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 jaydoc
2.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of spycow
2.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of djrn2
2.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Knapp85
3.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had a bottle of this back in MArch of 2008. I hadn't even realized that it was retired. You learn something new everyday. Anyhow, this beer was a amberish color with a decent on it. The guy who gave it to me specifically told me about how it was brewed with limes in it. Doesn't matter to me, I'll give it a try no matter what. The aromas were pretty standard not much lime there... the Taste was basically the same. The lime must have been very faint in there because I wasn't getting any. This beer wasn't bad, I would have tried it again it I could.

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Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev +2%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.37/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

How is this an American Amber/Red Ale? It should be in the wheat beer style category for sure. Anywho, it pours a light orange color with a small head and some minimal lacing. Smell to me reminds me a of a Hefe, the clovey,banana type of aroma. Taste is that of a usual wheat beer, tangy and slightly dry. Good mouthfeel, a kiss of lime on the swallow, felt it could have used more actually. Would be enjoyable on a warm day but nothing to shake your stick at.

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Photo of BEERchitect
1.98/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

It seems that all the mass-produce beer companies beleive that an outbreak of scurvy is eminent, because they want to put citrus fruits in beer. None with great flavor success. This beer begins with a fizzy, then flat appearance with a carbon dioxide bite later. A timid foamstand just doesn't hold out long. The beer is a standard straw color but never impresses. Aromas of grain and acidicy is all I get. Taste of raw cereal grains, faint sweetness and a lime-like acidicy is it. No complexity or variety in flavor. Where the body thins out for ease of drinking, it also weaves in a thin acid-like flavor that, with the grains, become quite astringent. I cannot see myself drinking this one again.

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Photo of zeff80
3.33/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out an orange/amber color with a white, foamy, two-finger head. It was highly carbonated and left a little lace.

S - It smelled of malt and kieffer lime.

T - It tasted malty and somewhat sweet. The lime flavor was very present.

M - It was somewhat crisp and sharp. A light-bodied beer.

D - Not bad. It makes a nice session beer.

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Photo of LXIXME
3/5  rDev +2%

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 zestar
2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap 2/16/09 at Battleship Brewhouse in Fall River, MA, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is light malts, citrus and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste is fruity up front with flavors of lime and other citrus fruits. The malt character is hearty and there's a mild hops presence. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, light-to-medium body, medium-to-high carbonation, finish is clean.

D: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, it's a refreshing lighter beer that is worth drinking for a while but it's not the first beer of its kind that I would pick.

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Photo of smcolw
2.49/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Dark gold or light amber in color; crystal clear. Good, lasting head. Nearly no lace.

Musky aroma. Obviously more malty, but still has a sweaty smell. Not attractive.

Reminds me of chicken soup in terms of flavor. The mustiness comes through in the flavor. One positive is the full bodied presence of the malt, although the carbonation comes across as lighter than expected. The aftertaste becomes sour as time passes.

Not a complete miss, but definitely funky flavor wise in a less attractive way.

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Photo of jgunther71
3/5  rDev +2%

Photo of russpowell
3.53/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber with 1" of fluffy whiite head. Average head retention & above average lacing

S: Slight caramel notes & some pepper

T: Caramel & a slight lemon hop presence up front, then I pick up some lime & a little pepper. Caramel sweetness. a little herbal + lemon hops hops & lime zest in the finish

MF: Medium bodied with average carbonation, balances well

This is a different kind of amber, but more of a one off, but a very easy drinker. Honestly thought I'd hate this, but alright IMO, wpuld work well on a hot day

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3/5  rDev +2%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.66/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear topped with an inch of fizzy white head.

Smell: Very mild aroma of lime soda, spice, and handful of flowers.

Taste: Wheat and touch of honey sweetness. The lime flavor begins to grow with every sip as it begins to warm. Flowery finish.

Mouthfeel: Thin-bodied. Lightly spritzy carbonation. Watery.

Drinkability: Boy, all the macros are going wild for lime. I, however, am not. Didn't sit too well with me.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
2.71/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Amberish orange with banana peel borders. My usual pour generated a surprising amount of ecru colored froth; at least four fingers right out of the gate. The texture is decently creamy and there's enough stick-to-it-iveness to result in a decent amount of smeary, sudsy lace.

The beer's official description, seen along the bottom of the label, is an 'amber wheat ale with Kieffer lime leaves and lime peel'. Several sniffs later... I'm not impressed. The nose delivers lightly toasted malt and a fruitiness that doesn't resemble citrus, much less lime. It's not bad, it just lacks power and personality.

Rising Moon isn't what I expected for a so-called 'Spring Ale'. My first impression is that the first third of each mouthful is close to macro nasty, the second third is barely acceptable and the third third is where things get sorted out enough for the lime to be appreciated. Although I like the changing nature of the flavor profile, it doesn't end up anywhere worthwhile in the end.

The malt tastes mostly pale, with an assist from Munich (or something similar) that gives RMSA an earthy vibe that is more autumn-like than spring-like. Thankfully, the adjuncty graininess of the first few ounces fades as the beer warms... but it doesn't completely disappear. As noted above, bitter lime is only noted on the finish.

The body/mouthfeel is just okay. At least it isn't overly watery or improperly bubbled. A hint of creaminess offsets a lack of heft (for the style and the ABV).

Rising Moon Spring Ale is a bit of a mishmash that doesn't accurately capture the feel of the season for which it is named. In terms of quality (or lack thereof) it's pretty close to Honey Moon Summer Ale and Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale. I guess that makes Full Moon Winter Ale the best of the Coors 'four seasons' offerings.

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Photo of Slatetank
2.13/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Served cold in a standard pint @ Cobblestone's in York.

A - A crystal clear light amber w/ 1/4 inch of white head that lingers

S - Not much I could muster after 3 vigorous swirls in a smokeless barroom other than light fruit esters.

M -- Nutty in a general sense w/ full bordering on creamy feel from carbonation and a slightly crisp light bodied yet adjunct affected finish.

T - Not much to say honestly, like wonder bread in beer form. I had no expectations thankfully, because I was not let down. The flavor is very light for an amber ale, not very close to a cream ale even. There is not much in common w/ Kolsch type sweet and fruity ale flavors that you may want to see from Coors either. This is slightly sweet and malty but very cereal and rice in the flavor.

The flavor has hints of yeast that are enhancing the light malt flavor, a bit maltier than a wit, yet a lot less flavorful. I couldn't even detect the lime flavoring if there was any in there.

D - A poor attempt at a Kolsch or American amber if this is the case. It has no real 'flavor' to speak of-I would avoid this in the future or maybe try it in bottle form for comparison

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

actually managed to make it through all the blue moon seasonals this year, not that i should brag, but what can you do, served cold and into a pint glass.

aroma is light blend of grain, cereal and a light tart citrus, like lemon or grapefruit that gives it some balance but not too much and not over the top. clean and crisp as the light amber ale seems to hold itself together quite nicely and i was surprised at how well the flavors blended. nice hints of citrus dotted through the malty profile and the light feel seemed to work quite well.

overall i have to admit i have had much, much worse. really a very decent, average offering but i have had worse.

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Photo of rab53
2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of WVbeergeek
2.33/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appears a lightly hazed copper amber hue with a nice sized off white crem head floats above the rim of the glass leaves light streaks of lacing unevenly around my pint glass. Aroma light malt sweetness minimal citrus content with herbal grassy sensations not overly lime it's infact not enough a bit of a mineral character going on here but errily light for all of the description on the bottle about the Kaffir lime influences in this amber wheat ale, which brings up another point it's hard to pick out the wheat character here. Flavors immediately tastes like stems and leave but the lime and citrus appeal is very low here malts are minimally sweet with a bitterness coating the palate without much from the hop department just mediocre here. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied carbonation seems unnatural and covers the tongue with terrible finish. Drinkability not my idea of a refreshing spring ale but hey it's a mass produced amber ale if you want one go try it but I'm not revisiting this six pack especially at $7.50.

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Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev +2%

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