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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
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
Ranking:
#44,322
Reviews:
160
Ratings:
1,134
pDev:
20%
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Photo of kylehay2004
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of acurtis
2.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Texasfan549
3.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3/5  rDev -3.2%
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 StonedTrippin
3.35/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

not a bad honey wheat beer, and a decent summer drink. pours less cloudy than the standard blue moon, but there is still plenty of hazy under a one inch white head. smells like a wheat beer, malty, unfiltered, and a touch sweet. floral from the honey. flavor is similar, crisp though, and there isnt much sweetness. there is the essence of honey without all the sugar at the end. feel is not bad, lighter medium body, very sessionable with good carbonation. perhaps just a bit thin for me, but it adds to drinkability. overall i think this is my favorite of the blue moon seasonals, but still not a standout by any stretch of the imagination.

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Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of kjkinsey
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of djrn2
2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of nmann08
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of metter98
3.03/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving only a thin ring of bubbles around the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of honey and wheat are present in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste has hints of sweetness and flavors of honey followed by wheat and malts along with some hints of oranges.
M: It feels a little more than light-bodied on te palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is rather flavorful, although I think the honey and sweetness detracted from its drinkability.

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3.05/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle. Available at the finer and not-so-fine grocery stores across the vast American Pacific NW.

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow colour, with one chubby finger of puffy, loosely foamy, and mostly just fizzy eggshell white head, which leaves a bit of streaky ancient cave painting lace around the glass as it quickly drops away.

It smells of faint, semi-sweet wheat grain, a twinge of wan caramel, a soft buttery honey thing, some middling lemon and orange citrus, and weak earthy, grassy, and musty hops. The taste is more sweet, innocuous wheaty malt, honeyed crackers, buttered toasted bread, more weak muddled citrus (orange peel - not so much), and rather subtle earthy, leafy hops.

The carbonation is fairly average in its swirling, workaday frothiness, the body medium-light in weight, and surprisingly smooth, with a teensy airy creaminess. It finishes well off-dry, the nondescript wheat, honey, and let's just say orange fruitiness, all doing their little part for the cause.

Overall, this is much less 'wheaty' than even the regular Blue Moon, yet admittedly easy to drink, as nothing really wrong sticks its head out to get metaphorically lopped off. Just ok as a summertime tipple, for when your attention is definitely focused elsewhere.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.2/5  rDev +3.2%
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 dmorgan310
2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of SocalKicks
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of superspak
3.58/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 11/23/2015. Pours lightly hazy golden yellow color with a 2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, honey, wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aroma with good balance of pale malt, honey/orange peel, fruity yeast, and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon orange peel, pear, apple, honey, wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, honey, wheat, cracker, biscuit, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance and robustness of pale malt, honey/orange peel, fruity yeast, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Fair amount of dryness after the finish as well. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a good Pale wheat ale style. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt, honey/orange peel, fruity yeast, and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of mothman
2.35/5  rDev -24.2%
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 NeroFiddled
3.77/5  rDev +21.6%
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 dbrauneis
2.91/5  rDev -6.1%
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 chinchill
3.09/5  rDev -0.3%
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 vfgccp
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of ygtbsm94
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of atrocity
2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of paulish
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

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Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat from Coors Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.1 out of 5 with 1,134 ratings
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