Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat | Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)

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Blue Moon Summer Honey WheatBlue Moon Summer Honey Wheat

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
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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Ratings: 1,150 |  Reviews: 161
Photo of neenerzig
3.57/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Got a chance to try a bottle of this for free recently, as I would NEVER spend my money on any Coors product. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle with a twist off cap into a pint glass, this beer pours a very clear light golden color with lots of streams of little bubbles rapidly and continuously rising to the beer's surface. Has a white head that's well over an inch thick when first poured that starts to settle to a solid 1/2 of an inch thick a few minutes after being poured. Has good retention. Aromas of some bready, caramel malt sweetness along with a definite bit of citrus tart and nice hints of honey. The taste is pretty much the same, with somewhat bready, caramel malt sweetness along with some wheat as well. This gives way to a citrusy, tart, slight hop presence with just a touch of bitterness that's rounded out with a definite honey sweetness. There's also unfortunately just a touch of an adjunct, somewhat metallic, slightly skunked, off-flavor. Its not that apparent, but its enough that my palate knows it is there. The citrus bitterness, honey, and metallic off-flavor all linger on the palate after each sip. Has a somewhat crisp, also smooth and frothy, light to medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Has a clean, slightly dry finish. Far from the worst beer I've ever had from Coors, and not too bad of a beer actually overall. This would make a decent summer session ale, as it is very refreshing beer on this very warm spring night here in Cleveland. But unless I can get it for free again I won't be drinking it again.


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Photo of jbehlar
3.54/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stofko1992
2.36/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jeschaefer
3.35/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dream
2.57/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of archero
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of fryeguy52
2/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Photo of SpdKilz
2.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of pstam87
3.79/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
2.87/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BeerSexLove
2.62/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

It's an ok beer, one I'd drink if offered but not one I'd go out and buy.

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Photo of bb-magic
3.18/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of muchos
3.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ThomasB4
2.83/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JBrasca
3.49/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Very clear golden, honey color with a very thin white head; has a citrusy, sweet smell with a tart, grainy aroma; very smooth with the honey flavor coming on later; not an overwhelming array of flavor but still refreshing and what you'd expect from a blue moon wheat ale as far as sweetness, citrus, and malts with a dry, honey ending; very predictable and not enough hops for a traditional pale ale; it's still a good summertime beer that's very drinkable and smooth and not overly filling!

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Photo of cuy50
3.15/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.08/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours like honey color, is it luck? Well I can play my bass for you. . . is it luck? Anyways, lots of clarity, plenty of those yellow-golden-honey color vibes, 1/3" white head. Aroma of grain, mildly sweet.

Taste, more mild sweetness, carbonation in the mouth feel is high, body is light. Hopping is almost non existent. The honey isn't all that perceptible, seems to just be used to maybe ferment/dry the body out a little, but there is residual sweetness, I just dunno if its from the grain. Wheat also isn't bursting in this one, provides a little bit of a lighter body affair. You know where this one falls, its a gateway beer. No off flavors, nothing done poorly.

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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 TheHopsman
3.14/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of tbryan5
2.67/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of ImperatorScab
3.58/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire
3.59/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Light, clear gold color with white cap.

Clean scent of light malt with a touch of floral hops.

Taste is mildly medium rounded and rather nice. Malt/grain on entry with hops sliding into third but it's the honey touch that lingers in the aftertaste that is the lasting memory.

Light to medium texture with balancing carbonation.

This isn't a wow beer but it's certainly presentable in company. It's generally perceived by consumers to be above average yet isn't challenging to the point of being an acquired taste. A soccer mom beer.

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Photo of Tee76
3.02/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of D1noB
4.35/5  rDev +40.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A crisp smooth beer with a slight bite at the end. A good beer.

Taste Rating in Words: It's a night out, fun for everyone, with dehydration to follow.

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Photo of teromous
3.03/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On the neck of the bottle: "SEP0417 601200411"

Appearance: It is a medium-dark shade of gold with lots of visible carbonation rising to a short white creamy textured head. It has good retention but the head is pretty short for a wheat ale. The beer has much more clarity than the standard wheat beer.

Aroma: There is a light sour tinge that often comes from wheat. There is also a very faint cereal grain scent.

Taste: There is a light sweet honey taste to the beer and a bit of what reminds me of Ritz Crackers; possibly a light buttery taste. There is a very faint taste of hops at the back of the beer.

Mouthfeel: It is a very easy beer to drink with a rather sweet and light bodied finish.

Overall: If you are into beers that are very light and a touch sweet then you might be interested in this beer as a "quick pick." Although it advertises itself as a beer "crafted with wheat & clover honey" it shelves all of the unique qualities in these ingredients in favor for something lighter and less memorable. It's a decent enough beer to pick up if there isn't much of a choice available but it's not likely to make an impression on anyone.

On a side note the beer tasted a lot more like the flavor you get from honey malt rather than actual fermented honey.

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Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Beer rating: 3.1 out of 5 with 1,150 ratings