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Blue Moon Belgian White - Coors Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
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5,812 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,812
Reviews: 1,513
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.88%
Wants: 64
Gots: 985 | 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 ADR
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Coors seems to have matched the style well on some points. Its lightly hoppy and crisp to a point. Weak bits of wheaty esters, slightly stifling with cotton candy effects. Its hazy, too...I'll agree with proc that the aftertaste is long lasting but I don't find it citrusy as much as vaguely medicinal, spices may correspond with the usual coriander as well as others.

Photo of Sammy
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Surprisingly decent, courtesy on tap in Orlando at Underground Bluz. Smooth enough thought it was a micro. Nice wheaty appearance, good aroma, smeet though citrusy. Refreshing carbonation. Medium of the road mouthfeel. Coors? Did they buy this brewery?

Photo of PhantomVodoo
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazed brownish golden color with an off-white head.
Aroma is really good at first, but seems to fade and worsen once the head fades. Orange and lemon with low-profile yeast. Fresh at first, but turned a bit musty once the head faded.

Taste is on the sweet side. Toasty, caramel malt flavor. Citrusy orange and lemon flavors. Low yeast profile. Hops attempt to balance, but fall just a bit short. Touch of mustiness.

Mouthfeel is a tad watery.
Good drinkability.

This is the best beer Coors makes that I've had. Solid, but nothing exceptional.

Photo of edchicma
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy dark lemon with a substantial head, minimal lacing. Eighth inch head remains throughout. Smell is malt, slightly grassy. Taste is not as wheaty as I expected...some fruit notes...a tad hint of metallic notes and medicinal quality. Mouthfeel is creamy. Drinkability is ok...metal and medicinal notes are distracting.

Photo of AaronRed
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Cloudy and pale, this beer poured nicely into the glass. You could definetely see the yeast suspended toward the end of the pour. A lemony, yeasty aroma cleary present. Very smooth tasting, bready with citrus flavor sneaking its way in. A little thin for me, but I think this is what the style is. Refreshing and made for hot summer days. A good beer to keep around once in a while- especailly for people with whom you want introduce to different styles of beer.

Photo of wcudwight
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pale orange in color, hazy with yeast floating around. At least they didn't filter it. Small thin ivory colored head. Little lace.
Nice aroma and it smells much more like a wit than I thought it would. Orange peel, coriander, and a pepper like spiciness. Spot on for the style though it doesn't really stand out in any way.
Flavor pretty much follows the style. Maybe a bit milder than other wits. It's inoffensive. Light bodied, yet still crisp and smooth. Easy to drink. There's better wits available but this beer has it's place. It's a good summertime recreation beer and gateway beer.
I was expecting Coors Light with lemon. It's much more than that, but it's not a great beer either.

Photo of redmosquito
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served a translucent yellow with a thin white head and an orange slice, the orange is nice for appearance, but I decided to remove it. A really soft and sweet aroma, slight citrus and even slighter spice. The flavor was sweet and slightly spicey, with strong malt flavors. The body was good, the beer smooth, but it seemed to be a little light on the carbonation, perhaps due to the slice of orange. Overall a good beer, but I’d rather have an Oberon, a Whitsun, or a Zoomer Wit.

Photo of sweett3k
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This brew is the best beer Coors has ever brought to the table. I could see why Smokey had to smuggle this beer across the Mississippi. Yes I just spelled Mississippi while drinking. This beer looks like a golden wheat. Smells like fruity bananas and taste like a wheat beer . The staple of wheat beers. Bell's oberon kicks this beers into last week but you can drink a lot more Blue moon than Oberon. Trust Me!

Photo of CHickman
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours cloudy yellow gold in color with a creamy 1 finger foamy white head that faded slowly, leaving good lacing; a lot of sediment floating around in the glass.

Smells of yeast, wheat, lemon, coriander, hay, grass, sweet malt, light caramel, grains and coriander or light citrus hops (maybe both); nice fresh hefeweizen aroma with a hint of faint wet bread and a nice nose that's consistent for a Belgian style.

Tastes like it smells, with sweet malt, yeast, wheat, lemon, coriander, orange peel, light citrus hops or herbs, hay, grass, caramel, grains, light pepper and some very mild spices; flavor is sweet, zesty and earthy, with nice grains and wheat.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, with a medium body and grainy feel, very light to no carbonation and a slick feel as it slides over the tongue.

A decent American hefe that is refreshing and quite drinkable, especially on a hot summer day. A very nice effort by Coors, and a beer that has become mainstream and consistently good.

Photo of powoo19
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A good beer with a light feel to it. The smell is fruity in its aroma. Very nice pour with a light white head. The taste has a bit more fruity flavor then I am used to but it was smooth. The aftertaste is a bit metallic but not too bad. Not a bad beer overall for its style

Photo of Captain_Komamura
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - a cloudy orange/yellow color, with a bubbly head that disappears fast.

Smell - It is of the spices and the oranges, with the wheat as more of a background.

Taste - The wheat is the main flavor, with the oranges and spices lightly over it.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied and good carbonation.

Overall - A decent Belgian beer, could have had more spices and oranges to it.

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle a very light and hazy light yellow with a creamy white head and lots of little floaties in the glass. Lacing was light.

Smells of lemon, orange, and cloves. Very nice.

The citrus (orange and lemon) really stand out but the wheat and the spice help balance out the experience.

Light bodied with a light carbonation.

This is a nice beer for the summer season. Very drinkable and enjoyable. I also like to swish the bottle to make sure I get all of the goodness in my glass.

Photo of MaltsOfGlory
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a good beer, simply put, it's a good beer. Whoever rips on it for being made by coors needs to grow up. This beer has a nice cloudy appearance, golden in color. Smells crisp and fruity, like oranges and coriander. Taste is just the same, heavy orange presence, but its balanced out nicely with the wheat, not much hop or malt, but that's okay. It is a well done beer and nothing is unpleasing about it. I could drink it anytime, rain or shine.

Photo of mikeg67
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have not tried Blue Moon for 15 years, but yesterday had to drink it on occasion. Pours hazy orange with a large white head. Nose of yeast, citrus fruit with hints of spicy hops and apples. Medium crisp body, with citrus, sweet malt and spicy hops on the palate. Finish is sweet in the beginning then becomes spicy and dry. Surprised and impressed by this brew.

Photo of claytri
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nice cloudy golden beer, but lacking any real sediment. Very little head, and it quickly becomes a light lace. A light citric and spicy smell. A good mix of tastes citrus, spices, and yeast at the start with a nice tinge of banana and mint at the end. A pleasant light feel with slight oilyness. The finish or mint gives it a nice cleansing feel. This is a beer that can be had again and again. It is equally good in either tap or bottle. The only problem is that once you've finished one, you simply want another.

I first had this beer as it was the only wheat beer offered at the bar I was at. I simply assumed it was from a new micro-brewery. I often purchase it when Hoegarden or Blanche de'Bruge is not available. I find Blue Moon Belgian White to be a good domestic substitute. It would be nice to have some sedimentation as that is so much a part of the experience of the Belgian Wheat's.

It is with a little embarasement that I find this is a Coors product. With that knowledge I now see it so clearly. It tastes exactly like what I would have expected of a Coors Wheat. I have always enjoyed Coors products considerably and find them superior to any of the other U.S. macro-brewers. I now have to remove Herman Josef's premium lager from atop my list.

Photo of packetknife
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not quite Hoegaarden but certainly a good beer. Not quite as aggressive as Hoegaarden but the spice comes through well. Color and smell are key again.

Photo of thebfg
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale orange/light brown. Small head that disappeared quickly.

S: Apricot, orange zest.

T: Orange zest/orange. Winter spices.

M: A bit thin, but not upsetting.

O: A great macro brewed beer. Obviously similar to an Oberon, just a little more watered down.

Photo of jabocu
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into glass.

A – Poured into glass, but swirled last 1/3 before pouring rest into glass. Very dull and cloudy. Deep yellow, almost the color of wheat itself. Large cap (could be due to the swirling ) but dissipated pretty quickly without much trace except some lacing on top of beer.

S – Wheaty, orange peel, lots of citrus mixing together. Sweet and mild.

T – Citrus, mostly orange. Wheat. Light taste.

M – Carbonation is mellow but some tingles at first. Very smooth and a light bodied. Hints of different tastes, but nothing extravagant. Feels refreshing and finishes the same. Little on the watery side

D – Excellent session beer. One of my personal favorites with pizza and hot wings. Bars like to put a slice of orange on the edge, which helps bring out the citrus even more.

Photo of adammills
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured this 12 ounce bottle into a glass beer mug. It is a very hazy straw, extra pale. It has a small head that quickly fades. You can both smell and taste the wheat in the beer, very light with little to no hoppy flavor. This is a good change of pace beer. I did not drink it with the case recommended orange slice. I might next time.

Photo of MrMcGibblets
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

served sans garnish. despite being a bmc product, i can't let that lower my scores on this one. it's a decent example of a witbier. on the more colorful end for the style, this is a hazy glowing orange in color with a big creamy white head and lacing. looks like a german wheat, actually. requisite aromas of orange peel and fresh bread, with maybe a hint of spice and honey. nice bready malt sweetness is rounded out by some coriander spice and a bit of sourness. hops a very minor player here as per the style. big, chewy mouthfeel for a wit and a natural feeling, creamy carbonation. refreshing enough.

Photo of gpogo
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Hazy opaque yellow orange with large thick white head. Head dissipated a bit, but was still respectable and left some sparse lacing.

A- Orange citrusy aroma with light wheaty malt smell.

T- Lots of citrusy orange flavor, much more so than other wits I have had. A bit of coriander. Wheaty aftertaste.

M- Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Gives me a bubbly mouth feel sensation.

D- Quite drinkable. A good bet for bars that serve mainly BMC. Some places stick an orange in it, which kills the head, but is good in it's own way.

Photo of thain709
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Hazy yellow in color...and nice big white head that slowly goes away...little lacing

S - There's one big one here...oranges...lingering in the background is some yeast and malts

T - The orange flavor is not overpowering...it has a little wheat flavor...decent tasting...nothing too spectacular

M - Light and crisp

D - This is a witbier I can drink until I grow up to the big boy stuff!...not a true representation but a good start

Photo of lewzer99
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden, somewhat cloudy yellow-orange, with a large, though short-lived, head. Aroma smells of cereal grains with hints of citrus and yeast.

Taste, similar to smell, is primarily that of sweet malt, with additional flavors of orange, yeast, and cinnamon. Sweetness of malt lingers along with the cinnamon flavor. It has a crisp carbonation with a substantial, but not thick, body; it's very drinkable.

Photo of thefenst
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my pilsener glass. Had a thick head with a hazy light amber color. Seems to be unfiltered due to some sediments.

Smells mainly like wheat and orange peel, and the taste is similar, with a slight spicy (perhaps coriander) finish.

Well carbonated, but a bit light-bodied for a wit. I guess I am used to heavier wits like Hoegaarden.

This is very easy to drink, and for something made by Coor's, it's even better. Recommended.

Photo of BirdFlu
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

blue moon definetely deserves some respect as for many it is one of the first beers you try that actually has some taste. As far as the style goes it is pretty average. It's pour is cloudy yellow/amber with a foamy head. Flavor and aroma both have a hint of citrus but are mainly wheat. It's easy to drink, which is it's greatest strength. It may not be anything special once you learn more about the style, but, again, due to it's wide availability it is often the most interesting beer available at many bars (the only alternative to bud or such), so ts probably responsible for bringing many into the world of craft beers. Ok whatever.. Anyone reading this has tried it and knows all this already anyway.

Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 5,812 ratings.