Blue Moon Agave Nectar Ale

Today’s Mistake: Blue Moon Agave Nectar Ale. Is there no sweetener safe from Blue Moon?

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5.6% alcohol by volume

12 ounce bottle

Price: $2.50

ABQ: 26.88

Blue Moon specializes in nasty, over sweetened “beer,” and naturally, they’re running out of sugary bullshit to throw in the pot. They’re looking now towards alternative syrups and sweeteners, and the poor, humble agave is next in line. If you’re unfamiliar, the agave is a Mexican flower whose nectar is often used as a “natural” or “organic” alternative to that tried and true staple of American food engineering: high-fructose corn syrup. If you’ve ever been to a “natural foods” store and bought their fruit snacks, you’ve probably enjoyed some agave nectar, though¬†enjoy may not be the right word. After all, they don’t use agave nectar to make Gushers! I’ve already had a few Blue Moon Agave Nectars, although it was nearly two years ago, so I’m unsure how bad they really are. As I recall, they were my least favorite in a sampler pack of four different Moons. That’s an accomplishment.

Color

Dark yellow, almost red. Very different from regular Blue Moon.

Taste

I’ve never said this before, and I’ll never say it again: I’d rather have a regular Blue Moon. Rather than going for some subtle, added sweetness, Agave Nectar Ale follows your taste buds with a thirty pound sack of sugar and repeatedly bludgeons them unconscious. Also, major alcohol bite for a 5.6% beer.

Mouthfeel

Slightly carbonated, like regular Moon.

Packaging

Green Moon! I actually like the bottle, something about the color scheme is rather appealing.

Price

Bought this as a single at a bottle shop, so it was a little pricey. It’s also humiliating, walking up to the cashier with a bottle of god damn seasonal Blue Moon.

Final Verdict 

This beer is plain nasty. Avoid. 1 out of a possible 5.