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Blue Moon Belgian White - Coors Brewing Company

Blue Moon Belgian WhiteBlue Moon Belgian White

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BA SCORE
78
okay

4,327 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 4327
Reviews: 1410
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 18.53%


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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Gusler

Arizona

2/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The beer pours a light "Chill Hazed" golden color with a modest in size white head that is semi-creamy in texture and as it dissipates quickly the leftover lace forms a quite thin sheet to cover the glass. Nose is sweet malt, fresh and crisp and the start also sweet with a fair grain presence, the top is cadaverous. Finish is moderately carbonated with meek hop spiciness and a dry lingering aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2002 16:25:53 | More by Gusler
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

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

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-20-2007 14:09:33 | More by Slatetank
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Brad007

Vermont

2.1/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Somewhat cloudy in appearance and more closer to a hefeweizen color-wise than a witbier. Aroma has hints of wheat and spice and even coriander. Taste is somewhat interesting. It's pretty bitter and not quite what I expect in a witbier. Too much spice and maybe a bit too sweet. Just not very impressive.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2007 00:04:54 | More by Brad007
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smakawhat

Maryland

2.9/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Boy it's been ages since I had one of these. Poured into a Hoegarden glass.

A very surprising orange body color, deep and a mix of light peach color, through a classic unfiltered body. Head comes up creamy and standard, two fingers with some retention. Falls though a little quickly. Not too bad looking, but considerably darker than most witbiers I've had.

Nose is interesting. Orange juice. Not much malt presence or sense of spice. Clean. kind of neutral and inoffensive. A strange hiding acidic sense in the background. Fairly alright.

Palate is pretty much, well, pretty much neutral. Much of the flavor seems to come in the finish. Aftertaste brings some creamy senses of milk, and lots of orange quality. Tang like, with a little bit of fizz, but some decent body to make the flavor come forward. Strangely though, there's no sense of of herb or citrus freshness to this, or more importantly any malt depth.

Overall it's a very inoffensive brew, but for style wise there is so much better out there. Where is the grain behind this? It's beer Tang strangely enough but is pretty easy drinking.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 19:58:04 | More by smakawhat
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HopHead84

California

3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golden shower falls
My glass is filled to the brim
White head fades quickly

Glass raised tward my nose
Coriander and citrus
Like a clean brothel

Flavor is the same
Light on the palate and crisp
East end gratitude

Dominos pizza
Not great but mediocre
I'm in Evansville

Witte beers are good
Somebody hook this dude up
That's right you heard me

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2009 03:29:57 | More by HopHead84
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

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

Poured into Town Hall Weizen glass

Pours 1 finger of creamy white head. Fairly good retention, but no lace. Color is a very hazed dull orange sunset. A ton of carbonation bubbles rush to the top.

Aroma: Very crisp spices, orange peel, coriander, cloves, wheat.

Taste: Well, the spices hit up front nice right away, but then they fade instantly. The orange peel and coriander are good for about a second before they fade. Then it is just a dull wheat flavor finishing through.

Mouthfeel: Extremely crisp, a little bit smooth, and slightly refreshing. Light to medium bodied with a high amount of carbonation. Ends with sticky bland aftertaste.

Overall, this beer isn't all that bad. I like the spices up front but not how they die of so quick. I can see myself drinking this in the right place and time. Not something I would obviously seek out though. It is somewhat drinkable, but way too over-carbonated for me

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2009 22:40:46 | More by mothman
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy medium straw yellow in color with some orange highlights and moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall dense light off-white head that slowly reduces to thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a medium sized thick patch and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to heavy amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of wheat and some lighter notes of orange citrus.

T: Similar to the smell, the taste of the beer has moderate wheat flavors with some lighter notes of orange. Very light notes of spices in the finish.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Very subtle hints of dryness in the finish.

O: Extremely easy to drink and sessionable - this is a great gateway beer for introducing folks to a different style than BMC American Adjunct Lagers. Enjoyable and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2012 17:50:11 | More by dbrauneis
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

2.45/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I had this on-tap at Bennigan's in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

A: Yellow-straw, opaque haze, no head or lace.

S: Mild aroma: Pineapple, pepper, light clove, hint of banana.

T: Wheat, lemon, slight hint of cloves.

M: Moderate body, moderately-high carbonation (too much, but this could be the fault of the restaurant).

D: It's not bad, but I didn't finish it.

Serving type: on-tap

08-13-2006 21:22:34 | More by Derek
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ccrida

Oregon

2.83/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into my Yuengling pils glass, Blue Moon is a cloudy burnt gold with a very large, quickly settling white head that leaves scattered, foamy lace.

Smell is sweet orange and soapy, and no it's not a dirty glass, I've always felt that about this beer.

Taste is sweet and mainly orange peel, with a cleaner finish. An exaggerated version of the style makes it approachable to novice craft drinkers and people that prefer wine and fruity cocktails to beer.

Mouthfeel is on the thinner side, a bit watery.

Drinkability is ok, while the orange peel is a bit strong, it's not overwhelming or cloying, and light enough that you can suck em down with .

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2008 23:00:26 | More by ccrida
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pint at some bar at Miami-Dade International

A hazy pale orange with enough clarity to see lots of bubbles but no head or lace

S the orange slice I just put on the table may be playing a part because I get loads of orange slice, clove and coriander

T mimics the smell quite well with even more orange if that were possible

M light and fluffy with plenty of bubbles but any more carbonation and I'd be burping up orange peel for the rest of the day

O decent beer on a hot day but nearly overkilled with orange peel and spice

a fair bit of additives I'm thinking but it kinda works for it, I drank a few of these in Miami and Vegas but at home in a cold climate I doubt I'd bother all that often

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 00:02:47 | More by wordemupg
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beertunes

Washington

1.83/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a cloudy yellow color (hello, Coors? this a White ale.) with a thin white head that had decent retention and lacing.

The aroma was very bland and subdued, nothing stood out. The taste had none of the expected Wit flavors and despite a certain tanginess, the flavor was very bland.

The mouthfeel was below average, very little if any joy. The beer was very drinkable in the sense that it slid down the throat without any effort, but it was undrinkable in the sense that there was no enjoyment to be had with this beer. Avoid.

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2010 00:50:15 | More by beertunes
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Dogbrick

Ohio

4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow! Silky smooth flavor and a great aroma and aftertaste. Citrusy flavor and pours a hazy yellow-orange. This beer is becoming easier to find since being bought by Coors, and so far there has not been a noticeable drop in quality.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2002 10:50:50 | More by Dogbrick
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from tap into a Weizen glass. Poured a yellow-orange that was quite hazy, had a one finger white head, that did not produce any lacing. The aroma was comprised mainly of citrus. Flavor was citrus and sweet that was light on the palate with low carbonation. Overall this is a nice smooth beer that makes a good way for new comers to white ales to get started. Also nice for when you are eating a large meal as it is not very filling. It is not a bad brew, but it's not that good either...

Serving type: on-tap

05-16-2010 15:56:39 | More by thagr81us
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2011 01:57:55 | More by kylehay2004
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tavernjef

Minnesota

3.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Color is a cloudy, pale golden yellow with lots of white foamy head about a finger high. Smells alot like most hefe/wits, very lemony, citrusy orange, yeasty, with some spices. Taste is good, pretty straight up citrusy lemon and orange, a bit of spicyness and honey. Feel is light and smooth with an overall gritty pulp grain feel with a citrusy tang. Its a pretty decent offering for an Americanized belgian wit.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2003 15:27:21 | More by tavernjef
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

2.7/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I had this out of a keg at the Mensa AG in Denver, CO. Color is a nice golden amber. The sample I had was quite foamy, but this is probably a result of the way in which it was served. Aroma was nice with a good mix of hops and malt. Flavor, though tasty, was rather thin - there is a nice balance of hops and malt and a hint of citrus, but it seemed watery. Texture was pleasantly smooth but watery. Again, this could have been a result of the serving method.

Serving type: cask

07-04-2008 06:13:37 | More by Cyberkedi
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avalon07

South Carolina

3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This American witbier has a cloudy, amber appearance just like others of its ilk. It has a fruity smell, rich in oranges, though it doesn't exactly overhwelm the nose. You can taste the oranges prevalently, but it doesn't have the complexity of St. Bernardus' Witbier, to give an example. It has a vibrant mouthfeel common to this beer. Overall, this is a pretty drinkable beer (surprising it's made by Coor's) and it goes down eacy, though it's not exactly cream of the crop.

Serving type: on-tap

01-11-2008 15:07:15 | More by avalon07
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

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

First time I've seen this in cans. Best by Sept 2010.

Pours a cloudy yellow orange with a solid 1 finger head of foam and some good lacing.

A strong but nice aroma of coriander and oranges with wheat ones. A good nose.

The taste is big on the coriander, lesser so with the oranges except in the finish. Light clove with a tiny hint of banana but I'm not too sure about the latter. Decent tasting.

Light bodied bordering at times on medium with the carbonation fairly low.

Drinkability? I drink this on occasion but it isn't one for me to session on. Decent drinkability.

Serving type: can

04-17-2010 17:39:34 | More by Bitterbill
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largadeer

California

3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2008 04:02:41 | More by largadeer
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle with a best by JAN3111, so this bottle is uber-fresh. Pours a hazed light gold color with a large, creamy white head. Retention is pretty good but not too much lace is left behind.

Nose is heavy on the orange peel and the coriander is fairly light. Wheat is barely noticeable as the orange dominates in here. Not bad, not as delicately delicious as say, a hoegaarden though.

Tangy wheat flavors come out a bit more on the flavor and the orange peel and coriander strike a decent balance. There is a little bitterness from citrus peel and hops, lends a rougher finish than the best witbiers out there. Lacks the softness that others display and is not quite as refreshing either. Still though, I believe this is the best of the "Moon" series I have had so far, being the original. A quality offering from my favorite of the macro breweries, Coors.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2010 18:11:19 | More by twiggamortis420
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz can poured into a Hoegaarden tumbler. 5.4% ABV, Oct 11 10 on the bottom.

A - A bright white head tops the effervescent hazed-over pale yellow straw beer. A golden hint gives it a nice shine though. Decent retention to the white head but no lace.

S - Orange peel citrus starts the nose off with a strong aroma of fruit. Strong but attractive to me for a wit. It begs the question, at that point, why even add the orange? Hints of coriander and yeast spice mingle but a stale straw nose with metallic-like mineral hints really hinders this aroma.

T - Orange citrus flavor comes through in the finish with a lingering flavor. A nice spike of yeast and Belgian spice adds classic qualities but it seems a little sweeter than it should be. Far too Americanized as well as commercialized.

M - Medium-light bodied and fully carbonated with a citrus, tingling finish. Very average for a wit.

D - Decently drinkable but ditch the orange when asked. It's already got enough in the beer, the very last think this beer needs is more of it. Not a bad commercial witbier though, I think it just sometimes gets a bad rap from being a Coors product.

Serving type: can

10-01-2010 12:10:05 | More by BeerFMAndy
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RoyalT

Ohio

3.03/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - Light but cloudy orange body with a big head that went down slowly.

Smell - The yeast is there, but it's almost overwhelmed by the huge spicy sweet aromas of strong coriander, white pepper, and some citrusy fruits. I can also pick out a lemon peel (not the pulp) and fresh cilantro.

Taste - Surprisingly light. The traditional yeast body and sweet finish are overwhelmed again by the afore-mentioned spiciness. They missed the style, IMO.

Mouthfeel - There's some good carbonation in there, but it's not crisp enough to impress.

Drinkability - Not drinkable at all. I was highly disappointed in this offering from Coors.

Update - It's been seven years since my initial review so thought I'd give this one another go as a few people in the office have been talking about it. The coriander really does overkill everything else at the nose and although I wouldn't say that it overwhelmed the taste it certainly is the dominant flavor. The carbs are there but it's overly flat but I was able to get most of it down this time so bumped the rating a bit.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2003 01:37:46 | More by RoyalT
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

2.58/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a hazy, opaque, orange-yellow coloring with a fluffy, light, bright white head. Aromas of citrus and bready yeast, light and balanced, but nothing special sticking out to me. Flavors are bready, with a clove spicing and citrus highlight. Well blended, but the carbonation and spicing makes it slightly sharp in mouth. Fruity, effervescent aftertaste that is bordering on overly sweet. Frothy, carbonated finish. The flavors just don't hold up enough against the light, carbonated body. Meh.

Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2012 21:42:06 | More by GarthDanielson
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bluejacket74

Ohio

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

12 ounce bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a cloudy golden/orange color with a half inch off-white head. Head retention is low, lacing is decent. The aroma is nice, but a bit weak. It smells like wheat, orange, and some coriander. Taste is just like the aroma, but stronger. It's mostly wheat and orange, along with a bit of coriander. Mouthfeel/body is light, it has decent carbonation and it's quite refreshing. Drinkability is good, it wouldn't be hard to drink quite a few of these at a time. It's not the best witbier I've had, but it's a decent enough brew. And it's a good choice if you're at a bar and can't find anything better, since Blue Moon is found pretty much everywhere for the most part.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2010 00:26:58 | More by bluejacket74
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ZAP

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the better macro produced craft beer. Certainly not in the top tier of wits but it is a nice drinker and relatively close to style.

This beer has a strong "orange" element in the taste and aroma...I'm drinking this from a bottle but it is even stronger on tap...a little orange peel but more just plain oranges.

It is a little sweeter than most in this style but that never seems to hamper its drinkability for me.

Bottom line...a quality craft brew from an American macro brewer that is enjoyable but not quite at the same level as the top beers in this style. I would strongly recommend this to someone that is a macro drinker but is starting to show more curiosity towards craft beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2008 23:06:04 | More by ZAP
Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 4,327 ratings.