Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat Ale | Coors Brewing Company

Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat AleBlue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat Ale
BA SCORE
8.2%
Liked This Beer
2.8 w/ 404 ratings
Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat AleBlue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
coors.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by OBeerMeGreatOne on 01-06-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,499
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
404
Liked:
33
Avg:
2.8/5
pDev:
21.43%
Alströms:
2.13
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
44
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 404 |  Reviews: 95
Photo of zacky_U
3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of illini4x4
3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of PeterOrlando92
3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of dseiters
3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of jkball01
3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of soxandbeer
3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of dpgoblejr
3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of TempeBeerMan
3.19/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a weizen glass.

A - Very clear gold, with a fizzy two-finger white head with next to zero retention. Mere specks for lacing. For a wheat beer, I did expect a thicker head.

S - Clean mild aroma of wheat and a little tangerine. Mild, but doesn't smell bad at all.

T - Taste matches the nose, with the wheat malt clearly leading the show here, lending a multi-grain bread flavor. Fruitiness becomes much more generic than in the nose, tasting reminiscent of orange scented wood polish. Hops don't really balance the wheat as well as they should, but they do add just a hint of spice. Hint of adjunct dextrins, but not overwhelmingly so. Overall flavor profile is clean and mild.

M - Things improve here, as the flavor profile would have you expect lots of water...instead you have a pretty full bodied beer for the style. Prickly carbonation. Finishes very "wet", with a mouth-coating finish.

O - I'm not exactly sure why the other reviews slam this beer THAT badly. It's a little bland and certainly nothing to write home about, but it's not really terrible either. Am I buying it again? No. But I wouldn't turn down a free one if someone offered.

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Photo of tjsdomer2
3.17/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Basically a lighter version of Blue Moon Belgian White.

Smell: Definitely some cloves, but more lemony than regular Blue Moon. Some faint hops as well. Not an overwhelming smell, but refreshing. Kind of soapy.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Maybe a bit too bitter for my taste. Mostly lemon with a floral aftertaste that's not my favorite. A bit too artificial. However there is a candied flavor that I like. Everything balances out to a solid flavor combination, but not amazing. Mouthfeel is a bit flat, but the crispness is nice.

Drinkability: The flavor is the main component that stands out and gives this its drinkability:

Overall: Hit or miss.

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Photo of bmwats
3.17/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a standard pint.

A: Golden hue, decent amount of carbonation clings to the sides of the glass and metriculates to the surface. Pours about a quarter finger, bubbly, white head which dissipates completely pretty quickly. No lacing to speak of.

S: A little grain and a little lime citrus.

T: Bready grain, lime, and just a slight sweet hint of honey and orange.

M: Light body, refreshing quality. Kind of steely finish.

D: Power drink.

Atmosphere is okay. Appearance is not much to speak of. Nose is not bad...grain and lime. Flavor is a fair combination of grain, citrus, and sweetness. Overall, this is a decent quaff.

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Photo of david18
3.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another beer that ended up in my refrigerator because someone brought it over thinking that "I like craft beer, here's Blue Moon." Pretty much what I expected, but there was actually an interesting aroma that was a little better than what I was ready for.

Color is a pale straw. Carbonation is very effervescent and actually quote refreshing looking.

Aroma, as mentioned was surprisingly more complex than I would have expected.

Flavor was somewhat uninteresting and bland.

Overall I would not recommend buying this beer but if you find it in you refridgerator not a bad offering.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KJay1408
3.15/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Disclaimer: I'm reviewing this as a Spring seasonal brew and wheat beer.

A: Poured from bottle into glass, about a finger and a half worth of head that quickly diminishes, leaving the golden/yellow brew behind.

S: I get floral notes, and some biscuit hints, over all not a whole lot going on in this department, but to me its good for a wheat ale.

T: I gotta go against the popular opinion here, I actually like the taste of this for a spring time/summer time ale, It's malty and slightly sweet upfront with biscuit notes in the middle that finishes with hints of lemon and orange. Exactly what I had expected from this beer.

M: Weakest spot of the brew, thin and light "beer"ish in my opinion

O: It's an in-between brew, that doesn't try to be what it isn't. It's a spring time wheat ale and nothing more, while I feel that Sam Adams White ale is a better brew for the style, this one isn't too bad. It's a brew that true beer lovers would drink at a grill out and one that light "beer" drinkers wouldn't turn down.

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Photo of Nickgiraud
3.12/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Lauthaha
3.1/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Beer is a kind-of off-putting dingy light orange color. The label refers to this as "blonde." I strongly disagree. Head is thin and completely non-sticking, fades down to absolute nothingness. Very minimal carbonation in the glass. Below average; why? Blue Moon is not known for sub-standard beer (they're more known for "standard" beer).

Smell: Kind of like carved pumpkins left on the porch for a couple days...not completely rotten (you can tell it "used" to smell okay) but definitely not appetizing. Just a touch of citrus with a lot of not-so-freshly-cut grass and a pinch of poor alcohol. Also sub-standard.

Taste: Well, here's the redemption...not paid in full, but we're getting there. Beer goes in nice and smoothly with a light lemony zest flavor. After a moment, it becomes moderately carbonated and releases some bitter hop flavor (slightly above average). The aftertaste is very much like cud, but not in a bad way, if that makes sense.

Mouthfeel: See "Taste".

Overall: Disappointing, considering the brewery...but not terrible.

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Photo of tdm168
3.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - dark golden yellow; soft, white head; quickly fades to a thin lacing

S - grainy, a hint of metal

T - grainy up front with an odd finish that offers a flash of citrus that disappears as fast as it comes on; a hint of apples; very faint grass

M - light bodied, smooth, a bit crisp

This is a rather poor offering from the Blue Moon line. It's one dimensional and offers little besides grains. Avoid.

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Photo of PhantasIPA
3.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer poured with a thick 3/4 inch head but settled to a thin head moments later. Left moderate lacing through out the drink. The beer has a classic golden hue.

The smell is average. A hint of wheat but a little skunky too. There is nothing else there...no balancing sweetness or opposing citrus.

The flavor is okay, better than the smell but nothing to make me want to buy more. I taste the wheat base, there is very little malt flavor...in fact, there is almost no other flavor! But the wheat flavor is mild and finishes softly.

The mouthfeel is fine, not too carbonated and not too thick or thin, right down the middle.

Overall this beer is average to me. The smell and taste are not memorable, the beer is not that strong (5.4%) but I think it is smooth finishing and has some flavor to it. Would not recommend on a night out with friends but I am not going to thrown it under the bus driver from New Jersey either...

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Photo of ALC82
3.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BeerKangaroo
3.07/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Into a pint glass:

A: clear blonde colored body, three finger worth of foamy white head after thirty seconds dies to film of a head, some foamy lacing graces the sides of the glass

S: wheat, lemon, light malts

T: sweet through previously mentioned flavor

M: medium, sessionable, some light harshness on the tongue, no aftertaste, yet a sweet finish

O: this is a beer is just a tad above average to me. Maybe not something I would rush out to buy but I think I would have it again

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Photo of HalfFull
3.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Twist off bottle poured into a pint glass, this Spring seasonal offers a change of pace from a mixed pack of Blue Moon brews. Pours a clear straw in color with a thin white cap after noticing a complete lack of pressure change from the inside of the bottle to the outside, and yes, at sea level or so. Retention is subsequently rather brief. Not a great start.

Nose is strongly citric in nature with orange and lemon and a bit of yeast sourness. Perhaps a touch of wheat but not in a bready sense.

Flavor follows the nose with lemon again, a light grainy texture and on the finish a return of citrus; again more lemon than orange though more in an additive sense than from hops.

Smooth but light feel and drink and drinks more like, and viewed as, an American Blonde Ale rather than an APWA as the contribution of the wheat malt is minor for this brew. But then the body is light as well. Pretty generic.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.03/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

another leftover in the inlaws fridge that i grabbed when i ran out of what i brought. i will admit though i have had much, much worse. served cold and into a pint glass.

The pour was very nice, rich light amber in color with a good amount of cloudiness to it. Nice head of white on top reached a height of around two inches before settling back down with minimal fanfare and some nice side lacing. The aroma was bready, lots of light bread notes, hints of grain, a touch of some apricot like fruit notes perhaps. Super sweet and smooth, a rich concoction of bready notes, a light bittering hop note and a really nicely melded malt profile. Carbonation seemed spot on and the medium body was thick enough to let you get some flavor while not too heavy for the style.

Overall this was very solid. Not the best I have had but not something I would shy away from. Very nicely done.

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Photo of zeff80
3.02/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Poured out a clear, golden yellow color with a one-finger white head of bubbly foam. It left little to no lacing.

S - It smelled of lemon and wheat. Not much more.

T - Dominated by lemon and wheat with a mild spiciness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a an okay wheat ale. There is nothing to make it stand out.

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Photo of Mora2000
3/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer pours a yellow to orange color with a white head. The aroma is a mix of grain and wheat with not too much else going on. The flavor is more of the same, with a little bit of grain and orange citrus going on. I also get some other citrus but it is fairly faint. Medium mouthfeeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of Hardcore
3/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of leinie13
3/5  rDev +7.1%

Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat Ale from Coors Brewing Company
Beer rating: 8.2% out of 100 with 404 ratings
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