Blue Moon Agave Nectar Ale | Coors Brewing Company

Blue Moon Agave Nectar AleBlue Moon Agave Nectar Ale
864 Ratings
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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Added by TMoney2591 on 04-08-2012

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Ratings: 864 |  Reviews: 85
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

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Blue Moon Agave Blonde Ale

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3/5  rDev 0%

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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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3/5  rDev 0%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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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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3/5  rDev 0%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +16.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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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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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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3/5  rDev 0%

Blue Moon Agave Nectar Ale from Coors Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3 out of 5 with 864 ratings
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