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 cdkrenz
3/5  rDev -3.5%
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 +13.5%
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 +7.1%
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 -1.9%
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 -4.8%
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 +7.7%
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 tykees88
2.82/5  rDev -9.3%
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 -1.3%
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 +1.9%
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 +28.6%
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 -1.9%
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 +17.4%
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 +8.7%
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 -17.4%
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 +19.6%
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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Photo of wahhmaster
2.98/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Schneider Weisse weizen glass.

Appearance: Pours a translucent, pale, golden color with a fizzy, white head that dissipates quickly and leaves almost no lacing.

Smell: Smells faintly of honey, grains, and spices.

Taste: Tastes of honey, spice, fruit, and wheat. Pretty typical wheat beer flavors.

Mouthfeel: Fairly smooth with a nice carbonation feel.

Drinkability: Meh... Regular Blue Moon is better than this. While it's a good summer seasonal, I can't see myself going out and buying this.

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Photo of farrago
2.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Close to two fingers of pure white microfoam, rapid dissolve down to the surface with only trace lacing left behind. Basic yellow-orange color, quite clear with minimal scattered bubbles visible within. The nose is based mainly on grains, wheat, rye, with rice and corn too, the honey makes itself quietly present, same for the orange citrus, neither would seem a focal point where they not mentioned on the label, light brush of apricot fruit too. Medium-bodied, fairly smooth even as the carbonation's activity increases mouth presence. The honey here tempers any herbaceous or grassy elements. The citrus remains lowkey, more "blossom" than pulp or juice. Nothing notable about the malts, again, the graininess adds punctuation without much personality. Innocuous, easy to see why a casual drinker might order a bottle.

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Photo of PintOHops
2.52/5  rDev -19%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Glass - Pint

A - ultra filtered yellow/gold color with a somewhat fizzy 1-2 finger head, dissipates very fast. Has lite to moderate Co2, it didn't leave any lacing at all, in fact the beer looks pretty dead & uninviting.

S - Mild citric hop with mellow sweetness, very grainy with a bit of honey characteristics. It pretty much smells like a lager to me, no yeasty notes, hm, very off.

T - It's got a depth of hop flavors that I didn't expect. Upfront I get a citric hop character that unfolds into a definite honey flavor. Moderately sweet, grainy, the honey doesn't really jump out at you, it finishes with a mild hop bitterness.

M - Medium-high crispness, kinda thin really, around lite bodied.

D - Well this was unexpected, in an off style sorta way. It's not bad and certainly drinkable, I could easily polish off a sixer. I just didn't like how the beer has been filtered of it's yeasty goodness, and it looks like a cheap adjunct lager that's been left out over night! I think I'd rather stick with a pack of Schlitz over this, it least it would be a better deal.

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Photo of JosiahS
2.5/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Glass: Pint

Appearance is yellow with a little brown mixed in. Filtered. Head is minimal, only a thin ring is left.

Aroma leads me to believe this is a lager rather than an ale. It has a similar smell to any regular BMC but with a very light hint of honey. Very grainy.

Taste is grainy and the wheat is noticable. Honey, of course. It's more bitter than most american wheats. The yeast seems to be giving off some not so good flavor and aroma, like vegetable soup.

Mouthfeel is watery with medium to high carbonation.

Drinkable and mildly refreshing. There are many better options for pale wheat ales out there, i wouldn't buy this again.

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Photo of buschbeer
2.48/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I poured into a pint glass to a half inch of head head that didn't hang around long. It is yellow in color. It smells very sweet. I'm imagining that it is the honey. The taste is not refreshing. There really isn't much taste. I get just a slight wheat taste and that's about it. I'm not a fan of Blue Moon in any case. With a gun to my head I would choose Rising Moon. They just make some crappy beer.

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Photo of goblue3509
3.15/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light yellow color with little head and no lacing present after drinking some. The aroma is very faint but there are hints of a sweet malt backbone along with some honey. The taste has a sweet malt backbone with a nice honey flavor over the top. The taste is of honey is dominate, it is a surprisingly very nice taste. The mouthfeel is moderate carbonation. Overall i was pleasantly surprised with this one. The honey flavor was nice and appealing however, very non complex. I could see the honey flavor getting maybe old or boring after a couple.

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

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass. I guess I'd call the color light night of drinking beer urine yellow. Very little in the way of head that dissipates very quickly. It follows that there is nothing in the way of lacing.

Nose is a bit clogged but I'm getting a very crisp sweetness. Flavor is fairly uncomplicated, initially a malt sweetness that has a bit of aftertaste that reminds me of honey.

The beer itself is fairly effervescent looking, with carbonation bubbling up from the botton through the pint. Mouthfeel is light/medium.

All told, this is a pretty pleasant beer. For me, its nice to pick up a box-o-24 because it is a beer that I can share with the wife, its' sweet characteristics and easy drinking appealing to her. It is a great compromise beer- in that it isn't a complex tripel or BW, but it is a pretty solid beer that appeals to me and the wiv.

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Photo of Snazzinator7290
2.92/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I love the classic Blue Moon, so I was expecting this to be better. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't great either. It was just average. I found that the orange peel and the honey didn't mix well together, canceling each other out and leaving the tastes too subtle. Honey goes better with a darker brew, like a brown ale, which adds a touch of sweetness to ease the bitterness. Blue moon is already a sweet, light, flavorful beer, and adding honey to it just doesn't make sense. I'll stick to the original from now on. But hey, I'm glad I tried it, and now I know.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.33/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: The pour is a pale straw color with a bit of cloudiness and a finger or so worth of white head.

S: A light floral honey like note along with plenty of wheat and grain. Also a bit of orange, which I'm unsure as to whether or not it really works here.

T: Tons and tons of honey with a light floral quality to it. Again, the orange flavor is there along with some wheat and grain sweetness. A slight biscuity quality to the beer, actually.

M: Light bodied with a moderate-to-high level of carbonation.

D: Say what you will about Coors or Blue Moon, but this one actually isn't too terrible. I don't know if I'd really buy this, but there are certainly worse beers.

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Photo of skullsplitter
2.78/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I like regular Blue Moon a lot better. And I don't think regular Blue Moon is anything special. Anyone who thinks Sam's Summer is a weak flavored wheat ale should have a Sams first and then this. The taste difference is pretty obvious.

That being said...

The color was pretty average for a wheat beer. A little watered down but by no means awful. The head was quite full at first but it was gone before I knew it. The lacing was non existent which was disappointing

The smell was fairly faint with an ever so slight hint of honey and wheat.

The taste was very light and crisp. I noticed it was pretty sweet from the honey but very light on wheat. I really couldn't get the taste of orange though it's supposedly there.

This beer does go down easy and is great for any BBQ. I couldn't really handle more than three of these in a row. It's very lightly carbonated which added to the ease of drinking it. I think a little less honey and a little more wheat could go a long way with this one. Not bad, but certainly not great. Stick to regular Blue Moon.

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Blue Moon Honey Moon Summer Ale from Coors Brewing Company
3.11 out of 5 based on 631 ratings.
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