Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat - Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Summer Honey WheatBlue Moon Summer Honey Wheat

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Reviews: 123
Hads: 984
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 19.8%
Wants: 20
Gots: 255 | FT: 0
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: Atlas1 on 06-17-2011

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Reviews by Atlas1:
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3/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I am not a huge fan of the Blue Moon beers that I've had, but as I explained in my last two reviews, a friend of mine (alas, not a beer guy) brought over a whole goddam twelve pack of Blue Moon products the other night and we had several left over. So, I decided I should review them. This is #3 of 3 from the Blue Moon "seasonal collection."

Apparently, this is the first review in BA of the Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat beer. According to the label it won the 2010 GABF Gold Medal in the Specialty Honey Beer category, whatever that is. To me, it's just another pale wheat ale. I think this may have been called Honey Moon Summer Ale in the past, but Coor's has apparently decided to change names.

Pours a golden straw color with a decent two-finger bright white head. The nose is actually okay. I expected something over-spiced and over the top, but it was mild with slight citrus notes and a faint sweet honey scent. The taste is okay too. I'm not a huge fan of honey wheat beers, but this really isn't all that bad. The honey flavor is subtle, but there is a funky aftertaste that doesn't really sit too well with me. It's not great, to be sure, but it's not offensive. Mouthfeel is acceptable, more so than the Blue Moon witbier.

A passable effort from Coors. I give it straight 3s across the board because it's an average beer. No better, no worse, in my opinion. (1,380 characters)

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Purchased as part of a summer variety 12 pack. 12 oz can. Sept 21 15 on the bottom

Pours near clear very light honey amber, larger bubble head stays pretty well and leaves an imcomplete film and some minor larger bubble lace.

Plastic sniff....hmmm...that's never a good sign.

Sweet and again kinda artificial tasting. Some honey, but mostly sugary fruit juicy sweet. Near cloying. Minor hop drying on huge rear side.

Avoid (428 characters)

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Poured from bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Light clear golden color with a white head that lasted only a few seconds. No lacing left on the glass, and a lot of visable carbonation.

Smell: Grass grains and some sweetness.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Light bodied and smooth. Some mild bitterness and a slight honey after taste that did not last long.

Overall: Honestly, it taste like they took Coors Light and added honey to it. It is not a complex as other Blue Moons that Coors makes. It is enjoyable and I do like the Blue Moon and Coors beers, just seems like they really didn't put a lot of effort into this one. (616 characters)

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Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat from Coors Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.