Blue Moon Belgian White - Coors Brewing Company
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Reviews by rickyleepotts:
3.18/5 rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
I’ve had this beer before. I have had this beer many times before. But because it is on the list, I am sure I will like it even more! Not every beer on the list can be special… and today, after having been to Taste of Tops and Angel’s Trumpet Ale House, we needed a low ABV beer to sample. Oh, and we went to Brat Haus, too. The bartender served me a free glass of St. Bernardus Abt 12… so there’s that! We don’t have an orange for this one, so I hope it still turns out OK. But let’s get into a beer that we have all had, or at least heard of before.
In the Glass: I did a hard pour to see what kind of bubbles this beer could produce. Good job beer… lots of them! I did the same pour in Sheryl’s glass, but she said hers looked flat. Not sure what happened there. Anyway, the beer is a light golden color in the glass. I remember this beer being orange… maybe that is because you are supposed to fruit the glass with an orange wedge. No oranges here.
Nose: For a beer that is mass produced, I am immersed with the amount of aroma. There is a ton of citrus there, and it has a certain thinness to it… smells like a cheap, mass produced beer should. I taught a class the other night at Total Wine on beer, and I used Blue Moon as an example of a beer that people who think they know craft beer drink. If you drink this on a regular basis, that’s fine… but you are not a beer snob.
Flavor: That’s the smooth citrus flavor that I remember. There is almost too much citrus. It reminds me of a freshly squeezed glass of orange juice. I wonder why a beer with so much orange flavor is garnished with an orange. Oh well, it looks nice in a pint glass. The bottles calls this a Belgian White. It’s also a wheat beer… a Belgian-style wheat ale to be exact.
Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is boring. There isn’t much going on. It’s here and gone just as fast. A little bit of creaminess comes through in the bubbles, but not enough to pay attention to. The mouthfeel is decent at best.
Aftertaste: What aftertaste? What little aftertaste there is… you guessed it, oranges. The aftertaste is there, and wants to hang around. Then you swallow again, and it’s gone. But what can you expect from a beer like this.
The beer is decent. It’s a good place to start for someone that says, “What does craft beer taste like?” A seasoned drinker won’t order this unless there is nothing else on tap, or unless he or she is drunk and it doesn’t matter what they are drinking! There are a lot of flavors here, but the biggest and most obvious flavor is orange and orange peel. If you like oranges, then bottoms up!
Blue Moon – The bottle says: “A refreshing, unfiltered wheat ale brewed and spiced in the Belgian tradition for a uniquely complex taste and uncommonly smooth finish.
“Brewed with white wheat and oats, Blue Moon features a crisp wheat finish and the perfect combination of orange peel and coriander. Bring out Blue Moon’s natural spices by searing it in a Pilsner glass with an orange slice garnish.”
Serving type: bottle
10-21-2012 01:27:46 | More by rickyleepotts
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3.86/5 rDev +13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours pale gold with white head. It's fairly cloudy and produces lots of bubbles. Smell is very citrusy, grapefruit and orange stand out. The spice notes come through more in the taste. It's also fairly sweet. Haven't had one in a long time, but this will be my go to wheat beer now.
Serving type: bottle
04-20-2014 02:04:32 | More by arc3636
3.11/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Blue Moon Belgian White 16 oz can $1.79(OH)
16 oz can poured into a stemless white wine glass. Drink before date printed on the bottom.
Pours a hazy orange with slight amber tones. A little more than a two finger head, that leaves very little lacing. The head don't last too long either. A small froth remains on the surface.
The smell is that of a spicy orange with hints of cinnamon. The coriander (cilantro) smell is dominate here.
The taste is dominated by coriander (cilantro), with after tones of wheat, oranges and cinnamon.
Mouth feel is decent. a medium body brew, good carbonation. too many bubbles would ruin this. Its leaves your mouth spicy and wanting more. Not dry nor bitter. After a while the spices may get old or displeasing, so not a session beer in my opinion.
Overall a great twist on a witbier, if you like spices coriander mainly. I do wish the coriander was more subtle, letting the wheat and orange notes shine through. But not bad at all. I've had this brew several times and will again. It's just so easy to find and when you are looking in a cooler at a gas station and see nothing else, its worth grabbing.
Serving type: can
04-19-2014 06:34:22 | More by Ohiolager
Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
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