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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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Ratings: 794
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.01
pDev: 19.93%
Wants: 9
Gots: 89 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +16.3%

kkmiller76, Apr 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.9%

bestadler, Apr 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +24.6%

OldhouseRecs, Apr 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

bigfnjoe, Apr 26, 2013
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3.56/5  rDev +18.3%
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.


RonaldTheriot, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of WesWes
3.2/5  rDev +6.3%
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
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3.25/5  rDev +8%

TrojanWheels, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.46/5  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.

Darkmagus82, Apr 24, 2013
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Erbo, Apr 24, 2013
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2/5  rDev -33.6%

Theosphere, Apr 23, 2013
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3.05/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

thecheapies, Apr 23, 2013
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2.99/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Zorro, Apr 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

OregonGrown7, Apr 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +8%

KiMiRaiK, Apr 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -0.3%

4Socialanxiety, Apr 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +8%

bmosh99, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of BucannonXC5
3.4/5  rDev +13%
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.
A pretty good beer for the style. Great for the summer.

BucannonXC5, Apr 20, 2013
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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+

kojevergas, Apr 19, 2013
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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.

Cylinsier, Apr 19, 2013
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2/5  rDev -33.6%

BrianCuoz, Apr 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +8%

rydev24, Apr 15, 2013
Blue Moon Agave Nectar Ale from Coors Brewing Company
70 out of 100 based on 794 ratings.