Blue Moon Sunshine Citrus Blonde | Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Sunshine Citrus BlondeBlue Moon Sunshine Citrus Blonde
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
coors.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Stinkypuss on 01-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
51
Reviews:
9
Avg:
2.89
pDev:
18.69%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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2.14/5  rDev -26%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Bottle. Pours a very clear amber color with a moderate white head on it. Nose is very light - I can get faint whiffs of citrus and wheat off of it, but there isn't much to it. Taste is a little sweet with the taste and feel of a wheat beer, but not much flavor to it. Whatever...

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2.25/5  rDev -22.1%

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2.35/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Man, the Coors marketing machine never fails to amaze me. You couldn't see a name focus tested at pseudo-craft drinkers better than Sunshine Citrus Blonde. The beer looks good, with a golden color and a large head. The aroma is citrusy, for sure, with a bit of that Blue Moon orange twang. In fact, it smells like normal Blue Moon, but worse. The taste is the same - it's got the traditional strong citrus taste of a Blue Moon, but loses any of the depth for a terrible adjunct-laden backend. The mouthfeel is light and crisp, with a bit of stickiness on the end, and the drinkability is alright. Overall, Blue Moon Sunshine Citrus Blonde is another seasonal stinker from Blue Moon.

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2.62/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Light amber in the tall glass with a coarse carbonation. Is that supposed to be a citrus flavor? It's a peculiar gummy taste with something like orange peel that's been soaked in 7-Up and vodka. I'm having trouble getting any aroma. I am having trouble describing this taste. Maybe really diluted rum and apple juice.

This is the least drinkable of the recent rash of flavored Blue Moon blondes. I didn't mind the agave or the blackberry, but this has all the industrial-tasting flaws without the crisp guzzle-ability of the better ones. There is something oily and icky in the mouthfeel. From the 12 oz bottle out of the supermarket.

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2.82/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Blue Moon Sunshine Citrus Blonde

Bottle states this is a limited release brewed with orange and lemon peel.

LOOK: Clear pale orange color with a short lived foam cap. Appears ultra filtered.

SMELL: Wheat and some lemony citrus.

TASTE: Grainy with lemon rind and orange juice flavors. There is a hint of bitterness to balance the sweet grain and tangy rinds. Finishes a bit sweet.

FEEL: Light bodied, well carbonated, somewhat crisp. Comes across watery.

OVERALL: Geared toward warm weather consumption, this is a light bodied citrus ale. Kind of reminds me of Sprite soda, and has a weird artificial sweetness in the finish. Perhaps this is a relabeled version of their spring blonde wheat ale. Whatever it is, it's average.

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2.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Looks above average. It has a nice golden, orange color with average head and bubbles. Nothing wrong here.

Smells like pale malt and some slight citrus notes. Very typical but it smells very nostalgic. I'd say it's nice.

A nice balance between malt and citrus. It carries a strange metalic taste afterwards, which is not too pleasant.

Overall, very bland. Worth it if you are chugging some beers looking a for a tasty buzz without breaking the bank, but not worth a dime, in my opinion.

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Blue Moon Sunshine Citrus Blonde from Coors Brewing Company
2.89 out of 5 based on 51 ratings.
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