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Blue Moon Agave Nectar Ale - Coors Brewing Company

Blue Moon Agave Nectar AleBlue Moon Agave Nectar Ale

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615 Ratings
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Ratings: 615
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.03
pDev: 19.14%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 04-08-2012)
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.36/5  rDev +10.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 14:00:50 | More by Slatetank
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Billolick

New York

3.09/5  rDev +2%
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...

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 12:45:35 | More by Billolick
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

3.56/5  rDev +17.5%
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

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 17:08:06 | More by RonaldTheriot
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WesWes

New York

3.2/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 00:23:24 | More by WesWes
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.46/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – Pours a deep golden/light amber color with a one finger white head. The head fades very fast leaving only a light level of lace on the side of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is mainly of a bready nature mixed with some sweeter fruit like smells almost of a prickly pear and cactus smell ( I am not sure what agave smells like so..).

Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter flavor of citrus mixed with a good dose of a wheaty and bready taste. Flavors of honey (and maybe agave,;l again I am not 100 % sure what this should taste like so..) come to the tongue shortly after with some of the bready flavors dwindling a bit. The honey mixed with the wheat flavors are rather nice and with the sweeter citrus flavor end up leaving a sweet and smooth flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel-The body of the brew is on the slightly creamier side for a brew of only 5.6 % with a carbonation level that is rather average. It is nice for the sweeter and wheaty flavors of the brew and furthermore help accentuate the smoothness of the brew.

Overall – A bit on the sweeter side but not bad as the honey and wheat go nicely together. Well worth a try for its modest price.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 04:10:56 | More by Darkmagus82
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Can to glass. Two and a half fingers of light foamy head. It rose like bread dough. Amber in color and wonderfully clear.

Very mild aroma. Wheat grain equipped with some huskiness. Vegetable whiffs that might be the agave representation. Spry note of citrus hops. Not bad, just weak.

Tinny flavors punched on by dry wheat and barley grain. Tempered a bit, but not particularly malty. Dry agave flavor adds in with some appropriation. More spare citrus notes. Finishes with light sweetness and a crunch of bitterness.

Low carbonation that waits to act until very late. Body is nearly watery. Light and boring.

Certainly not the worst from the Blue Moon line. Still very much forgettable.

Serving type: can

04-23-2013 01:41:18 | More by thecheapies
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Zorro

California

2.99/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 01:21:55 | More by Zorro
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BucannonXC5

California

3.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: Target in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $15.99 for the Brewmaster’s Seasonal Sampler variety 12-pack
Purchased: April 17, 2013
Consumed: April 19, 2013
Misc.: Best by Sept. Sept. 9, 2013

Poured a golden orange clear color with white frothy head that dissipated almost immediately. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom. No lacing on the sides, no retention.

Smelled skunky malts from the get-go. That turned into honey, bread, cereal and some caramel. Definitely got better after the initial whiff.

Tasted similar to the nose, only with some citrus notes. Got honey, caramel, sugary sweetness and some faint lemon grass.

Light body. Thin texture. Average-to-soft (below average) carbonation. Abrupt, but crisp and clean finish.
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A pretty good beer for the style. Great for the summer.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 06:46:41 | More by BucannonXC5
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kojevergas

Texas

2.44/5  rDev -19.5%
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+

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 04:39:24 | More by kojevergas
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

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

12 0z.

Pours a clear gold with a white film for a head.

Smells of grassy barley malt and a hint of sweetness.

Tastes of rich coppery barley malt and a whisper of agave sweetness.

Medium body with light tingles of carbonation on the tongue.

Not bad, pretty decent ale. Interesting flavor, I would say this is worth a try if you go into it with an open mind.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 01:25:10 | More by Cylinsier
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Brad007

Vermont

2.31/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Pours a golden yellow color with a white one-finger head into my glass. White wheat? What the hell? This is golden!

The agave adds a touch of sweetness other than coriander or orange peel to a base wheat ale. Actually makes it smell more like regular Coors.

The sweetness of the agave clashes with what tastes like clove (from the wheat). Harsh.

Unsavory mouthfeel that nearly triggers my gag reflex. The bottle claims that it's fresh until Sept 2013.

Agave and wheat don't seem to go well, at least not in this ale. It's so bad, that you might as well just drink Coors.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 23:34:53 | More by Brad007
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.06/5  rDev +1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 05:33:25 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Kastler

Washington

3.04/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bottle Poured into a frosty mug.

A - Light amber look, a little bit pale it seems.

S - Smells kinda bland, like a Hefe

T - Still a somewhat bland taste. I was looking for a unique taste since it was an Agave Nectar ale, but not a whole lot of flavor. A very, very slight taste from the agave nectar.

M - Despite the rest, it has a smooth mouthfeel.

Overall - A relatively average beer. I was expecting more from Blue Moon and especially since it's such an exotic style, but it wasn't very exciting. However, towards the end of the frosty mug of Agave Nectar Ale, it seemed to offer a little bit more flavor.

I will add though, that a few of these brought me to quite a delightful drunk!

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 02:43:23 | More by Kastler
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +32%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 17:51:39 | More by woodychandler
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constantine_272

Oregon

2.59/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A: Clear light gold. Low white head and bubbly. Looks like coors light.

S: Rice. Light alcohol note.

T: Weird sour mash flavor. I get an unseasoned fatty sort of flavor. The end finishes a too sweet for me, no doubt from the extra agave sugars.

M: Light. Thin. A little sugary mouthcoating aftertaste.

O: Too sweet for me. I'm not snooty about weird ingredients in my beers, but this was a miss.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 04:03:59 | More by constantine_272
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

3/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Free beer from hockey game the other day and instead of chugging like the rest of `em I took mine home:

Best by Sep 02, 2013:

Into a pint glass:

A: yellow body with light slow moving streams of carbonation seen rising, half finger white foamy head quickly dies, super light clingy lacing eventually slides

S: wheat, slight lemon/lime (is that supposed to be agave?)

T: sweet with wheat in the background, wheat aftertaste

M: light, sessionable

O: well, its a fruit/vegetable style beer, what can ya say, would I have this again? I dunno, just another Blue Moon to me however probably be better in summer months

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 13:54:35 | More by BeerKangaroo
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harpo111

Georgia

2.98/5  rDev -1.7%
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...

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 01:37:43 | More by harpo111
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TheSixthRing

California

3.19/5  rDev +5.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2013 03:09:33 | More by TheSixthRing
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MIchelle318

New York

2.38/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Blue moon failed me on this one. I didn't hate it but I usually am very pleased with almost all varieties. I bought this in the variety pack and tried it with optimism. Not pleased. typical flat ale on smell, flat on taste and the overall feel was....I was left unsure on all of it. left me wondering what happened with this one

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 00:40:41 | More by MIchelle318
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

2/5  rDev -34%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Sampler bottle.

It pours a hazy orange gold with a good head of foam and leaves some lacing.

It smells of sweet malt with some lemon zest.

The taste is sweet malt, light lemon zest, weird taste from the Agave that's kind of honey like but not.

Okay, I'm not liking this one at all. I struggled to take 4 sips and now, the struggle is ending. A drain pour for me.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 16:51:08 | More by Bitterbill
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Fatehunter

Oregon

1.85/5  rDev -38.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 23:25:02 | More by Fatehunter
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2012 02:34:52 | More by tone77
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mrasskicktastic

New Jersey

3.53/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Very hazy straw yellow to gold with a small white head. No lacing.

S - Under a somewhat musty grain smell, there is a hint of citrus pith, spiciness and a clean aroma.

T - Initially, a bit of light grain, very floral - wildflower honey perhaps, and prickly pear. Aftertaste of lingering grain with a moderately bitter component, light floral notes and prickly pear.

M - Thin, a little harsh, but very refreshing.

D - I confess - not bad. I don't care for blue moon proper, and I generally don't like blonde ale's either, but this one is kind of nice. I wouldn't buy this, but if someone has a variety case of blue moon, I definitely choose this over the crappy rendition of a witbier. Overall, I am pleasantly surprised.

Honestly, if this was not brewed by Coors, it would be rated much higher. Is it great? No. But it is definitely a drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 21:54:53 | More by mrasskicktastic
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.23/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2012 19:34:35 | More by BeerFMAndy
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gpogo

California

3.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Clear golden body with white head that dissipates to a ring.

A- Sweet pale malt. Slightly odd after smell.

T- Sweet pale malt body. Some citrus and wheat.

M- Medium-light body and moderate carbonation. Sticks around in my mouth, but in a sticky unpleasant manner.

D- Refreshing, but not great.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2012 00:01:29 | More by gpogo
Blue Moon Agave Nectar Ale from Coors Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 615 ratings.