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Blue Moon Belgian White - Coors Brewing Company

Blue Moon Belgian WhiteBlue Moon Belgian White

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4,335 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4335
Reviews: 1410
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 18.53%

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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 4,335 | Reviews: 1,410 | Show All Ratings:
Photo of Miketwolf21


2.3/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

A: This is definitely not a wit bier, or a white ale for that matter. It appears to be the paleness of a sierra nevada.
S: There is a meddling of fruity esters and not one I particularly enjoy. Nearly indistinguishable otherwise. A slightly discernible peppery note from the yeast. Not the style that it strives to be, but not offensive in any right.
T: It wants to call itself a Belgian (style) wit bier, but the earthy, white peppery notes from the expected yeasty are absent. In its place are a medley of ripe fruit, indiscernible, and malty sweetness that is very much so cloying. Reminds me of minute maid fruit punch.
M: I expect a effervescent and vehement bubbly feel to liquid, but my expectations are immediately relinquished to pedestrian and somewhat bland light-viscosity-moderate-carbonation that seems to be prescribed.
O: The attributes materialized came about due to great deliberation . There is little passion in this beer. Not something to scoff at, but sadly I prefer miller high life to this.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2013 06:06:04 | More by Miketwolf21
Photo of teromous


3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy golden colored body with a short medium white fluffy head that leaves no lacing.

S: It has a fairly strong coriander smell along with a hint of vanilla.

T: Mild coriander flavor and some light pancake batter flavor. A hint of citrus. Extremely faint bitterness.

M: Goes down perfectly, feels nearly perfect in the mouth. It feels a bit thin and watery. Good carbonation. Otherwise it feels very nice.

O: It's a good easy drinking beer. The downside to this beer is you don't really get Belgian yeast characteristics from it. If you're looking for an Americanized version of a wit then this is the ticket. It's a good tasting beer and I would drink it again. It wouldn't be my recommendation for a person looking for a good witbier, but I would recommend it to somebody who is looking for something enjoyable to drink.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2013 22:19:35 | More by teromous
Photo of falloutsnow


2.38/5  rDev -30%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

From: Remaining bottle from EP birthday party
Date: Best by 2013-09-03
Glass: New Belgium globe glass

At times more reminiscent of a German hefeweizen than a Belgian wit, Blue Moon/Coors' attempt comes across as excessively sweet, almost candy-like at times, with muted emphasis on the other aspects of the beer, such as malt or spice complexity. Not necessarily bad, but typically American - excessively sweet and not particularly complex. Not one I'd return to.

I'm not really sure how this beer would look more pedestrian: perhaps if it had yeast or protein chunks floating in it. A vigorous pour produces a 1.5cm mass of foam atop the body of the beer, made up of medium and small-sized bubbles, with well below average retention time, the foam lingering for seconds. The head recedes to a very thin ring around the perimeter of the glass, leaving no lacing along the sides of the glass, either. Body is a dark brown-orange color, far too dark for the style, with light bringing out golden yellow hues. Carbonation is visible through the very hazy (80% opaque) body, small in number and activity.

Aroma is rather muted, primarily just candy sweetness, with muddied orange peel, apricot, and coriander existing in the background, subsumed under the sweetness. Rather lacking for the style, little malt character aside from sweetness, and the spices and herbs are too obscured or indistinct.

Flavor is quite sweet with most of the focus on this and soggy wheat malt, mildly obvious apple cider, orange peel and apricot, and spices in the background. Front of palate finds candi sugar sweetness mixed with wheat malt, apple cider, dried orange peel, faint ginger, and slight mineral character. Mid-palate of fairly bland, rather sweetened wheat malt and apple cider, with orange peel, apricot, and coriander further in the background. Back of palate picks up wheat malt, slight pepperiness, apple cider, and heavily muted orange peel. Aftertaste of candi sugar sweetness with hints of wheat malt and yeast.

Beer is medium to medium-light in body, with carbonation of medium intensity, resulting in a lightly effervescent, slightly foamy mouthfeel that comes across as a bit too stagnant for the style. Closes semi-dry, with substantial stickiness lingering on the tongue and around the lips.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2013 02:13:56 | More by falloutsnow
Photo of Ryan_Graham


3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a tangerine color. Tiny head fades almost immediately. No lacing. A lot of carbonation. Citrusy wheat smell. Goes down smooth with a light fruity finish. Pretty decent flavor for a common beer. It's watered down but not bad. Overall it's a go-to domestic beer. If there are no craft options, I'd go with a blue moon.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 03:41:38 | More by Ryan_Graham
Photo of Tr0janSlay3r


2.9/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

So just want to start that I did not put any orange in this beer because I did not want to go away from the beer's natural flavor. I am excited to review this brew especially because so many regular beer drinkers enjoy it!

Appearance- Somewhat see through with about a one finger head. There is a little carbonation but not as overwhelming as I would have thought. This is a golden orange color brew with zero to little lacing.

Smell- I smell a decent amount of malt from the get go with a definite hint of orange zest following. To be honest it almost has a spoiled orange smell to it, like it is past its prime. I actually pick up some pineapple too but I know that is not prevalent in this beer.

Taste- I get a copious amount of adjunct malt right on the tip of my palate. There is only but a hint of orange of the initial sip. With the second gulp, I get a lot more of the orange but still it tastes so fake, I see why they tell you to put a real one into the beer itself.

Mouthfeel- Medium to light bodied with very high drinkability. It goes down incredibly smooth and you could easily drink a lot of them. It is however kind of watery at the same time for a whit bier blue moon is definitely on the lower side of mouthfeel.

Overall, it’s okay. I am impressed it is from Coors, but needless to say I can tell it is from Coors. I bet this is much better with the orange, but I wanted to review the beer itself. This beer really just has a fake taste to it which I did not enjoy too much. I would recommend this to anyone who is not a craft beer drinker and wants to broaden their horizons. CHEERS!

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 00:00:59 | More by Tr0janSlay3r
Photo of RobeerCop


1.94/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

This is my first posting ever. I am new to rating beers, but have tried many, many beers of many varieties. Without knowing the finesse needed to accurately describe a beer, I want to give this a whirl.

Appearance: Somewhat golden and hazy, but not quite like other full-fledged witbiers (I just betrayed the fact that I think this is less than what it calls itself). The appearance is actually what makes this beer appealing as to the untrained eye it looks somewhat hazier than the average mass manufactured beer.

Smell: Sour, fruity, and something else I couldn't identify at first (please see taste)...

Taste: Dull Sour, barel wheaty, the orange peel they claim to put in doesn't shine through quite clearly. There is something else in this I tasted at first that really, really drew me away.... corainder. Corainder is essentially cilantro (from the same plant). In an attempt to be sophisticated, this was added. Please remove the corainder.

Mouthfeel: I'm still trying to get over the taste.

Overall: This beer is trying desperately to be something it is not. The fancy smancy spiciness is just killing its ability to be considered drinkable. Underneath my gag reflex I was able to sense that this is indeed a wheaty beer looking for respect. I would drink this regularly if not for the added spiciness.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 18:52:23 | More by RobeerCop
Photo of BeerWithMike


4.06/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I have had this brew many times in the past of course, both in a bottle and on draught. Actually it has been a while and tried it again this past Saturday night. Date on bottle was "Jun1013" so it was pretty fresh. Poured in one of my favorite glasses, a 14 ounce Vikings glass at 36 degrees F from my beer cooler in our home bar. (Appearance) Pours a hazy orangish/yellow in color with a 1-finger foamy white head with some lacing. (Smells) Of wheat and grains with orange peel and spice. (Mouthful) Very pleasant with a full-bodied feel with good carbonation. Very easy to drink with no bitter aftertaste. (Overall). This is a great spring-fall brew, especially in the summer. Very easy to drink and never be disappointed with a Blue Moon.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2013 19:36:00 | More by BeerWithMike
Photo of Jadjunk


3.49/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

"Brewed with white wheat and oats, Blue Moon features a crisp wheat finish and the perfect combination of orange peel and coriander. Bring out Blue Moon's natural spices by serving it in a Pilsner glass with an orange-slice garnish." Brewed in the style of a Belgian Witbier. Belgian White is the central focus year-round by Coors' Blue Moon Craft line. Available in 6 packs, 12 packs and even variety packs, where I gathered mine.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Blue Moon pint glass. Served north of 53º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a frothy off-white head of a fizzy consistency over a heavily clouded golden-amber body. Carbonation is plentiful and excited, head retention is average at best, settling too quickly for a wheat-based beer. 2.5

(Smell) Aromas of wheat malt, a pinch of sweet orange rind & light orange syrup, a dash of coriander seeds, a modest low alpha floral hop note, and a mild grain alcohol note. There's a moderate tartness to this beer that keeps the sweetness in balance. Aroma is a bit sharp with esters and phenols in places. Potency is above medium. 3

(Taste) A mildly sweet wheat malt blends together nicely with a delicate bittersweet orange peel, a dash of orange flavoring, and finishes with a subtle fluffy, yet modest coriander spice and mellow floral hop bitterness. The flavors are far better presented in the flavor than in the aroma, with a lot less imperfections than predicted. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, slightly fluffy and mildly thick from the wheat and malt character. Carbonation adds some mild creaminess and contributes to a mild spritely finish. Body is medium for a witbier, light/medium overall. Alcohol presence is very light, very well concealed by the malt, orange and spices. It's a fair pairing with the flavors involved. 3.75

(Overall) A deserving frontman for the Blue Moon lineup, this beer has proven itself to trump nearly any seasonal or limited release that Blue Moon has done since. The flavor is mild yet well balanced with an approachable subtlety, and few esters and phenols hamper the drinkability of this beer. The orange and spice, while mild by the style standards, do great by this beer. It's shocking, but not unwelcome that Coors could craft something so decent by a craft lover's standards. 3.5

Coors Brewing Company's
Blue Moon Belgian White

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 00:25:11 | More by Jadjunk
Photo of BigBrewStu


3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 05:46:42 | More by BigBrewStu
Photo of FLima


3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange color with a thin head with short retention.
Light aroma of oranges, yeast, vanilla and wheat.
Flavor is much richer than nose. Wheaty with taste of oranges, some banana and a touch of coriander.
Medium body with medium carbonation and tiny bubbles. Effervescent with a zesty feeling.
Not extraordinary, but a good session beer that has also worked as a bridge to the craft beer world.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 17:48:53 | More by FLima
Photo of DenverHopHead


3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle with a best by date of 5/19/14; into a pilsner glass.
Appearance - a deep hazy yellow, slightly orange, loads of carbonation that builds a decent, bubbly white head. Lacing is minimal.
Smell - primarily spice with hints of citrus.
Taste - refreshing and easy drinking wheat ale with a blend of spice and citrus.
Feel - not much to this; light and carbonated.
Overall - if you enjoy the style, this is a bargain.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 03:08:44 | More by DenverHopHead
Photo of pjkelley82

New York

2.91/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I used to like Blue moon a lot. Definitely good with orange on draft.. agree that it's a good gateway beer to craft beer. Definitely good gateway into Belgium beer. However I have tasted far superior beers and would not recommend. Although it's not the worst beer you will ever drink.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 23:03:03 | More by pjkelley82
Photo of Goosehunter75


3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Pour a very pretty hazy honey with a nice 3 finiger bright white head. Decent retention as well

S - It has a slight floral aroma. There are hints of sweet malts and citrus in the background.

T - A little spicy up front. It has a nice maltiness to it as well withe tastes of lemon and orange in the background

M - A medium bodied beer that goes down easy. Nice carbonation as well

O - I've always enjoyed this beer. It was pobably one of the first craft beers I ever had. Lots of flavor in the beer and a good beer to introduce someone to craft beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 12:34:12 | More by Goosehunter75
Photo of tviz33

New York

3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle in to weizen glass.

A- Pours a nice hazy orange/yellow body with a disappointing one finger head that disappears in seconds. Nice color, bad head.

S- Smells like oranges and a little spice. Not sure what else to say about it.

T- Mostly citrus, with some sort of cracker-like taste. A little bit of spice backs it up. This beer has a distinct taste when compared to others of the style, but it certainly does not rank among the top.

M- The feel is very full, yet light. Again, very different. Nice and bubbly and refreshing, however.

O- This is definitely a good gateway beer in to craft beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 18:11:46 | More by tviz33
Photo of bbluemzbeer


4.34/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer is good! I really do not care who makes it . The price is right is too! This would be good seesion beer. Can find anywhere in the US too.

Appearance: Yellow gold with onE finger head with a nice lacing.

Smells :Like citrus and orange .

Taste: Wheat, fruity yeast and orange. Finshes with nice grain / citrus.

Mouthful: Light, but not thin like water

Overall: This is a good beer! It has balance and refreshing which I look for in a beer. Whi cares if it is by Coors!

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2013 07:12:44 | More by bbluemzbeer
Photo of nukem5


3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours and nice golden color light tan had almost non-existent after a few minutes.

S: Aroma is of clove and banana light toasty malt very little hop presence.

T: Taste is of light toasted malts banana and clove.

M: Mouthfeel is medium bodied with decent carbonation and very little head retention.

O: Overall a decent beer for the price , I do like the spicey taste and silky feel around tongue.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2013 02:58:06 | More by nukem5
Photo of MShirokov


4.04/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I've had Blue Moon many times before and never really thought about how it compares to other beers. Yesterday it was the best beer the bar offered, so I drank a few.

The main thing that differentiates this beer is a pleasantly "toasty" taste. It's pretty good stuff. I wouldn't choose it if there were a bunch of craft beers available, and I'd probably drink Hoegaarden instead if they had it, but it's a pleasant above-average beer with some unique characteristics.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 14:53:15 | More by MShirokov
Photo of secondtooth


3.49/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First, a bit of background -- this, alongside Fat Tire, were my introductions to craft beer, and collectively changed my world. I've never properly reviewed Blue Moon, since learning that it was a MillerCoors product. Shame!

Pours cloudy gold, with a thick, white, fine head. No lace here.

Nose is citrus and spice. Light but pleasant.

Flavor is nice and mild, with plenty of wheat and spice (coriander). I get a definite citrus-orange tone, despite my adding no orange wedges as many bars and restaurants do with this brew. Not sure if this orange infusion is real or artificial, but Blue Moon remains a drinkable beer, and a definite "gateway" towards real craft beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 01:17:22 | More by secondtooth
Photo of justintcoons


2.86/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Cloudy gold with 2 fingers of white head. Decent enough retention.

Lemon, sourdough and wheat.

Lemony citrus and tangy wheat. Sourdough bread and butter. Spent grains and a hint of nondescript spice.

Light-medium bodied, crisp and clean.

Try an Allagash White and never look back.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 23:56:19 | More by justintcoons
Photo of orcsinspace


4.19/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Anyone familiar with Busch Gardens Williamsburg, will know that it is an idealized, romanticized picture of Europe that is not exactly accurate. However, most people that visit will never know the difference and the stereotyped depictions are an extremely fun escape. This is exactly what Blue Moon is for me. I love any hazy beer generally, and I love witbier particularly. That said, Blue Moon is a great beer for me, although I know it is nothing like the beer it is posing as, and I prefer the real thing to it.

First, this beer looks awesome. It is golden and cloudy, and has a nice head to it. I pour bottles into a chalice cup because I find that like many Belgian beers, it opens the beer up more and enhances the flavor.

The smell is classic. I find that Blue Moon is nowhere near as popular as it was 10 years ago, but the new crop of beer elitist do not know what they are missing. I find that Blue Moon has a very distinct appearance, smell, and flavor--if you see someone being taken one in bar, you know it is a Blue Moon; I cannot say that for any other beer. The smell is slightly bready with hints of orange and coriander coming through. Not something I want ever day, but certainly worth it from time to time.

Finally, the flavor is outstanding. It is a very decent beer and I find it unique. The taste is extremely complex but not overpowering. The spice goes well with the thickness of the beer, and I find it unbalanced in a good way. The beer has a milky texture and it is enhanced by the distinct flavor of the beer. It is fruity, but at the same time wheaty.

Overall, this is a fairly decent beer. I am not saying that it is the best witbeir out there, but it is a fun beer. Blue Moon is kind of like Guinness in the fact that it is one of a kind and to many, is an archetype of a style. This is what makes it a classic.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 16:34:18 | More by orcsinspace
Photo of The21ner

3.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I found this at my local liquor store. I'm not a fan of belgian white styles. But even i can recognize i good beer when i see one. Very smooth, drinkable, enjoyable. I repeat, i don;t like belgian white, but i like blue moon's version. Good beer...

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 22:12:38 | More by The21ner
Photo of Serick507


2.8/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Enjoyed from a bottle into a Schells sampling glass.

A: Cloudy/hazy, deep golden orange, two fingers of head, lots of tiny streaming bubbles

S: Bready, wheat, small amount of citrus, like orange peel, not a ton of aroma

T: White bread, faint acidic orange peel, almost no spice, very carbonated, finish wet and not crisp, very drinkable though

M: soft, velvety, fluffy, thicker than water, very carbonated

O: good wheat beer starter, not very complex, extremely drinkable, if you don't like the taste of beer and like flavored beers go for it. Not enough spice and complexity for me as far as wheat beers go.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2013 03:34:26 | More by Serick507
Photo of Mavigo


3.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pilsner.

A: Pours a murky yellow color with a 1/2 inch white head that dissipates quick with minimal amounts of lacing.

S: Smells like wheat, grains, hints of citrus, has some earthy and fruity tones to it.

T: Tastes like wheat, barley, grains, with tinges of citrus and hops. Has a mellow sweetness to it.

M: Medium body with medium amounts of carbonation, easy going, can drink it pretty quick but is a tad filling for a wheat beer.

O: Overall, It's alright, I could pound gallons of this no sweat, very smooth and refreshing but not extraordinary.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2013 01:51:45 | More by Mavigo
Photo of PaleZombie


3.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured form a bottle into a pint glass

A- Very cloudy golden orange color with about a 1 finger head which quickly dissipated. Some visible bubbles streaming to the top with almost no lacing.

S- Fairly pleasant smell, wheat, some hints of orange and lemon, faint hints of some spices present.

T- The taste was fairly strong in wheat and some orange like citrus with some spices in the finish.

M- Extremely carbonated and fairly light in body. Very drinkable.

O- Overall this is a great lawn mower beer, goes down very easy and tastes pretty good with a little more to it than a typical lawnmower beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 04:39:57 | More by PaleZombie
Photo of Stinkypuss


3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

LOOK: Cloudy golden orange color with a small white head that recedes to a ring. Looks like an unfiltered wit.

SMELL: Wheat, straw and a bit of orange citrus.

TASTE: Wheat malt and orange peel. A bit tangy with a note of Belgian yeast. Touch of clove and small spice. Little to no bitterness or hop flavor, and remains true to the style in that regard. Even balance. Mild and inoffensive, pretty citrusy.

FEEL: Light to medium bodied and wel carbonated. Easy drinking with lingering finish of citrus and dry spice.

OVERALL: A decent wit, and a gateway beer for many young beer drinkers to get into craft beer. Not bad for what it is, and is an easy drinker.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 19:36:30 | More by Stinkypuss
Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 4,335 ratings.