Blue Moon Honey Moon Summer Ale | Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Honey Moon Summer AleBlue Moon Honey Moon Summer Ale

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by pmcadamis on 05-05-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 347 | Ratings: 631
5/5  rDev +60.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Cloudy Straw color.

Fantastic smell of a honey sweet.

I've had this on tap and bottles. I so like the tap a bit better but who don't. This to me is the perfect summer beer.

Each mouthful takes me to a black sandy beach in Fiji. This goes perfect with a higher end cigar.

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Photo of PimpitySnicket
4.39/5  rDev +41.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The first time I had this beer it was ok, slightly better the 2nd time when I added a lemon. When I had one yesterday and drank it w/ an orange slice as Blue Moon recommends, this beer was off the hook!
Suds tasted very creamy and orange flavored. Tasted crisp w/ an orange/honey aftertaste that never becomes too sweet. Definitely just made it into my list of favorite beers.

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Photo of thepassingofdays
4.32/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

a- a bit more gold than most Blue Moons, about a finger of head with a fast pour.

s- excellent sweet smell, strong honey and clove overtones.

t- delicious beer, very unique and perfect level of sweetness and clove flavoring. Love it.

m- very smooth, light carbonation that tingles upon swallowing.

b- too sweet to have as a regular beer, but definitely worth trying.

I've enjoyed all of Blue Moon's seasonals besides their Spring (too much lime) and this is another success. It's like their Full Moon, just honey rather than brown sugar taste and noticiably warmer.

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Photo of MLasoski
4.3/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Out of the Blue Moon series, Honey Moon is my favorite. I don't understand how it is earning a C+ rating when the beer tastes exactly how its labeled, minus the moon haha. I'm a jokester.

Anyway, I poured the beer into a pint glass with a finger thick head and could immediately smell the honey and lemon peel. After the first sip, I was immediately impressed with how light it tasted, being that it had a dark brown complexion. This beer is perfect for a summer outting and may I suggest you still incorporate an orange and maybe a lemon to let it taste even better (even though it doesn't need any help).

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Photo of GeckoD
4.26/5  rDev +37%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First introduced to the Honey Moon in 2007, the Summer 2008 take is slightly less flavorful, yet still sweet, which is made up of elements of honey with some "nuttyness" to it, and just a touch of orange. Divergent from other summer beers which tend to be lighter with hints of lemon, the Honey Moon Summer Ale is only slightly more filling and drinks much smoother. The flavors are not overpowering, and surprisingly you don't get a good sense of them from the smell; which is closer to Blue Moon's White Ale than expected.

Overall, because of this beer's refreshing nature, smooth texture and sweet finish, I'd recommend it to any beer drinker looking for a nice alternative to other summer beers.

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Photo of BeerMeHearMe
4.2/5  rDev +35%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this one. I'm tempted to talk bad about the fact that it almost tastes artificially honey-like...but I won't too much. Because first, many honey brews have that similar taste.. And then I think back to classic Blue Moon and remember this is still a Blue Moon brew and so I compare this Summer Ale to a regular Blue Moon and I begin to understand where the brewer is coming from with this one.

A great summer day brew..if you like this try Orange Creme Summer Solstice Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing.

Pours a smooth and balanced golden brew, similar to a miller lite.

Wafting my nose of orange, honey and...miller lite.

Mouthfeel - an artificial honey tart like aftertaste at first, then you remember it's a Blue Moon beer, and that's what that strange lingering sensation is all about.

This one is drinkable - I'd have a few.

Notes: I have determined I love Blue Moon especially from the tap, the bottle taste does not do it many favors, concealing some of it's character. However with the Honey Brew I could stand it in the bottle more so than the original.

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4.17/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Beer pours a light golden color with very light carbonation visible through the slightly murky liquid. Head is white, airy, and fades quickly to nothingness.

Smell: A thin, wheaty maltiness chock-full of moderate hop flavor and dotted lightly with honey, and even more lightly with some sort of citrus fruit.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Good! Beer comes in smooth with a leading honey taste. As the carbonation unfolds, there are hints of hops and a moderate malty backbone, but the honey holds on until the semi-sweet end. Aftertaste is bittersweet with more of an emphasis on sweet, and completely pleasant. Very nice!

Overall: A solid beer here. The honey addition really makes this otherwise 'normal' pale wheat ale something really special...and they did it perfectly.

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Photo of larsee01
4.15/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from glass 12 oz bottle to pint glass

A--Slightly hazy deep yellow with thick, relisient head. Thick lacing. Nice.

S--Mild yeasty/breadiness with mild malt/hop balance and a hint of advertised orange.

T--Delicate wheat maltiness. Mild sweetness with yeasty breadiness. Zero bitterness. Not really picking up the orange peel, at least not close to its presence in Blue Moon. Maybe a detectable touch of the honey in its smoothness and mild sweetness.

M--Smooth and rich. Pleasant from start to finish. Nice body. Definitely not a "light beer".

D--Ideal for the golf course, barbecue or fishing boat in summer as advertised...but I could enjoy this in any weather. Strap it down for a nice, long session. Approachable, drinkable, enjoyable--but like I said earlier, not a "light beer". 5.6 ABV and nice body. Have fun with this one!

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Photo of flatblack80
4.05/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tried this one for the first time on my Honeymoon in Bar Harbor, Maine.

A: Light Gold, small fine light cream head.

S: Honey, no hops and a very light citrus

T: Sweet malts and Honey

M: Very smooth with Medium-light body Clean finish

D: Smooth and very "daily" drinkable. Refreshing sweetness

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Photo of krausen1989
4.02/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- poured a nice gold color, very little head retention. Also very clear and moderatly inviting.

S- smells malty and a little sweet with notes of honey

T- Mild malty taste, not much orange zest as labled on the bottle but small notes of honey. sweet with no sign of hops. Orange comes out more as the beer warms

M- Very thin with nice crisp carbonation and very refreshing on the palate.

D- Goes down smooth i would have another esp. on a hot summer day!

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Photo of Wetpaperbag
4/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Nice golden color with a slight haze.

S- Good smell, with a nice sweet tingle for the nose.

T- The taste is good as far as the summer brews go. The honey taste is subtle at first and in the finish it is more apparent. The more you drink the more that honey taste comes though. I'm not getting the citrus flavor quite like I would have wanted.

M- Not too carbonated, easy on the tongue and mouth. Goes down smooth too.

D- Easy to drink, smooth and just a good brew to drink on a hot day.

I would definitely bring this to a summer gathering when your trying to show a little class above the Bud Light/Miller Lite crew (but not show off). Over all this wasn't too bad of brew.

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Photo of chefhatt
4/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured it into a pint glass. The color is a very light yellow.
It had a 1/2 inch head that dissaptes quickly, no lace left. It had a little carbanation. I taste a little honey and some light citrus flavor. It has a great mouth feel. I think it is a very drinkable beer, nice for the summer. The beer is light but isn't a light beer.

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Photo of Clockwork420
4/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle to glass stein. x2 bottles - 1 stein.

A - Yellow slight haze. Bubbly. Light lace and light foam on top after a nice one or two finger head went down. This is alot prettier than expected. As I expect a really hazy hardly see through, dehydrated pee color. This is nice!

S - Smells fruity, and sweet. Wheat and bread smells also follow. But a sweet fruity citrus hits me first.

T - Mmmm. Its got a strong wheaty taste with a nice sweet hint in it. This beer makes me think of what they put in the mash. Its like an earthy perfect mixture. Orange, lemon, and wheat are big notes here. Think expensive bread. :)

M - The mouthfeel is like a pop kinda carbonation. But the alcohol is present. If it was hidden a slight bit more this would have gotten a near perfect. Too much carbs for me. But its balanced with this style. Everything is dead on in all categories it seems for a beer that is seasonal. Hits all the correct notes.

D - I wish they sold this by the case.

The overall appearance is great. The smell is just like the taste. The taste is earthy sweet and refreshing. And the drinkability is dead on. I could put a few of these away. Too bad this isnt around all year. Id like this one even in the dead of Winter.

Ill buy again.

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3.98/5  rDev +28%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle with freshness date clearly printed on the side.

Appearance is a pale yellow hugh with a foamy two-finger white head, which sticks around and drops nice thick rings the whole way down.

Nose is sweet, with dominating notes of citrus and honey, with a bit of clove detected as well.

Mouthfeel is slick and a little spritzy, with a nice, medium-full body. Aroma is nicely mimicked on the palate with sweet honey and citrus the driving force and a slight background of yeasty clove notes in the middle. Finish is smooth and sweet and lingers just long enough to make you want to grab another.

Perfect for a hot day; I had this after just finishing a little yard work; it was a great antidote for this horridly swealtering Georgia heat.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.97/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blue Moon's Honey Moon Summer Ale pours a clear yellow gold body beneath a full head of bright white foam. The head retention is good and it leaves some nice lace at the outset of the glass. The nose is honeyish and sweetly malty, subtly chalky with yeast, delicately fruity, and floral. It's medium bodied and creamy with a dextrinous edge and median, fine-bubbled carbonation. Honey returns in the flavor, but it's also distinctly wheaty and a touch chalky. It's sweetish but not overdone, and finishes drying. There's enough body and flavor to keep it interesting, giving it a decent amount of drinkability.

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3.93/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Purchased as part of "build-your-own-six-pack" at local grocer. Poured a large foamy head on a slightly cloudy, very light yellow body. Smell was weak of orange and honey, very faint. They came through much better in the taste, however. Reminded me of Leinie's Honey Weiss, only with more "wheatness". Very smooth, very easy to drink. A nice summer brew.

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3.93/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: A bright yellow, hazy and golden. Clear. Nice, but nothing outstanding.

S: Light and refreshing, a small dose of honey and lemon peak through.

T: More of the same, with the citrus notes coming out strong to the forefront, and the honey tending to be pushed to the back, which is ironic considering the name.

M: Clean and easy to drink, very impressive.

D: This is my final season ale of the Blue Moon family, and while none of them ever really topped Blue Moon in overall flavor, this one is fairly close and great for a refreshing alternative. I will have again.

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3.92/5  rDev +26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a hefe glass. Mild white head with little retention. A few spots of lacing on the glass. Color is a pale hazy yellow, with bits of sediment floating around.

Smell has a lightly sweet honey aroma. Definitely tell it's clover honey. Light orange blossom flavors, honey sweetened.

Soft mouthfeel, pretty refreshing. The sweetness is not overberaing.

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3.92/5  rDev +26%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Golden yellow. Just a bit of rapidly dissipating head.
S-Lemon zest and some spice with malt sweetness.
T-Not as much spice in the taste. Very sweet and citrusy flavor without much hops in there.
M-Very refreshing. Nice carbonation.
D-Very high. Definately good for the summer months.

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Photo of Berticus
3.89/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

When it comes to honey beers this is one of my favorites so far.
It is way better than Dundee's honey brown and it really sucks that the brew is only available in the summer.
Its weird though how it tastes like you put honey straight into your beer, even makes your lips sticky.

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3.85/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Bubbly, soapy carbonation overall. A thin layer of dense lacing throughout that I really enjoy. Small layer of foam. Definitely a honey-like color. Really good.

Smell: A slight metallic smell with overtones of honey. First part is not so good, but the honey is nice. After a few of these the honey stands out much more. Apple and lemon as well.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Heavy on the pepper and lemon rind. Initially strong with a cooling honey in the finish. Pepper has a second bite after this. Medium-bodied with a spritzy finish. The finish flattens out a bit.

Drinkability: Above average summer ale.

Overall: Worth a shot.

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Photo of auxiliary
3.85/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance - Golden yellow, with a small head.

smell - Sweet smell of honey, and cirtus.

taste - Honey, wheat, sweet malt.

mouthfeel - Crisp and clean feel. Light-medium body.

drinkability - Refreshing beer, easy drinking for the summer. Another great one from Blue Moon.

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3.85/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a bad summer alefor a Coors product! I drank cold drectly from the bottle, from what I saw it looked orange-yellow. Smelled like honey and orange with some floral notes. Tasted refreshing with honey and some citrus but mot overly sweet. I could see sipping a few of these while laying by the pool on a hot July day.

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3.85/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Honey Moon poured a copper color, with a good sized head. The smell had some citrus and orange, but wasnt strong enough. It tasted similar to regular blue moon, but stronger, and with a lemon and honey twist to it. It was light, refreshing, and very easy to drink. Overall might be the best blue moon, not the best seasonal summer beer, but deffently a good one.

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3.84/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: somewhat cloudy without being opaque, golden with a champagne bubble look.

S: wheat, butter, honey, maybe a little grapefruit

T: crisp start with wheat and lemon grassy taste with overtones of honey and cream.

M: light, crisp, that seems to disappear as soon as it is swallowed.

D: highly drinkable, great beer for hot weather by the pool or on the lake.

**This review was dictated by my girlfriend, who usually hates this syle of beer. Personally, I think that it smelled and tasted like buttered popcorn, but that might just from the Gulden Draak that we just reviewed!**

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