Blue Moon Rising Moon Spring Ale | Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)

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Blue Moon Rising Moon Spring AleBlue Moon Rising Moon Spring Ale

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Colorado, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Spring

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Added by armock on 01-12-2008

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Ratings: 351 |  Reviews: 232
Photo of ByTheCase
4.4/5  rDev +49.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This was very surprising. I bought this at Walmart in Lakewood, WA because the price point was perfect at $6 for a crafted beer.

Light yet flavorful. Perfect beer to relax with.

Very easy to drink, a nice change from the heavy winter brews. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of Moxley
4.06/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

This is a great Spring beer. Well named Blue Moon.

A - Poured a translucent apricot with not a lot of head to speak of. Decent, somewhat watery lacing

S - Nothing too special in the aroma category, maybe a little malt, slight lime citrus

T - Sweet malt with an excellent wheat finish. Just a touch of lime, not too overpowering. Certainly nothing like a Corona with lime or one of those horrendous Miller Chills. It had a very strong wheat presence in the finish which I really liked

M&D - Overall this is a nice light, that's not at all watery with a lot of bready, wheaty, somewhat chewy feel. Easy to drink, a great session beer for the summer. I prefer this over the original Blue Moon.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4.02/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Rising Moon, was a bit of a lighter beer, but with much flavors. The lime flavors stand out the most, and makes this beer very refreshing. It would be nice if it had a stronger flavor.

Rising Moon had a nice apperance, nothing speical, not too far off from regular blue moon.

The smell was not very strong, but deffently not foul

Rising Moon had a nice refreshing taste, strong lime flavors.

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Photo of Didier
4/5  rDev +36.1%

Photo of reggiekoko
4/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased a 6-pack at Winn-Dixie for $8.39.

Had a nice floral aroma that poured a coppery amber hue with a rich off-white 3-fingered head.

The taste was very malty with a trace of hops that finished with a subtle hint of lime.

This is a very smooth and mellow brew which would certainly make a very refreshing summer drink.

Good job by Coors. I'd definitely purchase Rising Moon again.

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Photo of shigg85
4/5  rDev +36.1%

Photo of KC9LDB
4/5  rDev +36.1%

Photo of MrHadack
3.96/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

(A): Copper color, completely clear from any haze

(S): I didn't get too much from it. Some sweet smelling hops and slight citrus notes

(T): Light in flavor, but good. Not too much hop at all, but some nice flavor from the grains. Subtle lime / citrus notes at the tale end. Finishes clean with no lingering flavors.

(M): Thin and a little watery, low carbonation. Crisp.

(D): I gave it a big drinkability score because I really liked it and found it a welcome departure from the heavier beers I have been drinking lately. I thought the flavors were nice and that it would make a great summer beer when the weather is warmer.

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Photo of erosier
3.95/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a nice golden amber color with a nice white head with some lacing around the glass. The aroma is of some nice malts and some citris. The taste is really good. This is my favorite blue moon so far with tastes of nice paler malts with some citrisy aftertaste and I even tasted some apple in the end. The mouthfeel is pretty good and it is a very drinkable beer.

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Photo of jeremyd365
3.92/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a medium-bodied light copper with a decent white, foamy head. Smelled fainly of limes. It had a lot of flavor for a seemingly macro-brew and had a real smooth finish. It was pretty carbonated and very drinkable. I liked this much more than the regular Blue Moon and would definitely recommend this to others. I can see this being in the top list of my preferred spring-time brews.

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Photo of GrandpaGeorg
3.88/5  rDev +32%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this been brewed by one of the known craft breweries, the ratings would have been higher. I was pleasantly surprised by this offering from (gasp) Coors. It poured a nice deep amber in the glass, left a nice lacing, had a decent mouthfeel with a touch more carbonation (at first) than your typical amber ale, but the taste was really hard to pin down. In the end, I liked it. A touch of fruity malt in the nose, but the taste started tart (the lime peel, I guess) and then a biscuity malt that, when the flavor started to hint at either too much lime or too much alcohol would kick in and balance the whole thing out. Really a surprisingly complex and enjoyable mix of flavors. I wondered about the lime, but this was not a "Bud Lime" or anything of the sort. A very subtle (could be hops in fact) bitterness and tiny hint of lime in the flavor matrix, coupled with the aforementioned malt. Top it off with a clean finish and you have a real session beer on your hands. Nothing I expected... nothing I thought I'd like... but this is one I'd keep around. It's about time the big breweries started getting it right. Bud did an OK job with their American Ale. This one is easily as good, but far more unique in flavor.

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Photo of ChoqlitStout
3.87/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I like Blue Moon, so I figured I'd try the Spring Ale.

It was a light, golden color with a foamy head. The smell was citrusy, nice and strong. I could smell the hops too.

It definitely tastes limey. The package says they used the rind and the juice of a type of lime that I know nothing about. I can taste it all through the beer, from the front of my tongue to the back. It doesn't taste bitter at all and the lime is just balanced enough to not be overwhelming. It almost seems like this is the beer that Miller Chill and Michelob Ultra Lime Cactus wanted to be: a session beer with a lime twist. It's not as light as those beers, but it's definitely not a heavy beer. The lime isn't sickly sweet like in the other beers, but it's stronger than the citrus flavors in a regular Blue Moon or a lemon-lime soda.

Overall, I think it's drinkable, but I could see getting sick of the lime taste after 2 of them.

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Photo of gosurfobx
3.82/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a twist of bottle into a standard pint glass. Pours a amber color with a slight amount of haze. Forms a one finger head that fades into a film. Smell has notes of lime and wheat with little scent of hops. Lime hints the tongue on the first tasting followed by wheat and a slight bit of hops in the aftertaste. Taste is not quite what I was expecting but not that bad either. In the mouth the beer has an above average level of carbination and feels good on the tongue. Drinkable, definatly worth a try.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.78/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Blue Moon's spring ale pours a crystal-clear amber body with golden highlights beneath a thick head of pillowy off-white foam. The retention is good, and it leaves some nice splashes and smears of lace across the glass.

The aroma displays the lime leaves over a delicate bit of caramelish malt. It's interesting.

The lime appears in the flavor as well, amidst a clean, caramelish malt base. The bitterness is restrained, and it's not acidic at all. I'll admit to expecting a golden-slightly tart-lime beer but the caramelish malt throws a twist. It's nothing like a Corona with lime - far from, it's more of an amber beer with an unusual fruit and herb addition. Interesting.

The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth with a medium body and moderate carbonation level.

Drinkability, however, is a little bit questionable for me though. I've never had more than one at a time, but I don't think I would. Maybe if the tap selection was limited. But I've enjoyed what I've had. Hmmm. I still think it a "one" beer for me. Maybe you'll think differently.

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Photo of bort11
3.77/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pub glass. Nice amount of head, but not a lot of lacing. Reddish amber color.

Smell has a pleasant lime citrus flavor balanced with a solid malt body. The lime taste is not overwhelming, very balanced out. It doesn't feel syrupy. It's almost leafy.

Mouthfeel has a solid medium body. Mildly crisp carbonation. I enjoyed this beer a lot more than I thought I would.

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Photo of TR0219
3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of emd
3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of DannyS
3.73/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Served in an Ommegang beer goblet, poured from a 12 oz. bottle.

A - A crystal clear orange color with little head. Nothing special, but it works.

S - Very little, some malt, yeast, hops, and a hint of lime. what little aroma it had was very basic.

T - Again, nothing special. It actually does taste like it'd be good for springtime; not complex at all, but the hint of lime a plus.

M - Watery but smooth, with just enough carbonation

D - It's basic, but it's not offensive in any way, and the modest alcohol makes it very drinkable.

Overall, it's really nothing to write home about. Can't say I'd recommend it, but if you really want to try it, I wouldn't advise against it. I could see myself having one of these on a cool spring afternoon. Once again, a good training beer for those raised on macrobrew who want to get into craft beer.

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Photo of Andreji
3.72/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

"Spring" is certainly a good way to sell this thing. a very jolly golden toned pour with a light but shiny head kind of portraying the hopeful feel of leaving the snow behind and allowing the sun back in.

Smell is probably what's best of it, because- and this may just be me- a rather sweetish hoppy feel makes me think "floral" when taking every sip.

Taste is rather dull in comparison, a bit watery and orangey with no specific magic behind it, a simple bitter finish making this seem like a mid-point hybrid right there.

but, in all, a halfway beer for a halfway season, not bad but not great.

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Photo of TheTrevor
3.72/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer poured a golden copper color with a fluffy two-finger head. The smell is a little malty with a hint of lime. The taste is sweet maltiness with a citrus twist of lime in the finish. The beer is a little watery on the mouthfeel, but also very refreshing. This is a very nice beer and I'm hoping this spring beer lasts well into summer so I can enjoy it in some nice weather.

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Photo of Berticus
3.68/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is pretty good stuff, its a spring ale, whatever thats supposed to mean.
All i know is that it is more citrus tasting than the original blue moon as well as darker colored and a fuller body.
Thicker than you would expect as usual but a very complex taste with a nice finish.
Definitely one of the better of the seasonal brews.

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Photo of meatmallet
3.68/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber color with a thick head that soon disappeared. Smell has a faint lime and malt that is not overpowering. Has a light taste and you can really taste the lime at the end. Carbonation is just right. Overall not a bad beer but wont be a staple for me.

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Photo of mttfrog13
3.65/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

appearance = Nice amber color

smell = floral, slightly hoppy.

taste = It has a really nice flavor, but somehow it seems a bit "empty". It tastes similar to pale moon, but a bit more flavorless which is why I like pale moon more.

mouthfeel = Very crisp, but is lacking a flavor to contrast.

overall = Decent beer. I would go with pale moon first, but if you like this brand, try all of them.

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Photo of righthereisay
3.65/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was much better than expected. As somebody who is very suspect to mass produced beer, I was very surprised with this one.

The deep complex flavoring was a surprise. I purchased this at the beach in April, and its nice lime tint was a great surprise. Not too overwhelming at all.

I definitely recommend a beer enthusiast try this,as this is not like the other mass produced one a be beers.

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Photo of Applesauce1
3.65/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: this beer pours a copper-gold color with a slight haze and a 1/2" white head; looks good
Smell: honey and lemon
Taste: lemon; slight hoppiness; a little sweet, but OK
Mouthfeel: light to medium bodied
Drinkability: could do 2 in a night

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Blue Moon Rising Moon Spring Ale from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Beer rating: 2.94 out of 5 with 351 ratings