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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

5,387 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 5,387
Reviews: 1,459
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 18.82%
Wants: 46
Gots: 646 | 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 dfunkadillio
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Appearance - Orange honey color very little head.

Smell - Definite strong orange

Taste - Orange, corriander.

Mouthfeel - Watery, very light.

Drinkability - Not the best tasting but very drinkable, one of coors better beers but that doesnt mean much.

dfunkadillio, Jan 10, 2011
Photo of daliandragon
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My girlfriend was coming over for dinner and promised to pickup something "good" at the beer distributor and arrived at my home with a six pack of these... I tried not to hurt her feelings but I was a little let down. I actually don't hate this beer, it's actually pretty decent for a macro, especially from Coors. What it is not, however, is a great Witbier.
Moderately colored, cloudy body with no head and a pleasant but faint odor of citrus and yeast. Accurate enough for the style, but a bit dull, with no real head or lacing or "sparkling quality" you sometimes see in the style.
Sip is round and has broad wheat and citrus flavors although seems to be hamstrung by overcarbonation. Mouthfeel isn't too watery but that may be due to the bubbles.
This is drinkable stuff although it would have to be a pretty weak selection for me to choose this at a bar or beer distributor.

daliandragon, Apr 05, 2006
Photo of Reidrover
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Ok first time I have seen this brew up here in Salem, Oregon so here goes.
Bought in the 12 oz brown long neck.
Its a nice enough beer to look at hazy straw gold..but the head is pretty small and goes fast..some splotchy lace left on glass sides.
for a "wit" the aroma is average at best..theres none of the expected spiciness here..just nice malts ..and a faint banana pudding odor.
Again the taste is inoffensive but not very exciting.its mainly malts..though I dodetect some VERY faint coriander.
Pretty average on the palte..nothing out of the ordinary.
For all kits faults its still quite quaffable..but if you want an American interpretation of a wheat..try New Belgiums Sunshine Beer

Reidrover, Jun 25, 2004
Photo of kmo1030
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

i was surprised to find that this was brewed by coors. Real cloudy yellow appearance, not much of a head could have been a bad pour though. i dind't notice much of a smell at all. the beer itself wasn't too bad. the lemon flavor really hit me right away. there was a peppery taste as i was rolling it around in my mouth a bit. eh... not bad. it'd probably be good on a hot summer day, seems like it would be refreshing. i feel like this would be good to marinate chicken in or something...

kmo1030, Jun 15, 2003
Photo of bunnyhustle
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Brewed by Blue Moon Brewing Co, huh? Anyways pours hazy pale orange with creamy white head. Poor retention and little lacing. Smell is fruity with some grains but kinda smells like Fruity Pebbles. Taste is about the same. No offensive by any means, just a fruity taste that seems very unnatural. Mouthfeel was fine, not too thin, smooth going down. Overall better than I expected but wouldnt purchase on my own.

bunnyhustle, Sep 25, 2009
Photo of kkosmoski
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 oz. longneck into a regular pint glass

Appearance - Hazy golden with a fizzy white head that stays around for a while

Smell - Not a whole lot going on here. Definately wheat, but other than that, not much doing.

Taste - Some citrusy tones to start, not from hops, but likely from the yeast or maybe spices used in brewing. There is a yeasty flavor throughout, and the finish is characterized by the wheat.

Mouthfeel - A light-bodied brew, remaining charcteristic of the coors beers. Lots of bubbly carbonation in the mouthfeel, which I think takes away from the flavor somewhat.

Drinkability - A pretty decent drinking beer if it is a hot summer day and you need your thirst quenched. Otherwise, I wouldn't be ordering this too often. However, it is a better choice than most macros.

kkosmoski, Aug 24, 2006
Photo of Tunafever73
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

A - Typical yellowish brown haze. The head seemed to be in a hurry to disappear.

S - Coriander, slight lemony orange.

T - No bitterness. Slightly sweet.

M - Thin.

I would drink this beer again. I am partial to craft beers so I drank this with hesitation, being from one of the big boys, but not bad. The mouthfeel was very thin, nothing like Sunset Wheat, a fave. A good stand-by beer because of the wide availability.

Tunafever73, Aug 24, 2010
Photo of engagechad
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This was purchased as a 12 pack that was left at my house - fresh - poured into a pint

Pours a hazy urine color (which isn't a bad thing really) and has absolutely no head (which is). No lacing either. Looks like soda.
Smells great, smells like sprite! really. It's nice
Tastes alright I guess, it's not terrible and it's drinkable. There is some mild spice and citrus zest flavors.
Mouthfeel is good starting out but as the brew warms its gets watery and stale feeling.

Overall - as most people know, this is a good "bring a brew to a party" beer as it is not an adjunct lager and it's a step off the beaten path, however.. I personally don't think I'd spend money on it because A: i dont really like it and B: If i were to expose other people to beer it wouldn't be with this..

Not terrible though

engagechad, Mar 24, 2011
Photo of aubuc1
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured in to a tulip glass

pours a hazy orange yellow with a yellow fluffy head

smell of spice is very faint. wheaty smell with some light fruit tones.

taste is mellow citrus and slight tart

sort of thin mouthfeel

very drinkable macrobrew

aubuc1, Dec 01, 2008
Photo of AtLagerHeads
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a decent beer that really seems in place this time of the year. The color is a cloudy amber orange, rather on the light side. The aroma was a bit light but scented of fruity citrus and a hint of grain. Mostly citrus on the taste with some mixed hops sense. Overall a fairly enjoyable beer.

AtLagerHeads, Apr 16, 2003
Photo of MTMugs
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was in NASCAR/Budland and this was the best I could do. And, hey!, it wasn't half bad. And the distributor was there so I got the first one free! Musta been the shock of someone ordering it...
Nice cloudy pour, decent head. As it warmed up, the citrusy flavors came out a little more but it was never overpowering. Not my favorite style but decent.

MTMugs, Sep 30, 2002
Photo of littleshamrocks
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Very cloudy deep amber color with an extra large rocky white head. Combine the color with the haze and this almost looks like some kind of citrus juice blend. Leaves negligible lace.

S: Aroma mainly consists of wheat, toasted grain, and coriander spice. Pick up the faint scent of wood and citrus.

T&M: Just a little on the light side of medium body. A smooth mouthfeel brings flavors of wheat, citrus, and coriander. A minimal amount of grainy malt flavor comes through toward the end. Finishes fairly crisp and clean.

D: Not bad. This is a very drinkable beer that can be found almost anywhere. It seems to hit all the marks for the style, while not going all out in any areas. All in all, I find this to be a serviceable brew when the alternative is a macro lager. Otherwise, you could probably do better.

Note: This review was done without the benefit(?) of the brewery suggested orange slice garnish.

littleshamrocks, Apr 12, 2009
Photo of wcintula
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Poured into a regular pint glass, it has a nice orange cloudy body with decent foamy head, not retained long.

S- Orangey, spicy, sweet

T- Orange flavor, very light.

M- Just above my preferred carbonation level, but not overly carbonated. Good feel, crisp, not heavy or thick at all.

D- Totally drinkable, best on a warm or hot day.

wcintula, May 20, 2010
Photo of Overlord
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Refreshing. Poured a decent amber/orange, nice foamy head that stayed for most of the drinking session.

Citrus taste, lemony smell. I wouldn't say this was a hoppy beer, but there was a dash. It's more sweet than anything else. Drinkable, but forgettable.

I wouldn't want to pay a premium price, but I'd drink again.

Overlord, Sep 10, 2007
Photo of eduardolinhalis
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330ml poured in a tulip glass.

Enjoyed at Marriott Pleasanton, CA.

A: Pours a orange to nutty cloud color forming a medium white aired head that dissipates quickly leaving no lacings

S: Smell is sweet a bit weird. You can feel the wheat, the orange zest, the coriander, the yeasts but, there something strange here. Kind of smell of coconut soap or something

T: Taste follows the nose, sweet upfront. Wheat, orange zest, coriander, yeasts and a killer unexplainable taste of coconut soap in the end. Very light bitterness (this one, expected :))

M: Light body, creamy texture. Sweet mouth sensation. No bitterness

O: Medium drinkability. Not big deal

eduardolinhalis, Dec 28, 2010
Photo of Kerin
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This is mediocre, though it's definitely head and shoulders above any other Coors product I've sampled.

Appearance: It's watery orangey-yellow. Don't mind it, but there's nothing interesting going on here.

Smell: Not bad. Spicy, bready. Little bit of sourness. Nothing to write home about.

Taste: Again, this is a watery brew. This isn't necessarily bad, but in this case the flavor that is present just feels anemic and inadequate. There's a little spiciness, though there's less citrus than I expected.

Mouthfeel: Acceptable. Carbonation seems a tad high.

Overall, this is an okay beer. I will statistically drink one again.

Kerin, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of Morris729
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden color with a tall white head that fades into a creamy lace. Nose is soft biscuity malts along with some fresh wheat and a bit of a lemon twang. Light in body with a rather strong active carbonation. Taste begins sweet with a touch of candied sugar followed by some yeasty bread dough and the same lemon twang that was present in the aroma. Not a bad beer by any means but also not something I’m likely to buy again anytime soon.

Morris729, Jun 13, 2004
Photo of alexgash
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Good name for a wit beer; too bad it's not a better example of one. Pours a hazy light golden orange with a big frothy white head. Smells of wheat, slight adjuncts, and a little carroty fruitiness. Where's the lemon zest, coriander, etc.? Tastes much like it smells. Goes down pretty easy and I'd rather have this than many of the standard macro pale lagers.

alexgash, Oct 15, 2003
Photo of rgrholmes168
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle and all I had was a pint glass. Being a macro brew, I don't think it affected my rating, let me know if you think differently. The beer a two finger head that left the beer as quickly as it could. The beer was straw yellow that reminds one of a hayfield. The beer slightly smelled of corn without much else definitely not a very definite aroma. The beer had a distinct wheat filled taste to it like a typical witness but it was to weak for my taste. The beer is not overly complex and could be drinkable if you are in the mood for a macro brewed non complex Belgian white.

rgrholmes168, Aug 25, 2010
Photo of Mechphisto
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I'm pretty new to beer appreciation. I've only recently graduated from Micheloeb's Amber Bock to more complex beers, and this is one of my first.

I was leary of the appearance. Light straw colored and looked like there was fine lint making it cloudy. I'd much rather a "foreboding" black beer than one that looks like it has stuff floating in it. The head was rather thin, sharp, not very appealing. Didn't cling to the glass like I like.

The first thing that hit me was the floral aroma. Very floral. It was a little off-putting. I expected the first drink of it to taste like a dandilion, but it was unexpectedly sweet. Once you get past the floral smell you can start detecting other interesting scents. And despite the appearance, the drinkability was better than I expected.

I didn't get as much of the citrus as other people have commented on. Maybe I'm not experience enough yet. I did sense that the bitterness, while light, was not the same "kind" of bitter like most macro brews that I'm used to (and have always disliked.) I can see that it might be more of a citrus bitter than whatever it is that makes Bud Light, for example, bitter. Which certainly made this beer a little more enjoyable than say regular Coors.

I could actually finish the glass, which is saying something for me. Generally the last couple of drinks of a beer tastes rancid to me, but this one remained somewhat sweet throughout. I don't think I'd have this regularly, but I certainly wouldn't turn it down if one was offered to me. I'd recommend it to other people who are just starting to move away from standard American beers into more complex territory.

Addendum: My previous experience has been with a poured glass. I recently tried another one right out of the bottle, and it certainly takes on a different quality.
As a wine drinker I'm well aware that the type and quality of glass actually does affect taste (mainly odor which hugely affects "taste",) so this shouldn't surprise me. But from the bottle the heavy floral taste is minimized, subdued, which makes the beer much more enjoyable. To me.

Mechphisto, May 07, 2006
Photo of ipogios
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy/pale colour with a nice white head that settles down quickly. Average carbonation with nice taste and smell. Average Belgium Wheat Style but i have to give it to them for the name. I mean there could be a Hard Rock song made out of this name

ipogios, Nov 27, 2002
Photo of mr_chuxxx
3.12/5  rDev -8.2%

mr_chuxxx, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of DjMcKNasty
3.12/5  rDev -8.2%

DjMcKNasty, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of Mikemcgrath4
3.12/5  rDev -8.2%

Mikemcgrath4, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of Colin32
3.12/5  rDev -8.2%

Colin32, Sep 16, 2014
Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 5,387 ratings.