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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Photo of tj4288
3.77/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

reveiwed from notes

poured from bottle into pint glass

a- slightly cloudy, golden yellow, bright white head

s- very citrus, also floral

t- not much honey comes threw in taste, mostly citrus, a little more alcochol comes threw in the honey moon vs. the blue moon

m- very strong carbonation, light body

d- blue moon is still one of my favorite beers

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Photo of CityBoy1986
2.6/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass from a 12 oz. bottle. Fresness date is 30 August 2009.

The pour is a golden yellow with a finger's white head. The head is gone quickly, and lacing is below average.

The nose is mostly wheat and spices. There is a trace of sweetness that might be honey. The taste is more of the same, with what little honey I taste being under the wheat. Surprisingly, the brew is somewhat bitter.

Mouthfeel is light-bodied with a lot of carbonation. The honey finally stands the aftertaste. Drinkability is okay; I would tire of this after two at the most.

From the Blue Moon products I've tried, this is the worst. If offered, I'd probably ask what else was available before settling on this. I'd definitely drink the original Blue Moon over it.

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Photo of n00tz
2.3/5  rDev -26%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Amber/red body active carbonation, almost non-existant head.

S - Apple, Orange, barely detectable bread.

T - Apples and citrus, slight wheat. Mostly watered down version of a pale wheat. Like a Blue Moon light with a twist of orange.

M - laughably thin, almost unpalatable.

D - not an impressive offering. I won't have this again if I can help it.

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Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.82/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

i know this is bmc, and i know it's a cheesy concept-wheat beer with honey, but this was good. crystal clear golden color, decent white head and lacing. aroma is doughy malts, honey, and sweet orange peel. sweet honeyed, biscuity malts dominate with a slightly sour, almost drying finish. crisp. tangy. light in body, nicely carbonated, with the honey lingering in a good way. semi-sweet finish, but not too cloying. this would be sessionable in the summer.

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Photo of Spikester
3.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy amber with modest head. Fair amount of lacing. Taste is bready, clean, somewhat crisp like a good apple. Slight orange flavor. Would be a good beer for those who don't appreciate beer much. Very enjoyable for what it is. The balance of flavors and carbonation are very well done. A bit too slick and sweet for frequent consumption.

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Photo of skeetermoses
3.59/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great beer, overall the blue moon series of beers are pretty impressive. I do enjoy them they are a pretty decent go to beer as far as Archaine Oklahoma beer laws in the grocery stores go. Will I buy this one again? why yes I will it is a pretty good 3/2 beer not bad at all it is almost like a somewhat decent desert at a chain resteraunt.

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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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Photo of cjl1209
2.85/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

"The Gold Medal-winning Honey Moon Summer Ale is a classic summer ale made even better with real clover honey, fresh orange peel and both pale and white wheat malts. Proof that brewing the perfect summer ale is a true art."

A - Pours a clear golden color with a decent enough white head. Good lacing throughout.

S - Straight honey sweetness. Nothing else.

T - Bread and honey. Bland, weak malts. Light hint of orange peel. There's an overload of honey sweetness but it seems to be some sort of unnatural/fake/processed honey. Overly sweet.

M - Medium to light.

D - Goes down easy enough but you must have a spot for the sweet stuff.

Final Thoughts: Decent attempt but the sweetness overshadows any attempt at complexity.

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Photo of Duhast500
2.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the tap into a pint glass.

The color is a light orange/gold with a slight white head.

The smell, surprisingly was very muted. Some lemon flavor but there was a lemon on the rim as garnish.

The taste is light, has some nice honey flavor but is weak among the citrus fruit in the background. A tiny hop presence draws me in.

It's real easy to drink, It's got a mouthfeel that is off the mark only by must a little bit. This is a good summer beer but not a great summer beer. Good in small sips as apposed to just guzzling this beer. Just sip and enjoy.

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

Meh. This was a very dry beer. It had a bitter aftertaste. Slight bit of flavor, but it was kind of sour, skunked. It had a slight, very slight, sweet scent (I'm guessing honey because of the name of the beer.) Gold, bubbly, not head.

It's not bad, but really doesn't beg to be drank again.

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Photo of nasty15108
3.3/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pilsener glass.

A - Poured a slightly hazy yellow color with a head of white foam. Good carbonation and decent lacing.

S - Very macro and grainy. Slight hints of freshly mowed grass and spice wheat.

T - More of the same. Slight sweetness upfront (honey)follwoed by a bit of citric hop bitterness.

MF&D - Light and crisp. Easy drinking enough, just not something I would go out of my way for.

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

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pale orange body. Head quickly fades to nothing.

S: Overwhelmed by the honey. Cloyingly sweet.

T: A pleasant surprise after the nose. The taste is more about bready malts, orange peel, and mild hops. The honey is more of an accent in the background.

M: Light with some carbonation.

D: It's not undrinkable. But if it were to be wiped off the face of the earth, I wouldn't be too upset.

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Photo of EternityofNight
2.47/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I purchased a 6-pack at the gas station for 9.95. I regret that I did not get another brand such as the regular "blue moon", or "hazed and infused" for around the same price.
Although packaged in an attractive, substancial looking bottle, this beer seems to have a "thin" personality, that gives you drinkability, but does not deliver anything much beyond that. This drink is weak, watery and dull. However, there is sometimes a faint aftertaste of honey and flowers, thin yet strangely aromatic, almost chemical, and quite interesting.
This beer can probably be drunk by people who don't really like beer, and by beer bores alike. The beer bore will wish he was drinking something better, though, which is ultimatley how this beer will make you feel. However, to it's credit, it has a refreshing feel that could probably just "hit the spot" on that summer afternoon after you were working. Although you'd probabley want to "hit the spot" with a better quality brew than this.

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Photo of JWahlig
2.67/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance:Golden yellow with a light almost khaki tone. White short-lived head.

Smell:Nothing much in the olfactory except a mild citrus alcohol.

Taste:Lacking depth, there's just a hint of orange or some citrus,finishing with a mouthful of bland malt. Tastes like a beer processed in a quick manner without strategy.

Mouthfeel: Slightly tangy, the carbonation bites at your mouth in a nice refreshing way. Goes down without a struggle.

Drinkable? I'd say so, I honestly think it could be better with a slice of orange, having lacked said fruit I opted for a jarred mandarin orange after the review. Really didn't do much for the flavor, just made the whole beer a bit more syrupy. The citrus of a real orange would really change this beer, could be a winner for hot summer days.

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Photo of cnally
2.79/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

another coors product. sweet.

fluffy white head on this one. tons of disgusting sediment. is this normal? ugh.

sterile scent, crisp, clean and wheaty.

astringent adjunct style flavor. hints of yeast, corn, wheat, no discernable hop flavor. slight, slight citrus in the middle.

fizzy, easy feel. unsubstantial.

definitely not the best example of this style. but, probably delicious for someone who wants a crisp summer beer.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle in a Samuel Adams Summer Ale glass. Best by Aug/23/09 printed on neck.

A - Hazy, deluded looking light yellow straw color with a loose, lumpy, and short-lived small white head.

S - Disturbing sterile-medicinal smell to it instantly. Beyond that are small honey dabs and very little orange peel on top of dry wheat aromas.

T - A light sweetness compliments the dry wheat flavor well but it's very deluded tasting. Lacking in any serious flavor. It's so close, it just needs a little more maltiness.

M - Smooth and creamy, the mouthfeel is probably the best thing going for this beer. The light sweetness is the only thing keeping it from feeling totally watered down.

D - An alright summer beer that doesn't offend but doesn't offer much of anything significant either.

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Photo of gpogo
2.92/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Slightly hazed yellow with a thin white head.

A- Sweet flowery wheat aroma. Hint of citrus.

T- Wheat malt, slight hint of citrus. There is more of a honey taste than I've noticed previously. Semi-dry finish with a lingering sweet malt aftertaste.

M- Medium to light body with moderate carbonation.

D- This was actually a lot better than I originally remember. Decently refreshing brew. Kindof grainy and macro feeling.

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Photo of Stunner97
2/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Appearance- a clear yellow with moderate bubbles, slightly white foam head off the pour, very plain in appearance

Smell- lemon citrus smells, slight wheat, clove, orange and a bit of honey on the nose, strong citrus wheat dominates

Taste- lots of wheat and citrus, orange lemon and clove, with a wierd spiceness to it, I found slightly strange finish, overally strange lemon and wheat flavor, odd to me mostly, not impressive

Mouthfeel- heavy smooth and soft

Drinkabilty- Unenjoyable to me not one I will be lookin for again just to much of that fake citrus flavor to me and to much sweet honey, couldnt imagine having more then one of these with the odd after flavor it has on the finish

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Photo of showell
3.7/5  rDev +19%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was expecting a bit more citrus flavor out of this one that what there was. I've tried quite a few of the different beers put out by blue moon, and most have a citrus or orange flavor. This one is a bit different.

It's a pale golden with a white head, about two fingers worth. It has very little scent at all, but what there is is malt. The taste starts out as malt, but then you get a tiny bit of citrus/orange, then you get the honey flavor. It's quite sweet, and the aftertaste is all sweet honey. It's not an exceptional flavor, but it is good. The mouthfeel is good, a fair bit of carbonation. I could drink several of these in one sitting.

Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of CHSLBrew
2.76/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Poured into a pint glass.

A-Light golden beer, bright. Huge white, cloudy, pristine head, 2 fingers off the pour and strong sustaining. Carbonation streaming up throught the beer.

S-A hint of wheat malt, some spicy hops, and a tinge of citrus.

T-Grainy malts with a malty sweetness, probably accentuated by a honey overtone and dryness, and the slight citrus hint. Bitterness provides little to nothing to this beer, with minimal hop character.

M-Medium-high carbonation, medium-light feel. It's a summer ale, so it's pretty much right where it should be in the feel respect.

D-Not a hit with me. A nice looking and feeling beer, but it really lacks in the more important flavor and aroma departments.

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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 Pauly2X
3.15/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A- Half finger head slightly hazy yellow color.

S- Very clean with light floral notes.

T- Clean full sweetness dominates throughout. Any hop pressense is minimal at best. The orange peel and floral honey notes are present at the end and serve as this beers saving grace from boredom.

M- Nice medium/light body, yet still refreshing.

D- Too sweet for me, but I'd take it over alot of other Macro offerings on a hot summer day.

Not my pint of ale, but it's good for what it is. A very good choice to ween people of BMC.

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

My wife likes these beers, so I thought I'd give this one a try. It turned out to be a bit lacking. It was a mostly clear, but maybe a little hazy, golden color. Small white head. It had a sweet aroma, which on tasting I thought must be honey. It was overly sweet, and not a beer I'd want to drink a lot of.

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Photo of jujubeast6000
3.48/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed 4/6/2009 (Bottle):

Pours a semi cloudy clearish pale yellow color body, with a big white foamy head, diminishing. Very wheaty, malty aroma, some sweetness, a lot of honey. Very effervescent. Light tasting, flowery and some honey. Light sweet soft mouthfeel. Very drinkable. Some orange flavor too, maybe orange zest.

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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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