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 #626
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
72
Ranked #47,317
Avg:
3.12 | pDev: 19.87%
Reviews:
175
Ratings:
1,192
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Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
 
Colorado, United States
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Summer
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Reviews: 175 | Ratings: 1,192
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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.3/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A nice light bodied brew that brings on an authentic honey taste with hints of orange peel and citrus then ends with a bIscuity like finish. Not bad for blue moon and the macro company that it represents.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.77/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Blue Moon Brewing Co. "Summer Honey Wheat"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, coded "AUG1417" and sampled on APR2517
$1.79 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Look: Nearly fingerprint clear golden body beneath a frothy-then-creamy head of bright white. Oddly for a wheat beer the head retention and lacing are just average.

Smell: Clean and fresh. I'm not sure if it's honey I'm smelling, but I think it is - it's sweetish and fruity with some sweetish golden malt as well. Some mild floral hops round it out.

Taste: As the aroma suggests, sweetish golden malt is accentuated by a note of honey and threaded through with mild yeasty fruitiness that mainly expresses apple and floral hops. I thought it might be more wheat-like but it's not. A mild bitterness balances it, and although it's sweetish in the mouth it still manages to finish fairly dry.

Feel: Medium-light in body and crisp.

Overall: A very nicely balanced and polished honey beer that's both refreshing and easy to drink.

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Photo of Brian_L-2056
3.93/5  rDev +26%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale yellow with plenty of crisp white head. Plenty of carbonation as well. Even though its a wheat beer, its actually not hazy. Smell is more pilsner like. Initial taste is more pilsner like as well but also sweet and crisp. Definitely a good summer time brew, will probably enjoy more

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Photo of Squire
3.59/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light, clear gold color with white cap.

Clean scent of light malt with a touch of floral hops.

Taste is mildly medium rounded and rather nice. Malt/grain on entry with hops sliding into third but it's the honey touch that lingers in the aftertaste that is the lasting memory.

Light to medium texture with balancing carbonation.

This isn't a wow beer but it's certainly presentable in company. It's generally perceived by consumers to be above average yet isn't challenging to the point of being an acquired taste. A soccer mom beer.

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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.56/5  rDev +14.1%

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3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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2/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.79/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jadjunk
2.75/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Acquired as part of the Summer Seasonal Variety pack, my final review from the series. Brewed in the style of American Pale Wheat Ales. According to the label, the beer is "a refreshing wheat ale crafted with clover honey for a hint of sweetness and a touch of orange peel for subtle citrus notes." Date on the bottle is September 10, 2012.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to my Blue Moon Pint Glass. Served in the mid 40'sº Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a fizzy head, off white that recedes quickly. Body is a clear golden amber, heavily filtered with ample busy carbonation. Despite having a decent body, based on pale wheat ales, the lacing is nonexistent and head quality is poor. As the usual Blue Moon, nothing too impressive based on appearance alone. 2.5

(Smell) Sweet honey, cereal sweet wheat malts, and not a lot else. Citrus is nonexistent in the nose. Potency is quite low, and underwhelming. 2.5

(Taste) First impressions are a shockingly sweet honey malt front with a sugary-sweet wheat midsection. Really sweet throughout with a honey drag finish. Citrus is notable in trace amounts, perhaps some orange peel around the finish, not enough to balance the flavors. This is one of the sweetest tasting beers Blue Moon has put out on the market to date; the question is whether you would like that kind of thing, perhaps for desert? As for me, I would have preferred a bit of balance to the concoction and maybe even a lighter body for a more drinkable beer overall. 3

(Mouthfeel) Strikingly buzzy, stinging level of carbonation, like a fork across my tongue. A lot of activity on the tongue and the roof of the mouth, calm down! The honey sweetness and cereal malt amps up the profile a bit. Body is medium for the style, light overall. Alcohol presence is low, likely masked by the carbonation or the honey. In all seriousness, turn down the carbonation because it's borderline painful. 2

(Overall) Probably Blue Moon's most unbelieveable beer I've had to date. How can the most basic of basic beer drinkers even stomach it? I found it cloyingly sweet, painfully over carbonated, and with an appearance like most of their other beers- underwhelming and cheap. How a beer like this can score Gold at the 2010 GABF is beyond me. Be very wary of this beer, you may love it like you love desserts, but even for a lawnmower beer, it's a sickly sweet palate wrecking ball, unbalanced and cloying in flavor. I couldn't possibly stomach more than one. 3

Coors Brewing Company's
Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat
2.78/5.00

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +36.2%

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3.44/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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2/5  rDev -35.9%

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2/5  rDev -35.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Beer rating: 72 out of 100 with 1192 ratings