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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: 48
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 2.92
pDev: 18.84%
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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2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

ZEB89, May 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Haybeerman, May 04, 2013
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.

shand, May 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev +2.7%

Boilerbrando, Apr 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

Wrigfen, Apr 25, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

ifixufly, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of Bromine
3/5  rDev +2.7%

Bromine, Apr 10, 2013
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.

EagleTalon, Apr 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +37%

odbjs735, Apr 03, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

SalTnutZ1, Mar 28, 2013
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2.9/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Looks above average. It has a nice golden, orange color with average head and bubbles. Nothing wrong here.

Smells like pale malt and some slight citrus notes. Very typical but it smells very nostalgic. I'd say it's nice.

A nice balance between malt and citrus. It carries a strange metalic taste afterwards, which is not too pleasant.

Overall, very bland. Worth it if you are chugging some beers looking a for a tasty buzz without breaking the bank, but not worth a dime, in my opinion.

raynmoon, Mar 22, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

jordanmckell, Mar 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev +2.7%

ruckus232, Mar 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +11.3%

tgatort, Mar 13, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -5.8%

MarshMan71, Mar 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev +2.7%

innominat, Mar 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev +2.7%

Chucker17, Feb 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +19.9%

bhawk1, Feb 19, 2013
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...

HalfFull, Feb 18, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -14.4%

ZachRusk, Feb 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev +2.7%

MightiestBeard, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.43/5  rDev +17.5%
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.

Darkmagus82, Feb 10, 2013
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.

Stinkypuss, Jan 27, 2013
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Blue Moon Sunshine Citrus Blonde from Coors Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.