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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

5,157 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 5,157
Reviews: 1,443
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 18.53%
Wants: 37
Gots: 510 | 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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vette2006c5r

South Dakota

3.2/5  rDev -5.9%

Blue Moon pours a golden color with a good sized head. There is a citrus like order to it thats is pretty unquie to blue moon. The taste is the same, it has a cirtuis like taste, and overall is unquie, and light. Even though its lighter I find it hard to drink a few of these, the taste becomes unpleasent after a while. Overall not a bad beer, and is very easy to find too.

03-14-2010 02:20:29 | More by vette2006c5r
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AmberMan22

Minnesota

2.95/5  rDev -13.2%

Had this on tap last night since I'd had everything there was to offer there already. Gave me the idea to retry my least favorite beer they offer...and here we are.

A: pours a hazy orange with a slightly offwhite head. The cup was plastic so not much of a chance for lacing.

S: Smells incredibly sweet. A blueberry patch mixed with fruit loops, then someone threw some wheat in.

T: I don't understand why people like this beer. Especially have recently come from europe, with access to fantastic wheat beers I think my opinion is further polarized.
It tastes way too sweet and fruity, almost no hop taste as far as I can tell, but the wheat taste is at a decent level though.

M: fresh and on tap yields an above average score for mouthfeel, pretty decent texture to this.

They didn't even give me an orange with the damn thing...that would've been the best part.

03-07-2010 16:59:46 | More by AmberMan22
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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev +1.5%

Pours a misty orangish color with about 1 finger of bubbly white head.

Scent of citrus and wheat.

The taste was of citrus, some light hops, wheat, coriander and some yeast notes.

Light bodied, smooth and crisp, high carbonation.

Very easy to drink, this beer was pretty flavorful and refreshing.

03-05-2010 21:27:57 | More by BeerCon5
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heissebier

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev +4.4%

I bought a bomber of this to see what all the fuss was about.

Appearance- A nice cloudy yellow with a less than impressive head. For all intents and purposes a good looking beer.

Smell- This is the first wheat beer I've had in awhile and I can say I definately miss the smell. Sweet and light with spice notes.

Taste- Sweet and fruity. Easy on the palate but doesn't really have a whole lot of depth.

Mouthfeel- Very smooth and light. Not a bad feeling beer.

Drinkability- I could drink a few of these although it's not my first choice. It's a little too sweet and could get boring after awhile.

03-04-2010 21:46:52 | More by heissebier
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Chadpaq

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +11.8%

I've had this beer on numerous occasions. Usually I'll scoop a 12-pack when a friend and I are trying to step our game up from Coors Light and enjoy ourselves without breaking the bank. I ended up getting this on tap last night at Carolina Ale House.

Appearance was a light orange to a dark yellow. Garnished with an orange slice. Looks damn good; damn refreshing.

Smelled fruity, as it always does. Got a big hit of, guess? Orange! Also some coriander and other spices in there. Fairly hoppy aroma.

Tastes sweet, fruity. Even though it's early March, I'm transported back to summer, sitting on my back porch, enjoying the sunshine and the refreshing fruitiness of a cool Blue Moon.

Mouthfeel, at least on this one, wasn't remarkable. Perhaps the keg was a bit old, but it wasn't quite as carbonated as I would have liked it. Probably would have preferred it from the bottle, on this night anyway.

Went down smooth. Blue Moon is probably one of the easiest beers to consume. It isn't too heavy, and it has a lot of fruity flavor without being overbearing.

As I said, the keg was a little dead, but that's no fault of the beer's. Perhaps a bit off on this night, but as a rule, very consistent and good.

03-04-2010 19:45:12 | More by Chadpaq
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WeimtimeBier

Ohio

3.55/5  rDev +4.4%

A- Cloudy dark yellow with a thin head. Some retention but nothing spectacular.

S- Clove, coriander, and orange smell. No perceived hop. bready malt in back of that.

T- Spicy and orange citrus. coriander was the spice I think and still no hop presence. Bready and thick.

M- Lighter carbonation masked by the spices and esters. on the medium to heavy side in body.

D- Drinkable, and smooth. Good drinkability.

03-04-2010 05:47:22 | More by WeimtimeBier
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bump8628

Oklahoma

3.18/5  rDev -6.5%

Cloudy gold with an orange glow and an adequate amount of white foam.

Aroma is sweet, perfumy orange with noticeable coriander and crackery wheat.

Taste is big on the sweet orange, which seems kind of artificial tasting and it overpowers what little flavor I get from the grainy wheat and coriander. Also, the finish is quite a bit sweeter and softer than some of the more authentic interpretations.

Blue Moon used to be a go to beer for me when I was at a bar that was unfriendly to craft beer. However, recently the orange character of the beer has become artificial tasting and much too prominent. Also, the sweetness really makes it tough for me to have more than one or two. I don't know for a fact that the recipe has changed, but it wouldn't surprise me since it comes from a corporate brewer, and they're always looking for cost cutting moves.

03-04-2010 02:37:14 | More by bump8628
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Ryan011235

Ohio

3.08/5  rDev -9.4%

Poured into a pilsner glass on 12/16/09

Dated 5/3/10

A - Very hazy & cloudy pineapple gold color. ½ inch of white foam. Good retention for the first half & decent throughout. Lacing is alright.

S - Aromas of wheat, grass & yeast. Hints of light fruits - orange zest & faint apple. Coriander & spice undertones.

T - Mostly wheat & other notes of foliage - grass & hay. Nips of spiciness on the front (probably clove) with wisps of coriander & undertones of orange peel. Seems kind of muddled.

M - Medium-light body. Moderate carbonation is fairly lively. Somewhat clean finish with a few residuals.

D - Blue Moon is ok in the "middle of the road" sense. On the whole, I think it is lacking clarity. It could be a lot better or a lot worse.

03-03-2010 03:38:03 | More by Ryan011235
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -10.3%

A-pours a hazy dark golden orange color with a lot of big bubbles flowing through the beer. The head is off white in color, very bubbly and thin. Lots of carbonation at the top and no lace.

S-skunky yeast, corriander, orange peel, bitter lemon notes, phenolic.

T-the taste follows the nose, a skunky yeast, very phenolic, soft orange peel gives it a sweet layer. Hint of bitterness at the finish.

M-smooth and creamy, light body with a biting finish from too much carbonation

D-its kind of funky and seems to have some weird funky yeast flavor. It is smooth and creamy with a fair amount of citrus sweetness.

03-02-2010 22:22:31 | More by cpetrone84
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smithza9

Michigan

2.55/5  rDev -25%

This is a very average beer in my opinion. I poured it in a hurricane glass and cut an orange to garnish it with. It is more tart than other beers I have had and I am not one for tart beers. I recommend it on a cool, relaxing night while sitting by the fire.

Cheers!

02-27-2010 02:22:44 | More by smithza9
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irishking1977

New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev 0%

Ahh, Blue Moon. This is the beer, when it first came out many moons ago (pun intended), that piqued my interest in various craft and imported beers, and styles. From this one, Hoegaarden was found, and the expansion continued into other styles even DIPA's.

A: Cloudy orange hue with a small white head that disappears almost immediately, leaving some lacing behind.

S: Coriander and spice, though there is bit of a funky unnatural yeasty scent to it.

T: It's got your typcial witbier qualities to it, such as citrus and coriander and vanilla. Finishes mildly spicy.

M: High carbonation that adds to the spiciness of the brew. Leaves a bit of a funky, unnatural yeasty aftertaste, as I found initially in the smell.

D: Since my first one, (ahh to reminisce. a beer is never quite the same after that first one, the realization and amazement of each brew tried the first time, loses some appeal) I've had probably millions of pints of this, on tap, etc. It can be sessioned, but not as easily drinkable as Hoegaarden is (I can drink that stuff like water) But at a dive bar that has MBC, or this, I'd choose this. The only exception occurred during New Years, when I chose Guinness over this.

02-26-2010 02:04:07 | More by irishking1977
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

2.95/5  rDev -13.2%

A solid colored yellow thick haze. Decent aroma, a little coriander, lemon. Wheat dominates the flavor profile, subdued, but nothing appreciable beyond that.

Mouthfeel holds steady. This really is a flavorful beer throughout, despite what any macro fearing people may prejudge as. Its not the best in this style you'll ever come across, but its aftertaste is good and sticks. Drinkability suffers as this beer is way overpriced, probably to pay for Coors Light's NFL ex coaches in their commerials.

02-24-2010 17:20:59 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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FreshHawk

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev +12.6%

A - Hazy golden, orangish, amber. Decent sized white head with average retention and very little lacing.

S - Fair amount of citrus, both orange and lemon. Also a bit of clove and coriander. A little wheat and yeast smell.

T - Decent wheat and malt flavor as a base which provides a bit of sweetness. Good amount of citrus (lemon and orange) and spice (coriander, clove, pepper) also shine through. All this leads to a fairly sweet and slightly spiced drink.

M - Medium body with good carbonation. Slightly creamy and fairly crisp.

D - Good drinkability. Good balance and mix of flavors and easy to drink.

Notes: Used to be my favorite beer before I got into craft beer. The flavors seem a little light now, average for the style but pretty good for being an inbetweener of macro and craft.

02-24-2010 17:10:26 | More by FreshHawk
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beertunes

Washington

1.83/5  rDev -46.2%

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.

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

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev +0.9%

A - Pale honey, gold color with a one inch head that has average retention. Lacing is very minimal. Clarity = cloudy.

S - Mainly wheat and orange. Some spice, but not at the level/strength of the previously mentioned aromas. A tiny hint of a yeast/musty aroma comes through as well.

T - See smell/aroma description + sharp twang from the wheat. Finishes very abruptly (dry).

M - Medium feel with more than enough carbonation.

D/O - A pretty average, entry level Belgian Witbier. If this was the only beer available, I could definitely polish off a sixer of this. Bottom-line: It's not gonna to make you jizz in your pants, but it's not that bad. Cheers.

02-13-2010 06:01:41 | More by pvsob
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L337ish

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +13.2%

A: Pours a pale, cloudy, orange honey color. White head, doesn't fade really quickly, and laces well.

S: I'm not sure how I feel about the smell. It's good, but there's something in there I don't agree with... not sure what it is though. You can smell the spiciness and bitterness. The wheat smell is there too.

T: Nice bitterness. A very faint taste of sweetness. The spices come through nicely with the hops.. It matches the smell pretty well.

M: Not quite smooth but crisp. A balanced taste of all the essentials with some nice spices to accent.

D: Easy to drink and very refreshing. Leaves a good taste that makes me want another one. Goes great with food.

I really enjoyed this beer. Nothing really disappointed me here. All in all a really solid brew that I would recommend to pretty much anyone who likes beer.

02-12-2010 02:56:12 | More by L337ish
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev +2.4%

Pours a hazy light orange, head quickly dissipates into absolute nothingness. I like the color though. Smells like orange soda. Looks like orange soda too, actually. I think this is my first time having it without the orange peel, and I can definitely say it doesn't need it. There is significant orange taste already, light, refreshing. I suppose it's faults lie in being very one-dimensional and thin, but that is the point I guess. Barely a wheat taste here, tastes more like a fruit beer than a witbier. Very drinkable but the taste I think would be a bother after a while. Definitely not bad, I'm sure this has swayed many people into liking beer. Kudos to Coors for actually making a beer worth trying.

02-11-2010 14:43:37 | More by Chico1985
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tykees88

Indiana

4.05/5  rDev +19.1%

Got this on tap at Dicky's Wild Hare in Fort Wayne. Served with a hazy orange color. Smelled very nice, and sweet. Tasted fruity, but with a bit of the ale aftertaste. This is a good beer on tap to go to in the clutch. Easily could drink a few of these and not get tired of the taste. Really enjoyed this paired with some Shaggy Snacks.

02-07-2010 21:15:15 | More by tykees88
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Dster

Texas

3.48/5  rDev +2.4%

Appearance: Orange, cloudy, quarter inch white head
Smell: Orange, citrus,
Taste: Orange, slightcoriander, a little thin, watery
Mouthfeel: Slick Creamy feel
Drinkabity...would be easy to drink a few but if you like to challenged by you beer at all..this one isn't it.

02-01-2010 02:25:36 | More by Dster
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Tilley4

Tennessee

3.53/5  rDev +3.8%

Picked up a single a few days ago and thought I'd give this one a try...

Pours a hazy golden orange with a thick creamy head... Looks pretty good.. Nice lacing...

Fairly good aroma as well.... Spicy and wheaty as well as a little fruity... Not as pungent as I'd like but nonetheless...

Wheaty and spicy with the hints of orange and spices as found in the usual witbier... Not nearly as flavorful as the aroma would lead one to believe... Not bad at all... Just sort of weak....

Overall, a good intro into craft beer and especially the style...

01-31-2010 22:59:54 | More by Tilley4
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Andreji

Colombia

4/5  rDev +17.6%

out in town my first night in NYC and this is the pick i found.

i'm also kind of glad i didn't know this was coors-brewed from the beginning so i wasn't aprehensive at all when tasting it and mentally reviewing it. it's a good beer and that's that.

pour is somewhat of a midpoint between the wit and the weizen. i wouldn't think this is entirely a witbier by what it looks like (my benchmark being a hoegaarden) but definetly not a weizen either. more along the lines of a hoe. grand cru or something. headless for the most part (what's up with the beers i've had in the states so far today?).

smell is of wheat but some lime slides through the notes, not too strong and definetly allowing the grain to be dominant. no hops.

taste is quite good, soft and wheaty with a citrus underscore but at no time overwhelming very soft hoppy finish hardly caressing the palate. refreshing although thick-bodied somewhat.

this is a good beer by all means and is readily available all over, worth a try.

01-27-2010 14:53:22 | More by Andreji
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azorie

Florida

4.15/5  rDev +22.1%

A: Poured into a mug. It has a pale cloudy orange appearance with a creamy lace head about 2" with a hard pour.

S: Mostly orange and citrus peel some fermented wheat twang, with some hints of coriander and yeast no hops detected.

T: Sweet and matly, some coriander, hops are very fiant, some pepper and other spices. Mainly its a wheat beer and tastes like one, very good stuff.

M: Crisp wheat is very refreshing and seems to linger for ever and evolves into an increasingly crisp and semi dry finish.

D: easy to drink and that is all you can say.

Overall a great beer at a great price that is very close to a true Belgian wit.

01-25-2010 21:30:29 | More by azorie
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sweethome

Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -5.9%

Pour is very hazy golden. Nose of coriander and must. White head is decent enough, problem on appearance comes later when I finished the beer - muddy brown clumps at the bottom of the glass - this despite a nice swirl with pour.

Abrasive coriander flavor. Not integrated. Lacking traditional wheat flavors. Depth is limited.

It always does me in pinch when Bud Light is th eonly other choice....but the muddy bottom always throws me.

01-25-2010 04:40:24 | More by sweethome
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womencantsail

California

3.33/5  rDev -2.1%

A: The pour is a cloudy orange color with a small white head on top. Fairly typical for a witbier.

S: A very intense citrus smell fills the nostrils on the first sniff. Further investigation gives off some slight spice notes, but the orange is really hard to get past.

T: Like the aroma, the primary sensation on the tongue is the orange flavor. The spice is absent for the most part with the exception of a hint on the aftertaste. The finish has a slight bitterness to it.

M: The body is medium with a moderate and tingly carbonation.

D: This beer is probably responsible for the "serve an orange with your wheat beer" trend here in the US. The beer is decent enough, but an overly powerful orange flavor and aroma is just a bit much for me.

01-25-2010 03:36:14 | More by womencantsail
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WwRGSwW

Michigan

3.55/5  rDev +4.4%

A: Orange in color, with a small amount of foam on the top

S: Well, of course it has a citrus smell to it, but bellow that,

T: slight hint of spice, and a strong wheat taste, but the after taste is never to strong or bad.

M: It has a full feeling to it, not too thin.

D: I enjoy this beer at some bars that do not have a microbrew selection, Its not my most favorite beer, but its sure nice to have it with certain food.

Serving type: tap - pint

01-22-2010 20:05:19 | More by WwRGSwW
Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 5,157 ratings.