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

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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
Photo of Mebuzzard
2.18/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a rather clear amber/golden with a 2 finger head. Head stayed for a bit, the vanished, never to be seen again. Still, it looked ok at first.
Smell of sweet malt, old malt, and a touch of honey. Yep, honey. A bit odd, especially for a summer beer. Nothing Blue Moon about this.
Taste starts with a tinge of honey, then stale malt, some sweetness and ick. This is not a good beer. The flavor is weak, the feel is thin, yet it's aftertaste is musky.
Bad offering from Blue Moon. This is not a good summer beer, or a good beer in general.

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Photo of boelker62
2.68/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This pours a yellow haze but without the depth of the original Blue Moon. Other reviewers are right on when it was said that this should have been the firdt offering to attempt the macro-drinkers crossover. It is ultimately less adventurous than the original, and far from what I would consider a witbier, but nevertheless, a good summer brew. Sure, it's worth a try.

You will eqsily pull the orange peel and honey adds out of this, but unfortunately, not much else.

Sorry, but unexciting to me.

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Photo of daburtman
3.53/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

not a bad beer for a hot summer day, which is what i had it on so maybe im alil bias, i love blue moon's belgian white but this one tasted nothing like it, so im surprised they considered it a witbier. the honey after taste was really good and made the beer worth the 6pack buy, but i had a very high expectation and it didnt live up to it. not a bad beer but i probably wouldnt go right for it for a summer get together.

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Photo of whynot44
3.32/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light hazy gold color with a moderate foamy head that doesn'I stay around long but manages a bit of lace on the way out.

The aroma is biscuits and honey with just a slight citrus note.

The taste is mild bready grain with honey, mellow not overpowering, with a peppery, spicy note and a slight grassy note at the finish. Mildly sweet, drying out slightly at the end. Light and easily drinkable.

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Photo of dojobrewco
2.41/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a straw yellow into a tall glass. Little head retention or maybe just my glass's fault. Who knows. However not impressed altogether with this particular brew. Maybe its the slight sourness that I am not very fond of that makes me think this way. A very drinkable beer for a hot summer day, but then again I think that every beer is very drinkable. I guess I was expecting more out of this one, regardless I am surprised that my local grocery store actually had it.

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Photo of zymurgy4all
3.18/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This pours a yellow straw color with a minimal head and some lacing. It appears slightly hazy. It smells of slight citrus and a hint of hops and some sourness. It tastes fairly refreshing as a summer beer should. I detect a slight honey flavor, and some bitterness from either hops or orange peel. It is a slightly bitter beer with not much flavoring hops--they let the honey, malt, and orange peel take care of that. Not much body to it as expected, and overall not a bad beer from a big company. I wouldn't mind having some on a golf course.

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Photo of Frozensoul327
3.68/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours out to a bright golden color with a hint of an orange hue. Small head of white foam, with a medium level of carbonation. No lacing in the glass.

S: Orange peel and grain. Hints of malts and earth. A slight salty citrus note. After thoughts of grass and straw.

T: Mild malty sweetness with a natural nutty flare, making this one suprisingly nice. Noteable honey is right on, not overly sweet or cloying.

M: Crisp, refreshing, nice and bubbly. I like this one, especially for the summer months. Goes down very smooth.

D: This is what they should be brewing in place of regular Blue Moon. Totally quaffable, intersting, and the pinnacle of cross-over beers for macro drinkers. May not be a Witbier by the strictist definition, but I like it. Highly recommended.

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Photo of RJLarse
3/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I bought a six-pack of Blue Moon Honey Moon Summer Ale at a grocery store. Poured in to a pint tumbler.

Pours a pale gold color and is slightly hazy. Two-finger foamy white head is fairly resilient.

The smell is faint, sweet and fruity. Orange and honey perhaps.

The taste is also sweet, orange and honey flavors with a leafy herbal spice note, I'll say tarragon.

Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, but the spice gives it a dry chalky feel. Not a real thirst quencher, which I thought it would be.

This is a drinkable beer I guess, but the dryness isn't what I am after in a summer ale. I'll probably pass on this one in the future. I think there are as good or better summer ales out there, and some, like Henry Weinhard's, at a lower price..

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Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.53/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Let me start of by saying this is no witbier. sorry. No witbier characteristics here except for the mild citrus flavoring.

A- transparent straw yellow body with fairly thick white head. Great head retention and lacing.

S- not much to pick up except maybe honey.

T- This is all flavoring. First is an overpowering honey. There is a hint of wheat flavoring and accents of citrus. This is a very sweet taste all the way through.

M- Not bad. This is not watery whatsoever. Medium carbonation and light body. Nice job Coors.

D- Its not for everybody. It is certainly very sweet and not your typical ale. This would be very appropriate for the herbed/spiced beer category. I liked it but many will not.

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Photo of littlebibs
3.3/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is an ok lighter style spring/summer brew that goes down
easy when its getting hot, I love trying all these new ones as
they come out. Mostly hit or miss but I find the Honey Moon taste semi-sweet and the honey and
orange easy to drink. Its got some spices in there I like in a a wit
beer. I can find this one close by and its pretty inexpensive. Like so many have stated its light, it a Coors product
so many hate it right out of the gate, its sweet. Theres many choices of beer and ale to make out there
this ones harmless, nothing to write home about but
its decent stuff and I'd buy it again no problem.

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Photo of Hibernator
2.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Blue Moon Honey Moon Summer Ale
12 oz brown bottle
Jet ink: SEP3007 027 45 N B
Served in a 20 oz tulip pint glass

Pours a hazy golden yellow with a decent head on top.

Whiffs of toasted grain, pineapple, sweet honey drops and floral hops.

Grainy and cereal flavors provide the backbone with a juicy honey sweetness coating. Pineapple juice with a touch of fruit - possibly mellon and flowers. Quite unbalanced and overly sweet.

Ehhh. I could take it or leave it.

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Photo of PlaywrightSam
3.13/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into tulip glass. A: Very light, almost like a macro rice lager but it's saved a bit by the nice golden hue. Head went away very quickly. S: Not much aside from the honey and the wheat. The citrus is pretty much in the background. T: Like the smell a lot of honey and wheat with some citrus, a little thin but pretty pleasant. Not much hop character but a little bitterness on the finish. M: Moderate to low carbonation, pretty smooth. D: A good thirst quencher for the summer but not anything to go crazy over. I probably won't buy it again.

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Photo of Ricochet
2.91/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Fizzy as all soda pop, little head, but with all the fizz, it stayed for a bit. Typical yellow burp beer color. Average.

S: Hard to pick anything out. Other than sweet malt, this had very little scent to appetize.

M: Cerial grain, like the end of a bowl of Trix, otherwise, thin and a wash that was simple with Trix aftertaste. Eh...

T: There was the orange peel, and it didn't seem fake, it tasted like it was orange rhind, making a suttle dent with the honey sweetness of a honey brown, but it seemed like this was added to regular Coors rather than being developed on it's own. It was a decent effort , but no more decent than a thirst quenching lawnmower beer.

D: Yes, I could drink this as a regular hot day burp beer, so maybe it scores better than Coors, but as it's style, a weak choice.

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Photo of allengarvin
3.18/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Nice amber-gold color, clear, with only a slight head on top. Grainy wheat malt nose with a (very) faint citrus twang. Taste is mostly grainy, with little bitterness. There's a light fruitiness but mostly clean-tasting as far as yeast flavor goes. There's a bit of interesting spiciness in the finish, which reminds me of cinnamon. Texture is mostly neutral, just a tad creamy.

Ordinary Blue Moon is a reasonably tasty wit, better tasting than some actual Belgian examples, but this effort is pretty bland and mostly uninteresting.

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Photo of MrHurmateeowish
3.49/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Light yellow translucent body with a couple inches of white head that takes a little while to dissipate and leaves a good amount of lacing. Smells slightly lemmony and peppery with a hint of honey. Tastes sweet like honey, hints of citrus in the background. Light bodied but by no means watery. Very drinkable. Not much wrong with this one, though it's a bit simplistic. An easy-drinking beer for a hot day.

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Photo of BretSikkink
2.63/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Light pale yellow, slightly hazy. Decent head and retention, little lace. Lots of slick honey, slightly citric aroma.

Flavor comes with more honey, no rough or raw but finished and smooth. Decently full mouthfeel, some white beer spicing and citric rind, but the honey definitely stars. Fortunately, the flavor is so light that it's not very offensive.

Not recommended, unless you specifically light honey brews. Much better than a Mike's Hard, and preferred to Leinenkugel's summer shandy, but not up to the standards of Dupont's Biere de Miel.

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Photo of cktison
2.98/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle to pint glass.

A: Nice, creamy foam head, 3 finger, but extrememly quick dissipation. Almost no lacing. Nice golden amber, clear - bit of haze but not much.
S: Honey, orange, wheats and a bit of spice, but all pretty weak - the aroma was there, but you had to search for it.
T: Very sugary, honey. Orange and spiciness follows, nice hop balance
M: Moderate carbonation, smooth, spicy, bit sharp at the end.
D: This is a decent, cheap beer from blue moon. Not great, not horrible. Good flavors and goes down easy.

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Photo of TexIndy
2.1/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle with a best by date of Sept 07 into a pint glass. It had a slightly pale yellow color. I gave a hard pour and got a pretty big head that stuck around for a bit. Good carb with slight lacing. The aroma was punch in the face honey with a slight hint of orange peel in the back. The taste was also dominated by honey. I think I would have liked this is it had been a beer with some honey highlights since I love honey but this is basically a glass of honey with a little beer thrown in to make it flow out of the glass better. By the end the honey is just too much to take and I had to choke down the last third just to avoid a drain pour. Avoid this one. (1.5, NA, ML, N)

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Photo of AndIWantYou
2.72/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Wait, isn't witbier supposed to be, you know, "wit"? And maybe opaque? This isn't--it's a translucent sickly yellow color with no real head to speak of. Bubbles nicely for a while. Smells vaguely of honey, but I'm not sure I would have picked up on it without being told. Tastes a little more like honey and average pale lager type beer. Has a pretty nice, refreshing mouthfeel--somewhere between spring and summer if you know what I mean. Despite having very little to recommend it, I could actually drink a few of these on a hot day. That's about all it's good for, though.

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Photo of Bookseeb
3.6/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is a light orange with a quick fizzy head. smell is clean with light honey and orange. Taste of the honey is prevalent giving it a sweetness with a bit of orange and having a good balance with hops and carbonation. Mouthfeel is light to medium but thick. Overall it's better than what was to be expected, it would make for a good session but the sweetness would prevent me to continue beyond 2-3 beers.

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Photo of azcat777
3.45/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- It is a golden pale yellow, i would almost consider it blonde with a foamy white head that dissapates rather quickly

S- a honey/sugary aroma is most prevalent. Smells orange peel and wheat follow

T- The wheat and citrus ingredients are tasted first following by the lingering taste of honey. very sweet in taste overall. It has high carbonation and is notable when taking a sip.

M- Feel pretty smooth but thick. The syrup consistency of honey can be felt and can be felt for some time after taking a sip.

D- This beer is tasty, but very sweet. A great adaptation on a wheat beer. I recommend trying this beer if given the chance.

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Photo of pmcadamis
3.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear and pale golden yellow with a foamy two finger white head that settles to a fizzy haze. Big sheets of foamy white lace coat the glass at first, but as the beer warms less lace is noticable.

S - Sweet honey and sugar on top of a basic Blue Moon wit aroma of orange peel and coriander.

T - Cloyingly sweet honey flavor that totally overpowers any wit flavors that come through in the nose. As it warms, more and more nutmeg and cinnamon come through. Candy-ish and artificial, but with a nice spiced flavor underneath the sugar.

M - Medium bodied with some sugar coating the palate and adding to the feeling of heft in the mouth. Fizzy soda pop carbonation. The finish is a bit dusty, but then cut off by a sugary sweetness that makes me feel like I've had hard candy in my mouth.

D - This is pretty drinkable for those who like sweet flavors. For me this sweetness could be very annoying after one or two. This is worth trying, and I think some people might really like this, but it's not for me.

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