Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat Ale | Coors Brewing Company

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67
poor
404 Ratings
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52
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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
Ratings:
404
Reviews:
95
Avg:
2.77
pDev:
21.66%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
43
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 404 |  Reviews: 95
Photo of TheBigBoy
2.75/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of CJNAPS
1.59/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

The only reason i even rated this was to get a true list of beers I've tired.

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Photo of jshusc
2.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of LakerLeith
2.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of HalfFull
3.04/5  rDev +9.7%
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 mpayne5
3/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of NilocRellim
2.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
2.5/5  rDev -9.7%

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 WastingFreetime
1.86/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Appears a very clear golden yellow with a disappearing soda head, which is sort of the exact opposite of what I expect on top of a wheat ale. Texture is very thin and watery, at least the carbonation is lively, but again that reinforces the soda notion in my head. Smells very much like the lemon-orange medicinal oily aroma from a Wet-Nap that has been soaking in a glass of diluted tonic water. Seriously, it actually does smell like that. Flavor is thankfully(?) a lot blander than the nose would have you believe, coming across as a sort of generic ghost of a wheat malt mixed with mushy stale oyster crackers and a twist of citrus. I'll be avoiding this one in the future.

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Photo of mpalestino
2.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of budgood1
2.17/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

pours out a pale gold colour with a minimal white head and sparse lace. faint malt aroma with hints of orange and lemon. taste is a crisp combination of strained wheaty graininess and malt, with an uninspired dose of citric notes. i think there may be a splattering of bitterness, but it gets lost in the wash. crisp mouthfeel on top of a medium to light body. ok drinkability...it has a somewhat quenchable characteristic to it.

overall this is a dumbed down version of a wheat ale that has very little redeeming virtue to it. quenching, yes. satisfying, no. weak, obvious.

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Photo of Giggy
2.75/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of bmwats
3.17/5  rDev +14.4%
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 RoryOMoore
3/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of lucasj82
2.75/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of kylemckinnis
1.5/5  rDev -45.8%

Photo of GOBLIN
3.5/5  rDev +26.4%

Photo of ALC82
3.08/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Localdrinklax
1.75/5  rDev -36.8%

Photo of dpgoblejr
3.25/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of kamikazeokami
2.7/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bmur112
3/5  rDev +8.3%

Photo of shand
1.79/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a wheat beer glass.

This? This is a wheat beer of some sort? There's nothing appearance-wise to seperate this from macro lager 52. Clear golden color, three fingers of white dense head that quickly fades, all that stuff. The aroma? Ugh. No. How does this smell so awful? It's basically just a super-cheap aroma. Hints of wheat, Pledge, and something that might have once passed for hops. The taste on this? Corn. Honey. Sticky-sweetness. It's passable, but just barely. I wouldn't really like another. The mouthfeel is thankfully thin, and the drinkability is alright. This is not a good beer. This is not a good beer at all. I'm fairly fond of the base Blue Moon, and Pale Moon is alright, but their seasonals aren't really all that great.

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Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat Ale from Coors Brewing Company
2.77 out of 5 based on 404 ratings.
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