Today I walked into Whole Foods to grab some groceries and what do I see but Blue Moon's Spring seasonal. As you can see, I grabbed it as I am so over winter (it is only January!) and ready for the warmer weather.
There is not a lot to say about this except this was a fantastic drink. This was not a complex, multi-dimensional beer by no means. It was a simple beer with character and about what I expected from Blue Moon.
Rising Moon poured amber with a rich, creamy head that had excellent retention. There was great lacing and was very long lasting.
There was not much if any aroma at all. I could just detect some light lime notes.
As for the flavor, very malty. The bottle says this is an amber wheat ale with lime but the flavor is malty with just a touch of lime to brighten it up. The lime was not over-powering nor the malts very sweet.
This was a fresh drink with the flavors being very grassy, green and clean.
Even the texture of the beer was on the lighter side with a nice amount of carbonation.
This beer was very well done and I enjoyed this a lot. Rising Moon has the same family resemblance with Blue Moon's other beers and is not out of character. So...if you like the others you should like this.