Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat Ale | Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)

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Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat AleBlue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat Ale
BA SCORE
2.8/5
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404 Ratings
Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat AleBlue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Colorado, United States
millercoors.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Spring

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Added by OBeerMeGreatOne on 01-06-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,323
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
404
pDev:
21.43%
Bros Score:
2.13
 
 
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7
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Ratings: 404 |  Reviews: 95
Photo of murf1087
4/5  rDev +42.9%

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3/5  rDev +7.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev +7.1%

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2/5  rDev -28.6%

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2/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev +7.1%

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3/5  rDev +7.1%

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3/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +42.9%

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3/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of weatherdog
1.95/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

12oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe glass

It pours a nearly clear almost light amber color, white head, minimal lacing and not lasting head. Just a unappealing wheat beer.

Aroma of very faint wheat and some citrus. That's about it. Its a very faint aroma.

The taste just is even more boring. The citrus goes away and you are left with a wheat flavored beginning and then finishes oddly crisp like a light lager. It's even more boring than regular Blue Moon.

I handed this to my wife blindly and her evaluation was 'It tastes like wheat and Coors light.' I could not have said it better myself

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Photo of RoryOMoore
3/5  rDev +7.1%

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3/5  rDev +7.1%

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3/5  rDev +7.1%

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3/5  rDev +7.1%

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3/5  rDev +7.1%

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3/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +42.9%

Photo of Jerone
3.4/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear golden brown color with a half inch off white head, some bubbles coming up.

S - Smells of wheat, a little malt and the hints of lime.

T - Pretty good, wheat and a bit of malt go quite well with the bit of lime in the background. This is not a lime beer, but uses it subtley. Nice crisp ending.

M - Light body with medium carbonation. Very smooth and drinkable beer.

O - While this beer does lack flavor, the flavor it does has tastes good and accomplishes being a refreshing spring beer.

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Photo of JoLight
3.57/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a solid beer.

It pours a clear, golden yellow with an off-white head.

The smell is pleasant, citrusy, with a little wheat.

I detect mostly just light wheat, lemon peel, and carbonated water. And although it is simple, it's much more tasty, refreshing and pleasant than a regular Blue Moon.

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Photo of Gambrinus1184
2.58/5  rDev -7.9%
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 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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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 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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Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat Ale from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Beer rating: 2.8 out of 5 with 404 ratings