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Blue Moon Sunshine Citrus Blonde - Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Sunshine Citrus BlondeBlue Moon Sunshine Citrus Blonde

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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 18.71%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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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2.79/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Blue Moon Sunshine Citrus Blonde

Bottle states this is a limited release brewed with orange and lemon peel.

LOOK: Clear pale orange color with a short lived foam cap. Appears ultra filtered.

SMELL: Wheat and some lemony citrus.

TASTE: Grainy with lemon rind and orange juice flavors. There is a hint of bitterness to balance the sweet grain and tangy rinds. Finishes a bit sweet.

FEEL: Light bodied, well carbonated, somewhat crisp. Comes across watery.

OVERALL: Geared toward warm weather consumption, this is a light bodied citrus ale. Kind of reminds me of Sprite soda, and has a weird artificial sweetness in the finish. Perhaps this is a relabeled version of their spring blonde wheat ale. Whatever it is, it's average.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 20:35:39 | More by Stinkypuss
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"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.

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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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Coors Brewing Company's
Blue Moon Sunshine Citrus Blonde

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Blue Moon Sunshine Citrus Blonde from Coors Brewing Company
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