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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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5,828 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,828
Reviews: 1,522
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.88%
Wants: 64
Gots: 1,006 | 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 BigBrewStu
3.51/5  rDev +3.5%
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 sasoares
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of dattilwa
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of KrissyKat6
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of AaronRed
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
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 LaurenRJ13
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of wcudwight
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
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 sweett3k
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
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 shand
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Bavarian Pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours golden with a ridiculously massive head. I poured this a little too aggressively and the head wound up escaping from my pint glass. Instead of measuring this head in fingers, I just chalked it up to "a fist's worth". Crazy.

Smell: Not very appealing. I can smell the orange, and I can smell the beer. But they are just not working well together here at all. The metallic scent I pick up in the back doesn't really help matters here.

Taste: Thankfully, this tastes better than it smells. The malts hit first, and they're of a slightly higher quality than most macros, but I can still taste a bit of the Coors Light adjunct kind of feel here. Thankfully, the orange comes in yet and helps it out. It's obviously quite synthetic, but is also a bit refreshing. It dominates the rest of the taste.

Mouthfeel: Very very carbonated. It feels a little too carbonated, it just slides right down the throat. It's kind of suited for the orangey style so I'll let it slide.

Drinkability; It's drinkable, but the synthetic orange kind of stops this from being sessionable. One glass isn't bad.

This beer is a pretty decent choice in beer wastelands. So many restaurants have this, and for many it's the best choice they have. It's enjoyable enough, and I find bottles sneaking into my mixed sixer pretty often. I couldn't see myself ever picking up a six-pack though, the synthetic orange is a bit too much. If Coors used better quality malts and orange, this could really be something special. But as it is, it's just a pretty good beer. There's no real wheat here though, not something to pick up if you're looking for a witbier.

Photo of BcCraft710
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
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 RBorsato
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

2004 tasting:
Full white head that lasts a bit longer than when I previously tasted. Seemed to pour thick. Pepper aroma and taste is fairly prominent. Mouthfeel also much smoother than I remember.

Not a bad intro to the style....

Old review (A 2.5, M 2.5, :
Hazy light orange-ish color with a nice ivory head which dissipates quickly and leaves no lace. Nice balanced spice and orange aroma. Decent balanced flavor. Good orange fruit flavor with a light spice balance. Maybe a bit too sweet overall though. Light-medium bodied but very low carbonation; flat for style.

Label states: "Belgian-style Wheat Ale" & "Brewed with natural flavors"

Date on neck: Dec22 (assume '02 & drink by)
Tasted: 02/23/03

Best Before: Aug 14, 04 (lasered on the neck)
Tasted: 06/02/04

Photo of thain709
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
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 TekTom
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of BirdFlu
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best by 12/10/12.

Pours a murky orange with a 1 inch foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, spice, yeast, and some citrus peel aromas. Taste is of malt, grain, citrus peel, and spices. There is a mild spice bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer for what it is and pretty easy to drink as well.

Photo of beltz15
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of Superbohl4
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bigdeuce
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I know, I know...it's a coors product. But the beer is pretty good. Are there better wits? Of course, but on a hot day this beer holds up well. Fruity and wheaty with no hops really detected. Sweet and slightly malty, with the only bad part, over carbonated. That being said, it looks pretty average is thin in the body, but so are most wits and it is extremely tasty and drinkable.

Photo of deejaydan
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Not an awful beer for something that is made by the big 3... pours a hazy yellow... little to no head retention. No lacing. Amora and taste of spices. Not much going on here, very clean. Nice high carbonation levels, but thin. This beer does tend to dance off your tounge.

Something I'd get if my choices were limited.

Photo of Rarrar
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of Rcaisse
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%

Photo of Acho
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
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
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
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 MaximalC
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours murky yellow with moderate white head. Aroma is of wheat, coriander, and orange--pretty much what the bottle promised. Flavor matches the aroma, with coriander taking the lead. Obligatory yeast character is there as well, along with some bitterness that sneaks in on the back end. The mouthfeel is a little thin, though the prickly carbonation manages to mask it until the finish. I'm a fan of strong carbonation, but this is almost too much. The flavors, while vibrant, become cloying with time. Definitely more of a sipping beer than something I would imbibe with gusto.

A decent witbier, if something of a caricature of the style. This was a beer that was, back in the day, one of my first divergences from your generic mass-marketed schlock, so I salute it in that regard. It still makes a serviceable fallback if nothing more appealing is around.

Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 5,828 ratings.