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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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5,187 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 5,187
Reviews: 1,444
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 18.53%
Wants: 37
Gots: 532 | 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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Photo of jsprain1


3.6/5  rDev +5.9%

A- Pours a nize hazy orange color, but the head is gone almost immeditately.
S- Mostly wheat, with some orange/lemon in there. Not much to the coriander or other common spice aromas here.
T- Yeast and wheat with some fruit flavors in there as well. Again not much on the spice front. A bit sweet and lacking depth for my taste, but not bad.
M- Crisp and dry, particularly for how sweet I found it.
D- Not an overall bad beer. Pretty good for a BMC product I'd say. there are better wits out there, but this is pretty easily found and cheap.

10-15-2010 21:22:04 | More by jsprain1
Photo of EmericaMoon


5/5  rDev +47.1%

i gave this beer 5's all across the board because it definitly deserves it. blue moons apperance, smell, and taste is the perfect match for me. its got that perfect dark color, with that strong taste which hints at orange at the end. also i think the best way to drink this beer is from bottle or tap, when drinking from can all the spices at the bottom dont get mixed very well.

10-13-2010 20:02:20 | More by EmericaMoon
Photo of Ranchito


4.33/5  rDev +27.4%

This is the beer I drink at the ball park. It pours with a rich, foamy head that fades away leaving just a trace of foam around the glass. I find that the malt overpowers the hops with a slight spicy nose. The mouth feel is good, full bodied and fruity, with rich flavors, just slightly spicy. It is always served with a wedge of orange, which is ok, but unnecessary. I don't need fruit in my beer, and this beer can stand on its own. It is not like Corona where you need some help to make it palatable.

10-13-2010 00:43:51 | More by Ranchito
Photo of shand


3.6/5  rDev +5.9%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Bavarian Pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours golden with a ridiculously massive head. I poured this a little too aggressively and the head wound up escaping from my pint glass. Instead of measuring this head in fingers, I just chalked it up to "a fist's worth". Crazy.

Smell: Not very appealing. I can smell the orange, and I can smell the beer. But they are just not working well together here at all. The metallic scent I pick up in the back doesn't really help matters here.

Taste: Thankfully, this tastes better than it smells. The malts hit first, and they're of a slightly higher quality than most macros, but I can still taste a bit of the Coors Light adjunct kind of feel here. Thankfully, the orange comes in yet and helps it out. It's obviously quite synthetic, but is also a bit refreshing. It dominates the rest of the taste.

Mouthfeel: Very very carbonated. It feels a little too carbonated, it just slides right down the throat. It's kind of suited for the orangey style so I'll let it slide.

Drinkability; It's drinkable, but the synthetic orange kind of stops this from being sessionable. One glass isn't bad.

This beer is a pretty decent choice in beer wastelands. So many restaurants have this, and for many it's the best choice they have. It's enjoyable enough, and I find bottles sneaking into my mixed sixer pretty often. I couldn't see myself ever picking up a six-pack though, the synthetic orange is a bit too much. If Coors used better quality malts and orange, this could really be something special. But as it is, it's just a pretty good beer. There's no real wheat here though, not something to pick up if you're looking for a witbier.

10-08-2010 04:26:51 | More by shand
Photo of TheKingofWichita

North Carolina

3.48/5  rDev +2.4%

Generally if I go somewhere and they don't have a craft selection this is what I go to for something to drink.
Pours a somewhat hazed golden straw color with a nice white head and some decent lacing.
Smells of wheat style ale with hints of orange and coriander.
Medium to thin mouthfeel with some carbonation but normal for wheat beer.
Very drinkable, most can enjoy from the beer snob to the mass market sucker.

10-05-2010 19:27:10 | More by TheKingofWichita
Photo of AdamBear


3.55/5  rDev +4.4%

generally at an average restaurant with average beer and no yuengling, this is my go to beer.

A-cloudy gold, thin white head

S-very crisp wheat with a pleasant orange scent

T-unfiltered wheat and a nice orange zest to it! very refreshing! great orange after-taste

M-heavy carbonation but a watery finish

D-taste slightly obtained a citrusy bitterness to it, but the orange does stay. with that considered i can still drink large amounts of this with pleasure

10-05-2010 03:08:42 | More by AdamBear
Photo of BeerFMAndy


3.48/5  rDev +2.4%

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.

10-01-2010 12:10:05 | More by BeerFMAndy
Photo of Dadoftwogirls


4.33/5  rDev +27.4%

This is one of my favorite "all day" beers and I think it deserves a better reputation than it gets. It has a creamy golden orange color and pours with a good head. Aroma is pleasant and fresh with citrus notes. I don't know where the idea to add a slice of orange came from, but doing so seems to bring out a crisp refreshing flavor that gives it a borderline hint of sweetness. It is great for hot summer days. The price is also very reasonable.

If I had only on complaint it would be that at 170 calories a bottle it can add up on your waistline in a hurry if you worry about such things. In my opinion it is the best beer offering from Coors.

09-27-2010 20:14:26 | More by Dadoftwogirls
Photo of donkeyrunner


2.58/5  rDev -24.1%

"There's a bad moon on the rise." -CCR

Opaque orange with an itsy bitsy foam collar around the glass. I'd blame the poor appearance on the pour but, in retrospect, I've never seen a good looking Blue Moon draft.

Smells like moldy orange. I like funk but mold is going in the wrong direction. Tastes like orange Gatorade. Soda-like carbonation. When I went to Ireland a few years ago they had a sports drink that was pretty much carbonated orange Gatorade. This could be one and the same.

09-24-2010 00:46:43 | More by donkeyrunner
Photo of bonapartist1


1.53/5  rDev -55%

Very bad for any given beer, and absolutely vile given witbeers are a favorite of mine that I got to when I want a low ABV beer with big character.

Has an unshakable macro-lager taste to it with every goddamn sip. I knew I hated this beer years ago, but I bought a single recently to reassure myself I wasn't being a prick when I shat all over Blue Moon in conversation. Yeah, I wasn't. This is worst witbeer I've ever had in my life. This is produced by a massive soulless corporation, and it shows. Ug. If I wasn't splitting with a friend half would of hit the drain.

Of course, Hoegarrden is now owned by Inbev-Anhauser Busch, so same goes for them - at least their beer is good to quite good despite their altering the original recipe.

09-20-2010 08:00:38 | More by bonapartist1
Photo of Reaper16


2.05/5  rDev -39.7%

12oz. bottle served into a pint glass
Presenting the latest installment of the hit series, "Reaper Drinks Beer that People Left at His House After a Party."

Pours a mix of yellow and orange that almost makes an eerie green, like the sky in weather conducive to spawning tornadoes. The outer edges of the body are yellow, but the inner portion is a murky off-orange color. The body is quite cloudy throughout. Less than a finger of white head. Essentially no lacing. Below average appearance, I'd say. The typical witbier will look better.

The malt smells bad. Spoiled, almost. The wheat is not zippy and crisp smelling like it should be. There is a sourness in the grain smell, and it smells more like breakfast cereal than a wheat beer. Some orange peel aroma. Not much coriander. Some sugary sweetness that, combined with everything else, smells like Fruity Pebbles.

OH C'MON COORS. WHAT THE HELL. Seriously? You used adjuncts in this witbier? I don't know why I am surprised to taste corn here. It explains the sour mash aroma I was getting. The corn flavor shows up two seconds after the beer greets your palate and it dominates the finish. Nasty, fruity breakfast cereal is what this beer tastes like. It starts off OK: a nice flush of orange with a trace amount of herbal spice to balance it. You begin to form a thought in your mind, that thought being "Hey, this isn't a half-bad witbi..." and your thought gets cut off right there when the wheat flavor gives way to the corn. How unfortunate.

There's some heft to the body here, a creaminess that works with the flavor profile. But the general impression is of a slickness that doesn't mesh with the body's size. A misstep. Drinkability is up to you: you can drink plenty of these. They go down easily. Unless you don't like how it tastes, that is. A mature palate would not abide this beer for long.

This was actually far worse than I thought it was going to be. I was expecting a decent rendition of a witbier. I got something that was slightly below average in some ways and dreadful in the most important way.

09-19-2010 22:57:37 | More by Reaper16
Photo of Reagan1984


3.65/5  rDev +7.4%

Have been enjoying some great witbiers lately and decided to try Blue Moon to see how it stacks up to some that I've enjoyed. Bottom line here is that this isn't a bad beer by any stretch, it's just not exciting at all.

Pours with a white head that forms and immediately vanishes. The beer is a cloudy yellow straw color with a slight touch or orange. No lacing at all.

Smells like powdered Tang. Certainly some grain...

Light bread, slight yeast, very mild flavor. Some light citrus fruit. Pretty dry flavor.

Almost powdery on the tongue, light mouth feel and body.

As I said up front, not terrible, just not exciting. Makes sense that this is a mass produced version of a Wit.

09-18-2010 18:12:04 | More by Reagan1984
Photo of dcook11


4/5  rDev +17.6%

A- Cloudy with floating yest particles and possibly bits of orange throughout. Light tangerine color with a fair amount of carbonation and a bright white head. The beer looks like it tastes if that makes sense.

S- Orange and malt with a slight zest at the finish.

T- Dominant orange and malt sweetness with a slight bite on termination.

M- Creamy and smooth.

D- Good session brew on a hot day

09-16-2010 11:07:56 | More by dcook11
Photo of HUXC

New York

3.78/5  rDev +11.2%

S- Served from a chilled 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A- Partially cloudy, dull range glow with less then a fingers width of white head.

S- Delightful sent of orange and spice with a hint of lemon zest. A good summer beer that's made year round.

T- Smooth orange flavor with a slight aftertaste of spice and citrus.

M- Light beer with smooth carbonation.

D- Easy to drink light beer. Refreshing and perfect after a hard days work.

09-16-2010 00:13:46 | More by HUXC
Photo of joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev +5.3%

A - an impenetrable hazy yeasty looking light orange, very short white head disappeared almost instantly
S - very grainy wheat malty, definite orange zest, light yeast esters, and a hint of coriander spice
T - coriander is much stronger than the smell, nice orange zest, wheaty malt, and light belgian yeast
M - fairly strong carbonation, the maltiness is chewy smooth, spice is a little strong and you feel it in the nostrils, with a somewhat tart dry finish
D - a very refreshing brew in flavour and feel, although the coriander spice is weighted a little heavy, almost reminds me of a beer and orange juice mix, would make a nice summer session

09-15-2010 02:25:25 | More by joemcgrath27
Photo of StJamesGate

New York

3.45/5  rDev +1.5%

Pours cloudy goldenrod with a creamy white head that rims but leaves little lace. Wheat, wax and citrus nose. Fanta malts with some papaya and honey, a sour metal tang, wheaty sweet middle and prickle of spice to finish. Thin, fizzy, cloys a bit when warm.

Not as bad as it could or maybe should be, but too thin and sweet to really be worthwhile.

09-14-2010 19:53:39 | More by StJamesGate
Photo of darkmartin


3.93/5  rDev +15.6%

Appearance: Pours to a cloudy orange with a small, fizzy white head.

Smell: Smells of orange, citrus hops, some spice, and actually a little sweet caramel. Pretty good.

Taste: The taste is dominated by spicy orange, with some nice bitter, citrusy hops on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Slightly medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: Really good, nice smell continues into the taste. Great witbier.

09-14-2010 05:31:56 | More by darkmartin
Photo of deebo


4.43/5  rDev +30.3%

Best American witbier

A-slightly cloudy, typical

S-Balanced orange and coriander

T-Great balance of wheat, malt, spices and a kiss of hops

M-Good, doesn't linger but gives a nice wheat, citrus aftertaste that cleans up quickly

D-Good for a 12 pack

09-14-2010 03:43:42 | More by deebo
Photo of barrettf


4.78/5  rDev +40.6%

One of the best American wheat beers on the market! This beer is drinkable in any season. You can add a small slice of orange to bring out the citrus of the beer, or drink it straight from the bottle. This beer has the right balance of spices and flavors, not overpowering or underwhelming.

09-10-2010 19:27:22 | More by barrettf
Photo of Daniellobo

District of Columbia

3.4/5  rDev 0%

Probably one of the better US macro offerings, and a fair wheat brew.

Presentation: 16 oz draft serving. Menu lacks any description or details. Served in a pint shaker glass with a perfunctory Blue Moon orange wedge.

A - Hazy deep gold-orange pour. Short head on a glass served almost to the rim, with medium to low retention, shy surface memory and some lacing.

S - Lightly wheaty nose, orange dominates with marked sense of spices.

T - Spices are notably dominant in the flavor profile with coriander, clove... And something else coating the orange peel sense over the wheaty touch, touch of yeast.

M - Light-medium body with generous carbonation.

D - Not particularly remarkable but it is rather drinkable even without much complexity, balance or freshness.

Notes: A touch too spiced, and despite questionable marketing practices it is not too bad a brew in the face of other offerings. However, it is worth every effort to stay away from it when one has a craft choice next to it.

09-09-2010 18:38:18 | More by Daniellobo
Photo of Plokhooy


4.13/5  rDev +21.5%

Even though it may not be "cool" to really enjoy this beer among purists since it is brewed by a large brewery, I would recommend this beer for any summer gathering. Oh, also to make the purists cringe, but a orange wedge in this one to really bring out the citrus tones.

09-08-2010 01:59:54 | More by Plokhooy
Photo of twiggamortis420


3.2/5  rDev -5.9%

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.

09-06-2010 18:11:19 | More by twiggamortis420
Photo of rcwhiteky


3.58/5  rDev +5.3%

I am going to start my review by saying this was one of my gateway beers so I am kind of biased.
A- cloudy golden yellow with a pure white head that goes away too fast for my liking.
S-Really can smell the citrus in the nose of this one very zesty with a faint hint of hops.
T-Cold out of the tap with an orange slice its great but take away any of those things mentioned above and it falls off fast.
M- little too thin for me
D- this is my go to when I am at a bar that doesnt have a huge selection.

09-06-2010 00:22:45 | More by rcwhiteky
Photo of sfz


3.98/5  rDev +17.1%

Drank straight from a 22 oz bottle. I didn't realize it was a Coors product when I got it, so when I came here and checked it out I was very surprised.

Has a nice light, citrusy flavor to it and is EXTREMELY easy going down. Not overly harsh in the mouth. I didn't garnish with an orange like was suggested, so I'll be sure to try that next time. A nice change of pace from higher ABV beers makes it easy to kick back more than one of these beers. Would have no reservations at all keeping this around the house just for casual drinking. Reasonably priced. Definitely one of the better (the best?) macrobrews I've had.

09-05-2010 06:37:34 | More by sfz
Photo of aquaphiliac


3.65/5  rDev +7.4%

I poured this beer from a 12oz bottle with a best by date of January 24th 2011, into a pint glass, without the orange slice garnish that blue moon recommends. There is about an inch head that completely dissipates in a matter of seconds; no lacing on the glass. The beer is a very cloudy yellow/gold.
The beer smells like orange peel, lemon and a musty smell that I can't quite put my finger on; perhaps the citrus-yeast combination makes for a funny smell.
Tastes pretty sweet; lots of citrus flavors upfront; orange and lemon mostly but a doughy taste through the middle and no real aftertaste to speak of. Yeast notes accompany all the aforementioned tastes.
The beer feels more substantial than your typical American Wheat beer; not heavy on the palate by any means but it seems the fact that it is brewed with oats makes for a slightly fuller feel. Carbonation is mild but noticeable.
I only had one on this occasion but I could have downed several; it's a very drinkable brew at 5.4% abv.

09-04-2010 14:09:45 | More by aquaphiliac
Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 5,187 ratings.