Blue Moon Agave Nectar Ale - Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Agave Nectar AleBlue Moon Agave Nectar Ale

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Ratings: 837
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3
pDev: 19.67%
Wants: 12
Gots: 156 | FT: 0
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 04-08-2012

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Photo of Billolick
3.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle, Sept0212 etched onto the neck of the bottle

Pours near clear, near yellowy lighter amber. Larger bubble, quickly departing head. Minor to no lacing.

A hint of wheat on the nose.

OK, working on staying positive, but this is some pretty insipid stuff.

More wheaty malts, not sure what agave nectar is supposed to taste like, but this one is on the sweeter side as advertized on the upper label

Only made it through about half of the bottle, rest went down the drain...

Photo of WVbeergeek
2.71/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Brilliant clear golden body with a massive white head, forms a thick band of lacing with each sip. Not bad smelling initially some biscuit malts, sharp wheat, and earthy quality. Pretty muted at first, but after a few sips and I let it warm there's the agave nectar, slightly syrupy notes arising. Flavor has more cereal grain, sharp wheat notes, and lingering sweetness that comes off as a simple syrup. I can see how this stuff could get fermented into Tequila, sharp sweet character from the agave additions. I'm not sure that it helps the flavor any. It's actually tooth numbingly sweet, and it doesn't help the overall beer any. I could definitely pass on this the next time, bad idea. I could see that if it was inspired by trips across Mexico. Mouthfeel is pretty cloying the sweetness is just too much ferment and distill this out into a new hybrid Tequila before drinking it. Light to medium boy linger residual sugars are the part I'm having a hard time with, carbonation no complaints in that department. Overall, hard to consume just not an enjoyable flavor profile, that's as constructive as I can be.

Photo of OKbrew89
2.55/5  rDev -15%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Sickly pale yellow color with a small head that leaves no foam. Aroma is bready with an unidentifiable sweetness. The taste is wheat malts with a slightly sweet agave finish. Light body and light carbonation. Just too watery in the MF. The appearance is off-pudding and feel is way too watery, but the agave ultimately shows up.

Photo of watermelonman
2.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This poured to a pale and clear shade of orange, without any fanfare and a lone thin ring of lace.

The smell is reasonable, made up of malt, grain, and a few hints of various sugars. Agave, according to the label, but I would have a tough time positively identifying that. The taste is a little less interesting but a little more appealing, sharing the malt and sugar, and real or perceived I did get the agave this time. A touch of bitterness dots the finish. Mouthfeel is somewhat sharp.

Beats regular Blue Moon, but that is a low bar.

Photo of dacrza1
2.11/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

DATE TASTED: February 22, 2014... GLASSWARE: Weihenstaphaner weizen .. OCCASION: final night to cheer on our winter Olympians... APPEARANCE: copper-gold body with uneven effervescence; thin, off-white head presents no immediate thickness; no tracing = not inviting... AROMA: pungent,, malty; tougher to pick out thee agave--comes across more as a candied apple...PALATE: a bit dry; slight, oily mouthfeel--drinkable but indistinguishable...TASTE: tangy, metallic aftertaste; malty, syrupy sweet; some fruity, lemony wheatgrass too; rather bland, however, like an original Blue Moon that got itself confused at the factory... OVERALL: I feared this review--not interested in slamming tonight--and yet the beer did not repulse as its first summer sampling had--only wet my lips and slightly refreshed my thirst...did the delayed rating weaken its taste? ...

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.18/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours clear and golden, with a white finger width head. Fair retention. Lacing is spotty at best, with poor stick.

Smell - Smells... like an adjunct lager. Odd. Grainy and sweet.

Taste - Light. Grains and sweetness mostly, with a bit of wheat poking through mid-taste. Sweetness from the agave can be tasted throughout, but really shows most in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body with a crisp bite from the carbonation. Semi-dry finish.

Overall - Not much to this brew; I think it's ambition is greater than the end result. Drinks closer to an adjunct lager than a pale wheat ale. I wouldn't buy this again, but I'd accept if offered.

Photo of tdm168
3.08/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - clear golden orange with a thin, soft, fizzy white head that dissipates quickly

S - grainy, very sweet

T - caramel, grains, husk, sweet, mild bitterness

M - light to medium bodied, crisp, a bit sugary and sticky

This isn't really anything to write home about. If this were less grainy it would probably do better. If there was a more pronounced wheat presence offering some more husk and straw notes, then the sweetness would be a bit more balanced. As it stands it's a bit bland offering only faint notes of agave which are masked by an intense, sugary sweetness. This was nice to try and tick, but I won't be having it again.

Photo of secondtooth
3.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clean golden amber with fine white head. Virtually no lace here.

Aroma is sweet and malty. I get tones of honey and a wee bit of hops. Not bad.

Taste is, as expected, malty and sweet. The agave nectar imbibes a honey-like sweetness that I can't get past. To it's credit, it drinks smoothly, but there's a distinct lack of complexity and a one-dimensionality that kills this one for me. Average at best.

Photo of jploving
3.32/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I picked this ole jewel up at my regular grocery store for $7.37.
I have had several Blue Moon products over the years and although I would not consider them a top notch innovator in the industry, I still enjoy their products.
This particular product caught my eye when it read "agave"---I know what it is but have no idea what it is supposed to taste like---so i bought it.
I assume that agave is sweet like unroasted barley and corn....that was pretty much what I got out of it. I have no idea if they use adjucts in their beer but it posessed that type of sweetness----and just enough bitterness to identify. Nice body- mouthfill and body were on par for a 5.6% abv.
I wish i could give a better reveiw, but I could not pull any real complexity from this beer....I liked it-better than my budget beer I usually keep in stock-bolder sweetness if nothing else-but not enough to spend $7.37 on it again.
Looks like i am going to have to give this a slightly better than average rating...3.25

Photo of Fatehunter
1.87/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Straw color with almost a finger of head. Descent looking.
Metallic smelling with a candy smell, probably the agave? Still, it doesn't really come out well.
Tastes like water, then a sweetness like kool-ade. The sweetness, without changing, lasts until the end.
Lighter body with some fizzyness to it.
A below average beer overall. Not a hint of blond ale in it. It's really just an agave booze drink.

Photo of harpo111
2.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This is an OK offering from Blue Moon...mine says Agave Nectar Ale...I suppose it is the same as the blonde..is a blone ale.
A: Yellow with a little lacing when pored
S: Sweet...you can kinda get an agave like hint in there
T: Wheat, sweet, Agave ...a little citrus hint...like a really sweet Blue moon Wheat..but with no Belgian spices
M: very smmmmoooth...on a hot day these things would go down like water...
Overall...not a bad beer. Sweet, kinda tangy...smooth...not over carbonated...you could drink a bunch of these...not too filling.
Descent..but a plain Blue Moon Whitbeer would be better...

Photo of jtierney89
2/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Clear deep golden hue with white head. Honestly taste like a full bodied American pale lager with a hint of agave flavoring. Full body, rich cereal grains, finishes clean with a faint lingering agave sweetness. Pretty bland, drinkable. Slightly tart possibly from the agave, gains a little bit of Pucker like flavor as you keep drinking. I was hoping for more agave flavor, if that's what your looking for you'll be severely let down with a mediocre grainy beer.

Photo of Treyliff
3.23/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A- pours a hazy pale yellow with a small fizzy white head with decent retention

S- crisp wheat aroma with a subtle sweetness, a touch of coriander

T- pale wheat flavors with some sweetness from the agave, slightly sweet finish

M- medium body and carbonation, fizzy and crisp mouthfeel

O- this is a simple brew that's easy to drink in the summer, but certainly nothing special

Photo of tone77
3.45/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very sweet, malty. Taste is also sweet, wheat, some citrus, a touch of agave, a bit of an unusual flavor.Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

Photo of puboflyons
3.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Stamped AUG2613-C05100357. Sampled on June 13, 2013.

The color is golden yellow with a short-lived white head.

The aroma is vaguely malty, grainy, but not much wheat for something that is considered a wheat ale. Hops are evident in a clean sort of way.

The texture is on the creamy side and the body is light.

The flavor has a lot of sweet maltiness going on with a crisp. kind of dry hop ending. Sweetness would be the best description. Still it is smooth.

I guess I was expecting something more exotic with the word nectar in the title.

Photo of TruePerception
3.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)

4/14/13

Blue Moon's Agave Nectar: 5.6%; Appearance: very clear, bright golden-yellow; Smell: fairly pilsnerish, touch of agave, hint of lime peel, faint pear; Taste/Mouthfeel: very clean, refreshing, hint of lime peel, bitter burnt syrup backing; decent/pretty good; pair with Mexican BBQ.

Poured into a pint glass.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.23/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear deep golden yellow with a fizzy white head, Blue Moon Agave Blonde Ale looks the part, briefly before the head disappears into the beer leaving no real lace on the glass.

S - Well, I'm not quite sure what agave smells like to be honest, so that non-malty fruity, sweet aroma that lingers here is probably it. A touch of pale malt and very minor, almost indistinguishable floral hops complete the circle for a mediocre aroma with little ambition.

T - Notes of light spice and citrus surround the soft wheat profile and pilsner malt flavor. Toasted amber notes peek through with that same "agave" sweetness in flavor.

M - The mouthfeel is the pinnacle of this beer; with a nice, smooth feel and moderate carbonation, the spice and citrus balance towards the back end works well with the sweet lingering part of the beer.

O - A decent lawnmower summer beer that one doesn't have to think about, there is enough balance there to keep the playing field even and not be too sweet, dry, or bitter. I'm not quite sure about the agave's real influence, though there is a fruity, sweet aspect to the beer I presume is it.

Photo of JuanBlanco
4/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Do you like tequila? Do you like beer? Have them both now. Pick your self up a six pack and slam them down. Enjoy it you will thank yourself for it. So the first beer play out as the following "Hello, how are you today. What you came to party? " the second beer tells you that you drank the first way too slow and I got friends that want to join in." We'll so the fourth one comes in and says "hey I know you yes I told you this was a party." Well I'm gonna enjoy the other 2 now they asked about you i told them you would join them soon. So don't let them down and pick yourself up some of the Blue Moon seasonal.

Photo of smakawhat
3.02/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale glass.

Out of the bottle the body has a slight green tinge, but a mostly bronze and clear body, with some good amount of cola sized carbonation. Head is bleach white, a little creamy and also soapy retention, but settles to a half finger puck.

Bouquet is kind of small but pleasant. Light grains, a sense of small sweet floral like sense syrup and a hint of wheat density. Not bad.

Palate hits with a real noticeable sweetness. Syrup body with a hint of wet character and nearly flat texture. Minimal feeling carbonation strangely. Hints of sugar syrup with hardly any malt presence. Hints at a little touch of malt beverage alcohol warmth also.

I am not seeing what the appeal is here, this hardly tastes like beer, it's more of a sugary almost malt beverage sensation, and I am not finding this really appealing at all.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.58/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Blue Moon Agave Nectar Ale has a relatively thick, slightly off-white head and a clear, old gold appearance. Some thin lacing is left behind. The aroma is of sweet, bready malt (really, just a standard beer aroma). Taste is of sweet, bready malt, no bitterness, and some sort of steamed vegetable note. This is quite sweet. Mouthfeel is soft and medium, and Blue Moon Agave Nectar finishes mostly dry, refreshing, and easy going. Overall, this is a good beer, even with its overall dull character. It's worth checking out.

RJT

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

12 oz. bottle, with best by date October 14, 2013 printed on the bottleneck. I haven't drank anything from Blue Moon Brewing Co. in quite a while, and this is a new one for me. Acquired as part of the summer seasonal variety pack. Expectations are average given the fact this is a Coors product.

Poured into a Miller Lite pint glass.

A - Pours just over a finger of light tan / khaki foam. Body color is a brassy goldenrod with some tiny specks of sediment floating around. Some bubbles lazily floating topside. Looks alright, for what it is.

S - Smell is pretty bland and boring. Some pale dusty malt, grains, and a bit of sugary sweetness, which I'm going to attribute to the agave syrup.

T - Taste is about what I expected. Some wheat, corn, grain. Some sugary syrupy sweetness, which I'm going to assume is the "agave nectar". Doesn't taste bad, but it's not natural tasting, and the quality of the ingredients used shows through here.

M - Feel is again, sugary, syrupy, and sticky with a bit of carbonation dancing on the tongue.

Overall, it's an easy drinking beer that I could see pairing well with some summer / autumn barbeque, but otherwise there isn't much to see. Tastewise, I would take this over Blue Moon Belgian White any day.

Blue Moon Agave Nectar Ale ---3/5.

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
2.78/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Great summer beer with high drinkability and reasonable use of the agave. Balanced and refreshing.

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.56/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had high hopes for this Blue Moon, but ended up thinking - meh...

I could barely smell the agave, I smelled more honey than anything else. It's pour is somewhat impressive, but lacks any 'wow' factor, but it does go down smooth, real. Real smooth. That impressed me quite a bit. Overall, it's a decent entry by Blue Moon, just not one of their best.

Photo of Pegasus
3.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear, deep golden amber with a huge white head which retains very well, with classic Belgian lacing, and vigorous streams of slow-rising carbonation.

Aroma: Notable bready wheat maltiness with a fairly dense note of bitter lime.

Taste: Opens with strong wheat malt flavors, a touch bready, and a bit spicy as well. Early in the taste, the agave appears, offering up a bitter, earthy lime note, which dominates the taste throughout. Finishes with a flourish of lingering, slightly earthy bitterness.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, full and pleasant, with the slightest sting of carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: An interesting example, very appropriate for summer. I found the agave/bitter lime a touch heavy-handed, a bit less might offer a better contrast to the spicy wheat malt.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice. Best by date of 09-02-2013.

Sourcing: A gift from Bill B., a connoisseur and brewer of great Scottish and Scotch ales.

Photo of Zorro
2.99/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear gold colored ale with a small white head that doesn't last.

Smell is malty and sweet smelling. Soda cracker and and a slight grassy aroma.

Starts out malty and sort of sweet. Soda crackers with a slight burned sugar flavor. Tastes like Foster with sugar added. Little bit of a grassy flavor.

Mouthfeel is OK bit slightly over carbonated.

Overall, its beer but not a great one.

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Blue Moon Agave Nectar Ale from Coors Brewing Company
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