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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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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.68/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a lightly hazy, yellow body with a small, white head.

Smell: Crushed wheat crackers, light citrus, and a vague honeyish scent. There ya go!

Taste: Wheat and honey and a middling sweetness. Background taste of orange. Not much in the way of hop flavor or bitterness, though. Same till the finish, which unfortunately just deposits that cloying honey taste on your tongue. Be sure to have a glass of water handy!

Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: The standard-issue Blue Moon is acceptable. This, however, is kind of icky.

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Photo of generallee
3.77/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: It was poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: It has a hazy golden straw color with a big foamy white head that hangs out and leaves nice lace on the glass.

Smell: The aroma has a touch of sweet wheat malt and honey with a hint of orange peel.

Taste/Mouth feel: Its flavor has a mild wheat presence with as noticeable sweet honey character. Orange citrus and mild hop bitterness add to the crisp refreshing character. Its light to medium bodied with average carbonation and it has a slightly sweet finish.

Notes: It's not overly complex but it gives you a refreshing simple quick hit of flavor on a hot summer day.

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Photo of monkeybeer
3.82/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A- C Yellow gold with a slight haze to it, but mostly clear. Bubbles rising to the top with a nice 2 inch head. A Good amount of lacing

S- A wheat base with a hint or citrus and honey.

T/M - A sweet honey taste almost like a very light mead. Carbonation makes for a nice mouth feel.

D- Very drinkable on a hot day, can easily put 2 or 3 of these away. It is nice and refreshing.

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

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle.

Pours a cloudy straw color, decent head and not a lot of lacing. This one has a little bit of yeasty sediment in bottom of the bottle. Required some agitation to get it out.

Aroma has some wheat and malts in it, also some citrus aromas. There is also a very faint honey smell hidden by the other aromas.

Taste is wheaty, with a light citrus flavor. Can definitely taste the honey, but it's not overpowering, but just right... for my tastes. Not much body to it, but very refreshing. And very drinkable.

Overall, not bad, but not excellent, great for hot summer days.

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Photo of Gambrinus1184
3.41/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a Widmer's Hefeweizen pint glass.

A: Poured a slightly hazy and clouded golden straw yellow with some floating yeast rings and lazy carbonation. The one finger head of creamy white foam leaves some decent sticky lacing throughout.

S: Smells like a combo of slight citrus zest and funky wheat malts.

T: The taste is a little sweet up front, with that added honey flavor being a dominant force, then it gives way to that slight wheat malt funk, before finishing crisp and sweet, with a hint of coriander and honey.

M: Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing for the most part, though the sweet honey taste can build a bit against the drinkability.

D: The first couple went down easy, but I found it hard to stick with after that. I suppose if the heat index was high enough, one could overlook the sweetness of the honey and the grainy malt aftertaste. Under those conditions, it'd be a lot more drinkable.

If it weren't for the overtly sweet tones of the honey at times, this would make for a pretty damn good wheat ale. However, if I wanted a drinkable light brew from these guys, I'd go with the standard Blue Moon.

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Photo of Vancer
2.69/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a sixer to sample, and mostly for the wife whom is into light summer craft beers. But even she said, "this thing has no taste".

Ah oh, and she's right - very light soapy brew with just a touch of citrus. The only honey is in the name.

Nice pour though, hazy lemon yellow with a darn fine white head - which died a bit too quick.

Good cross-over, light type summer session sucking brew -Say that fast 3 times. If you're past crossovers, well then, pass on this.

Cheap too, if you're on a budget.

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Photo of JerzDevl2000
2.91/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I traded some other beer with a friend for this, and after having nearly half of this downed, I'm starting to wish I could reneg and get the bottles that I gave away back again. It's not going to happen, so I may as well review what may be the most average of beers that I've ever downed...

The pour was the best aspect of this - a nice head and slightly cloudy golden hue were a bit better than I expected. Then I put this up to my mouth and yes, there are flavors of honey, wheat, and citrus mixed in without any of them being too overbearing. That's where it ends, seriously. No bitterness, no aftertaste, and nothing to remember this by. Yes, it's a good session brew and it's nice for the summer when ya want something light, but even this brand's flagship has more to offer than this. While I'm not fond of the idea that Blue Moon is a true Belgian White, I'd much prefer to have that than this!

I'm not sure what the ABV% of this is, but it can't be over 5%. Much like the aftertaste that I'm searching for as I swish this around my mouth, I don't think there's any alcohol present. Yes, it's there, but that's about the only thing that can be found as my mind and the taste of this have moved onto greener pastures. Only worth a try if the hop shortage has made your favorite brew unaffordable and ya need a beer fix...

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Photo of beachbum1975
2.7/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Currently on tap at Fox and the Hound - Mason, Ohio. Poured into a traditional pint glass at a guesstimated 40 degrees.

A: Appears as a clear, golden ale with a foamy white head that dissipates quickly.

S: Not a whole lot going on. Hints of sweets, like orange and honey, mixed with light wheat and a "white bread" (light) yeast.

T/M: Very sweet orange and honey flavors up front. No bitterness, very light with a wheat-like finish. Highly carbonated and watery inconsistencies at times.

D: Personally, this was okay, but too sweet for me to enjoy regularly. I guess some could consider this a nice, sessionable seasonal ale, but not my cup of tea. I was a little disappointed after trying Coor's attempt at a Belgian Wheat-style in Blue Moon.

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Photo of ph2001
3.15/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle in pint glass

pours a pale golden yellow color, like straw. theres two fingers of head.

there are some orange flavors in there too with the honey. they both are toning down the wheat flavors too. there is a subtle honey after taste to it. very light, drinkable, but keep it cold.

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Photo of Reagan1984
3.15/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy, very light copper color

Light head that faded very quickly.

An assertive Fruity sweet aroma.

Sweet burst up front balanced with subtle hops lead to a classic wheat finish.

Yes, I can taste the flavor of honey. Very Slight lacing.

Lingering flavor is of honey with slight hop bitterness.

Very light mouth feel.
Very drinkable.

I am not a big Wheat beer fan and this one what a little too sweet. But it was acceptable.
This is a summer session beer.

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Photo of armock
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a hazy yellow with a white head that leaves some lacing

S - Is a little sweet honey and wheaty malt comes out too

T - Wheaty malt dominates with some citrus and honey

M - The body is fairly light with a higher level of carbonation to it

D - I think that this is a pretty good summer seasonal brew its light and has a refreshing taste its not the best one out there but still a good one

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Photo of PhillyStyle
3.41/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a mug. Bottle stated it was 5.6%ABV.

A: Poured a slightly hazy yellow/light orange color with a white fizzy head that dissipated as expected. There appeared to be some light carbonation streaming to the top.

S: The aroma was sweet, no doubt due to the orange and honey, and a bit yeasty.

T: The taste of the clove honey really comes out as well as the hint of the orange. I didn't think that the wheat aspect had a strong enough presence, but I liked the flavor.

M/D: Overall, the beer had good carbonation, not too much, but enough. I thought that the beer was light and refreshing. Extremely drinkable and one that I might reach for again.

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Photo of DoubleJ
2.49/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A pseudo-Irish Pub I went to for dinner tonight was letting consumers keep the Blue Moon glass if they ordered a Blue Moon product. I fell for the promotion, but I orrdered their seasonal summer brew they had on-tap. From notes I put on my phone, on to the beer:

A- Filtered yellow-orange with just a little haze

S- Tap water at first, but honey emergres as warms.

T- Somewhat grainy at first. There's the honey, but it's subdued with a borderline cloying sweetness to it. Minimal hop flavor to balance it out. Hint of biscuits with honey in the aftertaste.

M- Smooth and somewhat seltzery, but a tad watery.

D- Nothing to go nuts about. A bit too sweet and subdued in overall flavor to be enjoyable for more than a pint. At least I got a free glass out of it.

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Photo of rye726
2.26/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This appears a clear golen color in my pint glass. It has an average light tan head. The nose has grainy wheat malts with a touch of clover honey. The taste has a light wheat flavor with an unbalanced sweet honey presence. A clean crisp body goes down well. A good drinker, but nothing special.

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Photo of baseballrock
2.65/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I had a chance to take a look at the reviews for this beer on here before i had a chance to try it. from what i read i thought this might be a decent beer but this was not the case. to me this is a blue moon with honey sweetness. appearance is cream gold color with a fair amount of carbonation. smell is kind of sweet and the same with the taste. I happened to drink one of these with pizza and the spice of the pizza masked the sweetness and made honey mooon a drinkable beverage. I dont think i would be able drink this with out something with some twang to eat along side it.

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Photo of Portertime
3.85/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a bad summer alefor a Coors product! I drank cold drectly from the bottle, from what I saw it looked orange-yellow. Smelled like honey and orange with some floral notes. Tasted refreshing with honey and some citrus but mot overly sweet. I could see sipping a few of these while laying by the pool on a hot July day.

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Photo of Hoagie1973
2.88/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not really that much to say about this one.
Clear pilsener gold color. Decent head retention. Spotty lace.
Smelled more like a run of the mill macro lager than a wheat ale.
Tastes of sweet honey up front that slowly transitions into a grassy thing with a vague hint of citrus. Just slightly drying. No noticable hop presence.
Feel is ok. Carbonation is a little heavy, especially for a draft.
I didn't hate it, but I would never order this again.

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Photo of iceball585
2.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pale yellow color, clear, very thin layer head barely covering the top, lots of rising bubbles throughout

S- Honey, sugar, pale malts, citrus hops, hint of spices

T- Old stale wheat, grains, sugary, light malts, orange peels, mild hops

M- Light/medium body, medium/heavy carbonation, fizzy, sweet

D- Not worth buying again

Definatly not what I would call a good american pale wheat ale. It tastes like a typical macro brewery version of summer beer.

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Photo of jar2574
3.62/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Yellow brew, slightly opaque. Head dissapates too quickly. Left with unsettlingly flat, uninspiring looking beer. This is my second American Pale Wheat Ale of the night, and I think they are one of the worst beer styles appearance-wise.

Smell is okay. Sweeter than you'd expect for a wheat.

Taste is dominated by honey. Usually I don't like flavored beers, but since I'm not a huge fan of this style, I won't be a purist this evening. Malts, no hops, but mostly honey/water.

Extremely drinkable. The honey sweetness isn't excessive. Nice beer.

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Photo of cvstrickland
3.47/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass yields a pale, hazy yellow-orange body briefly topped by a medium-bubbled head of two fingers that fizzes out to a sheet and leaves very little lacing.

Smells lightly sweet, with a nice orange peel tease.

Tastes lightly sweet/tart with light malt backing; nice dry finish.

Medium-bodied, highly carbonated, good drinkability you'd expect from a Coors-in-beer's-clothing.

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

A: Poured a slight hazy, pale lemony color with a thin, fizzy white head that soon dissipated. There were a couple of small bran-like floaties observed floating steadily in the medium carbonation streams.

S: fresh, and lemony with some citrus (oranges).

T: sweet with some honey and lemony citrus complimenting each other rather nicely. The spritzy carbonation brings out the zesty sweet and sour nature of this beer. A sweet lemony finish with fresh oranges rounds things out with a subtle citric sourness.

M: light, very smooth and slick on the tongue with a nice, lemony citrus fade.

D: Pretty good drinkability. A nice summer quencher that was citrusy and refreshing. Could easily enjoy this in multiples. Regardless of many peoples perception of the brewery, this makes for a refreshing summer time drink.

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Photo of hdofu
3.74/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The color of the beer is dark yellow, head with a short white froth. Smell is malty with a hint of orange. Taste is orange and wheat with a sweet hint of honey. Mouthfeel is lite, not overly carbonated. Not as drinkable as some other beers, but not bad either.

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Photo of Wetpaperbag
4/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Nice golden color with a slight haze.

S- Good smell, with a nice sweet tingle for the nose.

T- The taste is good as far as the summer brews go. The honey taste is subtle at first and in the finish it is more apparent. The more you drink the more that honey taste comes though. I'm not getting the citrus flavor quite like I would have wanted.

M- Not too carbonated, easy on the tongue and mouth. Goes down smooth too.

D- Easy to drink, smooth and just a good brew to drink on a hot day.

I would definitely bring this to a summer gathering when your trying to show a little class above the Bud Light/Miller Lite crew (but not show off). Over all this wasn't too bad of brew.

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Photo of FeloniousDrunk
2.4/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

If you enjoy sweet, sweet beer with little overall flavor, than this is the beer for you. I knew that a honey beer would be sweet, but this is a little extreme. A honey wheat leaves this thing tasting (and looking) like corn syrup in your mouth.

This beer has no discernible flavor to set it above other summer seasonal offerings. I think that's about it, really there is nothing to distinguish this beer, and I'm having a hard time remembering it, even as I sip away on one.

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Photo of giblet
3.08/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours pale yellow. it pours nice with good head that settles quickly. not much smell at all. tastes ok for the style. pretty sweet honey. not my favorite style but not a bad beer. i am actually surprised that i can drink it. i dont high expectations from coors but they did ok with this one.

suckem up and movem out.

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