Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat - Coors Brewing Company
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3.03/5 rDev -1.3%
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.
05-05-2013 20:02:30 | More by metter98
3.05/5 rDev -0.7%
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.
08-27-2011 00:44:12 | More by biboergosum
2.18/5 rDev -29%
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.
06-08-2012 18:28:56 | More by WVbeergeek
3.38/5 rDev +10.1%
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.
05-14-2012 19:15:23 | More by StonedTrippin
3.23/5 rDev +5.2%
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.
08-31-2011 06:50:58 | More by kojevergas
3.3/5 rDev +7.5%
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).
10-30-2011 15:14:08 | More by woodychandler
2.93/5 rDev -4.6%
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.
08-04-2012 12:24:49 | More by dbrauneis
United Kingdom (Wales)
2.3/5 rDev -25.1%
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.
07-28-2011 22:23:35 | More by mothman
3.23/5 rDev +5.2%
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.
06-01-2014 22:12:00 | More by Stinkypuss
2.35/5 rDev -23.5%
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.
08-12-2011 01:08:10 | More by tdm168
2.8/5 rDev -8.8%
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.
11-08-2011 22:57:26 | More by tobelerone
Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat from Coors Brewing Company
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