In this blog, Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat Ale is going to be featured. I told myself that I would never do a mass-produced beer. Blue Moon is still kind of looked at as a craft beer still, which is kind of sad. Blue Moon was launched in 1995. It was created by Keith Villa, which was a brewer at Sandlot Brewery. This brewery was own by Molson Coors which is now Miller Coors. This Summer ale was launched in 2011, which was original called Honey Moon in 2006. Let us get into this beer.
This is a clear yellow color without a head. It has a constant bubbles in the beer. It has a slight honey smell. There is a ton of honey taste but no wheat taste in the beer. It is a drinkable beer.
Here is a description from the beer bottle:
A refreshing wheat ale crafted with clover honey for a hint of sweetness and a touch of orange peel for subtle citrus notes.
Here is a description from their website (www.bluemoonbrewingcompany.com):
Ahhh…Summer Honey Wheat at Last.When we first opened our doors in 1995, our summer seasonal was one of the first beers we brewed. Back then, we called it Honey Blonde Ale, and it was a favorite of baseball fans coming to a game during the heat of the Colorado summer. It took an extended summer break in 1999, reappearing in 2006 in time to win a Gold Medal at the Great American Beer Festival® under the name Honeymoon Summer Ale and then again in 2010 as Blue Moon® Summer Honey Wheat.The beer with more name changes than a professional athlete, today Blue Moon® Summer Honey Wheat is crafted with Colorado clover honey and orange peel for a refreshing taste that makes the most of sun-soaked days.Gold Medal at the Great American Beer Festival®—Blue Moon® Summer Honey Wheat, Specialty Honey Beer Category.
Available in 12-oz. bottles, 6-pack, 12-pack, Draft
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Twitter: no twitter address
In closing, I am not a fan of wheat ales and pretty much all mas-produced beers. This beer is pretty bad. I am only tasting a ton of honey and no wheat notes. It is very drinkable that I will agree with. There is better beers in the market that will give you same beer tasting notes. All this beer is for the beginner in the craft beer world. Once they explore this new beer world to them. I know for a fact they will never go back as much as these beer companies think they will with their television ads. I am not shocked that I did not like this beer. I would say to pass on this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser