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RATINGS: 761   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 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 doesnít 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 didnít 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. Itís 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 thatís a light-bodied beer is expected from them.

   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!

   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 thatíll wash away those summertime blues.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2007
Bottle. Pours highly carbonated and shallow, with hues of orange and yellow. Mediocre head that spews an aroma of grassy honey and lemon. Flavors follow suit, with an addtion of orange in the finish. Watery palate. Not bad for a lawnmower beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Weird color.. coincidentally I would say looks like honey. Aroma of carmal malt and slight honey. Strongest flavor is of honey... and then typical bluemoon seasonal carmal malt... hops nowhere to be found. Finish is strong honey. Would be nice if the honey was toned down a bit and the beer up a little. Iíll try it with an orange as the label seems to suggest and rerate.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Cloudy golden pour with a decent, fluffy white head. Grainy aroma with touches of honey and orange peel. Flavor is very strong honey ... almost a mead but with a grainy wheat taste that sets it apart. Very little hop presence. Clean, subtle finish with a lingering sweetness. Nice and refreshing.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Nate (3998) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2007
Bottle. Has a light dusty grain aroma, not quite wheaty but more like the dust from a box of Cheerios. Mild honey notes and a little orange peel if you concentrate. No hops presence. A bit of metallic gaseousness. Dull gold in color, with a bit of haziness. Thin white dissipating head. Thin watery body with medium carbonation. Starts sweet with a lot of honey flavor and a bit of orange peel. Really tastes like a bowl of Cheerios in milk with honey on them. No bitterness at the finish, just leaving you with an oaty, honey flavor throughout the finish and after. Leaves a lot to be desired.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Canadianlush (169) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 28, 2007
Pours a golded yellow with a nice white head. Almost no aroma what so ever, though the hint of honey is there. For a wheat beer itís somewhat hoppy and even bitter. Pretty boring overall which isnít to say itís bad, just when you open a bottle of wheat beer seasoned with honey and orange peel youíd expect a bolder taste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2007
I liked this. The honey taste is very nice and itís a good wheat beer. No need to add orange or lemon as the citrus flavor is already there. I donít understand the low ratings.

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