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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 archyquaffer
3.11/5  rDev +3.3%
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 jsisko01
3.24/5  rDev +7.6%
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 lwillitz
3.38/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12-oz bottle into weizen glass

A - crystal-clear straw yellow body under a finger-and-a-half of pure white bubbly foam; very carbonated; not how I prefer a beer to look, but certainly on par for the style; head is short-lived and leaves not a trace of lace

S - grass, faint fruitiness, flowery notes

T - honey-sweetened wheat, citrus, bittersweet citrusy finish

M - light/medium body, high carbonation, crisp and refreshing

O - not bad for a pale wheat

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Photo of SteveJeremy
3.25/5  rDev +8%
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 jjamadorphd
3.58/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful amber color and pours a pillowy white head. The bottle says it has honey and citrus taste, and though I could smell both the honey and citrus, I was only able to taste the hint of citrus. Overall, I give it a little above average since I was expecting a stronger hint of honey than I got.

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Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.3/5  rDev +9.6%
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 nickthetick
2.71/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear light gold into a Chimay goblet (the only beer glass at my moms) with a finger of foamy head that dissipates rather quickly, however a thin skim is kept up from the steady stream of bubbles from the nucleation site.

S: Light malt, soft honey notes, and a bit of orange.

T: Light malt is the most out there with a very odd honey flavor, either cheap or artificial. there is some citrus but not enough to distract from the cloying sweetness.

MF: Light body, smooth flavor, moderate effervescence.

O: Moderate beer that would be great as part of a summer shandy, fairly refreshing but a tad too sweet.

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Photo of Bockrules
3.13/5  rDev +4%
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 CalebM
3.3/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Very smooth, not much going on. Tastes like a great version of cheap beer--very refreshing, but it's almost too simple. That said, that's all I expect from a seasonal. A friendly redneck would drink this beer. Does that make sense? If not, try it and you'll know what I mean.

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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 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 ElCommodoro
2.58/5  rDev -14.3%
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 Kooz
3.08/5  rDev +2.3%
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 phantomwyse
2.25/5  rDev -25.2%
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 OldSwampy
3.17/5  rDev +5.3%
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 soulfly1492
3.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Straw, crystal clear. Average head, minimal lacing. Good retention for the style.

Aroma: Light malts. A bit floral. Some sweetness/honey.

Taste: Sweet. Grainy. Pale malts, sweet honey.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Oily.

Overall: Better than expected. Sweet, but nothing complex really. Light and drinkable.

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Photo of 4thelvofbeer
1/5  rDev -66.8%
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 DirtyPenny
2.65/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had on draught at the one remaining Uno's I know of in New England. Uno: Won't you?

A: Light and bubbly yellow with a thin film of white foam. Sort of a cross between champagne and apple juice.

S: Musty wheat and honey. Floral hop vapors... or I could be imagining things.

T: Typical coriander and Pale malts give way to a sacchariney sweet, cloying honey flavor, which in turn falls to the subdued wheat notes. The artificial-tasting honey flavor will stick with you for a little while after you put it down. Coriander is completely smothered by it after the first taste.

M: Light but somehow a bit chewy and sticky. Ticklish carbonation.

O: Bleah. Couldn't get over the artifical sweetener taste to this. I like regular Blue Moon well enough, but it's time to go back to the drawing board on their summer beer.

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Photo of Cannibalgasm
1.81/5  rDev -39.9%
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 NCMatt
3.45/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Refreshing taste for a blue moon, but as you'd expect, it's a little thin and has a slight metallic taste. Nothing out of the ordinary for a Coors product. Makes a nice refreshing beer on hotter than sin summer days though!

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Photo of patreely12
2.49/5  rDev -17.3%
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 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 lancecenter
2.75/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A - straw yellow, slightly more opaque than your standard macro lager. Very little head retention and lacing.

S - Not much there. Honey on top of adjunct grains.

T - Barley, lime, and honey.

M - A lot of carbonation. Too crisp. I'm not a fan.

O - It's drinkable. I could pound these down after having a couple of real beers first. I was very disappointed to start the night off with one though.

My advice: stay away. It's basically Coors Original + honey. That's it.

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Photo of laketang
3.63/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

color is light and refreshing , haqs a golden look
small head but lots of bubbles rising
has a sweet malty smell, some hoppiness
balanced malt and a touch of honey make this easy to drink

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Photo of Jerone
2.68/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Clear straw color with lots of nice tiny bubbles and a bright white head.

S - Smells mostly of honey and maybe some wheat and malt. Not a lot of smell to it.

T - A bit too much honey and not enough of anything else. There is a slight bit of wheat and malt in there too but not enough to balance the flavor.

M - Feels very good on the mouth, light body with lots of bubbles.

O - A decent summer brew but there is better out there, i'm not a big fan of the honey beers unfortunately.

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Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat from Coors Brewing Company
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