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

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Added by Atlas1 on 06-17-2011

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Reviews: 147 | Ratings: 1,084
Photo of 4thelvofbeer
1/5  rDev -67.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The stuff is awful. There is just no other word for it. It looks good, but that is where it ends. Smells like staw-corn-piss mixture, nasty coors based yuck! I guess it did not help that I drank a Westy 12 before this, but even if I did'nt, this beer is the pits. Taste is exactly like the smell is and like if it could actually get any worse...the taste goes down hill as it warms and ends with a genuine used toilet water taste. I purchased a 12 pack of the collection including Summer, Regular, Farmhouse, and the Agave Blond, and all of them were equally disgusting nasty beer. The color was different between them all, but other than that, all taste nasty. I just can't get past that nasty wet liquid corn taste ... it is repulsive. I am not totally against Coors as Coors light would rank a 5 against this nasty-ass shit.

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Photo of wattoclone
1.25/5  rDev -59%

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 Cannibalgasm
1.81/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle.

A: Pours a light gold with a thin white head. Little retention and lacing.

S: Wheat, cracker, honey, sweet malts, and a slight earthiness.

T: Cracker, lemon, and honey.

M: Feels like a light beer.

O: Not much to it. Not bad but not good.

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Photo of PorterLambic
1.83/5  rDev -40%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a pale, watery yellow with a white head that dissappears so fast you better not blink. Lace, what lace?
Smell is missing in action. Just the faintest suggestion of malt, nothing.
Taste is better with some malt, some hops and a sweetness that must be from the honey.
Medium bodied, lighter effervescence than I expected. Nothing to recommend it though. Regular Blue Moon is preferable. Somewhat warming after 1/2 a glass.

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Photo of leffebrown84th
1.92/5  rDev -37%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Tastes almost exactly like a regular blue moon except a little more of a wheat flavor and a n overwhelming honey flavor that I just didnt care for. Its like someone grabbed a bottle of honey and mixed it with a blue moon. It just isnt a good combination.

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Photo of TSJ4000
1.96/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This is one of the most difficult beers to drink. I felt like I could spread if over my toast in the morning. Not one part of this beverage reminded me of beer whatsoever. I felt like I was choking down spoonful after spoonful of straight honey. Maybe I'm not into overly sweet beers. This is beyond overly sweet though. Two people together couldn't finish a 6 pack of this and it was a hot day trapped on a bus. That says a lot.

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Photo of thegodfather2701
2/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A-Pours a honey color with no head or lacing.

S-Sweet, malty, with a hint of honey.

T-There is some wheat flavor, but its mostly just bland with a sweet finish.

M-Thin and watery.

D-One and done because it was too sweet for me.

Not a beer I would recommend. Of all the beers I have had in the style it is by far the worst.

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Photo of Arithmeticus
2.03/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Wow, only the 2nd review of a beer that must be getting a lot of circulation. What gives?

Poured chilled in tall ale glass.

A: no head, clear yellow color; decent carbonation; no lacing
S: stench at the first pour, smoothing out after a few seconds into a very thin aroma of macrobrew
T: really flat flavor; sweet, low hopped; it's basically blue moon with a prominent dose of honey; but the underlying ale is listless and uninteresting
M: flat in the mouth

Overall, not worth spending much time with.

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Photo of shand
2.07/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Welp, as long as my roommate keeps buying and enjoying Blue Moon sampler 12 packs, I'll keep reviewing them. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

Head? What's that? This one pours a very pale golden color with huge carbonation and absolutely no head. Say what? Aroma is grainy and almost skunky, with just a bit of wheat on the back. Again, say what? This came from a covered 12-pack that went right into the fridge. There was no chance for this to go off. The taste is at least a little bit better than the other aspects, the honey is really front and center, it's a very sweet beer. There's a bit of wheat on the backend, along with a bit of graininess. Too sweet.

The mouthfeel is smooth to begin with, then some aggressive carbonation hits the tongue. The drinkability is fairly poor due to the sweetness, especially in what's supposed to be a "summer" beer. Overall, this is the second failure in the retooling of Blue Moon's seasonals. The base brew and Pale Moon still remain solid enough, but the seasonals? Give em a pass.

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Photo of spitInTheOcean
2.16/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

this beer is yellow with a slightly orange tinge. poor head retention and this beer is crystal clear.

this beer really just smells like corn, or maybe that the 'noble hop aroma' but this beer kind of just smells like a cheap lager.

tastes alot like corn too suprisingly enough. but there an odd honey flavor there. this beer has a stickiness that i have never come across before, its kind of lick like oil. very strange. slight hop bitterness. but overall this beer tastes like corn.

i would weigh it in to be about a thin-medium mouthfeel. crisp finish. slight flavor of honey and hops sort of lingers.

this beer is more like a cheep lager than anything. that honey flavor is strange though. i wonder what chemical they are using, because lets face it honey is WAY too expensive an adjunct for big time brewing. i sort of imagine that they tasted standard blue moon with their new honey flavored chemical and thought too themselves, "hmm this tastes so good we will be able to get away with increasing the percentages of corn and rice and this will mask the loss of flavor."

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Photo of WVbeergeek
2.23/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

How did this win a GABF gold medal, pale fizzy golden, bright white head, speckled scattered lace. Aroma has cooked veggies and other cereal grains, with a mild citrus and honey blend. Flavors are cloyingly sweet, who wants to drink something this sweet. Crushing flavor of grains, mild citrus, and sharp honey sweetness actually making me gag. Mouthfeel is sickeningly sweet, cloying light to medium bodied high carbonation, induces a gag reflux. Overall I can't finish this beer, why is it sold in 12 packs, good lord it's horrible.

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Photo of phantomwyse
2.25/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: Liquid lemon drop. Fizzy soda pop head builds and then recedes quickly.

S: Really not much of an aroma, some light cereal grain notes, subtle honey sweetness, a tinge of citrus.

T: I think there’s some honey. I think there’s some citrus zest. But, I can’t quite be sure. At the end there is a pleasant and mild residual sugary sweetness.

M: Canada Dry ginger ale.

O: They should call this mellow yellow. More soda than beer.

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Photo of JeffBlue
2.25/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

(bottle 7/19) Quenched my thirst on this hot day, but isn't really a style that I enjoy. Probably won't have again.

Blue Moon (favorable)
Farmhouse Red Saison (unfavorable)

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Photo of homebrew311
2.31/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured into nonic glass.

A: appearance is a fizzy pale yellow, clear, thin white head, minimal retention, no lacing

S: the nose is very faint. All I detect is some mellow wheat character along with some corn. This is incredibly bland... I really have to search for any aroma at all.

T: taste starts off with faint sweetness, perhaps a touch of honey, then I get a grainy and bready wheat profile. A mild citrus at the end. Again, very bland. This tastes closer to an Adjunct Lager than a Pale Wheat.

MF: light body, high carbonation

O: very underwhelmed by this. At least the standard Blue Moon is a fair representation of its style, this one falls short. I would say this is drinkable because it is very light bodied and goes down easy... but then my question would be, why waste drinking on something so bland?

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Photo of mothman
2.35/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Served in a pint glass with the orange slice of course.

1 finger of white head that faded down leaving a bit of lace. Color is a slightly hazed golden orange.

Aroma: Fairly similar to blue moon. Wheat, coriander, spice, lemon zest, and orange peel. The honey flavor is very artificial.

Taste: Much like the nose, but very bland. Typical wheat beer flavors with a fake tasting honey.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and spritzy. Light bodied with a medium to high amount of carbonation. Ends dry.

Overall, a very boring wheat beer. Fake tasting and bland. I'd choose something else.

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Photo of tdm168
2.38/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear golden yellow with a little head that quickly fades to a thin lacing. Smells bland; grains with very, very faint honey notes. Taste is grainy, metallic, and just a hint of honey. Mouthfeel is light and moderately carbonated.

This is nothing special. Hardly memorable.

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Photo of Skugga
2.4/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

First things first...this is my first. I have no experience with alcohol other than what I've tried, so his is the first I've genuinely tasted. The first thing to note is that it has a nice golden color which is very appealing, but that's about all that's good about it. Smell wise, it smells just like stale bread, nothing really appealing about the smell...but I bet it could be worse. Taste is the biggest disappointment, but I can see some appeal. It tastes just like Kombatcha tea except there's a lesser alcohol taste to this than the tea, the tea tastes like stale bread so this not only smells of stale bread but tastes of it too which isn't appealing. I can, however, see the appeal if you enjoy wheat ales...I am not one of those people apparently. Feel is pretty good though, it's quite smooth and the bubbles make the tongue tingle a bit which is nice...nothing offensive here. Overall it's not amazing, but it's not bad. I think this one is an acquired taste.

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Photo of ordybill
2.43/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Smells like a BMC with a little bit more wheat.
Appearance- This is a clear golden color with a large white head.
Palate- A moderate bodied beer with heavy carbonation. This beer has an unpleasant aftertaste that does not go away with each sip.
Overall- Hugely disappointing. This is a very poorly made brew.

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Photo of BeerPredator
2.48/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Really disappointed in this brew. Slight honey smell, faint honey richness on a sip that lingers for a bit. Sweetness immediately present on first sip. Mouthfeel comparable to an adjunct lager but with honey, and with less carbonation.

Overall, a sad offering from Blue Moon. Travesty even calling itself a wheat beer, as it demonstrates almost no wheat beer attributes. Only positive thing I can say about it is that its sweetness makes it approachable to non craft beer drinkers.

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Photo of patreely12
2.49/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - pale straw in color. decent sized white head, fluffy. leaves a good amount of lacing. visible carbonation. spot on for the style, looks promising enough.

S - metallic. adjunct-like aroma. grainy. strangely no presence of wheat or honey.

T/M - really tastes like an adjunct to me. no real trace of wheat or honey or summer for that matter. grainy, pale malts. light hint of citrus. light bodied, moderate carbonation.

O - I could see this being enjoyable for someone looking for "Blue Moon Light" but the promised flavors just aren't there. skip this.

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Photo of ElCommodoro
2.58/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

The smell of this beer is fantastic, sweet and malty. Good malt too, not typical American cheapo malt.
This beer is almost good, but the mixture of honey and wheat is just off-putting to me. I'm not generally a big fan of either in the first place and I don't think they combine to make a very good beer. Oh well. Just my opinion.

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Photo of darkstar12
2.6/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

On tap into a pint glass at Tommy's Pizza, Huntsville, AL

A: standard golden color, thin head that dissipates quickly, no lacing whatsoever

S: little bit of hoppiness, but not much beyond that

T: Pretty empty - bitterness of some hops, that's about it

M: clawing, syrupy, very little carbonation, almost flat - stuck to my tongue longer than I wanted it to

O: Not a good effort by Blue Moon, their year-round offering is much better, stick with that

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Photo of 6993bc
2.6/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- no lacing, pours a light brown color, very little head.

S- Lemon zest, that is about it.

T- Carbonation and fruit. I only offer my wife beer that does not taste like beer, this was one of them.

M- not much there, very watery

Oveall: This is one of those beers that you try and then offer to your friends that don't love the taste of traditional, full flavor beer.

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Photo of atr2605
2.62/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A-pours a clear yellow color with a white head with poor retention
S-honey, faint green apple and wheat
T-pretty heavy honey flavor with the hops providing some bitterness but not lending much flavor. much sweeter than expected
M-light bodied
O-About what I would expect for a blue moon seasonal. Not great and won't seek it out again

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Photo of mrfrancis
2.62/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a rich, clear gold with a fizzy white head that disappears within seconds.

S: Subtle aromas of wheat, honey, and lemon are just barely detectable on the nose.

T: Mellow notes of wheat, cream, straw, honey, biscuit, grass, and lemon wash across the palate. The finish is smooth and sweet, offering a final flourish of honey and wheat flavors.

M: Light to medium in body and initially sticky, though it dries out quickly. Typical of most Coors products, the carbonation is very firm, active, and heavy. This is harder to drink than I was expecting.

O: A very bland ale. Though it wasn't great, I think I prefer the original Honey Moon to this new incarnation.

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