Blue Moon Belgian White - Coors Brewing Company
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3.6/5 rDev +5.9%
On tap with a slice of an orange.
It has a slightly copper color and an average size head. It really had a citrusy aroma (I know the orange had something to do with that). Being a Coors product, I was really impressed about how it actually tasted Belgian. The flavor has a little kick to it, as well. It was relatively smooth and drinkable.
04-20-2006 04:17:36 | More by zeff80
3.38/5 rDev -0.6%
Appearance: Opaque milky yellow, lots of suspended sediment. Pours with an enormous three finger head that falls surprisingly fast, with no stickage whatsoever. Odd.
Smell: Spice-heavy and somewhat sweet. Orange, clove, coriander. Not bad, a little sweet for the style.
Taste & mouthfeel: Creamy and sweet, medium in body and pleasantly spiced. Very yeasty, with notes of banana bread becoming more prominent as it warms. Not a hint of bitterness, nor any dryness in the finish; this is fairly flatline and a bit too sweet for the style, though it's inoffensive overall. I can see this being a decent gateway beer.
11-25-2008 04:02:41 | More by largadeer
3.48/5 rDev +2.4%
A few years ago, Blue Moon caused a bit of fuss up here in Canada, due to its recipe being used by MolsonCoors in the production of their 'new' Canadian offering, Rickard's White. Not that anyone was made award of it at the time, of course. And I see now, from the suggestion on the label, where the stupid insistence on serving Rickard's White with a slice of orange originated...
This beer pours a dark, cloudy golden yellow tint, with one finger of soapy white head, which melts away in an instant, leaving only the faintest specks of lace around the glass. It smells of orange citrus rind, some mild coriander and clove, and wheat grain. The taste is somewhat spicy wheat grain, some nice soft orange citrus, and some fruity yeastiness. The carbonation is a bit below average, the body medium weight, smooth, and soft. It finishes off-dry, the sweet wheat pushing the milder fruit and spice aside.
A decent, if mostly uninspiring witbier, which I suppose is the trade-off for mass distribution (with the US, anyways).
08-26-2010 22:25:33 | More by biboergosum
3.98/5 rDev +17.1%
A hazy orange body is topped by a good-sized creamy white head that drops shortly but maintains a thin surface covering and leaves nice sheets of temporal lace with each sip. The bouquet is interestingly floral. Orange peel is obvious in the nose, but appears more softly lemony than orangeish. There's a very mild touch of soft coriander as well, and some gentle yeastiness. The body is medium although it appears slightly fuller due to it's smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Just as the spice is obvious in the nose, so it is in the flavor with gentle coriander and mild orange peel wrapped in lush, sweet malt. Throughout the glass the dull yeastiness develops on the palate, and some additional peppery spiciness evolves. Not a bad beer at all! It seems a bit fluffy (maybe I should say obtuse?) in comparison to most of the versions I've had from Belgium, but it's not overly done. It's flavorful, just lacking in complexity. There are better domestically brewed witbier's available, but this will do nicely in a pinch.
06-01-2003 15:14:54 | More by NeroFiddled
3.43/5 rDev +0.9%
"Buy the Blue Moon," she said. "It's less corporate."
Her boyfriend was about to acquiesce. Thankfully, yours truly intervened and saved the day.
"Blue Moon is brewed by Coors."
"Oh, really? Thanks man."
Pours a clouded orange. Small white head. Nose is dirty and kind of skunky. Flavor is citrus and grass. A little too dirty on the backside though. Feel has a decent carbonation to it and the liquid body is a tad thin. Overall not bad for a mass production. But certainly won't go down as my favorite witbier of all time.
02-16-2008 04:02:44 | More by RblWthACoz
3/5 rDev -11.8%
On-tap at The Abbey in Providence, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a light orange/amber color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves very little lace on the glass.
S: The aroma is of lemon mostly, along clove spice, some wheat & yeast, very little hops.
T: The taste is fruity and spicy with flavors of lemon, orange & clove. Theres a mild wheat flavor in the background. The malt character is very thin and there is very little hop presence.
M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium-to-heavy carbonation, clean finish.
D: A little tasty, goes down ok, not very filling, its not a bad beer and its a heck of a lot better on-tap that it is from the bottle. Although I would drink this over a regular macro, it definitely wouldnt be something I would go with if I had my mind set on drinking a Witbier.
03-23-2007 13:41:05 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.9/5 rDev +14.7%
Presentation: 12 oz brown long twist off bottle, ink jet date printed above the label but you would not know if it is a best before or a brew on date.
Appearance: Pale cloudy orange with a creamy tiny bubbled lace, vague citrus peel hits the nose with a soft bluntness also.
Smell: Soft lemony fermented wheat twang, hint of coriander with a powdery yeast undertone in the aroma.
Taste: Moderate body, smooth and creamy with a light malt crispness which mostly comes from the wheat. Big burst of sweetness at first from the malt and coriander, hops are distant and let the spices be dominant throughout. A very well manufactured texture makes up for the loss in depth of the vague spices other than coriander. Hints of citric peel and light pepper corns find their way to the taste buds. Neutral powdery yeast creeps it way to the flavour threshold. Crisp wheat is very refreshing and seems to linger for ever and evolves into an increasingly crisp and semi dry finish.
Notes: Somewhat sweeter and softer than other Belgian Style White Ales, not bad at all but does lack some depth.
A good beer to bring to parties, seems to be the cool or fashionable beer to have around for some people that still think micro brew is a fad. Everyone that buys this beer that I know did not even have a clue that it was a Coors product.
05-07-2002 06:49:16 | More by Jason
3.75/5 rDev +10.3%
Well, I am not going to give this a rating based on the if you look at who brews it then it's pretty good. I don't care who manufactured this beer, I am convinced after having in the bottle, CO2 pressured keg, and good old keg party tap. If you look at this one in the glass it pours a cloudy orangish gold hue with a creamy carrot tinted head that is rather pleasant in appearance and taste. It's aroma is primarily coriander (orange peel), but the wheat based goodness also comes alive with every inhalation. The taste is a sweet version of a classic style that a mass production company acually put some care into to bring out a decent white beer. For that reason I have respect for this beer, definitely something I would always give a tasting to. Very drinkable this is a great beer that I will enjoy again and again.
04-11-2003 19:26:48 | More by WVbeergeek
3.65/5 rDev +7.4%
Poured a hazy straw color with a 1/2" white head. A little head retention & better lacing
S: Wheat malt & hints of orange peel
T: Wheat malt then, coriander & orange peel. A hint of grass follows. Finishes tart & quenching
MF: Light/medium bodied, spritzy & in balance
Drinks pretty easy, doesn't say Belgium, but not bad & better than some higher browed efforts I've seen
09-30-2006 03:54:08 | More by russpowell
3.23/5 rDev -5%
Hazy, pale orangish color...decent white head.
Nose is most impressive, buzzing with citrus, and spice, almost perfumey, a delightful aroma, just right for a witbier.
Served with lemon, in this case, which I had to manually extrude from the pint glass's brim. Would have gone better with the fish dinner this accompanied.
At the fore, really tasty, full with fruit, big blast of hops, but somehow a touch sour, left me puzzled and dissatisfied. Produced a pucker on the palate, a tightness on the tongue.
Flavor sags some in the middle, too. It acts just like a witbier at the beginning, then quits halfway through, and I'm saddened by the paucity of body and texture...doesn't fail all the way, though, there's still some remnants of that spicey, fruity flavor, but they're too, too faint. Little finish, and once done, I'd forgotten what had happpened.
Followed this with a pint of Bell's Oberon, which bore none of those failings.
I can only be glad of the popularity of this particular beer, for at least these folks are trying something different. It's a pity, though, that so many think that they're actually drinking a product of Belgium, and I hope they move on to better beers.
10-23-2003 23:33:03 | More by feloniousmonk
3.53/5 rDev +3.8%
Seriously, in a can. Beer is yellow and hazy with a soft white head, minimal lacing, moderate carbonation.
Aroma contains oranges, some spices some wheat, mild sweetness.
Beer is thin and sweet up front with a nice finish of some wheat aftertaste to it. The beer is easy going down and one of these fake craft beers that is forced on the masses in great supply. This is probably the first time i've ever had it and for a witbier, it was decent.
01-20-2011 04:08:27 | More by drabmuh
3.18/5 rDev -6.5%
I had this on draft at Pesce in Swatara, PA.
Served cool in a standard pint.
A - A slightly hazed golden w/ amber highlights and a thin white head. The head leaves random spots of lace.
S - A creamy wheat odor, like cereal w/ a tinge o' spice. A slightly sweet butterscotch smell that didn't seem to belong.
M - A mild medium bodied ale w/ creamy smoothness and moderate carbonation.
T - A gentle taste of almost milky wheat w/ light butterscotch flavor and a slightly nutty taste. There is a slight citrus that lingers in the background.
D - A very average wit, I can take it or leave it. I am not sure if the pint I had was the freshest as I have had it and enjoyed it slightly better in the bottle. It sometimes is the best beer available where I live, so I don't avoid it. All in all a fairly average wit, okay for summer quaffing.
09-20-2007 14:09:33 | More by Slatetank
3.38/5 rDev -0.6%
pours thick and cloudy dull yellow into a hefe glass with an orange peel on the side, medium white head. smells like fruity yeast, some spice, and pale malts. the yeast aroma is overpowering and a bit off though. flavor is quite fruity and zesty from the yeast. lemons, orange peel, and some herbs are there, also some mild tartness at the end. feel is fine, if a little heavy from all the suspended sediment in there. good carbonation and a medium body. overall this beer isnt as good as it used to be. its kind of weighted down and funky in the wrong ways. has refreshing properties, but there are infinitely better choices.
05-14-2012 19:11:44 | More by StonedTrippin
3.45/5 rDev +1.5%
The beer pours a cloudy gold color with a thin white head. The aroma is weak, but has the wit smell to it; fruity yeast and wheat scents. The taste is also a bit tame, but has all the qualities of a wit. It is sweet with pale wheat malts and that wit yeast. It is refreshing and goes down with ease. The mouthfeel is good. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This was a decent wit, but fails to reach the level of a true Belgian style.
01-25-2004 22:24:22 | More by WesWes
2.35/5 rDev -30.9%
First had: ?
A: Hazy golden color, moderate white head. Typically served with an orange wedge.
S: Citrus and coriander. Slight chemically aroma.
T: Citrusy tones, with a bitter wheat bite.
M: Light body, a bit crisp, but somewhat watered down.
D: Not a great beer, but pretty easily drinkable.
12-13-2010 18:53:33 | More by Rifugium
3.58/5 rDev +5.3%
The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a large white head. The aroma is manly made up of wheat with a little bit of coriander and pepper, as well as a little bit of orange peel. The flavor has a mix of coriander and orange peel, with some wheat thrown in as well. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Nothing too exciting, but not too bad.
04-06-2012 03:10:17 | More by Mora2000
3.18/5 rDev -6.5%
Best by 12/17
Poured clouded light yellow with a thin, fairly well-retained, white head.
The smell was thin, but inoffensive. Some hints at orange and coriander.
The taste was also thin, but inoffensive. A bit too watery. Orange and coriander were noticeable. The flavors didn't stick around too long.
It was mainly watery with a hint of refreshing creaminess. It's nothing special, a bit weak, pretty easy to drink and not bad. Nothing special, either.
08-08-2006 17:52:54 | More by jwc215
3.43/5 rDev +0.9%
Pours into my wine glass with a frothy, quarter finger thick, large bubbled off-white colored head. The beer is a hazy, amber-gold color. The aroma smells of grassy coriander with a backdrop of citrus that becomes more prominent as I take subsequent draughts of the aroma. As the beer warms up the aroma begins to remind me of watered down orange juice.
Lightly sweet tasting with lots of coriander flavors, a touch of grassy grain and some cracker like malt notes. The citrus flavors are noticeable up front and move to a prickly, carbonic tasting, peppery carbonation that is pretty substantial. The carbonation is actually a bit too much, but some aggressive swirling brings it down to a more manageable level. Somehow the citrus character here starts to become more of a washed out orange juice like flavor than a bright citrus oil note that I would prefer. This is pretty light bodied, enough so that the initial carbonation made it seem a bit too fizzy.
Not bad, but seems fairly boring for a Wit. I was honestly expecting a bit more from this beer; more fermentation complexity would definitely be appreciated.
03-12-2009 03:59:39 | More by Gueuzedude
3.35/5 rDev -1.5%
12 oz. bottle, from Seagate Liquors in Huntington Beach, CA,
A: Pours a cloudy orange, nice thick head, with good retention in a pint glass, pretty good looking witbier, darker than usual, though.
S: Nice scent of fresh oranges and some spice, some acidity present as well.
T: A little on the weak side for what I've experienced in other wits, but still a good pronounced orange flavour. Missing some of the bitter punch from the coriander, I expect in a quality wit, though, but overall, not bad.
M: Quenching acidity, spritziness, make for a refreshing mouthfeel and an easy-drinking beer.
T: A bit pedestrian when compared to the other great wits I've had in my life, but still good, would definitely have again if offered, one of the better "psuedo-micros" I've had from BMC.
11-10-2007 22:41:42 | More by Halcyondays
United Kingdom (England)
2.53/5 rDev -25.6%
This beer is now available in the UK, the big supermarket chain called TESCO has it on it's shelves. I thought I'd buy one because I've had it on tap in the US and wanted to see if it was better in a bottle.
Poured into a 'Good People' glass: the 355ml bottle produced the same murky moody looking dishwater colouring, the head although wispy and thin it was better than the tap version I had.
Almost odourless in the smelling stakes, some weak wheat/corny hints but nothing much at all really.
The flavours were also fairly weak as well, a fizzy watery mess to be honest, no true Belgian feel to it at all.
Not impressed one iota. Can't believe my scores given for the on-tap version were so kind.
09-24-2011 20:53:55 | More by BlackHaddock
Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 5,105 ratings.