Blue Moon Sunshine Citrus Blonde - Coors Brewing Company
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3.08/5 rDev +4.8%
"Our wheat ale is the perfect way to celebrate the season. A blonde-colored ale brewed with orange and lemon peel for a smooth and refreshing beer with a crisp citrus finish. It goes great with those first warm patio days of spring". Brewed in the style of an American Blonde Ale. Available exclusively within the Blue Moon Spring Sampler Variety Pack.
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Blue Moon pint glass. Served north of 57º Fahrenheit.
(Appearance) Pours a fizzy, sudsy head of a gold-tinged white complexion over a golden amber body with ample busy carbonation and high clarity. Retention is average at best and there is no lacing to mention. Appearance isn't noteworthy, but pretty much expected across the Blue Moon lineup. 2.5
(Smell) Aromas of cracker pilsner and musty wheat provide a mellow sweetness and a light body. Some mellow orange juice sweetness and tart tangerine rind combined and a pinch of grassy hop oil grants a subtle bitterness to balance. Rather clean, expectedly simple. I do enjoy the simplicity of the citrus add-ins, they're not overdone. Potency is shy of medium. 3.25
(Taste) Heavy wheat malt base with a trailing pale and pilsner malt backbone, collectively very sweet. Citrus notes come through in a mildly tart juice blend, some zesty rind peeks through in the soft wheat finish. Hop presence is pretty tough to find, it could benefit from some hop bitterness and even some hop flavor. Found the sweetness to be a touch high without enough bitterness to appropriately round it out. 3
(Mouthfeel) Texture is soft, mildly slick with a touch of zesty rind. Carbonation adds a bit of smoothness and a mild crisp finish. Body is medium+ for a Blonde Ale, a notch above where it should be in malt sweetness, although the body is ok. Alcohol presence is low, shrouded by the sharper citrus notes of rind and peel. 3.5
(Overall) A decidedly ho-hum limited release beer. While I enjoyed the citrus additions in this beer, I found the hop flavors and bitterness lacking, which were desperately needed to soften the moderate sweetness that dominated the flavor palate. While I may be enhancing the severity of the sweetness this beer has, it is clearly noticeable and certainly puts a damper on the drinkability that an average Blonde Ale should be notable for. I couldn't have more than one to two before getting sick of this. Don't go out of your way to buy a variety pack for this beer alone. 3
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Blue Moon Sunshine Citrus Blonde
07-13-2013 18:03:10 | More by Jadjunk
2.63/5 rDev -10.5%
Light amber in the tall glass with a coarse carbonation. Is that supposed to be a citrus flavor? It's a peculiar gummy taste with something like orange peel that's been soaked in 7-Up and vodka. I'm having trouble getting any aroma. I am having trouble describing this taste. Maybe really diluted rum and apple juice.
This is the least drinkable of the recent rash of flavored Blue Moon blondes. I didn't mind the agave or the blackberry, but this has all the industrial-tasting flaws without the crisp guzzle-ability of the better ones. There is something oily and icky in the mouthfeel. From the 12 oz bottle out of the supermarket.
06-16-2013 04:20:09 | More by mactrail
2.11/5 rDev -28.2%
Bottle. Pours a very clear amber color with a moderate white head on it. Nose is very light - I can get faint whiffs of citrus and wheat off of it, but there isn't much to it. Taste is a little sweet with the taste and feel of a wheat beer, but not much flavor to it. Whatever...
06-03-2013 03:33:14 | More by maxwelldeux
Blue Moon Sunshine Citrus Blonde from Coors Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.