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Blue Moon Agave Nectar AleBlue Moon Agave Nectar Ale

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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 OKbrew89
2.55/5  rDev -15%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Sickly pale yellow color with a small head that leaves no foam. Aroma is bready with an unidentifiable sweetness. The taste is wheat malts with a slightly sweet agave finish. Light body and light carbonation. Just too watery in the MF. The appearance is off-pudding and feel is way too watery, but the agave ultimately shows up.

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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 Brewsome
3.15/5  rDev +5%

Purchased this in the summer sampler 12 pack-cans. The store was out of 12 pack cans of Blue Moon -- again, this beer is getting very popular here in NJ. Served in a chilled glass, this beer is a bit too sweet for me, I can taste the agave in this. I would bump up the hop profile on this beer. I like blue agave tequila so this beer works for me, and it's pretty cool a big mass production brewer is trying out craft style beers. This beer pairs well with sweet barbecue ribs or Chinese food. This beer also has to be served very cold or it is like a wine cooler. Coors must have reconfigured their canning/bottling production line, I notice no oxidation in any their beers anymore.

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Photo of JLaw55
2.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This just tastes like a sweeter version of Blue Moon. The orange flavors taste muted, but replaced by sugar. I love Blue Moon, but this is not one of their better iterations.

Would Drink Again: No
Would Purchase Again: No

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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 dacrza1
2.11/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

DATE TASTED: February 22, 2014... GLASSWARE: Weihenstaphaner weizen .. OCCASION: final night to cheer on our winter Olympians... APPEARANCE: copper-gold body with uneven effervescence; thin, off-white head presents no immediate thickness; no tracing = not inviting... AROMA: pungent,, malty; tougher to pick out thee agave--comes across more as a candied apple...PALATE: a bit dry; slight, oily mouthfeel--drinkable but indistinguishable...TASTE: tangy, metallic aftertaste; malty, syrupy sweet; some fruity, lemony wheatgrass too; rather bland, however, like an original Blue Moon that got itself confused at the factory... OVERALL: I feared this review--not interested in slamming tonight--and yet the beer did not repulse as its first summer sampling had--only wet my lips and slightly refreshed my thirst...did the delayed rating weaken its taste? ...

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Photo of chefhatt
3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this into a glass, it has pale orange color body with a small fizzy head. The smell isis of wheat and I get a sweet aroma from the Aguva. The taste has sweet ness to it and I also get some wheat, not much else. The mouthfeel is ok and overall a ok summer beer.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.23/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A- pours a hazy pale yellow with a small fizzy white head with decent retention

S- crisp wheat aroma with a subtle sweetness, a touch of coriander

T- pale wheat flavors with some sweetness from the agave, slightly sweet finish

M- medium body and carbonation, fizzy and crisp mouthfeel

O- this is a simple brew that's easy to drink in the summer, but certainly nothing special

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Photo of watermelon
2.96/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Date on the bottle says December 16th 2013

A: Clear amber color. Thin white head that stayed the duration of the beer. There was a small amount of lacing.

S: It smells sweet and malty thats all I could really pick up from it.

T: Malt is present. This beer doesn't taste like tequila( i was expecting it to). Its not disgusting just muddled and bland.

M: Its easy to drink, it has nice crisp carbonation. However there is an aftertaste that i don't enjoy.

O: Its always nice to try something new and diverse, however Im not a fan of this beer. I would drink it if it were offered to me, but i wouldn't order it or buy it again, id rather drink a macro brew(pbr,bud,rolling rock etc). I greatly prefer regular Blue Moon. Im sure someone out there loves this beer but that someone isn't me. Its appearance, ability to go down easily, and slightly higher abv are its redeeming qualities. If you want to try this I suggest getting it while you can, I honestly don't see Blue Moon making this one again.

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Photo of Botulizard
3.21/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: Deep amber, 2-inch head. Not much carbonation visually.

S: Smells of wheat and yeast with faint tequila-like notes

T: Tastes strongly of agave.

M: Moderately thick, with light carb. Sort of unpleasant.

O: I didn't like it very much, but I can see what they were trying to do with this one. I appreciate the effort, but I won't drink it again.

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Photo of azjoel
3.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Appearance- Pale amber color; clear; tons of bubbles rising to the top; thin fizzy head, like soda, that dissipates to nothing within about 2 minutes.

Smell- Honey. A hint of citrus.

Taste- Sweet. Continues to get sweeter through the finish and aftertaste. Agave nectar is apparent-- Tastes like honey was squirted into the glass. Could get unbearable because of the sweetness. A bit of hops to balance it would be nice.

Mouthfeel- Medium-bodied. Almost can detect a bit of thickness along with the agave nectar sweetness, again, like there was some nectar squirted into my glass. A positive this time. Perfect, crisp carbonation.

Overall- This would be really good with food. I could definitely enjoy a couple of these with barbecued meat. The sweetness is overbearing without some salty food to balance it. Still impressed, considering the brewery.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
2.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, with best by date October 14, 2013 printed on the bottleneck. I haven't drank anything from Blue Moon Brewing Co. in quite a while, and this is a new one for me. Acquired as part of the summer seasonal variety pack. Expectations are average given the fact this is a Coors product.

Poured into a Miller Lite pint glass.

A - Pours just over a finger of light tan / khaki foam. Body color is a brassy goldenrod with some tiny specks of sediment floating around. Some bubbles lazily floating topside. Looks alright, for what it is.

S - Smell is pretty bland and boring. Some pale dusty malt, grains, and a bit of sugary sweetness, which I'm going to attribute to the agave syrup.

T - Taste is about what I expected. Some wheat, corn, grain. Some sugary syrupy sweetness, which I'm going to assume is the "agave nectar". Doesn't taste bad, but it's not natural tasting, and the quality of the ingredients used shows through here.

M - Feel is again, sugary, syrupy, and sticky with a bit of carbonation dancing on the tongue.

Overall, it's an easy drinking beer that I could see pairing well with some summer / autumn barbeque, but otherwise there isn't much to see. Tastewise, I would take this over Blue Moon Belgian White any day.

Blue Moon Agave Nectar Ale ---3/5.

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Photo of jtierney89
2/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Clear deep golden hue with white head. Honestly taste like a full bodied American pale lager with a hint of agave flavoring. Full body, rich cereal grains, finishes clean with a faint lingering agave sweetness. Pretty bland, drinkable. Slightly tart possibly from the agave, gains a little bit of Pucker like flavor as you keep drinking. I was hoping for more agave flavor, if that's what your looking for you'll be severely let down with a mediocre grainy beer.

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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 skyisland
1.91/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.25

Pardon me for the following abrupt comment, but someone needs to say it:
Next time I will just drink a coke...same cloyish sweetness. This this thing tastes like a childrens' breakfast cereal. Reminds me of the 'swayt tay' or sweet tea that rural Texans are so fond of.

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Photo of Pegasus
3.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Clear, deep golden amber with a huge white head which retains very well, with classic Belgian lacing, and vigorous streams of slow-rising carbonation.

Aroma: Notable bready wheat maltiness with a fairly dense note of bitter lime.

Taste: Opens with strong wheat malt flavors, a touch bready, and a bit spicy as well. Early in the taste, the agave appears, offering up a bitter, earthy lime note, which dominates the taste throughout. Finishes with a flourish of lingering, slightly earthy bitterness.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, full and pleasant, with the slightest sting of carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: An interesting example, very appropriate for summer. I found the agave/bitter lime a touch heavy-handed, a bit less might offer a better contrast to the spicy wheat malt.

Presentation: Packaged in a twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice. Best by date of 09-02-2013.

Sourcing: A gift from Bill B., a connoisseur and brewer of great Scottish and Scotch ales.

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Photo of inxy
1.81/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

My first ever drain pour. Tastes like extra crisp cheap malt liquor.
You know, that unnatural, chemically sweetness that you get in any cheap high gravity 40.
I would never buy this again. There's no niche situation where this is a good idea.

Go with a cider instead.

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Photo of llevise
2.51/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I'm a huge fan of Blue Moon for my everyday beer. I was excited when I got a couple of bottles of this in the summer seasonal pack. In fact, they were the first ones opened (one for my husband too). We were both disappointed. This is a combination that just doesn't work. It tastes nothing like any other Blue Moon product, in fact I can't think of any other beer that it tastes like. It's sweet, too sweet, and not even a good tasting sweet. Leaves an awful aftertaste. I love a good tequila now and then, and others have said it's similar. I didn't get that from this beer at all. It was just not an enjoyable drink. It wasn't awful, I did finish the bottle. In fact, my husband didn't like his, so I finished his too. I usually don't mind a beer a little warm. This was NOT good. Much better cold. I wouldn't buy this again and really don't recommend it unless someone is really into sweet beers.

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.18/5  rDev +6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

"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." Brewed in the style of an American Pale Wheat Ale with Agave Nectar added. Available as a Summer seasonal, this was a limited Summer seasonal beer in 2012, and has replaced summer honey wheat for 2013. Available in 6 packs and amongst the 12 pack variety pack.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Blue Moon pint glass. Served north of 52º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a 1 finger thick fizzy cream head of an off-white tone over a medium amber body color with moderate sediment. Mild, relaxed carbonation. Head retention is below average, and there is no lacing either. Body is a medium orange amber with a ton of busy carbonation, medium hazy. Not a very pleasing. 2.5

(Smell) Syrupy cereal sweet wheat aroma with a mild tartness. I suppose this is the agave- it's the centerpiece of the aroma for certain, likely because the flavors around it are too mild to compare. There's little else to find; the wheat tones are very mild and provide little aroma but a waft of grassy hops gives a bit more dimension and a mild bitterness to the brew. Pleasing yet simple. 3.25

(Taste) That sugary sweetness rests upon a tart wheat and fruit body. Fortunately, the flavors aren't too cloyingly sweet but the sweetness of the agave is the greatest impact on the flavor of this beer. Despite being a simple blonde ale, it may be seen as too sweet for some, with a heavier syrup body than expected. 3.25

(Mouthfeel) Slick and lightly syrupy with a mild crispness from carbonation. The body is medium/heavy for a blonde ale, medium overall. Alcohol presence is low. In terms of pairing with the taste, I found the carbonation a bit underutilized. It could certainly have just a bit more fizz to the texture. 3

(Overall) This is likely to be a divisive beer, even by Blue Moon standards, due to the higher than normal syrupy concentration in it. The agave nectar is a pretty unique addition, however, and the fruit subtleties it provides do give this beer some redeeming qualities. I'd advise seeking this out in a variety pack or buy a single bottle to see if it's something you could fathom more than a single bottle of. 3.25

Coors Brewing Company's
Blue Moon Agave Blonde Ale

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Photo of OWSLEY069
2.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a clean deep yellow color with an off white head. In the aroma, a faint light fruitiness. In the taste, a dry fruitiness, almost honey like. A small bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dryer honey like aftertaste. Kind of sticky, very big honey presence, eh...

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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 mynie
1.15/5  rDev -61.7%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Ticks have been debased. Ratebeer has always been shit, and the “Gots” section on beeradvocate has it made it so somewhere around 50% of any given beer’s ratings are illegitimate. There was a time when I took having had X number of beers as a reliable measure of ones beersmanshp. Back then, I would review every beer I drank and try my best to get hold of as many new beers as possible, no matter how bad they looked, because adding to my review total was all that mattered.

Back then, I would have tried this months ago. Not now. Now, even if someone had given it to me at a party, I normally wouldn’t have thought to review it. Because why bother, you know? It don’t matter.

Plus, most big brewer beers are pretty okay. A friend gave me a Michelob Ultra pomegranate. Know what it tasted like? Watery beer and pomegranate. That is, it didn’t taste bad. Not great, not beery, but not awful. It was product that someone had paid money for, and so Adheiser Busch made sure it didn’t taste horrible.

Blue moon is rot. It’s a horrible concoction made by shitty people and marketed to know-nothing dickheads who assume that a higher price always necessarily yields a superior product. These people wouldn’t be caught dead serving Bud or Miller at their parties, because those are what poor people drink, but they’re too stupid and lame to buy something that isn’t awful. This beer was made especially for them, especially for the worst people in the world.

Blue Moon Agave is one of the most revolting things I’ve ever drank, and I need to prevent others from succumbing to it.

Who the fuck thought it was a good idea to mix agave nectar and beer? Don’t blame Tequiza or Miller Chill. Those at least try to taste like margaritas, meaning their flavor is mostly lime and salt. Who thought that it was a good idea to mix shitty, burny, chemical-tasting well tequila with an American Pale Wheat? That person was fucking stupid.

It tastes like something your body doesn’t want inside of it. It’s an awful attempt at an awful product and it’s just surprisingly bad, even from Coors.

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Photo of teromous
2.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Brilliantly transparent dark golden body with a medium-sized white head that doesn't last long. Pretty low carbonation. No lacing on the glass.

S: Some mild spicy noble hop aroma. Nothing else comes out.

T: Some lighthearted caramel flavor...the caramel flavor is very pronounced but it isn't full tasting, and lifts a bit at the end of drinking. I guess this is supposed to have agave nectar in it? I don't pick up what the agave nectar contributes to the beer. I don't get any wheat flavor either. If either of these flavors were supposed to be the showcase, they've failed to make it to the show. There is a familiar noble hop bitterness in the background which is very nice.

M: The mouthfeel is pretty lackluster. It feels too thin for a wheat beer, feels under-carbonated, and just lacking in general. It is a very easy drinker though.

O: Overall it was a pretty mediocre beer. It's not something I'll probably pick up again, but it'll do in a pinch. I feel that it is important to note that this is not a flavored version of the standard Blue Moon style beer. This is a completely different beer. The beer doesn't taste bad or anything, but nothing really stands out in this forgettable brew.

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Photo of dbrauneis
2.78/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Served on-tap at The Pourhouse in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a clear medium amber in color with minimal amounts of visible carbonation and some orange + brassy highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall off-white head that quickly reduces to a small patch of very thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of grain and corn adjunct malts over light notes of wheat with some hints of lime sweetness.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of grain and malt adjunct with a lighter amount of wheat. There is a light amount of sweetness from the agave with light hints of artificial lime and some metallic notes. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish which lingers but not for too long.

M: Medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly watery.

O: This beer is drinkable but not one that I would really desire to have again - it had some strange artificial flavors as well as metallic notes. The overall beer was rather one dimension with the sweetened graininess.

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