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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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BA SCORE
70
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723 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 723
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 19.93%
Wants: 5
Gots: 62 | 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:
No notes at this time.

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

Texas

2.44/5  rDev -18.9%
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 +12.3%
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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BrianCuoz

New York

2/5  rDev -33.6%

04-17-2013 15:37:00 | More by BrianCuoz
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rydev24

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +8%

04-15-2013 22:46:30 | More by rydev24
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Mtooman

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-15-2013 12:10:47 | More by Mtooman
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Brad007

Vermont

2.31/5  rDev -23.3%
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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vfgccp

New York

2.75/5  rDev -8.6%

04-14-2013 22:32:07 | More by vfgccp
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Flashyspoons

Florida

3/5  rDev -0.3%

04-14-2013 02:58:57 | More by Flashyspoons
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jjarreau

Louisiana

2/5  rDev -33.6%

04-14-2013 00:57:59 | More by jjarreau
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Hophead420

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev +8%

04-13-2013 07:38:11 | More by Hophead420
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.06/5  rDev +1.7%
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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kjkinsey

Texas

3/5  rDev -0.3%

04-12-2013 22:32:51 | More by kjkinsey
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Kastler

Washington

3.04/5  rDev +1%
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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tbryan5

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -0.3%

04-11-2013 17:00:09 | More by tbryan5
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CMOrak

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-11-2013 01:00:15 | More by CMOrak
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bohemyth

Indiana

1/5  rDev -66.8%

04-10-2013 01:02:02 | More by bohemyth
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lilsmizzul1225

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-08-2013 05:33:07 | More by lilsmizzul1225
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Aggro2012

Florida

2/5  rDev -33.6%

04-08-2013 02:36:06 | More by Aggro2012
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nitter

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev +8%

04-07-2013 00:17:54 | More by nitter
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +32.9%
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%
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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MichaelBuck

Colorado

3/5  rDev -0.3%

04-06-2013 01:22:27 | More by MichaelBuck
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pheelingIt

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev +8%

04-05-2013 23:36:03 | More by pheelingIt
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bonkers

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -0.3%

04-05-2013 23:08:38 | More by bonkers
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Giggy

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

04-04-2013 04:40:46 | More by Giggy
Blue Moon Agave Nectar Ale from Coors Brewing Company
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