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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

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BA SCORE
71
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861 Ratings
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Ratings: 861
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.06
pDev: 20.92%
Wants: 14
Gots: 150 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Acquired as part of the Summer Seasonal Variety pack, my final review from the series. Brewed in the style of American Pale Wheat Ales. According to the label, the beer is "a refreshing wheat ale crafted with clover honey for a hint of sweetness and a touch of orange peel for subtle citrus notes." Date on the bottle is September 10, 2012.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to my Blue Moon Pint Glass. Served in the mid 40'sº Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a fizzy head, off white that recedes quickly. Body is a clear golden amber, heavily filtered with ample busy carbonation. Despite having a decent body, based on pale wheat ales, the lacing is nonexistent and head quality is poor. As the usual Blue Moon, nothing too impressive based on appearance alone. 2.5

(Smell) Sweet honey, cereal sweet wheat malts, and not a lot else. Citrus is nonexistent in the nose. Potency is quite low, and underwhelming. 2.5

(Taste) First impressions are a shockingly sweet honey malt front with a sugary-sweet wheat midsection. Really sweet throughout with a honey drag finish. Citrus is notable in trace amounts, perhaps some orange peel around the finish, not enough to balance the flavors. This is one of the sweetest tasting beers Blue Moon has put out on the market to date; the question is whether you would like that kind of thing, perhaps for desert? As for me, I would have preferred a bit of balance to the concoction and maybe even a lighter body for a more drinkable beer overall. 3

(Mouthfeel) Strikingly buzzy, stinging level of carbonation, like a fork across my tongue. A lot of activity on the tongue and the roof of the mouth, calm down! The honey sweetness and cereal malt amps up the profile a bit. Body is medium for the style, light overall. Alcohol presence is low, likely masked by the carbonation or the honey. In all seriousness, turn down the carbonation because it's borderline painful. 2

(Overall) Probably Blue Moon's most unbelieveable beer I've had to date. How can the most basic of basic beer drinkers even stomach it? I found it cloyingly sweet, painfully over carbonated, and with an appearance like most of their other beers- underwhelming and cheap. How a beer like this can score Gold at the 2010 GABF is beyond me. Be very wary of this beer, you may love it like you love desserts, but even for a lawnmower beer, it's a sickly sweet palate wrecking ball, unbalanced and cloying in flavor. I couldn't possibly stomach more than one. 3

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A- pours a pale yellow with big foamy white head that reduces to a solid layer that lasts long after the pour. Good lacing.

S- Grains and wheat, lemon, a bit sour.

T- A bit of lemony wheat up front, grains, just a touch of malt, Finsihes with a dry slight-hop bitterness. Not as much wheat taste as I would expect.

M- light bodied, crisp carbonation, super creamy mouthfeel for a pale ale.

O- pretty refreshing summer beer. Taste is nothing that stands out but not bad. I was more impressed with appearance and mouthfeel. Not my favorite of the Blue Moon's but would gladly drink these at a tailgate.

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Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat from Coors Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 861 ratings.