Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat | Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Summer Honey WheatBlue Moon Summer Honey Wheat
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
coors.com

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Atlas1 on 06-17-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,129
Reviews:
158
Avg:
3.07
pDev:
20.2%
 
 
Wants:
26
Gots:
381
For Trade:
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Reviews by ChrisCage:
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3.29/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- This looks like a typical macro lager with the following improvements....the coloring is deeper, as in more of a honeyed golden. The head starts off strong, is fizzy, but actually sticks around for a bit, leaving behind a thin foamy layer. That's where the differences stop...it has lots of big bubbly carbonation and the lacing is something left to be desired.

S- This area also is similar to a typical BMC macro, in the sense that it is bland overall. There is some adjuncty rice in there....clean...very clean. It does have some hidden honeyed sweetness, that I could be mistaking for corn/malt....it's hard to tell. There is no hopped bitterness on the finish, but perhaps some very modest citrus zest.

T- This is the area that hits the spot, for me anyways! There is subtle clover honey right up front, and I don't find it offensive or too strong by any means. This is followed by a bit of astringency and/or a bit of a metallic flavor, and the finish contains some very soft spice.

M- This is most definitely thin bodied for what I should have been expecting, is full of zingy carbonation....more than even some macro lagers I've had, and the sweetness sticks to the palate after the swallow....not bad, not great!

O- I'm not gonna lie....I do like this beer! Sitting on the deck with a very warm sun beating down on me, this is refreshing and quenches the thirst...if only it was a little less sticky on the palate afterwards, it would be a great brew to enjoy...but it is very good in my opinion. I would recommend this and will get it again when the opportunity comes up. On a side note, I will mention that this makes a good stepping stone beer, as I have a BMC only friend who is opening up to new brews, and appreciated the extra dimensions found in this Summer Honey Wheat.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of NeroFiddled
3.77/5  rDev +22.8%
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 TheBeerMaster1
3.3/5  rDev +7.5%
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 Squire123
3.59/5  rDev +16.9%
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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Photo of Brian_L-2056
3.93/5  rDev +28%
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 t2grogan
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of tohe9384
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of tbryan5
2.67/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of jonny1138
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Nelguz
2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of sasoares
3.12/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Chlsyhawkins
3.24/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Doomcifer
2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

Photo of phatsmackey
3.6/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of petewheeler
3/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Billolick
2.73/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Purchased as part of a summer variety 12 pack. 12 oz can. Sept 21 15 on the bottom

Pours near clear very light honey amber, larger bubble head stays pretty well and leaves an imcomplete film and some minor larger bubble lace.

Plastic sniff....hmmm...that's never a good sign.

Sweet and again kinda artificial tasting. Some honey, but mostly sugary fruit juicy sweet. Near cloying. Minor hop drying on huge rear side.

Avoid

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Photo of Jovo
3.5/5  rDev +14%

Photo of IrishGreen
2.83/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of WhoIsAmber
2/5  rDev -34.9%

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.08/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Light clear golden color with a white head that lasted only a few seconds. No lacing left on the glass, and a lot of visable carbonation.

Smell: Grass grains and some sweetness.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Light bodied and smooth. Some mild bitterness and a slight honey after taste that did not last long.

Overall: Honestly, it taste like they took Coors Light and added honey to it. It is not a complex as other Blue Moons that Coors makes. It is enjoyable and I do like the Blue Moon and Coors beers, just seems like they really didn't put a lot of effort into this one.

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Photo of wattoclone
1.25/5  rDev -59.3%

I was expecting something like a Leinenkugel Summer Wheat but was hugely disappointed. All I could taste was honey and hops with no substantial wheat flavor. It was hard for me to finish it. The younger folk at the neighborhood party seems to enjoy it much more than I did.

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Photo of Mashla
3.55/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BCborn
3.25/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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