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: 985
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 19.8%
Wants: 20
Gots: 258 | 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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Photo of AK_Blake
4.9/5  rDev +61.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

After a 16 hour workday, it really hits the spot, definitely alongside a burger and some bacon :D The unfiltered taste on the tongue is just like "fuck yeah!" It's smooth, has a full flavor, and I always end up heading to the fridge to grab a second one :D (256 characters)

Photo of Chrissythebeerlover
4.6/5  rDev +51.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The most classic Blue Moon if you ask me. I'm a big lover of beer in the summer so obviously this would be my choice. It tastes very wheaty and a bit floral. Another great beer with an orange slice and perfect after a day of work and relaxing on your patio. (260 characters)

Photo of Vashtar
4.37/5  rDev +44.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

What a beer! I loved the hint of honey! It was just enough and it was evenly spread out. I wish I could do the same in my tea.
The smell was amazing.
The taste was a 5, but had an aftertaste of a 2.
It looked appealing and had a nice mouthfeel.
I'm not sure why the rating is so low on this website, but I'd like to run it by a few friends to see if I'm crazy... except I wouldn't want to share! This is one of my new all time favorites. (437 characters)

Photo of scratch69
4.35/5  rDev +43.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Clear golden color with a fingers worth of white head. Very little lacing.

Smell- Wheat with a faint smell of honey and oranges.

Taste- Wheat grain with honey and a light touch of oranges.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied and crisp. Average amount of carbonation. No dry feeling like you get with some honey beers.

Overall- Pretty good, not as good as the regular Blue Moon, But still very enjoyable. (445 characters)

Photo of beergeekofamerica
4.31/5  rDev +42.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Its a great beer for an ale beverage, not the best,but pretty decent wheat beer and excellent for a Belgian beer

Head is excellent for the most part when you pour it into a glass cup as I did to give it a full observation(Although it disappears fast even with proper drinking methods). The carbonation is beautiful and full of bubbles,but not so much carbonation that it would be impossible to drink. The texture is pleasant.

I would now have to describe the taste in such a way as to be accurate. The taste is like Welsh Rarebit in a bottle. Its excellent. The aftertaste sticks with you for a while and its probably among the better in bottle beers when it comes to the cheaper beer.

The smell of the beer is attractive. The moment your nose smells it, you will want to drink it up. If I had any beer that I would have liked to be introduced to when I started drinking, it would be this one. Although that wasn't the case( I was introduced to many other imported beers) .. but this beer is very attractive. (1,011 characters)

Photo of Mojo
4.12/5  rDev +36%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. It pours up a beautiful golden color with a snow white 1 1/2 finger foamy head. There is not much lacing to speak of. Smell is honey, lemon, bread, and malt. Mouthfeel is a little watery, but there is about the right amount of carbonation. The taste is very sweet, but not unpleasant sickeningly sweet. It is inviting and pleasing upfront. The finish is a little overpowered by the front end, but the front end is so nice that I really didn't notice or care. I actually really enjoyed this. (536 characters)

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.08/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sampled earlier this evening on 4/21/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a tulip glass.

Pours a hazy orange-honey in color with a small white head that settles to a thin layer on top. Lots of streaming bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Some spotty lacing is seen with each sip. The aroma is of honey and wheat. The taste is about the same with touch of orange zest coming through as well. Actually a great taste and goes down each. No bitter or harsh aftertaste. A great Spring & Summer brew that is from their "Seasonal Collection". A new brew from Blue Moon I believe. (621 characters)

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.96/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Another Blue Moon product. Let's have a look-see.

Looking like : There's minimal hiss from the breach of security that is the bright yellow bottle cap. The head pours a small 1 finger and eventually settles at a small ring. The body of the beer is actually very pretty - it has hues of honey, gold, and fields of grain. I'm probably being over poetic with the color, but it really is nice. I'll bump this up a half point or so.

Smelling like : Freshly opened box of wheat thins, pretzel, touch of honey, and trailing behind are slight shades of coriander and hop. Medium strength.

Tasting like : Delicious. Wow, maybe one of my favorite Blue Moon offerings. A wheaty, pretzel-like flavor, some spice, light hop, with a drop of honey at the end. Slight burn from carbonation and alcohol that makes the finish pop.

Feeling like : Light to Medium bodied, very carbonated, ends slightly dry and nippy.

Overall : I'd have this again. This was actually not funky (like a lot of Blue Moon specials), and incredibly true to its title. Recommended. (1,047 characters)

Photo of Fiddlersgreen7
3.85/5  rDev +27.1%
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. (277 characters)

Photo of Greenburrito
3.79/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great summer beer. Honey is not overwhelming. Great taste. Easy to drink. Will definitely get it again. (484 characters)

Photo of DirtyMikeandTheBoys
3.78/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've read a lot of reviews on here about this being too sweet. I must have got a more aged batch. Pours a golden straw ale color with good lacing and a 2 inch head. Smells good. You can smell that coors watery smell distinct by all coors brand brews. Tastes good with small hints of wheat and yeast with a small fruit lingering. Had a dry finish, excellent hot weather (368 characters)

Photo of ANiklaus
3.66/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into glass. Appearance is a strong wheat color. Smell is poor with the wheat and honey coming through. The taste is fairly bland with the honey and wheat shining through. The mouthfeel is incredibly smooth though. Very good summer beer, especially for the price this can be picked up for. Compare to Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss. Good summer beer overall. (371 characters)

Photo of Hardsell
3.65/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I got a six pack of bottles from a local store. It seemed to be well-kept and was well-within its date. However, it had a strangely metallic taste, which I later noticed even impacted the smell. I tried it both in the bottle and in a glass, and it retained this quality. It seemed to go away as I got farther down the glass, so maybe it was just a bit of oxidation. Anyway, the true flavor of the beer is pretty tasty, nothing to complain about. However, the honey simply doesn't come through, and without that, which was the main draw for me, it comes across as a far weaker and less robust product than the Belgian White. Kind of just like a wheaty, full-bodied macro. (670 characters)

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.61/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a light golden color with a one finger head of pure white foam. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading to leave a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is biggest of a grassy, clover, and lemon smell mixed with a light wheat aroma. Along with these smells are some very light honey and biscuit aroma as well with just a hint of yeast.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter and crisp flavor with some wheat and a slightly doughy taste. The sweeter flavors are mostly of a honey nature, but also have some flavors of a more sugary sweetness. A bit of lemon comes to the tongue more toward the middle, with the wheat and doughy flavors lessening at the expense of a light biscuit flavor. With a light grassy taste coming to the tongue at the end, one is left with a sweeter but yet somewhat crisp flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the average side. Both are rather nice for complementing the sweeter flavors all while keeping it more on the crisp and refreshing side.

Overall – A bit on the sweeter side but actually rather crisp and refreshing and a pretty easy going summer style brew; just what it is meant to be. (1,386 characters)

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.58/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful amber color and pours a pillowy white head. The bottle says it has honey and citrus taste, and though I could smell both the honey and citrus, I was only able to taste the hint of citrus. Overall, I give it a little above average since I was expecting a stronger hint of honey than I got. (298 characters)

Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.53/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Into a pint glass:

A: golden colored body with a large foamy head with speckled lacing sliding down the sides of the glass. There was barely any carbonation seen rising.

S: mainly honey and lemon with some wheat and orange in the background.

T: mainly the wheat with the lemon and the orange in the background. There were some light malts that were in the background as well. There was a very faint taste of hops at the end.

M: light with a semi-refreshing quality. This was mainly a drinkable beer.

O: this is a decent brew. I was mostly impressed by the appearance but other than that, this is an American Pale Wheat Ale, as far as I know. I might have it again .... maybe (679 characters)

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat has a thick, white head and a clear, bubbly, yellow-gold appearance, with some nice lacing. Aroma is of sour dough and light citrus, and the taste is very strong on the clover honey. This is very sweet, and bread is present. Mouthfeel is slick and medium. Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat finishes mostly dry and easy drinking. Overall, this is a pretty good beer, for those who enjoy flavor beers (which I don’t, generally).

RJT (458 characters)

Photo of tillmac62
3.5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear pale yellow with a nice head. The lacing is average and is not well retained. Nose of Belgian yeast over a light honey sweetness with a touch of citrus. Almost medium bodied with a strong level of carbonation that imparts a nice effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is that of a classic wheat ale, but is quite muted. Light citrus over light honey with just a barely noticeable touch of spice. Nice crisp finish that finishes clean. (457 characters)

Photo of Lionbrew
3.46/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A. Very attractive golden yellow. Small head which quickly diminishes, leaving some lacing that remains throughout.

S. Smells of strong wheat, light sweet smell

T. Light malt, wheat, some spices, sweetness is a little too much for my liking but not overpowering.

M. Medium carbonation, smooth finish

O. An OK beer, which im glad I Tried. Wouldn't turn one down, but wouldn't buy one (386 characters)

Photo of KYGunner
3.45/5  rDev +13.9%
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. (400 characters)

Photo of NCMatt
3.45/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Refreshing taste for a blue moon, but as you'd expect, it's a little thin and has a slight metallic taste. Nothing out of the ordinary for a Coors product. Makes a nice refreshing beer on hotter than sin summer days though! (223 characters)

Photo of 57md
3.42/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The essence of wheat is present in both the flavor and nose. The honey is not so apparent. The finish is unexpectedly dry.

Not a bad effort for a BMC. (151 characters)

Photo of gregb13
3.4/5  rDev +12.2%
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. (266 characters)

Photo of sheeley
3.38/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Wheat colored, light, yellow amber. Pleasing for a summer brew.
Smell: Not great. Smells a bit like cheaper beers such as Miller or Coors. Very pronounced wheat notes with honey.
Taste/mouthfeel: A bit harsh initially, but the taste softens almost immediately to one of refreshing amber and honey. The wheat is still present, especially in the aftertaste.
Overall: Pleasing in taste, this makes a decent summer beer. Similar to Grainbelt or Leinenkugel's Honey weiss. (481 characters)

Photo of schmidtn
3.38/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden pour with a thin head. Lacing was moderate on the wine glass I used.

Everything about the smell is very subtle. Some yeast and honey seems most prevalent.

Honey/sweetness is a major taste in the brew, the carbonation seems to keep it from getting a syrupy taste. Thus good carbonation for the style.

The honey/wheat taste lingers for a bit longer than I would have liked. (387 characters)

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Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat from Coors Brewing Company
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