Blue Moon Belgian White - Coors Brewing Company
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Ratings: 5,148 | Reviews: 1,442 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Beric:
3.64/5 rDev +7.1%
Serving: Bottle, from the bottle
Served: 30 May 2014
Appearance: Had from the bottle.
Smell: Smells sweet and slightly spiced. Like a witbiers, there's definitely some spice in the nose, but the spice is rather harsh and does not compliment the rest of the beer well.
Taste: Surprisingly smooth and flavorful for a beer brewed by one of the Big Three. Standard "beery" flavors without too much assertion from the yeast- Blue Moon is lacking in some of the standard banana esters present in most unfiltered wheat beers. The spice used in Blue Moon is rather subdued but still certainly present. It creates a relatively soft flavor to round out the harsher sides of the malt/yeast.
Overall: I think this is a fine beer for huge groups or parties. It is much more flavorful than the standard BMC affair and is a beer everyone seems able to get behind without complaint. Great for gatherings and a beer I would order if nothing better was available on the menu. Enjoy it for what it is- an easy drinking crowd pleaser, not a philosophical world-class exemplification of the style.
05-31-2014 20:45:32 | More by Beric
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3.41/5 rDev +0.3%
12 oz. bottle poured into a weizen glass.
Appearance: Pours a hazy orange gold with a nice one-and-half-inch head. Lacing minimal. Pretty heavy carbonation.
Aroma: There's some odd funk in the nose up front. The aroma is mostly orange, citrus, spices and wheat, but there's this lingering off-putting funkiness that I don't think is intentional.
Taste: Luckily, the taste is much less funky. Nice, easy wheat beer flavor with lots of citrus. Not a bad representation of the style.
Mouthfeel: It's on the thin side of normal.
Overall: I'm thankful for the ubiquity of Blue Moon because it means bars and restaurants that lack for beer options will likely have at least one palatable option. Certainly not my favorite wheat beer, but it's decent.
08-03-2014 20:17:36 | More by illpass78
3.03/5 rDev -10.9%
Appearance - Light but cloudy orange body with a big head that went down slowly.
Smell - The yeast is there, but it's almost overwhelmed by the huge spicy sweet aromas of strong coriander, white pepper, and some citrusy fruits. I can also pick out a lemon peel (not the pulp) and fresh cilantro.
Taste - Surprisingly light. The traditional yeast body and sweet finish are overwhelmed again by the afore-mentioned spiciness. They missed the style, IMO.
Mouthfeel - There's some good carbonation in there, but it's not crisp enough to impress.
Drinkability - Not drinkable at all. I was highly disappointed in this offering from Coors.
Update - It's been seven years since my initial review so thought I'd give this one another go as a few people in the office have been talking about it. The coriander really does overkill everything else at the nose and although I wouldn't say that it overwhelmed the taste it certainly is the dominant flavor. The carbs are there but it's overly flat but I was able to get most of it down this time so bumped the rating a bit.
08-22-2003 01:37:46 | More by RoyalT
3.16/5 rDev -7.1%
On tap at many different restaurants, often served with a slice of orange. The beer holds a thick looking, opaque golden-orange which actually looks quite nice, with not much head to speak of. It appears to have a solid body at first glance and looks like a very inviting witbier. Orange is the most prominent smell, backed up by a nice wheat and faint spice combination. It was hard to pick out any other fruits on the nose. The taste is pleasant - good amount of orange zest, citrus, mild spice, and lots of wheat. The body is a little to thick to be called thin, but not quite a "medium" body. The carbonation is nice and compliments the beer well.
For a mass-produced beer, Blue Moon is a solid choice. Although it's far from complex or breathtaking, it's a solid witbier when you're at a restaurant that doesn't have any regular craft beer choices.
09-25-2012 11:53:20 | More by tectactoe
3.55/5 rDev +4.4%
This is an opaque, banana color with a thin white head. Smells and taste very solid, but just super average and middle of the road for wit. I'm sure some folks would gasp to hear this, but I kind of consider this a benchmark of the style. All the elements are there, but subtley presented and very balanced. Its just really no-nonsense wit. I love Hoegaarden much as the next guy, but sometimes them flavors be wildin'.
10-18-2006 04:06:21 | More by JudgeRoughneck
1.55/5 rDev -54.4%
I started to review Blue Moon after the first time I tried it at a Smokey Bones barbecue restaurant, but I was convinced that I must have just gotten a glass from a bad batch. After trying it a second time I can understand why it is often served with a slice of orange in it. They have to do something to cover up the taste.
Blue Moon looked promising in the glass, but looks are deceiving. It lacked body, even for a witbier. There are much better wheat beers out there.
03-16-2007 16:49:38 | More by Olebiker
3.58/5 rDev +5.3%
A- Nice appearance of a slight orange fluid with a quick falling head that turns into a yeasty looking layer of tight foam on the top of the beer. Very little lacing is left on glass.
S- Excellent scent of spices upfront. First is coriander followed by the orange zest. Grainy wheat smell is there.
T- Refreshing wheat flavor pushes this beer beyond any other macro wheat out there. Spices are first in taste, mild but effective refeshment. Finishes with fresh but mild hop and oat kick.
M- Dances over the taste buds with low carbonation that compliments the smooth nature of this beer.
Very drinkable and a first choice when I go to a bar looking for a good american pitcher.
06-02-2009 05:24:07 | More by wesbrownyeah
3.9/5 rDev +14.7%
A: Poured into a pint glass producing an abundant white head, quickly giving way to just a thin white ring. No real lacing to note. The color is kinda cool with a hazy bright yellow.
S: There is something sharp in the nose, not necessarily bad but it is something different than you might find in other beers. It's sort of citrus in nature but not in the way you might describe hops.
T: Rather smooth with a light but sharp lemony citrus flavor. There is a light flavor of spice too, perhaps coriander or something similar. Initially finishes quick with a bit of hop bite in the aftertaste but there is a minor residual sweetness that hangs around a bit longer.
M&D: The carbonation is relatively light but enough to be spry on the tongue and that certainly adds additional character to the citrus and spice flavor.
02-10-2008 00:35:44 | More by SIRIUS2
3.8/5 rDev +11.8%
A suprisingly good product from Coors. I had this one for 2 bucks a pint at the local watering hole and it was good stuff. It poured a cloudy gold color with a very nice head and nice lace was left on my glass. The beer did not have much smell but it did have was a very inviting, light and airy aroma of malt and corriander. I thought the flavor was great and very drinkable with its sweet front end that was tasty and not cloying at all. The beer was balanced out nicely with a small hop presence and a nice citrus twang. Overall, I'm impressed and would gladly order this one again.
12-24-2004 11:08:48 | More by Dmann
Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
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