Blue Moon Honey Moon Summer Ale | Coors Brewing Company

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73
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632 Ratings
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Blue Moon Honey Moon Summer AleBlue Moon Honey Moon Summer Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
coors.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by pmcadamis on 05-05-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
632
Reviews:
348
Avg:
3.11
pDev:
17.36%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
61
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 632 |  Reviews: 348
Photo of jkc88
3.57/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden, orange color. Small white head which dissipates quickly.

S: Honey with a hint of citrus.

T: Sweet and citrus, though I wouldn't be able to tell the citrus came from orange peel if it hadn't been on the label. It finishes with a drier, almost toasted taste.

M: Carbonation with a medium body.

Overall it was a fairly solid beer, especially from a mass produced beer. I won't seek out another, but if that's all that was available, I wouldn't be upset. It's easy to drink, and not over-the-top sweet like some other summer ales.

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Photo of dacrza1
2.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Situation: Working on some poetic lines, however elusive they prove to be...
Glassware: Hoegaarden tumbler...
Appearance: light copper body with bubbles clinging to every edge in the tumbler; white, fizzy, foamy head thins quickly--definitely filtered...
Aroma: bright, sprightly cloveed and citric--nothing subtle here--and the orange zest (whether legit or additive) is alluring...
Palate: a fizzy, zesty busy medium-bodied ale--a bit thin at the finish but present enough as the sip begins; set for "refreshing"...
Taste: the lemony/orange citric zip refreshes; can this be an ale with zero hop presence? wheat is light, which means the flavor is too--intentional, yes; though the evening is not muggy or hot, it still works as Coors intended, yet this one should best the OG Blue Moon in taste, and I am not sure it does--plus, I'd rather have the real lemon or orange in the glass, not in the bottle... Overall: This finishes with an almost dish detergent lemon drizzle, and isn't really slammable because it actually is slammable enough...

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Photo of Ragingbull
3.45/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Gold in color with light and foamy head. Honey and grain on the nose. Small amount of prickle bubbles are present. The attack is pretty smooth with a little graininess that is well concealed by the malt. The mouthfeel is pretty smooth and it seems to me that this might be due to the honey influence as the mouthfeel is much more syrupy than the typical blue moon. There is a strong grain flavor late, but still remains pleasant. The finish is clean. There is some honey in the aftertaste and a grippiness like that experienced with some wines.

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

I like Blue Moon Belgian White, but this is nothing close. Virtually no hoppiness. It smells very sweet, with very little malt. The taste is wriiten right on the bottle "Honey" That describes this beer; liquid honey. If you prefer that sort of thing this beer is for you, but if you like a kick in the ass, this is not it.

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Photo of atigerlife
2.9/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light golden with a small head that dissipates quickly. Decent amount of carbonation rising.

Aroma is grainy, adjuncts.

Taste is dominated by honey. Adjuncts, watery, grainy. Lacking any real purpose.

Mouthfeel is medium light, lightly cleansing.

Overall, this beer is OK. Nothing to get excited about. I will avoid it if possible.

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Photo of JamesS
3.74/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear, with a very pale, near white color; nice head and decent lacing. Fairly neutral scent, not much to it but a slight sweetness. Nice taste, decent amounts of sweet wheat malt and a small hint of orange peel; huge honey flavor, the name was a good choice, it had mead-like qualities with the amount of honey in the flavor. Went down very smooth, it's easy to drink. Another nice macro-micro from Coors' Blue Moon line.

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Photo of popery
1.97/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Like a bad lager mixed with some honey syrup. My first impression of Honey Moon was that it doesn't really taste like beer. It's more like a really bad light cider mixed with artificial honey. The honey flavor really isn't all bad, but the grainy off-flavored malt and non-existent hops kill it for me. I'd like to give it a lower score, at least compared to real beers and the style, but it's definitely not at quite the depths of something like cheap malt liquor. The aroma is disappointingly weak. The appearance is poor at best. The beer is an odd color, a light sickly yellow, with an awful fizzy head that immediately dissipates to nothing. I generally don't care about appearance, but some of these big mass-produced beers look very odd, especially the sweet ones. The feel is way more cloying than it should be, particularly for a beer made with honey. Drinkability is low, but I can get through a glass when it's cold. A pretty bad beer.

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Photo of minnunderground
3.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Gold with a orange tinge, burst of head at end of pour with a quick fade, white in color

S-bit o wheat with some orange / citrus

T- Taste is pretty decent, not as much honey as i was expecting

M- pretty light

D- highly drinkable

overall a nice refreshing brew, but not what i would like to see in a APWA

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Photo of BARFLYB
3.16/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Single bottle poured into a glass. I had this on tap once before and did not hate it.

A- Honey Moon has a nice look to it. A light tangerine color with some orange within. A one inch off white head faded into a skim on the surface that was not full. No lacing from this one.

S- Smells like a macro with a bit of care put into the process for once. I get light clover and a lot of orange peel freshly cut. Honey comes up with warming. This rounds out with light pale malts and wheat, perfect for summer.

T- Alright, the honey is there but not as large as expected coming from the name. Drinking this I get wheat, pale malt, honey and then orange peel in that exact order. Any hops used in this dont make a dent. More honey with warming. Not bad.

M- A light bodied summer beer with less carb than expected which works out quite well, any more would of been overkill. The carb is felt under the tounge. A light aftertaste of orange peel. While the flavors come out more with warming the feel just declines, so there is that.

D- I liked this better than Blue Moon. The honey addition is perfect for summer although minimal but it works because to much would have made this overly sweet and not a good candidate for a summer quaff. 5.2% is low and any more would be uncivilized. I did not want any more after my 12oz though.

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.55/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance - straw/gold pour. Big, white fluffy head of two fingers. Nice lacing, good resiliency.

Aroma - lightly floral/soapy, a soft graininess in support.

Taste - an interesting tart orange, like a Sicilian blood orange. Like how regular Blue Moon tastes with the orange slice. Goes a little dry and tart on the swallow and finish.

Mouthfeel - average for everything here.

Drinkability - a good beer for a warm weather session thing.

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Photo of sarahspat
1.82/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Looks a shade darker than standard adjunct lager yellow. Head can be huge with a firm pour, but fades to nothing quickly and leaves no lacing either.

Smells like an adjunct lager... honey and some faint whiffs of coriander, too.

It seems strange, but honey is by far the most prominent flavor. This beer is cloyingly, artificially sweet. The spices do not complement the other flavors at all. Whenever I got a hint of the coriander-like spice that seemed to hover in the background, it just seemed out of place... and just gross, to be honest. None of the flavors go well together here. Horrible, horrible beer. I couldn't taste any orange at all. Honey Moon pretty much tastes like an adjunct lager with a lot of honey (and I mean a LOT) and a weird concoction of spices added. An abomination even for an American Pale Wheat Ale, and it gets even worse as it warms.

The carbonation is too weak and the mouthfeel comes across almost syrupy because of how inappropriately sweet it is.

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Photo of Kromes
3.15/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear yellow with a thin white head. Smells very sweet, with honey and malt and a little bit of hop. A malty flavor up front with a sweet honey kick in the middle and slight fruity bitterness in the finish. Not bad, not good, but average taste. Decent mouthfeel, nice and crisp and a good amount of carbonation. Drinkability is alright, it is a good summer beer but the sweetness might get to me after a couple.

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Photo of sbe1
3.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A decent and drinkable summer ale.

Appearance: A clear golden color with a fluffy white head some lacing on the glass.

Smell: Sweet malt, a hint of citrus and pepper and maybe faint ginger spice.

Taste: Sweet malt, honey, finishes with orange peel light spice and honey.

Mouthfeel: light, crisp, and refreshing.

Drinkability: pretty good a nice low cost and fairly simple session beer.

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

Poured into a glass.

Pours a hazy yellow-orange color with a thin bubbly white head with minimal lacing. Smells of wheat, some malt and hints of spiciness and orange. The taste is very light with first notes of the wheat and spice and the citrus cutting through towards the end. Tastes like a sweeter and spicier version of its brother product, Blue Moon. The mouthfeel of Honey Moon is very light-bodied with a good amount of carbonation throughout. I'd say that this is very fairly drinkable.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.47/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one pours a hazy, opaque orange-gold with a thin white head. Aroma is wheaty and slightly malty with a hint of orange. Flavor is wheaty with a strong orange overtone that is slightly but pleasantly sour. Smooth, fizzy texture leaves nice wheaty and citrus finish.

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Photo of BirdFlu
3.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I actually am sort of shocked that there is some honey essence to this beer, rather than just some macro placebo with a sleight of hand using dashes of chemical-flavors. Its a bit sweet with a light body, though not thin or watery. It has some witbeer character, actually. A bit of orange peel and clove. Would I ever buy it or choose it over your average true craft beer? hell no. But, I guess when you compare it to its other garnishable, typical American bbq choices, its not so bad.

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Photo of KarlHungus
3.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a clear golden color. The head is an inch and a half in height, and recedes into sparse lacing. The aroma is of honey and tangy wheat. It has no real complexity, but it is quite strong. The taste has a larger honey character, and only a hint of wheat. Again it lacks complexity. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium bodied with a high level of carbonation that somewhat gets in the way of the taste. Overall, this is a decent beer, but not something I would drink again.

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

When poured the color was medium yellow with an orange hue. Little amount of foam and retention was non existant. The smell of citrus was evident, along with a hint of wheat malts. The taste had a bitter citrus feel on the palate that was expecialy pleasing taste. This is just an average summer ale if at that!

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Photo of CJfromPhilly
3.8/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours from the 12 oz. bottle a golden color with a large fluffy white head which settles some but is retained as a half finger head. Very active carbonation, this is on the verge of "fizzy" Aroma is of citrus & spice. 1st sip is sweet, the honey jumps out right away with the citrus (orange) riding its coattails. The after taste is of slightly bitter orange peel with a hint of peppery spice. Mouthfeel is smooth, crisp, & refreshing, and I could easily see sessioning quite a few of these on a hot summer day. This is a nice, refreshing summer ale, one that would make a great complement to food fresh off the grill at a backyard cookout. Nice stuff!!!

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Photo of merryjoulton
3.37/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a honey yellow that is a tad hazy and a nice thick film sticks to the glass. Smells sweet, floral, wheaty and crisp. Taste is sweet and malty, not much hoppiness but the honey and orange peel are noticeable. Mouthfeel is alright and drinkability is high. A very soothing drinker, I wouldn't mind nursing a few bottles of these during the course of a night.

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

A: pale yellow with thin white head. no real lacing

S: honey and wheat

T: honey at first, followed by very mellow wheat and hops. there is a citrusy character throughout

M: light body and on the thinner side

D: just okay for me, probably won't go out of my way for another one.

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Photo of aaronxsubaru
3.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

i'm going off of memory here so sorry if its not that acurate, i wanted to review this but i have no desire to buy more to do a proper review

seeing as i like blue moon i was excited to try this and it was sold out when i went to buy some on time, next time i saw it i picked some up.

My personal feelings about beer is that i like things that don't just tates like normal beer, otherwise i'd just buy cheap normal beer. I was unimpressed with this. i think i find regular blue moon more refreshing and has a more interesting flavor than this does.

It wasn't bad it just wasn't different enough for me to go out of my way to buy it over somethign else.

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

a: This was a very pale, clear golden color. It poured with a fizzy, short lived, white head.

s: I got a little pale malt and something sweet that could have been honey. If the word "honey" wasn't on the label, I'm not sure I would have been able to identfy it as honey.

t: Pretty bland overall, but not offensive. Some moderatetly sweet grains and something sugary that could very well be honey. I wouldn't have been able to indentify this as wheat ale blind. I just didn't taste any wheat. I've had regular Bluemoon and its an okay wheat beer. Its almost like the honey cancelled it out somehow.

m: Thin body and fizzy carbonation.

d: This was a wedding gift six-pack from a great lady, of my favorite friends of my new bride. This was okay, I'll have no trouble getting through all six. It does make me want to try a good wheat beer with honey though. Can anyone recommend one?

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Photo of bonesmalone
3.62/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

I dont consider myself a beersnob by any means, but i know when a beer tastes like piss and when it doesnt. This beer doesn't. It's true theres not much going on here, but I still found this beer very refreshing.

I drank my first bottle out of a glass but quickly switched to bottles because I hate the straight up grain smell reminiscent of the rolling rock extra pale borefest. I tasted wheat and the typical blue moon orange flavor with a honey aftertaste. This beer is crisp, very drinkable, and refreshing, especially on a hot summer day.

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Photo of wesbrownyeah
3.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Honey Moon by Coors, 5.6% alcohol.

A- Nice light golden pour with a decent quarter inch head that fall into a frothy top with good laceing left behind on the glass.

S- Upfront is honeysuckle-like scent with a following wheaty aroma. Also maybe a mild touch of grains.

T- Very sweet honey notes at first then wheat flavors kick in. Well balanced with mild hop bitterness that helps.

M-D- Smooth mouthfeel almost like very lightly cabonated water on the tongue. I could consume alot if they were around.

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Blue Moon Honey Moon Summer Ale from Coors Brewing Company
3.11 out of 5 based on 632 ratings.
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