cheap (5090) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2007
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
Palidor19 (3131) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2007
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
no redeming qualities about this beer. skunky malts, no character. honey is barely noticeble. not worth your time
jason (1814) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
pojo41 (315) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JUN 17, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
redlem (1306) - Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Strange gritty ale with an acrid finish. The flavors donít mesh well. It is too sweet and not refreshing enough.
jb (2756) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This stuff is rather disappointing compared to the flagship. Very typical to american pale lager style (look and aroma or lack thereof) with a slight American wheat taste. Very mild citrus in nose and palate.
mansquito (4866) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really pale colour that was only a little cloudy. Lasting white head. Tiny little fruity smell. A lot of flavour at the front actually, with the honey, orange and spicy tastes. Then to the finish you get the bread. I think I prefer this to the normal Blue Moon actually.
derst27 (35) - Hackettstown, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2007
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz. bottle: Very sweet with a touch of citrus stuck in the middle. Clear headless appearance with little aroma and a weak (at best) aftertaste. Stealing a classic line from a friend of mine, "I wouldnít kick her out of bed" but thereís SO many better beers out there.