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Blue Moon Sunshine Citrus Blonde - Coors Brewing Company

Blue Moon Sunshine Citrus BlondeBlue Moon Sunshine Citrus Blonde

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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 2.97
pDev: 15.82%


Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Stinkypuss on 01-27-2013)
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.43/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance- Pours a nice clear golden amber color with hints of orange within and tons of carbonation bubbles rushing up through the body of the brew. Upon pouring there is a one finger white head that fades relatively quickly leaving only a tiny amount of lacing.

Smell- The aroma is quite sweet in nature consisting largely of a caramel smell. Beyond this aroma there is a very light corn smell as well as some light notes of orange.

Taste – The taste begins bready and sweet with flavors of citrus mixed within. The bready flavors are a mix of wheat bread and malt with the sweet being a blend of orange and caramel. The flavors of the brew remain relatively consistent throughout the taste with the caramel fading a bit and more citrus taking its place. In the end a sweeter malty and citrus flavor are left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is quite light in its creaminess with a carbonation level that is average to just above. The carbonation and thinner body are quite nice for the largely sweeter flavors of the brew and suit it quite well to make for an easy drinking beer.

Overall –A rather refreshing, but maybe a little too sweet brew. If you are looking for something rather smooth and crisp with a moderate citrus and malt taste and a good deal of sweetness then this is a good choice.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 03:10:03 | More by Darkmagus82
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(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

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3.08/5.00

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Blue Moon Sunshine Citrus Blonde from Coors Brewing Company
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