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Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat | Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Summer Honey WheatBlue Moon Summer Honey Wheat

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

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

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Reviews: 139 | Ratings: 1,064
Photo of ArchimedesSox
3.03/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a golden, ever so slightly amberish color with a 2 finger white head that hangs around for a bit leaving little lacing in a 16oz pub glass.

Smell is not impressive with a little bit of a malty smell and maybe a little bit of honey.

Taste is of the malts and honey, but not very impressive. Was looking for much more flavor.

Mouthfeel is creamy, velvety with not much to it.

Overall, I would drink this if it was all I had but I will probably go for the traditional bluemoon before I bought this again.

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Photo of mjurney
3.03/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Pale gold color, clear. Some carbonation. Thin head.

Very faint. I could smell a little bread and lemon.

sweet, bready, grainy, touch of honey. Some crisp bitterness towards the end, a little lemon-pepper. Finish is very dry, a little chalky. Body is light, dry, a little flat.

It's an average beer.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.02/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a pale yellow with big foamy white head that reduces to a solid layer that lasts long after the pour. Good lacing.

S- Grains and wheat, lemon, a bit sour.

T- A bit of lemony wheat up front, grains, just a touch of malt, Finsihes with a dry slight-hop bitterness. Not as much wheat taste as I would expect.

M- light bodied, crisp carbonation, super creamy mouthfeel for a pale ale.

O- pretty refreshing summer beer. Taste is nothing that stands out but not bad. I was more impressed with appearance and mouthfeel. Not my favorite of the Blue Moon's but would gladly drink these at a tailgate.

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Photo of MicTar
3.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Wiezen glass

Look: clear golden with a white foam. Head only lasted a few seconds ( may have been how I poured it)

Smell: subtle hints of bread and honey

Taste: wheat/ grassy flavor. Did not taste the honey or citrus (may be that I have not learned to pick out all the flavor a yet). Flavor did linger for a few seconds after swallow.

Feel: mild and smooth with a slight carbonation. Felt it I the mouth and throat after swallowing for a bit.

Overall: I enjoyed the beer as a nice drinking beer. Possibly one I could eat food with as the taste is not overpowering.

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Photo of HalfFull
3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. twist off bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a clear moderate straw color with half an inch of swiftly descending white foam. A light carbonation drifts up from the depths extending retention a bit.

Touch of wheat and honey on the nose along with a background of lemony hop spice. Remote in a sense, but decent.

Spice carries into the flavor whilst the honey doesn't, at least until the beer warms a bit, with some hops expanding in the process. More evident again on the feel, the honey softens the finish and couples with a slight citrus component now with a light carbonation. Not much as for graininess in the texture of the beer, offering a clean almost soda like character. As a result the beer is unexciting yet smooth and innocuous, yet a tad lemony sweet in the end.

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Photo of reop013
3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

One of the better Blue Moon variants; it is very refreshing, perfect for a hot summer day. The aroma has a slight honey smell. Not much ABV to it so you can probably down two or three.

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Photo of Atlas1
3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I am not a huge fan of the Blue Moon beers that I've had, but as I explained in my last two reviews, a friend of mine (alas, not a beer guy) brought over a whole goddam twelve pack of Blue Moon products the other night and we had several left over. So, I decided I should review them. This is #3 of 3 from the Blue Moon "seasonal collection."

Apparently, this is the first review in BA of the Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat beer. According to the label it won the 2010 GABF Gold Medal in the Specialty Honey Beer category, whatever that is. To me, it's just another pale wheat ale. I think this may have been called Honey Moon Summer Ale in the past, but Coor's has apparently decided to change names.

Pours a golden straw color with a decent two-finger bright white head. The nose is actually okay. I expected something over-spiced and over the top, but it was mild with slight citrus notes and a faint sweet honey scent. The taste is okay too. I'm not a huge fan of honey wheat beers, but this really isn't all that bad. The honey flavor is subtle, but there is a funky aftertaste that doesn't really sit too well with me. It's not great, to be sure, but it's not offensive. Mouthfeel is acceptable, more so than the Blue Moon witbier.

A passable effort from Coors. I give it straight 3s across the board because it's an average beer. No better, no worse, in my opinion.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Best by 10/5/15.

Pours a clear gold with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is quite subtle with some grain, wheat, and slight honey aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet grain, wheat, and corn flake flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is decent but fairly boring in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of SkitzIrish3
3/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got two sampler packs thanks to a 10$ mail in rebate offer at a local store…

Comes out of the bottle a bright golden honey color and settles to a hazy, light amber. Moderate carbonation brings some bubbles to the top, making it the only trace of head.

Smells of wheat and light citrus and a bit of honey. The aroma is very light and foreshadows a light summertime (and possibly session) beer.

Grainy and sweet, the honey is most notable and a small wheat presence is welcoming. Dry honey “twang” lingers with the finish. Smooth, light mouthfeel up front. Carbonation hitting hard in the back and on the swallow.

It isn’t a special beer by any means or one I will seek out for a special tasting. But to my surprise I like the simplicity and subtle flavors in this easy to drink beer. I’d rather grab this over a BMC in the summer when I “just want a beer,” although the price might make me think otherwise.

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Photo of JamesStreet
2.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from 12 oz bottle to plastic cup as that is all I had working out of town.
A- rather translucent, golden color with a moderate white , bubbly head. Normal looking pale wheat ale.
S- smells of malted wheat, corn syrup, slight bit of honey but not much else.
T- after the wheat you get a tinge of Apple /pear type fruit. Again, the corn syrup taste comes in but really can't find a taste of honey at all. Not a bit of hop presence except for a almost unnoticeable bitter on the end. Again, like the nose, rather underwhelming.
M- light medium mouthfeel with slight carbonation. Just not that much going on.
O- part of the perils of working in small, middle-of-nowhere towns means the selection is next to nil. This is a pretty average-tasting drink. Rather boring.

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Photo of Libeertarian
2.97/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Clear golden amber with fine, bright white head of weaker retention. Forms a decent and lasting film on the liquid surface at least. Lots of flecks and chunks, yellowish tan in color, which tend to congregate at the bottom, but still many in suspension. Smells estery, leaning towards lemons, perhaps a touch of honey. Strong extra virgin olive oil note, I'm assuming some sort of phenol. I really wanted to prove the naysayers wrong here, but the flavor is just not that great. Not nasty, of course, but really not much worth mentioning. But I'll give it the old high-school drop out try! Too sweet! Yes, there's honey, real honey even. But where is the wheat? The malt? Certainly no hops or spices or yeast character to speak of. Ranting aside, it is drinkable. About like a Dos Equis Lager Especial or a Rolling Rock, only sweeter! I will admit that there is orange peel or whatever it's supposed to be barely coming through in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel was a little less of a disappointment. Light, watery, and spritzy, arguably making the sweetness more tolerable. But this is a wheat beer, not a Mellow Yellow! Anyways, cheers! It's refreshing, and I'll drink it again if my options are limited.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
2.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Light, sweet and wheaty. Borderline flavorless. Still, not bad for a summer sipper. Serve ice cold, drink a ton of it and forget you're drinking Blue Moon, only if offered to you.

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Photo of dbrauneis
2.91/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on tap at Teak on the Hudson in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a crystal clear dark golden honey yellow to light copper in color with some moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy white head that quickly reduced to a thin film covering the majority of the surface and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: There is really not much to the smell of this beer - light aromas of wheat and grainy malts along with some hints of honey sweetness and grassy hops.

T: This beer has a light to moderate flavor of wheat and grainy malts with some hints of honey sweetness and some orange citrus. Additionally there is a very light bitterness from the grassy hops but that bitterness does not linger at all.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: This beer is nothing real special but it is enjoyable and easy to drink, I could easily see this being a good session beer for an outdoor cookout in the hot summer.

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Photo of paulginva
2.91/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

APPEARANCE: This beer, poured from a tap into a pint glass, produced a foamy white 1/2" head that dissipated somewhat slowly leaving virtually no head lacing. Carbonation was lively in the clear yellow body.

AROMA: The scent was of a quite faint corn maltiness together with a light level of honey and wheat. I couldn't discern any hop aroma.

TASTE: A faint honey taste followed quickly by a grainy, bready wheat tang and a very light citrus hit at the end. Pretty bland, actually.

MOUTHFEEL: This beer has a light body with a thin texture, lively carbonation and very little body lacing that dissipates somewhat slowly. The initial flavor is moderately sweet -- perhaps overly so -- with a lightly bitter finish that lasted for a short time.

DRINKABILITY: This beer is definitely repeatable all afternoon, particularly on a hot day, BUT (there are always buts) it's too sweet for me and lacks complexity. Quite frankly, it's hard to tell it's a wheat beer. It's mediocre at best -- not too bad but not exceptional in any way.

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Photo of gandres
2.91/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Twist cap 12 ounce bottle poured to glass
pale light amber liquid, big white foam dissipates quickly but lingers, hazy
Nose: not a lot, aroma of cinnamon
low bitterness tart
lively carbonation
Good beer, ok to repeat but not look for BA RB
Drank: November 24, 2016 9:33 PM

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Photo of 2xHops
2.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Go figures. Honey wheat? Where's the honey coming out in this beer? I can't get anything other than the typical grain coming through.

Appearance? It's average, and you can fell visually that it might be tasting thin, knowing how Coors is.

As for the taste, where the hell is the "honey wheat"? It's weak, and it's not too interesting, but what can we expect? There's nothing too exciting about the taste.

Mouthfeel? It's decent, and it's just right. I can't knock the beer in this department.

Overall, it's pretty boring, and bland. I haven't drank Blue Moon in ages, and I just bought a sampler 12-pack. It will be interesting for me to drink something that I haven't drank in, maybe... 10 years. 10 years ago I was in college and just started out drinking beer.

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Photo of Pegasus
2.88/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Depp golden in color, with a small white head, which quickly fades to a dusting of foam on the surface, and a small rime of foam lining the glass walls. The lacing is slight and fine-beaded.

Aroma: Prominent white bread notes, a slight clover honey note, and a ghostly bit of orange peel.

Taste: Prominent wheat flavor throughout, with a wave of honey atop the wheat. The honey actually dominates the flavor throughout, and lingers on past the end of the taste. The orange rind, sad to say seemed absent. The finish was dry, as befits a honey-flavored beer.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, full, with no noticeable carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: Not terrible, but not up to the level of good craft beer. Still, it beats a macro lager hands down.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass longneck bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a Chimay chalice.

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Photo of WastingFreetime
2.88/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Transcribed from my notebook.

I am presented with the typical appearance of a transparent golden-straw yellow color, only this brew doesn't provide a head beyond a fleeting single finger that lasts less than a minute and leaves behind no lacing at all.
For once, I am pleased to not smell a metallic or sweet corn adjunct smell in the nose. Hooray! However, I also am having a hard time picking up on the honey scent promised by the name of the beer. Boooo! Taste is quite a lot sweeter than indicated by the nose... it is filled with all the honey promised by the label but not delivered by the nose. Unfortunately, the flavor is also filled with a sub-chorus of metallic BMC adjunct that wasn't present in the nose!! At least it actually delivered on the promise of honey flavor. The mouthfeel is very soda-like, but also forgettable and bland. Overall I am left with a decidedly average wheat beer with some honey flavor but faint and unpleasantly metallic malts behind it. Not something I would seek out again.

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Photo of DiddyP
2.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours clear golden into a pint glass. 1 finger head lingered for a minute. Light smell, mostly honey and not too wheaty. First drink is lacking, but sweetness builds as I continue to imbibe. Mouthfeel is a little harsh for my taste, but crispness lends itself well to this record hot June evening. Hops are nonexistent, a floral nose would be awesome. Honey lingers on lips and corners of mouth. Definitely drinkable.

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Photo of OtherShoe2
2.86/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Pours medium gold with a decent foamy white head. No lace.

Some light malt and wheat, some sweet honeyed notes, but limited.

Very sweet beer, but honey sweet, not malt. Goes from sweet grain to honey and stays there. Slight bitterness. Smooth beer, but lacking alot.

Lighter bodied, good carbonation.

Ok in strength of flavor, but the flavor isn't that great. Too sweet, not enough complexity. Hardly can tell this is wheat beer. Mediocre at best. Didn't hate it but won't have this again.

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Photo of theghost3
2.83/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a translucent straw color with a 1-finger white head that quickly disappears.

Smell is very faint--sour yeast and slight wheat and caramel. The taste is honey, orange, sour yeast, wheat with an astringent quality. Mouthfeel is crisply carbonated with a fair amount of acidity in the finish.

This has some refreshing qualities, but the inconsistent flavors and harsh acidity in the finish are a turn off. I thought the sourness evidenced subpar ingredients rather than wanted qualities.

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Photo of nimrod979
2.82/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I used to remember liking this beer before I got into "real" craft beers so I was kind of excited to see how this one still held up.

Pours a rather unenthusiastic clear golden color with a slight hint of white head.

Aroma of faint citrus and honey. You pick up on the honey a bit more but it's still not enough to really grab you.

Taste is sweet. Sweet honey and citrus. perhaps even some sweet malt balancing and and wheaty finish. Kind of bland. Medium-light bodied. Wasn't the greatest but it isn't all that bad either. Still there would be other beers I would crave on a hot summer day.

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Photo of spinrsx
2.8/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle from CJ's Potsdam NY for 1.75$

Appearance – Clear yello/amber colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains/wheat, corn, grass, light hops

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an above average amount of carbonation. I can taste grains/bread mixed with corn syrup and honey. There is also some grassy notes and a bit of a cooked vegetable flavour. It ends with a slightly sweet aftertaste.

Overall – Not really what I was expecting.. it tastes like a euro-lager in some regards. Nothing really noteworthy.. just a hint of honey. Nothing I would buy again.

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Photo of charlzm
2.8/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Consumed June 7th, 2014 directly from the bottle by the pool in a friend's back yard, which should be the optimal consumption environment for this brew.

Appearance cannot be rated properly since I drank directly from bottle, so I'm going with "average" since I couldn't tell.

Aroma was indistinct sweetness and a touch of orange.

Flavor was very mild. Almost no wheat taste (that tell-tale, agreeable metallic zing) nor yeast character (soft powdery notes, floral, peppery, bananas, cloves, etc...) which leaves the tongue wandering around, searching for elusive notes of orange (found it) and honey (got it, too). Seriously muted with bashful flavors all around.

Average mouthfeel with moderate levels of carbonation and medium body.

Overall, a pretty pointless brew, in my opinion. I want to actually taste the ingredients, not pound thin beer water by the pool.

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Photo of Hopfenpeter
2.8/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got two of those at a party and took them home to try ice-cold. Looking at the previous reviews, my expectations are not high.
Poured into my glass mug the beer is a clear pale golden yellow.
The head builds about one finger high, but dissipates into nothing.
The smell announces grain, malt and honey.
The taste up front and in the middle has just that and not much more. At the end there is a slight presence of wheat.
Over all this is supposed to be a light thirst quenching summer beer , meant to refresh in hot weather. Therefore I will give it this rating. But I am certainly glad that I did not spent money on this one.

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Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat from Coors Brewing Company
3.01 out of 5 based on 1,064 ratings.
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