Beer Review: Blue Moon Agave Nectar Ale
Agave nectar is a sweetener much like honey, but sweeter with a nuttier flavor. The plant grows mostly in Mexico and the most popular is the blue agave, which is what tequila is made from. Blue Moon hopes to transport you to a Mexican beach where a cold and sweet Agave Nectar Ale will quench your summertime thirst. The Blue Moon Brewing Company, which is owned by MillerCoors, says this about their Agave Nectar Ale, “Inspired by our brewmaster’s travels through Mexico, our limited summer release is crafted with agave nectar for a subtle sweetness and a smooth, crisp finish.”
The summer seasonal blonde ale is 5.6% alcohol by volume and has nearly no aroma. This wheat beer has a grassy, citrusy hint with bold sweetness and a mild hop flavor. Now I have a sweet palate so I enjoyed the sacchariferous of the agave nectar.
For those of you who enjoy a sweet beer like Leinenkugels Summer Shandy, but without the lemonade you will enjoy Blue Moon’s Agave Nectar Ale.