Blue Moon Belgian White - Coors Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

1,532 Reviews
THE BROS
87
very good

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Reviews: 1,532
Hads: 6,198
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 16.33%
Wants: 87
Gots: 1,549 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-15-2001

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Photo of Bowdoinbeerboy
3.99/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pours with a fair amount of foam which slowly subsides to almost nothing. A off yellow color, very cloudy.

Smell- An incredibly fruity nose, quite pleasant actually, perhaps a hint of banana?

Taste- Decidedly mellow, not as fruity a taste as the smell would suggest, hints of fruit, wheat, not much hops.

Mouthfeel- Very light on the palate, exceedingly mellow and well balanced.

Drinkability- A very drinkable beer, good for hot summer days. (458 characters)

Photo of beerluvr
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like this one! Only beaten by Sam Adams White Ale (what ever happened to that?) Well made, great cloudy appearance...good stuff, but still no Celis White (which I miss dearly) (177 characters)

Photo of cbleary
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a good beer. I enjoyed it was served with a medium white head and an orange, cloudy body. The taste was very pleasant and even with citrus and coriander giving way to fresh wheat. Is it wrong to prefer this Coors product to the less consistent Hoegaarden? (263 characters)

Photo of drcarver
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - a cloudy soft orange color with a 1 finger creamy head. Head lasts and laces well down the side of the glass.

S - heavier in the bitter orange aroma than most wit's and light in the coriander. Creamy aroma rises as well.

T - a pop of orange comes first with a more sour lemony undertone follows. The coriander is there but more subdued than others of the styles (like Hoegaarden and Alagash White) Having said that it lacks the complexity of others as well

M - nice medium body with a bit of tartness that makes your mouth tingle.

D - great session beer. great lawn-mower beer. great summer beer. Only danger I run is a headache if I've had too many. (659 characters)

Photo of AFDerek
4/5  rDev +16.6%

As a new beer drinker, this is the first I've ever tried that had me saying, "wow, I actually really like this." Had it served in a pint glass with an orange slice, the only thing I didn't like was the slight funky odor. Until I find something I like better, this will be my go-to when available. (296 characters)

Photo of miket163
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blue Moon Belgian White poured a lovely orange with nice clouding and a 1-inch fluffy white head (into American pint glass). The nose was a very clean grapefruit and grass aroma. The taste was great and very refreshing (citrus like, yet not like a soda). All in all a really good ale.

Cheers! (293 characters)

Photo of TheEclecticGent
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer from a 22 draft. The color is a cloudy light tan / straw color, very nice even cloudiness. It has a firm 1-inch head that stays for about the first 1/3 of the session with a little lacing. It has a very zesty citrus and light wheat scent with a nice spicy aroma. Nice orange and wheat flavors with nutmeg overtones. This is a very good Belgium-styled White / Witbier. I was shocked to learn that it's made by Coors! This would be their best beer buy a long shot. This is a really good beer of this style and from an American Macrobrewery (McBrewery)! Wow Impressive.

Update: I continue to like this beer more and more. It’s become on the easy drinking beers when I relax. It is really good and very affordable. I have bumped the numbers up. I still can’t believe that this is produced by a Macrobrewery. (822 characters)

Photo of DookDrinkyCrow
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Belgian White pours cloudy with little head. Color is light brown to yellow. Smells of citrus. Has a light hoppy malty taste with a hint of lemon. Not very heavy but excellent drinkability. This beer would go great with a fish dinner. Had this beer in a 22 oz frosted draft glass at Applebees. (293 characters)

Photo of bshotbox
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

solid, all day go to beer, very flavorful, good aroma and texture. this beer appears a shade of hazy orange. not sure that it is exactly to style guidelines but is great just as it is. I like this beer best on tap, as I do most beers, but no need for the orange slice, it just gets in the way of emptying the glass and it already has good citrus notes from the orange peel (372 characters)

Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this beer on tap at Brio Tuscan Grille in Annapolis, MD out of a pint glass.

A: Pours a very hazy orange hue with a 2-finger, white head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace.

S: Strong citrus aroma with hints of pine and coriander.

T: Sweet brew with a dominate orange flavor. The sweetness is balanced slightly by the wheat and hops.

M: Medium body and carbonation.

O: I’ve had this beer a ton but never reviewed it until now. I’ve always like how easy it went down and the light citrus flavor. (518 characters)

Photo of Andreji
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

out in town my first night in NYC and this is the pick i found.

i'm also kind of glad i didn't know this was coors-brewed from the beginning so i wasn't aprehensive at all when tasting it and mentally reviewing it. it's a good beer and that's that.

pour is somewhat of a midpoint between the wit and the weizen. i wouldn't think this is entirely a witbier by what it looks like (my benchmark being a hoegaarden) but definetly not a weizen either. more along the lines of a hoe. grand cru or something. headless for the most part (what's up with the beers i've had in the states so far today?).

smell is of wheat but some lime slides through the notes, not too strong and definetly allowing the grain to be dominant. no hops.

taste is quite good, soft and wheaty with a citrus underscore but at no time overwhelming very soft hoppy finish hardly caressing the palate. refreshing although thick-bodied somewhat.

this is a good beer by all means and is readily available all over, worth a try. (995 characters)

Photo of funkengruven
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm very partial to this style, I find it smooth and delicate and very easy to drink. With that being said this is no exception. Granted it lacks the refinement of the genuine article, it still manages to hit the spot. I received this with a slice of orange on the glass and a bit of head on this nice cloudy offering. The smell was clean, some wheat, lots of orange (obviously), Flavor was nice, refreshing, had a grainy aroma, the wheat presenting itself i'm sure. Very smooth and easy to drink too.

Something I wish was more available here. This would make a good "less expensive" beer to keep available. (608 characters)

Photo of civilizedpsycho
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured bottle into mug. No orange slice.

Appearance: Golden color that is slightly cloudy. Had a small head, but that's okay.

Smell: Strong sweet wheat smell. Nothing else that I could really notice in the aroma.

Taste: A nice strong wheat flavor with maybe a hint of coriander. Very smooth and refreshing.

Mouthfeel: A good body from the yeast, while not being too thick.

Drinkability: The perfect summer beer, and it would work pretty well any other time as well. A good drink. (487 characters)

Photo of JasonCoop
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a cloudy yellowish orange with decent head.

smells sweet and fruity. smells a lot like a hefeweizen type brew.

taste is smooth and creamy. nice wheaty taste, bready malt character, with a nice crisp refreshing finish.

mouthfeel is light and creamy at the same time. crisp. drinkability is pretty good. overall impressed that this is a coors product. (364 characters)

Photo of bamadog
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review is from notes taken on 4/3/2010 and poured from the tap to a pint glass.

Appearance: Comes from the tap a bit like grapefruit juice and lemonade shade in color and starts with a one finger white head that fades rather quickly to a thin, full, yet uneven skim; body is very cloudy and there is really no chance to see if there is any carbonation bubbling within; faint and scant washes of lacing hold to the sides of the glass.

Smell: Not too shabby -- a fair blend of citrusy and juicy orange; black pepper, yeasty and a tall dry wheatiness; smell is fairly potent and I feel it really gives me a solid idea as to what it's going to taste like.

Taste: Part of me really wants to hate this beer, but it's actually pretty solid -- a nice blend of the scentes appearing in flavor form -- nice juicy citrusy orange; firm peppery spiciness; a pretty fair yeast and a strong wheaty/bready background. Dammit.

Mouthfeel: Solid carbonation that comes across as very tiny, but strong, bubbles; body is of medium weight, but doesn't feel too heavy; the roof of the mouth is left powdery dry and the mouth, overall, is left dry and cottony.

Drinkability: Like I said, I kind of want to hate this beer, but it's pretty solid, flavorful and drinkable; I like the flavor and spicy/peppery notes; body isn't too heavy and the ABV isn't too bad at the 5.4% mark... Dammit. A nice summer beer. (1,388 characters)

Photo of Salt-n-Beer
4/5  rDev +16.6%

I'm not ashamed to admit that this is one of my favorite beers out there. It's a joy to look at (the cloudy, straw-colored, liquid looks fantastic when thirsty) and the taste is strong enough but not overwhelming. The orange peel and coriander are easy to detect, while there is no yeasty aftertaste (which is a huge plus in my books). (336 characters)

Photo of Roy3268
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

An overall fantastic drink

A- poured a rusty orange/brown color. Kept a nice white head the whole drink

S- Like nothing you've ever smelled before as far as im concerned. Had a pleasant wheat aroma

T- Detected not only a creamy wheat flavor, but also a hint of blueberry

M- Thick

D- I highly suggest it. Not usually a fan of beer of this nature (wheats), but would try another make of this (395 characters)

Photo of stoutman
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

As with all Belgian Witbiers, Blue Moon's has a bright hazy yellow color. Another distinctive characteristic typical of Witbier is the spicy-orange aroma and definite coriander flavor all the way through to the finish. Coors did an excellent job with this brew. << THIS IS CALLED BELGIAN WHITE NOT BELGIUM WHITE >> (328 characters)

Photo of ferrari29
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer poured from a bottle into a tall Hefeweizen style glass

A - Body has a light orange colored body; cloudy; nice one finger foam formed with a little amount of lacing; plenty of a visible carbonation; looked enticing

S - Lemon; sour yeast; spicy coriander and orange peel; slight caramel malt back end

T - Orange; coriander and other spices; lemon and malt biscuit backbone

M - Good, wholesome body; effervescent; slight astringent taste; crisp and dry

D - Overall, this was a good drink and can definitely hold its own against other craft brews; kudos to Coors for making this enjoyable beer, why can't that make more beer like this? (642 characters)

Photo of strattor
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served to me in a pint glass. Slightly hazy golden orange color with a white head. Garnished with an orange slice.

Orange and malt notes come through in the aroma.

Flavor continues the orange flavors found in the aroma. This is fairly sweet, but not in an artificial way. Not very complex, but tasty.

Light body, almost watery. Medium carbonation.

A very smooth, tasty brew good for a hot day. Not the most complex Wit you'll find, but maybe the most easy-drinking. (477 characters)

Photo of PhantasIPA
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a very cloudy, golden color. The head, when poured, dissipates quickly but throughout the drink it was present at the edges and left very little lacing.

The smell is soft with a hint of wheat and orange. I know this is the obvious smell but I often drink this beer without the standard orange peel and still get this characteristic from the beer without the additional orange flavor. I think the coriander smell is difficult to pick up on.

The taste is nice. Initially I expect the lemon wheat flavor because of the lightness of the beer but get a nice, pleasant, and light earthy, orange flavor. A lot of brewers like to use the wheat beer to carry their own unique lemon, orange, or raspberry flavor but for me, the Blue Moon really has the market cornered in the orange arena. It has a natural (wheat) flavor balanced with a subtle citrus flavor (orange) that is nice and refreshing.

The mouthfeel is refreshing and light. There is a noticeable carbonation but nothing the produces the gritty gulp.

I have been drinking this beer for years and have always enjoyed it. It has the lightness and refreshing qualities of a true light beer, but it has real flavor and a little kick at 5.4%, though not much. Some people will say this is a summer only brew, but it is 70 degrees in my house right now on a cold March night, so drink away...far away. (1,364 characters)

Photo of ZAP
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the better macro produced craft beer. Certainly not in the top tier of wits but it is a nice drinker and relatively close to style.

This beer has a strong "orange" element in the taste and aroma...I'm drinking this from a bottle but it is even stronger on tap...a little orange peel but more just plain oranges.

It is a little sweeter than most in this style but that never seems to hamper its drinkability for me.

Bottom line...a quality craft brew from an American macro brewer that is enjoyable but not quite at the same level as the top beers in this style. I would strongly recommend this to someone that is a macro drinker but is starting to show more curiosity towards craft beer. (698 characters)

Photo of fingerlaker
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

For the price can I put it down much? Not really. It's $8 for a sixer at most gas stations where I live. Not bad.

First off, this beer is 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 times better in the bottle than on draught. The reason is when it is in the bottle you can do that "3/4-empty swirl" that gets that nice sweet wheat sediment from the bottom and gives it a full head if poured correctly.

Pouring it CORRECTLY into a tall octagonal glass the liquid is a white and straw-gold mixture. The head was 3/4-inch thick and remained there until the end. Heavy wheat sediment swirled around and the beer was largely opaque because of it.

Smell was mainly lemon with wheat. No hop presence. The smell of this beer is probably it's best part.

The flavor... watered-down belgian wheat. Good orange and lemon, coriander and a slight hint of (don't quote me) lime. It's nice and sweet like a white ale should be. But the body is a tad light, Ok, very light. Far too light. There are almost no hops to speak of, but that is the signature of a white ale.

I buy this brew all the time. It's a decent standby. (1,099 characters)

Photo of proc
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have to give credit where credit is due. Coors does a nice job with this beer. The fact that they are a big brewer does not mean they can't produce a good beer. Blue Moon Belgium White pours out nice and somewhat semi-cloudy. The fact that its not completely filtered, lends to its taste. I never had the pleasure of trying Celis White, so a comparison cannot be made from my end, but the citrusy aftertaste of this one stays with you for awhile. Nice job on the part of Coors, and believe me, its tough for me to say that. (531 characters)

Photo of dcook11
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Cloudy with floating yest particles and possibly bits of orange throughout. Light tangerine color with a fair amount of carbonation and a bright white head. The beer looks like it tastes if that makes sense.

S- Orange and malt with a slight zest at the finish.

T- Dominant orange and malt sweetness with a slight bite on termination.

M- Creamy and smooth.

D- Good session brew on a hot day (397 characters)

Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 1,532 ratings.