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Blue Moon Belgian White - Coors Brewing Company

Blue Moon Belgian WhiteBlue Moon Belgian White

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4,327 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4327
Reviews: 1410
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 18.53%

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-15-2001)
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Photo of turbotype


3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I want to type up so much about this beer, but I probably shouldn't. I will say that it was my gateway beer. It introduced me to the fact there is so much more to beer than Bud or Miller. For a mass produced wheat, Blue Moon has a lot going on. It looks murky and scary, but tastes terrific for a big brewer beer. Strong orange and grapefruit notes. Smooth and fizzy like I think a wheat beer should be. Drink this one with a burger and fries and just relax... A mass produced domestic that is as good as Blue Moon is rather hard to find, imo.

On March 28 2014, I added the following.

Lately, I have been drinking Imperial Stouts and DIPAs. Today I stopped and got a burger for lunch, and decided to wash it down with an ol' Blue Moon. Boy was it bland. Not knocking the beer, just was a noteworthy experience. I've essentially ruined my palate due to the high abv DIPAs and Stouts to the point where one of my favorite standbys are no longer enjoyable. Sad day.

Serving type: on-tap

03-28-2014 16:09:27 | More by turbotype
Photo of Kris450


3.71/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This was the first beer I drank consistently. A great starter beer! The Belgian style is light enough to make it drinkable, yet it became too sweet for me as I began to experiment and enjoy IPAs and stouts. The orange and citrus finish really makes this a beer to remember and I recommend it to those who have not yet found that "perfect beer" yet!

Serving type: on-tap

03-21-2014 00:31:30 | More by Kris450
Photo of Franziskaner


2.78/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Very hazy golden hued with orange tint. A minuscule bit of white foam covers most of the top. Strong aroma of orange along with pale wheat and a bit of coriander. The taste is a burst of orange with pale wheat playing second fiddle. The coriander is coming up in the fade. The body is a bit thin. The orange flavor overpowers.

Serving type: on-tap

03-18-2014 18:12:35 | More by Franziskaner
Photo of StevORugby


4.14/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

this beer is not my fav. i will drink when its presented to me for enjoyment but not my first or second choice when given other reasonable options. the blue moon is generally served with an orange and i prefer to drink without the garnish. the fruit adds fruity tones to the palate but it lacks the hoppy notes i tend to prefer in a beer. nothing bad about this beer though.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2014 19:31:56 | More by StevORugby
Photo of Zepaw


4.83/5  rDev +42.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

This is my favorite beer by a large margin. I'm no deep beer aficionado so I can't pick it apart piece by piece but simply put it is a genuinely delicious beer that fits almost any occasion. I highly recommend tossing in an orange slice with it as well, it noticeably improves an already good flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2014 19:11:42 | More by Zepaw
Photo of Retroman40


3.16/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass well chilled.

A - Very hazy amber-orange color with a fleeting head that gives way to decent lacing.

S - Fruity with hints of spices.

T - Spices dominate with coriander the main taste.

M - A bit on the thin side but ok, decent carbonation level helps.

O - I won't turn one down but this is way over-hyped. There is a lot better at the same price point.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2014 00:37:25 | More by Retroman40
Photo of Chakri


3.71/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is my first Belgian... fell in love on the first sip at the Hooters. Always beware of this beer not tasting great on tap if its old stock - meaning not a moving product in a not so famous spot. Don't ever buy the bottle... its a good-on-tap kind.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2014 19:13:11 | More by Chakri
Photo of BrewThru_29


3.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pretty much the go-to when there's no craft drafts.

Looks great.

Smells Iike oranges.

Tastes like yeasty oranges.

Pretty smooth mouth feel.

Very drinkable. Not something I go out of my way for but a solid choice when there's nothing good available.

Serving type: on-tap

03-08-2014 20:01:42 | More by BrewThru_29
Photo of nicholas2121


3.59/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Blue Moon Belgian White brewed by Coors. This brew is non-filtered but pours amber with a white head. I'm not a big fan of non-filtered beers. This beer smells like citrus and beer. The taste is good with smooth. There is nothing bad about this brew. This beer goes down smooth and fresh. Overall I give this beer a 3.75 out of 5. This was a good beer.

Serving type: can

03-07-2014 04:50:49 | More by nicholas2121
Photo of 1fortheroad

South Carolina

3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

For the pleasure this beer has given me over the years i have to say this is one of those that i always go back for over and over again. My first serving of this beer was back in 2006, we've been friends ever since. Its not my favorite though, i am a stout drinker but in the social setting i turn to this white ale. Its not too heavy but its full of flavor and perfect with a complimentary garnishing of orange slice.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2014 13:42:34 | More by 1fortheroad
Photo of HoppyBastard


4.33/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass.

APPEARANCE: cloudy, orange hue with initial one finger head that dissipated quickly, there was small amount of lacing on the glass, medium carbonation.

SMELL: sweet orange citrus, flowery, bread, coriander, not overpowering.

TASTE: sweet citrus, spice and bread, not overpowering, hops are not prominent in this beer, very drinkable.

PALATE: creamy with medium carbonation.

OVERALL: Blue Moon is the beer that got me interested in domestic craft beer and all the other Belgian beer styles that I love. I consider this the best Belgian White on the market. I know this is made by Miller-Coors but I don't care. Good beer is where you find it. This is the only mass produced beer I buy on a regular basis.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 02:06:33 | More by HoppyBastard
Photo of archyquaffer


3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 12 ounce stubby into a big pilsner glass. No fruit. I went with an aggressive pour which produced a good 2 inches of billowy head. This almost completely disappears after about 5 minutes but does leave some long lasting lace on the top and sides. A good swirl revives it pretty well. The beer is almost a lemon yellow and very hazy.

I get some pretty decent malty-citrusy and spicy aromas and flavors, including the usual lemon, orange, coriander and possibly some slight pepper tones. The texture is fairly creamy.

This is actually pretty tasty and easy drinking beer. I had one of these the other day which seemed much inferior to this one- flat and maybe even adjuncty tasting. But this one has most of the qualities one might expect for the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 01:40:19 | More by archyquaffer
Photo of Brewsome

New Jersey

3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I try to keep BM in the fridge when out of homebrew. Blue Moon is a good tasting lite Wheat beer. Not an explosion of flavor you would expect from a true Hefeweizen yeast strain, but this is a nice'n lite style that the masses prefer. Add a orange wedge, but hold off on those lemons lol. Serve in a chilled glass for some chillaxn.

I would recommend this beer.

Serving type: can

02-22-2014 23:59:24 | More by Brewsome
Photo of johnchen1229


3.94/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark yellow, pretty much urine-like yellow. Nice bubbly lace.

S: A hint of floweriness and citrus. No alcohol notes.

T: Excellent! Refreshing, no alcohol or bitterness whatsoever. A crisp sweet undertone with lots of malty grainy goodness. Ends with notes of cereal.

M: Carbonated, but not overly so. Dissipates into easily drinkable mouthful.

Overall: This is one of my favorites at this price point! This is something I would buy a 6-pack of just to enjoy over time.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 06:25:21 | More by johnchen1229
Photo of Warmonster


3.79/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not a fan of wheat beers but this has to be one of the best tasting wheat beers I've had.. and I'm also familiar with this type of wheat brew with the fruit addition and this is one of the best if not the best I've had.. Again I'm not that into wheat beers so I'm sure there are many more.. but for what it is it's pretty good beer.. TBH to me it barely even tasted like beer.. more like some fruit drink beer... It's def. worth a try..

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 20:11:46 | More by Warmonster
Photo of spokes100

New York

3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- soft yellow, short head.

Aroma- wheat and orange.

Taste- wheat and orange, nice from start to finish with crisp aftertaste.

Bottom Line- A reasonable beer by itself or with a meal. Don't know why I haven't reviewed this beer before, I drink it all the time.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 01:00:55 | More by spokes100
Photo of mando_thegreat


4.3/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I think blue moon is an amazing beer. I really enjoy drinking it. the taste is perfect, appearance is wonderful, and the price is reasonable for what it is. I would have to say this is prob one of my favorite beers. I still have yet to try the other blue moon flavors, so i wont jump the gun just yet. I can tell they will be good as well. i would recommend this beer to everyone

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 04:09:45 | More by mando_thegreat
Photo of GeorgeMenton722


3.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

When it comes to commercial and widely available wheat beers, Blue Moon is the best overall. Although I have had much better winterbiers, Blue Moon is the best that you can find at any convenience store in America.

Apperance: Unfiltered, light orange. it's cloudiness may be unappealing to some that are used to seeing filtered beer, but it does improve its texture.

Smell: A typical "what comes to mind when you thing of light beer" smell, made a bit more complex by a hint of citrus.

Taste: A strong intital wheat flavor with hints of orange. In my opinion, this beer is too sweet. The hops flavor is dulled by an orange sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Definetely the best part of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 23:32:47 | More by GeorgeMenton722
Photo of snowman4440


3.84/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very drinkable with a sweet taste at the end. Did not have the orange slice with but understand why people would like that. Would really recommend this beer its very tasty and light , don't be afraid of the Blue Moon! The sweet taste is very refreshing I really was surprised at the color and non filtering of this beer it was very enjoyable! I just wondering if filtering the water would change the taste at all I know it would not change the color or appearance. Ill have to ask Keith Villa when I meet him he did a great job on this brew!

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 20:03:07 | More by snowman4440
Photo of AaronTheBearded


3.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'll be honest. Before I tried Blue Moon, I hated beer. This was the beer that got me started with beer. This is what you might call the gatekeeper of craft beer. The pearly gates that lead from desolation and adjunct grains into a safe haven of pure malts, barley, and good times.

Okay, it's obviously not THAT good. But that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

A - You gotta pour this one just right for it to look awesome. Otherwise, you end up with hardly any head. But when you get lucky, it looks pretty great. Nice, hazy yellow body, decent carbonation, smooth, one-finger white head.

S - It's okay. You can definitely tell that this is a Belgian White with the immediate presence of wheat and the background of coriander and citrus. But it's almost like it has just the slightest background of corn. I'm skeptical about it.

T - You certainly shouldn't expect this to be the best Belgian White on the market. It has the characteristics that qualify it as one, but for the most part, you get a lot of plain wheat. Follows the nose.

M - Crisp, clean, refreshing, and still full-bodied like a proper ale should be. Carbonation keeps things interesting.

O - I like this beer. I get a sixer every now and then. It's simple, down-to-earth, and opens the average beer drinker up to a vast array of opportunities and potential. I know it did that for me.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 08:21:53 | More by AaronTheBearded
Photo of mterrence5


3.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I get this beer a lot now. Typically out served in a glass. It a pale orange/copper color with a good amount of carbonation. Very cloudy (sometimes it looks like someone spit in my beer and maybe they have)

Smooth, Crisp with a sweet citrus/orange taste (no I don't have it with an orange on the side). Little bit of spice.

Its light considering alcohol content is descent. Good beer for dinner a chain restaurants.

Serving type: on-tap

01-03-2014 19:18:15 | More by mterrence5
Photo of Mike_Moe


2.75/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Cloudy light orangey/brown color.
Aroma: Just a little malt, a little orange and coriander.
Flavor: Orange and coriander. Medium bodied, somewhat harsh finish.
Overall: When describing the Witbier style, this beer, with its popularity, is somewhat considered the standard to be compared to. There are, however , better Belgian White Ales than this brew

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2014 06:04:42 | More by Mike_Moe
Photo of Hops4Pops


4.13/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle
A: Side pour into a tulip. Very little head (1/2 finger), quickly receding. What is there is eggshell white. Very little oily lacing. Light orange color. With light shining through it is golden-orange. Cloudy. Fair amount of yeast sediment. I made sure to get all of it into the beer in the tulip.
S: Orange, corriander, wheat, bread, slight hops and maybe even some pepper.
T: Citrusy, orange, spice, bit of twang true to style, nice dry finish with bitterness.
M: Light and creamy, crisp with carbonation, refreshing, a bit thin.
O: Not bad at all. Actually pretty darn good. A bit surprised this is coming out of Coors. It's good enough to become a go to beer for parties or when I can only get something at a gas station. This is a good gateway beer to introduce to those new to craft brew.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 00:48:07 | More by Hops4Pops
Photo of RingoBro


3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a Samuel Adams Boston Lager pint glass.

A - Cloudy, pale orange color. Not much head which dissipates quickly. Pretty much no lacing throughout this beer.

S - Can smell orange and wheat, but in kind of a bland, generic way.

T - Orange and coriander with a mild, wheat aftertaste

M - High carbonation. A bit water down and light which you would expect from a mass produced, made for the masses "craft brew."

Overall, I like this beer. It was one of the first beers that I branched into from the generic stuff that's drank at college parties. After I found out this beer was made by Coors, and since I've got into the artful craft of beer brewing/tasting, I noticed how generic and bland this beer is. It's a nice stepping stone beer if those who are drinking the cheap, mass-produced beer made from the Big 3. It's cheap, has way more flavor than Coors, Shock Top, etc... I'd buy this beer again if I was going to a party, but not for myself.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 17:28:10 | More by RingoBro
Photo of ThePaintedGrey


3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz. brown bottle poured into a pint glass. - Editing after yet another session with this beer.

A: Traditionally pale and cloudy, orange in color. The head is short-lived and eventually dissipates to a small bleach white cap. A little swirl before sipping, however, will generate a little bit of a bubbly, smooth head. The color isn't what I expect from the style, but it's by no means ugly. I just wish there was some semblance of lacing down the glass...

S: Gentle, clean citrus scents hit the nose immediately. Coriander and wheat are quite detectable, but act as more of an undertone that compliments the citrus well. It's what you expect from a witbier, but it all just seems so... artificial almost.

T: Orange peel and coriander are extremely apparent upon first sip. Smooth, crisp wheat flavors follow as the beer makes its way down. Aftertaste is mild, but reveals some strange boozy flavors. Taste remains fairly consistent throughout. Not complex or rich like better Wits, but still acceptable in its own right.

M: Straight from the bottle, the carbonation on this one can be kind of overbearing. Quite bubbly, and very soda-like. Not as much of an issue when poured into a glass. An overall average body. Goes down fairly easy. Blue Moon on tap tends to be a little less overbearing in terms of carbonation. That's how I prefer it.

O: Blue Moon is the beer that got me into the craft world, so it still holds a special place in my heart and, admittedly, I still get slightly defensive when people bash it. While I admit that Blue Moon is a sub-par brew, it's leagues ahead of all the other mass-produced swill sold by the Big Three. Blue Moon remains my session beer at parties and social gatherings when it's too expensive to supply craft, and not acceptable to bring beer just for myself.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 19:16:33 | More by ThePaintedGrey
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Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 4,327 ratings.