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RATINGS: 750   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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2007
Aroma is clover, herbs, some sweet honey, spices. Palate is sharp upfront, syrupy middle and then thin again at the end. I liked the wheat notes, spices, ginger, herbal and clove, but the honey was too sweet and sugary

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bubbleflubber (2053) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2007
Pours ever-so-slightly hazed into the glass, huge nitrous head with little retention, suds lace. The nose is typical American wheat with some lemon/citrus notes. An underwhelming flavor.... Macro offering, with tiny corn notes and a plastic aftertaste coming through. There are some superfluous citrus, wheat and processed sugarcane contingencies interwoven, but they don’t really add to the brew’s complexity, they tend to cover it up. It ends with a weird finish... citrus and wheat, corn and plastic.... odd.... it really makes for a muddy offering overall.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2007
Hazy light cold color with lots of foamy white head. Lemon and wheat nose. Lemon wheat body with some honey and spice to it. Chemical tinge. Basically takes like Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy with less lemon pledge.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nejhleader (1351) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2007
pretty good brew, nice sweet taste. Has a bit of a citrus/wheat taste and a good smooth body. Pretty good brew.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
biggmike (480) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JUN 12, 2007
Bottle. Golden pour with nice white head. Can taste the honey in this one. Not bad, but the flavor is kind of weak. Pretty refreshing on a hot day, however.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 12, 2007
Gold yellow, white head, average. Nose of wheat husk and citrus, light honey. The flavor is nice, like buttery french toast and citrusy powdered sugar. Nice flavor, bad nose. Full body, average finish. Wow for blue moon.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2655) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 12, 2007
Typical american wheat aroma, not my favorite of beer aromas: lemon, wheat, a vague herbal hop, toasted wheat bread. Hazy golden color, medium pure white head. Honey flavor is quite pronounced, and lingers with a distinct aftertaste. Neat! Drying finish, not overly hopped like some wheats.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
pintocb (648) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2007
Golden with a white heat. Nose is like a blonde ale with a hint of honey in it. A little yeasty. I taste the honey, but not the orange peel. I wish they had upped the fruit in the brew.....

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
optemoz (171) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2007
Bottled - Pour is a clear crisp yellow.. with a med. head... Nose is malty with hints of faint honey... Taste is a typical blue moon with a shot of cinnomon... pretty decent considering im a blue moon fan

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ilovedarkbeer (2479) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2007
Actually pretty good. Refreshing and light and great with cornmeal muffins. A slight honey taste and wheaty. The orange peel is hidden. Tasty.


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