Blue Moon Honey Moon Summer Ale | Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)

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Blue Moon Honey Moon Summer AleBlue Moon Honey Moon Summer Ale

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Colorado, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Summer

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Added by pmcadamis on 05-05-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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5/5  rDev +62.9%

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5/5  rDev +62.9%

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5/5  rDev +62.9%

5/5  rDev +62.9%
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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4.5/5  rDev +46.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +46.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +46.6%

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4.39/5  rDev +43%
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 +40.7%
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 +40.1%
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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4.26/5  rDev +38.8%
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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4.2/5  rDev +36.8%
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 +35.8%
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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4.15/5  rDev +35.2%
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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4.05/5  rDev +31.9%
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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4.02/5  rDev +30.9%
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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4/5  rDev +30.3%

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4/5  rDev +30.3%
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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4/5  rDev +30.3%

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4/5  rDev +30.3%
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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4/5  rDev +30.3%

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4/5  rDev +30.3%
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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Blue Moon Honey Moon Summer Ale from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
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