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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Photo of ggilman
2.23/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bought this this morning when I came up empty in my small town looking for a hefeweizen.

Crystal clear, tight head settles to nothing, no lace. Citrus and light grain nose. Light crisp lemony taste, with a dry wheat finish. There's something else there I can't quite place, but it doesn't taste good. Thin and fizzy, almost a drain pour.

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Photo of fsimcox
2.31/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear, very transparent straw color. Big fluffy white head dissipates slowly. No lacing.

Smells of yeast, and some musty malt. Some heavy bread, but all very faint.

Tastes of malt and bread, a little sweet, and a hint of grass. Not much after taste.

Mouthfeel is thin, with some yeasty bread notes. A somewhat dry finish.

Well, first time to have this and I'm not impressed. Expected something like Hoegaarden. Not!

Wow, can't believe I spent $7.99 a sixer for this trash. Someone should be ashamed.

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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 obrendano
3.35/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

picked this up at a 7-11 today. BM was my first beer after 10 years of being devoutly straight edge, so it holds a special place in my heart...

A - same ol' same ol' bottle with slight adjustments. poured a massive, thick head that I was excited about, but dissipated somewhat quickly. leaves some lacing as you drink. color is pale crystal clear off-yellow, not exactly what I have in mind in Blue Moon, or a good wheat ale of any kind for that matter.

S - a sharp lemon juice tone is evident, almost like a bag of fruit chews. below it is a good warm wheat malt. orange flavor is hidden but singing backup

T - just as expected from the smell, warming wheat, citrus twinges, big wheat finish. a pretty good payoff for average initial impressions.

M - same as any Blue Moon, light, crisp, etc.

D - won't have too much trouble finishing a 6er, but won't be rushing out for another. I hope Coors is smart enough to produce this into the early summer where it belongs. until then you'd be better off with regular ol' Blue Moon

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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 PhantasIPA
3.08/5  rDev +11.2%
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 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 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 mpcrump
3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into pint glass.

A: Nice light gold color. Decent sized head that dissipated quickly. Fair carbonation.

S: Very light smelling. Orange, lemon, hint of wheat.

T: Light tasting. Sweet citrus. Finishes dry. Pale wheat is hard to get right. Don't think this made the cut.

M: Light with a slightly sweet stickiness.

O: OK. Falls a bit short. Perhaps a nice beer when your hot and you want it to go down quick.

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Photo of lespaulrocker
3.4/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

My brother-in-law came back with this from the store while we were visiting him. We were kind of weirded out to see a spring seasonal beer when it was snowing outside in January, but whatever. Here we go.

A: Pretty average for Blue Moon, yellow/gold with a small white head.

S: Very fruity, with a lot of lemon and hints of orange.

T: Almost tastes like normal Blue Moon. In fact, most of the beer was like a normal Blue Moon with subtle differences.

M: Typical Blue Moon.

D: Very drinkable, had 2 within 30 minutes and it didn't phase me at all.

This was okay. As with all Blue Moon products, they're what I go to when there's no really good microbrewery option available. Nothing too impressive, but not awful either. I'd call the beer average.

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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 matt20102
2.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from refrigerator temperature into goblet. Pours dark golden with small head which dissipates quickly. Flavor is of malt and some sort of hops which I can't identify. Flavor is of separate malt and hops which aren't really well mixed. Neither is initially overpowering, but it isn't a single package. After a while, though, the malt begins to dominate. Overall, this is a very generic beer- more flavourful then most mass-markets but you can do better.

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Photo of echoes
2.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Served in a glass. What I assume is the "best by" date on the bottle is June 6, 2011.

A: Light-gold in color. Head is white and very bubbly/active. It dissipates slowly. It's definitely filtered. Very little carbonation visible once it settles.

S: Brisk and crisp. Wheat first and foremost followed by citrus fruit. Also a grassy smell. The alcohol can be smelled a bit too.

T: Heavy on the wheat with citrus blended in. Hops are detectable as well but just barely. Finishes clean. Not a lot of flavor to speak of.

M: Light-bodied and not much else to say. Unsatisfying feel.

D: Fairly low. Not much that makes me want to have more.

It is what it is: a weak imitation of a better hefeweizen. It is a *decent* effort but could use more work. To be honest, it could be worse though.

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Photo of RTJakarta
2.9/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Was weirded out at seeing some spring beers out in January, so I snagged a 12-pack of this.

Pretty basic yellow-y appearance with a quickly dissipating head.

A lightly pleasant smell. Pretty fruity and what you would expect from a wheat ale.

Mouthfeel is decent. Carbonation isn't too overbearing, but it's pretty evident.

Taste is okay. Not bad, but nothing to write home about. Basic wheat elements with some fruity notes, mostly lemon.

Pretty drinkable, but I think it's really caused by the lack of a bold flavor or something to that extent. Sessionable, but I usually go for bolder, richer drinks, so I'm probably not going to be quick on buying more.

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Photo of knoxtennessee
2.13/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This company should stop. They should stop making new kinds of beer and they should stop creating attractive names and label art for their crap product. This beer smells like corn and 7up. It taste like soupy adjuncts. Loads of creamed corn and artificial lime flavor. Nothing resembling a wheat beer. If they hadn't filtered it, had some hop character, or tasted like anything besideds coors light with skittles it would be an improvement.

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Photo of KJay1408
3.15/5  rDev +13.7%
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 afogg0855
2.33/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Hmmm... I bought this Spring Blonde Wheat Ale for my girlfriend. Gotta say im not too impressed.

It's not a terrible Wheat Ale but it has literally nothing identifiable about it.

I could be drinking a Coors Light and not know any difference.

Definitely would not buy again.

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Photo of CCStix
2.99/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours light yellow with a 1 finger head.
Smell: Not much there. Some malty notes with a hint of sweet wheat.
Taste: Pretty mild beer, but not bad at all. The wheat notes are faint but pleasant and add a refreshing note to this beer. The orange and lemon notes are hard to pick up on, or taste. Over all a refreshing beer with no lingering characteristics.
Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated, with a thin mouthfeel.
Overall: I think this beer hits the mark for a slightly more interesting take on something like a Coors Light, etc. This is not an epic beer, or a complex beer but I think for a day on the golf course this beer would be great.

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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 ChrisGusSaksa
3.92/5  rDev +41.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Clear semi deep gold
Aroma: Some banana esters with a wheat and hop bittering towards the end. Some citrus notes as well
Mouthfeel: light body
Overall: Great tasting spring ale. Very close to a summe beer because of how easy drinking it is. The little bit of flavor really makes this beer stand out.

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Photo of StopHatingOnClassics
1.92/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Let me first start off this review saying that i am a fan of Coors banquet beer in relativity to other "big domestics". That being said, i am not a fan of their blue moon products. Especially this particular ale.

Appearance- Poured from a bottle, it presented a pale color with a thin soapy head that dissipated almost instantly. Heavily carbonated with little head was the first red flag..

Smell- Stale. Overwhelming notes of barley and malt. Miniscule notes of "orange and lemon" as advertised.

Taste- Sour. Malty with an artificially citrusy aftertaste. Bearable, but not enjoyable.

Mouthfeel- Could barely feel my mouth due to excessive carbonation. I felt like i was drinking a talking rain tainted with malt liquor.

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Photo of bpayan77
2.02/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Extremely disappointing beer. Idk why it is priced at where it is especially since this tastes kind of like a miller light with a hint of lemon and orange. Overall really disappointed and needs more flavor like their other seasonal fall and winter beers.

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