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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Photo of sellmeagod
2.82/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

There was a time when I would find this to be a regular drinkable beer, but things have changed and made the sweet/wheat combination taste a little much for me on this one.

The yellow bottle and "honey" title should let you know what's going on and it isn't wonderful tho it is technically sweet. It feels alright, smells alright, and drinks alright, so that's passable for a seasonable although it doesn't come close to making me feel relaxed and summery. This beer cuts corners to preserve the honey, which is lame.

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Photo of socon67
3.52/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I like Blue Moon, but generally don't like their seasonals. This one falls into the same pattern.

A - Golden in color, and fairly clear.

S - You can smell honey, and a little bit of citrus. But it also has a bit of a skunky smell. Not liking that.

T - Sweet, and tangy. But there is no trace of hops, wheat or any grain. This really misses the mark there.

M - Okay. Its just so darned bland that I'm not getting anything. No finish of any kind.

D - It is a drnkable beer. If you like this type, you can have more than one.

Overall not a good showing from BM. A shame since their regular Blue Moon is tasty on tap, even though its made by one of the big guys. They should scrap the seasonals.

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Photo of BedetheVenerable
2.66/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Presentation: 12oz brown screw top bottle...forgot to look for a best by date

Appearance: Medium rich gold hue w/bright clarity (I don't really appreciate that in this style) and attractive beading carbonation in an etched Belgian chalice...the white head is fairly meagre, however, even after a strong pour, and soon fades to a thin, flimsy, and rapidly-fading film.

Smell: The aromas aren't too bad. There's definitely a honeyed sweetness, which I like 'cos I love honey, and it's backed by a very light candied orange aroma and a bit of grainy malt. Simple, but fairly attractive.

Taste: Damnit. I was really actually hoping for something here. It's got a nice, natural honey flavor to it, but that's overlaid on what tastes like maybe all-malt macro-lager. Sweet graininess and that kinda odd steely bitterness typical of easy-drinkin macro lagers. I don't really get any wheat or yeast flavors here at all. Disappointing.

Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated w/a medium body

Drinkability: One is enough

Conclusion: If I get drug along to a place where all they have is generic lagers and perhaps a Blue Moon on tap, I'll take a Blue Moon if I'm in a beer mood. Especially on draft, it can kinda hit the spot. No, I'm not a BMC guy, but I have no problem admitting that if it's not old or served with dirty lines, a Blue Moon is sometimes just damn tasty (esp. if served in a black 'n tan fashion w/Guinness). Their seasonals, however, should be avoided. This is the best one of 'em, but that's not saying much...

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Photo of tigg924
2.43/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Had on tap at the Cedarville BBC

Appearance: gold in color, 1/4 inch head, clear, high carbonation

Smell: honey and grain

Taste: the honey bursts out at the beginning and lasts well to the end, there is also grass and hops

Mouthfeel: light bodied, high carbonation, sweet start that slowly becomes bitter

Drinkability: This tastes like a bad pilsner mixed with honey. I appreciate Blue Moon, but this beer is a one and done for me. The sweetness is borderline cloying at times and does not mix well.

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Photo of sauron681
3.75/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a bright golden color, very fizzy. Has a great head, however dissipates quickly. The lacing stays around for almost the entire session.

Very smooth and clean in the mouth. Has hints of malt and honey. Very sweet taste. A light fruity aroma with floral accents as well. Couldnt pickup any orange flavor.

Ive always been a fan of blue moon, this summer ale is quite good.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear, pale golden colour, with one finger of soapy white head, which leaves nary a speck of lace around the glass in its departure. It smells of mild white barley grain, with a bit of spicy wheatiness, and a tinge of earthy sweetness. The taste is sweet honeyed malt, a bit of mild citrus, and earthy, floral hops. The carbonation is moderate, the body medium weight, somewhat smooth, and it finishes off-dry, a soft graininess offset only slightly by an earthy hoppy dryness.

A nice, muddled sweetness makes this beer an adequately drinkable summer quaffer, given its ubiquity (stateside, at least) and price point.

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Photo of Tunafever73
2.87/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thin head disapeared quickly. Not much of anything to smell. Nice color. Very slight honey flavor, even less citrus. Not a bad beer, but nothing exceptional. This is one of those beers that you forget about because it is right in the middle. Not good, not bad, its just there. It's a blue suit, a plain t-shirt, a romantic comedy.

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Photo of rdub
3.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into my new pint glass from Barefoot Bernie's in OBX NC. Thin wispy head only lasted a few seconds then dissipated into nothing. Smell was bright and citrusy with a bit of sweetness coming through due to the honey. Taste was somewhat bland with the macro wheat taste and a bit of honey. Somewhat sweet. Mouthfeel was thin and drinkability was good. Would be good to have a few by the pool but not really something a beer advocate would drink routinely.

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Photo of DFN
3.4/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Although not technically a "light" beer, this Summer Ale has a light taste and feel to it. It is seasoned with just a hint of both citrus and honey, giving it a bit of a lemonade-y quality. The head is light and frothy and fades fast. Overall it's fairly insubstantial, but it's the kind of beer you could drink quite a few of on a hot summer day. Not great, not bad.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
2.63/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a light golden color ale with a small foamy head with OK retention and no lacing. Aroma consists of light wheat malt with notes of orange peel and honey. Taste is also a nice mix between some wheat malt with notes of orange peel and honey. Overall this is quite bland with a limited flavour profile.

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Photo of cdkrenz
3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Yellow body with a head unmentionable.

S - A slight sweet citrus aroma is evident.

T - Subtle sweetness alongside a moderate citrus taste maiking for a decent summer brew.

M - Watery and crisp.

~ One was enough for me. As for summer ales I've had better. That being said, this isn't all that bad a brew for a big box brand. I will say it was a decent try on behalf of the brewery.

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Photo of newcastleme
3.53/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

While not as heavy as its older brother, Blue Moon. I really enjoyed this beer. It is incredibly drinkable and leaves a wonderful after taste. It's very smooth with a slightly sweet aftertaste. The coloring isn't as deep but it's quite lovely. I highly recommend it.

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Photo of jporf911
3.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle a freshness date of November 2010 on the bottle itself.

Appearance- 3.5 out of 5. Honey Moon pours with a fluffy one-finger white head and an inviting golden color. Once the head dissipates, it leaves a decent bit of lacing. A few carbonation bubbles meander up to the top.

Smell- 3 out of 5. The smell is very lackluster. It is dominated by sweet lemon, a bit of wheat, and a hint of honey.

Taste- 3.5 out of 5. This beer starts off with a hit of honey, followed by grain. The lemon in the nose shifts to orange peel in the taste (which makes sense considering the bottle said that's what was used in the brewing). The wheat and the hops must have an aversion to honey because they're awfully meek in this beer. The honey taste grows as the beer warms up.

Mouthfeel- 3.5 out of 5. Light, crisp, and smooth, as it should be, but just a little too acidic on the back of the throat.

Drinkability- 3.5 out of 5. It's pretty good for a Summer beer, but that doesn't really change the fact that it's a bit one-dimensional. I could drink a few of these, but not for the taste-- just because they go down easily. The honey would be more fitting in a heavier Fall wheat beer.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pure golden yellow and crystal clear, not too much head or lacing but overall appealing anyway.

Not much smell. Some sweet lemon and orange and grains.

Tastes nice. The honey and orange are present, but subtle and balanced. A wheaty taste also is present but goes again with the balanced nature. Damn good for a coors product, no doubt.

Feels light and refreshing in the mouth. Nothing overpowering but definitely nice.

Drinkability is good, especially for a summer afternoon barbeque.

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Photo of thatguy3579
2.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Crystal clear, straw colored, with thin weak white head.

S: A light smell of lemon and bread. Standard wheat beer terrain here.

T: Light lemon tartness upfront, mixes with some malty sweetness and some honey flavors. Not a taste-powerhouse, but not so bad either. Perhaps a little too sweet.

M: Medium bodied, with lots of carbonation.

D: For a macro beer it's not too shabby. The lingering sweetness prevent this beer from crushing the drinkability category.

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Photo of whiplash3825
3.35/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from a Brewmaster's Summer Sampler 12 pk.

Pours a crystal-clear, pale gold with a teeny head that disappears so quick you'd think magic was involved.

First whiff in the nose was of a grainy alcohol, then a little honey sweetness and wheaty mustiness.

More graininess in the taste, slight hop bitterness along with a slight sweetness (from the honey I guess), and nary a wheat flavor to be found. Only SLIGHTLY above average if you consider BMC beers average.

Mouthfeel is crisp and light, and a tad thin but good for this 100+ degree day where a thicker beer would just be too heavy.

Drinkability is okay... it's not a BAD beer, just totally uninspiring and utterly forgettable.

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Photo of Sweetmambyjamby
2.82/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

On tap

A- golden honey color, maybe it's made with a special honey....nah doubt it

S- honey and sugar, and some hop it smells good...

T- bleh! honey overload here it's absolutely terrible, it's like honey from the bottle with liquor in it.

M- See above, super thick and syrupy, totally unimpressed

D- yeah good thing I only drank a little no sense wasting another sip in my lifetime on this crap.

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Photo of DrJay
3.07/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Clear gold with no head, at least after the initial cap of white foam disappeared within about 30 seconds. Light aroma, oranges, honey, wheat crackers, lightly floral. More of same in the flavour - sweet oranges, wheat, honey sweetness. Bitterness was mild and it was a little acrid and spicy in the finish. Light bodied, coarse carbonation. Overall, it's pretty average. Nothing is terribly wrong, it just didn't come together very well.

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Photo of SuperSpy
3.17/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A - Golden, very clear with a nice rocky head. I won't knock off the points for it being filtered, but I will point out that I'm a big fan of unfiltered wheat beers. I will knock off points for how quickly the head dies down to absolutely nothing.

S - Sweet wheat.

T&M - Crisp and refreshing. Very light, very smooth. Sweet with a slight wheat flavor, hints of apple and sweet honey with a mix of sweet and bitter finish on the back of the tongue.

D - Goes down easy, but the honey becomes unappealing about half way through the bottle. I really don't think I could drink another one of these.

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Photo of chefhatt
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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Photo of FickleBeast
3.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottle says 5.2% ABV vice 5.6% listed here.

Pours macro-straw yellow with a half finger of foam that dissipates instantly without lacing. Aroma is a grainy maltiness. Not much else. Carbonation seems high, bubble rush to the surface where then fizzle out to the sides of the glass.

First sip is underwhelming. Bland. Some sweetness, but that's about it. I do detect some honey flavors, but that could be influenced by the label.

I just want a summer beer that excites my palate. This, like so many others, falls short. There's nothing bad tasting here, just a light honey flavor. I'd drink this at a BBQ over a macro lager, but otherwise I'd steer clear.

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Photo of wolfmug
3.65/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

appearance: clear golden color with thin head and little to no lacing

smell: picked up some malts and a bit of citrus, not to much going on here

taste: really got the wheat up front, the honey followed. couldn't pick up the orange i smelt though

mouthfeel: very smooth and had a light feel to it, low carbonation too

drinkability: drinkability is good, over 5% abv which is nice. a good beer to have on a hot summer day. didn't get sick of this beer

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Photo of SpdKilz
3.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours a clear, straw color into my SA Perfect Pint. About a finger of off white head is achieved, which quickly dissipates leaving little lacing.

Smell - Slight floral, honey, wheat and grain, orange citrus, just a hint of spice.

Taste - Heavier on the honey in the flavor, combined with some light caramel malts. The wheat and floral aromas from the nose also make a presence. Nothing out of this world but I don't really think this beer is trying to be something it's not.

Mouthfeel - Medium to light bodied, decent carbonation.

Drinkability - Honestly, quite so. This is very refreshing and a change of pace from all the high alcohol and massively flavorful beers I am used to. It is nice every now and then to have something that is just plain and simple. Not the best, not the worst, but definitely drinkable.

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Photo of beertunes
2.57/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a clean, clear urine yellow with a thin white head that had no retention or lacing. The smell was OK, a very slight grainy wheat aroma, no other notable features. The flavor was a slightly funky wheat taste, again nothing else stands out. The body was thin and watery. Drinkability wasn't terrible, but also wasn't very good. Overall, an unspectacular beer, which is pretty much what I was expecting.

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Photo of Cubsfan1087
3.72/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Honey Moon is similar to other summer season beers I've had. The beer is shade of yellow that is a bit cloudy. The taste and smell is fairly sweet. There is definetly some citrus flavor in this beer. I would say this beer is comparable to Sam Adams Summer Ale, but I found Honey Moon to be a bit sweeter. Honey Moon is a very easy beer to drink. I recommend this to anyone who likes summer beers.

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