Blue Moon Belgian White - Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Belgian WhiteBlue Moon Belgian White

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5,768 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,768
Reviews: 1,490
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.88%
Wants: 58
Gots: 893 | 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:
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Photo of drabmuh
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Seriously, in a can. Beer is yellow and hazy with a soft white head, minimal lacing, moderate carbonation.

Aroma contains oranges, some spices some wheat, mild sweetness.

Beer is thin and sweet up front with a nice finish of some wheat aftertaste to it. The beer is easy going down and one of these fake craft beers that is forced on the masses in great supply. This is probably the first time i've ever had it and for a witbier, it was decent.

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

Cloudy orange colour that has tinges of yellow throughout & forms a bubbly white head that fades after 30sec.

Balanced mix of wheat & orange along with some good citrus notes that compliment the aroma well. There is also some milder coriander notes and a little spiciness too. Could have been stronger though.

Orange, wheat & citrus matches nose & there is also some coriander & a general spiciness. Orange flavour is slightly too strong though.

Medium body & a slight spicy tang to the drink. It is creamy, smooth & easy to drink without really blowing me away.

A pretty solid, good beer & one that I'll go back too at some point in the future no doubt.

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

When I first bought this in a growler from a Louisville KY beer store, I had no idea it was made by Coors. Back then, not being a BA but having discovered micros, if I'd known it was from Coors, I probably would have ignored this beer. I remembered the biggest impression of this beer was the buttery quality of it, unlike anything I'd had to that point. Maybe that was because it was from a keg....

A: Very cloudy, light orange , slight carbs and little head.

S: Fruity note, hint of a buttery scent, mostly a wheat smell.

M: A lot more spirited that I remember , it did have a small bit of the buttery finish at the end. More welcome from the bottle.

T: As a wheat, this is very good. Because I haven't reviewed witbeer before , I'll just go with my impressions. Why have I been shunning this beer? Just like JWD's Pale, this is pretty tasty, and definately better than standard Coors fare. Very citrus flavored, perhaps more of a lemon taste that a Hefe. Alcohol was there, but barely tasted. Good balance, a great summer taste.

Drinkability: I'm glad I tried this one again. From the bottle it was better than from the tap, and a lively beer and a good summer taste. Because this is more available, I could see buying this for daytime cookouts. Good wheat.

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

A nice Coors product, great on hot days.
A translucent orange-ish body with a not very big head, not very attractive but not ugly either. Have it without the orange and you still can get the citrus aromas, that come along in the taste.
Refrshing on the mouth with a good amount of bubbles running around the tongue.
Best choice if there is nothing else to choose from.

Photo of abecall98
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - pourned a copper orange. WhIte head pours nicely, but dissipates quickly.

S - smells of orange peel, sweet malt, and faint hop right at the end. A little too sweet.

T - starts off a little malty, hits of citrus. Finishes with some wheat flavors.

M - well carved, coats the mouth nicely. Wish it was a little more dry.

D - this is a beer I wouldn'tind having if there was no craft available. It's drinkable, not bad tasting, and offers a gateway for newcomers.

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

I've really grown fond of wheat beers over the past couple of years, mostly because of Blue Moon, and here's why: pouring a cloudy golden brown, notes of orange and coriander waft off the thick head, mixed among the subtle scent of rising dough and bananas, typical of wheat beers. On the tongue, smooth and creamy, with the banana presence becoming more prominent, and a heavy body that leaves surprisingly quickly, leaving a warm, clean finish.

This beer is perfect on a warm summer day, but refreshing even in these colder months. Food recommendations include Thai food or spicy chicken dishes, and while it's delicious on it's own, I don't recommend it as a session beer, as the flavors tend to mute and weaken if you nurse it too long. Cheers!

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

Had several pints while dining on the town recently. It served as a nice compliment to the red chile fueled New Mexican style dinner I had. This unfiltered wheat was golden in color and it was unfiltered as advertised. Could detect the fruits that are used in this style of beer. Taste was heavy on the wheat with a hint of citrus. Mouthfeel was good, a little heavier than what I thought. It was a nice compliment to dinner, quenching the fire of the chilies.

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

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Cloudy orange/yellow; not fair to say "rust" but a watered down "rust" color.

Smell - Yeast and orange.

Taste - Citrus, not orange per se, but citrus. Somewhat sweet, but not overly so. Wheaty.

Mouthfeel - Creamy, surprisingly.

Drinkability - Great "hot summer night" beer.

This is far from the best beer out there, but it's good. I wonder how different people's ratings would be if this wasn't a Coors product suffering from anti-big-brewery bias. It's better than (though not as subtle as) Hoegaarden, which is probably the most popular beer of this type.

Photo of Tilley4
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single a few days ago and thought I'd give this one a try...

Pours a hazy golden orange with a thick creamy head... Looks pretty good.. Nice lacing...

Fairly good aroma as well.... Spicy and wheaty as well as a little fruity... Not as pungent as I'd like but nonetheless...

Wheaty and spicy with the hints of orange and spices as found in the usual witbier... Not nearly as flavorful as the aroma would lead one to believe... Not bad at all... Just sort of weak....

Overall, a good intro into craft beer and especially the style...

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

Reviewing at the bar. Garnished with an orange piece, appearance is that nice cloudyness to it. Its has a ton of orange in this. Appearance smell and taste is orange. Not that it is a bad thing. Because its a very smooth and enjoyable beer.
The smell has a bit of clove with sweet malt. High orange presence as I said before. Taste is a very sweet, with a slight bitter finish. A very nice blend. this is a beer you could go thru a six pack and wonder where it went when you were finished.

Photo of Vengeance526
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at a very beer deprived bar.

Hazy golden color with a thin white head that dissipates rather quickly. Haha, they threw in the orange wedge for me too.

Smells of wheat and citrus...mostly lemon but then I was also smelling that orange too...

Taste of lemon and spice. Wheat is also evident. Not sure how I feel about people putting fruit in my beer but it works with this beer so why not I suppose.

A bit thin as far as a typical witbier would be concerned but this is surprisingly good considering the source. I wouldn't expect much from Coors but this is far from disappointing. It actually is fairly refreshing and a good find when you just want a beer at that bar that doesn't have anything else...

Photo of BigBrewStu
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pretty tasty beer! It is the best one from the Blue Moon label (minus Grand Cru) that you see floating around in 12/24 packs. It isn't terribly exciting, but the citrus undertones are noteworthy. A nice treat that is worth enjoying--especially on a hot summer day.

Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is an opaque, banana color with a thin white head. Smells and taste very solid, but just super average and middle of the road for wit. I'm sure some folks would gasp to hear this, but I kind of consider this a benchmark of the style. All the elements are there, but subtley presented and very balanced. Its just really no-nonsense wit. I love Hoegaarden much as the next guy, but sometimes them flavors be wildin'.

Photo of Brenden
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I found this to be the same from the bottle as on tap.

The appearance is a cloudy golden-brown. There's about a one-finger head with very light lacing. The smell is mild and pleasant, unquestionably orange with notes of spice. The taste is, citrus, wheat and spices. A sweet orange taste dominates without overpowering. The light spiciness comes through in the finish as well. It is light-bodied and smooth with some nice carbonation. The finish is dry with a little citrus and spice acidity.

Photo of Metalmonk
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden-yellow with many excited bubbles rushing to the top of the snow-white head. Head is little but retains well throughout. Drifts of lace build as the glass empties.

Smell is a thick melange of spices (similar to Sam Adams White Ale) which waft to the nose like a floral-meets-mustard thing. It tells me summer is just around the corner.

The foamy head helps the flavor greet the mouth, and it tastes almost exactly as it smells: floral, somewhat tangy, thick with various spice essences. Also a good wheat essence, which I didn't pick up in the aroma.

Mouthfeel is creamier than your usual witbier, but it's a welcome addition to the flavor profile.

I can't believe I'm drinking a Coors product, and I can't believe a Coors product is actually decent. Gotta call 'em as I drink 'em, and for this one, I can only give Coors a thumbs up (almost makes me want to shudder...). Let it be a lesson: always look to the Belgians to steer you right on beer. Even Coors did well by doing so. Blue Moon has become less impressive to me over repeated tastings, but it has stiff competition from not only its much better Belgian counterparts, but from other U.S. micros that are more authentic. But for what it is, it's alright...I'm definitely not in the Blue Moon Hater camp.

Photo of aval89
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a light orange color.. very hazy/cloudy.. head starts at about a 1 finger head then settles slowly.. left minimal lacing..

smell: hints of citrus(orange peel), coriander, mild mild spice and wheat.. also lots of grain a bit metallic..

taste: starts off with coriander and hints of spice.. then you get the wheat and more graininess.. hints of orange peel here and there but nothing major.. maybe a tiny bit of yeast in there?? finishes semi dry..

mf is pretty nice.. smooth and creamy coating on the mouth.. medium bodied..

pretty good drinkability but i'd rather have something else of this style..


Photo of bluemoonswoon
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a weizen glass.

A: Pours a pale yellowish orange with cloudy yeast sediment weaving its way to the bottom of the glass. Two inch foamy and pure white head held up by a small amount of carbonation it bubbles down rather slowly into a cap leaving nearly no lacing.

S: Quite dusty, not really what I was thinking when imagining a wit. I mean it is undoubtedly yeasty but things like coriander and orange peel seem subdued if even there at all , rather bland and bready.

T/MF: The orange peel and coriander is more noticeable here, light and crisp and pretty refreshing but tastes a bit too much like rice overall and cuts into the richer flavors of the orange peel and other spices. The finish is pretty long and the better aspects of this beer take more precedence than in the initial tasting.

D: Not bad, not great, but a decently refreshing beer, easy drinking and pretty light. A little boring but a pretty solid offering especially from one of the big boys.

Photo of PDX2LA
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I had this beer at a sports bar. I had never had a Blue Moon before. So I thought I'd give it a try. The beer came with an orange slice. I had never seen that before. Usually wheat beers in North America come with a slice of lemon (which is an abomination... in my opinion). But the orange really set it apart. As far as the smell, the slice of orange really threw me off. So, I removed the orange and took a sniff of the beer. Had a lot of citrus. I took a sip. I got a lot of strong citrus flavor up front and not a lot of wheat on the back end. When I added the orange, I soon realized that was a big mistake. The orange simply masked the flavor of the beer and made it way too sweet for my palate. Next time I have this beer, it will definitely be without the orange. All in all, I'd say this is a decent choice when you're at a sports bar eating a basket of chicken strips while enjoying the big game.

Photo of WwRGSwW
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Orange in color, with a small amount of foam on the top

S: Well, of course it has a citrus smell to it, but bellow that,

T: slight hint of spice, and a strong wheat taste, but the after taste is never to strong or bad.

M: It has a full feeling to it, not too thin.

D: I enjoy this beer at some bars that do not have a microbrew selection, Its not my most favorite beer, but its sure nice to have it with certain food.

Serving type: tap - pint

Photo of heissebier
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I bought a bomber of this to see what all the fuss was about.

Appearance- A nice cloudy yellow with a less than impressive head. For all intents and purposes a good looking beer.

Smell- This is the first wheat beer I've had in awhile and I can say I definately miss the smell. Sweet and light with spice notes.

Taste- Sweet and fruity. Easy on the palate but doesn't really have a whole lot of depth.

Mouthfeel- Very smooth and light. Not a bad feeling beer.

Drinkability- I could drink a few of these although it's not my first choice. It's a little too sweet and could get boring after awhile.

Photo of arguemaniac
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden amber with a slight orange hue. In the nose, Banana and a slight grassiness in the yeasty aroma. More of those yeasty flavors in the palate, along with some mild spice, a nice orange/citrus fruitiness and slightly sweet grain (especially towards the finish). Fairly thin mouthfeel with a mild carbonation tang.

It’s not a bad beer, it’s just a little watery compared to most other wits out there. Still, a light palate is never really a bad thing in a wit.

Recommended, but you’ll find better examples of the style before too long…

Photo of Genuine
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance - Very nice body and color to it. A two finger head that dissipated rather quickly.

Smell - Citrus notes take the cake with this one. Orange is noticable.

Taste - Very nice. The carbonation really helps this one out. The citrust notes are noticed immediately, with slight hops at the end. Not many but just enough to notice.

Mouthfeel - Not heavy at all. I really like the carbonation with this one.

Drinkabiltiy - this easily is a session beer. Not too heavy but not too light, either. Perfect for relaxing on a warm summer night.

Photo of WeimtimeBier
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Cloudy dark yellow with a thin head. Some retention but nothing spectacular.

S- Clove, coriander, and orange smell. No perceived hop. bready malt in back of that.

T- Spicy and orange citrus. coriander was the spice I think and still no hop presence. Bready and thick.

M- Lighter carbonation masked by the spices and esters. on the medium to heavy side in body.

D- Drinkable, and smooth. Good drinkability.

Photo of KAdams
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance - Dark orange with that great cloudiness you see in unfiltered ales. Not much of a head on this one.

Smell - Orange zest is pretty powerful; it smells a lot sweeter than it tastes.

Taste - A little more mellow than the smell. A little spice with some sweet orange. Some bitterness would be nice here to balance things out.

Mouthfeel - Just right: light but not watery. Very refreshing.

Drinkability - I could kick back a couple of these on a summer night with some barbecue. I don't know if I would want more than two or maybe three due to the sweetness.

Photo of projectflam86
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Hazy orange/yellow color with decent off white head that quickly fades.

S- Strong wheat and orange nose with some spices. A faint whiff of astringency is apparent as well.

T- Crisp light wheat flavor with orange spice and hints of corriander. No hops to speak of.

M- Nice amount of carbonation for the style. Not alot of alcohol flavor making it relatively smooth and light.

D- Overall a decent Belgian White that falls short of others but is still quite drinkable.

Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 5,768 ratings.