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Blue Moon Belgian White - Coors Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

4,933 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 4,933
Reviews: 1,434
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 18.53%
Wants: 34
Gots: 391 | 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.

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JohnL9013

New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is one of those beers that's so popular and so well loved that people don't believe me when I tell them that it's made by Coors. Get it on tap on a Friday night or else you're missing out on how enjoyable this beer can really be.

A: A great-looking golden hazy cloud, not transparent.

S: If you go to a bar that has any idea what they're doing, they'll give you orange slices with your pitcher. Put the orange slice in your glass/mug and drink up, because the orange complements the beer so well and enhances its flavor perfectly. The beer itself smells strongly of wheat with a barely detectable level of spice, so it needs the orange.

T: Really, really smooth stuff. There's barely a hint of bitterness in here. It's all smooth, unfiltered, wheaty goodness.

M: Smooth, smooth, smooth. The bottled version's a little too carbonated and not quite as smooth, but the on-tap version is perfect.

D: This is probably one of the most drinkable beers I've ever had.

Overall, this is an excellent beer that well represents this style despite being from Coors!

Serving type: on-tap

05-09-2009 01:20:42 | More by JohnL9013
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cjl1209

North Carolina

3.23/5  rDev -5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a cloudy dull orange with oversized brown chunks floating around. Intense carbonation produces a cascading effect with bubbles rushing to the top of the glass while loose sediment bounces around. A small white accompanies. Some sediment settles in the head, some settles on the bottom of the glass.

S - Orange peel, lemon peel, sweet coriander, and light hops.

T - At first the flavor is all orange but soon gives way to almost straight coriander. There's a spicy wheat flavor noticeable as well as a bit of lemon peel. Just way to much spice though.

M - Highly carbonated and bubbly.

D - Medium. It's not a bad beer but the excessive spice element and carbonation.

Final Thoughts: If there are no other options available, Blue Moon will do.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2009 21:20:21 | More by cjl1209
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tj4288

New York

4.2/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

a: slightly cloudy, orange in color, decent head

s: fruity, citrus, light fresh

t: citus, sour, excellent taste with or with out food

m: light and refreshing, thirst quenching

d: excellent, i drink this beer all the time out of a bottle, even better in a glass, and excellent with a slice of orange. i highly recomend this beer to anyone who prefers light refreshing beer!!!

Serving type: on-tap

05-04-2009 23:43:00 | More by tj4288
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infi

New York

3.23/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I've had Blue Moon many times bottled, but first time at a local bar on tap and poured into a pint with a slice of orange.

The color is very vibrant with a translucent and hazy orange color with a thin amount of head and few lacing. The aroma is not that great, but the scents are very wheat and citrus oriented with some spiciness. The taste is pretty on-par with an orangy flavor more palpable than others. The beer coats the mouth fairly well with its carbonation. Very little bitter aftertaste - the citrus appears more, especially with the orange slice in the glass. I'd say it's very drinkable beer to just chill out with, but I'd look for other options if possible.

Serving type: on-tap

05-03-2009 20:36:07 | More by infi
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BarrelO

Virginia

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

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Get that orange out of my beer. Do I look like a sororitute to you? SEP1409 laser stamp.

A: Hazy orange. Pretty good head.

S: Difficult to pick out anything other than orange.

T: Mostly orange, also spices and bready malt.

M: Light and somewhat creamy.

T: Eh. It can't hold a candle to, say, Allagash White, but it's the crown jewel of the Coors portfolio, for what that's worth. I'd never seek this out, but it's a good enough beer of last resort if I'm at a bar with a lousy selection.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2009 04:28:33 | More by BarrelO
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SeattleBeerBlog

Washington

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

Interesting tasting.

I have been drinking this since the day it was actually labeled as a Coors product and it was my first introduction to wheat beers and probably only my second into 'good' beer.

Poured and tasted at first and it tasted like Coors. Very weird. Never had that taste in a Blue moon before. poured the rest of the bottle a few seconds later and stirred the yeast and then tried. Tasted like a good belgian wit. Double weird. So I guess what I am saying is make sure to stir the yeast as it gives the beer the nice clove and citrus taste that I like. After that the tasting went ok with good smell mouthfeel and a drinkable beer overall.

Interesting though that without the yeast it tastes like A bad coors O.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2009 02:46:08 | More by SeattleBeerBlog
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msubulldog25

Oregon

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

12 oz bottle, laser-stamped 'AUG1009'. Poured to a faceted-tumbler. Have had this beer occasionally, typically when it's purchased for a function at the office. This is a left-over from a Friday meeting; opened on Sunday afternoon while making up for some sick leave last week.

A: Translucently hazy butterscotch-orange. Plenty of tiny carbonation, rising to a short but brightly white head of cream, one that doesn't quite form a complete cap.

S: Light aroma: honeyed grain, mild spice, a notion of sweet orange peel.

T: Gently spiced wheat, doughy and mildly citrus-like (orange, sweet lemon). A little grassy. Finishes with a little cracked pepper, on the drier side. It's not as good as the best of the Belgians, but I believe it's similar to what Hoegaarden is (or has become), and that's OK with me.

M: Light and springy, but with a surprising creaminess. Crisp finish and clean-ish finish (a slight graininess).

D: As with most versions of the witbier style, it's refreshing and exceedingly easy to drink. This isn't a great one (won't replace a true Belgian, for example) , but it's a good introduction. Just don't feel obligated to serve with an orange wedge - it's fine as is.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2009 21:57:45 | More by msubulldog25
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merryjoulton

Arkansas

3.08/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance is an attractive orange-gold with a weak white head that dissipates quickly. Smells of spices, hops and the slightest hint of grains. The taste is off balance, tipping to the spices and even strong alcohol notes. Mouthfeel is not to my liking, seems over carbonated. Drinkability is low because of the imbalance and the carbonation level.

Serving type: on-tap

04-26-2009 07:08:37 | More by merryjoulton
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TexIndy

Texas

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Best by date lasered onto neck of bottle. It was a cloudy light honey/straw color. Had a carb fountain in center of glass. No lacing. It had a good sized fizzy white head that settled into some slight foam from the carb.

The aroma was orange peel, wheat and some spice. It's on the sweeter side of the wit family. Could use a little more spice in the nose. The taste was great. I love wits and find they fall into 2 main camps. The really easy drinking with a sweeter taste and the more complex ones with more spice. I love em both and this is a great sweet wit example. Sure there are some better tasting ones out there but damn it goes down smooth with more than enough flavor. Plus, it's easy to find on tap so easily my choice when in semi beer hell.

Overall, an excellent wit that I highly recommend. I think it gets a lot of backlash since people know it's from Coors and they want to bash it because of it. It this was from another name big name craft brewery, I guarantee it would be higher scores. Herd mentality definitely at play on this one. I'd still rather have White Rascal, Mothership Wit, Hoegaarden but this one earns a place in the rotation.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2009 01:44:04 | More by TexIndy
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wiseguy142

New York

2.45/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours apricot colored and hazy, with a fizzly white head that dies down quickly. Looks like a rye hefeweizen I made once.

Aroma is very strong of sour orange and coriander. Almost overwhelming.. most witbiers you find these days are a lot subtler with the spices. Sour and rotten.. not joking.. it's like a mixture of oranges and garbage... wtf.

Taste is dominated by sour coriander... way overspiced. I've had Blue Moon before, numerous times, but sitting down with it now does not work for me. Wheat malt taste is apparent, along with the slick mouthfeel that comes with it. Mouthfeel is a bit heavy for a witbier.. very oily.

This is coming up on a drainpour for me, which is surprising. Maybe I only drink these after I've had a few or maybe this bottle is bad, but it's not clicking at all.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2009 08:28:17 | More by wiseguy142
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Ragingbull

California

3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Cloudy golden straw color with a white foamy head. Some rising prickle. Innocuous nose. Fruit forward flavor that starts with a strong attack of banana. The fruit flavors fade towards the finish and the the beer finishes smooth. By the time the beer clears the mouth you could have been drinking any traditional/straightforward style or flavor of beer. I feel pretty confident that this used to be an independent brewer and surely Coors has tamed it and made it more predictably consistent. I didn't have many options as I had it in a restaurant that was definitely more about the food and family atmosphere than the beer, but I wanted a beer and this was good enough to satisfy me.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2009 18:09:50 | More by Ragingbull
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RollingRocker

Maryland

4.08/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful cloudy color with a thick head that disappears fairly quickly, the smell's slightly of wheat and citrus. Good taste, orange flavors come through very nicely with almost a buttery aftertaste. Mouth feel is very nice not a thick carbonation, somewhat creamy. A beer definitely built for a hot summer day, wouldn't have known that this beer was a Coors product under the guise of a micro-brew if i hadn't did some research first. Will buy again.

-RR

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2009 00:11:40 | More by RollingRocker
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TPINC3

Alabama

3.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

the appearance is very orange, almost yellow amber with a vague amber white head.

smell is very spciy not too much else honestly. at the moment the current smell isn't doing too much for me. Its a little yeast-y. but very spiced beneath that I'm not a fan of (personally)...

The taste is not currently a favorite. Its too spicy. the hidden citrus flavor is not white emerging from beneath the spices.

the mouth feel isn't too bad aside from the spices. all in all thats all that detracts from this very nice beer.

drinkability-wise... if you looking for a spiced Belgian ale this is nice and affordable. its just not a personal favorite honestly...

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2009 00:57:09 | More by TPINC3
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ensign11

Maryland

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

appearance is a cloudy golden orange with a nice white head

smell is orange and hoppy

taste orange is definitely noticed, and some hop flavor

mouthfeel is average carbonation and light bodied

drinkability is definitely one you could drink for a day, some like it with an orange, others don't but not a bad beer

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2009 14:44:06 | More by ensign11
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littleshamrocks

Kentucky

3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Very cloudy deep amber color with an extra large rocky white head. Combine the color with the haze and this almost looks like some kind of citrus juice blend. Leaves negligible lace.

S: Aroma mainly consists of wheat, toasted grain, and coriander spice. Pick up the faint scent of wood and citrus.

T&M: Just a little on the light side of medium body. A smooth mouthfeel brings flavors of wheat, citrus, and coriander. A minimal amount of grainy malt flavor comes through toward the end. Finishes fairly crisp and clean.

D: Not bad. This is a very drinkable beer that can be found almost anywhere. It seems to hit all the marks for the style, while not going all out in any areas. All in all, I find this to be a serviceable brew when the alternative is a macro lager. Otherwise, you could probably do better.

Note: This review was done without the benefit(?) of the brewery suggested orange slice garnish.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2009 19:29:09 | More by littleshamrocks
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BedetheVenerable

Missouri

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

Presentation: 16oz pint glass, iced down in the cooler...damnit, that's what I get for going to a townie bar

Appearance: Dark ultra hazy golden beer with a dense but fading soapy white cap

Smell: Sweet orange liqueur, touch of coriander...

Taste: Sweet orange, coriander, a touch of wheat twang...a bit sweet for me

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, fairly crisp finish

Drinkability: High

Conclusion: This is decent, a bit simple/one dimensional...good beer to get BMC drinkers into craft beer, however...this is alright, but I like a bit more tartness/funk/spice to my wits

Serving type: on-tap

04-09-2009 04:27:44 | More by BedetheVenerable
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earthboundagain

Colorado

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

Presentation: On tap, poured into a 23oz glass

Appearance: Cloudy orange with a thin white head, that leaves a small thin lacing.

Smell: A subtle lemon smell with a wheat kick. A Slight spice smells maybe coriander.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Medium body that is a tad creamy, but still has some crispness due to the wheat. Lemon and coriander are noticeable, but they drown out all the other flavors.

Drinkability: Not too heavty and sweet, makes this one go down rather easily. But the taste is kind of bland.

After Thoughts: This is not a bad attempt at this style, and is a very good product seeing it came from Coors.

Serving type: on-tap

04-07-2009 17:46:57 | More by earthboundagain
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coalcracker

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours cloudy with a golden-orange color and sufficient head.
Smell: A mainly wheaty aroma with a noticeable touch of lemon and citrus.
Taste: Crisp lemony/citric taste upfront with the wheat backbone becoming more prominent towards the middle of the tasting. Also present are orange and coriander.
Mouthfeel: Mildly watery in texture, but smooth after the initial crispness.
Drinkability: Quite drinkable. Nothing challenging to the palate.

Overall- pretty refreshing. Not as good as some higher-end witbiers but it certainly holds it own.

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2009 22:36:26 | More by coalcracker
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VictorEHuskie

Illinois

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

Blue Moon Belgian White is our "fancy" beer for when my friends and I want to sit around and drink rather than sit around and get drunk. I drank it out of the bottle this time but it pours a hazy orangey color. Its smells of oranges or something else citrus. As soon as it is in your mouth orange hits your palate and all is good in the world. Blue Moon Belgian White is a delicious beer and I would recommend this beer to anyone.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2009 15:53:09 | More by VictorEHuskie
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Snazzinator7290

Maine

3.98/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I remember trying this beer a few years ago before I started
drinking a lot of beer, and didn't like it very much. Now that I've
had this beer with a few years of variety and a taste for good beer, I will say, Blue Moon is very good. It has a cloudy appearance, as unfiltered wheat beers have, and which I find very appealing. There are subtle hints of citrus in its smell, very enticing. The taste is quite refreshing, with a small burst of orange at the end. Its 5.4% alcohol content gives it a little heavier feel which goes excellent with its subtle orange flavor. It really drinks nice, too. I found myself going through them really fast. This is definitely a good beer. Not the best, but a solid one that one should try.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2009 02:01:25 | More by Snazzinator7290
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bskrtz

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is quite common these days, coast to coast. I prefer draft vs. bottled.

A) A beautiful bright yellow, bordering on orange. Almost glows when held to light. Very cloudy and dense

S) Sweet Citrus & Coriander.

T) Despite its large production, a consistently well crafted product. Sweet orange and spice, especially refreshing. I like to squeeze a slice of fresh orange or if unavailable, lemon into a full pint.

M) Level carbonation that lasts through the pour. The alcohol is balanced -- just right.

D) Blue Moon is an excellent, craft style American Witbier. Especially good when you are having more than one

Serving type: on-tap

03-29-2009 18:54:45 | More by bskrtz
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unclejimbay

Florida

2.88/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Blue Moon Belgian White
Coors Brewing Company
Style: Witbier
ABV: 5.40 %
22 oz bomber bottle>pint glass

A 3.0 - cloudy honey orange in color, okay head but gone quick. Some minor sediment.
S 3.0 - citrus sweet in smell, mild spice/coriander notes.
T 2.5 - Sweet on palate, citrus and spice to follow. Slick and a bit cloying finish.
MF 3.0 - high carbonation, thin-medium in body
D 3.5 - this is okay brew, average of the style at best. It was one of my first transition craft brews, and it's easily accesible so I give it a 3.5. It is a bit to sweet for my current palate.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2009 02:11:21 | More by unclejimbay
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IMincedTheKing

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden orange with little head.

Smells pleasant, dominated by spice and orange.

A mild tasting witbier that's bready and spicy with orange and a touch of yeast character. The worst part is, right out of the bottle, it's prickly and way too fizzy, though it has adequate body. Given a bit of time, it does settle down.

While it's not spectacular, this is a moderately refreshing, sessionable choice that rivals Hoegaarden if I want a low-priced wit.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2009 14:10:18 | More by IMincedTheKing
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CityBoy1986

Mississippi

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

12 oz. bottle poured into a pilsner glass. The freshness date is July 2009.

The pour is a hazy gold with a finger's worth of white head. The head is gone quickly, and there is some lacing.

The nose is full of citrus, especially orange, and coriander. The taste is more of the same with bready undertones.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a lot of carbonation. Drinkability is good; I could have a few.

This is a solid example of the style. If there were nothing else good available, I would have one of these.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2009 22:01:32 | More by CityBoy1986
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Stimack

New York

3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Last evening we went out to watch a few of the NCAA games and I thought, heck I have never reviewed this brew - so what the heck. Brew had a nice cloudy orange color with a thick white head that broke down pretty quickly but did have a white film throughout though it lead to just a few spots of lacing. The aroma is pretty nice, citrus fruit of orange and lemon come to mind with some very light spicing. The flavor is also very good, nice mix of spicy, coriander and malts. Nice sweet feel, goes down very easy. People who really like wit beers would probably say that this one is a little light in some of its properties but it is made for the masses and is a good representation and seems very popular. We usually do not go to restaurants that have a poor beer selection but if so and they have this one I would get this in an instant.

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2009 13:02:02 | More by Stimack
Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 4,933 ratings.