hours ago. The grain is too thin to really call out. Hops, sure something could be there but the beer does not even need to be balanced ... not much to take care of. Dry finish with some citric remains.

Weak sauce ... I expected a bit more out of this one. Not much to it at all and the addition of citrus fails IMO. They would have been better off sticking to their Rising Moon Spring Ale and simply tweaking as I said.

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Photo of jmvecchio1
2.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

L - I have large wheat glasses, so I poured it with a 4 inch thick white head. Dissipates pretty quickly, but leaves some lacing along the glass. The color is a golden yellow.

S - Funky-musty, yeasty. The smell is really off-putting.

T - Light, sweet, creamy. Finishes pretty dry with some residual grassy hop oil on the tongue.

M - Light-medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

D - Doesn't drink poorly, the more I had it the more I enjoyed it. But the flavors are on the weaker side with that damn off-putting aroma. Kinda dissapointed I have 3 more of these in the Brewmaster's pack I just bought...

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Photo of afogg0855
2.33/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Hmmm... I bought this Spring Blonde Wheat Ale for my girlfriend. Gotta say im not too impressed.

It's not a terrible Wheat Ale but it has literally nothing identifiable about it.

I could be drinking a Coors Light and not know any difference.

Definitely would not buy again.

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Photo of thegodfather1076
2.86/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer was served out of a 12oz. bottle dispensed into a glass....

Presentation - Always thought Blue Moon had some of the coolest labels. I like this one a great deal.

Appearance - Pours a clear golden color with a 2 finger white heard dissipates rather slowly to a thin foam ring. No real lacing is evident.

Smell - Smells of a strong lemony citurs smell with hints of a sour wheat smell.

Taste - You can definitely taste the wheat up front followed by the slight lemon and orange citrus flavor.

Mouthfeel - Crisp and light with medium carbonation.

Drinkability - Smooth and drinkable does not fill you up.

Was very dissappointed in the generic and mediocre nature of this offering. Reminded me of Bud Light Wheat!!!

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Photo of zhanson88
2.28/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: This Blue Moon incarnation pours an extremely clear straw color with about a finger of snow white head. Retention is below average, as is the lacing.

Smell: Light breadiness, lime peel and lemon peel.

Taste: Breadiness and some wheat malt, light citrus (lime, lemon, orange).

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: Very light body, high carbonation. Overall, this beer is pretty poor. I normally try to cut Blue Moon stuff a bit of slack, but I can't on this one.

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Photo of echoes
2.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Served in a glass. What I assume is the "best by" date on the bottle is June 6, 2011.

A: Light-gold in color. Head is white and very bubbly/active. It dissipates slowly. It's definitely filtered. Very little carbonation visible once it settles.

S: Brisk and crisp. Wheat first and foremost followed by citrus fruit. Also a grassy smell. The alcohol can be smelled a bit too.

T: Heavy on the wheat with citrus blended in. Hops are detectable as well but just barely. Finishes clean. Not a lot of flavor to speak of.

M: Light-bodied and not much else to say. Unsatisfying feel.

D: Fairly low. Not much that makes me want to have more.

It is what it is: a weak imitation of a better hefeweizen. It is a *decent* effort but could use more work. To be honest, it could be worse though.

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Photo of TheDeuce
2.03/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat Ale....in a bottle

Appearance-pale gold color, muddled color, one finger head that leaves quickly.

Smell-light traces of alcohol, fruit juice and grain'

Taste/Mouthfeel-weak, watery, light mouthfeel. Touches of fruit juice flavor mixed with cooked veggie adjunct notes, weak taste finishes clean. Not very enjoyable, actually seems like normal Blue Moon doused in orange juice.

Drinkability-not enjoyable, not memorable.

Overall-so much for that Orange Peel, seems like imitation craft gimmickry, again Blue Moon drowned in OJ to me. Not many beers I despise, this seems to be one of them.

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Photo of david18
3.15/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another beer that ended up in my refrigerator because someone brought it over thinking that "I like craft beer, here's Blue Moon." Pretty much what I expected, but there was actually an interesting aroma that was a little better than what I was ready for.

Color is a pale straw. Carbonation is very effervescent and actually quote refreshing looking.

Aroma, as mentioned was surprisingly more complex than I would have expected.

Flavor was somewhat uninteresting and bland.

Overall I would not recommend buying this beer but if you find it in you refridgerator not a bad offering.

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Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat Ale from Coors Brewing Company
67 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.