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151. Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat Ale

This is the sixth different variety of Blue Moon I have reviewed and I still cannot figure out why some people like it so much. This is brewed by Coors Brewing Company and while I have not had a Coors in some time I cannot imagine it tastes much different than the Blue Moon options. This beer is weak from start to finish. The only thing that is good about it is the solid 2+ finger head, taste is completely forgettable. It makes me wonder what those that enjoy Blue Moon would say about truly good craft beer.
Pros: Head
Cons: Everything else
Alcohol Content: 5.4% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Blue Moon Brewing
Brewers Description: Light-bodied ale crafted with lemon and orange peel and white wheat. A refreshing taste with a crisp, citrus finish, the perfect accompaniment to that first glorious patio day of the season. Pairs well with seasonal salads and fruit sorbets. A splash of sunshine in a glass!

88. Blue Moon Pale Moon

This one is a slight improvement to the other options from Blue Moon but not a lot. Appearance again is great, aroma is fruity and pleasant. Taste is just OK with plenty of fruitiness (is that a word) but still lacking something. This is a better than other Blue Moon reviews but there are still so many better brews out there. If you have a choice of Blue Moon or a true craft brewer please choose the latter.
Pros: Appearance, aroma
Cons: Taste
Alcohol Content: 5.4% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: ★★☆☆☆
Brewers Website: Blue Moon Brewing
Brewers Description: Pale Moon is a drinkable pale ale that has a distinctive hop aroma without the lingering aftertaste. This Belgian-Style Pale Ale is brewed with European malts, Cascade hops, and a touch of hibiscus and orange peel. These ingredients create a rich copper colored ale with a flavor complexity that one would expect from the Blue Moon Brewing Company.

87. Blue Moon Winter Abbey Ale

I have heard good things about Blue Moon and so far I cannot understand why people like it. Maybe if you are a Coors or Miller Lite drinker Blue Moon give the appearance of drinking a quality slightly darker beer but you can avoid any complex flavors that a true craft beer would have. The look of this beer made me think I was getting something worthwhile but that was about it. Taste has a mild vanilla flavor that disappears almost immediately and the beer just feels week and watered down. As with the other varieties of Blue Moon I have reviewed I recommend you avoid this one.
Pros: Color
Cons: Lack of taste
Alcohol Content: 5.6% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Brewers Website: Blue Moon Brewing
Brewers Description: An abbey ale crafted with roasted malts, hint of Belgian sugar and touch of wheat. Rich caramel and toffee notes – pair with hearty stews and chocolate desserts.

52. Blue Moon Belgian White

I had high hopes for this one after I poured it into a glass as I typically enjoy unfiltered beer. It looks great and the aroma is OK. I did not garnish with a slice of orange as it suggests on the Blue Moon website so I may have to try another. If that was the missing component in this review than I will certainly come back and revise my rating. This was the first Blue Moon offering that felt like it was a beer brewed by Coors (they own Blue Moon). Will give it another try as I have one more in my fridge but as of now this is my least favorite Blue Moon variety and not something I will make any effort to try again.
Pros: Unfiltered look
Cons: Lack of flavor
Alcohol Content: 5.4% ABV
Calories: 171
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: ★★☆☆☆
Brewers Website: Blue Moon
Brewers Description: Unfiltered for more depth of flavor and a unique, cloudy appearance. Ingredients; white wheat, oats, coriander, orange peel. Full of flavor with a smooth finish. Light, spicy citrus flavors go great with chicken, seafood and pork. Best when garnished with a slice of orange to bring out the natural spices and subtle fruit flavor.

48. Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale

This may be the final Pumpkin/Fall beer of the year. Overall not a bad a beer but not a lot of flavor here. Nice color, slight pumpkin aroma but very little pumpkin or spice flavor. When I buy a pumpkin beer I expect to have lots of flavor and this was a bit disappointing in that regard. Not a bad beer but if you are looking for a fall or pumpkin beer there are a number of better choices available.
Pros: Smooth, decent alcohol content
Cons: Very little flavor – pumpkin or otherwise
Alcohol Content: 5.7% ABV
Calories: 185
IBU (Bitterness): 20??
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Brewers Website: Blue Moon Brewing Company
Brewers Description: Harvest Pumpkin Ale – Available September – November – Amber Colored Ale – Brewed with a bounty of fall flavors like vine-ripened pumpkin, allspice, cloves and nutmeg – Together with a touch of wheat, Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale has a smooth, lightly spiced finish. Pairs well with beef dishes and seasonal soups.

8. Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat

This beer surprised me. I had always heard good things about Blue Moon and I bought a 6-pack for my wife who rarely drinks beer. After getting it home it quickly became apparent most of the 6-pack would be mine. It is a light refreshing beer, easy to drink with no after taste. Very nice summer beer and certainly something I will buy again.
Pros: Easy to drink, light and refreshing
Alcohol Content: 5.2 ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 15
Rating: ★★½☆☆
Brewers Website: Blue Moon Brewing Company
Brewers Description: Wheat ale crafted with clover honey for a hint of sweetness and balanced out with a touch of orange peel for subtle citrus notes. Pairs with grilled summer fare like pork with honey mustard sauce.