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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

4,761 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 4,761
Reviews: 1,430
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 18.53%
Wants: 31
Gots: 308 | 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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SeanMcKnight

New York

1/5  rDev -70.6%

08-23-2013 20:36:55 | More by SeanMcKnight
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BAstoutsNsours

Florida

1/5  rDev -70.6%

04-01-2013 02:31:57 | More by BAstoutsNsours
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cratez

Ontario (Canada)

1/5  rDev -70.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Wow. Where to start in my panning of this beer. I guess in a sentence I would say that this is 1) not a witbier in any sense of the word, and 2) tastes so bad that it's offensive and insulting. There is zero taste, zero spiciness, and no trace of "coriander and orange peel" whatsoever. Instead, I get a salty gulp of swill with a greasy, slick mouthfeel. Couldn't even finish the beer! Awful. If I could give this 0.5 out of 5.0, I would.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2008 21:36:57 | More by cratez
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buxwheat

Georgia

1.13/5  rDev -66.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Can't remember the details since this was not memorable in a favorable way. What does stick in my head was that it smelled like cheap perfume, and tasted like I would imagine cheap perfume would taste. I do recall that I could not / would not finish the one bottle I tried, something that I have never had the displeasure of experiencing with any other beer. The remainder of the six pack my sister purchased is still in my parents' fridge, and there it will remain until they pour it out on the parched turf here in GA, where there is a watering restriction. I figure the grass will drink anything about now.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2006 22:31:56 | More by buxwheat
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corpulent

Nevada

1.2/5  rDev -64.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

Last beer in the fridge at bro's place. Even he won't drink it.

Pours a hazy yellow. Thinnest of frothy heads perches on top, as if it wants to escape.
Very chemical, astringent smell is disconcerting. Wee bit lemony, a la Pine Sol.
Taste is underwhelming. Blechy bitter finish. Terrible aftertaste.

If you want a quote unquote "witbier," there are infinitely better examples.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2010 17:45:13 | More by corpulent
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yayo716


1.25/5  rDev -63.2%

04-07-2012 01:45:35 | More by yayo716
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jeddis1

New Jersey

1.25/5  rDev -63.2%

06-29-2012 01:10:28 | More by jeddis1
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chippo33

Vermont

1.25/5  rDev -63.2%

12-21-2012 03:24:45 | More by chippo33
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tuckerlikesbeer

Minnesota

1.25/5  rDev -63.2%

03-14-2013 02:57:40 | More by tuckerlikesbeer
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Dwh689

Texas

1.25/5  rDev -63.2%

03-25-2012 04:00:43 | More by Dwh689
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

1.25/5  rDev -63.2%

04-25-2013 18:19:27 | More by Jason1337
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kenito799

New York

1.27/5  rDev -62.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsener glass. No freshness date, but label says it was brewed in Toronto, copyright 2007. Stored in the dark confines of 12-pack (11 more of these? YIKES)

Not the first time I have had this beer by any means. Coors has so successfully saturated the market that it is the only "witbier" style beer to be found in many a bar across the land, served with a ubiquitous slice of orange. These bars mean well, I just wish they could realize how misguided is the choice to serve this stuff. I feel the need to get this review on record. A friend who thinks he likes it bought some and popped one. Luckily, he also bought some Hoegaarden to compare and he is learning.

The straw-amber brew is mildly hazy and raises a tiny white head that recedes to nothing. Ah, that smell. Wretched. I don't know what they do to give it that grassy, unpleasant aroma. There are some lemons and I guess hints of coriander underneath, but maybe there is also good ole American macrolager skunk in there yearning to break free. It actually has some positive aspects to it so I will leave it with a "not impressed" since the good is more than cancelled by that awful stale grassiness.

On the palate the heinous promise of the nose is carried to another level entirely. A watery, thin, rancid mouthfeel carries a lemon-swampgrass taste, with a long acrid finish. Undrinkable. Make it stop.

Edit: Now that I read respected BA members' reviews that aren't as harsh as mine...I doubt they were wrong; I suspect that the mass production (in Canada?) of this product has led to a deterioration of quality. I stand by my review.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2007 03:15:50 | More by kenito799
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DmanGTR

New York

1.33/5  rDev -60.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Review from notes... this is from a while back but I had a Blue Moon recently and it is just as I remembered...

A - poured a hazy amber/yellow with a fluffy white head that disappears in a minute. Looks decent I guess. No citrus in mine.

S - something very strange here, orange peels, pale malts, yeast. Highly unbalanced with a small pinch of hops... ugh...

T - I could not take more than a few sips of this beer. I can do Hoegaarden, St. Bernardus Wit, etc... but this was just god-awful... someone blended some orange juice, baker's yeast, and Keystone Light and called it a Blue Moon...

M - Thin and watery. Highly carbonated.

D - This was a drain pour (again). I've had this from the bottle three times and each time it was a pour.

Overall - I found this to be a horrible attempt at a Belgian Wit beer. If you want a representative of the style, Try Ommegang Witte, St. Bernardus Witbier, or even Hoegaarden. I was extremely disappointed in this beer and wasn't surprised to find that it is made by a macro. Effin wankers.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2008 16:52:04 | More by DmanGTR
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blknikon

Massachusetts

1.5/5  rDev -55.9%

05-07-2013 23:00:53 | More by blknikon
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Enriquehopnog

Massachusetts

1.5/5  rDev -55.9%

11-22-2013 17:35:45 | More by Enriquehopnog
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uziangis

Ohio

1.5/5  rDev -55.9%

01-13-2012 02:23:09 | More by uziangis
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Jordanmtate

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -55.9%

06-12-2014 21:09:40 | More by Jordanmtate
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trentbent

New York

1.5/5  rDev -55.9%

10-28-2013 03:20:35 | More by trentbent
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macesq

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -55.9%

06-15-2014 02:03:33 | More by macesq
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gopens44

Virginia

1.5/5  rDev -55.9%

01-22-2012 04:54:05 | More by gopens44
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Jameswoody

Montana

1.5/5  rDev -55.9%

02-23-2013 23:04:33 | More by Jameswoody
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -55.9%

07-04-2012 16:54:12 | More by LarryMyers
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Tron


1.5/5  rDev -55.9%

06-19-2012 19:42:25 | More by Tron
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Punchfoster

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -55.9%

02-16-2014 02:26:39 | More by Punchfoster
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VinceHopkins

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -55.9%

03-17-2014 23:59:54 | More by VinceHopkins
Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 4,761 ratings.