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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71
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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 2.92
pDev: 18.84%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Blonde Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Stinkypuss on 01-27-2013)
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3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of HalfFull
3.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. twistoff bottle from a mixed 12 pack, best by June 17, 2013 on the neck of the bottle and served into a pint glass. A 'wheat ale' noted on the neck wrapper, yet this one pours quite clear and deep straw in color. A finger of white foam doesn't linger, shrinking to a light cap rather swiftly. Shows a light apparent carbonation though does support a cap with a spin now and then.

Neutral grain on the nose with a hint of semi-sweet lemon though not hoppy by any means. Hint of light caramel and orange. Aroma is a non-factor given that this beer is most often consumed from the bottle in my estimation, yet with some warming does offer a touch of earthiness.

Taste is clean yet neutral with a viscous finish, somewhat sweet and orangy on the close. Surely not the advertised 'crisp' finish. Somewhat grainy on the aftertaste at times and with a touch of spice. Overall not a bad brew but not defining either. Surely benefits from some warming from fridge temp...

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4/5  rDev +37%

Photo of EagleTalon
3.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out to a frothy white head that falls to a thin layer. Color is brilliant gold-copper. Aroma is orangey and wheaty as one would expect. Flavor presents with citrus tang and wheat bite. Finishes dry and clean with residual citrus aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light and refreshing. Overall a decent summertime brew.

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3.75/5  rDev +28.4%

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2/5  rDev -31.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -22.9%

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2.11/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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...

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2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of shand
2.33/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Man, the Coors marketing machine never fails to amaze me. You couldn't see a name focus tested at pseudo-craft drinkers better than Sunshine Citrus Blonde. The beer looks good, with a golden color and a large head. The aroma is citrusy, for sure, with a bit of that Blue Moon orange twang. In fact, it smells like normal Blue Moon, but worse. The taste is the same - it's got the traditional strong citrus taste of a Blue Moon, but loses any of the depth for a terrible adjunct-laden backend. The mouthfeel is light and crisp, with a bit of stickiness on the end, and the drinkability is alright. Overall, Blue Moon Sunshine Citrus Blonde is another seasonal stinker from Blue Moon.

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3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

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3/5  rDev +2.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3/5  rDev +2.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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3/5  rDev +2.7%

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3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Stinkypuss
2.79/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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3/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of mactrail
2.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

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3/5  rDev +2.7%

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Blue Moon Sunshine Citrus Blonde from Coors Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.