Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat Ale | Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat AleBlue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat Ale

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Spring

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Added by OBeerMeGreatOne on 01-06-2011

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Photo of philbertk
2.44/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Blue Moon Brewing Company--Adolph J. Coors Brewing Company Spring Blonde Wheat Ale--Seasonal Collection--A delicious wheat ale brewed with orange and lemon peel for a refreshing taste and a crisp citrus finish--2011 12 oz. Bottle. 5.40% ABV. 10 IBU's? (2.0 / 5.0) Wit? Thin foamy mild lace pillowy big white head. Fizzy bright thin straw wheat gold color. Mild wheat ester no hop front. Thin dry sweet bland light wheat ale body. Mild citrus no hop refreshing end. Where is orange and lemon? Sampled 1/5/2011. 6-Pack purchased for $6.99 at Fred Meyer--Ballard, Seattle on 12/31/2010.

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Photo of wcintula
2.44/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pretty weak for a 'wheat ale.' poured into a tumbler the head reaches the top and dissipates very quickly. Orange-y yellow body. Smells yeast-y, sour, citrus-y and a little apple-y. The taste is grain dominated with hop bitterness. Very thin, a little gassy. Overall, not too pleasant.

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Photo of Fatbagpiper
2.45/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

As far as weissbeirs go this is not anything special. The mouthfeel is reminiscent of PBR or MGD, not how a wheat beer should taste. The beer has little to no body to it. The only redeeming characteristic of this beer is the smell, of course that could just be the lemon I added to it to make it tolerable. Not as bad as a domestic lager, but not worth the price, considering that it goes for the same as a Sam Adams or equivalent microbrew.

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Photo of raiderandbeerfan
2.45/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours out light, decent clarity, especially considering this is a wheat beer. Maybe they didn't use much of it, or maybe there's some centrifuge or whatever that word is. Started 1" but the retention was all napoleon blownaparte. After it settles into a dark golden color.

Aroma had some weak ass lime like the kind you get out of the plastic bottle.

Taste had a weird bitterness, lack of texture for the wheat. Carbonation through the roof. Club soda and lime blended with mineral water.

This is a turd.

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Photo of richkrull
2.47/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured a pale straw color with little head on it. Smell is faint wheat and malt. Taste is average - kinda weak. Not a lot of wheat taste. Tastes cheap. Very light bodied. Not a bad tasting beer just nothing to it. Not worth the price at all. I will not be buying this again.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.47/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours out fizzy yellow, but has nice clarity especially for a wheat beer. Big head, quickly leaves. Aroma wasn't the nicest lime I've ever come across. Seemed artificial.

Taste was metallic lime. High carb. I can see why they don't make this anymore, was never good in the first place, but then again, if people drink Bud Lime a Rita, shit, this blows that out the water.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
2.48/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appears bright clear golden body with a bright white head, forms thin speckled lacing scattered around the sides of my glass. Aroma has some sharp wheat notes with hints of sweet fruit notes. A touch of citrus peels and grassiness going on as well. Flavor hits with a marshmallow like cremay sweetness with hints of citrus peel bitterness in the finish, seems like a wheat infused cream ale really. Mouthfeel is light bodied, carbonation is moderate, overall drinkability isn't anything to write home about. It's actually hard to drink more so than any golden beer should ever be.

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Photo of andrenaline
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A 6-er I picked up while grabbing a parcel State side... Not much selection at the border store.

A - Pours a crystal clear golden colour, finger of head with little retention and no real lacing.

S - Loads of biscuit notes, cereal, bready malts and hints of orange and citrus rind.

T - Mild flavoured dominated by cereal and biscuit notes, the orange and citrus flavours are barely detectable and the wheat notes linger on the finish.

M - Medium bodied, a tad prickly going down and finishes wet.

O - My expectations weren't that high, but I must admit I was a tad disappointed. The citrus and orange notes were barely detectable, and the cereal malts were overwhelming. This was more reminiscent of a light adjunct than a flavoured wheat ale. I wouldn't go out of my way to try this again.

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Photo of armock
2.55/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from Vons Market

A - Poured a clear golden color with a white head

S - Is of wheat with citrus fruit scents

T - Follows the nose wheat upfront then some citrus fruit flavors come out in the finish

M - This beer has a light body with high carbonation to it

D - Even for the style this isn't a very enjoyable beer Coors filtered out any good flavors that could have been there the only reason to get this is if like me are currently in a beer waste land and want to try something new

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Photo of gtermi
2.56/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer pours a golden body with a thin white head.

S: I really cant tell what I am picing up. I am getting a bit of grain and corn I guess. I just cant really tell.

T: Tastes a lot like a malt liquor with a fainter flavor. Has a corn and wheat flavor too. Really nothing much but not terrible.

M: Has your typical garbage cabonation that most BMC beers have. It is pretty crisp and has a full body.

O: I just dont get how people buy this stuff. It is flavorless and just doesnt feel like beer to me. Ill never try this again.

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Photo of wspscott
2.57/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

12oz bottle in pint glass
date = June 2011 (I assume best by)

A: Pale golden/yellow color with a thin white head, no lace at all.
S: Slight lemon/indeterminate citrus and a little bit of wheat.
T: Definite wheat "tang" combined with some citrus way in the background.
M: Crisp, medium carbonation
D: I am note usually a fan of the style and this is not a good example of the style. It is easy to drink, but so is water. Doesn't come across as refreshing or pleasant. Not something I would reach for again. I haven't had a regular Blue Moon in many years, but my recollection is that is a better beer. The 2nd one that was left in the fridge will be served to someone who doesn't like beer. Not worth trying, waste of calories.

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Photo of Jesse13713
2.58/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours with one finger of head and a dull caramel brown. Looks like a regular American adjunct lager.

Smell - Not much going on here at all. I smell water with a slight hint of grass.

Taste - A very bready taste with a very strong floral afterteaste. A grainy strong orange and lime kick.

Mouthfeel - Nothing too special here, quite disappointing actually. Average carbonation.

Drinkability - Easy to gulp down but I would only drink one of these in an evening or afternoon.

Verdict - Slightly disappointed in terms of Spring beers after having Samuel Adams Noble Pils and then having this follow it up. I really enjoy the heavy floral and lime taste, but there isn't too much else going on for the beer.

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Photo of Gambrinus1184
2.58/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12-ounce twist-off into a pilsner glass.

A: Clear, pale golden yellow beneath a thin, crackling head of loose, bubbly carbonation. Head retention is okay and carbonation is fierce in this clean brew.

S: Squeeze lemon and orange rind mix with some metallic grains and a hint of forced, fake lime juice.

T: Light, grainy sweetness up front with a quick, sharp citrus bite imparting hints of lemon and lime zest. An acrid orange-peel flavor bunches up with very light, drying hops. Finish is light and watery with a trace of lemon and dry, metallic bitterness.

M: Extremely thin, light, crisp and watery. Not much in the malt bill on this brew, so its pretty seltzery.

O: Where's the wheat? A blonde ale, perhaps, and a poor one at that. Coors should have stuck with Rising Moon and maybe played with the malts or yeast a bit. This brew is practically a a Bud Light Lime in sheep's clothing.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.58/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

16 ounce pint - $4.50 at Taco Mac in Canton, Georgia.

Appearance: Served up a clear, dark yellow body with a scant, white head. Okay.

Smell: Citrus flavoring additives layered over some mild malted wheat hints. Not much going on here.

Taste: Moderately sweet taste of pale and wheat malts flavored with citrus. Very, very vague notion of honey water. Hint of perceived acidity. Very low bitterness. More flavorings on the semi-dry finish. It has an unappealing taste that, after even the first sip, leaves the rest of the pint seeming like work to just fight through.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Not so good, really, and even a slight step down from the previous Rising Moon.

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Photo of mattkoon
2.6/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

ok well i feel a little jipped by this beer. wheat beer typically is cloudy and this beer was as crystal clear as a mountain stream. that was a little odd. the smell was nothing special. and then when i tasted it, it was like a regular american light beer. normally i like bluemoon as a go-to beer cause most places have it if you go out to eat- and it makes for a good replacement for a boring old coors light with a meal. the blonde wheat however tasted just like a run of the mill boring american style beer. not a thing to get excited about.

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Photo of JohnnyS17
2.6/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

The beer poured with pretty much no head at all. It is a golden yellow and looks very uninspiring. Some fast moving carbonation bubbles running up the center of the glass. It smells faintly of wheat and a tiny bit of fruity sweetness.

The beer is slightly sweet and bready. The beer is very light bodied with a strong carbonation. It's not really a unique taste or extremely appealing.

Overall, this beer seems like just a bad version of blue moon to me. The taste is nothing you haven't tasted before, so therefore its not really a beer I would go out of my way to buy.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.61/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours out a lighter and more clarity kind of liquid than would be expected using wheat. Might be less than 50% of the malt bill. Less than impressive head retention, it started out about 1" deep, but where it went, nobody knows. Put it at that mildly dark golden color.

Aroma had a little of the kafir lime thought playing in my head, they used the same color label, mind playin' tricks on me. Either way, citrus is welcome, even if not necessarily 'good'.

Taste, meh. Weird bitterness, lack of wheat flavor or texture. Jeez, could they overdo the carbonation a little harder on this one? Explosive (insert dre drums). MIld caramel mouthfeel if you can get past the club soda tendencies in this one. Still has that tart lime thing going along with a bit of mineral water bitterness.

They really went after a blonde ale, dropped a smidge of wheat, dropped a ton of carbonation, maybe a lime wedge. That's this beer.

I respectfully dissent.

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Photo of TheSarge
2.63/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A new Blue Moon... Let's see how this one does.

Pours good in the way of a Kristalweizen: About two fingers of off white fluffy head that retains decently from a vigorous pour, and has a clear dark golden color.

In the aroma I can get the citrus qualities, and maybe a hint of floral hops.

The taste... Well not a whole lot of that. Take what I got from the aroma and add a little corn to the mix.

Clean and crisp. This makes for a good warm weather beer. Not too much to ponder here when it's said all and done.

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Photo of MaltsOfGlory
2.63/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Interesting looking beer here. The body looks nothing like a wheat ale, not cloudy at all, completely transparent, it looks like a lager, I doubt there is any wheat in here at all. The head on the other hand is really nice, frothy and about one finger in length, but of course it is almost gone now. The head is totally white and the body like I said looks like a lager, golden in color. The appearance overall is nothing impressive. On the smell you pretty much just get that generic beer smell, almost no other smells there at all. There is a small hint of lemon, but that's about it, no hops, small malt character, and no wheat. The smell is pretty freaking lame. Wow, that's not good, I wasn't expecting this beer to be this bad. Probably the most boring blue moon I've ever had, which is saying a lot. There really isn't anything to it, there is that small lemon flavor I picked up on the smell, and then that generic beer taste. There are basically no hops in here and very little malt. There is a slight slight feel of wheat, which just might keep the taste above a 2. Other than that there really isn't much to speak of. As for mouthfeel, it's ok because of that small amount of wheat, but pretty crappy overall. Drinkability is ok because it's so light, but still, nothing special there. It's only redeeming factor is the fact that it's refreshing, that's about it, other than that, not a good beer.

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Photo of whiplash3825
2.65/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a crystal-clear pale amber with a smallish head that doesn't linger. No lacing whatsoever.

Smell is virtually nonexistant... slight citrus, a little graininess, and that's about all I'm getting.

Taste pretty much follows the nose; a tad of citrus, and maybe just a tad of hops and malt, but almost like there's so little of each that they end up canceling each other out.

Mouthfeel is thin, but not as subpar as the smell and taste are.

I'll give it 3.0 overall, only because it's decently refreshing on a hot day (in the way a cold glass of water is), and there aren't any off or bad tastes. There's just barely any taste period!

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Photo of kylehay2004
2.66/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: single finger head on a murky pale golden body with some lacing.

S: grains, breads, mild citrus and a slight floral note.

T: this is blue moon with its breads, lemon and orange peel citrus and grain flavor paired with a floral, mildly bitter/grassy note.

M: light body and high carbonation.

Overall: not much change from the blue moon base beer but the change hurts drinkability and adds little elsewhere.

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Photo of Brenden
2.72/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Sort of a pale to medium gold color, this beer does shine brightly though it shows a potential thinness beyond simply being light in body. There's lots of bubbling carbonation rising from the bottom, and it's needed as a foamy head struggles to surface. It does, though, and holds its own better than I'd think. Some reasonably decent spotting is also managed.
The aroma is very light, offering pale malts with some light citrus zest and sweetness both of orange and lemon. There's a hint of rind in there, though I get more the impression of watered-down juice mixed into dusty malts. I've smelled worse in a Blonde; more than anything, it's simply weak.
In the flavor, the weakness comes out to more ill effect than the aroma. It ultimately ends up making this beer taste more like a lightly flavored seltzer water than anything. Dusty malts actually go a touch astringent, it's got some corn husk, and it just goes way too thin and lacking in flavor.
It feels like seltzer water, too, and the best I can say is that at least it's crisp. Even that tingle falls off in the end.

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Photo of StoutHunter
2.73/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I picked up a twelve pack of this two weeks ago at my local grocery store, I don't remember exactly how much I paid but I think it was $13. I was looking for something a little lighter and more refreshing than what I have been drinking lately, so lets see how it goes. The best by date was July 4, 2011. Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a weizen glass.

A- The label is pretty much the same as the original blue moon, but with a green background color and some spring like scenery, mediocre at best. This beer poured a clear pale golden color with 2 fingers of white head that died down to a thin ring.

S- I pick up a grassy and earthy wheat aroma followed by some tart citrus. Not much else going on here.

T- Pretty similar to the aroma but the flavor comes off very bready. The citrus is a little more prevalent in the flavor and tastes like a mixture of lemon/lime juice mixed in with orange zest.

M- Crisp, light bodied and good carbonation.

D- Between the light body and the lighter flavors, drinking a couple of these wouldn't be a problem, but the flavors just don't hold my attention to warrant drinking more then two.

Overall this was a pretty mundane brew. When I think of spring beers I think of hops and this tasted like it didn't have any and relied on the citrus for its bitterness but it didn't do the trick. This might hit the spot after that first lawn mowing session of the year but other then that it's a one trick pony. I won't be buying this again.

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Photo of BrewAskew
2.74/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours to a thin white head (no retention) and golden color with filtered clarity. Aroma is wheat malt with none of the promised citrus to speak of. Flavor is clean, light and has a pleasant graininess with very little lemon or orange as promised. Light mouthfeel and generous CO2. Overall, a very bland, ordinary beer.

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Photo of nickfl
2.76/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours with one and a half fingers of white foam on top of a clear, dark golden body. The head settles at a moderate pace and leaves little lace.

S - Grainy malt with some light, musty hops.

T - Light, sweet malt up front with a hint of creamy wheat. A bit of grassy hop flavor comes out in the middle with some vague spicy notes. Sugary grain in the finish (tastes oddly like cornflakes) with light bitterness and a bit more grassy hop character.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a somewhat sweet finish.

D - Not bad, it is certainly quaffable but I have a hard time coming up with a reason why I would want to drink more than one of these. There is nothing particularly offensive here, but aside from some bland coriander character there isn't any real character at all. Not really worth the effort of twisting off the cap.

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Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat Ale from Coors Brewing Company
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