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Blue Moon Belgian White | Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Belgian WhiteBlue Moon Belgian White
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 08-15-2001

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Reviews: 1,586 | Ratings: 6,581
Photo of Gueuzedude
3.42/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.36/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

LOOK: Cloudy golden orange color with a small white head that recedes to a ring. Looks like an unfiltered wit.

SMELL: Wheat, straw and a bit of orange citrus.

TASTE: Wheat malt and orange peel. A bit tangy with a note of Belgian yeast. Touch of clove and small spice. Little to no bitterness or hop flavor, and remains true to the style in that regard. Even balance. Mild and inoffensive, pretty citrusy.

FEEL: Light to medium bodied and wel carbonated. Easy drinking with lingering finish of citrus and dry spice.

OVERALL: A decent wit, and a gateway beer for many young beer drinkers to get into craft beer. Not bad for what it is, and is an easy drinker.

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

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.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
2.53/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

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

Pours a orange/yellow color, nice carbonation, small white head, with some sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, yeasty/wheat, with some hops, slight caramel. The taste is slightly sweet, malty, yeasty, with some spice notes. Medium body. Slightly drinkable, would not buy again.

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Photo of Zorro
3.32/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clouded orange-brown brew.

Smell is strong yeast and clear coriander scent; faint banana and a sour scent like sourdough bread.

Taste is sweet and doughy with a biscuit flavor. Spicy flavors that that prickle the tongue, coriander is there. Mild bitterness in the aftertaste, Golding hops maybe?

Mouthfeel is good if maybe a bit highly carbonated.

Drinkability is good; not my first choice but I would pick this over any Bud-Miller-Coors available.

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

I've never seen this beer in the Houston area so I just had to pick it up while in San Antonio. Belgian White's appearance is a hazy golden orange with a nice foamy head. The aroma is of wheat with a zesty lemon smell. Taste is similar to the aroma, wheat with a lemon taste. The mouthfeel is crisp and assertive. Drinkability is very good. A rare beer by one of the big 3 that I recommend to all.

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Photo of plaid75
4.05/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a medium cloudy straw hue with a two finger pillowy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured an excellent yeasty aroma which was cut with the presence of lemon peel and peppery coriander.

The flavor was nice and smooth. A chewy wheaty body with a very pleasant light lemon spice. Very nice really.

The mouthfeel was of medium fullness, maybe a bit on the thin side, with a nice spicy tingle.

Overall a VERY drinkable wit. I was very pleasantly suprised and will definitely reach for this one again.

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Photo of HopHead84
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
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

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Photo of weeare138
3.1/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appears a pale orange/gold with a small white head that quickly fades out. Tiny specks of lacing are left around the glass. I actually lined this up side by side with a Hoegaarden and this was transparent, while the Hoegaarden was hazy and a light yellow.
The smell is of orange peel and wheat and maybe a mild touch of coriander.
Taste is of the same aromas with a mild lemon tartness mixed in.
Mouthfeel is sweet, sticky, and thin. Lacks that dryness, spiciness, and true tartness of an authentic Belgian Wit.
Other than that, it was drinkable b/c there was nothing else on tap other than super swill. Sort of a micro/import wannabee's kind of drink.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.82/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: cloudy light golden color with a two-finger white head with little persistence.

Smell: very nice citrusy wheat aroma with hints of coriander.

Taste: a little mild, even for a witbier. Flavor is good though; I like the balance of spices. I would just like to have a little more flavor overall.

Mouthfeel: relatively light body but I like the level of carbonation (it is appropriate to a witbier). Texture is quite creamy.

Drinkability: I know I point out above that it is a little mild for my taste; while that is true, it is still an extremely sessionable beer. It's among my favorites for band practice or watching football.

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Photo of tobelerone
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An orange colored beer with a fluffy off-white head that has good retention and modest lacing. Cloudy. Aroma is yeasty and a bit lemony; somewhat faint for this style.

Sweet for a wit, with the expected coriander and light citrus notes; wheat and yeast, orange and lemon flavors are present and obviously enhanced with a slice of orange as often suggested for this beer. I’ve had it both ways and the orange definitely ups the flavor, which is a bit bland and lacking on its own. Not a terrible wit but certainly not the tastiest example you’re going to find.

Crisp and clean finish, medium carbonation, vague creaminess. Extremely easy drinking and refreshing. Can’t say this is disappointing in that expectations are low coming in due to the manufacturer. Passable, however; you could certainly do worse if stuck with the standard BMC options.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very dark for a wit - a light golden colour, tending to orange in the deeper bits. Cloudy with yeast though at least. Head is white, with very fine bubbles that coalesce and then dissipate, leaving only a collar of foam around the edges. Nice colour, but not very true to style.

Not a lot on the nose. Hint of light honey, a bit of yeast, but no rambunctious hit of citrus-coriander you get from the better wits. Just vaguely sweet, maybe just the minutest bit of candied orange creeps in, but I'm straining to pick it up. Not bad, but not great.

Taste is not too bad - nice initial sweet citrus character, which develops into a dry but sour wheat malt character. There's an unfortunate mineral water flavour on the mid palate, but it's only mild. Not bad, probably closer to a real wit than the smell and the appearance would have you believe. Mouthfeel is quite crisp, but with an underlying smoothness. Very pleasant.

Very drinkable beer, although one that left me a little unenthused. Quite pleasant for a hot day here in Northern California.

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Photo of jdhilt
3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours with a three-finger white head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Light cloudy amber color with some yeast left in the bottle. Light bodied and light carbonation. Nose is wheat. Starts with some sweetness, some cloves and a clean finish. Nice. $5.74 for a 6-pack of 12oz from Super Walmart Concord, NH. Label has it brewed by Blue Moon Brewing Co.

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Photo of tone77
4.32/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown bottle into a weizen glass. Has a brownish orange color with about an inch of head. There is some lacing to the glass. The smell is both sweet and spicy. The taste is most excellent. There is a slight sweetness to it with no bitterness. This is one of the more delicious American beers I have had. I will be buying Blue Moon again soon.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.06/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured cloudy, deep golden in color with a slightly spicy/lemony aroma. Taste is rather simple with moderate body, soft and creamy with a slightly wheat twang. goes down smooth and leaves a refreshing aftertaste that lingers. It was an easy got to beer for lunch today since I was out and my liver is demolished from a massive session of barleywine.

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Photo of wl0307
3.08/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

BB 30/06/2012, served chilled in a Hapkin’s stemmed bulb glass.

A: cloudy light orange in colour, coming with a fast dissipating white foamy head and light carbonation.
S: nice orangey aroma and faint traces of coriander seeds spring to mind, plus a touch of pear-y esters; wheat malts are not as pronounced as many Belgian counterparts, and neither is the spicy/herbal part.
T: sour-sweet wheat-ish malts and mixed tropical fruits are underlined by a liquidy-sugary sweetness upfront, followed by a lightly chewy palate of minerals and gritty malts, finishing lightly dry.
M&D: as the beer is approaching the BB date, I suppose the freshness, or the lack of it, plays a part in an overall mediocre performance. Spiciness and fruity undertones are both weak, making me feel that this perhaps can be classified as “American Wheat Ale” instead of the Belgian style Witbier? Well, classification is academic only, but I wouldn’t mind trying it again if it was fresher next time.

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

A tumbler glass served at the local Red Robin. The orange accompanying the glass was promptly disposed off.

A: The ale is predictably cloudy, with a darker, fuller color than most witbiers. A finger plus of white head coated the top of the glass and lingered throughout the drink.

S: The aroma is spicy, bitter orange peel and coriander mix with tart wheat. Very refreshing but the strength of the nose lacks compared to many other witbiers.

T: The ale has a relaxed flavor, full of spiciness. Coriander zest imparts a peppery flavor that mixes with orange peel to create a sweet 'n bitter combo. The wheat malt is refreshingly tart, just enough to register without overdoing it. This is a subtle, Americanized wit, good but not off the charts.

M: The mouthfeel runs the gamut, pumping out a lot of flavor in a short period of time.

D: The abv is low and the flavor is distinct enough that I could get through a pint or two.

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Photo of Derek
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.

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Photo of beertunes
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.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 22 fl. oz. bottle marked OCT0509-E50861. Sampled on July 5, 2009. The pour is a kind of hazy orange with almost no head on top and really no lacing to speak of. The aroma is a weak mixture of wheat and yeast but it is vey toned down compared to an original Belgian Abbey Ale. The mouthfeel is of medium texture and the taste is a tad spicy and tart. I think it is an fair effort by Miller but it does not quite hit the mark for me.

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Photo of ppoitras
3.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from a sixer that a guest brought when we hosted dinner. Thanks, Scott...

Hard-poured into a pint glass, formed 1/2" of slightly off-white head over a cloudy honey-hued brew which has floaties (which was my fault, not expecting a Coors product to be unfiltered). Head didn't last very long, and there wasn't much lacing either. Light malty/yeasty aroma, and the taste is pretty much like what I would expect a watered down white from most micros would taste like, very thin in the mouth. Have to give it high marks for drinkability, would certainly go down the hatch on those nice summer days that I wish would find Massachusetts soon.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap at Miller's Ale House in Orlando. Unfiltered cloudy orange colored with citrus peel, slight coriander and yeast in the nose. Taste is smooth and come across very sweet. Citrus peel and coriander dominate the taste but I can not get past the sweetness of this brew. Overall not a very good representation of a belgian witbier.

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Photo of Bitterbill
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.

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Photo of stevoj
2.77/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Better than Coors, but the fact they dressed it with an orange peel meant it just needed additonal flavor. Faint traces of the Belgian pale style come through, but I’ll take a real Belgian any day

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Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 1,586 ratings.