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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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5,493 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,493
Reviews: 1,466
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.88%
Wants: 48
Gots: 704 | 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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Photo of eporter66
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a cloudy yellow/amber. Decent 1.5 finger head and good lacing.

S - I did get the orange and citrus from both the smell and taste rather quickly. A grainy smell also sits in the back ground

T - Although not my favorite style of beer, I thought it had a very good taste, and good balance. There is orange and wheat in the flavor.

M - A light mouthfeel and a lot of carbonation

D - A crisp, refreshing, drinkable beer. This will be a good summertime beverage that many will enjoy. Nice job by Coors

eporter66, May 09, 2009
Photo of SeattleBeerBlog
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Interesting tasting.

I have been drinking this since the day it was actually labeled as a Coors product and it was my first introduction to wheat beers and probably only my second into 'good' beer.

Poured and tasted at first and it tasted like Coors. Very weird. Never had that taste in a Blue moon before. poured the rest of the bottle a few seconds later and stirred the yeast and then tried. Tasted like a good belgian wit. Double weird. So I guess what I am saying is make sure to stir the yeast as it gives the beer the nice clove and citrus taste that I like. After that the tasting went ok with good smell mouthfeel and a drinkable beer overall.

Interesting though that without the yeast it tastes like A bad coors O.

SeattleBeerBlog, Apr 29, 2009
Photo of VaTechHopHead
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Honey brown, completely unfiltered, zero head and lacing.

S - Nice refreshing smell full of oranges, lemons, and herbal spices. Very much on the citrus side and hardly any malts or bitterness.

T - Citrus flavors at first...mainly orange and it has hints of malted grains, but very light crystal grains. Has a bit of a tart/tinny aftertaste.

M/D - Light body with a little carbonation, would have like to tasted more. Very smooth and easy to drink and super refreshing.

VaTechHopHead, Aug 03, 2009
Photo of KeefD
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden color with a nice two-finger head that slowly fades leaving behind some surprisingly nice lacing. Smell is spicy and sweet. Taste is sweet, lots of wheat malt in play, backed up by coriander spice, and gets sweet again on the finish. Medium bodied, very smooth on the tongue. Probably the best macro beer you'll find.

KeefD, Jul 13, 2008
Photo of Joshsays
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pale cloudy orange-gold color. Poured a two finger head that dissipated almost instantly. A very thin bubble lace that sticks around about as long as the head.

Smell - Sweet smelling, lots of citrus and hints of coriander. Lightly peppery and pleasant to the nose.

Taste - Creamy moderate body with a light crispness from the wheat. Sweetness hits up front that creeps into a light citrus and peppercorn flavor. Finishes with the lingering crispness of wheat, and just enough dryness to make your mouth water for another taste. No real hop flavor that I can pick up on, but my taste buds aren't as strong as most.

Not the best Belgian White I've ever had, but I mean come on...it's brewed by Coors. Overall it's a well made brew, readily available, and decently priced.

Joshsays, May 22, 2012
Photo of jodmike2000
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A. Beautiful cloudy orangish gold 1 finger of white foam
S. strong floral smell with a good citrus smell
T. strong floral taste with a sweet citrus follow up
M. foamy sweet feel medium carbonation leaves the mouth tasting and feeling good
O. very good summer time beer light with a refreshing feel, only problem its a little to sweet and about two is all i can handle.

jodmike2000, May 09, 2011
Photo of PerroGrande
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Blue Moon is a fairly standard Witbier -- A "White" beer. It is "cloudy" in appearance, and is typically served with an orange slice.

Slice or no, Orange is a key player throughout the experience. It is notable in the aroma, and is there to stay. Coriander is notable as well, and I detect a slight hint of ginger.

People who are used to a highly filtered beer might find the appearance a bit disconcerting. However, the traditional White Beer is not filtered to a "crystal" clarity, so the cloudy appearance is to be expected.

Blue Moon opens sweet, with the Orange dominating the experience. In fact, I have flagged Blue Moon as the "sweetest beer I can tolerate". Fortunately, the sweetness relents enough to be an enjoyable beer.

This beer works nicely with food, and it seems to be widely available. It works well with foods that have an "edge" -- a nicely spiced Italian Sub, Chili, Nachos, and the like.

I rated the drinkability as "Average" because (to me), this beer has an interesting habit of leaving my palette feeling "slightly thirsty." I suspect this is somehow due to the acidity of the orange and the finish produced by the spice.

PerroGrande, Feb 20, 2009
Photo of Candledswans
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%

Candledswans, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of DoubleJ
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

According to the bottle label, it's made by Molson in Toronto. So then why don't they slap an IMPORTED sticker onto the label for the states market? One would think that would boost its appeal. Well, whatever. I'm ready to start this review:

It's a cloudy yellowish-orange in color with an average head. There's some fruit in the aroma, mostly the orange that this beer is brewed with. Parsley make its way through. The taste is biscuity, combined with spice. Hops are detectable, and pull through for balance. Orange and oatmeal flavors are noticed, with a superb finish.

As typical of North Americans, Blue Moon suggest you garnish it with an orange slice. I avoided that temptation, and does one really need to? The flavor was complex enough to keep me going. Maybe they want us to flavor their beer so it tastes like Tang. Weird.

DoubleJ, Apr 13, 2007
Photo of shwhat
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

look: creamy, opaque orange. thin head with absolutely no retention.

smell: first thing i notice is the orange soda type scent. very sweet smelling, a bit of spice detectable but not much else.

taste: light maltiness, almost no hop flavor. dominant citrus flavor, which tastes quite nice...well balanced with the flavor of the wheat. fruity yeast present.

feel: medium-ish body...more on the light side. decent carbonation. a bit creamy.

not really a fan of the orange slice pairing, but if you twist the peel over the glass (similar to the lemon twist in a martini) it helps bring out more of the orange in the beer. totally unnecessary, imo. i prefer it without the addition of fruit.

one of my fiancé's favorites, and a pretty decent go-to at restaurants with a less-than-adequate beer selection. this tends to be the "craft brew" at most places...along with sam adams boston lager.

shwhat, Apr 08, 2011
Photo of kelticblood
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
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?

kelticblood, Jul 22, 2003
Photo of HossMcGraw
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is one of those beers that you need to be in the mood for. Sometimes I drink this and it's absolutely refreshing and delicious. Other times, it's medicinal, watery, and repulsive. I'm drinking one right now and it's pretty damn good. Very smooth and refreshing, with a delicious aftertaste that reminds me of pumpkin pie (whatever spice is used in pumpkin pie is probably what I'm tasting). I think it's nutmeg or clove. At any rate, this is a fantastic refresher for a hot day. Forget the fact that it's brewed by Coors, this beer stands on its own.

HossMcGraw, Nov 21, 2002
Photo of brewandbbq
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is the beer I drink when I can't get to Maine or Mass to get the real deal-Allagash,but thats another review..
When poured properly, leaving a little in the bottle and swirling to decant all the sediment,Blue Moon has a very nice cloudyness.
Gold with a slightly orangy hue,it hold a modest head as it goes down.
The aroma is filled with belgian character and spices.Coriander,orange,citrus,lemony tartness.Fairly straightforward as far as the belgian character goes,nothing too funky.No hops are apparent.
The mouthfeel is decent with good carbonation and thin to medium body.
Lots of flavors to take in, and the tartness from the wheat and assorted spices keep you returning for another sip.
Citrus notes,some pepperiness,and friuty esters.
Not a whole lot of complexity though.
This beer grows on you and I have come to enjoy it from time to time,and it's available just about anywhere, at a reasonable price.
One of the very few "micro style" beers that have been sucessfully brewed and sold by the big guys.
Blue moon is really good with Mussels steamed in it with garlic and butter.A bag of chips on the side and maybe some pickeled hop shoots.

brewandbbq, Apr 30, 2003
Photo of lwillitz
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12-oz bottle into weizen glass

A - cloudy yellow/orange body under almost 2 fingers of white foam; small amount of visible carbonation

S - fresh orange, spice, hint of wheat

T - wheat bread, fresh orange juice, coriander, hop spice, pepper; some dryness moves in for a balanced finish

M - medium body, high in prickly carbonation

O - A little less carbonation and a slightly fuller body would help this one in my opinion, but overall not a bad witbier.

lwillitz, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of PorterLambic
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this repeatedly in the bottle some years ago, glad to try it again and on-tap as well.
Pours a nicy cloudy grapefruit color. Small head drops to a film quickly.
Smell is spice, malt, yeast and fruit (citrus).
Taste is similar: spice, malt, fruit (grapefruit & banana). Nicely balanced. Though not terribly complex, way above average for a megabrew. A touch rough around the edges. Medium-bodied. A solid beer but not a great one. Considering the source, a good effort and one I purchased regularly when it was available locally in bottles.

PorterLambic, Dec 09, 2005
Photo of bozebus17
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a murk straw color. A good amount of bubbles rise up to form a white head. The head is not very impressive and doesn't leave much lacing.

The smell is grainy with some sweet malt. I also detect a hint of lemon zest. It smells fresh and inviting.

The taste has a nice dose of sweetness from the wheat. There is a bit of zestiness and the spices barely come through. It feels crisp throughout the mouth. It is nice and refreshing.

This beer is pretty good. A better "supermarket beer" is hard to find. It is kind of like a beginners Oberon.

bozebus17, Mar 30, 2008
Photo of Kopp
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I've had in both a bottle and from tap with an orange wedge (while in Florida - most enjoyable blue moon I've ever had) - Orange wedge adds to the flavor but is by all means definitely not necessary

A: has a cross between an amber and a goldish color to it, a bit cloudy - with a whiteish small head that disappears quickly

S: the scent of coriander and orange is detected - not overpowering but very nice

T: sweet and nice tasting - you can taste the coriander and the orange in it - the orange wedge really adds to the flavor but is not necessary

M: crisp with good carbonation - enjoyable especially in the heat

D: I would definitely drink again

Overall: I had blue moon belgian white on it's own and with dinner - steak sandwich with onion and mushrooms, and it was a great experience either way. The sweetness was appreciated as was the refreshing taste following a day after walking around in the sun, I recommend.

Kopp, Mar 20, 2009
Photo of FrothyBeverage
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap with orange slice. The apperance is a cloudy golden orange color. You cannot see through the glass due to the opaque color. Minimal head and soapy lace. The smell is a very faint aroma of citrus and wheat. Not much to speak of on the smell. The taste is a blend of well ballanced flavors. There are hints of wheat, yeast, barley, citrus, and spices. The mouth feel is a major strong point. The beer has a very pleasant tingle on your tounge and is very carbonated. I find this beer very drinkable and is well ballanced. This is a good summer beer.

FrothyBeverage, Feb 16, 2009
Photo of clemtig76
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle brewed by Molson/Coors in Canada. Pours a slightly cloudy yellow straw color with a billowy white head that settles to leave just a little lacing. Nice citrusy aroma with a little sweet malt and a hint of peppery coriander. Tastes of yeasty sweet malt with a little orange and coriander. Smooth and balanced. Because this is made by Coors it automatically gets a bad rap by some. Are there better witbiers out there? Sure, but not a widely available as this one. Good call on a hot summer day.

clemtig76, Apr 24, 2007
Photo of turbotype
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

turbotype, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of jdprmd
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Pored in Boulevard tulip

Appearance, inch of head (pored heavily) Creamy orange in the glass… head goes away to almost nothing very quickly.

Smell… ORANGES. I am also getting some Belgian style esters along with light wheaty notes that pop out amongst the citrus.

Taste, for what it is I really enjoy it… orange and light citrus. Not thick, just very refreshing.

Mouthfeel, smooth and light.

Overall, it’s my go to beer when I don’t wanna spend the extra few bucks or if a bar is flooded with Anheuser. The taste is its my favorite feature and it is great for drinking when the weather is hot.

jdprmd, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of DDCMember
3.7/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

-12 oz. bottle poured into mug.

A: Cloudy orangish/yellow. Decent head, fades fast.

S: Citrus & Wheat.

T: Mostly orange/orange peels. Can definitely taste the wheat and maybe a hint of banana.

M: Thin to medium. Low carbonation.

D: Excellent! Very easy to drink and quenches the thirst. Would definitely make a good session beer. I normally drink it with an orange but I did not for the sake of this review. The orange adds a little more flavor and actually seems like it helps with the carbonation.

DDCMember, Jan 17, 2011
Photo of richkrull
3.7/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy amber orange color with a good amount of white head on it. Smells sweet, and wheaty. Taste is pretty darn good, sweet citrus flavor. Good light malt body with no hop character at all. Beer is very body and therefore went down smooth and easily. Pretty good tasting beer, easy to drink. Could put down a lot of these in a night.

richkrull, Apr 17, 2011
Photo of shredsofautumn
3.7/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber purchased 10/20/2010 in Easthampton, MA. Sampled 10/21/2010.

Appearance- Poured slowly into an aggressive finish. Fizzy 1 finger head, dissipating quickly. No lace retention on the head. The color of this brew is a deep yellow- goldenrod-esque. Can't see through it- that's a good thing!

Smell- Lots of coriander. Some vague spices. The nose on this brew isn't very strong.

Taste- There's the coriander. A hint of other strange spices, possibly a tad of clove & nutmeg adorn the outer edges. Slight lingering of hops. Overall, a good taste for a beer made under contract by a major macro-brewer. Just a little thin.

Mouthfeel- Pretty light. Perfect for a spring/summer barbecue. Good to wash some meat down the gullet.

Drinkability- Reasonably average alcohol level. Reasonably light in body and texture. Easy to swallow. I do like these, and it's about the only halfway decent beer on tap @ Chilis (besides Stella), so I know I'll be swallowing many more gallons of this stuff in my lifetime, though it will never be my first, or tenth, pick.

shredsofautumn, Oct 22, 2010
Photo of AlephNull
3.7/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - The color of real, unfiltered honey with a head that dissipates to a ring of white.

S - Smells of a lemony citrus hops and a light, wheat scent.

T - Smooth, lemony citrus flavor with a bit of a spice that must be coriander. A bit of a yeast flavor, but the lemon and wheat dominate.

M - Moderate body, not nearly as thick as it could be. No negatives from the mouthfeel.

D - Extremely easy to drink. Easily sessionable and a great intro to non-American Standard Lagers for bad beer drinkers.

AlephNull, Feb 06, 2008
Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 5,493 ratings.