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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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BA SCORE
78
okay

5,148 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 5,148
Reviews: 1,442
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 18.53%
Wants: 38
Gots: 503 | 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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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

12-27-2012 16:19:18 | More by LambicPentameter
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illpass78

Maine

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
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mhsmall84

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

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

08-21-2014 04:31:04 | More by mhsmall84
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davemarc87

Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

03-20-2014 19:02:44 | More by davemarc87
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mojohawk21

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

09-08-2013 18:24:11 | More by mojohawk21
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RoyalT

Ohio

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
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

3/5  rDev -11.8%

10-01-2013 20:36:10 | More by cam477
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DanGeo

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

07-06-2014 16:31:00 | More by DanGeo
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tectactoe

Michigan

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
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Hoppin_mad

Florida

3/5  rDev -11.8%

05-03-2014 20:30:51 | More by Hoppin_mad
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OhioBobcat

Ohio

4/5  rDev +17.6%

09-26-2013 00:59:40 | More by OhioBobcat
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JudgeRoughneck

Louisiana

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
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Olebiker

Florida

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
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Tiernan

Texas

2/5  rDev -41.2%

12-28-2012 05:57:30 | More by Tiernan
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tohe9384


4/5  rDev +17.6%

09-12-2012 01:24:34 | More by tohe9384
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wesbrownyeah

Florida

3.58/5  rDev +5.3%

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.

06-02-2009 05:24:07 | More by wesbrownyeah
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

09-17-2013 01:39:31 | More by tbryan5
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GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

08-07-2014 00:50:42 | More by GameOfBeers
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ajkiser12

Illinois

3/5  rDev -11.8%

12-06-2012 23:13:20 | More by ajkiser12
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Driver8k

Ohio

4/5  rDev +17.6%

12-23-2013 02:15:04 | More by Driver8k
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SIRIUS2

North Carolina

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
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BubalooBrewMaster

Nevada

3/5  rDev -11.8%

06-09-2014 16:57:41 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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Dmann

California

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
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MikeC144

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

04-09-2014 15:31:54 | More by MikeC144
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markallmon

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +17.6%

04-14-2012 20:35:19 | More by markallmon
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Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 5,148 ratings.