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Blue Moon Belgian White - Coors Brewing Company

Blue Moon Belgian WhiteBlue Moon Belgian White

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BA SCORE
78
okay

4,340 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 4340
Reviews: 1412
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-15-2001)
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Jables

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy orange with creamy white head.

Smells okay with some fruity, spicy notes.

The taste is sweet and mild but really lacks depth. Supposedly modeled after Hoegardenn but falls very flat.

The mouthfeel is smooth but thin and its drinkability is hurt by the fact that it is uninteresting.

note: A year and a half ago I would have said this is one of the best beers ever, but what did I know then, nothing. However this beer showed me then that there were more out there than AB, Miller, and Coors (I found out later that coors made this). So I think this is the one that helped me bridge the gap from nothing to something. Although I'll admit I wasn't old enough to be drinking it and shouldn't have known better.

side note: I'm now a bartender and wonder what the fascination with the orange slice in this beer is. I know it makes it cool but...nevermind.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2003 19:19:57 | More by Jables
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alexgash

Connecticut

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-15-2003 16:54:53 | More by alexgash
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flaminghomer

Indiana

3.85/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this beer pours cloudy light brownish-yellow. the head is about a half inch think with fairly large bubbles. it soon vanishes into nothingness. just about nothing sticks to the side of the glass after taking a few drinks.

after the first drink, a lemony tartness is the first thing that comes to mind. i have heard talk of the spices used in this beer, do to my inexperience at disecting smells and taste i cannot say exactly what i am tasting, but it is definately spiced. it is good if you are looking for a change but can't stomach a sickly sweet desert beer.

it tastes a bit watered down, but i think this helps with its drinkability.

this is a great summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2003 07:28:12 | More by flaminghomer
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yankeeheel

Maine

3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy yellow with a small white head. Barkeep tossed in a lemon slab, which kind of dominated the smell.

Not a bad tasting brew at all. Has that lovely Hefe mouthfeel, and could possibly be quaffed without interuption if one was inclined. Some floral and citrus in the back with a moderate hop finish.

I'm completely shcoked that a beer this decent could be made by a mega-brewer. If it's the best looking option on tap I'd go with it again.

Serving type: on-tap

09-28-2003 21:22:13 | More by yankeeheel
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pio

Virginia

2.42/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

an active, bubbly head flares up and dies fast, it was white. the beer is a semi cloudy orange with little activity as far as bubbles commin up. there was nothing in the way of sediment in the bottle. a slight scent, nothing much here, a bit unfocused. fruit of strawberry, zest of lemon and orange, next to no malt or wheat in the scent and a scant bit of spice but it smells pretty lame altogether to me. the flavor lacks a definate wheat there is some wheat like body but the flavor just dosen't have much in the way of wheat or for that matter, much of a malt. the spice in this beer was all alone, stranded and out of balance. corriander was what i thought i noted but all the same it was a vegetable type flavor with the spice. also notable was an aftertaste from hell. it was similar to the feeling of having just drank cokeacola, it tasted fabricated. the mouthfeel was ok i suppose, bubbly and forgivably watery. i didn't like this beer but if i did it would be drinkable, i've seen alot of girls and even a few people with a palate drink this but i don't think i ever will again. i'd take a high life first (i'd also take a hoegaarden first) and only stranded on an island. sorry, i just didn't like it.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2003 03:35:17 | More by pio
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Redrover

Illinois

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

12 oz brown longneck no freshness dating

Beer poured a light cloudy yellow/orange. Big head some lacing..

The beer smells of yeast, citrus & spice. Is that pepper in there?

The beer has a pleasant light summery type taste. Lots of spice that compliments the malt. Not a bad macro interpetation of style.

Mouthfeel is crisp and the beer is fairly drinkable. This is the best offering from Coors and is even better on tap. Still falls behind the Point White Beer from Stevens Point Brewery.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2003 23:48:58 | More by Redrover
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bewareOFpenguin

Massachusetts

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

A solid macro offering. I finally succumbed and ordered one on tap. Nice cloudy yellow, with a lacey head. Tasted a bit off, not a Belgium taste I'm used to, but good never the less. Citris and a pugent hops taste. A good choice in a macro enviorment.

Serving type: on-tap

09-02-2003 13:44:09 | More by bewareOFpenguin
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ngandhi

Illinois

3.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm surprised something like this can come from Coors. A mid-range hefe/wit, Blue Moon is sweet and lemony. A little citrus and very, very mild gumball. Leaves a little grit on the teeth. A basic orange rind taste and lemon tartness do qualify this as a wit. A bit artificial, as if a wit extract had been supplanted over Coors Light, but better than many American interpetations to this style. Simple, but not flawed.

The finish is hydrochloric, reminiscent of vomiting on a stomach full of water and, like the smell, a bit skunky. It'll go down easy enough, eventually washing out, but the burps are disgusting. Leaves me feeling kind of used.

Relax, relax.
ng

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2003 04:46:49 | More by ngandhi
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Brian700

Michigan

3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Blue Moon has an acceptable appearance. Yellow/Amber in color. It is kind of cloudy with a white head that fizzles out quick.

The aroma is a nice combination of coriander and oranges and possibly a bit of pumpkin. The taste follows suit.

Tastes of oranges and coriander. It definately has spices coming through in its flavor. It is a very drinkable beer. Moderate carbination, personally I think a little more carbonation would improve this one.

Overall, not a bad beer especially from Coors.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2003 07:13:00 | More by Brian700
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PZuke

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a yellow color with a little wheat hazy. It has a slight head that died quickly. Smells of fruit and lemons. The first sip of this you can really notice the Lemon flavor that is just to overpowering for my taste. Wheat beers are one of my favorite styles of beers but this one was too fruity for my liking. I would consider this beer drinkable but not the best beer of this style. Taking into consideration that this beer is from Coors and the fact that I could drink this if I was at a bar and they only had macros and nothing else it is not that bad.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2003 20:17:24 | More by PZuke
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Stubbie1

Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This Whitbier pours a bit more orange hue to it than the normal golden or bright yellow color that seems to be the norm for this type of brew. There is a thick head present after the pour but quickly reduces to nothing in a blink of an eye. The aroma is a bit malt and yeast and citrus with hints of spices mixed in. It seems to be more of an orange citrus aroma than a lemon, interesting. The taste begins with a sweet malt start; a slight mixture of spices jump in and then again, more of an orange flavor then a lemon. It is finished of slightly bitter yeast taste. Overall, This beer is very drinkable and goes down smooth. Coors eh?

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2003 12:31:55 | More by Stubbie1
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RoyalT

Ohio

3.03/5  rDev -10.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2003 01:37:46 | More by RoyalT
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SheepNutz

Kentucky

3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap poured into a pint glass. It pours a slightly hazy yellow color with one finger of head. There is almost no lacing left on the glass. The smell is a tad bit spicy, a little fruity. The taste is malty and has lots of orange and lemon taste. There is a bit of spice, maybe coriander also. The mouthfeel is just average, a little thin. The drinkability is fair also. I didn't think they could do it, but Coors has made a decent beer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2003 01:34:20 | More by SheepNutz
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clvand0

Kentucky

3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This beer pours a cloudy yellow color with a medium head and a little lacing on the glass. The aroma smells strongly of citrus and wheat with hints of spices. The flavor is sweet and wheaty with some citrus notes. The spices are also present in the taste, but not too much. This is a pretty enjoyable beer off the tap, but not quite as great out of the bottle.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2003 13:47:58 | More by clvand0
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pezoids

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured out a hazy and very pale straw yellow color. The thin foamy head faded quick and left nothing. Highly carbonated without anything really discernable in the aroma except for a slight sour yeastiness. The flavor is light and overall pretty bland. Some sweet and sour wheat malt flavor. Very light and really not a bad offering from a big brewer. I like this beer. A Belgium White that isn’t “In your face”, but is quite drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2003 13:36:50 | More by pezoids
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beerguy101

California

3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Light amber color. Large head. Aroma is malty and a touch spicy. A medium bodied white. Malts are sweet. Hops are a touch spicy. Smooth taste. Mild flavors. Not what I think of when drinking a Belgian White, but tasty enough. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2003 02:20:07 | More by beerguy101
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Winter

Wisconsin

2.03/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Almost the color of orange juice in appearance with a fluffy white head that retreats after a few minutes. Light aroma of wheat and I could barely detect any spices. Mouthfeel is thin with some crispness on the edges. Taste leans toward the sweet side with some wheat flavor in addition to a touch of citrus (orange). Lacks the overall flavoring of coriander, orange peel and spice along with the crispness that a good wit should have. With other better options like Lakefront White and Allagash White, in addition to others Blue Moon is something I probably won't choose again.

Serving type: on-tap

07-27-2003 17:24:59 | More by Winter
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kelticblood

Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Head stayed around longer than expected.Had a bubbling carbonation.Cloudy gold in color.Sweet wheat taste that is very smooth and creamy.Banana is smelled and tasted along with some spices.I find these highly drinkable and great with meals.Belgian White is my favorite beer style and I find myself going back to Blue Moon's because of the quality and availability.Balanced very well with a crispness to the mouth but also a smoothness.Faint bitterness with no real hop character.Dry finish with an aftertaste that doesnt stick around.I never knew Coors brewed this until reading a few of these reviews.Why don't they put the same effort into their other beer?

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2003 17:34:08 | More by kelticblood
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littlebibs

New Hampshire

4.28/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

After vacationing this past week and eating and drinking at Southend Brewery in Charleston,SC and tasting their Belgium White
Ale on draft as their seasonale special I've been hooked on this great
tasting beer. I bought a six pack of Blue Moon Belgium White
Ale and I for the most part am pleased with this. It doesn't compare to the belgium white ale draft I had in Charleston with a side of
an orange slice, but Its a very good summer Belgium White. I'm
sure there are better but when its hot and you're looking for
something alittle different and you serve it nice and cold with
a side of orange its worth it. I would recommend this, I'd love
to try this as a draft as well.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2003 00:45:28 | More by littlebibs
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hotstuff

Indiana

3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

When this beer was poured into my glass, it poured a large off-white head with fine-small sized bubbles that was long lasting. The body was cloudy and carbonation was observed. The hue of this beer was pale yellow and the nose was cruity and citrusy. There was good lacing on the sides of my glass with this beer. The flavor was mild and it lacked character. The mouthfeel was smooth, thin and watery.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2003 21:08:40 | More by hotstuff
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granger10

Wisconsin

3.08/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Even though Coors, inc makes Blue Moon this is still not a bad beer. It's a good beer to have people transition from macro to micro. Pretty sweet tasting. A lot of coriander and citrus in there. The base of the flavor is a wheaty malt taste. Not real balanced or deep. However, the more I experience other beers the more I realize that this simply is a weak, cloying beer. But it's not too bad for getting someone started into non-light beers.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2003 14:20:23 | More by granger10
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RedBeerchetta

Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is currently my every day beer. It's that good. The spice, combined with what I can only describe as a hint of blueberry, makes this so deliciously drinkable I had to bring some back to Toronto on my last trip home, south of the border. Blueberry isn't mentioned on the label and friends say they don't always taste it - some batches seem to have it and some don't - but whatever the flavour is it's matched perfectly with the spices of this Belgian Wheat.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2003 20:04:29 | More by RedBeerchetta
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had one of these in a tall weizen glass, they stuck an orange slice in there, removed it immediately, but the effect was hard to shake. I smelled orange notes the whole beer through, perhaps some of the oils clinging to the glass?

Nice hazy color, no head, light crown of bubbles. Aroma is, well, mostly orange, some yeast in the background. Tastes wonderfully spicy and fruity, orange up front, turning slightly tart/sour towards the end. Bottom of the glass tastes more of lemon. Mouthfeel is a little heavier for a Wit than I would have expected, but not bad. Though I would generally drink this style in the summer, I actually think I would prefer this in a cooler environment where it's bigger body would be a better fit. However, on any given summer's day, I'd be good for one. Coor's best offering, IMO.

Serving type: on-tap

07-02-2003 13:28:55 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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bushwhacker

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A good contender in the wit word, this cloudy yellow brew with moderate white head has its' own unique flavors. Prominent flavors of citrus, malt, and some spice along with strong coriander, I think. A strong lingering herb/spice remains after a bathing of the palate and swallowing. A soft and smooth mouthfeel with a tart finish. I was surprised at its' unique qualities and think it's a positive addition to the variety of whites.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2003 13:06:58 | More by bushwhacker
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kmo1030

Massachusetts

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...

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2003 23:14:49 | More by kmo1030
Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 4,340 ratings.