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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Ratings: 960
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 20.78%
Wants: 18
Gots: 234 | 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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Ratings: 960 | Reviews: 145
Photo of ANiklaus
3.66/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into glass. Appearance is a strong wheat color. Smell is poor with the wheat and honey coming through. The taste is fairly bland with the honey and wheat shining through. The mouthfeel is incredibly smooth though. Very good summer beer, especially for the price this can be picked up for. Compare to Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss. Good summer beer overall.

Photo of SteveJeremy
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Had a tasting of this where I work today; not a bad offering, and it's my second in the Blue Moon library, to be exact. While I only had about a shot glass worth of beer (I got a bottle in my fridge, so I'll be doing a rereview soon, if necessary), it's an effective drinker for the season, however, its clove honey taste and rather mild but effective filling overall make this sort of a Blue Moon Light than a really different product from the traditional Blue Moon. Still, there is a nice difference to this beer that's more on-par with a honey beer that's available year-round rather than a limited-batch shandy during the summertime.

Still, when it comes down to the macrobrew Belgian White wars, I got to side with Shock Top, for, in just two of their beers, I could really taste their complexities and their differences, where both of the Blue Moon offerings that should be drastically different are quietly interchangeable to a degree.

Photo of KYGunner
3.45/5  rDev +12%
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.

Photo of Fiddlersgreen7
3.85/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

While I am not a fan of honey, this beer was actually really good. It will definately be enjoyed again on a hot summer day. The head was very creamy looking with nice lace that quickly disappeared from the glass.

Photo of Greenburrito
3.79/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great summer beer. Honey is not overwhelming. Great taste. Easy to drink. Will definitely get it again.

Photo of pkalix
3.14/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

ya know.... I think ya just need the right stuff at the right time... because I KNEW what to expect from this guy, but the very cold, light, easy-drinking nature while I am hot and sweaty and getting ready for the Kings' Game 3 just tasted pretty darned good. I poured it softly so I wouldn't lose any flavor in the head, and I certainly got the corn-piss-adjunct in it, but it was okay. okay for right now, otherwise i'd be urinating on the bottle just about any other time I would drink it. yeah, I guess I can be a 'snob', but i'm a fair one, no? and as much as I abhor that camel piss swill bud light, they have a pretty decent commercial they're playing during the hockey playoffs....

Photo of charlzm
2.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Consumed June 7th, 2014 directly from the bottle by the pool in a friend's back yard, which should be the optimal consumption environment for this brew.

Appearance cannot be rated properly since I drank directly from bottle, so I'm going with "average" since I couldn't tell.

Aroma was indistinct sweetness and a touch of orange.

Flavor was very mild. Almost no wheat taste (that tell-tale, agreeable metallic zing) nor yeast character (soft powdery notes, floral, peppery, bananas, cloves, etc...) which leaves the tongue wandering around, searching for elusive notes of orange (found it) and honey (got it, too). Seriously muted with bashful flavors all around.

Average mouthfeel with moderate levels of carbonation and medium body.

Overall, a pretty pointless brew, in my opinion. I want to actually taste the ingredients, not pound thin beer water by the pool.

Photo of mjurney
3.03/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance:
Pale gold color, clear. Some carbonation. Thin head.

Aroma:
Very faint. I could smell a little bread and lemon.

Taste/Finish/Body:
sweet, bready, grainy, touch of honey. Some crisp bitterness towards the end, a little lemon-pepper. Finish is very dry, a little chalky. Body is light, dry, a little flat.

Overall:
It's an average beer.

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.23/5  rDev +4.9%
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.

Photo of 4thelvofbeer
1/5  rDev -67.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The stuff is awful. There is just no other word for it. It looks good, but that is where it ends. Smells like staw-corn-piss mixture, nasty coors based yuck! I guess it did not help that I drank a Westy 12 before this, but even if I did'nt, this beer is the pits. Taste is exactly like the smell is and like if it could actually get any worse...the taste goes down hill as it warms and ends with a genuine used toilet water taste. I purchased a 12 pack of the collection including Summer, Regular, Farmhouse, and the Agave Blond, and all of them were equally disgusting nasty beer. The color was different between them all, but other than that, all taste nasty. I just can't get past that nasty wet liquid corn taste ... it is repulsive. I am not totally against Coors as Coors light would rank a 5 against this nasty-ass shit.

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.61/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

Photo of tillmac62
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear pale yellow with a nice head. The lacing is average and is not well retained. Nose of Belgian yeast over a light honey sweetness with a touch of citrus. Almost medium bodied with a strong level of carbonation that imparts a nice effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is that of a classic wheat ale, but is quite muted. Light citrus over light honey with just a barely noticeable touch of spice. Nice crisp finish that finishes clean.

Photo of ArchimedesSox
3.03/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a golden, ever so slightly amberish color with a 2 finger white head that hangs around for a bit leaving little lacing in a 16oz pub glass.

Smell is not impressive with a little bit of a malty smell and maybe a little bit of honey.

Taste is of the malts and honey, but not very impressive. Was looking for much more flavor.

Mouthfeel is creamy, velvety with not much to it.

Overall, I would drink this if it was all I had but I will probably go for the traditional bluemoon before I bought this again.

Photo of beergeekofamerica
4.31/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Its a great beer for an ale beverage, not the best,but pretty decent wheat beer and excellent for a Belgian beer

Head is excellent for the most part when you pour it into a glass cup as I did to give it a full observation(Although it disappears fast even with proper drinking methods). The carbonation is beautiful and full of bubbles,but not so much carbonation that it would be impossible to drink. The texture is pleasant.

I would now have to describe the taste in such a way as to be accurate. The taste is like Welsh Rarebit in a bottle. Its excellent. The aftertaste sticks with you for a while and its probably among the better in bottle beers when it comes to the cheaper beer.

The smell of the beer is attractive. The moment your nose smells it, you will want to drink it up. If I had any beer that I would have liked to be introduced to when I started drinking, it would be this one. Although that wasn't the case( I was introduced to many other imported beers) .. but this beer is very attractive.

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.08/5  rDev +32.5%
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.

Photo of Bockrules
3.13/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

poured from the bottle into a Weizen glass

A - Pours a straw-gold capped by a one-finger astringent head. Streams of carbonation can be seen rising from the bottom of the glass. Head is gone half way down the glass.

S - Really not much upon opening the bottle save a little bit of wheat malt and tiny amount of orange peel. Smell becomes a bit more pronounced in the glass and open up a bit touches of honey love as promised.

T - Starts off fine with honey and wheat malt. In the body the honey really takes over and almost seem sickly sweet in contrast to the light hops and wheat backbone. This dichotomy grows as the beer passes over the back of the tongue and hop notes become more pronounced. Honey, orange rind and stale wheat malt finish.

M - On the heavier side of light bodied with substantial carbonation. Fizzy and slightly creamy as it passes over the back of the tongue, this is actually the best part of the beer by far.

It tastes about like they just poured Honey into the standard Blue moon. This ends of being more of a bad thing as the coriander is lost and replaced with sticky sweetness that almost seems out of place. The decent mouthfeel is the only redeeming quality of this beer, which I suspect will never purchase again unless it (again) finds its way into a variety pack on sale. Life is too short to drink mediocre beer.

Photo of JamesStreet
2.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from 12 oz bottle to plastic cup as that is all I had working out of town.
A- rather translucent, golden color with a moderate white , bubbly head. Normal looking pale wheat ale.
S- smells of malted wheat, corn syrup, slight bit of honey but not much else.
T- after the wheat you get a tinge of Apple /pear type fruit. Again, the corn syrup taste comes in but really can't find a taste of honey at all. Not a bit of hop presence except for a almost unnoticeable bitter on the end. Again, like the nose, rather underwhelming.
M- light medium mouthfeel with slight carbonation. Just not that much going on.
O- part of the perils of working in small, middle-of-nowhere towns means the selection is next to nil. This is a pretty average-tasting drink. Rather boring.

Photo of metter98
3.03/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Photo of gtermi
3.08/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of xacidx
1.16/5  rDev -62.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Good for drinking after mowing the lawn. Too bad I hate mowing the lawn.

Photo of Jadjunk
2.75/5  rDev -10.7%
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

Coors Brewing Company's
Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat
2.78/5.00

Photo of Mojo
4.12/5  rDev +33.8%
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.

Photo of Treyliff
3.02/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.58/5  rDev +16.2%
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.

Photo of Pegasus
2.88/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat from Coors Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 960 ratings.