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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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 TheBeerMaster1
3.3/5  rDev +8.2%
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 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 DrunkIrishman
3.33/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I can't say I'm a huge fan of the Blue Moon brand of beers (except for the Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale). I was a bit hesitant to try the Summer Honey Wheat based on previous experiences. But, I decided to put my big boy pants on, and give the Summer Honey Wheat a go. I'm glad I did.

Poured a 12oz bottle into a frosted mug.

I noticed right away a nice golden color under a creamy-white head that, sadly, didn't stick around very long. For the first two minutes this beer was GORGEOUS! Some active carbonation rising from the bottom of my mug, but not much. Minimal lacing. Meh.

I found the aroma lacking.Honey notes for sure. A bit a caramel. Some wheat bread, lemongrass, and very faint orange and citrus. Kind of disappointing.

Aroma aside, this beer tasted pretty good. Honey is the dominate flavor with a hint of caramel and toasted wheat bread. What hop additions are in this have added a citrus bitterness that cuts the sweetness of the honey quite nicely. Orange peel? Didn't really notice. But it's still an enjoyable beer.

I found this beer to have a medium-dry to medium mouth feel. Crisp enough quench a thirst and make you want more, but heavy enough to let you know you're not drinking water. Could use more carbonation though. I could certainly understand why someone could almost accuse this of being flat.

Overall, Blue Moon's Summer Honey Wheat isn't a bad beer. Sure, there's room for improvement, but I've had worse beers in my life. I'd certainly buy this again.

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Photo of reop013
3/5  rDev -1.6%
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 DirtyMikeandTheBoys
3.78/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've read a lot of reviews on here about this being too sweet. I must have got a more aged batch. Pours a golden straw ale color with good lacing and a 2 inch head. Smells good. You can smell that coors watery smell distinct by all coors brand brews. Tastes good with small hints of wheat and yeast with a small fruit lingering. Had a dry finish, excellent hot weather

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Photo of Billolick
2.73/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Purchased as part of a summer variety 12 pack. 12 oz can. Sept 21 15 on the bottom

Pours near clear very light honey amber, larger bubble head stays pretty well and leaves an imcomplete film and some minor larger bubble lace.

Plastic sniff....hmmm...that's never a good sign.

Sweet and again kinda artificial tasting. Some honey, but mostly sugary fruit juicy sweet. Near cloying. Minor hop drying on huge rear side.


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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 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 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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Photo of 57md
3.42/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

The essence of wheat is present in both the flavor and nose. The honey is not so apparent. The finish is unexpectedly dry.

Not a bad effort for a BMC.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.96/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Another Blue Moon product. Let's have a look-see.

Looking like : There's minimal hiss from the breach of security that is the bright yellow bottle cap. The head pours a small 1 finger and eventually settles at a small ring. The body of the beer is actually very pretty - it has hues of honey, gold, and fields of grain. I'm probably being over poetic with the color, but it really is nice. I'll bump this up a half point or so.

Smelling like : Freshly opened box of wheat thins, pretzel, touch of honey, and trailing behind are slight shades of coriander and hop. Medium strength.

Tasting like : Delicious. Wow, maybe one of my favorite Blue Moon offerings. A wheaty, pretzel-like flavor, some spice, light hop, with a drop of honey at the end. Slight burn from carbonation and alcohol that makes the finish pop.

Feeling like : Light to Medium bodied, very carbonated, ends slightly dry and nippy.

Overall : I'd have this again. This was actually not funky (like a lot of Blue Moon specials), and incredibly true to its title. Recommended.

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Photo of NCMatt
3.45/5  rDev +13.1%
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 Hardsell
3.65/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I got a six pack of bottles from a local store. It seemed to be well-kept and was well-within its date. However, it had a strangely metallic taste, which I later noticed even impacted the smell. I tried it both in the bottle and in a glass, and it retained this quality. It seemed to go away as I got farther down the glass, so maybe it was just a bit of oxidation. Anyway, the true flavor of the beer is pretty tasty, nothing to complain about. However, the honey simply doesn't come through, and without that, which was the main draw for me, it comes across as a far weaker and less robust product than the Belgian White. Kind of just like a wheaty, full-bodied macro.

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Photo of VashonGuy
2.69/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Appearance is golden, with a decent head that fades away almost immediately.
Aroma is mild, inoffensive, but not much too it.
Taste is the real issue for me with this beer: I find it way too sweet. That takes away from what should be a refreshing summer beer. It's not refreshing, it's almost cloying (a mouthfeel issue too).

I drank a little over half the bottle, because hey, it was the only beer in my brother's fridge, and I wanted something to drink with my food. But I didn't finish it.

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Photo of gregb13
3.4/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Smells of sweet cereal grains, some other unidentifiable sweetness, maybe some faint wheat. Taste is lightly sweet, cereal, grainy. Very crisp, a bit sticky on the palate. Somewhat refreshing. Overall, nothing too exciting but not bad at all. Perfect for the summer.

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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 UCLABrewN84
3/5  rDev -1.6%
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 d5001986
3.06/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not a huge Blue Moon fan to begin with. This is the worst of them yet. Stale grassiness that has me checking the freshness date. Pass this one up, it's garbage and a drain pour.

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Photo of CalebM
3.3/5  rDev +8.2%
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 Chrissythebeerlover
4.6/5  rDev +50.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The most classic Blue Moon if you ask me. I'm a big lover of beer in the summer so obviously this would be my choice. It tastes very wheaty and a bit floral. Another great beer with an orange slice and perfect after a day of work and relaxing on your patio.

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Photo of BrewAskew
3.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

3.2% ABW (4.0% ABV) Version from Crest Foods in Oklahoma.

Pours to a rapidly receding head and clear yellow gold color. Aroma is weak pale and wheat malt with a hint of floral and citrus. Flavor is clean and weak, can't discern much of what the label promises other than the wheat and some malt sweetness. A blah and mediocre beer. not bad tasting, just lacking any distinct character. It is refreshing and feels good going down. Better than drinking a regular BMC but that's it.

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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 OKbrew89
2.7/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Clear pale yellow color with no head. Light honey smell. Tastes like a wheat with honey added. Not too sweet but the honey is obvious. Watered down with super light carbonation. MF is the main issue here and it can't be ignored.

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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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Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat from Coors Brewing Company
3.05 out of 5 based on 1,084 ratings.
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