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Blue Moon Agave Nectar Ale - Coors Brewing Company

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70
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793 Ratings
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Ratings: 793
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3
pDev: 20%
Wants: 9
Gots: 87 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 04-08-2012)
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Best before 9/2/13.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and some sweet aromas. Taste is much the same with sugary, grain flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is drinkable but is very one dimensional with sweet grain aromas and flavors.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 13, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev 0%

djrn2, May 18, 2013
Photo of zestar
2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

zestar, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of acurtis
2.25/5  rDev -25%

acurtis, May 18, 2013
Photo of nmann08
2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

nmann08, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
3/5  rDev 0%

kjkinsey, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

jaydoc, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of kylehay2004
3/5  rDev 0%

kylehay2004, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
3/5  rDev 0%

Knapp85, May 26, 2014
Photo of TMoney2591
3.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Local Option glass.

Gotta give it up to the Blue Moon crew within Coors for continuing to trot out the new and different recipes in their seasonal packs this year. This one pours a clear brass topped by a half-finger of white foam. The nose comprises light artificial lime (I'm gonna assume this is from the agave nectar), corn syrup, and a touch of what certainly seems like dry wheat. The taste holds notes of sweet and artificial lemon-lime (think almost Sprite-style) drizzled over peppery wheat. However that may sound to you, it tastes a lot better than I would expect. The body is a light medium, with a moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda syrupy feel. Overall, this concoction turned out to be much less objectionable than I imagined, but it still fails to "pop", to elicit much love. At least it's not out-and-out bad, though...

TMoney2591, Apr 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev 0%

SocalKicks, May 27, 2014
Photo of zeff80
2.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Poured out a hazy, golden/orange color with a one-finger, white, long-lasting head of bubbly foam. It left very little lacing.

S - It smelled very sweet with agave and caramel.

T - It tasted very sweet with wheat, caramel and agave. Almost too sweet that was lacking in bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and fairly smooth. A light bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is okay. The agave brought too much sweetness.

zeff80, May 25, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.46/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I bought this for my girlfriend, who ended up disliking it. I didn't mind it so much, as long as I got it down when it was ice cold, the warm version of this is brutal. the pour is a pretty clear golden color for a blue moon, copper hues and a short lived half inch of white bubbles. the agave gives it a sweeter smell, unfermented sugars, with that familiar tequila vibe. malts are bigger than they need to be here, too much caramel in the context of the agave sweetness, its one or the other here, not both. still, its only in the finish that the sweetness hits, and its a malty summery sort of brew beforehand, which when ice cold, really isn't too bad. more carbonation would help, or better carbonation retention, and a slightly lighter body would make it a better hot weather beer. I really didn't mind this one though, I think its creative and reasonably well put together for a blue moon.

StonedTrippin, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
2.65/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

WVbeergeek, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of TheManiacalOne
2.96/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

On-tap 6/23/2013 at Doherty’s Ale House in Warwick, RI, served in a tapered mug glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, light caramelized malts, a touch of fruit and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out very bready with strong flavors of wheat and a hearty malt character. Then some bitterness comes in but it doesn’t taste like it comes from the hops presence which is very mild. There’s a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly bready.

M: Crisp but not very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Not very tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, not the representation of style, there are a lot of other beers in the style that I would pick over this one.

TheManiacalOne, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of Slatetank
3.36/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I picked this up at liquor mart in wildwood nj. Poured chilled from the bottle into a glass.

The color is golden bordering on amber with a healthy white head. The smell is wheaty and has a mild adjunct type sweet aroma. The feel is pretty creamy with medium body and moderate carbonation with ample sweetness.

The flavor is okay, but it does seem a little on the sweet side. it has a mild agave nectar flavor which is basically an earthiness in the taste under the wheat malt flavor. Overall this is an okay beer, not great but I didn't have high expectations considering it was a Blue Moon.

Slatetank, May 06, 2013
Photo of mactrail
2.63/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear light amber in the tall Peroni lager glass. Nice head. Pleasantly carbonated. A fruity smell, and something like cotton candy in the nose.

The taste is more like candy than beer, and not just the sweetness. It tastes like the agave syrup from the grocery. Not trace of hops, although there is some medicinal bitterness. If ever a beer was needing some crispness, this is the one. I'd call this a fruit/vegetable beer even if it was brewed from rye. I'm glad I only had a single of this one. From the 12 oz bottle bought at Barons Marketplace in San Diego.

mactrail, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of WesWes
3.2/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The beer pours a pale gold color with a 1/2" white head that quickly fades to spotty lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a light pale and wheat malt scent along with a refreshing agave aroma. The taste is average. It has a light, almost watery flavor that has a hint of wheat and agave. It's the kind of drink you'd like to have on a hot day, but that's it. It only faintly resembles a wheat ale. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a low bodied beer with adequate/good carbonation. This is a forgettable wheat ale that's watery and covered up with agave nectar.

WesWes, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of MarkyMOD
3.25/5  rDev +8.3%

MarkyMOD, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of jwc215
3.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Best by Aug 26 2013:

Pours golden with a with head that becomes a wispy island. Minimal lacing sticks.

Smells grainy with a citric note. I guess agave is there.

The taste is grainy with sugar-coated tropical fruits. Bubblegum from yeast mixes in. Dry crackers add to the mix. Bland finish.

It is carbonated, and light-bodied.

This is so average. They tried to do something with a wheat ale that neither succeeded nor failed. Bland.

jwc215, May 15, 2013
Photo of beernads
2/5  rDev -33.3%

beernads, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of kojevergas
2.44/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Best before August 26th, 2013. Expectations are fairly low. 5.6% ABV confirmed. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with twist-off pressure cap acquired as part of a seasonal Blue Moon variety box yesterday night at my local Von's grocery store and served into a Mitchells of Lancaster flared stem-tulip in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. I think the 12 pack cost something like $14.99. I'm none too keen on the idea of a Coors-brewed beer involving agave.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Side-poured with standard vigor; overcarbonation is anticipated.

A: Pours a one finger white colour head - pathetically thin - with no cream whatsoever and of below average (~1.5 minute) retention. Body colour is a clear translucent pale copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Okay vibrance. No severe flaws are obvious, but it's far from unique or special. Not horribly excited about it based on the appearance alone.

Sm: The aroma isn't any better. Artificial agave syrup extract. Malty sweetness. Generic minimal floral hop character. Redolent of a malty Mexican lager. Too sweet. Luckily, it's mild in strength. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable. Really suspicious of this.

T: Artificial agave, crappy malts. Minimal floral hop character is generic and muted. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Bland, boring, simple. There's little going on here. I get some homebrew-esque syrupy extract flavours. Maybe some corn adjunct? A poorly built ale. Its simplicity makes balance easy. Very tame and dull.

Mf: Smooth, wet, overcarbonated. Too thick considering its lack of flavour. Weak, yet featuring an inflated body. Doesn't really suit the flavour profile all that well. Meh.

Dr: Forgettable stuff from Blue Moon/Coors. I definitely wouldn't get it again. Maybe it'll help others to make the leap into craft/micro beer. Glad I got to try it, but far from impressed. Not recommended. It's drinkable but low quality. I do like the idea, but the execution is poor.

High D+

kojevergas, Apr 19, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

oriolesfan4, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of woodychandler
4/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really enjoy visiting Mari's Six Pac 'n' Mor in Reading because not only is it a friendly, inviting atmosphere, but everything is available as a single! That may not register of people out-of-state, but PA's case law makes it VERY difficult to buy less than a sixer as a general rule. I am like a hippie in that I will try anything once, man. Beyond that, it had better be a WOW!

From the bottle: "This blonde wheat ale is crafted with agave nectar for a subtle sweetness and a balanced taste."; "Inspired by our brewmaster's travels through Mexico, our Agave Nectar Ale is crafted with agave nectar and white wheat for a subtle sweetness and a smooth, crisp finish. It's like a little shade in a bottle."

Ultra-fresh, but perhaps too early as it is still quite cool for Spring. No shade needed as I began my pour, resulting in two dense fingers of bone-white head with great retention. Color was a deep golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Across the room, I saw Midas and Croesus rubbing their hands together but this was all mine. Nose had more of a lager-like honey sweetness along with a lime-like citrusiness. Interesting. Mouthfeel was medium with a very honey-wheat sweet flavor on the tongue. I was reminded of my late Pops' traditional breakfast of Wheaties in drinking this. I think that I will recommend a change since "Fruit/Vegetable Beer" is supposed to go away anyway. Finish was pleasantly dry and refreshing and I could easily see quaffing a few of these during the summer.

woodychandler, Apr 06, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
2.78/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Served on-tap at The Pourhouse in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a clear medium amber in color with minimal amounts of visible carbonation and some orange + brassy highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall off-white head that quickly reduces to a small patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of grain and corn adjunct malts over light notes of wheat with some hints of lime sweetness.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of grain and malt adjunct with a lighter amount of wheat. There is a light amount of sweetness from the agave with light hints of artificial lime and some metallic notes. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish which lingers but not for too long.

M: Medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly watery.

O: This beer is drinkable but not one that I would really desire to have again - it had some strange artificial flavors as well as metallic notes. The overall beer was rather one dimension with the sweetened graininess.

dbrauneis, Jul 05, 2013
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Blue Moon Agave Nectar Ale from Coors Brewing Company
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