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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

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Summer

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Added by Atlas1 on 06-17-2011

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Reviews: 134 | Ratings: 1,044
Photo of Skugga
2.4/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

First things first...this is my first. I have no experience with alcohol other than what I've tried, so his is the first I've genuinely tasted. The first thing to note is that it has a nice golden color which is very appealing, but that's about all that's good about it. Smell wise, it smells just like stale bread, nothing really appealing about the smell...but I bet it could be worse. Taste is the biggest disappointment, but I can see some appeal. It tastes just like Kombatcha tea except there's a lesser alcohol taste to this than the tea, the tea tastes like stale bread so this not only smells of stale bread but tastes of it too which isn't appealing. I can, however, see the appeal if you enjoy wheat ales...I am not one of those people apparently. Feel is pretty good though, it's quite smooth and the bubbles make the tongue tingle a bit which is nice...nothing offensive here. Overall it's not amazing, but it's not bad. I think this one is an acquired taste.

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Photo of laketang
3.63/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

color is light and refreshing , haqs a golden look
small head but lots of bubbles rising
has a sweet malty smell, some hoppiness
balanced malt and a touch of honey make this easy to drink

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Photo of Brewsky18
3.69/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Clear golden with small white head that fades fairly quick. Leaves some lacing.
S - Bread smells mostly with a touch of honey.
T - That wheat taste is there mostly then is backed up by sweet notes which must be the orange and honey although they're not very obvious.
M - Smooth feel with a light to moderate body with low carbonation. Goes down easy.
O - Tastes good and is real easy to drink. Flavours probably lend themselves to a summer beer but it still tastes great.

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Photo of chinchill
3.09/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz 2015 bottle in pint glass.

A: golden straw color with a very good white head with fairly high duration. Sheets of lacing upon tipping the glass. Plenty of visible carbonation.

A lightly sweet, mild flavored, and light bodied beer. Intended to be served cold on hot days, this beer holds up better than some other summer beers to warming. Some malt and wheat flavor lingers into the finish along with a modicum of light orange flavor. Surprisingly floral aroma.

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Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 11/23/2015. Pours lightly hazy golden yellow color with a 2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, honey, wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aroma with good balance of pale malt, honey/orange peel, fruity yeast, and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon orange peel, pear, apple, honey, wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, honey, wheat, cracker, biscuit, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance and robustness of pale malt, honey/orange peel, fruity yeast, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Fair amount of dryness after the finish as well. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a good Pale wheat ale style. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt, honey/orange peel, fruity yeast, and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Libeertarian
2.97/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Clear golden amber with fine, bright white head of weaker retention. Forms a decent and lasting film on the liquid surface at least. Lots of flecks and chunks, yellowish tan in color, which tend to congregate at the bottom, but still many in suspension. Smells estery, leaning towards lemons, perhaps a touch of honey. Strong extra virgin olive oil note, I'm assuming some sort of phenol. I really wanted to prove the naysayers wrong here, but the flavor is just not that great. Not nasty, of course, but really not much worth mentioning. But I'll give it the old high-school drop out try! Too sweet! Yes, there's honey, real honey even. But where is the wheat? The malt? Certainly no hops or spices or yeast character to speak of. Ranting aside, it is drinkable. About like a Dos Equis Lager Especial or a Rolling Rock, only sweeter! I will admit that there is orange peel or whatever it's supposed to be barely coming through in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel was a little less of a disappointment. Light, watery, and spritzy, arguably making the sweetness more tolerable. But this is a wheat beer, not a Mellow Yellow! Anyways, cheers! It's refreshing, and I'll drink it again if my options are limited.

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Photo of gmobsta
4/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not as bad as all the other reviewers make it out to be and surprised me with its 5.2% ABV! I picked it up 12 pack for 8 bucks and it was well worth it!

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Photo of BeerPredator
2.48/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Really disappointed in this brew. Slight honey smell, faint honey richness on a sip that lingers for a bit. Sweetness immediately present on first sip. Mouthfeel comparable to an adjunct lager but with honey, and with less carbonation.

Overall, a sad offering from Blue Moon. Travesty even calling itself a wheat beer, as it demonstrates almost no wheat beer attributes. Only positive thing I can say about it is that its sweetness makes it approachable to non craft beer drinkers.

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Photo of sjones5045
3.4/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5


What can you say. It tastes like a slightly different version of the standard Blue Moon. It's just ok but a good BBQ beer when no craft beer choices.

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Photo of SometimesIfart
3.32/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I'm not here to give a usual novel sized review as I typically do. Let's just call this beer what it rally is. An adjunct lager with a touch of honey and citrus. Well balanced, and devoid of off putting flavors.

A true everypersons beer.

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Photo of RJLarse
2.7/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Part of a summer seasonal 12 pack, poured in to a schooner.

Pours a bright yellow/gold color, clear, with a frothy white head. Torrents of bubbles rising in the glass.

Something about the smell is not real good. Kind of a funky sweet aroma.

Taste is also not quite there, A bitter sweet flavor up front with kind of a cider-like finish.

Mouthfeel is light and clean, with a dry bitter aftertaste.

Overall a questionable brew. Not something I would have again.

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Photo of MicTar
3.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Wiezen glass

Look: clear golden with a white foam. Head only lasted a few seconds ( may have been how I poured it)

Smell: subtle hints of bread and honey

Taste: wheat/ grassy flavor. Did not taste the honey or citrus (may be that I have not learned to pick out all the flavor a yet). Flavor did linger for a few seconds after swallow.

Feel: mild and smooth with a slight carbonation. Felt it I the mouth and throat after swallowing for a bit.

Overall: I enjoyed the beer as a nice drinking beer. Possibly one I could eat food with as the taste is not overpowering.

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Photo of JeffBlue
2.25/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

(bottle 7/19) Quenched my thirst on this hot day, but isn't really a style that I enjoy. Probably won't have again.

Blue Moon (favorable)
Farmhouse Red Saison (unfavorable)

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Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.3/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A nice light bodied brew that brings on an authentic honey taste with hints of orange peel and citrus then ends with a bIscuity like finish. Not bad for blue moon and the macro company that it represents.

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Photo of xboxhueg
3.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

A crystal clear wheat beer? Really? Even regular blue moon has some haze and sediment. Anyway, can't complain it was 105F here today and it's really refreshing. Very light and soft, tastes like a BMC et al, with some slight funk.

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Photo of DrunkIrishman
3.33/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I can't say I'm a huge fan of the Blue Moon brand of beers (except for the Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale). I was a bit hesitant to try the Summer Honey Wheat based on previous experiences. But, I decided to put my big boy pants on, and give the Summer Honey Wheat a go. I'm glad I did.

Poured a 12oz bottle into a frosted mug.

I noticed right away a nice golden color under a creamy-white head that, sadly, didn't stick around very long. For the first two minutes this beer was GORGEOUS! Some active carbonation rising from the bottom of my mug, but not much. Minimal lacing. Meh.

I found the aroma lacking.Honey notes for sure. A bit a caramel. Some wheat bread, lemongrass, and very faint orange and citrus. Kind of disappointing.

Aroma aside, this beer tasted pretty good. Honey is the dominate flavor with a hint of caramel and toasted wheat bread. What hop additions are in this have added a citrus bitterness that cuts the sweetness of the honey quite nicely. Orange peel? Didn't really notice. But it's still an enjoyable beer.

I found this beer to have a medium-dry to medium mouth feel. Crisp enough quench a thirst and make you want more, but heavy enough to let you know you're not drinking water. Could use more carbonation though. I could certainly understand why someone could almost accuse this of being flat.

Overall, Blue Moon's Summer Honey Wheat isn't a bad beer. Sure, there's room for improvement, but I've had worse beers in my life. I'd certainly buy this again.

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Photo of reop013
3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

One of the better Blue Moon variants; it is very refreshing, perfect for a hot summer day. The aroma has a slight honey smell. Not much ABV to it so you can probably down two or three.

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Photo of DirtyMikeandTheBoys
3.78/5  rDev +25.6%
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

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Photo of Billolick
2.73/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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.


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Photo of dg18
3.09/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a nice clear summer sun yellow. Smell and taste are heavy on the honey and wheat up front, with a dryer finish. A bit sweet for me, but goes down easy on a warm summer evening.

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Photo of Antc2382
3.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This is actually not that bad. Never really a fan of Coors/Blue Moon but this was decent. I will not rave about it- you know this is mass produced- but it was ok to drink at a Yankee game.

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Photo of mrfrancis
2.62/5  rDev -13%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a rich, clear gold with a fizzy white head that disappears within seconds.

S: Subtle aromas of wheat, honey, and lemon are just barely detectable on the nose.

T: Mellow notes of wheat, cream, straw, honey, biscuit, grass, and lemon wash across the palate. The finish is smooth and sweet, offering a final flourish of honey and wheat flavors.

M: Light to medium in body and initially sticky, though it dries out quickly. Typical of most Coors products, the carbonation is very firm, active, and heavy. This is harder to drink than I was expecting.

O: A very bland ale. Though it wasn't great, I think I prefer the original Honey Moon to this new incarnation.

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Photo of 57md
3.42/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.96/5  rDev +31.6%
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.

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Photo of NCMatt
3.45/5  rDev +14.6%
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!

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Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat from Coors Brewing Company
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