Blue Moon Iced Coffee Blonde
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)

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Style:
Blonde Ale - American
Ranked #235
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
82
Ranked #41,112
Avg:
3.65 | pDev: 11.78%
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
103
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Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
 
Colorado, United States
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Elemental19xx from Illinois

3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not bad, right off the bat the coffee is present. You pop the top and get that coffee aroma you would normally get with a coffee flavored stout or porter but the upside to this is that its a lot lighter beer and with it being a blonde, if you're like me, you can drink 4 or 5 in a row where after 1 or 2 stouts im ready to switch over to something light. The carbonation is a medium to medium high, not harsh but slightly less smooth than i would prefer for a coffee beer. But other than that im a fan and would recommend trying this one.

Apr 16, 2021
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Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color. There's a 2 finger slightly off white head. There's pretty good retention, and some nice lacing on the glass.
The nose is minimal.
Taste - a nice mellow coffee flavor that hits on the front. On the back I get a malty biscuit sweetness. A hint of honey.
Light bodied, as expected.
Tasty, and easy to drink. I like it.

Mar 28, 2021
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mothman from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. Not a bad blue moon variant. Tastes like a coffee kolsch or cream ale. Easy drinking an really nice coffee flavor. Simple, but cheap and crushable.

Mar 06, 2021
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Treyliff from West Virginia

3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with a one-finger foamy white head that reduces to a ring

S- faint generic coffee bean up front, light undertones of wheat, clove and bubblegum

T- slightly sweet up front with some light caramel and vanilla cream, followed by a plain coffee flavor mid-palate. The finish gives clove and bubblegum with a hint of wheat

M- medium body with medium carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into a crisp finish

O- just enough coffee to taste it but keep high drinkability

Jan 28, 2021
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Suds from Missouri

3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My wife bought a six pack of this beer....from a traditional long neck brown bottle, this beer pours a light blonde color with a frothy white head. Not bad lace. The aroma has quite a bit of coffee scents...not espresso or fresh-brewed coffee, but rather more of an instant coffee scent. The taste is slightly sweet, with a bit of malt and a continued coffee note. Not bad, but also not really exciting or exceptional at all.

Jan 10, 2021
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TedHead from Illinois

3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an ordinary golden with a white head that dissipates quickly. It smells like sweet coffee with undertones of chocolate and vanilla and a slightly golden brown roasted malt finish. It's sweeter than expected, but has a nice coffee taste with a vanilla finish and that same slightly golden brown blonde ale taste. It's very drinkable and goes down easily. Overall better than original blue moon and not too bad.

Nov 10, 2020
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BNSlums from Washington

3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One glass bottle of a six-pack poured into a cylindrical glass.
L:Perfectly clean and clear, a shiny golden hue, like apple juice. A short wheat head appears only a finger or so tall and quickly subsides

S: First earthy cloves, followed by very light coffee with wheat on the tail. Surprisingly minimal coffee on the nose. No one scent stands out, they each gently take turns.

T: Wow, coffee taste is much deeper than I anticipated, starting in the middle of the palate and then flooding the mouth. It starts light and then is progressively emboldened. Bread follows on the end, as if it were an iced coffee with oat milk. Perhaps light notes of cinnamon here and there, plus a light pervading sweetness throughout.

F: Light bodied and low carbonation. Just slight bitterness on the swallow.

After evaluation, I feel this iced coffee blonde deserves to be respected. The smell was much subtler than the bold taste. I desired more of the mouthfeel, there was not much to work with. I think it could have gone without honey and instead replaced a spice like cardamom or clove. However, as a fan of coffee, especially iced, it was enjoyable. There may be better out there.

Oct 30, 2020
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1009 from Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I love coffee/beer mashups and this one from Blue Moon did a great job. It poured into a blondish gold that resembled an iced coffee for sure. You can definitely smell that coffee flavoring and when you sip, you get a sweet coffee after taste. Blondes are a delicious beer style to begin with, but something about this coffee flavoring really pairs well with the style. All in all a smooth drinking beer that refreshes when you're in a beer and coffee mood.

Sep 24, 2020
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Bsimpson91 from Georgia

4.58/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Overall considerably Good. Coffee Flavor defiantly comes through in the tasting notes. The beer itself is somewhat bland, more suited towards a larger Market. Appeals to a majority of drinkers who don't scoff at Beer like an enthusiast. It would be much better if they would go with more boldness but none the less, A pretty good Ale.
American take on a Belgian Wheit Beir, perfect for any time of the year in my opinion. Nice Maltiness with the added coffee notes. Quickly becomes tangy after a few sips, so don't overload your pallet. This beer would really stand out if they would have used Lactose Sugar in the fermentation process. If they would have made this beer a Blonde Coffee Cream Stout, they would would have a true winner on their hands. They could have used the coffee extract as replacement for the darker roasted Malts.

Sep 14, 2020
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Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

2.88/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

$8 for a 12 pack at the Salvage Store in Harahan, Louisiana.

"Wheat ale with coffee and clover honey." 185 kCal per 12 fl oz bottle. 5.4% ABV. Made with Decaf coffee beans.

Has a noticeable coffee flavour, which is better than I expected. Has some earthiness and even a bit of roast. So many coffee ales out there fail to actually evoke coffee, but Blue Moon/Coors has done here what many craft breweries fail to.

The honey makes this ale insanely high carb without giving it much in terms of flavour...I mean I'm glad they used honey instead of lactose, but the sugary sweetness it brings doesn't help the beer (and this isn't mead or braggot-like so I'm not seeing a net benefit in terms of flavour).

Not much of a wheat ale; with all the honey sweetness any malts save for maybe 6-row/pale malt disappear. I wouldn't know it was a wheat ale if I tried it blind...tastes more like a coffee blonde ale (which, of course, is incidentally how they market it...).

Yeah, they could improve it with a deeper more expressive coffee varietal (why not single origin, and a non-decaf while we're at it) but I don't think anyone expects much from Blue Moon. Better than your buddy's Folgers homebrew and more coffee-emphatic than most craft brewed coffee ales I've tried.

I've had worse. This is drinkable. I can't say I'd ever pay full price but as a knockaround coffee ale for casual drinking I regard it as a minor success.

Is this just a wheat ale because ordinary Blue Moon is known by its key demo as being a wheat beer?

C / AVERAGE

Sep 07, 2020
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.24/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle served in a lager glass.
Pours with a clear amber body with a white head that has good retention.
Aroma. Hoppy coffee.
Flavor. Follows the aroma but lacks harmony. Coffee and blonde ale aspects appear in about equal strength. Mild bitterness.

Aug 04, 2020
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A ChANge of the usual CANQuest (tm) malarkey as I Pop! the cap on a Bottle (gasp!), just to keep my hand in. I actually have a couple of Blue Moon CANs, also, but I have done bottle reviews on them previously so there is no great hurry with them.

From the Bottle: "Blue Moon Iced Coffee Blonde Brewer's Select"; "Wheat Ale with Coffee and Clover Honey"; "Golden-colored Wheat Ale made with Fair Trade Decaf Coffee Beans".

I was disappointed in my hopes of Pop!ping the cap when it turned out to be just another screwed-up screw-off cap. 8=( I took out my frustration in the form of a heavy-handed aggro pour into the awaiting glass. It actually foamed up quite nicely in response, forming two-plus fingers of soapy, foamy, rocky, French Vanilla-colored head with decent retention. Color was Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5) with NE-quality clarity, calling forth The Gelt Gang of MIdas, Mammon & Croesus for a taste. I definitely got coffee on the nose, but it kind of overwhelmed everything else. It seemed to require that you like coffee from the outset, which was not a problem for me, but it may not be everyone's cuppa. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium, not watery, but not far removed from it, either. The taste had an oddly incongruous sweetness, undoubtedly from the honey, but begging the question of why they were afraid to commit to simply coffee. Finish fell in that twilight zone between semi-sweet & semi-dry. It was as if the brewer could not make up his mind during his selection process & decided to straddle a number of fences without commitment. I will follow suit and be noncommittal. YMMV.

Jul 30, 2020
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Dingbat88 from Louisiana

3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

If you like beer and you like coffee then this is a good beer for you. Overall it was a good beer just not one of my personal favorites. Definitely interesting none the less.

Jul 17, 2020
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

father in law picked this up, knowing my undying love for both beer and coffee, thanks man! i have always liked the blue moon variants, and the fact that they keep making new ones, higher pace of innovation it seems than any other established brand in the blue moon space, so well done on that. this one is cool, done with honey and decaf beans. i like the idea of it not having caffeine actually, it allows for heavy drinking without the heavy upper vibe, there are enough beers out there that can do that for me, so its cool to have the flavor without the physical impact. the coffee is pretty subtle in this clearish golden brew, i smell it just a bit more than i taste it, and it has a cool dry cocoa character to it, a light roasty vibe coming through, and an earthy richness that adds a lot to the relatively straightforward wheat based brew. the honey makes it pretty sweet, not too sweet to hammer a bunch of them back, but if it was an attempt to balance any coffee bitterness, they overshot it some. fortunately, i like the flavor of honey, and i like it with coffee, so it works here, its not generic malt sweetness, and thats what saves it, doesnt make this seem cheap or anything, the honey flavor is excellent. just a little something from the yeast in the finish, good carbonation, and a round body. best when very cold, but i like the way it warms up too, and overall i was pretty stoked on this. definitely one of the best blue moon beers i have had in a long time, something a little different in the style, very well executed. craftier to me than some of the others have seemed, well done!

Jun 01, 2020
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BrewMaven from New York

3.2/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Tall, quickly receding white head over a slightly hazy gold body. Faint smell of coffee over grains. Coffee dominates the mild flavor profile..Clean finish. Somewhat north of thin mouthfeel with mild carbonation. Quite a refreshing brew that doesn't offend but also does not excite. Good Summer beer.

Apr 15, 2020
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GStone899 from Minnesota

3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Smells delicious, pours golden with a white head. It's a blonde so you can't expect really big coffee flavors like you would out of a coffee stout. Smells great, looks good, taste is a bit weak and the feel is kinda thing. Overall, for a mass produced beer, it's pretty good. Not gonna give you your coffee fix if that's what you're looking for.

Apr 11, 2020
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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.31/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Blue Moon Iced Coffee Blonde has a thick, off-white head, a mostly clear, bubbly blonde appearance, with no lacing. The aroma is of wheat, clover honey, and light coffee. The flavor is similar, but rather dull, with no bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, and Blue Moon Iced Coffee Blonde finishes crisp.

RJT

Mar 28, 2020
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teromous from Virginia

2.08/5  rDev -43%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

From the neck of the bottle: "AUG1720 E10071315"

The ABV is listed on the label as: "5.4% ALC. BY VOL."

Appearance: The beer has a gold body with very good clarity. It barely develops a short white cap of foam, even while vigorously pouring to attempt forcing one. No head retention or lacing. The body of the beer looks great but this just looks really strange without any cap of foam.

Aroma: There is a light coffee aroma but it is joined by a scent of bandaids.

Taste: It tastes like a watered down coffee, which is then followed by a cream of wheat flavor. The aftertaste has an odd character which tastes a bit like yeast dregs. It is a very peculiar tasting beer. The wheat flavor isn't that bad, but it only peaks in the middle of an otherwise poor drinking experience. The coffee is only just barely there.

Mouthfeel: It is thin and light bodied with good carbonation. It has a strange bitterness that is almost chemical-like which hampers drinkability.

Overall: The beer was pretty poor as a whole. It just was not enjoyable to drink and the quality of the beer, from the off flavors and aromas to the lack of head, are below acceptable standards. I wouldn't buy it again and I'd recommend against even trying it.

Mar 16, 2020
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buschbeer from Ohio

3.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz bottle
Served in a nonic pint glass

This beer pours pale yellow with a slight haze. It is topped with an inch of off white head that leaves no lacing.

I smell coffee first. It is moderate in intensity. I get light whiffs of grain from the underlying base beer.

The taste has a light coffee flavor. The base beer sneaks through to say hi.

Medium bodied with an effervescent mouthfeel

This beer is okay. The mild flavors make for an easy drinking session beer.

Mar 07, 2020
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Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

3.42/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip.

Pours a slightly hazed medium-gold with a limited but well-lingering head. Good lacing.

Restrained but discernable coffee aromas melded with caramel, vanilla, tart wheat.

Not as sweet as feared from the aroma, but still skewed sweet. Honey-graham sweetness on the tip of the tongue. Mild coffee and faint wheat in midstream. Some restrained but welcome faint grassy hops at the close.

The brew has a really nice feel. Medium light, crisp and smooth.

Better than I anticipated and pretty solid.

Feb 23, 2020
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Blue Moon Brewing Co. "Blue Moon Iced Coffee Blonde"
12 fl.oz. brown glass bottle coded "MAY0420 B21020558" and sampled on FEB1120
$1.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: It's poured a very nice head of off-white foam atop a very hazy golden-amber body. The aroma expresses softly sweet creamy coffee. It's not the brightest coffee aroma I've encountered but it doesn't really need to be does it? The coffee remains in the flavor but it's mild as well. The wheaty malt is an equal component, which is fine by me. The head has dropped at this point but there's a good collar on it, and sheets of lace rise up from the surface looking like mountains in the distance. It's got some sweetness to it but I wouldn't call it a sweet beer. The bitterness is limited however, and it takes a second or two to dry in the finish. There are some mild background hop flavors to it but that's the only other flavor component. It's basic in that regard, but nice. In the mouth it's medium leaning towards medium-light in body and crisp. I generally don't drink more than one coffee beer in a row as it just seems too much all at once, and I'm not sure I would want to drink two of these in a row, but I certainly think I could as it's coffee component isn't overwhelming. What I mean by that is some coffee beers seem like coffee with beer added while this is most definitely beer with coffee added. Still, I like the change of pace that the coffee gives this beer but I'm not sure I'd want two in a row, I'm already looking for something else. The big upside to this beer though is that it can fit into almost any situation. Would I take another coffee beer to the ball park in August? Probably not, but I could clearly see taking at least one of these. Worth trying.
Review #6,945

Feb 11, 2020
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BEERMILER12 from Maine

3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a blonde color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Coffee, sweet malt, a bit of light wheat. Not too much else

T: Follows the nose. Some coffee and sweet malt up front along with light wheat and bready notes

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A very straightforward coffee ale that is easy to drink. Blue Moon one-offs at their finest (which isn’t very fine). Take it or leave it

Jan 24, 2020
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SimplySinister from Florida

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Light straw color, cloudy, minimal head with restrained pour, no lacing, moderate carbonation.

S - Nothing to write home about. Typical macrobrew corn/ hops mix. Very, very mild coffee notes. Minimalist.

T - Unreal. Blue Moon really, really nailed the All American Diner coffee taste seemingly down to the light cream and sugar. Slightly acidic, but mellow and very enjoyable. I have to admit, this beer was one of the biggest surprises I've experienced with a macro brewery, most likely, during my entire beer journey. You have to try it!

M - Finishes almost clean with just a hint of diner coffee happily dancing on my palette. Very crisp, very refreshing, and very, very enjoyable.

D - I can't say enough about this one. I really don't get how Blue Moon managed to nail this offering in the manner which they did. Most "coffee related" beers are usually either mouthfeel oil slick nightmares filled with over exaggerated artificial flavors or barely perceivable coffee stouts in name only. How Blue Moon managed to create a blonde ale in a Diner Coffee style, delivered in a restrained yet authentic manner is beyond me. If there was one critique I had to give this brew, it would be its branding. I don't think this beer embodies an "Iced Coffee" per se. This is a diner coffee. The best diner coffee you might ever hope to enjoy in a beer. Fantastic!

Jan 22, 2020
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PMakowski from New Hampshire

2.34/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 Oz bottle poured into glass
Look - hazy light golden yellow color. Very small foam head and no lacing on glass.
Smell - hazelnut, coffee, a little coconut sweetness, and some sewage
Taste - very light and watery. Diner coffee. Vanilla cream. Some grains like wheat and corn. Body is medium-light and carbonation is medium-high. No bitterness whatsoever.

Overall, didn't expect much and so it was about what i expected. A coffee beer for the average light beer drinker, nothing that stands out in terms of flavor, very weak overall amount of flavor. Needs a more robust coffee taste. Grade is a C

Jan 19, 2020
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ChainGangGuy from Georgia

3.36/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce can - $2.29 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

MAY0420.

Appearance: Pours a golden-hued body, hazy with a scant, dissipating, white head.

Smell: Smells of mid-grade coffeebeans, lightly bready, lightly grainy wheat with a heaping tablespoon or two of table sugar.

Taste: Medium level of sweetness, wheat loaf breadiness with a fleck of soggy grains. Coffee character is just fine, lending a little roastiness, dry chocolate, nuttiness. Nil hop character, bitterness. Swings back towards its initial sugary sweetness nearing the finish, as the coffee character fades out.

Mouthfeel: On the lighter side of medium-bodied. Medium-bodied.

Overall: Coffee character was fairly sufficient. Base beer was a little lackluster and sweeter than befitting a (wheat) blonde.

Jan 13, 2020
Blue Moon Iced Coffee Blonde from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 103 ratings