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Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat - Coors Brewing Company

Blue Moon Summer Honey WheatBlue Moon Summer Honey Wheat

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Ratings: 569
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 21.31%


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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scratch69

Missouri

4.38/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 00:15:41 | More by scratch69
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Vashtar

Texas

4.33/5  rDev +42%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2011 04:43:14 | More by Vashtar
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Mojo

Alabama

4.1/5  rDev +34.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2012 03:56:21 | More by Mojo
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

4.1/5  rDev +34.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2014 02:55:49 | More by BeerWithMike
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jjamadorphd

Florida

3.58/5  rDev +17.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2012 01:40:44 | More by jjamadorphd
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3.53/5  rDev +15.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2012 00:50:33 | More by BeerKangaroo
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +14.8%
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

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 21:11:54 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Lionbrew

Arizona

3.48/5  rDev +14.1%
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

Serving type: on-tap

08-01-2011 00:51:52 | More by Lionbrew
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mjpolzin

Wisconsin

3.43/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My first impression of this beer was a comparison to Cabin Fever by New Glarus as that is also a honey based beer. I liked this one a lot better. It tasted much more refreshing and clean than Cabin Fever.

The taste of honey was just enough to make it a good refreshing summer beer but not so much sweet that it ruined the wheat taste of the beer. It was about what I expected from Blue Moon; probably not as good as their Belgian White but a solid selection.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2011 22:44:21 | More by mjpolzin
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schmidtn

Michigan

3.4/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2011 01:20:58 | More by schmidtn
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

3.4/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a light gold color that is mostly translucent. I anticipated a cloudier pour, but alas, I was mistaken. About a quarter inch white fizzy head that disappears quickly.

S- Lots of honey on the nose. A rather light smell typical of other wheat ales.

T- Starts out with a surprising level of sweetness from the honey. That lingers for a bit, followed by a brief, light wheat taste. That is chased by a bit of hops bitterness, but finished quickly with little aftertaste on the palate.

M- Really light and carbonated. Definitely meant for summer, just like the name says.

Overall, this reminded me of Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss, but was definitely different. I enjoyed the sweetness and then the contrast with a little bitterness. Not sure if I'd seek this one out, but a good change of pace.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 00:02:16 | More by boilermakerbrew
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lwillitz

Florida

3.4/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12-oz bottle into weizen glass

A - crystal-clear straw yellow body under a finger-and-a-half of pure white bubbly foam; very carbonated; not how I prefer a beer to look, but certainly on par for the style; head is short-lived and leaves not a trace of lace

S - grass, faint fruitiness, flowery notes

T - honey-sweetened wheat, citrus, bittersweet citrusy finish

M - light/medium body, high carbonation, crisp and refreshing

O - not bad for a pale wheat

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 23:30:33 | More by lwillitz
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ChrisCage

Alberta (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2011 02:08:15 | More by ChrisCage
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soulfly1492

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Straw, crystal clear. Average head, minimal lacing. Good retention for the style.

Aroma: Light malts. A bit floral. Some sweetness/honey.

Taste: Sweet. Grainy. Pale malts, sweet honey.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Oily.

Overall: Better than expected. Sweet, but nothing complex really. Light and drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2011 21:58:12 | More by soulfly1492
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.38/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

not a bad honey wheat beer, and a decent summer drink. pours less cloudy than the standard blue moon, but there is still plenty of hazy under a one inch white head. smells like a wheat beer, malty, unfiltered, and a touch sweet. floral from the honey. flavor is similar, crisp though, and there isnt much sweetness. there is the essence of honey without all the sugar at the end. feel is not bad, lighter medium body, very sessionable with good carbonation. perhaps just a bit thin for me, but it adds to drinkability. overall i think this is my favorite of the blue moon seasonals, but still not a standout by any stretch of the imagination.

Serving type: on-tap

05-14-2012 19:15:23 | More by StonedTrippin
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garymuchow

Minnesota

3.38/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased for some of the gals with the birthday weekend. Thought I'd give it a go.
Very tame but appropriate yeast character to the aroma. Mildly spicy and tart.
Very very clear gold. Very white head that settle out rather fast.
Mouth feel is quite soft especially with all the carbonation. Moderately light body overall.
Reasonably complex flavor profile. The spices stand out, but aren't excessive (seems like a little cinnamon) and the sweetness is also not overdone. Dries out nicely, but again, not excessively.
This beer is build for drinkability and in that arena it does pretty well. Flavors are well balanced, but could use a little more yeast qualities. This is better than I anticipated. It's a nice drinkable summer ale, done better than many.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 01:06:39 | More by garymuchow
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TonyAlires


3.38/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It's a zesty beer, overall great for summer. The color is a beautiful and deep gold. It is refreshing and somewhat tart as well. Great buzz after a few swallows. I would buy this beer again but it's definitely not on my favorites list. I would recommend trying it over regular Blue Moon, but expect less of the orange-y taste.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2012 05:53:38 | More by TonyAlires
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First off, this may need to be merged with the Honey Moon Summer Beer that also exists. That aside, my highest thanks to Another6Pack who sent this to me in a trade and I have no idea where he may have scored it.

From the CAN: "Seasonal Collection"; "Brewmaster's CAN"; "Wheat Ale Brewed with Orange Peel with Clover Honey Added"; "2010 Gold Medal Winner - Specialty Honey Lager or Ale - Awarded to Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat, was brewed in Golden, CO" along with a reproduction of the GABF medal (!); "Blue Moon, Artfully Crafted"; "Our brewmaster is passionate about crafting Blue Moon, and he's now excited to be able to offer it in CANs. Eliminating nearly all exposure to light and air, and with the special liner preventing any metallic taste, the CAN ensures that the beer is as fresh as when it left the brewery."; "Whether you're relaxing after a day on the mountain or soaking up the sun at concert in the park, our brewmaster's CAN lets you enjoy the same delicious beer that you love on tap at your favorite pub."; "In a fitting tribute to those endless summer days, our Summer Honey Wheat is brewed with clover honey for a subtle hint of sweetness, balanced out with a touch of orange peel for a refreshing citrus finish."

The Crack & Glug produced two fluffy fingers of bone-white head with good retention. It even looked like marshmallow Fluf in the glass! Color was a pale lemon-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled like a wheat beer, kind of tangy and underlain by a light oranginess. I was glad that it was not as strong as the lime I had earlier. Mouthfeel was medium with that light wheat flavor that I will always remember from Drink Your Wheaties afternoon at SPTR, accompanied by a light honey sweetness and on the finish, orange zest. The finish was semi-dry and quite pleasant. I would probably enjoy it more on a hot summer day than on Halloweestmas (it snowed here two days before Hallowe'en).

Serving type: can

10-30-2011 15:14:08 | More by woodychandler
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tjsmith910

Florida

3.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

looks boring and yellowish like a lager but taste like sweet lovely honey beer. hince the name and style. lots of flavor and taste. great mouth feel. a lot better tasting than looking. heavy like all blue moon lines of beers but well worth the feel. just more quality from this company.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 01:52:06 | More by tjsmith910
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ckollias

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Light clear golden ale with a frothy 1-finger white head after a violent pour. Quickly dissipates into a wispy lace leaving a long trail all the way down the glass.

S: Surprising the first thing I smelled with the beer was hops. My second sniff was more of bread and honey. It is not overwhelming power but pleasant to the nose.

T: Light crisp and refreshing taste. The wheat and honey are blended nicely with the hops coming through in end a little.

M: Thin body and medium carbonation.

O: I wasn’t thrilled to try this beer but was rather pleasantly surprised. It was a refreshing light well-balanced brew. Nice balance between the wheat and honey.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2011 01:47:25 | More by ckollias
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brandoncox

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very clear gold and straw hue.

Skunkiness and honey followed by a faint nickel nose. Slight floral hops in there for good measure.

I appreciate that the beer isn't overly sweet from the honey but it doesn't have much of a wheat characteristic. It is mainly balanced by malts and I barely get any traces of wheat.

Thin body which clumps into foam while on the palate. Medium to high carbonation. I actually like how the body isn't overly thick, it suits the rest of the beer's offerings.

Decent effort from Blue Moon and it's definitely better than their highly advertised belgian wheat, which made me sick last time I tried to session it. Nothing I'd pick up often through the summer season though. Much better summer seasonals and even wheat beers for that matter.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2011 21:32:40 | More by brandoncox
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Ahoyhoyindeed

New Jersey

3.23/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Your typical summer beer adding lemon and honey to an otherwise okay wheat ale. Compares easily to Sam Summer except it is sweeter. Makes up for where Blue Moon fails in that you do not have to add a piece of fruit to it, but only does so in already adding the fruit and sugar. Good refreshing beer for summer barbeques, but nothing stand out about it.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2011 18:04:11 | More by Ahoyhoyindeed
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kojevergas

Texas

3.23/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

33cl brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a hefeweissbier glass in Los Angeles. Reviewed live. Acquired as part of a blue moon sampler pack.

A: Two finger head of fair cream and thickness. Good retention. Colour is a transparent cloudy light copper.

Sm: Honey, light orange peel, and a bit of clover, as per the label. Some cream. A mild strength scent.

T: Orange peel, light honey, and clover. Some more spices are also present in smaller quantities. Maybe even nutmeg? It's a bit off-balance, but built decently. Cream comes through in the third act. I do like it for what it is, but it's a touch simple.

Mf: Smooth if sharp, and wet. It somewhat suits the flavours, but certainly isn't tailored to them.

Dr: It's pretty drinkable, rather affordable, and of limited quality. For Coors, it's not bad.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2011 06:50:58 | More by kojevergas
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jsisko01

Michigan

3.23/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a pale yellow color with a centimeter thick head that dissipates quickly. Has very nice lacing.

Smell - Sweet with honey. I also detect wheat. That's it.

Taste - Pale malts, very sweet with a light honey flavor, wheat, and citrus.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied with mild carbonation.

Overall - This is a pretty good honey beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2012 03:25:03 | More by jsisko01
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2012 20:15:49 | More by tone77
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Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat from Coors Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 569 ratings.