Blue Moon Belgian White - Coors Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

5,769 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 5,769
Reviews: 1,490
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.88%
Wants: 58
Gots: 893 | 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:
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(Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-15-2001)
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.05/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Blue Moon pours a cloudy golden yellow into a pint glass. There is very little head to speak of, at least in comparison to other Belgian whites I have had.

The aroma is light and mildly sweet. It smells like a Hefe Weizen with a lemon wedge already squeezed in it. A very mild clove aspect is present as well.

The first taste is definitely sweeter than I expect. However, if I had this in a blind taste test I'd instantly be able to recognize that it was a wheat beer: it's creamy and malty with a medium body. There is barely any recognizable hop characteristic, which is another surprise. It's not bad, but I don't think I could have more than one of these in a session.

I have to give Coors credit: they've made a decent brew here. If I wanted a Belgian white, I'd definitely look elsewhere. However, if I was forced to drink an American macro, this would probably be at the top of my list.

Photo of Greenfloyd
3.65/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I think my favorite thing about this beer is it's smell. Blue Moon, being fairly popular, is a nice alternative option in a dominating American Macro Lager set these days...

Poured into my tulip glass (why not) with a hazy yellowy/orange like color. A respectable foamy white head lingered a bit, adding to the nose. Of course the fact that it was aggressively swirled in a large tulip helped matters I'm sure. The nose had a nice sweet, malty, vanilla aroma, as crisp hoppy traces finish it off. The taste translated fairly well from the nose, with more pronounced hops and faint notes of wheat and orange zest (I not a user of the orange slice, by the way, but many find it tasty). The light mouth feel makes this a terrific tailgate or BBQ beer, pairing well with all the grilled beasts, side dishes, chips, dips & accoutrements that cross it's $7.99 or so a six pack path...Enjoy

Photo of Fuller
3.63/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - hazy golden orange body with a small white head that had very little retention.

S - Nose is citrus fruit, mostly orange and lemon along with some hints of wheat and spice.

T - just like the smell. Wheat, lemon, orange and a little spice.

M - crisp and clean with high carbonation.

D - drinkability is high. I could easily put down a few of these, especially on a sumer afternoon.

Not as good as a Hoegaarden, but for a beer from a company like Coors, it is very good.

Photo of osi
3.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Nothing out of the ordinary. Cloudy, murky deep orange with decent trace. Head was not that great.

S - Not too much going on here just malts, had no realy essence of hops anywhere. Traces of spices although I would say minimal.

T - Not too bad if you are looking for an all pale malt brew. That is all that was there, good ol' malts. Decent wheat essence as well.

M - Light to medium body with high carbonation. Not too bad, guess it fits this beer fine.

D - Pretty good level of drinkability here. I would suggest always taking the optional orange in there. This brew needs it, too bland without it. Adds a nice authentic citrusy effect to it. Definitely better whites out there, easily, but for the availability and the price it is usually a better choice than most other macros.

Photo of surlyseth
1.73/5  rDev -49%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A: Straw colored. Not so heady, but who cares.

S: Umm...is this a Bud light with a lemon twist?

T: Yuck. This is a macrobrew with some apparent unnatural doctoring.

M: Thin. Watery.

D: I wouldn't want to let this get anywhere close to warm. No thank you on a second one.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of yuriruley
3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance - golden color with a white head.

Smell - citrus, spices, little bread smell.

Taste - follows the smell, citrus and spice.

Mouthfeel - crisp and light.

Drink - easy to drink, have drank way too much of this stuff.

Decent beer, nothing special. Great for parties or an ok standby at a not so great bar.

Photo of HockeytownBrew
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy yellowish-orange. Full finger length head that is a bit consistent, but fades eventually. Not too much lacing left behind.

S: Wheat and hints of citrus fruit, most notably banana and slight orange. Hints of spice present as well.

T: The coriander and orange zest make their presence felt, along with fresh wheat and a bit of hop bitterness.

M: Medium mouthfeel. Goes down nice and smooth.

D: Not a hard beer to drink a few of. This one's pretty nice.

Good brew. I'll be getting it again.

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3/5  rDev -11.5%

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A: Hazy yellow with light foamy head, medium-low carbonation (3/3)
S: Fresh coriander and orange with light malty nose (7/12)
T: Mealy malt character with orangey after-taste, a mild bitter hang that dissipates quickly (13/20)
M: Medium dryness, a little more dry on finish (5/5)
O: Pretty one-dimensional but a good flavor. I think it relies too heavily on the orange to balance out the flavor, but the flavor is definitely there, and it’s really drinkable. (6/10)
34/50

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3.1/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought this while out of town one weekend- the guy that sold it to me could tell me nothing about it- serves me right for not doing my homework!
Poured from a 12 oz bottle dated DEC26 04 {edit:ohmygosh, it's a Belgian in a screw-top!} It's a dull,hazy. golden yellow. Had an off-white foamy to sudsy 1/2 finger head, despite the fact I poured aggressively into a clean glass trying for a bigger head. The head excused itself fairly quickly, before one or two sips. The nose was nice! It promised a taste of fruits, oranges, cloves, malt with some yeasts. But, the taste disappointed me some...lacking something there in the middle. The aftertaste was dry and a bit sour. I kept going back for more sips and mouthfuls, trying to sort out what I was tasting- A bit of wheat, some apricot-like sweeteness with some other fruits and spicyness. As it warmed more the wheat/malt diminished and the tartness increased. Didn't make me want another.

Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 5,769 ratings.