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Blue Moon Agave Nectar Ale - Coors Brewing Company

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Reviews: 84
Hads: 842
rAvg: 3
pDev: 16.33%
Wants: 12
Gots: 166 | FT: 0
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Reviews: 84 | Hads: 842
Photo of Onenote81
2.6/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25

A friend brought me a bottle of this as he knows I'm always down for trying something new-to-me. Poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear pale gold with a thin off-white head on top. Nose is sweet - fruity, floral, honey.

Crisp mouth, refreshing, easy drinking. Each sip of this gets sweeter and sweeter. I'm guessing that's agave I'm tasting? Sweet apples, mild citrus, faint spice. This is an odd one. A sweet fruity beer, that I would pass on in the future. Too artificial. Pass. (483 characters)

Photo of CampusCrew
3.24/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A nice little light sweet pale wheat ale. Sweetness was not overdone. Poured a nice golden color wit h some fliffly white head. Smell was faint with no hop prezence what so ever. Decent little summery beer and I would drink this over the belgian wit anyday. (257 characters)

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. (437 characters)

Photo of Jarretdrinks
3.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

It wasn't bad ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... it was ok (255 characters)

Photo of mikeferm
3.69/5  rDev +23%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Solid beer, good taste, slightly sweet. Dark gold color, formed a decent head that disappeared quickly. Can taste the agave in it; sweet, but not too sweet. Slight carbonation, bubbles visible. Would buy again. Now interested in how agave would taste in other beers. (266 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
3.35/5  rDev +11.7%
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. (596 characters)

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... (488 characters)

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 (528 characters)

Photo of WesWes
3.23/5  rDev +7.7%
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. (557 characters)

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.45/5  rDev +15%
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. (1,225 characters)

Photo of thecheapies
3.07/5  rDev +2.3%
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. (690 characters)

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. (386 characters)

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.38/5  rDev +12.7%
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. (863 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
2.45/5  rDev -18.3%
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+ (2,050 characters)

Photo of Cylinsier
3.35/5  rDev +11.7%
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. (362 characters)

Photo of Brad007
2.35/5  rDev -21.7%
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. (576 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.07/5  rDev +2.3%
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. (580 characters)

Photo of Kastler
3.04/5  rDev +1.3%
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! (693 characters)

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. (1,497 characters)

Photo of constantine_272
2.6/5  rDev -13.3%
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. (399 characters)

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... (601 characters)

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. (665 characters)

Photo of MIchelle318
2.38/5  rDev -20.7%
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 (328 characters)

Photo of Bitterbill
2.06/5  rDev -31.3%
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. (367 characters)

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. (402 characters)

Blue Moon Agave Nectar Ale from Coors Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.