Blue Moon LightSky
Blue Moon Brewing Company

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From:
Blue Moon Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
American Pale Wheat Beer
Ranked #208
ABV:
4%
Score:
79
Ranked #28,322
Avg:
3.45 | pDev: 17.97%
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
37
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 19, 2022
Added:
Feb 11, 2020
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  12
SCORE
79
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Blue Moon LightSkyBlue Moon LightSky
Notes: Blue Moon LightSky, a 95-calorie, light citrus wheat beer. Brewed with real tangerine peel and dry hopped with Azacca, this 4% ABV quencher packs bright citrus on the nose and a touch of malt sweetness.
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Now I'm grading this on the fact that its a low carb beer.
Aroma is grain,tangerine fruit and peel,mild floral honey.
Taste is very similar to aroma, not overpowering but flavorful enough to keep me interested.
For low carb its a very decent beer
Oct 19, 2022
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.44/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
A: Pours a very lightly hazy pale yellow in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and moderate straw yellow + pale golden yellow + bright yellow colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall fizzy sudsy foamy bright white head that quickly reduces to a couple of small patches of thin film surrounded by a large patch of mottled very thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/tangerine zest + citrus/tangerine + artificial orange over the top of moderate aromas of wheat + grainy + pale malts with a minimal amount of grainy + sugary sweetness.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of wheat + grainy + pale malts with a minimal amount of grainy + sugary sweetness. That is followed by slightly lighter than moderate flavors of citrus/tangerine zest + citrus/tangerine + artificial orange. No perceptible hop presence and minimal bitterness is present.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp upfront and slightly thin/watery. Hints of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink with the light and slightly dry mouthfeel as well as the well hidden alcohol. Overall the flavor and aroma of this beer are quite light and I don’t love the artificial orange flavor/aroma that has been added.
Aug 27, 2022
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

2.77/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Gold in color with a lot of fine sediment within the body. There’s a fingernail of of off white around three quarters of the rim and covering two thirds of the top. Faint lacing. The aroma is of pale wheat and orange. I’m tasting artificial orange (like a scented candle) and pale wheat. The mouth is thin and watery.
Aug 07, 2022
 
Rated: 3.1 by MillyLite from Michigan

Jul 18, 2022
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Reviewed by Cmcl

4.26/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
People on this website are intentionally obnoxious when rating light beers. You don’t drink this because you want depth of flavor you drink this because your on your buddies lawn and it’s 90 degrees. Honestly you bums brew a better light beer it’s hard. And don’t talk to me about Kolsch because they don’t travel well and skink after a month. When I first drank this beer (out of the can because pouring into a glass defeats the purpose you clowns) I thought it was a seltzer. And I mean that in the best possible way because most newer light beers on the market taste way worst then the seltzers coming out. In the past blue moon has given me the runs. We will see how this fairs but so far it does it job which is all we can ask. God bless and good night.
Jun 20, 2022
 
Rated: 2.84 by Beer_Goblin from New York

Jun 10, 2022
 
Rated: 3.96 by CaptainMac from Pennsylvania

Jun 06, 2022
 
Rated: 3.84 by mattjp03 from Alabama

May 25, 2022
 
Rated: 3.54 by raust from Texas

May 11, 2022
 
Rated: 3.36 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Apr 30, 2022
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Blue Moon Brewing Co. "Light Sky Citrus Wheat"
12 fl. oz. can coded "JUL0422 02 E1010190548". Sampled on APR2122.
$1.99 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: A rough pour has brought up a massive head of bright white foam atop a hazy light yellow-gold body. The aroma is 100% tangerine-like. I'm not finding any malt, just tangerine, and it actually seems authentic. I know that it's brewed with tangerine peels but it also includes "natural flavor". The taste is not nearly as bright and full as the aroma suggests it will be. Wait a second, is this a hard seltzer? Only kidding. The flavor is not as rich and full as you might expect given the aroma but it IS a light beer at just 4% ABV and 95 calories. There's some sweetish and wheaty malt flavor to it and the tangerine remains, it's just not as strong as if you'd just torn the peel of one open. It's not that bitter but it does finish dry as there's really not that much malt there. Now I have to ask myself how to rate it. It's a light beer but it's a light beer with fruit added. Would I rather have this or some other standard light beer? I think I would get tired of this but I'd probably also get tired of most other light beers as well. I don't know but it's pretty damned good for a light beer. The head has held up really well and there's a cyclone of splashes and spots of lace above. In the mouth it's light bodied and gently crisp. All in all I have to hand it to them as this is a great beer that puts a dent in the light beer market with just 95 calories.
Review #7,910
Apr 21, 2022
 
Rated: 3.8 by Chilmer from Iowa

Apr 16, 2022
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Reviewed by nodttiurp from Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
It is really unfair to rate lo-cal beers with all the other much higher calorific, and admittedly, fuller-bodied beers. So I won't. I am rating this against the other lo-cal beers alone. It is a delightful change from the most popular Bud Light, Coors Light, Miller Lite, and all the others. As a summer beer it is the best, having more flavor and zest than the rest. As a winter beer, it is a refreshing, non-filling beverage suitable after a hard day of strenuous work or exercise. High carbonization provides the cleansing tickle needed by a dry throat. The Tangerine overtone is different without tasting artificial or overwhelming. Not having the cloying feeling of sugared soft drinks, it provides yet another alternative. The wheat overtones with just a touch of hops make it unique. If you want a light refreshment, perhaps followed by another, please give this a try.
Apr 02, 2022
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Reviewed by RuffReader from Ohio

2.37/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
Blue moon is my favorite big label beer, so this is a big disappointment for me. Bland, watery taste mediated somewhat by high carbonation and slight acidity. Almost no smell, but looks appropriately cloudy with extra thick head. Hard to complain too much given its calorie count, but I expected better.
Mar 04, 2022
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

3.02/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
16 FL. OZ. can
Served in a pint glass

This beer pours straw colored with a slight haze. It is topped with an inch of head that leaves spotty lacing.

I get some orange peel which is actually a nice aroma. I really don't get much else.

The taste is almost nonexistent. I get light tangerine. It tastes like a tangerine Bud Dry.

Thin bodied with an effervescent and dry mouthfeel

If you like lightly flavored, carbonated, orange water then this just might be the beverage for you. I do not like carbonated water.
Jan 21, 2022
 
Rated: 3.49 by vabeerguy from Virginia

Jan 06, 2022
 
Rated: 3.16 by Meddwol from Michigan

Dec 25, 2021
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Reviewed by tbird_caitsith

1.06/5  rDev -69.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
The taste was horrible. The tangerine peel ruined the beer for me. I couldn't finish the can. Unfortunately I bought a 12 pack. Poured the rest down the drain.
Dec 13, 2021
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Reviewed by edc20 from Oregon

3.7/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
kind of right in between a beer and a white claw. if you're watching your calories and getting tired of the other light lagers, this is a nice little change up
Nov 11, 2021
 
Rated: 2.24 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Nov 03, 2021
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Reviewed by Cdriver0414 from Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
My go to daily beer. I prefer craft except when it comes to this beer. It's a light citrus refreshment that is one of a kind. They really made this beer exceptionally. If you enjoy tge style, it's a must try
Oct 23, 2021
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

3.94/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours pale yellow with a 1" white head, which fades to a wisp. Light lacing.

Aroma is floral, orange, slight grass.

Taste is orange, tangerine, wheat, biscuit.

Thin body, light carbobation. Semidry finish.

For a lo-cal this is a pretty good beer.
Sep 25, 2021
 
Rated: 3.38 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

Sep 19, 2021
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.11/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
As with most low-calorie beers, this is just too much of a trifle to give a prodigious rating. Very light-bodied, and mild-flavored--almost not there. But what is there gives this light beer some value. The beer is well-carbonated, not gassy, leaving some nice lacing at the top of the glass. The tangerine flavor, while mild, is nicely subtle, and completely avoid the too sweet issue. It leaves this summer wheat ale as a trifling, yet pleasant hot weather option.
Aug 18, 2021
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Reviewed by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a can. Straw in color, clear and with a white head. Smells of citrus, and malt, with tangerine standing out. Taste follows the smell. Light and refreshing with good flavor.
Jul 13, 2021
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Reviewed by defunksta from North Dakota

4.01/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a light orange color. Clear. Mild head. SMR of 7. (3.75)

Aroma: Strong aromas or orange citrus, and mandarin orange. Tropical & Juicy.

Flavor: Strong flavors of orange, mandarin orange, tropical orange with hints of mango & pineapple. A wheat body. Finishes light and clean.

Feel: Light to medium bodied. Strong carbonation. Finishes clean with a light and clean citrus note.

Compared to Shock Top 7/12/21: Pours a lighter color. Stronger aromas. More orange citrus, mandarine orange. Less wheat and pale/adjunct malts. A lighter body.

Overall: This is an excellent summer beer for 95 calories. Blue Moon did well on this one and I could see it sticking around for a while. It has nice orange citrus and mandarin orange flavors. Juicy, yet light. The body is light as you'd expect. Drinks like a summer beer and this might be a new staple for the summer from Blue Moon. (Final Rating: 4.01)
Jul 13, 2021
 
Rated: 2.99 by BrendanStoehr96 from Wisconsin

Jun 30, 2021
 
Rated: 4.18 by jcameross from Virginia

Jun 06, 2021
 
Rated: 3.82 by HollandTunnels from Pennsylvania

May 20, 2021
 
Rated: 3.28 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

May 20, 2021
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Reviewed by jasadewi from Tennessee

3.09/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
A: Slightly hazy, pale yellow.
S: Tangerines.
T: Mostly the watery taste of a light beer, but there is a slightly sweet, tangerine aftertaste that lingers for a bit.
M: Very light bodied.
O: This is a solid beer. If you're counting calories and looking for a light beer of the Michelob Ultra caliber, then this would be a great choice. It has all the health "benefits" of a light beer with a decent tangerine flavor.
May 14, 2021
 
Rated: 3.1 by Moescathach from Nevada

Mar 29, 2021
 
Rated: 3.92 by Haybeerman from Colorado

Mar 28, 2021
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Rated by lflotron from Florida

4.34/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Excellent beer. Very smooth mouthfeel. Hints of orange and maybe some time of wheat. Kind of like a seltzer.
Mar 19, 2021
 
Rated: 3.02 by xx_adolfhitler42069_xx from Virginia

Mar 04, 2021
 
Rated: 3.5 by warpedrevolution from Illinois

Feb 21, 2021
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Reviewed by kevofficiel from Canada (QC)

3.88/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Belgian Blue Moon LightSky

Look: Golden color, with a little bit of haze, slightly off white head.

Smell: Very good, Orange gummies, sweet, a bit of bubble gum to it. Orange peel,

Taste: Bready orange candy, but not as nice as the smell. The bredy biscuity is present .

Feel: Light to medium body. Medium carbonation.

So overall would I recomend it ? Yes, one of a good light beer with flavor.

Would I buy it again ? Yes but only when there is a special on it cuz I find it pretty expensive.
Feb 17, 2021
 
Rated: 3.38 by Wattstriker from Zimbabwe

Jan 08, 2021
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Reviewed by TedHead from Illinois

3.87/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a slightly hazy pale yellow with a white head that dissipates quickly. It smells like sweet tangerine with hints of sweet malty and wheat notes as well. The taste follows the nose and has a decent bit of tangerine flavor up front and finishes with a satisfying maltiness that's not too sweet or bitter. It goes down super easily and has a pleasant higher than average carbonation. Overall pretty good and better than the original blue moon.
Dec 25, 2020
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Reviewed by OseriDrakulis from Maryland

3.18/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
This ultralight is ok. I mean less flavor is expected for this kind of beer.
The problem was the way it liquefied my bowels.
I had 5 and was feeling good when my stomach turned.
I have a standard diet and the only thing that changed was this beer being introduced.
I have never had this kind of reaction to a beer but certain things can make this happen. I like the beer but dang.
Im gonna have to suggest not
Dec 12, 2020
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