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RATINGS: 754   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 21, 2007
Pours golden w/ a full, semi spritzy froth. Hangtime is good reducing to a nice full lace. Aroma of honey and soft citrus malts. Light nectar w/ ample residual effers. A malty brew, crisp and refreshing. Posseses a defined honey essence w/ a mild squirt of perfume and orange fruit. The finish is brisk w/ a mild bittering unit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thehurt01 (262) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2007
A 12 oz bottle with drink by date on the bottle. The beer poured a hazie light golden brown color and a big foam head. The smell is of honey and malt. The taste is a good honey flavor with a mild orange taste. The carbonation was weak and no lacing but a good beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
JLAudio (282) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2007
Tastes like a cheap American style pale lager with citrus in it...not a good attempt at a refreshing wheat beer at all. Bad

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SudsMcDuff (7259) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2007
Had on tap at Mollys with MsCoop, wacky wednesday!! ..Pours a somewhat hazy yellow with a quite decent head..lacing is very good...Smell is lacking..Taste is of faint honey, and not much else...Good, refreshing but absolutely lacking...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
cheap (4754) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2007
Blue moon honey summer ale is filtered. No gunk on the bottom of this 12 oz twist off cap brown bottle. Slightly hazy but is nearly the appearance of ubiquitous pale yellow American lager. Steady streams of visual carbonation arising. Thin white head and a girdle. The clean mild aroma is no indication of the honey impact that is lurking in the first sip, not overwhelmingly syrupy sweet but certainly honey flavors. Some bitterness that cannot be assigned to hops or malts but it is present and diligent. Not much wheatiness n the taste, more like mild lager perhaps. Good creamy carbonation, above average in tingliness. Odd how the honey impact fades as you near the bottom of the glass. After I saw the label, Iím not really sure which blue moon variety I tasted previously. Not quite as good as Samuel Adams Hefeweizen or Harpoon UFO Hefeweizen but on par with other wheat beer that have some medium bitterness. Probably better than JW Dundees.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Palidor19 (3096) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2007
no redeming qualities about this beer. skunky malts, no character. honey is barely noticeble. not worth your time

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jason (1737) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2007
Bottle. Thanks to my boss for hooking me up with the free bottle. Pours a clear golden body with huge head. Aroma is grainy, crisp, the honey came out later into the drinking from the glass. Flavor is sweet, crisp, light graininess, with a sweet honey after taste.Nice mouthfeel. This seems like a perfect hot summer session beer. I really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pojo41 (315) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JUN 17, 2007
Bottle. Nice cloudy pour with a decent head. You can taste the honey and orange in this one. I like the regular Blue Moon occasionally and I would put this along side it. Not too bad at all.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2007
Beware of beers that win a gold medal at the GABF. Well some of them anyway, look at the category they were entered in. Living in IL if I see honey I think Leinies Honey Weiss, a bad beer, so this one has no shot. Yes there is some hint of spices in aroma and taste but it is funny that good weiss beers dont need those spices added in they get it from the quality ingredients. I am rambling too long for a macro beer. Lawnmower, nuff said.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2007
From the tap, sampled at a cooler cellar temperature in a restaurant shaker glass. Poured a clear orange hued, yellowish golden with a foamy white head, settled into a thin sudsy lacing. A faint, kinda of clean nose, grainy and sweet lagerish-like malts, I guess thatís the honey giving the malts a lager sweetness, not much in the way of orange peel, a musty chalkiness and light spiciness, I was disappointed with the aroma. Good carbonation and a light crisp, dryish, thin, smooth medium-light bodied mouthfeel. The raw honey comes through more in the taste than the smell, but still, I find this to be pretty bland and kinda of boring, the honey maltiness dominates the taste and is the best thing about it, the orange peel is really light, I had to search for it, some spiciness at the end, and a dry honey and biscuit finish. I have nothing against the regular Blue Moon, but I couldnít shake the feeling that I was drinking a honey lager, not a ale and certainly not a witbier, low on the orange peel and the basic spiciness, not very wheaty, this just didnít do it for me, one glass and Iím done.

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