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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
77
okay

5,491 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 5,491
Reviews: 1,466
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.88%
Wants: 48
Gots: 702 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,491 | Reviews: 1,466 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Romulus141:
Photo of Romulus141
3.63/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy orange with a creamy, fluffy white head with decent retention. The lacing on the sides of the glass is pretty decent. There is carbonation in this beer as evidenced by the bubbles inside of the glass. Overall, a pretty good looking beer.

Smell: Coriander is the overwhelming spice in this brew. There are also strong hints of citrus. Basically, there is no wheat characteristic to this beer, so you can tell that the taste will be different from your typical bar experience.

Taste: It starts with a citrus tinge, which is followed by the taste of malts and grain. The coriander makes an appearance during all this as well. The finish is crisp, and leaves you wanting more. And no, this does not require an orange peel, no matter what people tell you.

Mouthfeel: The beer has a light to medium body, with some crisp carbonation to back it up. It compliments the citrus taste nicely.

Drinkability: Despite the sweeter nature of these, drinking a few of them is an easy proposition. A good beer to have if everything else on tap in a bar is sub-standard.

It really surprised me to learn that Coors is behind the creation of this beer. Bravo, it's a respectible beer in its own right, and a good gateway for those looking for something a little more adventurous.

Romulus141, Sep 23, 2007
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.

illpass78, Aug 03, 2014
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.

AFDerek, Aug 31, 2014
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.

mhsmall84, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of davemarc87
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

davemarc87, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of mojohawk21
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

mojohawk21, Sep 08, 2013
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.

RoyalT, Aug 22, 2003
Photo of cam477
3/5  rDev -11.5%

cam477, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of DanGeo
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

DanGeo, Jul 06, 2014
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.

tectactoe, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of Hoppin_mad
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Hoppin_mad, May 03, 2014
Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -11.5%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of OhioBobcat
4/5  rDev +18%

OhioBobcat, Sep 26, 2013
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'.

JudgeRoughneck, Oct 18, 2006
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.

Olebiker, Mar 16, 2007
Photo of Tiernan
2/5  rDev -41%

Tiernan, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of tohe9384
4/5  rDev +18%

tohe9384, Sep 12, 2012
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.

wesbrownyeah, Jun 02, 2009
Photo of tbryan5
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

tbryan5, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of GameOfBeers
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

GameOfBeers, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of ajkiser12
3/5  rDev -11.5%

ajkiser12, Dec 06, 2012
Photo of Driver8k
4/5  rDev +18%

Driver8k, Dec 23, 2013
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.

SIRIUS2, Feb 10, 2008
Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
3/5  rDev -11.5%

BubalooBrewMaster, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of Dmann
3.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Dmann, Dec 24, 2004
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Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 5,491 ratings.