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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
76
okay

5,529 Ratings
THE BROS
78
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Ratings: 5,529
Reviews: 1,466
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.88%
Wants: 48
Gots: 722 | 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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3/5  rDev -11.5%

DeadeyeOTDO, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of BarrelO
3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Get that orange out of my beer. Do I look like a sororitute to you? SEP1409 laser stamp.

A: Hazy orange. Pretty good head.

S: Difficult to pick out anything other than orange.

T: Mostly orange, also spices and bready malt.

M: Light and somewhat creamy.

T: Eh. It can't hold a candle to, say, Allagash White, but it's the crown jewel of the Coors portfolio, for what that's worth. I'd never seek this out, but it's a good enough beer of last resort if I'm at a bar with a lousy selection.

BarrelO, May 03, 2009
Photo of csurowiec
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

csurowiec, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of BeerKangaroo
2.95/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

In a pint glass:

A: hazy pale orange at the bottom but darker orange closer to the top, small white head disappeared within seconds, very little lacing

S: orange, coriander, spices, weak yeast only after it warmed a bit

T: exactly the same as the smell without any yeast

M: light to medium, harshness assaulting the mouth and tongue all over, sessionable, bland citrusy aftertaste, dull finish

O: not exactly up to the standards of a normal witbier, but slightly acceptable to me

BeerKangaroo, Nov 11, 2011
Photo of tviz33
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

tviz33, May 21, 2013
Photo of BigRedN
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Final beer in my review of Molson-Coors beers, pre-merger, round 1. I probably should have had this one first. From notes from previous night.

Appearance: Hazy pale gold (tonight as I type and have another it looks orangish when held to the light). Decent fluffy white head, it lingered for a bit then left. Minimal lacing.

Smell: Fruity/citrusy (orange and lemon). Almost like a kitchen floor or countertop cleaner. A little hops noticeable.

Taste: Citrus fruits, lemon, orange, a little sweet, yet there is a good balace of hop/malt.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, medium bodied, slightly carbonated.

Drinkability: Last night after drinking macros this was sweet nectar. I waited to tonight to number it, and it is good, but not great. I have not had any other witbiers in recent memory, but I would hope that this is not the best the style has to offer. I couldn't have more than one last night, and I don't know if I'll purchase this one again after the 6-pack is gone.

NOTE: Ratings may be adjusted when I have more of the style to compare to. For now I am comparing it to wheat beers I have had (I know, probably a mistake, but this is how I see it).

BigRedN, Feb 10, 2005
Photo of BBM
3.83/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this beer on tap at Houlihan's. It pours a cloudy light orange with a small white head that doesn't stick around long. The aroma is of citrus; oranges and lemons. It's is not too strong, but pleasant nonetheless.

This is just an easy drinking beer. The taste is of the same citrus and floral hops as in the smell. Orange comes through mostly, as does a grasyy taste. There is a bitter bite to the finish. Mouthfeel is carbonated and thin, but not awful.

This is just a nice and simple beer. It's quite drinkable, and doesn't try to do to much. A good warm weather diversion, and probably the best beer from a "macro" brewery I've had.

BBM, Nov 04, 2006
Photo of salinasa
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

salinasa, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of Goldndomer
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Goldndomer, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of slowdaddy
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

slowdaddy, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of kkmiller76
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

kkmiller76, May 30, 2014
Photo of nukem5
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

nukem5, Apr 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

jhartley, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of blastoderm55
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

blastoderm55, Jun 08, 2013
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1.75/5  rDev -48.4%

kobeer, Jul 27, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

DWolf, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of Stunner97
4.13/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Very nice thick white foamy head, orange to golden in color, very murky and cloudy with alot going on inside and alot of sediment and dust, fun to look at with so much going on

Smell- slight wheat, with lemon or citrus a bit, lots of nice fruit on the nose

Taste- little bit of wheat but still very light and flavorful, very nice citrus finish, lots of lemon and orange, so much fruit flavor actually very impressive,

Mouthfeel- Light crisp and refreshing, soft drinkable with moderate to low carbonation

Drinkability- Very very drinkable beer, so refreshing and an amazing beer considering its made by coors its by far the greatest thing they have done for sure, it succeeds in being simple yet amazingly refreshing, could see this as an amazing beer on a hot summer nite with a nice smokey barbque, a good find for good price,

Stunner97, May 18, 2009
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

ACB, Oct 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Chuffbomb, Jul 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Mortarforker, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of ne0m00re
1.98/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

03/17/11- Had a 12 oz bottle of this marked April 11, 2011.
A: Hazy golden with constant bubbles, good frothy cream head.
S: Metallic leafy hops, bready yeast, some banana, slightly rustic... OK, I'm not really enticed with this one.
T: Orange juice, artificial sweetener, funky bitterness like moldy hops, soap--like eating a bar of soap--weird... it lingers.
M: Starts off too mild, then goes spritzy frothy.
D: C'mon! This is a sad representative of a Witbier. Why is this a B average on this site?

ne0m00re, Mar 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

pavpav12, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of divineaudio
3.1/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

bomber into a weizen glass.

a - pours a golden yellow shade and gives me a thin cap of coarse looking white head. poor retention and no lacing.

s - lemon, coriander, pepper, faint bubblegum, faint soda-like citrus quality.

t - toasted bread or cereal grain malt character, faint citrus notes, peppery. no discernible hop character and bitterness is non existent. also, the spices don't dominate the flavor like they do in some other witbiers (which is a good thing).

m - light in body with more carbonation than i prefer. coarse co2 profile.

o - definitely an easy drinker but doesn't offer much else. this was one of my gateway beers into craft. if nothing else, it's a decent, cheap beer.

divineaudio, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of tyleeis
4/5  rDev +18%

tyleeis, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of Beefytits4
4/5  rDev +18%

Beefytits4, Nov 21, 2011
Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 5,529 ratings.