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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911 Ratings
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Ratings: 911
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 20.85%
Wants: 17
Gots: 205 | 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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Ratings: 911 | Reviews: 123
Reviews by DiddyP:
Photo of DiddyP
2.87/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours clear golden into a pint glass. 1 finger head lingered for a minute. Light smell, mostly honey and not too wheaty. First drink is lacking, but sweetness builds as I continue to imbibe. Mouthfeel is a little harsh for my taste, but crispness lends itself well to this record hot June evening. Hops are nonexistent, a floral nose would be awesome. Honey lingers on lips and corners of mouth. Definitely drinkable.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Cavanaghty
3.08/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of wattoclone
1.25/5  rDev -59.3%

I was expecting something like a Leinenkugel Summer Wheat but was hugely disappointed. All I could taste was honey and hops with no substantial wheat flavor. It was hard for me to finish it. The younger folk at the neighborhood party seems to enjoy it much more than I did.

Photo of centbeerfest
2.68/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A-Poured into a pint glass. Excellent active bubbles with a moderate white head that did not stick around long. clear light straw color
S-Not much going on here.
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.

Nothing that makes me want to spend my summer drinking this beer. Better than a mainstream beer but not anything I would seek out.

Photo of WVbeergeek
2.23/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

How did this win a GABF gold medal, pale fizzy golden, bright white head, speckled scattered lace. Aroma has cooked veggies and other cereal grains, with a mild citrus and honey blend. Flavors are cloyingly sweet, who wants to drink something this sweet. Crushing flavor of grains, mild citrus, and sharp honey sweetness actually making me gag. Mouthfeel is sickeningly sweet, cloying light to medium bodied high carbonation, induces a gag reflux. Overall I can't finish this beer, why is it sold in 12 packs, good lord it's horrible.

Photo of OKbrew89
2.7/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Clear pale yellow color with no head. Light honey smell. Tastes like a wheat with honey added. Not too sweet but the honey is obvious. Watered down with super light carbonation. MF is the main issue here and it can't be ignored.

Photo of Bingja18
3.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A very simple tasting brew but surprisingly good. Would not seek it out but pretty refreshing after a day of yard work.

Photo of gregb13
3.4/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Smells of sweet cereal grains, some other unidentifiable sweetness, maybe some faint wheat. Taste is lightly sweet, cereal, grainy. Very crisp, a bit sticky on the palate. Somewhat refreshing. Overall, nothing too exciting but not bad at all. Perfect for the summer.

Photo of JamesStreet
2.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from 12 oz bottle to plastic cup as that is all I had working out of town.
A- rather translucent, golden color with a moderate white , bubbly head. Normal looking pale wheat ale.
S- smells of malted wheat, corn syrup, slight bit of honey but not much else.
T- after the wheat you get a tinge of Apple /pear type fruit. Again, the corn syrup taste comes in but really can't find a taste of honey at all. Not a bit of hop presence except for a almost unnoticeable bitter on the end. Again, like the nose, rather underwhelming.
M- light medium mouthfeel with slight carbonation. Just not that much going on.
O- part of the perils of working in small, middle-of-nowhere towns means the selection is next to nil. This is a pretty average-tasting drink. Rather boring.

Photo of biboergosum
3.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle. Available at finer and not-so-fine grocery stores across the vast American Pacific NW.

This beer pours a hazy pale golden colour, with a half finger of fizzy eggshell white head, which leaves little in the way of discernible lace around the glass as it quickly drops away. It smells of faint sweet wheat grain, some diacetyl, and weak earthy hops. The taste is more sweet innocuous wheat malt, some equally inert honey essence, and very little else. The carbonation is fairly average, the body medium light, and surprisingly smooth. It finishes a little sweet, the nondescript wheat, honey, and let's say orange, all doing their little part.

Much less 'wheaty' than even the regular Blue Moon, and admittedly easy to drink, as nothing really wrong sticks out. Just ok, for when your attention is definitely focused elsewhere.

Photo of tdm168
2.38/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear golden yellow with a little head that quickly fades to a thin lacing. Smells bland; grains with very, very faint honey notes. Taste is grainy, metallic, and just a hint of honey. Mouthfeel is light and moderately carbonated.

This is nothing special. Hardly memorable.

Photo of GDBEERMAN
3.15/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz into pint glass. From notes

2.5A: Beer pours a thin white head that sinks quickly out of the low formation. The body is a clear orange, with a slight hint at haze. Carbonation levels are full. No lacing left on the glass.

2.5S: The aroma is a very grassy and hay like note, hints at hops, but no give to the honey. Aroma is medium to low in intensity.

3.5/3.0T/M: Wheat that shows a subtle hint of honey in the mouthfeel, with a low, clean flavor aroma that is vaguely muted. The spice does hint slightly at the very end, but doesn't carry too far into the lingering finish. 

3.5O: This offering is not something, that I would buy, but e chance to give it a review basing it off the intended style, I think that it does not fall too short of what was in the plans. Refreshing, but not to the point that it drops to the level of other macros. 

Photo of Fiddlersgreen7
3.85/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

While I am not a fan of honey, this beer was actually really good. It will definately be enjoyed again on a hot summer day. The head was very creamy looking with nice lace that quickly disappeared from the glass.

Photo of ordybill
2.43/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Smells like a BMC with a little bit more wheat.
Appearance- This is a clear golden color with a large white head.
Palate- A moderate bodied beer with heavy carbonation. This beer has an unpleasant aftertaste that does not go away with each sip.
Overall- Hugely disappointing. This is a very poorly made brew.

Photo of HalfFull
3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. twist off bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear moderate straw color with half an inch of swiftly descending white foam. A light carbonation drifts up from the depths extending retention a bit.

Touch of wheat and honey on the nose along with a background of lemony hop spice. Remote in a sense, but decent.

Spice carries into the flavor whilst the honey doesn't, at least until the beer warms a bit, with some hops expanding in the process. More evident again on the feel, the honey softens the finish and couples with a slight citrus component now with a light carbonation. Not much as for graininess in the texture of the beer, offering a clean almost soda like character. As a result the beer is unexciting yet smooth and innocuous, yet a tad lemony sweet in the end.

Photo of nickthetick
2.71/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear light gold into a Chimay goblet (the only beer glass at my moms) with a finger of foamy head that dissipates rather quickly, however a thin skim is kept up from the steady stream of bubbles from the nucleation site.

S: Light malt, soft honey notes, and a bit of orange.

T: Light malt is the most out there with a very odd honey flavor, either cheap or artificial. there is some citrus but not enough to distract from the cloying sweetness.

MF: Light body, smooth flavor, moderate effervescence.

O: Moderate beer that would be great as part of a summer shandy, fairly refreshing but a tad too sweet.

Photo of nimrod979
2.82/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I used to remember liking this beer before I got into "real" craft beers so I was kind of excited to see how this one still held up.

Pours a rather unenthusiastic clear golden color with a slight hint of white head.

Aroma of faint citrus and honey. You pick up on the honey a bit more but it's still not enough to really grab you.

Taste is sweet. Sweet honey and citrus. perhaps even some sweet malt balancing and and wheaty finish. Kind of bland. Medium-light bodied. Wasn't the greatest but it isn't all that bad either. Still there would be other beers I would crave on a hot summer day.

Photo of EagleTalon
3.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

3.2% ABW (4.0% ABV) Version from Crest Foods in Oklahoma.

Pours to a rapidly receding head and clear yellow gold color. Aroma is weak pale and wheat malt with a hint of floral and citrus. Flavor is clean and weak, can't discern much of what the label promises other than the wheat and some malt sweetness. A blah and mediocre beer. not bad tasting, just lacking any distinct character. It is refreshing and feels good going down. Better than drinking a regular BMC but that's it.

Photo of Treyliff
3.02/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a pale yellow with big foamy white head that reduces to a solid layer that lasts long after the pour. Good lacing.

S- Grains and wheat, lemon, a bit sour.

T- A bit of lemony wheat up front, grains, just a touch of malt, Finsihes with a dry slight-hop bitterness. Not as much wheat taste as I would expect.

M- light bodied, crisp carbonation, super creamy mouthfeel for a pale ale.

O- pretty refreshing summer beer. Taste is nothing that stands out but not bad. I was more impressed with appearance and mouthfeel. Not my favorite of the Blue Moon's but would gladly drink these at a tailgate.

Photo of KYGunner
3.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The nose was weak and didn't reveal much but soft wheat, honey, Apple and pear. The flavor, though, surprised me greatly as it was nicely balanced and appropriately measured between wheat malt dryness, honey sweetness, apple crispness and even pear like freshness. This is surprisingly complex as it is macro-brewed and by look and scent a bit boring but the flavor delivers a nice bang for the buck.

Photo of tone77
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of honey, some wheat. Taste is mild, bready, some honey, not a lot of flavor. Feels light in the mouth and overall is an easy drinking beer but nothing special.

Photo of puboflyons
3.17/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

FRom the 355 ml. bottle marked Oct2411-B05100509. The pour is pale yellow with little to no head and relatively clear. The aroma has a sublte mix of wheat and citrus zing but little in the way of honey, at least immediately. The body is thin and average for the style. The taste has a lightly sweet maltiness, some wheat and a thin hop bite at the end. It works on a hot day.

Photo of MikeDL
3.77/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

you can tell the difference between a regular blue moon and this. A different sweet taste

Photo of ChrisCage
3.29/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Photo of TSJ4000
1.96/5  rDev -36.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This is one of the most difficult beers to drink. I felt like I could spread if over my toast in the morning. Not one part of this beverage reminded me of beer whatsoever. I felt like I was choking down spoonful after spoonful of straight honey. Maybe I'm not into overly sweet beers. This is beyond overly sweet though. Two people together couldn't finish a 6 pack of this and it was a hot day trapped on a bus. That says a lot.

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Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat from Coors Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 911 ratings.