Blue Moon Agave Nectar Ale | Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Agave Nectar AleBlue Moon Agave Nectar Ale

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Summer

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Photo of drlambert
4.04/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Looks and tastes a hell of a lot like honey, which is definitely the most apparent flavor at first sip. Beneath the honey you can taste the citrus and wheat of the original Blue Moon. This beer is much sweeter, and goes down incredibly smoothly. Overall a worthy addition to the Blue Moon lineup.

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Photo of JuanBlanco
4/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Do you like tequila? Do you like beer? Have them both now. Pick your self up a six pack and slam them down. Enjoy it you will thank yourself for it. So the first beer play out as the following "Hello, how are you today. What you came to party? " the second beer tells you that you drank the first way too slow and I got friends that want to join in." We'll so the fourth one comes in and says "hey I know you yes I told you this was a party." Well I'm gonna enjoy the other 2 now they asked about you i told them you would join them soon. So don't let them down and pick yourself up some of the Blue Moon seasonal.

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Photo of woodychandler
4/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really enjoy visiting Mari's Six Pac 'n' Mor in Reading because not only is it a friendly, inviting atmosphere, but everything is available as a single! That may not register of people out-of-state, but PA's case law makes it VERY difficult to buy less than a sixer as a general rule. I am like a hippie in that I will try anything once, man. Beyond that, it had better be a WOW!

From the bottle: "This blonde wheat ale is crafted with agave nectar for a subtle sweetness and a balanced taste."; "Inspired by our brewmaster's travels through Mexico, our Agave Nectar Ale is crafted with agave nectar and white wheat for a subtle sweetness and a smooth, crisp finish. It's like a little shade in a bottle."

Ultra-fresh, but perhaps too early as it is still quite cool for Spring. No shade needed as I began my pour, resulting in two dense fingers of bone-white head with great retention. Color was a deep golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Across the room, I saw Midas and Croesus rubbing their hands together but this was all mine. Nose had more of a lager-like honey sweetness along with a lime-like citrusiness. Interesting. Mouthfeel was medium with a very honey-wheat sweet flavor on the tongue. I was reminded of my late Pops' traditional breakfast of Wheaties in drinking this. I think that I will recommend a change since "Fruit/Vegetable Beer" is supposed to go away anyway. Finish was pleasantly dry and refreshing and I could easily see quaffing a few of these during the summer.

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Photo of mikeferm
3.69/5  rDev +23%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Solid beer, good taste, slightly sweet. Dark gold color, formed a decent head that disappeared quickly. Can taste the agave in it; sweet, but not too sweet. Slight carbonation, bubbles visible. Would buy again. Now interested in how agave would taste in other beers.

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Photo of tillmac62
3.6/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

BBD 8/25/14. Clear light amber (golden) pour with a fair head and lacing. Retention is normal. Light aroma of biscuit and wheat over a slight honey sweetness. Light medium body with a not quite smooth texture. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is rather nice in a subtle fashion and well balanced. It begins with biscuit then flows into a subtle agave sweetness. The finish is smooth.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.58/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Blue Moon Agave Nectar Ale has a relatively thick, slightly off-white head and a clear, old gold appearance. Some thin lacing is left behind. The aroma is of sweet, bready malt (really, just a standard beer aroma). Taste is of sweet, bready malt, no bitterness, and some sort of steamed vegetable note. This is quite sweet. Mouthfeel is soft and medium, and Blue Moon Agave Nectar finishes mostly dry, refreshing, and easy going. Overall, this is a good beer, even with its overall dull character. It's worth checking out.


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Photo of jjamadorphd
3.56/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had high hopes for this Blue Moon, but ended up thinking - meh...

I could barely smell the agave, I smelled more honey than anything else. It's pour is somewhat impressive, but lacks any 'wow' factor, but it does go down smooth, real. Real smooth. That impressed me quite a bit. Overall, it's a decent entry by Blue Moon, just not one of their best.

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Photo of TastyAdventure
3.53/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - clear smooth glowing orange-yellow nectar. 1 1/2 finger head

S - Very average beer. maybe some crisp apple and husks of grain

T - crisp apple. refreshing crispness of a nice kolsh with a mildly earthy yeastyness of a wheat beer. nice

M - medium high carb. nice for style

Overall, a nice, cheap, refreshing summer beer

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Photo of scratch69
3.52/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Clear golden color with two fingers worth of head. Light amount of lacing.

Smell- Wheat malt and grain aromas.

Taste- Wheat malt flavor with some nectar-like sweetness.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied and smooth. An average amount of carbonation.

Overall- Not as good as a regular Blue Moon it is a decent alternative.

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Photo of billybob
3.5/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours golden in color minimal head and lace is the best i can say about that. smell is a little better with a soft sweet veggie or really ripe fruit note. taste is slightly sweet some wheat and agave and mouthfeel very smooth light to medium but what hurt this beer most poor carbonation a little stronger would have made all the difference for me, i might buy again as a change of pace but it's not on my top list.

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Photo of Goosehunter75
3.47/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a bright golden honey with a ton of bubbles. Has a 2 finger head with excellent retention

S- Light aromas of citrus, yeast and biscuits

T - Spicy tasting. Corriander? Light citrus in the background

M - A light beer, but has a good creamy feeling with lots of bubbles

O - A very refreshing beer. Would be enjoyable on a hot summer day in a pool. Would drink it again, but probably not one I'll pick up often.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.46/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I bought this for my girlfriend, who ended up disliking it. I didn't mind it so much, as long as I got it down when it was ice cold, the warm version of this is brutal. the pour is a pretty clear golden color for a blue moon, copper hues and a short lived half inch of white bubbles. the agave gives it a sweeter smell, unfermented sugars, with that familiar tequila vibe. malts are bigger than they need to be here, too much caramel in the context of the agave sweetness, its one or the other here, not both. still, its only in the finish that the sweetness hits, and its a malty summery sort of brew beforehand, which when ice cold, really isn't too bad. more carbonation would help, or better carbonation retention, and a slightly lighter body would make it a better hot weather beer. I really didn't mind this one though, I think its creative and reasonably well put together for a blue moon.

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Photo of tone77
3.45/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very sweet, malty. Taste is also sweet, wheat, some citrus, a touch of agave, a bit of an unusual flavor.Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.45/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – Pours a deep golden/light amber color with a one finger white head. The head fades very fast leaving only a light level of lace on the side of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is mainly of a bready nature mixed with some sweeter fruit like smells almost of a prickly pear and cactus smell ( I am not sure what agave smells like so..).

Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter flavor of citrus mixed with a good dose of a wheaty and bready taste. Flavors of honey (and maybe agave,;l again I am not 100 % sure what this should taste like so..) come to the tongue shortly after with some of the bready flavors dwindling a bit. The honey mixed with the wheat flavors are rather nice and with the sweeter citrus flavor end up leaving a sweet and smooth flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel-The body of the brew is on the slightly creamier side for a brew of only 5.6 % with a carbonation level that is rather average. It is nice for the sweeter and wheaty flavors of the brew and furthermore help accentuate the smoothness of the brew.

Overall – A bit on the sweeter side but not bad as the honey and wheat go nicely together. Well worth a try for its modest price.

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Photo of SteveJeremy
3.44/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one ranks as my favorite Blue Moon, predominately because I enjoy blonde ales; this one goes alongside Cinnamon Orchata for my favorite offering from the company.

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Photo of mrasskicktastic
3.43/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Very hazy straw yellow to gold with a small white head. No lacing.

S - Under a somewhat musty grain smell, there is a hint of citrus pith, spiciness and a clean aroma.

T - Initially, a bit of light grain, very floral - wildflower honey perhaps, and prickly pear. Aftertaste of lingering grain with a moderately bitter component, light floral notes and prickly pear.

M - Thin, a little harsh, but very refreshing.

D - I confess - not bad. I don't care for blue moon proper, and I generally don't like blonde ale's either, but this one is kind of nice. I wouldn't buy this, but if someone has a variety case of blue moon, I definitely choose this over the crappy rendition of a witbier. Overall, I am pleasantly surprised.

Honestly, if this was not brewed by Coors, it would be rated much higher. Is it great? No. But it is definitely a drinkable beer.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.38/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Lagunitas mason jar
From: Target in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $15.99 for the Brewmaster’s Seasonal Sampler variety 12-pack
Purchased: April 17, 2013
Consumed: April 19, 2013
Misc.: Best by Sept. Sept. 9, 2013

Poured a golden orange clear color with white frothy head that dissipated almost immediately. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom. No lacing on the sides, no retention.

Smelled skunky malts from the get-go. That turned into honey, bread, cereal and some caramel. Definitely got better after the initial whiff.

Tasted similar to the nose, only with some citrus notes. Got honey, caramel, sugary sweetness and some faint lemon grass.

Light body. Thin texture. Average-to-soft (below average) carbonation. Abrupt, but crisp and clean finish.
A pretty good beer for the style. Great for the summer.

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.35/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 0z.

Pours a clear gold with a white film for a head.

Smells of grassy barley malt and a hint of sweetness.

Tastes of rich coppery barley malt and a whisper of agave sweetness.

Medium body with light tingles of carbonation on the tongue.

Not bad, pretty decent ale. Interesting flavor, I would say this is worth a try if you go into it with an open mind.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.35/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I picked this up at liquor mart in wildwood nj. Poured chilled from the bottle into a glass.

The color is golden bordering on amber with a healthy white head. The smell is wheaty and has a mild adjunct type sweet aroma. The feel is pretty creamy with medium body and moderate carbonation with ample sweetness.

The flavor is okay, but it does seem a little on the sweet side. it has a mild agave nectar flavor which is basically an earthiness in the taste under the wheat malt flavor. Overall this is an okay beer, not great but I didn't have high expectations considering it was a Blue Moon.

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Photo of Jarretdrinks
3.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

It wasn't bad ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... it was ok

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Photo of jploving
3.32/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I picked this ole jewel up at my regular grocery store for $7.37.
I have had several Blue Moon products over the years and although I would not consider them a top notch innovator in the industry, I still enjoy their products.
This particular product caught my eye when it read "agave"---I know what it is but have no idea what it is supposed to taste like---so i bought it.
I assume that agave is sweet like unroasted barley and corn....that was pretty much what I got out of it. I have no idea if they use adjucts in their beer but it posessed that type of sweetness----and just enough bitterness to identify. Nice body- mouthfill and body were on par for a 5.6% abv.
I wish i could give a better reveiw, but I could not pull any real complexity from this beer....I liked it-better than my budget beer I usually keep in stock-bolder sweetness if nothing else-but not enough to spend $7.37 on it again.
Looks like i am going to have to give this a slightly better than average rating...3.25

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Photo of TruePerception
3.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)


Blue Moon's Agave Nectar: 5.6%; Appearance: very clear, bright golden-yellow; Smell: fairly pilsnerish, touch of agave, hint of lime peel, faint pear; Taste/Mouthfeel: very clean, refreshing, hint of lime peel, bitter burnt syrup backing; decent/pretty good; pair with Mexican BBQ.

Poured into a pint glass.

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Photo of RyanTeeter
3.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I will open up by saying that it is allergy season and therefore my senses may be slightly off.

a: A nice clear straw color with little to no head.

s: This aspect is most effected by my allergies however the sweetness was still noticeable.

t: Very delicious. True to the style there is a nice caramel flavor there that is tied in nicely with the sweetness of the agave.

m: A crisp finishing beer with a pop of carbonation at the end makes this a very nice mouthfeel. Very little residual flavor hanging around.

o: I really enjoyed this beer. It was a very well balanced beer and remained true to the common American Ale style. I would certainly buy this again.

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Photo of bmwats
3.28/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

A: Medium-golden hue. Pours into a 1 finger, foamy, white head. Settles slowly, but never completely; and continues to renew from heavy, continually rising carbonation. Substantial beer ring lacing remains.

S: Light wheaty nose, with a sweet hint of the agave that is its namesake, and a even lighter hint citrus.

T: Wheat base tone, with a strong sweetness, and a bit of orange rind.

M: Light body, but the sweetness is a little cloying. It's not that it's overly sweet, but it's kind of a rich sweetness for lack of more suitable words. A bit of a steely finish remains.

D: Light, and easy drinking. But it's characteristic sweetness makes me feel like one at a time is plenty.

Atmosphere is really solid. Really nice head, and plenty of lacing. Nose is wheaty and sweet, but very light and subtle. Nicely balanced. Flavor is light and pretty sweet with a steely finish. Overall, this is a pretty good quaff.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.28/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a Local Option glass.

Gotta give it up to the Blue Moon crew within Coors for continuing to trot out the new and different recipes in their seasonal packs this year. This one pours a clear brass topped by a half-finger of white foam. The nose comprises light artificial lime (I'm gonna assume this is from the agave nectar), corn syrup, and a touch of what certainly seems like dry wheat. The taste holds notes of sweet and artificial lemon-lime (think almost Sprite-style) drizzled over peppery wheat. However that may sound to you, it tastes a lot better than I would expect. The body is a light medium, with a moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda syrupy feel. Overall, this concoction turned out to be much less objectionable than I imagined, but it still fails to "pop", to elicit much love. At least it's not out-and-out bad, though...

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