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: 256 | 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 UCLABrewN84
3/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Best by 10/5/15.

Pours a clear gold with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is quite subtle with some grain, wheat, and slight honey aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet grain, wheat, and corn flake flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is decent but fairly boring in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle. (578 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving only a thin ring of bubbles around the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of honey and wheat are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has hints of sweetness and flavors of honey followed by wheat and malts along with some hints of oranges.
M: It feels a little more than light-bodied on te palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is rather flavorful, although I think the honey and sweetness detracted from its drinkability. (641 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.35/5  rDev +10.6%
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. (642 characters)

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. (840 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
2.23/5  rDev -26.4%
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. (534 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
3.2/5  rDev +5.6%
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. (832 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
2.91/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on tap at Teak on the Hudson in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a crystal clear dark golden honey yellow to light copper in color with some moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy white head that quickly reduced to a thin film covering the majority of the surface and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: There is really not much to the smell of this beer - light aromas of wheat and grainy malts along with some hints of honey sweetness and grassy hops.

T: This beer has a light to moderate flavor of wheat and grainy malts with some hints of honey sweetness and some orange citrus. Additionally there is a very light bitterness from the grassy hops but that bitterness does not linger at all.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: This beer is nothing real special but it is enjoyable and easy to drink, I could easily see this being a good session beer for an outdoor cookout in the hot summer. (1,044 characters)

Photo of mothman
2.35/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Served in a pint glass with the orange slice of course.

1 finger of white head that faded down leaving a bit of lace. Color is a slightly hazed golden orange.

Aroma: Fairly similar to blue moon. Wheat, coriander, spice, lemon zest, and orange peel. The honey flavor is very artificial.

Taste: Much like the nose, but very bland. Typical wheat beer flavors with a fake tasting honey.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and spritzy. Light bodied with a medium to high amount of carbonation. Ends dry.

Overall, a very boring wheat beer. Fake tasting and bland. I'd choose something else. (572 characters)

Photo of woodychandler
3.27/5  rDev +7.9%
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). (1,933 characters)

Photo of tdm168
2.38/5  rDev -21.5%
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. (282 characters)

Photo of Billolick
2.73/5  rDev -9.9%
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.

Avoid (428 characters)

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.23/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A light hazy colored brew with white soapy froth. Aroma is sweet with lemon, honey and bread. In the taste, lemon and honey. Faint bitterness does little to stand in the wat malty dextrins. Light body with a smooth medium carbonation. Overall, this is a ok beer, it is refreshing in its ways. Not bad. (301 characters)

Photo of tobelerone
2.76/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Very light, clear yellow beer without much head. What's there falls fast, leaving a thin, wispy band on top. Lace is thin and falls quickly.

Almost no nose at all; just hints of wheat and a light honey sweetness.

Not bad tasting per se, just very lightly flavored, touch of wheat, pale malt, and honey which gives a mild but non-offensive sweetness. Not much flavor, just enough to go along with the thin body and medium carbonation to make this a passable summer quencher. Short finish, dry, very easy to drink. Still wouldn't buy it and would easily go for something like Southern Tier's Hoppe Sun if this were the type of beer I was looking for.

Not terrible but not very interesting either. (699 characters)

Photo of tone77
3.25/5  rDev +7.3%
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. (251 characters)

Photo of puboflyons
3.17/5  rDev +4.6%
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. (375 characters)

Photo of spinrsx
2.8/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle from CJ's Potsdam NY for 1.75$

Appearance – Clear yello/amber colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains/wheat, corn, grass, light hops

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation. I can taste grains/bread mixed with corn syrup and honey. There is also some grassy notes and a bit of a cooked vegetable flavour. It ends with a slightly sweet aftertaste.

Overall – Not really what I was expecting.. it tastes like a euro-lager in some regards. Nothing really noteworthy.. just a hint of honey. Nothing I would buy again. (722 characters)

Photo of mrfrancis
2.62/5  rDev -13.5%
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. (671 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 gtermi
3.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: The beer pours a clear golden body with a thin white head that quickly fades away.

S: Just smells like every other Blue Moon beer. Some grain and corn and a little bit of wheat.

T: This is actually not too bad. I am getting a bit of honey wheat and some corn and grain.

M: Very carbonated and a thin body.

O: This is not a terrible beer, but nothing I would ever spend my money on again. I could see enjoying this after mowing the lawn on a how summer day, but it would have to be free. (494 characters)

Photo of homebrew311
2.31/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into nonic glass.

A: appearance is a fizzy pale yellow, clear, thin white head, minimal retention, no lacing

S: the nose is very faint. All I detect is some mellow wheat character along with some corn. This is incredibly bland... I really have to search for any aroma at all.

T: taste starts off with faint sweetness, perhaps a touch of honey, then I get a grainy and bready wheat profile. A mild citrus at the end. Again, very bland. This tastes closer to an Adjunct Lager than a Pale Wheat.

MF: light body, high carbonation

O: very underwhelmed by this. At least the standard Blue Moon is a fair representation of its style, this one falls short. I would say this is drinkable because it is very light bodied and goes down easy... but then my question would be, why waste drinking on something so bland? (818 characters)

Photo of garymuchow
3.35/5  rDev +10.6%
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. (757 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 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 Pegasus
2.88/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Depp golden in color, with a small white head, which quickly fades to a dusting of foam on the surface, and a small rime of foam lining the glass walls. The lacing is slight and fine-beaded.

Aroma: Prominent white bread notes, a slight clover honey note, and a ghostly bit of orange peel.

Taste: Prominent wheat flavor throughout, with a wave of honey atop the wheat. The honey actually dominates the flavor throughout, and lingers on past the end of the taste. The orange rind, sad to say seemed absent. The finish was dry, as befits a honey-flavored beer.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, full, with no noticeable carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Not terrible, but not up to the level of good craft beer. Still, it beats a macro lager hands down.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass longneck bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a Chimay chalice. (879 characters)

Photo of BigBry
3.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to ChrisCage for bringing me back this summer beer, it has been waiting patiently in my fridge for a hot summer day to enjoy on the deck.
12 oz brown bottle, with raised Blue Moon Brewing Co. lettering on the shoulder. "A refreshing wheat ale crafted with clover honey for a hint of sweetness and a touch of orange peel for subtle citrus notes. 2010 GABF Gold Medal, Specialty Honey Beer. Crafted with clover honey & orange peel for an award-winning taste that's a fitting tribute to summer"
This is a slightly darker yellow/gold color than expected, big white head to start. Foam lasts, leaving some thin strings of lace.
Smell is slightly sweet, but not much else going on. Touch of citrus in both the smell and taste. After initial citrus flavor, the honey sweetness comes through. Very nice, not too sweet but enough to boost the flavor.
A small amount of wheat beer spiciness at the end. A nice, refrehing and clean flavor. Mouthfeel and body are thin, lots of carbonation keep it crisp and prevent to much sweet stickiness from hanging aroung. Reallt appreciated the honey coming through.
I really liked this beer's thirst quenching ability, not too bland or and not meant to be served 'super chilled'. (1,216 characters)

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Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat from Coors Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.