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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Photo of Kooz
3.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a standard pint glass. Pale golden yellow color with very little head.

Not much smell, a bit of wheat, slightly sour.

Tastes Pretty good. It's got a pleasant sweetness with a honey aftertaste, and a nice crispness to it. Not much depth, but it's nice for what it is.

This has a nice mouthfeel, good body, nice feel and crispness.

Overall, despite low marks for the look and nose, this is a good beer. I imagine it's nice and crisp on a hot summer day.

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Photo of chinchill
3.09/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz 2015 bottle in pint glass.

A: golden straw color with a very good white head with fairly high duration. Sheets of lacing upon tipping the glass. Plenty of visible carbonation.

A lightly sweet, mild flavored, and light bodied beer. Intended to be served cold on hot days, this beer holds up better than some other summer beers to warming. Some malt and wheat flavor lingers into the finish along with a modicum of light orange flavor. Surprisingly floral aroma.

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Photo of dg18
3.09/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a nice clear summer sun yellow. Smell and taste are heavy on the honey and wheat up front, with a dryer finish. A bit sweet for me, but goes down easy on a warm summer evening.

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Photo of archyquaffer
3.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Served from the twisty 12 ounce bottle into a chalice. The head is thin, settling down to a crescent around part of the glass rim, but the carbonation is fairly lively. The beer is clear, and of a pale ruddy golden color.

A good bit of tartness is perceived on the nose, along with a noticeable mead-like aroma. The flavor is a bit bland- the tartness on the nose doesn’t extend to the tongue. A bit of DMS is detectable and maybe just a little honey, although it is noticeably sweet. No spice, no hop flavors to speak of. It also has a thin mouth feel for a wheat beer.

This beer is certainly drinkable, especially on a warm day, but lacks distinction overall. The desirable qualities of a wheat beer are largely absent. Purchased as part of a variety 12 pack for $13+.

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Photo of JMad
3.12/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I drank this from a pint glass...

Pours a pale, hazy golden yellow color with no head. Smells of honey, butter and wheat, it's kind of sour but not in a good way. It tastes of honey butter bread and grassy hops with a biscuity finish. This beer is thin and watery. I would never buy this beer, I didn't like it at all.

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Photo of xboxhueg
3.13/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

A crystal clear wheat beer? Really? Even regular blue moon has some haze and sediment. Anyway, can't complain it was 105F here today and it's really refreshing. Very light and soft, tastes like a BMC et al, with some slight funk.

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Photo of S7R4nG3
3.13/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up one of the Brewmaster Sampler packs from Harris Teeter on an impulse buy.

Pour is clear golden, with a slight tinge of amber in the center. Head is minimal with minimal retention as well. Not cloudy at all like other Blue Moons.

Smell is very similar to a cheaper lager, but with distinct hints of corn and honey.

Tastes just as it smells, refreshing carbonation with good sweetness from the honey and good corn flavor backbone. Very interesting sweet honey aftertaste as well.

Mouthfeel is decent, seems to coat well while still sliding down like water.

Overall, definitely a good summertime/hot weather drink. Slides down like water with good refreshing carbonation and flavor. However, not really my type when I reach for a brew.

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Photo of Bockrules
3.13/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

poured from the bottle into a Weizen glass

A - Pours a straw-gold capped by a one-finger astringent head. Streams of carbonation can be seen rising from the bottom of the glass. Head is gone half way down the glass.

S - Really not much upon opening the bottle save a little bit of wheat malt and tiny amount of orange peel. Smell becomes a bit more pronounced in the glass and open up a bit touches of honey love as promised.

T - Starts off fine with honey and wheat malt. In the body the honey really takes over and almost seem sickly sweet in contrast to the light hops and wheat backbone. This dichotomy grows as the beer passes over the back of the tongue and hop notes become more pronounced. Honey, orange rind and stale wheat malt finish.

M - On the heavier side of light bodied with substantial carbonation. Fizzy and slightly creamy as it passes over the back of the tongue, this is actually the best part of the beer by far.

It tastes about like they just poured Honey into the standard Blue moon. This ends of being more of a bad thing as the coriander is lost and replaced with sticky sweetness that almost seems out of place. The decent mouthfeel is the only redeeming quality of this beer, which I suspect will never purchase again unless it (again) finds its way into a variety pack on sale. Life is too short to drink mediocre beer.

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Photo of pkalix
3.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

ya know.... I think ya just need the right stuff at the right time... because I KNEW what to expect from this guy, but the very cold, light, easy-drinking nature while I am hot and sweaty and getting ready for the Kings' Game 3 just tasted pretty darned good. I poured it softly so I wouldn't lose any flavor in the head, and I certainly got the corn-piss-adjunct in it, but it was okay. okay for right now, otherwise i'd be urinating on the bottle just about any other time I would drink it. yeah, I guess I can be a 'snob', but i'm a fair one, no? and as much as I abhor that camel piss swill bud light, they have a pretty decent commercial they're playing during the hockey playoffs....

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3.15/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz into pint glass. From notes

2.5A: Beer pours a thin white head that sinks quickly out of the low formation. The body is a clear orange, with a slight hint at haze. Carbonation levels are full. No lacing left on the glass.

2.5S: The aroma is a very grassy and hay like note, hints at hops, but no give to the honey. Aroma is medium to low in intensity.

3.5/3.0T/M: Wheat that shows a subtle hint of honey in the mouthfeel, with a low, clean flavor aroma that is vaguely muted. The spice does hint slightly at the very end, but doesn't carry too far into the lingering finish. 

3.5O: This offering is not something, that I would buy, but e chance to give it a review basing it off the intended style, I think that it does not fall too short of what was in the plans. Refreshing, but not to the point that it drops to the level of other macros. 

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Photo of OldSwampy
3.17/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A rather simplistic take on a wheat-plus-honey beer. Beer is straw yellow, perhaps with a brozny tinge, and surprisingly clear. Head is white, decays rather quickly, and leaves minimal lacing. Nose is malty and simple. Taste is like a very basic light ale with the added sweetness of honey that hits especially on the back side of the flavor profile. Minimal hops presence. Mouthfeel also minimal, just a slight slickness. Nothing offensive, really, but I've had a couple of other beers made with honey recently and they both had more complexity, more yeast presence, and the honey was more nicely blended than in this beer. Drink-by date was in November, so it should be relatively fresh.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.17/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

FRom the 355 ml. bottle marked Oct2411-B05100509. The pour is pale yellow with little to no head and relatively clear. The aroma has a sublte mix of wheat and citrus zing but little in the way of honey, at least immediately. The body is thin and average for the style. The taste has a lightly sweet maltiness, some wheat and a thin hop bite at the end. It works on a hot day.

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Photo of brandoncox
3.18/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very clear gold and straw hue.

Skunkiness and honey followed by a faint nickel nose. Slight floral hops in there for good measure.

I appreciate that the beer isn't overly sweet from the honey but it doesn't have much of a wheat characteristic. It is mainly balanced by malts and I barely get any traces of wheat.

Thin body which clumps into foam while on the palate. Medium to high carbonation. I actually like how the body isn't overly thick, it suits the rest of the beer's offerings.

Decent effort from Blue Moon and it's definitely better than their highly advertised belgian wheat, which made me sick last time I tried to session it. Nothing I'd pick up often through the summer season though. Much better summer seasonals and even wheat beers for that matter.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.2/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

33cl brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a hefeweissbier glass in Los Angeles. Reviewed live. Acquired as part of a blue moon sampler pack.

A: Two finger head of fair cream and thickness. Good retention. Colour is a transparent cloudy light copper.

Sm: Honey, light orange peel, and a bit of clover, as per the label. Some cream. A mild strength scent.

T: Orange peel, light honey, and clover. Some more spices are also present in smaller quantities. Maybe even nutmeg? It's a bit off-balance, but built decently. Cream comes through in the third act. I do like it for what it is, but it's a touch simple.

Mf: Smooth if sharp, and wet. It somewhat suits the flavours, but certainly isn't tailored to them.

Dr: It's pretty drinkable, rather affordable, and of limited quality. For Coors, it's not bad.

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Photo of Rantingfury
3.2/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured from a bottle to a glass. I was greeted with a two finger tan head that faded quick to minimal lacing. The color was a clear golden hue. The aroma is shows citrus, sweetness from the honey and wheat malt. Any hops must be of a citrus type that goes well with the orange peel. The taste starts off with the malt and orange peel notes fading to the sweetness of the honey on the finish. The mouthfeel was average some carbonation, but the beer was thin in body. This actually plays better in hot weather in my opinion for a summer beer. Overll this isn't a great beer, but it is a seriously drinkable summer beer. It's refreshing and in the deep south welcome on a day that is reaching the upper 80's in temps.

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Photo of Ahoyhoyindeed
3.2/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Your typical summer beer adding lemon and honey to an otherwise okay wheat ale. Compares easily to Sam Summer except it is sweeter. Makes up for where Blue Moon fails in that you do not have to add a piece of fruit to it, but only does so in already adding the fruit and sugar. Good refreshing beer for summer barbeques, but nothing stand out about it.

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Photo of Antc2382
3.21/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This is actually not that bad. Never really a fan of Coors/Blue Moon but this was decent. I will not rave about it- you know this is mass produced- but it was ok to drink at a Yankee game.

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Photo of singletary
3.23/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

It pours a orange with a small head that leaves quickly. Smell is bready and taste is light almost nonexistent. Mouthful isl lite and watery. Overall just an average beer but very easy to drink.

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Photo of tjsmith910
3.23/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

looks boring and yellowish like a lager but taste like sweet lovely honey beer. hince the name and style. lots of flavor and taste. great mouth feel. a lot better tasting than looking. heavy like all blue moon lines of beers but well worth the feel. just more quality from this company.

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Photo of ckollias
3.23/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Light clear golden ale with a frothy 1-finger white head after a violent pour. Quickly dissipates into a wispy lace leaving a long trail all the way down the glass.

S: Surprising the first thing I smelled with the beer was hops. My second sniff was more of bread and honey. It is not overwhelming power but pleasant to the nose.

T: Light crisp and refreshing taste. The wheat and honey are blended nicely with the hops coming through in end a little.

M: Thin body and medium carbonation.

O: I wasn’t thrilled to try this beer but was rather pleasantly surprised. It was a refreshing light well-balanced brew. Nice balance between the wheat and honey.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.23/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A light hazy colored brew with white soapy froth. Aroma is sweet with lemon, honey and bread. In the taste, lemon and honey. Faint bitterness does little to stand in the wat malty dextrins. Light body with a smooth medium carbonation. Overall, this is a ok beer, it is refreshing in its ways. Not bad.

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Photo of jsisko01
3.24/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a pale yellow color with a centimeter thick head that dissipates quickly. Has very nice lacing.

Smell - Sweet with honey. I also detect wheat. That's it.

Taste - Pale malts, very sweet with a light honey flavor, wheat, and citrus.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied with mild carbonation.

Overall - This is a pretty good honey beer.

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Photo of tone77
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a light golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of honey, some wheat. Taste is mild, bready, some honey, not a lot of flavor. Feels light in the mouth and overall is an easy drinking beer but nothing special.

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Photo of SteveJeremy
3.25/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Had a tasting of this where I work today; not a bad offering, and it's my second in the Blue Moon library, to be exact. While I only had about a shot glass worth of beer (I got a bottle in my fridge, so I'll be doing a rereview soon, if necessary), it's an effective drinker for the season, however, its clove honey taste and rather mild but effective filling overall make this sort of a Blue Moon Light than a really different product from the traditional Blue Moon. Still, there is a nice difference to this beer that's more on-par with a honey beer that's available year-round rather than a limited-batch shandy during the summertime.

Still, when it comes down to the macrobrew Belgian White wars, I got to side with Shock Top, for, in just two of their beers, I could really taste their complexities and their differences, where both of the Blue Moon offerings that should be drastically different are quietly interchangeable to a degree.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.27/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First off, this may need to be merged with the Honey Moon Summer Beer that also exists. That aside, my highest thanks to Another6Pack who sent this to me in a trade and I have no idea where he may have scored it.

From the CAN: "Seasonal Collection"; "Brewmaster's CAN"; "Wheat Ale Brewed with Orange Peel with Clover Honey Added"; "2010 Gold Medal Winner - Specialty Honey Lager or Ale - Awarded to Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat, was brewed in Golden, CO" along with a reproduction of the GABF medal (!); "Blue Moon, Artfully Crafted"; "Our brewmaster is passionate about crafting Blue Moon, and he's now excited to be able to offer it in CANs. Eliminating nearly all exposure to light and air, and with the special liner preventing any metallic taste, the CAN ensures that the beer is as fresh as when it left the brewery."; "Whether you're relaxing after a day on the mountain or soaking up the sun at concert in the park, our brewmaster's CAN lets you enjoy the same delicious beer that you love on tap at your favorite pub."; "In a fitting tribute to those endless summer days, our Summer Honey Wheat is brewed with clover honey for a subtle hint of sweetness, balanced out with a touch of orange peel for a refreshing citrus finish."

The Crack & Glug produced two fluffy fingers of bone-white head with good retention. It even looked like marshmallow Fluf in the glass! Color was a pale lemon-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled like a wheat beer, kind of tangy and underlain by a light oranginess. I was glad that it was not as strong as the lime I had earlier. Mouthfeel was medium with that light wheat flavor that I will always remember from Drink Your Wheaties afternoon at SPTR, accompanied by a light honey sweetness and on the finish, orange zest. The finish was semi-dry and quite pleasant. I would probably enjoy it more on a hot summer day than on Halloweestmas (it snowed here two days before Hallowe'en).

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Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat from Coors Brewing Company
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