Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat Beer Review
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Hey all - Dadtographer Daniel here. I'm going to try something new with this Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat beer review post.
I can't say I'm much of a beer guy - I'm sorta ambivalent about beer in general. I definitely wouldn't consider myself a beer connoisseur by any stretch. I don't sniff a beer and "smell notes" of anything.
But I do enjoy an occasional beer, especially out on a Thursday for happy hour after work, so I wanted to give a layman's review of this beer.
First Impressions: How's the bottle?
First off are my first impressions of the beer. My wife picked me up a mixed case of Blue Moon beers from Costco, known as their "Brewmaster’s Seasonal Sampler Pack". It was 4th of July weekend and this one had the word "summer" on the label, so it tried it first.
Blue Moon's Summer Honey Wheat has come and gone a few summers now. It's been around a while, and I have to say that I like some of the previous bottle (and label) designs a bit better. But we don't buy beer for the labels, right?
Blue Moon Website Summer Honey Wheat Product Description:
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 Blue Moon Honeymoon in the Specialty Honey Lager or Ale Category. In 2010, it became known as Blue Moon® Summer Honey Wheat Ale.
The beer with more name changes than a professional athlete, today Blue Moon® Summer Honey Wheat is crafted with clover honey and orange peel for a refreshing taste that makes the most of sun-soaked days.
Gold Medal at the 2010 Great American Beer Festival®—Blue Moon® Summer Honey Wheat Ale, Specialty Honey Beer Category
How's the color and head?
The color of the beer is very pale yellow. But I guess that makes sense, since it's a wheat ale beer.
I tend to prefer more pale beers (for now). I don't much care for a beer that I have to chew. However, pale also usually means it won't be overwhelming with flavor.
As for the head, there really wasn't much of one at all. The beer isn't all that carbonated, so there really was just a "flash in the pan" head when I first poured it. That's fine with me, though. I'm not a fan of carbonation and big, frothy heads.
How's the beer smell?
Ha. Uh, like beer? JK.
To me, it smells a bit sweet. I guess that's probably the honey. It smells like a typical Blue Moon, minus the orange slice you typically get when you're at a bar or restaurant.
Again, the smell isn't too profound, but I think that's about what you'd expect from this type of beer.
How does the Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat taste?
Okay, here we go. To the best part of a beer review - the taste. Again, I'm not a huge beer drinker, but I didn't mind the Summer Honey Wheat at all.
Was it the best beer I've had? Well, no. But it also wasn't the worst.
If you're like me and you're out with co-workers at happy hour, all you really want is a beer that won't make you want to spit it back out. You don't want to be offended by your beer, #AMIRITE?
Blue Moon Honey Wheat will not offend anyone with its flavor, that's for sure.
Final thoughts on the Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat beer.
Overall, I'd say the Summer Honey Wheat is a pretty safe choice for non-beer drinkers like me. If you're a beer fancy pants, then you probably won't like it, but you likely already knew that before you read this post.
If this beer is in season, I'd give it a try. It's not a bad intro beer for those of us that don't partake very often.