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Blue Moon Rising Moon Spring Ale

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RATINGS: 424   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.6/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Celebrate the end of winter with Blue Moon Spring Ale. This amber wheat ale is brewed with four varieties of specialty malts and an infusion of exotic Kieffer lime leaves and lime peel to bring out the freshness of spring.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 5/2/2010. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. The head bubbles up to 3 cm as I pour it, but before I put the bottle down it is completely gone. Very pale golden amber color, with light visible carbonation rising in the glass. Trying to find any real aroma here almost made me think I had a cold. There is just nothing there. Some subdued malt aroma, nothing related to lime or citrus. Extremely processed sort of taste. More corn than malt flavor; what malt is there is of the pale variety. Lime shows up as it warms a little bit. Finishes sweet and chemically smooth. Fizzy soda pop tingling sensation from the carbonation, but only a little bit crisp. Mostly watery in a light-to-medium body. Almost a chemical residue after each sip. This was a very boring beer. I might adjust rankings if this was moved to the adjunct category, but as is, this is just not worth drinking.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 29, 2011
A - pours lazy deep yellow with some head. S - simple aromas of wheat/grains and lime M - light airy body with lively carbonation. T- Simple wheat and lime combination. Clean and drinakble. O - was the best of the blue moon offerings. 5+

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
burg326 (5265) - Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2011
12 ounce bottle that pours amber in color. Has a sweet smell, tastes sweet as well. I know it is supposed to have lime leaves and lime peel in it, but I did not taste it, tasted like a sweeter blue moon.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Not a bad wheat beer, just your typical Blue Moon taste. I didn’t care for the lime finish, but the wheat was tasting.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
boomerbrew (143) - Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2011
12 oz bottle. Low aroma maybe a little citrus. Fresh tasting light beer with little limon citrus. Palate crisp and overall a nice clean summer wheat beer on a hot day.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2011
So bashing Blue Moon is fun and productive. We all know that. But can we be objective in the face of scorn aimed at a fake microbrewery? Of course not. But who cares, because, as I said, making fun of Blue Moon is fun and productive. Pours a fizzy, weak amber, with pale edges that hint at its Coorsiness. Smell is piss-beer infused with exotic Keiffer Lime leaves and lime peel, bringing out the freshness of urine in the Spring. Tastes sweet, soapy, with something waaaaay back in the aftertaste approaching a limelike twang. Not much, like an aphid on the back of a rhinoceros on the deck of an aircraft carrier. (4/19/09)

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2011
Bottle:   June 0808 on the bottle, roughly three years old   HAH, lets see how this held up?   Amberish in color, slight haze, moderate to large frothy off-white head, nice lacing.   Musty wheaty aroma, a little dank and basement like.   Also has this really subdued Kriek like aroma.   Wonder if thats the Lime or the Keiffer leaves doing that.   Wheaty on the tongue, flavor profile is that of a wheaty like Kriek ale.   Weird, and I bet almost better than when this stuff is fresh.   Not a big Kieffer Lime leaf fan.   This is bizarre, much better than I expected as its not what I think what was intended for this beer.   Three years of aging ey?   Not very strong on the tongue, but no real off flavors either.   This has turned into something really interesting.   This reminds me once of a beer that completely transformed into something else, a Dogfish Head Punkin Ale.   After 3 years the damn thing tasted like strawberries.   This is that kind of experience, a beer that seems to have been totally transformed into something different, and unexpected.   Wished I tried this fresh and compared it to a three year version.   HAH, cant believe I sat on this for three years... never thought I would ever drink it.   Yeah, it was cellar clearing time...


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - APR 1, 2011
Smells sweet without much Else to speak of. Taste is also very sweet without many other flavors. No of flavors

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
crossovert (10991) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
On Tap. Seriously, this beer tastes like rubber and plastic, this is not a craft beer, it is brewed in mass quantities by industrial breweries that rely on their marketing over everything else.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wlajwl (5548) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Based from memory, among the best Blue Moon offerings, a little lime, typical Blue Moon wheat, easy to drink and very sessionable.


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