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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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4,735 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,735
Reviews: 1,430
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 18.53%
Wants: 31
Gots: 298 | 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 erosier


3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a cloudy pale yellow, almost white color. It has a thick white head that sticks to the sides of the glass. It has an aroma of some wheat malts, some light hops, and some fruity aromas. The taste is OK. It has a sweet wheat taste followed by a fruity/bitter aftertaste. It is pretty good for a witbier and it has a good mouthfeel with the right amount of carbonation. It is a very drinkable beer and it's nice with an orange slice in it. Worth a try.

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2008 01:20:08 | More by erosier
Photo of KiltedCulinarian


3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy orange colour, and served with an orange slice on the rim. This was indicative of the flavour, but added a pulpy texture to the beer that was unusual. The head was slight and fast, with almost non-existant lacing. Very citrusy, both on the nose and the tongue. Overall a nice beer, representative of the style. I was very surprised to learn it was produced by a Coor's company.

Serving type: on-tap

05-05-2007 07:12:56 | More by KiltedCulinarian
Photo of superdedooperboy


3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer on-tap at Logan's Roadhouse. Serving vessel was a 10 oz. frosted mug.

Appearance was a wonderful bright, cloudy yellow; head and lacing suffered highly due to the frosted mug -- I forgot to ask for a non-frosted one.

Citrusy aroma of orange peel and coriander; nice and bright.

Flavors present mimicked the aroma; body was very light and finish was light and very quick, without much of an aftertaste.

An incredibly easy-drinking beer, great as a thirst-quencher but could use a bit more body. Still, this is one of those beers from a mass-market company that you just can't knock, no matter how hard you try -- and that's a good thing, in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

09-15-2008 02:53:32 | More by superdedooperboy
Photo of apmarkey


3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

just an easy, tasty beer, especially on tap. very very enjoyable sitting with old friends with a pile of great wings. will definitely sit down and enjoy time and time again.

the color is somewhat less to be desired, not really much character, but with a slice of orange (if your barkeep knows a thing or two) it can really hit the spot. if you get tired of heavy dark beers, this is one to really try for a weeknight out.

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-2007 03:42:29 | More by apmarkey
Photo of billybob


3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a cloudy yellow with a one finger head that quickly fades a light lace. smells of oranges taste of orange and wheat malt can't really get the coriander out of it but taste is pleasant. light to medium mouthfeel good carbonation. taste the same as blue moon in the bottle. nice summer weather beer.

Serving type: can

04-26-2010 14:52:40 | More by billybob
Photo of JayQue


3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had one at the Atlas Diner with dinner. Served ice-cold with a thin slice of orange laid flat that completely covered the surface of the glass. (So much for seeing what kind of head this beer has). The head was a thin covering after I removed the offending orange slice. Color was hazy orange. Not much nose. The taste was very pleasant. The sweetness is not overpowering and the fruity tastes is very mild. The bitterness in the followup taste is good, gives the beer some character. Drinkability is good, I could see myself having a few on a hot day or with food. I had a St Bernardus Witbier once and this is not the same thing. That being said, it is still a big improvement on Coor's Lite. Good on ya Coors, you can make a beer with some actual flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

04-01-2006 12:56:57 | More by JayQue
Photo of Damian


3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank on-tap at The Pig's Eye Pub, Hartford, CT

Poured a cloudy, straw yellow-amber with no head but rather a bubbly, bright white, disappointingly thin film of lace.

The aroma was sweet, fruity, and beautifully aromatic. Orange peel and coriander were immediately noticeable along with subtle spices and a crisp wheatiness.

The taste was crisp, clean and refreshing. Some malty creaminess was noticeable up front before a strong, sour lemon flavor took over. A crisp, slightly astringent wheat smack appeared on the back end and carried into the semi-dry, wheaty finish. A noticeable dank flavor also came through on the finish, yet this quickly gave way to a pleasantly sweet, resonating aftertaste.

Mouthfeel was medium/thin with a lively effervescence.

Overall, I was rather impressed with this beer. Light, refreshing and flavorful, it would be a perfect drink for a warm summer day.

Serving type: on-tap

05-23-2007 05:33:27 | More by Damian
Photo of GeneralZod


3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to cloudy orange color with good head retention.

Lack of a better description, it smells flowery.

It definitely taste of floral. Probably some kind of clove.

Carbonated and a little gritty.

This is one of the better beers. One of my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2011 02:07:28 | More by GeneralZod
Photo of nasty15108

New York

3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pilsner glass.

A - Poured a cloudy yellow color with slight orange hues when held up to the light. The pour produced an ample sized white foam head with sticky spotty lacing throughout.

S - Yeasty aroma with strong hints of citrus.

T - Yeasty bready flavor up front, followed by a slightly spicy citric finish.

MF&D - Thin bodied, crisp and refreshing. A good effort at the Belgian White style of ale from a macro brewery. A good summer session ale.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2008 00:44:36 | More by nasty15108
Photo of JamesS


3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An excellent beer. Pours smooth and goes down smooth. It's one of my favorites on a hot summer day. It's got an excellent color, very light. The head doesn't last long and the lacing isn't very strong, but it has a nice 'witbier' nose to it. The taste is excellent, though. It's one of the best brews I've had from a major brewer. It's also one of the few beers I occasionally "fruit," as the infrequent lemon slice is a nice addition.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2007 23:24:02 | More by JamesS
Photo of GuinnessHero


3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Beautiful cloludy-golden color with a decent foam head that formed

Smell: Nothing special here. A slight hint of peaches and cloves perhaps? Nothing overly dominate.

Taste: Excellent I must say. Impressive sweetness followed by a very fruity flavor. A bit watered down for my tastes to get a 4.5. Refreshing, but once it gets a bit warmer it gets rather hard to down.

Mouthfeel: Great. Fresh, yet coats the pallet. A wonderful aftertaste of peach.

Drinkability: I've had 3 of these tonight and each time it maintains its decency. A great American alternative.

Notes: From the Coors people, this is a great beer. I have heavily surprised like the Bro's said that it is from a micro-brewery such as that.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2006 01:02:50 | More by GuinnessHero
Photo of Oxymoron


3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I caught you standing alone. Poured a hazy hefe-yellow color. Helped a little bit with a half swirl pour. Decent head but quickly hides to the edge of the glass

The smell is mostly citrus orange peel. Some wheaty notes and a like pepper aroma. Lighter malts are notable in the background. Some hints of Belgian yeast but mostly clean.

The taste is more along a fruity wit. A good wheat flavor up front with a non-discript malty note that lingers into the finish. A good citrus taste throughout the taste. A finish with a slight peppery taste. Not much of yeast and very smooth to drink. The body is light and very easy to drink.

The body is moderate, a touch sweet for style. Carbonation is good. Overall a bit fruity for style but still good.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2006 20:02:10 | More by Oxymoron
Photo of Walsar


3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A very refreshing brew - had it with a slice of orange. It is a very carbonated beer - Freshness date said Jun04 so I was afraid I had purchase some old beer - but alas I read the coors website and that means June 4th - all dates are a Sunday so you know that means the beer is fresh until June 4, 2006 (182 day shelf life) I think they could have made the whole freshness date issue a bit less confusing.

I think this will be my lawnmover beer of choice this summer.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2006 00:26:34 | More by Walsar
Photo of SeanRedd

New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer reminds me of my intramural basketball days. Even though I tried to take on the big boys, I came up short, couldn't finish the job; nonetheless, my coach would slap me on the ass after the game followed by a suave wink. I slap this beer on the ass. I dig the tangerine peel floating on the surface of the pineapple juice. The oats provide a perfect atmosphere for the notes to suspend. Unfortunately, Blue Moon is inexperienced. He's the dude that slips the condom on when his penis is soft...he knew what he wanted to do, just couldn't execute in the end. Better luck next time, tiger.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2008 01:01:38 | More by SeanRedd
Photo of craytonic

District of Columbia

3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

On-tap and bottles.

Pours a pale cloudy orange with a creamy head, hints of citrus, floral, orange, wheat, and yeast.

Smooth, although I would not say creamy. Sweet and citrus, you can taste the wheat and yeast (in a good way). Crisp and refreshing, usually served with an orange slice. Some cinnamon in there. Very drinkable. This beer gets a bad rap, probably because it is corporate, but I like it. I do get annoyed when it is listed as a more expensive "import" on menus. It is not a beer to study, but it is something you can order at most places when out with friends and enjoy, without requiring a boat from belgium and a glass most people will give funny looks too. At many restaurants/bars it is (sadly) the best option.

Serving type: on-tap

10-17-2008 19:48:06 | More by craytonic
Photo of MikeRa


3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A: This ale has a Hazy Orange with a little bit of white head that fades quickly.

S: You can smell the wheat and the oranges in this ale.

T: It has a citrus taste with a hint of coriander present in the ale.

M: This ale goes down smooth.

D: This is a excellent Belgian Style Witbier that I can drink over and over again. I never have a piece of citrus fruit in my witbier, by choice of course.

Serving type: on-tap

11-05-2009 17:00:19 | More by MikeRa
Photo of SIRIUS2

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a pint glass producing an abundant white head, quickly giving way to just a thin white ring. No real lacing to note. The color is kinda cool with a hazy bright yellow.

S: There is something sharp in the nose, not necessarily bad but it is something different than you might find in other beers. It's sort of citrus in nature but not in the way you might describe hops.

T: Rather smooth with a light but sharp lemony citrus flavor. There is a light flavor of spice too, perhaps coriander or something similar. Initially finishes quick with a bit of hop bite in the aftertaste but there is a minor residual sweetness that hangs around a bit longer.

M&D: The carbonation is relatively light but enough to be spry on the tongue and that certainly adds additional character to the citrus and spice flavor.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2008 00:35:44 | More by SIRIUS2
Photo of generallee

New York

3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Blue Moon pours yellow orange and hazy. A thick and creamy smooth head forms which leaves behind some lacing that slowly slides down the sides of the glass. The texture is smooth and a little oily. Its aroma is light with orange and wheat notes. The favor is a nice mix of sweet orange peel, coriander and wheat malts. The finish is wheaty and a little dry. Blue Moon is very refreshing and drinkable. I like to enjoy it with a slice of orange. [orange slice was not used for review]

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2008 23:07:52 | More by generallee
Photo of Jason


3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz brown long twist off bottle, ink jet date printed above the label but you would not know if it is a best before or a brew on date.

Appearance: Pale cloudy orange with a creamy tiny bubbled lace, vague citrus peel hits the nose with a soft bluntness also.

Smell: Soft lemony fermented wheat twang, hint of coriander with a powdery yeast undertone in the aroma.

Taste: Moderate body, smooth and creamy with a light malt crispness which mostly comes from the wheat. Big burst of sweetness at first from the malt and coriander, hops are distant and let the spices be dominant throughout. A very well manufactured texture makes up for the loss in depth of the vague spices other than coriander. Hints of citric peel and light pepper corns find their way to the taste buds. Neutral powdery yeast creeps it way to the flavour threshold. Crisp wheat is very refreshing and seems to linger for ever and evolves into an increasingly crisp and semi dry finish.

Notes: Somewhat sweeter and softer than other Belgian Style White Ales, not bad at all but does lack some depth.

A good beer to bring to parties, seems to be the cool or fashionable beer to have around for some people that still think micro brew is a fad. Everyone that buys this beer that I know did not even have a clue that it was a Coors product.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2002 06:49:16 | More by Jason
Photo of bditty187


3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is very smooth, kind of creamy... easy to drink. It pours a creamy/pale-yellow with an adequate white head that looks good in your glass. BMBW slides over your tongue stimulating your taste buds with a citrusy mixture...

One of the better Whites, not the best either. It is the most mainstream.

The taste is a bit artificial at times and that can limit the number of them you'd drink in one setting. My ranking on this beer has dropped as I have found better versions of this style but it is a good specimen to introduce a leery drinker.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2002 07:13:27 | More by bditty187
Photo of Backer2004

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Always a favorite to recommend to others not so inclined to trying out non-light beers, especially with that orange slice. This has been my final beer of the night choice, especially if I've had some heavier nut browns or porters earlier. Hazy appearance will never be my personal choice, but it is a belgian style wheat. Nothing too special about the smell or mouthfeel, but no issues with these characteristics either. Can drink this wheat all evening. Plus, Blue Moon is available more and more at nearby restauarants and is always a good option.

Serving type: on-tap

10-30-2004 16:34:07 | More by Backer2004
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United Kingdom (Wales)

3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into a Hoegaarden Witbier glass.
Coors take on a Belgian Witbier.

A. Cloudy ginger coloured with a white, loosely formed bubbly head that reduced to a thin covering on top of the beer.

S. Pepper and citrus with a hint of spiciness.

T. Peppery, citrusy, a slight orange taste along with a trace of some butteriness.

M. Medium bodied.

D. A good American version of a spiced Belgian Witbier. A lack of curacao in the taste leaves me preferring Hoegaarden's witbier.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2010 22:58:01 | More by AEK
Photo of Murph


3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, bright orangey gold with a head that shrinks but lasts all the way down the glass. Smell is faint citric (lemon). The flavor is of light citrusy lemon and almost imperceptible coriander. The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth and the brew is very drinkable. I know this beer takes a lot of bashing here but I like it. I relate it to something like the Sam Adams Weiss. It isn't really right for the attampted style but it is a better than average tasting, highly drinkable brew. I find it is great for warm weather session drinking.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2002 11:59:47 | More by Murph
Photo of tzieser


3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

served from a 12 oz bottle poured into a glass

a- very cloudy pale golden color with a very nice amount of sediment. decent head that dissipates to a lacey ring around the glass.

s- citrus and wheat, not much else.

t- very nice orange taste with a smooth wheat finish. i love the taste.

m- smooth and silky. nothing harsh.

d- i've had this both from the keg at a keg party and out of the bottle and i can drink these all night

overall, definatly one of the better beers i've had, especially for being made by coors.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2007 02:40:45 | More by tzieser
Photo of mtnbikerpa


3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pillowing, fluffy head. I had no orange to garnish my glass with so I did feel a bit let down. Strong scents of orange and also some sugar cookie scents. Taste has an orange like flavor a bit dry on the finish. Mouthfeel is nice and solid. This beer is very refreshing in the summer and is a good one to look for at most bars as an alternative to most BMC stuff. Overall the drinkable nature is great.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2010 13:37:21 | More by mtnbikerpa
Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
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