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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
78
okay

4,914 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 4,914
Reviews: 1,434
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 18.53%
Wants: 33
Gots: 384 | 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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crhensel

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(bottle into tumbler) Pours a hazy dark amber with a nice sized white head that lasted fairly well. It's a bit surprising that this is macrobrewed! Aroma had a hint of honey, but was primarily citrus, chiefly orange. Thankfully I was spared what most find the obligatory orange slice on the glass when this is served at a bar. Mouthfeel was very creamy with pleasant carbonation. The taste of the orange was rather forward, but not overpowering, and there was a nice crisp finish. This has always been one of my standbys!

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2009 23:38:19 | More by crhensel
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Cubsfan1087

Iowa

3.85/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Blue Moon is exceptional on-tap (with an orange slice, of course). It's very flavorful, but not too sweet. This beer goes down very smooth and leaves you wanting more. Blue Moon is alright from a bottle, but just isn't the same as on-tap. Definitely one of my favorite brews.

Serving type: on-tap

12-31-2009 23:31:03 | More by Cubsfan1087
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erz316

Indiana

2.9/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pitcher in pint glass at the YD tap room in Princeton.

everything about this beer screamed macro production. the body was an odd slickness and it was hardly carbonated. the body looked like a third of the contents were ornage juice, and frankly the taste suggests that too. nothing worthy to note about the nose, but it does make an easy going drinking beer, as long as it is cold enough.

Serving type: on-tap

12-25-2009 18:48:56 | More by erz316
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Tomdee74

Connecticut

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

I can't diss this beer too much even though I won't ever buy it. I have to give this beer credit as it introduced me to the world of craft beers.

Appearance - It looks decent like an average looking beer. Poured into a regular pint glass.

Smell - Does have a good smell. Hard to believe Coors is the brewery.

Taste - A decent belgian wheat beer taste. I think it is excellent for a beginner and a nice change for a macro beer drinker.

Mouthfeel - I think it's decent; however, I hear it goes great with a slice of orange.

Drinkability - a low abv and a decent taste make it something I would be happy to have at stranger's summer barbeque!

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2009 22:11:52 | More by Tomdee74
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Jesstyr

Virginia

3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Served with a lemon in a pint glass

A: Cloudy orange with a light bubbly lace

S: Lemony wheat, maybe a bit of orange

T: Lots and lots of citrus, particularly orange and lemon. Quite sweet, but without any true depth. This was the beer I loved 5 year ago, but just evolved beyond it. The taste makes it a great beginners beer and it really is refreshing.

M: After a few sips it just lingers, almost uncomfortably. I cant put my finger on it, but I dont like it.

D: Very easy to drink, except for the aforementioned.

Serving type: on-tap

12-18-2009 02:25:13 | More by Jesstyr
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smibroncos

New York

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

A Poured a light hazy lemon orange, with a small 1 finger average diminishing head. Sparce lacing on the glass.

S. Citrus, coriander, lemon, hay

T. Citrus orange to lemon with some coriander on the toungue, sour finish tart like a citrus peel. Heavy sweetness, almost no hop bitterness.

M. Medium bodied fizzy carbonation and lots of it.

D. I guess this would be an OK beer to have when you are just chillin at some club, but it was a little thin and the flavor just didn't come through for me.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2009 23:48:10 | More by smibroncos
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luchris80

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Tasting Notes: Stored in the fridge and served in a pilsner glass.

Aroma: Grainy, wheat aroma with a spice/herb background (coriander) and some sweetness.

Appearance: Medium straw color. Three finger (plus), cream color head that slowly dissipates with some trail. Somewhat cloudy (translucent) with some visible rising bubbles.

Flavor: Slight sweetness with a light orange/fruity note. Some spice in background. Slight dryness at finish, though not lingering.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body with fairly high carbonation. Light creaminess on palate.

Overall Impressions: Not a ton of flavor (at least without the added orange slice). Smooth and refreshing, making for a decent beer for warm weather drinking.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2009 20:09:13 | More by luchris80
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BrandonWardlaw

Texas

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

Reviewing this at a local bar with wifi.

A: Cloudy yellow. Very little head.

S: Citrusy.

T: Citrusy and an essence of sweet grains.

M: Moderately carbonated, well balanced.

D: Very high drinkability, but it's not really a beer to savor. Just something to throw back if you're in the mood for a moderately-priced wheatbeer. Its high availability is definitely a plus.

Serving type: on-tap

12-03-2009 20:43:54 | More by BrandonWardlaw
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PhillipJFry

Korea (South)

3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

To me, this beer is the zenith in some sort of quest for mediocrity. Enough taste and character that you can find it if you are looking for it, but still reeking of the corner-cutting indicative of mass production. Though drinkable, it is not a beer I wiil ever reach for when given a choice.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2009 01:21:55 | More by PhillipJFry
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roddwolff

Mexico

3.08/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Cloudy yellow color, non filtered, the surface is orange, two finger of foamy head without consistency, but good retention;

S: Wheat and malt, some citrus notes of orange peel and coriander;

T: Mild, wheat and malt again, and essences of coriander and spices;

M: Refreshing, medium bitterness, medium body and creamy;

D: Good beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2009 23:03:43 | More by roddwolff
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Evocatus

Pennsylvania

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

Has a light wheat color with a light orange-yellow hue when poured. Head was thin and white. Aroma was filled with spice and citrus, which was also in the taste. Taste overall was a bit watery, but good overall. There are better witbiers out there, but you can't go wrong with this, probably a good starter beer as well.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2009 05:41:51 | More by Evocatus
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mikeborglum

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

very popular wheat beer available everywhere, standard setup with and orange, I have heard it referred to as a great 'beginner beer'. Very easy to drink but I can only drink a couple in a sitting. I guess it's a little too sweet to drink a lot of.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2009 16:37:07 | More by mikeborglum
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Duxx

Missouri

3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into standard pint glass

A: My biggest ding on this beer is the appearance. I like the color, an orangish yellow color but... Blue Moon calls this a Belgian White but it's not anywhere near white!! Not true to style. Reclassify the beer to match the style...

S: This one has a good smell. I like the orange/lemon smell. Some may find it too strong and artificial like the orange oil wood cleaner my wife uses.

T: Surprisingly good. Especially, since I really am not a big fan of wheat beers in general. Not the sharp tart wheat taste. Much sweeter and orangish in the finish. Corriander?? I don't know what that flavor is...so I can't comment.

M: Way too carbonated for me! The carbonation comes back to haunt you after each drink, if you know what I mean. (beer burp X 3).

D: I had trouble finishing the glass before it was half gone. Again, too carbonated as it comes out of the bottle. Would be very difficult to drink with out bleeding off some of the carbonation pouring it into the glass. I liked it much better after repeatedly shaking the carbonation out of the glass,

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2009 22:38:40 | More by Duxx
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scottchesterhall

California

2.68/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I've heard the criticisms for awhile now about how Blue Moon is Coors' covert operation to infiltrate the craft brew market, but I wanted to decide for myself.

A - I was immediately disappointed by how golden this beer was for a belgian wit. Far more golden than any other wits I've had, though it had the unfiltered haze of a belgian.

S - The smell and flavor had the characteristic spicing of a belgian--mild orange & coriander--nice.

T - BUT--once you read this, I fear you'll never taste it in any other way, so be forewarned--it's a classic Coors pilsner masked as a Belgian wit. If I took a Coors, added a little haze, and a little spice, I'd have a Blue Moon. It tasted like a cheap American pilsner (maybe the best of the cheap American macrobrews, but cheap nonetheless.)

M - fine, no comment.

D - Easy to drink, but so is water.

I wanted to keep an open mind, but now I'm on the bandwagon: this beer is a conspiracy.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2009 06:23:39 | More by scottchesterhall
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usryguitar117

Oklahoma

4.15/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

12 ounce brown bottle.

A - Cloudy yellow. Maybe even a burnt orange if you will.

S - I smell a lot of banana in my bottle? Maybe a little orange zest. Honestly if you were to blind fold me upon smelling i'd think it was a banana shake.

T - Zesty n smooth. Sweet spice somewhere toward the end.

M - Crisp, light, smooth. Somewhat creamy.

D - Almost too easy to drink. Dare i say addicting.

I really enjoyed this stuff.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2009 04:35:34 | More by usryguitar117
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ruckus232

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 Ounce brown bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Cloudy yellow in color with a really nice white head but not a large amount of lacing.

Smell: Lemon/coriander smell with a little bit of a grain smell

Taste: Lemony but with more of the maltier sweetness of the grains. The taste is subtle but very good, not at all like other whites, it lacks the spiciness (good or bad).

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2009 02:01:00 | More by ruckus232
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Augustiner719

New York

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass:

Appearance: very orange, cloudy brew with a murkey thickness that is unlike the style i have seen. Very orange color with a medium white fluffy head that recededs to a mere layer and then straight to beer in seconds. Little lacing.

Smell: Smells orangy, clovey and has a distinct orange oil aroma.

Taste: tastes a little fake and artificial. very refreshing and medium bodied. Overly carbonated though and too spritzy, especially with producing a medecore head.

Mouthfeel: Overly carbonated, thin and not memorable. Very thin, and coats the palate for a short time.

Drinkability: Where this lacks in complexities, it gains in drinkability as it does not overwhelm the palate and has a good abv for long sessions. An orange would benefit this beer greatly as it would add more complexity and I am sure its brewed to be accompanied by one.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2009 02:00:44 | More by Augustiner719
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours hazy orange amber; light white head/ fades to nothing.

Nice floral nose of light oranges, light honey and light pepper.

Mouthfeel is thin/medium and actually very nice.

Flavors are clean, bright with light spice, light black pepper and undertonds of oranges an clove.

All in all quite a nice surprise from a very light beer. Pleasant/ proof positive that a lighter style beer can have nice flavors and some sophistication, even if brewed on a gigantic level. Nice surprise here.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2009 01:07:11 | More by GRG1313
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Stigs

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz poured into a pint glass...

A - pours about a finger of tight frothy white foam, falling slowly. the beer is a very cloudy strong gold color, with a butt-load of carbonation.

S - a mix of citrus (mostly orange), banana, some coriander near the end. thin.

T - tons of orange, some nice spiciness.

M - loads and loads of carbonation, very thin body. nice crispness near the end which makes it quite refreshing.

D - mildly drinkable. gets a bad rap but actually not bad at all. probably one of the first "craft" beers i ever had...remember thinking it tasted like sweet belgian waffles or froot loops.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2009 18:09:01 | More by Stigs
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yuriruley

Oregon

3.23/5  rDev -5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2009 07:55:46 | More by yuriruley
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wahhmaster

Virginia

3.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a nonic imperial pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy orange-ish color with a tight fizzy head that dissipates almost immediately and leaves no discernible lacing.

Smell: Smells wheaty with hints of orange and spices.

Taste: Very fruity with strong wheat flavors as well. Hints of spices in the background (the label says coriander).

Mouthfeel: Fairly crisp and refreshing. Heavily carbonated but not overwhelmingly so.

Drinkability: A solid beer and a good showing by a macro corporation. Nothing life-changing but a solid, cheap beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2009 02:30:51 | More by wahhmaster
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Draft: Poured a hazy orangey color ale with a small foamy had with average retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of sugary wheat malt with light bubblegum notes. Taste is bit too sweet for the style with some bubblegum notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not bad too not spiced enough with too much residual sugar.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2009 15:32:12 | More by Phyl21ca
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rfgetz

New Jersey

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

For a beer that i used to have so often, in leiu of BMC Lite products, it sure took me a damn while to finally sample another after begining to review brews late last year.

Pours a cloudy golden oranage color with a full frothy white head, but with little retention, ok lacing. Scent is a huge candied orange whiff with hints of corriander and white pepper. Taste follows scent with an almost cloyingly sweet candied orange flavor. Spices (corriander, white pepper) are there but do littl eto mask the sweetness. Needs any presence of grains or hops to balance it out. Lighter side of medium bodied, active carbonation, big aftertaste that lingers long. Overall, it tastes slightly too sweet and candied and needs grains to balance is out (see Alagash for help)

Serving type: on-tap

11-19-2009 14:19:29 | More by rfgetz
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HURTemHIZZY

Virginia

3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at a seafood bar.

The orange flavor is evident from the pour, as it pours a hazy orangeish color. One and a half finger white head dissipates to a thin ring in about 2 minutes and left a tiny bit of lacing. Lacing was a bit disappointing because the pour and the head were very nice.

Smells of orange, some coriander, and some spices. Could do for a bit more to the aroma, can't distinguish much malts or hops.

Tastes a bit better than the smell. Has the same flavors: orange, coriander, and spices. The spices in the taste follow a bit of hoppiness that adds a nice touch to the flavor that the aroma did not have.

Medium to light bodied beer with a nice amount of carbonation. Very drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

11-12-2009 21:06:04 | More by HURTemHIZZY
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flagmantho

Washington

3.8/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2009 01:47:08 | More by flagmantho
Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 4,914 ratings.