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RATINGS: 755   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.66/5   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.


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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle from a local grocery store. Poured a pale yellow color with little head. Tasted of sweet maltiness. I think there was a hint of honey. Not bad for a macrobrew.


2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bnokk (318) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2016
APPEARANCE- golden color. No head retention. FLAVOR- I get a touch of honey, with a pretty good wheat background.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogre71 (234) - Utah, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Its a good eeay drinking wheat beer. Not to strong with the malty flavors. Kind of like a light beer.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
achtungpv (244) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Sickly sweet. Mediocre dull flat water. Nothing about this is worth a flip. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (3972) - Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2015
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 11/23/2015. Pours lightly hazy golden yellow color with a 2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, honey, wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aroma with good balance of pale malt, honey/orange peel, fruity yeast, and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon orange peel, pear, apple, honey, wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, honey, wheat, cracker, biscuit, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance and robustness of pale malt, honey/orange peel, fruity yeast, and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Fair amount of dryness after the finish as well. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a good Pale wheat ale style. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt, honey/orange peel, fruity yeast, and light earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Kavu (3474) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 15, 2015
12oz bottle as Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat from Whole Foods, Santa Fe. Pours clear golden with a low head. Aroma is malts and honey. Flavor is malts with some sweetness. Disappointingly thin and ordinary.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
CardsPackHawks (149) - Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Picked up as part of a variety pack. Hints of spice in the aroma. Nice head on the pour, with a golden color. The flavor is honey and a hint of citrus. I found this to be very average. Would drink it again, but would not go out if my way to find it.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
raymow (1224) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2015
bottled - a good, lightly sweet, refreshing summer beer. Surprisingly good for Blue Moon.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Silvan7 (967) - Samarate, ITALY - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle @ home. giallo ambrato leggermente velata schiuma bianca non molto fine poco persistente. Aroma maltato (miele d’acacia), leggermente agrumato debole erbaceo. Dolce amabile, acidula, poco amara. leggermente tostato il gusto. Molto carbonata, poco corposa, non calda, rotonda.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Squizzle (202) - Idaho, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Really mild. Has a vanilla smell. Blue Moon flavors taste cheap to me. It okay, not great.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Quick3Beers (631) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Pours a dark straw from a bottle. Aroma of honey. Flavor is kind of like a standard pale lager with some honey added, even though this is an ale. I don’t know, feels somehow fake. Meh.


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