Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)

Blue Moon Summer Honey WheatBlue Moon Summer Honey Wheat
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Style:
American Pale Wheat Ale
Ranked #625
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
72
Ranked #47,238
Avg:
3.12 | pDev: 19.87%
Reviews:
175
Ratings:
1,190
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Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Summer
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SCORE
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Reviews: 175 | Ratings: 1,190
Photo of Nass
3.34/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours golden yellow with a weak head that diminishes rather quick, but there is a moderate amount of carbonation bubbling up. There is a bottled on date on the neck of the bottle. The aroma is a mild whiff of wheat & honey. The initial sip is tastes quite fresh, right away i'm getting the clover honey & the wheat on the taste buds & there is a very slight wheat bitterness on the finish but it's nothing at all overwhelming to the palate. My oh my, I must say that i'm impressed with this beer, for a mass marketed summer beer the Coors Honey Wheat Blue Moon does not disappoint, matter of fact I think this is my favorite type of Blue Moon beer. I did not expected to get a big mouth full of honey on the taste & I did not so that's the only drawback here. Honey is costly so i'm not surprised by that. In addition to, this beer is a little watered down tasting but besides that it is still delicious, honey & wheat go together quite well. This beer is like honey wheat bread in liquid form. C'mon, this beer does not deserve such a low score that it's getting on this site, don't get me wrong it ain't no Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen but it's still a decent enough beer. Cheers! B-

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Photo of Franziskaner
2.86/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Dark gold to copper in color with a fingernail of off white to dishwater white. The aroma is of wheat with a touch of honey. I’m tasting a splash of honey and then plenty of wheat. The mouth is fairly thin.

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Photo of defunksta
3.16/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a nice clear orange color with a moderate white head. (3.75, average)
Aroma: Strong malt liquor, corn with a background of honey and orange/lemon citrus. Not much wheat. Mostly malt liquor and corn. (3.25, dissapointing)
Flavor: Strong corn and honey. Some malt liquor and cherry flavor. Some sweet artificial lemon. Really overwhelms the citrus and wheat, which are nearly nondetectable. Low hops. Finishes sweet. (3.0 poor)
Feel: Medium bodied. Slightly sweet. (3.5, okay)

Overall: Yep, as others have said this beer is not great. A wannabe craft beer that still resembles an American Adjunct more than a wheat beer. It is a gateway beer. Not one I will come back to, but if it brings more people to craft beer, then it has its place. (Final Rating 3.16)

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours crystal clear honey gold yellow, thick off white head that falls away quickly. Minimal lacing. Aroma is mild. Flavor is biscuits with honey. Feel is super, crisp and clean. Overall a decent summer thirst quencher.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bought a variety 12-pack $13.88 Safeway
Light wheat and honey smells
Clear light golden color
Light mouthfeel
Medium-high carbonation
Light sweet honey taste
Overall a nice refreshing beer. Great for hot weather.

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Photo of mothmanscott
2.94/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours crystal clear gold with a nice effervescence streaming. The pour produces 2 fingers of off-white, foamy, short-lived head that leaves only a hint of surface cap, collar or lacing as it recedes. Aroma is sweet and fruity with bready wheat, grain and honey. Taste is sweet: graham cracker, honey, wheat, bready and fruity with a little pepper and thin bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium with medium-high carbonation, with a hint of juiciness it is slick and a little oily. The mouthfeel may be the high point of this beer. A very simple, straightforward brew for warm weather drinking. Unfortunately I find the sweetness cloying. With no complexity whatsoever it remains a little less drinkable than I would have thought.

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Photo of SB2017
3.08/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Saccharine nose, malt and honey exclusively. Not a particularly pretty beer. Weak body, little flavor, no balance. Unclear what the brewers are going for here, but it falls pretty flat. Relatively drinkable but very weak and too sweet.

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Photo of JimboBrews54
4/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Summer honey wheat is right! This is another good beer by the macro craft brewer. I like this one as well, nicely balanced and another welcome change from the crowded IPA and lager categories. This one is also very sweet!

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Photo of Bsimpson91
4.36/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

I was pleasantly surprised by the wonderful taste of this beer. I was expecting to get honey up front, but no. The flavor of this beer is very good with the honey contributing to the back end of the swallow. I was unable to find any orange peel flavor what so ever. The smell, look and feel is typical for a ale. This is a sweet ale, there is almost no hop bitterness at all. All you get is a wonderful toasted malt character with that typical ale tangy, fruity note. The hops may have a slight prickle to the back end but it's almost indistinguishable. This beer is a great entry point into craft beers simply because it's very close to general American taste profile. Sweet, no bitterness.

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Photo of chitoryu12
3.55/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look: Clear yellow with little to no white head.

Smell: Not a whole lot there. Some wheaty malt, a bit of hops, a tiny smidgen of honey.

Taste: Extremely mild, like an adjunct lager without the corn flavor. Sweet and slightly malty with no bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Very thick and mildly carbonated.

Overall: Surprisingly boring. The taste is far too mild for its own good.

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Photo of the_awesometeer
3.46/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The beer is clear, pale gold no real head, slight carbonation. You can defiantly smell the honey and the wheat aromas, only problem is it reminds me of my hand soap. The taste profile is very light. It has a light wheat taste with a very slight kick of the honey on the end. The beer is watery.

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Photo of Trailboss76
3.82/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Totally golden American beer-like color. Lots of carbonation. Medium snow-white head. Very light traditional lager-ish aroma. Nice smooth taste and I do get a touch of wheat. Pretty light beer but then it's supposed to be - it's a summertime beer.

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Photo of kimlhurst
2.96/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark gold color, slight white collar that fades quickly. Good carbonation and some fleeting lacing. Very faint beer aroma. Good beery taste with a slightly sweet aftertaste.

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Photo of Ashley-Ledbetter97
3.14/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

You can definitely taste a distinct wheat flavor with a slight honey after taste. I personally found the wheat flavor way too over powering. I was only able to make decent progress drinking it when I started eating fruit with it. I guess I understand why blue moon is typically served with an orange slice. The scent was a pleasant light wheat scent. Good carbonation level made the beer feel light but not obnoxiously bubbly. Overall it was a decent beer, just not my favorite.

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Photo of Brewview
3.41/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a nice golden amber color with about 1-2 fingers of foam with not much lacing. Has a nice crisp flavor with notes of honey with not too much carbonation.

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Photo of secondtooth
3.46/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clean golden amber, with a nice fine white head and no lace.

Aroma: Sweet honey and malty, with a touch of spice.

Taste: Sweet up front, with plenty of honey and a little bit of spice. A soft and easy-drinking brew, certainly not offensive but not memorable, either. Decent at best.

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Photo of andrewh995
3.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very clear deep gold with a white head that dissipates quickly. Smells of wheat, honey, and some floral notes. Tastes of wheat and bread with a very sweet honey after taste. Very light and crisp in body with medium-high carbonation. Overall it's not a bad beer for blue moon. Very refreshing just nothing above average.

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Photo of Spikester
3.89/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Clear gold with two fingers of fluffy white head. Retention is fair and lots of partial rings of lace.
Smell is kind of sour wheat beer .
Taste is sweet a touch of orange peel honey and hops are hard to find.
Mouthfeel is light with good carbonation. Finish is lightly sweet and semi dry .
Overall a tasty warm weather beer.

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Photo of paulwain
3.63/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look - 3.5 - Golden in color, very clear on the pour, with about 1 finger of clear white head. Head isn't very substantive but doesn't get in the way.
Smell - 3 - slight hint of malts perhaps, but not much else.
Taste - 3.75 - Not overpowering, a touch of malt behind it. Definitely not honey, but you wouldn't be drinking this expecting honey to be a flavor I would imagine - I was more expecting a lighter version of the blue moon flavor to be fair.
Feel - 4 - To be fair, I like the way this one goes down. Its a little on the smooth side, as would be expected from a mass brand, but not unpleasant and doesn't leave a malty aftertaste.

Overall - 4 - A good, lighter taste, but not light on body. Could perhaps do with something else in there (say... Honey? Or some citrus or fruit notes). But overall a pleasant drink for a warmer evening.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a one finger white head that vanishes leaving no lace. Nearly clear straw color. Light carbonation and light bodied. Faint honey nose and flavor is light honey wheat. Part of $9.99 6-pak, a 12oz bottle from Hanafords Supermarket Concord, NH.

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Photo of Anacross
3.63/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not bad at all. I expected some honey favor but there's none there. Interesting. LOL
Crispy and refreshing, not offensive at all. The 5.20% alcohol is really awesome. I love wheat beer and this one is priced below average so why not? I'd say: give it a try!

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Photo of EMH73
3.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear light golden color with a one inch head that dissipated quickly and left little lacing. Smells of lightly roasted malts, honey and some floral notes. Taste follows the nose, however the sweetness from the honey lingers. Moderate carbonation, light to medium bodied, clean and crisp.

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Photo of HoppyBastard
3.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "best by" date "OCT3017".

APPEARANCE: Pours a clear, light golden color with less than one-finger white head that quickly dissipated until a thin, broken layer of small bubbles remained, there if very little lacing on the glass, average carbonation.

SMELL: bread and honey, faint to the nose.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, sweet honey and bread.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: I got this as part of a sampler pack, this was my third favorite of the four varieties, this is not a bad beer but I would not seek it out again.

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Photo of jwc215
3.53/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz, bottle:

Pours golden with a thin white head that slowly dissipates. A little lacing.

The smell is of wheat cracker with a touch of honey.

The taste of honey is not overpowering. Cracker and wheat tang mixes with honey in the finish.

It has a crisp, light, refreshing feel.

It's a basic American Pale Wheat with some honey mixed in.
Not bad at all.

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Photo of JimKal
2.87/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours hazy yellow with a thin head . Virtually no lacing on the drink down. You can definitely taste the honey in this one but for me that wasn't a good thing. I probably should have known better as I do like wheat ales but not this one.

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Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Beer rating: 72 out of 100 with 1190 ratings