Blue Moon Belgian White - Coors Brewing Company
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Ratings: 5,139 | Reviews: 1,442 | Display Reviews Only:
3.53/5 rDev +3.8%
Surprisingly decent, courtesy on tap in Orlando at Underground Bluz. Smooth enough thought it was a micro. Nice wheaty appearance, good aroma, smeet though citrusy. Refreshing carbonation. Medium of the road mouthfeel. Coors? Did they buy this brewery?
01-06-2005 18:43:31 | More by Sammy
3.53/5 rDev +3.8%
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.
07-28-2012 03:39:10 | More by UCLABrewN84
2.85/5 rDev -16.2%
Served in a pilsner glass. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a very murky apricot-orange color. White head and a bit of lacing. Too murky as it is completely opaque and full of haze. Nose is light orange citrus with a tad bit of spicing and a bit of light wheat. Taste is wheat, orange, and sugar; definitely quite a bit cloying, which carries over into the feel. Drinks well enough, but this is a surprisingly heavy witbier.
11-09-2010 11:52:19 | More by Thorpe429
3.5/5 rDev +2.9%
A: The beer is cloudy yellowish orange in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a bright white head.
S: There are faint aromas of citrus in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is very citrusy but is much stronger and has flavors of oranges and wheat. There are some hints of spices in the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and has some refreshing properties.
02-11-2011 16:02:04 | More by metter98
3.03/5 rDev -10.9%
Gauzy yellow-amber with a bone white head that looks soft and doesn't leave any lace. Beer color: nailed it. Head/lace: missed nail, hit thumb. The nose has a trace amount of Belgian yeastiness. It's spicy-earthy, but a musty graininess is still evident. Not bad, not good.
The flavor doesn't cut it. The beer tastes like a macro lager that is trying desperately to be something else, namely a Belgian wit. I'm having a hard time mustering up the enthusiasm to break this down. Let's just say that it's a grain-like malty, slightly sour, mildly sweet beer with the suggestion of spice. The body/mouthfeel is average at best. On a good note, it doesn't lose focus at the end of the mouthful or at the end of the bottle.
Blue Moon isn't offensive, but that's hardly a recommendation. I will say that it's the best Coors product--and maybe even the best BMC product--that I've had yet.
05-08-2004 23:47:06 | More by BuckeyeNation
3.3/5 rDev -2.9%
Appearance: Pours a hazy lemon yellow color with a modest white head that leaves shards of lacing
Smell: What little aroma there is leaves a bit of lemon and wheat in the air
Taste: Inoffensive and bland with a bit of wheat and yeasty notes but nothing else
Mouthfeel: Surprisingly thick (although not heavy bodied with modest carbonation)
Drinkability: Easy to drink - I now see why the beer is so popular - it makes the drinker appear a bit edgy without taking any risk whatsoever that an offensive flavor might pass across the drinker's lips
05-14-2006 18:24:58 | More by brentk56
3/5 rDev -11.8%
Draft: Poured a hazy orangey color ale with a small foamy had with average retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of sugary wheat malt with light bubblegum notes. Taste is bit too sweet for the style with some bubblegum notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not bad too not spiced enough with too much residual sugar.
11-21-2009 15:32:12 | More by Phyl21ca
3.45/5 rDev +1.5%
A muted version of a great style. Looks murky and lemon yellow. Nice head with great retention, nice lacing. Smells lightly sweet, citrusy, and griny. Dominated by sour lemon and orange rind aromas. Not as much belgian tarness as expected. Tastes citrusy and mildly sweet. Lemons, banannas, and spices come through. Still lacks dept and sweetness. Leaves the palate a bit scrubbed and grainy. Becomes watery into finish. Fades quickly. A better beer than is expected from Coors, but still a far cry from a Hoegaardden.
07-17-2005 16:14:05 | More by BEERchitect
2.68/5 rDev -21.2%
Well here we have a macro trying out the Belgian flavors. Good intentions I have to admit. If we could get more people tuned Belgians, left would be much nicer. Poured a very pale amber with a big frothy white head, which hung around for a couple minutes, just long enough to leave a little bit of lace on the glass. Visible carbonation inside made this look lively and not bad at all. Smell was light, but did have some sublte fragrences that suprised me a bit. Of course there was a large amount of bread and grain smells to get through, but once you do there are some hints at fruitness. Maybe some plum, dark fruits definate here, and some spice. Not at all bad, could be stronger, and the huge amount of malt to get through to find it made it hard. The taste was very clean. Light smooth mouthfeel, and generous carbonation made it feel fine going down. Taste was a bit different. Hints of spices and a tiny bit of fruit trying to fight against the grain here. Low ABV and light feel made this highly drinkable. Overall this was not as bad as I thought, but then again not as good as it could have been. If they keep experimenting they may be onto something, I just hope I dont see BUD DIPA!
03-06-2007 23:14:27 | More by mikesgroove
3.33/5 rDev -2.1%
A: The pour is a cloudy orange color with a small white head on top. Fairly typical for a witbier.
S: A very intense citrus smell fills the nostrils on the first sniff. Further investigation gives off some slight spice notes, but the orange is really hard to get past.
T: Like the aroma, the primary sensation on the tongue is the orange flavor. The spice is absent for the most part with the exception of a hint on the aftertaste. The finish has a slight bitterness to it.
M: The body is medium with a moderate and tingly carbonation.
D: This beer is probably responsible for the "serve an orange with your wheat beer" trend here in the US. The beer is decent enough, but an overly powerful orange flavor and aroma is just a bit much for me.
01-25-2010 03:36:14 | More by womencantsail
3.75/5 rDev +10.3%
Pours hazy orange amber; light white head/ fades to nothing.
Nice floral nose of light oranges, light honey and light pepper.
Mouthfeel is thin/medium and actually very nice.
Flavors are clean, bright with light spice, light black pepper and undertonds of oranges an clove.
All in all quite a nice surprise from a very light beer. Pleasant/ proof positive that a lighter style beer can have nice flavors and some sophistication, even if brewed on a gigantic level. Nice surprise here.
11-28-2009 01:07:11 | More by GRG1313
3.65/5 rDev +7.4%
A: murky and orange. Quarter finger head.
S: wheat and citrus. Spicey notes
T: wheat. Lemon, orange peel. Nice spice combination.
M: light body and moderate carbonation.
Overall: I know its a macro brew beer but it is very good. Incredibly drinkable crisp and refreshing.
08-26-2011 01:57:55 | More by kylehay2004
3.45/5 rDev +1.5%
Appearance: Cloudy, dull, golden-orange body with a small, fizzy, white head.
Smell: Notes of orangey citrus and perky spices infuse the wheaty nose of Blue Moon.
Taste: Tangy, lightly creamy malted wheat. A taste of citrus zest and a fair dose of spice interrupts the brief sweetness. Light, spicy hops and bitterness provides a bit of balance. Finishes tangy with a light, lingering hint of spice and orange.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium, fizzy carbonation.
Drinkability: It certainly has some stuff going for it. It's very easily available, rather drinkable, relatively inexpensive, and isn't altogether dreadful.
01-01-2009 00:39:38 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.43/5 rDev +0.9%
This beer was probably one of the first 50 beers I had ever tried. I gave this one a try simply because I wanted to have something new. When I ordered my first glass of it the guy asked me if I wanted an orange wedge in it, I said sure because everyone else at the bar had one. I'm assuming he asked because I was a guy and perhaps "guys don't put fruit in their beer". Anyway though, I got the glass tossed the wedge in and gave it a look. It's a cloudy golden color with a foamy white head on top. The lacing is actually decent on this beer, I was surprised. The smell of the beer was sweet and now full of orange zest. The taste of the beer was refreshing and citrusy, makes a really nice summer beer for some people. The mouthfeel was smooth and lightly carbonated. Overall Blue Moon has never been a terrible beer in my opinion but since it's from Coors I do have a bit of an issue buying it. If it's free I'll drink it but I really don't feel the need to go out and purchase these with my own money unless it's all that's available.
07-20-2011 20:59:28 | More by Knapp85
3.18/5 rDev -6.5%
Served in a chilled mug at The Tombs, complete with an orange slice.
Figured I'd revisit the past a bit and rock some Blue Moon (sans Platters). It pours a hazy orange straw topped by less than half a finger of white micro-foam (I blame the orange slice). The nose comprises wheat, coriander, and orange peel, all kinda weak, but still definitely wit-y. The taste follows along a similar vein, with notes of coriander, some cardamom, some light hoppy bitters, and a weird harsh orange/other citrus bite that leans toward lime territory. Were it not for that last part, this wouldn't be all that bad. The body is light, with a fizzy carbonation and a feel I can really only describe with the less-than-helpful term "wet". Overall, nowhere near a great wit, but they don't all have to be Oscar Wilde...it's still pretty drinkable...and nicely cheap.
07-27-2010 15:28:36 | More by TMoney2591
Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 5,139 ratings.