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RATINGS: 712   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Ale brewed with honey & orange peel.
Welcome the season with Honey Moon Summer Ale, the winner of the gold medal in the Specialty Honey Lager or Ale category at the Great American Beer Festival 2006. This ale is brewed with clover honey, orange peel, pale malt and malted white wheat. Compliment any summer gathering with this crisp, refreshing ale.

Previously 5.6% abv.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jhp40219 (301) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 17, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a bright white head that fades quickly leaving no lacing. Light aroma of citrus and wheat. Almost nonexistent. Taste is also very light with honey, wheat, citrus (orange mostly), and a bit of malt. Crisp and refreshing. Quick finish of wheat and orange. Light body, thin texture, average carbonation. Not bad. Would be good on a hot day. But ultimately there are many, many better wheat ales out there.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tillmac62 (179) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Pours a clear pale yellow with a nice head. The lacing is average and is not well retained. Nose of Belgian yeast over a light honey sweetness with a touch of citrus. Almost medium bodied with a strong level of carbonation that imparts a nice effervescence on the finish. The flavor profile is that of a classic wheat ale, but is quite muted. Light citrus over light honey with just a barely noticeable touch of spice. Nice crisp finish that finishes clean.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours to a light golden body with a thin white head. Aroma is light wheat and subtle cloves and coriander. The flavor is sweet wheat, light coriander, and subtle orange peel. Like a fresh orange. Light bitterness. Nicely textured. Clean. Medium light body. Well made.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
readsome (16) - - MAY 6, 2014
Very citrusy--almost like a fruit ale. Other than that, the wheat flavor is very mild.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scottw86 (1092) - Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Poured a very clear yellow color with a thin white head that faded quickly. Aroma is slightly skunky with wheat and honey. Some lemon too. Taste is sweet with a good amount of honey and grain flavors. The balance is actually pretty good. Finish leaves a nice light honey taste with some lemon. Overall a very nice summer beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
60minuteman (717) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Opaque yellow-orange, four finger white head. The smell of the pale malt is too strong for anything else. Flavor of citrus, orange peel, wheat, coriander, malt. Not bad, better than other summer sessionables

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
texrx (21) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Pours a clear, golden yellow with a small white head. Smells of wheat, yeast and alcohol. Tastes of wheat and alcohol. No citrus notes to speak of. Mouthfeel is watery and bland. There arent any of the qualities you look for in a good wheat beer in this brew

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madvike (2693) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 28, 2014
From a can while sitting on the Camp Randall stands after running the 8K Crazylegs race - Cant see it, so I guess Ill give it a 3. Smell from the can is sweet and grainy. Surprised not to get much citrus or fruit--expected that from a Blue Moon. Taste is grainy and sweet, with honey and a hint of citrus. A little yeastiness, but I expected more of that, too. Basically I thought this would be fruitier with more citrus and yeast. Tasted more like a regular macro with more sweetness and amped-up grains. Slick and medium-bodied. Drank okay as a post-race carb load, but nothing more than that.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
damzz (253) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2014
Pours a clear yellow with a white head. Nose is a slight honey sweet The palate is a slight sweetness with a slight bitterness.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
EtTuCthulhu (1023) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 18, 2014
The appearance has a clear pale yellow color with a rapidly fading white head, and the aroma blends yeast, wheat, orange peel, and a hint of honey. The taste is slightly sour and a touch sweet, but the yeasty aftertaste sets in quickly; the mouthfeel mixes an average carbonation, medium-light body, a thin texture, and an abrupt finish.


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