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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
76
okay

5,527 Ratings
THE BROS
78
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Ratings: 5,527
Reviews: 1,466
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.88%
Wants: 48
Gots: 721 | 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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Photo of Schmittymack
3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at my watering hole, Old Chicago Westminster as part of the Craft Beer Week Mini Tour. Poured a cloudy straw color with a pretty decent white head. Aroma of citrus and wheat. Taste was not too bad at all: malt, citrus, biscuits and no bitterness at all in the end. A decent brew that I have no problem getting/drinking if it's part of a mini tour, a friend buys it, etc.

Schmittymack, May 23, 2011
Photo of depechemode1983
3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Medium gold in color with a lot of cloudiness. The head is white with little retention. No lacing.

S - Getting wheat with some lemon zest, light Belgium spices with a bit of candy sweetness.

T - Getting lot of lemon and wheat malts upfront. Some faint honey notes in the middle along with some spiciness, and medium hops bitterness in the finish.

M - Medium bodied, smooth with good carbonation and a crisp finish.

O - Not too bad considering the company its coming from. A good fall back beer when nothing else better is available.

depechemode1983, Sep 22, 2011
Photo of tbrown4
3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz -> glass mug. Have had this hundreds of times over the years. Used to be my go-to beer. Became more familiar with the style over the past 5 years. Why not review it now?

A - cloudy bright orange straw colored, white medium head, no lacing, moderate carb

S - sweet sour citrus aroma, mildy yeasty

T - herbal spice, creamy, tart citrus, mild bitter citrus finish

M - medium to medium-heavy bodied, significant carb pop, syrupy

O - very average representation of the style. There are far better wits out there, but this one is everywhere. Id get this again if it was the best thing available. Full flavored, kind of heavy on the palate. It feels and tastes under-developed and somewhat cheap.

tbrown4, Mar 18, 2011
Photo of hyland24
3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a tap at Paddy Dougherty's in Throggs Neck.

Poured the typical cloudy golden yellow with a two inch white foam head, minimal lacing throughout. Asked for it without the typical orange slice.

The beer's smell was off. I picked up the slight fruit- banana and citrus scents but they were overpowered by a strong soapy smell. I thought it might have been the glass but I drank another one out of a different glass, with the same results.

The taste was decent with a fruity sweetness. The banana taste was very faint with the orange/citrus flavors coming through more pronounced. Again I got a slight soapy flavor but it was minimal with hints in the background.

The beer was light to medium bodied with a slightly chewy feel, with good carbonation. A decent beer that I considered my ghetto Hoegaarden. I have had it in bottle form on many occasions and found it much better than this tap. I have to get another bottle and review it. Worth trying and definitely able to be sessioned. Good summertime brew.

hyland24, Mar 29, 2008
Photo of infi
3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I've had Blue Moon many times bottled, but first time at a local bar on tap and poured into a pint with a slice of orange.

The color is very vibrant with a translucent and hazy orange color with a thin amount of head and few lacing. The aroma is not that great, but the scents are very wheat and citrus oriented with some spiciness. The taste is pretty on-par with an orangy flavor more palpable than others. The beer coats the mouth fairly well with its carbonation. Very little bitter aftertaste - the citrus appears more, especially with the orange slice in the glass. I'd say it's very drinkable beer to just chill out with, but I'd look for other options if possible.

infi, May 03, 2009
Photo of yuriruley
3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance - golden color with a white head.

Smell - citrus, spices, little bread smell.

Taste - follows the smell, citrus and spice.

Mouthfeel - crisp and light.

Drink - easy to drink, have drank way too much of this stuff.

Decent beer, nothing special. Great for parties or an ok standby at a not so great bar.

yuriruley, Nov 25, 2009
Photo of nomomentwasted
3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this out of a bottle last night at a party. About as good as you can do when you don't bring your own beer, and I was almost surprised to see something this "nice" there.

Appearance: Pours an orange-yellow hue that has a very frothy, white head, but low body yields hardly any lacing whatsoever.

Smell: Strange. Touch of citrus with almost a sour not to it as well. Clove, alspice, and orange are there with light hoppy texture, but nothing too appealing about it, as there was a slightly metallic back-end as well.

Taste: Slight sourness accompanies a spiced-orange taste that the metallic nature only sort-of faded from. Spice is mild but present, with the wheat character just poking through, but it's very mild in general. Nothing really all that much more pulls me in, it's just light and is what it is and ain't what it ain't.

Mouthfeel: Average. Macro-style overcarbonation and with hints of sourness and little bitterness. Not awful, just not great.

Drinkability: I mean, it's not hard to drink a lot of this. It's light, and on a hot day with some food, it's easy to go down. Even though it was another scorcher last night, can't say this really hit the spot, either. It's a macro beer in a nice dress, with a bit more character than Coors, however. I really do find this to be transition beer, as those who order and buy it tend to think they want something more than BMC, but don't really know where to go from there. For that, I've respected Blue Moon and salute it for what it is, it's just really not something I'd ever pick to buy as a mainstay to the fridge.

nomomentwasted, Sep 06, 2009
Photo of morebeergood
3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

It was about 85 degrees today after work, and I went out with some co-workers. We went to an average bar, and since it was so hot out, I didn't want anything too heavy. This beer usually does the trick. Served in a pint glass, with a lemon that I squirted and then removed. Cloudy orange color. White head that disappeared shortly after the first sip. Has a slight smell of coriander, but very faint. Bit of a citrusy flavor to it, but very subdued. This is not a witbier that is strong on flavor. But I think that's the point. It's made for the average bar patron, or in my case, the beer that I want when I am having a beer just to have one. The one thing that it has going for it is that it's pretty easy to drink. Sip one on a hot evening, or gulp one down at then end of the night when you don't want anything too hearty. Every beer has its place, and occasionally a Blue Moon comes in handy.

morebeergood, May 22, 2009
Photo of feloniousmonk
3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Hazy, pale orangish color...decent white head.

Nose is most impressive, buzzing with citrus, and spice, almost perfumey, a delightful aroma, just right for a witbier.

Served with lemon, in this case, which I had to manually extrude from the pint glass's brim. Would have gone better with the fish dinner this accompanied.

At the fore, really tasty, full with fruit, big blast of hops, but somehow a touch sour, left me puzzled and dissatisfied. Produced a pucker on the palate, a tightness on the tongue.

Flavor sags some in the middle, too. It acts just like a witbier at the beginning, then quits halfway through, and I'm saddened by the paucity of body and texture...doesn't fail all the way, though, there's still some remnants of that spicey, fruity flavor, but they're too, too faint. Little finish, and once done, I'd forgotten what had happpened.

Followed this with a pint of Bell's Oberon, which bore none of those failings.
I can only be glad of the popularity of this particular beer, for at least these folks are trying something different. It's a pity, though, that so many think that they're actually drinking a product of Belgium, and I hope they move on to better beers.

feloniousmonk, Oct 24, 2003
Photo of The21ner
3.21/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I found this at my local liquor store. I'm not a fan of belgian white styles. But even i can recognize i good beer when i see one. Very smooth, drinkable, enjoyable. I repeat, i don;t like belgian white, but i like blue moon's version. Good beer...

The21ner, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of jcdiflorio
3.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a tall Blue Moon wheat glass from a 12oz brown bottle with a twist -off cap that made a loud hiss when opened.

Cloudy,orangy color,tall white head dissapated quickly to a coating soda like bubbles make up the head. Decent carbination constiant streams of bubbles racing to the surface. Very slight lacing almost non exsistant.

Clean,breaddy wheat aroma,slightly spicy with a moderate orangy citrusy nose.

Very clean taste light wheat bread taste,light orangy citrus flavor with a slight peel edge. Some faint hints of corriander. No clove or bannana notes in the taste. A bit on the bland side taste wise.

Light,smooth,refreshing a slight tangyness. Had this beer on my draft system last summer when over big with a slice of orange in it. About the only beer I would add fruit to,it really helps this beer out.

jcdiflorio, Jul 09, 2007
Photo of kingcrowing
3.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz can.

Pours a light cloudy yellow, nose is light and wheaty, light orange peel.

Taste is light and wheaty, it's a bit sharp and fresh. For cheap beer it's ok but I wouldn't seek it out. Mouth feel is creamy and sharp and finish is dry. Overall decent macro.

kingcrowing, Aug 05, 2010
Photo of pmcadamis
3.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy orange brew with a nice fluffy white head.

S - Not a very strong scent, but pleasant and sweeter smelling than most other wits I've tried.

T - Smoother and more malted than most other brews of this style, maybe it's meant to be more palatable for the American public. Sweet and highly spiced with coriander and nutmeg...very pleasant and mellow.

M - Medium bodied, slightly chewy, and uncharacteristically smooth for a whit.

D - Very drinkable. Cheap, easy to find (I picked up a sixer of this at a gas station on the way to my buddy's house after work), mellow, and smooth.

pmcadamis, Nov 25, 2006
Photo of brewerburgundy
3.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, weizen glass, best by September 5, 2011.

But for the quickly dissipating cream colored head, this looks the part of wheat beer. The color is golden and cloudy.

Sadly, this reminds me of the fruit loop sweetness that is Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat. This is not quite as bad, more on the beery side. Coriander, wheat, Meyer lemon or orange peel, and fruit loops.

This style is really not one I favor. I do suppose this isn't a bad job on the style; all the elements of wheat, coriander, and citrus peel are in there. There is a chalky yeast element with a bit of sulfur or other mineral.

It doesn't feel cheap, or light. It has a familiar wheat mouthfeel, that whole grain weight on the tongue. Carbonation is ample.

I must conclude that Wit is just one of the few styles that I really do not care for. This isn't bad, but I'm not more likely to buy one of these or any other Wit over any kind of pale ale.

brewerburgundy, Apr 17, 2011
Photo of ackbar556
3.2/5  rDev -5.6%

ackbar556, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of Sharkophile
3.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured into a pilsner glass. Cloudy orange-ish color with a big white head with good retention. Looks pretty damn good.

S: Vague grainy sweetness, bready, with alot of coriander and sweet citrus too.

T: Slightly bready foretaste followed by the coriander and orange peel, which yield a sweet, citrussy, semi-dry finish. Kind of soapy, and a bit watery on the finish, but not too bad.

M: Pretty light bodied, with alot of creamy carbonation which is quite pleasant.

O: An okay beer, I feel the sweetness is good for trying to get BMC drinkers to try something new, and even though this is a coors product, I think it could lead some to explore more beers. So cheers to that!

Sharkophile, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of Hendrick24
3.2/5  rDev -5.6%

Hendrick24, Jun 24, 2014
Photo of crosbyms
3.2/5  rDev -5.6%

crosbyms, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of Tomdee74
3.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I can't diss this beer too much even though I won't ever buy it. I have to give this beer credit as it introduced me to the world of craft beers.

Appearance - It looks decent like an average looking beer. Poured into a regular pint glass.

Smell - Does have a good smell. Hard to believe Coors is the brewery.

Taste - A decent belgian wheat beer taste. I think it is excellent for a beginner and a nice change for a macro beer drinker.

Mouthfeel - I think it's decent; however, I hear it goes great with a slice of orange.

Drinkability - a low abv and a decent taste make it something I would be happy to have at stranger's summer barbeque!

Tomdee74, Dec 18, 2009
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle with a best by JAN3111, so this bottle is uber-fresh. Pours a hazed light gold color with a large, creamy white head. Retention is pretty good but not too much lace is left behind.

Nose is heavy on the orange peel and the coriander is fairly light. Wheat is barely noticeable as the orange dominates in here. Not bad, not as delicately delicious as say, a hoegaarden though.

Tangy wheat flavors come out a bit more on the flavor and the orange peel and coriander strike a decent balance. There is a little bitterness from citrus peel and hops, lends a rougher finish than the best witbiers out there. Lacks the softness that others display and is not quite as refreshing either. Still though, I believe this is the best of the "Moon" series I have had so far, being the original. A quality offering from my favorite of the macro breweries, Coors.

twiggamortis420, Sep 06, 2010
Photo of skenyon1811
3.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I poured my bottle of Blue Moon into a pint glass before enjoying.

A: An cloudy orange/yellow appearance. About a half inch head that lasted for a minute. No lacing.

S: The aroma of Blue Moon is not very strong. It has a nice subtle aroma, with a hint of citrus.

T: The initial taste is very nice, a good wheat flavor that is pretty acidic. However, the aftertaste is a little sour and off.

M: very light, refreshing mouth feel. It has a good level of carbonation, but tends to fade from your glass quickly.

D: Undoubtedly has great drinkability. Even though it is served year round, it really only feels right to drink it in the Spring and Summer.

Blue Moon is a great beer to have around, there are not many people who will turn one away.

skenyon1811, Apr 23, 2010
Photo of sweethome
3.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pour is very hazy golden. Nose of coriander and must. White head is decent enough, problem on appearance comes later when I finished the beer - muddy brown clumps at the bottom of the glass - this despite a nice swirl with pour.

Abrasive coriander flavor. Not integrated. Lacking traditional wheat flavors. Depth is limited.

It always does me in pinch when Bud Light is th eonly other choice....but the muddy bottom always throws me.

sweethome, Jan 25, 2010
Photo of Shiloh
3.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Interesting brew in that it seemed to improve over the life of the sampling. Initially was prepared to give it a lower score, but then...
Arrived a dull mid golden hue with a very short crown that quickly disapated to nothing.
Aroma lightly of yeast.
The body is a medium and the carbonation very light.
Taste started to a light flat malt then hastened to a well sweetened lemon-aid sting which was very short lived.
As this sample proceeded, the lemon taste seemed to improve to a more natural state as the product warmed.
The dullness of colour also cleared with time.

Shiloh, Dec 22, 2003
Photo of rarbring
3.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A hazy yellow beer, a hint of orange, a white head, leaving some lacing.

The smell is in the citric area, lemon and orange, a little spicy, coriander, yeast.

Also the typical wheat flavors, lemon, a little spice, some sweet bread, yeast of course.

Low carbonation, a refreshing watery feeling.

As many wheat bears refreshing in warm weather. This one keeps rather low profile and should fit beginners.

rarbring, Mar 21, 2010
Photo of randeezy74
3.2/5  rDev -5.6%

randeezy74, Jun 16, 2014
Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 5,527 ratings.