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Blue Moon Belgian White - Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Belgian WhiteBlue Moon Belgian White

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5,762 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,762
Reviews: 1,487
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.88%
Wants: 57
Gots: 880 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-15-2001)
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Reviews by Groomsy:
Photo of Groomsy
3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a tall pilsner glass, I think this was a 23 oz. pour. I promptly removed the orange slice...

Appearance: Poured an almost opaque and cloudy golden/orange with a frothy one-finger head which dissipated to a light film and outer ring of foam. Very little lacing present, but plenty of strong carbonation bubbles consistently rise to the top of the beer. Eventually what you look at in the glass is just a goopy orange liquid, but it has a very nice unfiltered look and looks good in a tall pilsner glass.

Smell: Lots of citrus and orange peel, mostly. Very interesting and "springy," I guess. This smells like a good summer beer. A little bit of sweetness from the malt as well as some spiciness from the hops used in the beer as well as some hints of fresh wheat. It's a little tame and watered-down, but not bad by any means.

Taste: Citrus and orange flavors are what predominate in the beginning of the taste, followed by a sweep of wheat flavors and some mild spice from the hops used. Interesting, tangy, and very appropriate for bringing in the warmer seasons of the year, but I can't help but to feel like this is a watered-down version of a true witbier. It has a slightly "macro" aftertaste (you know what I mean), which bears evidence of its ownership by Coors, but it's not as nearly as pronounced as other beers they've produced.

Mouthfeel: Lots of carbonation prickles the tongue as the beer goes down and leaves a satisfying and drying finish, although the macro characteristics of the aftertaste also create a slightly foamy sensation in the mouth. Pretty average mouthfeel on the light side, but it's still crisp and snappy.

Drinkability: Eh, it's not bad. Not something that I would make a staple in my fridge, but it has some pretty interesting flavor to keep bringing me back.

This was my gateway beer, and I'm not ashamed to say that. This is by far the best offering that Coors has, and although I won't buy it on a regular basis, it's a decent effort to get the macro drinker to explore other styles, even if the advertising is rather deceitful.

More User Reviews:
Photo of illpass78
3.41/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of AFDerek
4/5  rDev +18%

As a new beer drinker, this is the first I've ever tried that had me saying, "wow, I actually really like this." Had it served in a pint glass with an orange slice, the only thing I didn't like was the slight funky odor. Until I find something I like better, this will be my go-to when available.

Photo of mhsmall84
4.5/5  rDev +32.7%

My winter beer I often drink when snowboarding. Tastes pretty good with a slice of orange.

Photo of Ashed27
1/5  rDev -70.5%

Chick beer. Its a beverage for women.

Photo of davemarc87
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of mojohawk21
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of RoyalT
3.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of cam477
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of DanGeo
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of tectactoe
3.16/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of Hoppin_mad
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of OhioBobcat
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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'.

Photo of Olebiker
1.55/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Photo of Tiernan
2/5  rDev -41%

Photo of ccapurso
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of tohe9384
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of wesbrownyeah
3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Blue Moon.

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.

Photo of tbryan5
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of GameOfBeers
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of ajkiser12
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of Driver8k
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of SIRIUS2
3.9/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 5,762 ratings.