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Blue Moon Belgian White - Coors Brewing Company

Blue Moon Belgian WhiteBlue Moon Belgian White

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BA SCORE
78
okay

4,340 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 4340
Reviews: 1412
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
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

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
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Mdog

Minnesota

2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Cloudy yellow-gold, big head.

Smell: Yeasty, wheat.

Taste & Feel: Very slick on the first impression. Wheat and orange come through but seems a little watery. Spices very minimal.

Comments: Received as a gift so wrote up a review. I've had this beer on tap before, it's a decent last resort if I am not in the mood for a light beer but nothing craft is available. It's ok, but this bottle really had nothing going on beyond the wheat and orange, no witbier spices to speak of.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 20:48:14 | More by Mdog
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KingSlayer

California

3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz bottle
poured a pale golden hazy liquid, 1 and a half finger soapy white head, poor retention, no lacing. wonderful nose composed of wheat, orange and spices, so fresh and delicate. palate was a little bit of a let down, the orange and spices are still there but kind of lost in the cardboardy taste of the wheat/oats, plus a bit sour and dry.
light bodied, prickly carbonation.
overall a refreshing perfumy brew for hot days, but the wheat and sour flavors didnt let the other components play as much as i would like to. i guess wheat isnt really my type..

Edit: i had half of the beer "pure" and the other half with an orange slice as garnish, and then even dropped it inside the glass. the slice didnt improve the flavor, so for me the slice was a non significative factor to take into account.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 01:20:30 | More by KingSlayer
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cyclonece09

Maryland

3.59/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint: glass. Pours a nice cloudy semi-transparent straw with really no head, but limited lacing. Smells of wheat and orange. Tastes of wheat with a slight orange flavor. Beer is overcarbonated, but very drinkable, with more flavor than most mass produced beers for still having a light body. Overall, a slightly above average beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 05:01:05 | More by cyclonece09
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punky796

Michigan

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

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A - Pours a cloudy yellow-orange with about a finger of fizzy head. Head dissipates rather quickly and leaves minimal lacing.

S - Wheat, coriander, citrus. A little banana.

T - Same as above, with coriander, other spices, and banana becoming stronger. Sweet.

M - Heavy but not overpowering, a little oily, but in a good coats-your-mouth kind of way. Goes down smooth with medium carbonation.

O - Always a treat and never gets old. Of witbiers I've had, it's a little better than Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat and is topped only by Bell's Oberon.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 06:07:26 | More by punky796
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Seekerpilgrim

Washington

3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
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!

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 01:47:23 | More by Seekerpilgrim
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dougbassett

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

One of the "1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die" -- #13 of the ones I've reviewed here.

This beer clearly has its fans -- just take a look at some of the reviews here -- but I don't get it. Pours a dark golden yellow which isn't unappealing by itself, but doesn't seem to suit the style (which is presumably a Belgian Wit, which is presumably lighter.) The head vanishes very quickly. Nose of cooked grain, a little citrus, a little corn/fritos, maybe a touch of spice but that's stretching it -- really not much more than say a Yuengling with some lemon juice in it.

Mouthfeel is odd, rather thick and gummy to my taste. Not much by way of flavor, does have a sharp finish that isn't unpleasant but I can't taste much of anything in the beer itself, certainly nothing I'd normally associate with a Belgian White.

Best described as a Belgian Wit made by a company that never actually tried one -- just read a little bit about them in other books. Like if the Cold War was going on and Romania tried to brew one, based soley on reputation and what they could discover in libraries. It's kiinndda in the style, but it's a really bad stab at it.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 23:42:02 | More by dougbassett
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lwillitz

Florida

3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 21:24:26 | More by lwillitz
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Jade

Ohio

3.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured Blue Moon into pint glass.

A - Light, hazy yellow-orange color. Had a good 2 finger white head.

S - Flowery, yeast and citrus zest.

T - Coriander, orange flavored refreshing wheat beer.

M - Tingly bubbles on the tongue. Fairly thick compared to the everyday light BMC beers.

O - A very good summer belgian-style wheat beer. Refreshing and tasty!

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 23:09:02 | More by Jade
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Giancarlo


5/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My all time favorite mainstream beer! I can never go wrong with Blue Moon!

It has a perfect dark golden color to it. The taste is amazing! A mixture of sweet and grain (Citrus and wheat). Goes down very smoothly. It's smells very good as well.

It's a must have. I always keep a few in my fridge!

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 08:05:57 | More by Giancarlo
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

2.9/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle dated JUN0313
Pours a hazy golden yellow with a quickly dissipating white head.
The smell is fairly straightforward with citrus, spice and wheat bread. Heavy on the wheat.
The taste follows pretty much exact. Lots of the wheat/oats on the flavor. Not nearly enough of everything else. Pretty bland for the style. Gets a little Frito corny which is probably due to drinking this warmer than it should be.
Light bodied with lots of bubbles. Burpssss.
Not nearly as refreshing and interesting as the other big name in the witbier game. One of the better BMC products though. I could definitely see a slice of orange upping the drinking experience of this beer. Cold and from the bottle > warmer and from a glass.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2012 22:14:28 | More by MattSweatshirt
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Hendy011

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - light golden color, thin head that fades quickly, some lacing
S - smells fruity like peaches, roasted oats
T - Citrus, with roasted malty aftertaste
F - a little too carbonated, masks some of the taste, but to be expected from any brew made by coors.
O - Pretty good, not as good as some of their seasonals, but the orange/citrus hints add a lot to this beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 03:24:49 | More by Hendy011
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Kastler

Washington

3.79/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An excellent brew. I can't get enough of the Blue Moon. The appearance is cloudy from the precipitous proteins and yeast

The smell is intense and citrusy.

The taste is phenomenal. I could drink this beer all day.

Feel is a little bit thin. I am not very knowledgeable about beer feel.

But overall, Belgian White is definitely one of my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2012 03:34:56 | More by Kastler
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy medium straw yellow in color with some orange highlights and moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall dense light off-white head that slowly reduces to thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a medium sized thick patch and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to heavy amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of wheat and some lighter notes of orange citrus.

T: Similar to the smell, the taste of the beer has moderate wheat flavors with some lighter notes of orange. Very light notes of spices in the finish.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Very subtle hints of dryness in the finish.

O: Extremely easy to drink and sessionable - this is a great gateway beer for introducing folks to a different style than BMC American Adjunct Lagers. Enjoyable and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 17:50:11 | More by dbrauneis
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smakawhat

Maryland

2.9/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Boy it's been ages since I had one of these. Poured into a Hoegarden glass.

A very surprising orange body color, deep and a mix of light peach color, through a classic unfiltered body. Head comes up creamy and standard, two fingers with some retention. Falls though a little quickly. Not too bad looking, but considerably darker than most witbiers I've had.

Nose is interesting. Orange juice. Not much malt presence or sense of spice. Clean. kind of neutral and inoffensive. A strange hiding acidic sense in the background. Fairly alright.

Palate is pretty much, well, pretty much neutral. Much of the flavor seems to come in the finish. Aftertaste brings some creamy senses of milk, and lots of orange quality. Tang like, with a little bit of fizz, but some decent body to make the flavor come forward. Strangely though, there's no sense of of herb or citrus freshness to this, or more importantly any malt depth.

Overall it's a very inoffensive brew, but for style wise there is so much better out there. Where is the grain behind this? It's beer Tang strangely enough but is pretty easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 19:58:04 | More by smakawhat
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rickyleepotts

Arizona

3.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I’ve had this beer before. I have had this beer many times before. But because it is on the list, I am sure I will like it even more! Not every beer on the list can be special… and today, after having been to Taste of Tops and Angel’s Trumpet Ale House, we needed a low ABV beer to sample. Oh, and we went to Brat Haus, too. The bartender served me a free glass of St. Bernardus Abt 12… so there’s that! We don’t have an orange for this one, so I hope it still turns out OK. But let’s get into a beer that we have all had, or at least heard of before.

In the Glass: I did a hard pour to see what kind of bubbles this beer could produce. Good job beer… lots of them! I did the same pour in Sheryl’s glass, but she said hers looked flat. Not sure what happened there. Anyway, the beer is a light golden color in the glass. I remember this beer being orange… maybe that is because you are supposed to fruit the glass with an orange wedge. No oranges here.

Nose: For a beer that is mass produced, I am immersed with the amount of aroma. There is a ton of citrus there, and it has a certain thinness to it… smells like a cheap, mass produced beer should. I taught a class the other night at Total Wine on beer, and I used Blue Moon as an example of a beer that people who think they know craft beer drink. If you drink this on a regular basis, that’s fine… but you are not a beer snob.

Flavor: That’s the smooth citrus flavor that I remember. There is almost too much citrus. It reminds me of a freshly squeezed glass of orange juice. I wonder why a beer with so much orange flavor is garnished with an orange. Oh well, it looks nice in a pint glass. The bottles calls this a Belgian White. It’s also a wheat beer… a Belgian-style wheat ale to be exact.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is boring. There isn’t much going on. It’s here and gone just as fast. A little bit of creaminess comes through in the bubbles, but not enough to pay attention to. The mouthfeel is decent at best.

Aftertaste: What aftertaste? What little aftertaste there is… you guessed it, oranges. The aftertaste is there, and wants to hang around. Then you swallow again, and it’s gone. But what can you expect from a beer like this.

The beer is decent. It’s a good place to start for someone that says, “What does craft beer taste like?” A seasoned drinker won’t order this unless there is nothing else on tap, or unless he or she is drunk and it doesn’t matter what they are drinking! There are a lot of flavors here, but the biggest and most obvious flavor is orange and orange peel. If you like oranges, then bottoms up!

Blue Moon – The bottle says: “A refreshing, unfiltered wheat ale brewed and spiced in the Belgian tradition for a uniquely complex taste and uncommonly smooth finish.

“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 searing it in a Pilsner glass with an orange slice garnish.”

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 01:27:46 | More by rickyleepotts
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

3.05/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A 355ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2012. Picked up from a supermarket some time back. A US macro take on a Belgian wit.

Poured into a straight pint glass (with swirling to suspend the yeast). A translucent golden-amber colour; very hazy. Forms a large head of creamy white foam that hangs around for a while before disappearing. Aroma of fruity, spicy yeast; notes of orange, coriander, earthy yeast, clove and banana. Accompanied by undertones of wheat and grainy malt. A hint of sweetness.

Tastes fruity and yeasty, with wheat/malt and a dry finish. Notes of orange, coriander, earthy yeast, cloves, wheat and faint banana. Very dry and slightly sweet. No bitterness to speak of; a mild yeasty finish upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and very tingly, with effervescent carbonation. Decent body but overcarbonated. Quite astringent, with an aftertaste of fruit and yeast notes.

Hmmm - so so. Streaks ahead of other macro offerings in terms of character, but doesn't stand up to genuine Belgian wits. Looks OK, but the flavour and aroma are unbalanced - too much orange/spice relative to the malt and yeast. The sweetness doesn't improve things either. A decent if flawed effort - I'd have this again if there was nothing else going. However it's nothing special. No need to seek it out.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2012 23:15:24 | More by jazzyjeff13
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mckenziac


2.78/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams Boston Lager glass. Taken from a Blue Moon seasonal variety pack.

Appearance: Pours a hazy, light golden color. Has a large, fizzy head that dissipates quickly down to next to nothing.

Smell: Smells wheaty, with a good amount of citrusy orange.

Taste: Starts mildly bitter. Finishes wheaty, spicy, and citrusy. All the right flavors are there, they just seem very muted or toned-down. Guess that's what you get in a wheat beer from Coors.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, with a medium body.

Overall: A pretty bland wheat beer, but better than most other offerings from Coors or the other big guys. I guess it serves it purpose in stepping people up a bit from the usual light beer swill, but it's not something I'll seek out on a regular basis.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 01:43:50 | More by mckenziac
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rangerred

Tennessee

2.38/5  rDev -30%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a 2.5 finger soapy head. Head retention was not all that great and lacing non-existant.

Aroma is a little bit metallic but also has banana, clove, bubblegum, and orange. All are fairly subtle and honestly unimpressive.

Flavors is banana and clove with a little bit of bubblegum. A little bit of burnt caramel and some bread. Kind of a slick soapy mouthfeel that is sticky and a little bit sweet. Gets tiresome to drink after awhile.

Overall, this beer is really worse than I remember from a long time ago. There are so many better examples out there of the style. Not something I will even think about having again.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2012 22:18:18 | More by rangerred
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Mojo

Alabama

3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This offering from Blue Moon pours a shade darker than straw. A one finger head that dissipates quickly can be observed. There is no lacing to be seen as the glass is emptied. The smell may be the best part of this beer as I could detect notes of orange, bread, and grass. Mouthfeel is pretty average with a lot of carbonation. The taste is very smooth, mostly wheat, without much of the orange that can be smelled. This would be an excellent session beer as it is very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 02:27:22 | More by Mojo
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SometimesIfart

Michigan

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

Pours a golden orange in color with one finger of the whitest head I have ever seen. Leaves very trace amounts of lacing. Smells of orange peel, Lemon, And a heavy amount of wheat. Tastes very orange like. If somebody would have poured this into a glass for me and told me it was a light orange juice I would have believed them. The mouthfeel is a MASSIVE knockout punch of wheat. The wheat dominates and it loses the orange flavor. Overall, I don't like wheat ale's, But this is a good summer beer that I'm sure anybody could easily drink.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 19:19:45 | More by SometimesIfart
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bensbeers

Maryland

2.63/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from bottle to a standard pint glass.

Appearance was a pale orange, slightly hazy. 1" head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing behind.

Smell was heavy on the oranges and bread. I didn't get a whole lot else out of this besides those two.

Taste was similar to most other witbiers I have tried - it followed the nose. Heavy citrus notes. Didn't enjoy the mass-produced taste that this beer had. Yes, obviously I'm aware that Coors makes this beer, but maybe I'm just becoming a bit more picky than i used to be. Taste was not very well-balanced and lacked the complexity that you can find in many beers for this price.

Mouthfeel was quite enjoyable. I am a huge fan of IPAs, and this beer had the crisp bite that a lot of IPAs and even cheaper ales have. This is definitely something that I have been searching for in a lot of witbiers, so it is great to know tht it exists - I'd just like to find one that was a little more balanced.

Overall, I try, as I'm sure many of you do, to avoid mass-produced beers. But this was not that bad. Upsides to to this beer were the smell and mouthfeel, but it was severely lacking in the taste department. I am sure that this is not the last time I have a Blue Moon, and i certainly will not turn one down if offered. cheers!

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2012 02:44:39 | More by bensbeers
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TheSixthRing

California

3.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a hazy light golden orange with a finger width head, poor retention, and a sparse lace around the edges.

Smell - Smells of wheat, a faint milkiness, and a slight spice.

Taste - Follows the nose; wheat, some milkiness, subtle orange notes and some faint coriander spice on the back end.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Leaves a nice tingle on the tongue.

Overall - This isn't a bad witbier, but it's no world beater by any stretch. Decent flavor; tends to get boring after a bottle or two.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 02:59:15 | More by TheSixthRing
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barczar

Kentucky

3.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden color with a fairly solid one inch white head that dissipates fairly quickly to nothing, leaving no lacing.

Aroma is wheaty, with an undertone of coriander and an orange finish. Floral hops surface as it warms.

Flavor is more subtle, with light citrus running throughout the profile, and a backbone of wheat carrying into the finish, which is tinged with coriander and a hint of white pepper.

Body is moderate, slightly creamy, with moderately high carbonation, finishing slightly dry.

Overall, a somewhat bland flavor in comparison to the aroma. Very drinkable, fairly refreshing beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 00:42:10 | More by barczar
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.53/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 03:39:10 | More by UCLABrewN84
Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 4,340 ratings.