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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Reviews: 123 | Hads: 985
Photo of Treyliff
3.02/5  rDev -0.3%
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. (607 characters)

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.58/5  rDev +18.2%
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. (298 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 lancecenter
2.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A - straw yellow, slightly more opaque than your standard macro lager. Very little head retention and lacing.

S - Not much there. Honey on top of adjunct grains.

T - Barley, lime, and honey.

M - A lot of carbonation. Too crisp. I'm not a fan.

O - It's drinkable. I could pound these down after having a couple of real beers first. I was very disappointed to start the night off with one though.

My advice: stay away. It's basically Coors Original + honey. That's it. (473 characters)

Photo of Kooz
3.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint glass. Pale golden yellow color with very little head.

Not much smell, a bit of wheat, slightly sour.

Tastes Pretty good. It's got a pleasant sweetness with a honey aftertaste, and a nice crispness to it. Not much depth, but it's nice for what it is.

This has a nice mouthfeel, good body, nice feel and crispness.

Overall, despite low marks for the look and nose, this is a good beer. I imagine it's nice and crisp on a hot summer day. (468 characters)

Photo of PorterLambic
1.83/5  rDev -39.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a pale, watery yellow with a white head that dissappears so fast you better not blink. Lace, what lace?
Smell is missing in action. Just the faintest suggestion of malt, nothing.
Taste is better with some malt, some hops and a sweetness that must be from the honey.
Medium bodied, lighter effervescence than I expected. Nothing to recommend it though. Regular Blue Moon is preferable. Somewhat warming after 1/2 a glass. (426 characters)

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Light clear golden color with a white head that lasted only a few seconds. No lacing left on the glass, and a lot of visable carbonation.

Smell: Grass grains and some sweetness.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Light bodied and smooth. Some mild bitterness and a slight honey after taste that did not last long.

Overall: Honestly, it taste like they took Coors Light and added honey to it. It is not a complex as other Blue Moons that Coors makes. It is enjoyable and I do like the Blue Moon and Coors beers, just seems like they really didn't put a lot of effort into this one. (616 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 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 darkstar12
2.6/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

On tap into a pint glass at Tommy's Pizza, Huntsville, AL

A: standard golden color, thin head that dissipates quickly, no lacing whatsoever

S: little bit of hoppiness, but not much beyond that

T: Pretty empty - bitterness of some hops, that's about it

M: clawing, syrupy, very little carbonation, almost flat - stuck to my tongue longer than I wanted it to

O: Not a good effort by Blue Moon, their year-round offering is much better, stick with that (454 characters)

Photo of DiddyP
2.87/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours clear golden into a pint glass. 1 finger head lingered for a minute. Light smell, mostly honey and not too wheaty. First drink is lacking, but sweetness builds as I continue to imbibe. Mouthfeel is a little harsh for my taste, but crispness lends itself well to this record hot June evening. Hops are nonexistent, a floral nose would be awesome. Honey lingers on lips and corners of mouth. Definitely drinkable. (417 characters)

Photo of Rantingfury
3.2/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured from a bottle to a glass. I was greeted with a two finger tan head that faded quick to minimal lacing. The color was a clear golden hue. The aroma is shows citrus, sweetness from the honey and wheat malt. Any hops must be of a citrus type that goes well with the orange peel. The taste starts off with the malt and orange peel notes fading to the sweetness of the honey on the finish. The mouthfeel was average some carbonation, but the beer was thin in body. This actually plays better in hot weather in my opinion for a summer beer. Overll this isn't a great beer, but it is a seriously drinkable summer beer. It's refreshing and in the deep south welcome on a day that is reaching the upper 80's in temps. (717 characters)

Photo of tjsmith910
3.23/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

looks boring and yellowish like a lager but taste like sweet lovely honey beer. hince the name and style. lots of flavor and taste. great mouth feel. a lot better tasting than looking. heavy like all blue moon lines of beers but well worth the feel. just more quality from this company. (286 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 camsrams89
2.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First review! I've been reading reviews for a while now and figured i'd give it a go.

A- Mostly clear with dark orange tint. Poured into a beer mug and left a very small head.
S- Strong smell of citrus and lemon with an unpleasant skunky odor.
T- Tastes of citrus that is overpowering with a moderate bitterness. After taste of wheat which is quite nice.
M- Light on bubbles and carbonation
O- Overall I think this beer would do just fine on a hot summer day but when other options are present I would skip on the Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat (543 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 TonyAlires
3.36/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It's a zesty beer, overall great for summer. The color is a beautiful and deep gold. It is refreshing and somewhat tart as well. Great buzz after a few swallows. I would buy this beer again but it's definitely not on my favorites list. I would recommend trying it over regular Blue Moon, but expect less of the orange-y taste. (326 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 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 atr2605
2.62/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A-pours a clear yellow color with a white head with poor retention
S-honey, faint green apple and wheat
T-pretty heavy honey flavor with the hops providing some bitterness but not lending much flavor. much sweeter than expected
M-light bodied
O-About what I would expect for a blue moon seasonal. Not great and won't seek it out again (334 characters)

Photo of jsisko01
3.24/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a pale yellow color with a centimeter thick head that dissipates quickly. Has very nice lacing.

Smell - Sweet with honey. I also detect wheat. That's it.

Taste - Pale malts, very sweet with a light honey flavor, wheat, and citrus.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied with mild carbonation.

Overall - This is a pretty good honey beer. (345 characters)

Photo of lwillitz
3.38/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12-oz bottle into weizen glass

A - crystal-clear straw yellow body under a finger-and-a-half of pure white bubbly foam; very carbonated; not how I prefer a beer to look, but certainly on par for the style; head is short-lived and leaves not a trace of lace

S - grass, faint fruitiness, flowery notes

T - honey-sweetened wheat, citrus, bittersweet citrusy finish

M - light/medium body, high carbonation, crisp and refreshing

O - not bad for a pale wheat (457 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 TSJ4000
1.96/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This is one of the most difficult beers to drink. I felt like I could spread if over my toast in the morning. Not one part of this beverage reminded me of beer whatsoever. I felt like I was choking down spoonful after spoonful of straight honey. Maybe I'm not into overly sweet beers. This is beyond overly sweet though. Two people together couldn't finish a 6 pack of this and it was a hot day trapped on a bus. That says a lot. (429 characters)

Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.53/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Into a pint glass:

A: golden colored body with a large foamy head with speckled lacing sliding down the sides of the glass. There was barely any carbonation seen rising.

S: mainly honey and lemon with some wheat and orange in the background.

T: mainly the wheat with the lemon and the orange in the background. There were some light malts that were in the background as well. There was a very faint taste of hops at the end.

M: light with a semi-refreshing quality. This was mainly a drinkable beer.

O: this is a decent brew. I was mostly impressed by the appearance but other than that, this is an American Pale Wheat Ale, as far as I know. I might have it again .... maybe (679 characters)

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