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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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Ratings: 809
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 20.85%
Wants: 12
Gots: 97 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Atlas1 on 06-17-2011)
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Reviews by ChrisCage:
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3.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- This looks like a typical macro lager with the following improvements....the coloring is deeper, as in more of a honeyed golden. The head starts off strong, is fizzy, but actually sticks around for a bit, leaving behind a thin foamy layer. That's where the differences stop...it has lots of big bubbly carbonation and the lacing is something left to be desired.

S- This area also is similar to a typical BMC macro, in the sense that it is bland overall. There is some adjuncty rice in there....clean...very clean. It does have some hidden honeyed sweetness, that I could be mistaking for corn/malt....it's hard to tell. There is no hopped bitterness on the finish, but perhaps some very modest citrus zest.

T- This is the area that hits the spot, for me anyways! There is subtle clover honey right up front, and I don't find it offensive or too strong by any means. This is followed by a bit of astringency and/or a bit of a metallic flavor, and the finish contains some very soft spice.

M- This is most definitely thin bodied for what I should have been expecting, is full of zingy carbonation....more than even some macro lagers I've had, and the sweetness sticks to the palate after the swallow....not bad, not great!

O- I'm not gonna lie....I do like this beer! Sitting on the deck with a very warm sun beating down on me, this is refreshing and quenches the thirst...if only it was a little less sticky on the palate afterwards, it would be a great brew to enjoy...but it is very good in my opinion. I would recommend this and will get it again when the opportunity comes up. On a side note, I will mention that this makes a good stepping stone beer, as I have a BMC only friend who is opening up to new brews, and appreciated the extra dimensions found in this Summer Honey Wheat.

ChrisCage, Jul 15, 2011
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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.

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T-Just okay. A very little bit of honey at the very end and not sure it wasn't in my head because of the name. Crisp but still has some depth, enough to keep me interested.
M-Pleasant and good carbonation.

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Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat from Coors Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 809 ratings.