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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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BA SCORE
78
okay

4,928 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 4,928
Reviews: 1,434
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 18.53%
Wants: 33
Gots: 389 | 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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JohnnyDuvel

Florida

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

It certainly reminds me of a wit, but it doesn't quite deliver. Thinner, weaker, taste and smell are less profound. Certainly drinkable, and better than the standard fare. Reminds me some of Michelob hefe. Good for what it is, but a rather pale imitation compared to the real thing. Seek out Allagash white, Hoogarden, or Unibroue Blanche De Chambly instead.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2004 04:17:41 | More by JohnnyDuvel
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thedoubler55

New Jersey

3.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Cloudy orange with a nice off white head.

S-Wheat with a strong orange smell.

T-The taste of this beer is all oranges with a bit of wheat, same as the smell. This beer leaves an aftertaste like you just drank orange juice!

M-Heavy carbonated beer, leaves a pleasant feeling after it goes down.

D-A beer that I will have occasionally. Very Refreshing

Serving type: on-tap

11-24-2010 18:20:54 | More by thedoubler55
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Goobastic

New York

3/5  rDev -11.8%

11-25-2011 17:18:22 | More by Goobastic
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cjac

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

06-20-2012 21:56:31 | More by cjac
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100200300

Georgia

3/5  rDev -11.8%

07-03-2013 02:55:04 | More by 100200300
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Notacraftdrinker

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

04-13-2014 05:16:32 | More by Notacraftdrinker
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zerk

California

3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is not a bad beer, but not outstanding. Cloudy golden, slight citrus nose and taste. Very little hops. A refreshing summer beer, that would probably be a very good choice to give a macro drinker to expand his or her horizons.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2002 08:31:05 | More by zerk
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Jarod

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Like others I too was surprised to find out that Coors made this beer. Not a bad beer considering. Has a slight cloudy color to it, not a great head, but there was a small one. It left a light lace on the side of the glass as well. The flavor was not quite what I was used to for a Belgian White, but a pretty good attemp for a large brewery. It had a slight hint of citrus to it as well. Drinkable. Just get by the Coors name on it.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2002 13:46:07 | More by Jarod
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TheTrevor

New York

3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a cloudy straw color with a frothy three-finger head. The smell is pretty typical of a wheat beer with some grains and yeast and just a hint of spices. The taste is slightly sweet with a definite citrus quality and finishes smooth with a bit of spiciness. This isn't the most complex witbier out there, but it makes a pretty good effort. It has a fairly energetic carbonation that leads to a rather pleasant mouthfeel and the beer's light taste makes for very good drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2008 00:27:44 | More by TheTrevor
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SHCC

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -11.8%

02-25-2012 18:41:52 | More by SHCC
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g_jenkins

California

2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

01-14-2013 08:54:45 | More by g_jenkins
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Lukebell15

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

09-28-2013 14:54:33 | More by Lukebell15
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aqualung23

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

12-24-2013 18:23:10 | More by aqualung23
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MakeMineADoubleJack

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

04-17-2014 19:32:36 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
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Xzfgiimtsath

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

05-10-2013 12:54:56 | More by Xzfgiimtsath
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jmbranum

Oklahoma

3.85/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This tasting of the 3.2% version that is sold in Oklahoma convenience stores. (I haven't seen this beer for sale in Oklahoma liquor stores)

Citric zingness matched with corriander and maybe cloves sprinkled over a nice wheat malt foundation. Not much hops to speak of.

Pretty golden-yellowish color with a hazy appearance in the glass (reminds of Live Oak Heffeweizen). More golden than Celis Belgian White.

A good choice if it's after 9 p.m. and the liquor store has already closed, especially if you want a change of pace from Shiner and Choc beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2006 04:47:15 | More by jmbranum
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kinger

Ohio

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

I really enjoy the Belgian style Witbiers and have been trying any that can be found. This was the third one I have had and it didn't dissapoint. It is the easiest to find and therefore I believe it must be one of the most mass produced of this style. The spices and citrus flavors balanced well, in fact I think they balanced too well. The appearance was great, I love the fact that this is an unfiltered wheat beer. I have had better from other breweries and I don't think that the high price of this beer justifies the total flavor. I will only buy this again if no others can be found.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2008 19:04:44 | More by kinger
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allforbetterbeer

Colorado

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

Poured from a "best before" dated twist off bottle into a stange glass. I like that this is dated. Good work.

Pours a hazy orange-flesh colored body under a fizzy white head that disappears completely after a minute or two.

Smells of dry cracked wheat, light ripe fruit, a touch of estery yeastiness and a very subtle hint of floral hops.

This is actually a rather unique flavor, and not one that resembles any witbier I have tasted. The fruity notes are stronger and less yeasty in the flavor, they really resemble berries or some other mellow sweet fruit. A nice crackery malt flavor comes out in the end, which is nice as well, and tastes like it could be either from the wheat or malt.

The mouthfeel is light with ample carbonation. I would prefer the carbonation manifest as more compact, but that may just be me.

Conclusion: This isn't really a traditional Belgian style wheat beer. The characteristic yeast flavors just are not present. It is however as well mannered wheat beer that resembles American versions, and does a fine job at it. The flavors are all mellow and work together. This doesn't sparkle, but it does go down easy with some nice flavors and aromas along the way. Not bad for a large-scale production beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2012 20:59:09 | More by allforbetterbeer
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BrewCrew2010

Mississippi

3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this before a NBA and they served it with an orange, which I took out immediately. I mean really? This is a beer, not a cute beach drink with an umbrella.

A: A cloudy golden orange body with a minimal white frothy head the recedes almost immediately.

S: A light aroma of citru, wheat, and cloves. Nothing too complex.

T: A light and crisp flavor of citrus and corriander, followed by wheat and hints of spices (especially clove). Not a long lasting aftertaste, but pretty straight forward.

M: A bit thin body with lively carbonation and waterly texture.

D: Don't get me wrong of me harshly reviewing this. This is one of the beers that got me into craft beers. Started drinking these in college because the price isn't bad and it's extremely easy to drink. I do keep this in stock for those who are tip toe-ing their way into craft beers.

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2011 20:00:01 | More by BrewCrew2010
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Beastdog75

New Jersey

3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Well, I must say that this is the first Belgian-style beer I've ever had, and yes I know it's from Coors, but I must say that this beer is definitely more flavorful than any specialty brand that the Big 3 have put out. I know this is most likely inferior to any true Belgian wit, but I tip my hat to Coors for putting out something with some real taste to it. BTW, this is another example of Coors hiding their identity, as the bottle says (Blue Moon Brewing Co., Denver, CO and Memphis, TN).

Blue Moon pours a light gold/orange color which is very cloudy, and has some very active carbonation. It formed a good foamy orange-creamsicle colored head which lasted for about 2 minutes and left no lace. The nose had a citrusy orange smell with some slight alcohol and maybe a little bit of hops (but not much). The mouthfeel is thin, dry and fizzy. The taste is predominantly citrus, perhaps orange and lemon. Slight wheat taste. The spice notes are quite light (I couldn't distinguish the corriander, but I thought I detected cloves). I expected more hop taste, and the taste that was there was a little lemony. This brew finishes with a wheaty dryness and some bitterness. The aftertaste was a little too clean, with just a continuing dryness and bitterness. Concludes with some alcoholic warmth.

I can't wait to try my next Belgian-style beer, but for now the SwillQuest continues (for an explanation of SwillQuest, beermail me). For some reason, I feel this beer would go well with Italian food, but that's just me. Overall, the best beer made by one of the Big 3.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2002 20:25:53 | More by Beastdog75
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

10-19-2012 06:41:15 | More by foxyaardvark27
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gnikola

Serbia

2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

01-17-2013 13:29:53 | More by gnikola
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Padron4KM

Arizona

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

12 oz bottle, best before March 12 06 printed on the bottle neck. <br>
Hazy golden in color, small fizzy head.<br>
aroma is wheat, corn, some corriander, maybe some clove, a little sourness.
Flavor was creamy wheat with some corriander spice thrown in.<br>
Not terrible, I could see myself drinking this again, just not paying for it.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2005 08:43:20 | More by Padron4KM
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ujsplace

Pennsylvania

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

Poured vigorously into a pilsner glass...

A: Hazy, burnt orange. The head on this brew disappears too quickly and there is virtually no residual lacing. In fact, it looks almost exactly like the orange infused iced tea my mom used to make back in the day...that had no head or lacing either...

S: Orange and spices, coriander...

T: Overripened oranges, coriander and mildly sour citrus from the hops and mild malty sweetness in the finish.

M: Light and mildly carbonated.

D: Overall, a pretty decent brew and would be drinkable by nearly anyone.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2009 00:56:59 | More by ujsplace
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chasmandocharles

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +17.6%

02-05-2012 13:17:32 | More by chasmandocharles
Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
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