This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at Blue Moon's newest seasonal brew - the Spring Blonde Wheat Ale.
After three years of offering the lime infused Rising Moon Spring Ale as its spring seasonal brew, the Blue Moon Brewing Co has retired its well regarded spring beer. In its place, Blue Moon has provided the Spring Blonde Wheat Ale, a beer which claims that it is a Wheat Ale, but lacks any of the characteristics of this style of beer.
The Sping Blonde Wheat Ale poured a deep yellow color, but unlike the wheat beers that I am familiar with, the brew was completely translucent. Although the bottle indicated that the beer was brewed with lemon and orange peel, the lemon was dominant, so dominant that it masked any wheat beer flavor.
Bottom line - the Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat Ale both tasted and looked like it was designed by Blue Moon's corporate parent - MillerCoors. If you are looking for a macrobrew that is easy to drink with a little fruity flavor - this is for you. But if you are seeking an American Wheat Beer to go with a meal, look elsewhere.
Blue Moon Spring Blonde Wheat Ale is certified kosher by the Orthodox Union. For the experts take on Spring Blonde Wheat Ale, please click here http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/306/65085.
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