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RATINGS: 717   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.65   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommy8768 (120) - Litlle Compton, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 3, 2007
pours a little darker than a regular blue moon with a fluffy good sized head. Has some citrus notes in the aroma for sure. Tastes of honey, orange with not much hop. Not a remarkable beer but better than a lot of summer beers out there.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shendrix (478) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2007
A fair summer wheat beer, with a bit of orange peel in the nose. A little complication would enhance this brew, with nothing more than light honey notes and the promised orange zest coming through in the flavor. But it is a smooth, refreshing drink, that much is true.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 2, 2007
On tap at the Crescent Moon. This is an attractive-looking beer that pours a hazy deep gold color. It has a plentiful large white head of reasonable staying power and nice lacing. Smells sweet, but there’s not honey aroma to be discerned. The adjunct-riddled flavor mounts up a somehat thicker body than most Coors products, but the sweetness does ot come from any honey flavoring to the taste. This is an OK beer, but there cannot be very much honey in it. I don’t detect very much orange either.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUN 2, 2007
Light nose of spice, some grain & light wheat. The brew pours a sparkling golden straw. The mostly lasting creamy white head is stiff & sticky and leaves good lace clinging to the sides of the glass. The brew is well balanced if grainy and somewhat sweet. This sweetness combines with moderate acidity & a brief tangy finish. The light body is watery/ almost creamy and lively. The finish is somewhat cloying and feels slightly metallic.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
luv2brew (196) - Chesterfield, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2007
A clove like nose with a stale corn aroma to go along with that. This pours a beautiful color with a large white head. But that is where the good qualities stop. This taste like someone added HI C or tang to a hefe. It also has a fake like sweetness at the end that really kind of brings thing to an end.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tmoney99 (11234) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2007
Bottle from Krogers. Poured a hazy golden with a moderate frothy white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Moderate sweet citrus aroma. Light to medium body with soft carbonation. Medium sweet citrus flavor with a light sweet finish of short duration. Soft summer brew worth trying once.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PattiA (49) - Madison, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 1, 2007
Pours nice as the hue is a beautiful golden brown in color, comparable to honey. The off-white head foams up quite a bit, but doesn’t go away fast. The aroma is sweet but not overbearing. I detected hints of fresh-cut grass and sweetness; possibly lemony with a touch of honey. I could taste the honey and orange, but there were also hints of caramel and grain as well. There was no bitterness from hops to be found, so it went down fairly smooth without the final kick from the hops. Carbonation level was medium and didn’t have an artificial feel to it. More citrus-like sweetness in the finish, leaning more toward the orange and a bit dry. This is a good beer for the lighter fare of summer, going well with salads and a burger, hot dogs, or drumsticks. It would be great for a picnic. I could never see it standing up beside some of the heavier fare like stews and thick spicy soups I serve in the winter, but the lazy hazy days of summer are what it is designed for. It’s in league with what I expect from a beer from the Coors Brewing Company. Their beers normally seem on the light side to begin with, so something that’s a light-bodied beer is expected from them.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kflorence (93) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2008 An interesting beer. Starts out like a typical blue moon with the citrus and wheat flavor, but soon proceeds to a sweet honey taste that lingers on the tongue. Very smooth, very drinkable and pretty tasty. Love the aftertaste, great summer beer!

3.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
R-dog (19) - Alabama, USA - MAY 31, 2007
This beer pours out a rich golden colour with a very smooth creamy and quickly disappearing head. It fills the mouth with a low carbonation roundness, without being sweet. I guess due to just the right amount of honey. Has a grassy, musty aroma, and a nice sharp, but not harsh, hint of citrus taste. I would call this a near perfect porch-sitting brew that’ll wash away those summertime blues.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2007
It must be some crazy fad, seems like everybody is brewing a honey beer. This one is not an especially good example, but it is refreshing and drinkable. Faint musty honey aroma. Flavor of wheat, sweet honey, citrus, and a bit of that same blue moon funk as in the Belgian wit. Not bad, but not enticing, either.


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