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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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4,940 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,940
Reviews: 1,434
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 18.53%
Wants: 34
Gots: 393 | 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 DannyS

New York

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass, poured from a bottle.

A - Slightly darker than other witbiers i've had, but fits the opaque, orange, straw colored body. Slightly thin head that still sticks around for a while.

S - fruity, spicy, yeasty. It's a no-surprises witbier aroma.

T - A fairly mild brew, slightly milky, actually. Has enough spice and orange flavor, but nothing spectacular

M - A bit watery, but nice and fizzy, with no lingering aftertaste

D - I could drink this all day.

So all in all, it's not a groundbreaker. It's everything you'd expect from a Witbier, and nothing to write home about, but it's a perfectly enjoyable beer. If Hoegaarden's not available, this'll be my second-string choice.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2009 21:32:58 | More by DannyS
Photo of OzarkElmo


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

Dec 29, 2008

Bottle - poured into shaker glass. Maybe it was how I poured it, but it had nearly a 1 1/2 inch white head. Yellow, orange cloudy appearance. Smooth, fruity and easy going down, almost a "light" beer feeling. Not heavy at all, it was alright. Probably more of a summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2009 04:12:31 | More by OzarkElmo
Photo of droomyster


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

Whatever its aesthetic shortcomings, this beer deserves a hattip for being a gateway beer that leads many people try more interesting microbrews. Serious beer-nerd friends aside, I don't know anyone who has tried Blue Moon and cringed. The cloudy orange color is undeniably attractive, but the white head disappears faster than soda fizz without leaving a trace. Smells mainly of orange citrus, with faint spices and yeastiness in the background. Tastes of sweet wheaty malts backed by orangey hops, but the coriander doesn't come through as well as it does in other witbiers. It's body is medium-light and with a crisp finish that could be more interesting but overall this is drinkable beer that should be shown to macro-drinkers in hopes of stirring their curiosity.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2009 03:02:54 | More by droomyster
Photo of ChainGangGuy


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

Appearance: Cloudy, dull, golden-orange body with a small, fizzy, white head.

Smell: Notes of orangey citrus and perky spices infuse the wheaty nose of Blue Moon.

Taste: Tangy, lightly creamy malted wheat. A taste of citrus zest and a fair dose of spice interrupts the brief sweetness. Light, spicy hops and bitterness provides a bit of balance. Finishes tangy with a light, lingering hint of spice and orange.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium, fizzy carbonation.

Drinkability: It certainly has some stuff going for it. It's very easily available, rather drinkable, relatively inexpensive, and isn't altogether dreadful.

Serving type: on-tap

01-01-2009 00:39:38 | More by ChainGangGuy
Photo of hoplover82


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

Pours a pale golden color with a fluffy, bubbly white head that leaves quickly. Not much lace.

Aroma os slightly funky and a little spicy.

The flavor is very funky and pale. Just bland.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and a little watery.

Ok drinkable, if your into this stuff.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2008 21:40:57 | More by hoplover82
Photo of thain709


3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Hazy yellow in color...and nice big white head that slowly goes away...little lacing

S - There's one big one here...oranges...lingering in the background is some yeast and malts

T - The orange flavor is not overpowering...it has a little wheat flavor...decent tasting...nothing too spectacular

M - Light and crisp

D - This is a witbier I can drink until I grow up to the big boy stuff!...not a true representation but a good start

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2008 15:24:16 | More by thain709
Photo of wheatyweiss


2.9/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a weiss glass.

Pours a light straw with an impressive head. Beautiful cloud and chunks of yeast and wheat sediment throughout the glass.

Aroma is of oranges and oranges. Slight yeasty aroma with a little ride of crystal malt.

Taste is ....orange citrus and corn? DMS and adjunct flavors overpower. The wonderful subtleties of weiss yeast are lost completely. There is too much adjunct addition here, it ruins the beer. When I say adjunct, I mean orange as well as cheap cereal grains.

Mouthfeel is flat and thin. There is a little oiliness to the beer, probably from the sediment.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2008 00:49:37 | More by wheatyweiss
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1.33/5  rDev -60.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Review from notes... this is from a while back but I had a Blue Moon recently and it is just as I remembered...

A - poured a hazy amber/yellow with a fluffy white head that disappears in a minute. Looks decent I guess. No citrus in mine.

S - something very strange here, orange peels, pale malts, yeast. Highly unbalanced with a small pinch of hops... ugh...

T - I could not take more than a few sips of this beer. I can do Hoegaarden, St. Bernardus Wit, etc... but this was just god-awful... someone blended some orange juice, baker's yeast, and Keystone Light and called it a Blue Moon...

M - Thin and watery. Highly carbonated.

D - This was a drain pour (again). I've had this from the bottle three times and each time it was a pour.

Overall - I found this to be a horrible attempt at a Belgian Wit beer. If you want a representative of the style, Try Ommegang Witte, St. Bernardus Witbier, or even Hoegaarden. I was extremely disappointed in this beer and wasn't surprised to find that it is made by a macro. Effin wankers.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2008 16:52:04 | More by DmanGTR
Photo of mattXdezzi

New York

3.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a yellow wheat color with a small head that doesnt stick around long.

S: Sweet. very malty

T: Clean crisp taste. malty and citrus-y.

M: Smooth, a bit to much carbonation.

D: Very drinkable all year round, especially in the summer. always a decent choice.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2008 05:29:18 | More by mattXdezzi
Photo of hopdog


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

On tap.

Poured a hazy yellow with a small head. It was brought to me with an orange peel in the glass. Smells and tastes of, guess what, oranges with some wheat. Did not impress me. Should I try it again without the orange peel - not sure it is worth it...

Notes from 7/23/04

Serving type: on-tap

12-17-2008 14:00:12 | More by hopdog
Photo of Arbitrator


2.08/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Chilled bottle poured into a glass.

A: Head that barely lasts a minute. Yellow wheat color with gold hues and bubbles.

S: Sweet malts, some coriander and other spices.

T: Malt, citrus, spices. Very clean and crisp taste.

M: Thin/watery and slightly too much carbonation. Still, goes down quite smoothly.

D: Great solid summer beer, especially for BBQs. Not something I really pick up otherwise.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2008 04:36:53 | More by Arbitrator
Photo of heath1agnew


3.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

this is a solid and affordable belgian white beer. can't say enough good things about it really.

appearance- cloudy with a one finger head that hangs around for a while with some lacing.

smell- great floral citrus smells.

taste and mouthfeel- nothing that will wow you but it is a solid taste. nice suttle citrus flavor with a sweet finish, a very crisp mouthfeel.

drinkability- a very easy drinking beer for anytime of the year.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2008 14:39:33 | More by heath1agnew
Photo of angelmonster


3.8/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

pours a nice inch head that somewhat quickly fades. Hazy orange-yellow in color with lots of bubbles

Smells of sweet malts, some coriander and a bit of spice.

Taste is mostly of malt, citrus and some spice.

Beer is a little over carbonated and slight watery. Goes down light though.

Very drinkable , one of my favorites, probably was the first beer that got me into wheat ales, not the best but easily available at most bars

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2008 08:49:09 | More by angelmonster
Photo of mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

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

355ml bottle bought from Sainsburys...

Poured a hazy orange yellow colour... White head poured quite foamy then faded quickly to very thin layer....quite a lot of big carbonation bubbles... some light patchy lacing...

Aroma - Nice spicy fruitiness (apples, pears, light orange), salty notes, some yeastiness, light coriander just coming through, grassy, hay, light vanilla notes...

Taste - Nice lemon and spicy apple fruitiness, light orange peel, decent wheatiness, floral, barely any malts, light creamy vanilla sweetness, coriander is more pronounced than in the aroma...

Feel - Very smooth and creamy... Light / medium body. Fairly drinkable and refreshing - would be good on a hot summer day...

Overall - A pretty good witbier (considering it's from Coors).... Nothing groundbreaking but well worth a try...

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2008 11:33:17 | More by mdagnew
Photo of dacz76


1.78/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

Taste is overpowered with spices. I can't taste hops or beer. It taste like chicken broth and kitchen spices. Horrible beer. Head is alright and appearance is good, but the taste and drinkability is horrible. Smells similar to the taste... bad. Would not recommend to drink at any time or any season.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2008 08:36:41 | More by dacz76
Photo of Mistofminn


3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy orange color. Off white head

S - Some fruit smell going on here, definitely orange and maybe some apple?

T - Sweet taste, citrus from the orange and a sweet aftertaste.

M - Smooth and thicker than I antisipated. Overall I was impressed. Medium carbonation

D - I didn't expect it to be too drinkable, but I was kindly mistaken. It was easier and more pleasant to drink than I anticipated. Overall a very good choice!

Note: I've also had this out of a bottle. While still impressive, on tap is definitely the way to go (in my opinion). But still, when given the choice of many brews or this out of a bottle, I'll take a Blue Moon any day.

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2008 20:39:43 | More by Mistofminn
Photo of Cylinsier


3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden orange with a light head. Smells like your traditional grut: orange peel and coriander. Very citrusy with only a hint of beer in the smell. Tastes very refershing. The citrus is there in the form of orange. The hops are subtle if not almost absent. A bit of a lemony aftertaste. It obviously tastes much more like orange if you actually put the orange in it. The mouhtfeel is pretty good. Smooth but doesn't feel too light. About medium carbonation. Easy to throw two or three of these back on a warm day or with the right meal.

Serving type: on-tap

12-10-2008 13:10:09 | More by Cylinsier
Photo of Boneheadmx


3.93/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out to a hazy orange color, with plenty of off-white head.

The smell is light and rather sweet, though I can pick out a bit of the hops. Smells a bit like pears or apples.

The taste isn't bad at all. Nice bit of sweetness, hops don't get in the way.

The mouthfeel is pretty flat, but it's smooth, and a bit thicker than I expected. Not bad!

In terms of drinkability, it's fair, but it's not too heavy. Pretty good stuff!

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2008 05:26:30 | More by Boneheadmx
Photo of WakeandBake


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

This unfiltered wheat ale has an apricot hue when viewed through a glass. There's a prominent citrus flavor present here - oranges come to mind. The consistency is a somewhat thin - perhaps a bit too watery. The brew is certainly easy to drink and tastes good - an above average beer that most people can agree on. As far as wheat ale goes Blue Moon isn't mind blowing, but I have yet to find a cheaper wheat ale of comparable quality.

Serving type: on-tap

12-09-2008 23:02:50 | More by WakeandBake
Photo of Vendetta

New Jersey

2.8/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

Original Rating Date:
August 15, 2008

Overall a decent attempt at a belgian from a macro. Smells average for a belgian, nothing to strong but meets standards. Some wheat tastes there with a bit of an orange citrus, but an overwhelming carbonic sting destroys any semblance of enjoyment there. A shame, this would have been quality without it, but carbonation once again takes hold of a hopeful macro and flushes it down the toilet.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2008 22:56:43 | More by Vendetta
Photo of nlmartin


2.39/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

This beer was served chilled and in a shaker pint glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a hazy orange coloration. Tight carbonation dances in steady streams to the head of the beer. The beers head is a thick fluffy white coloration. Good head retention is noted.

Smell: The beer has the expected aroma of citrus and citrus peel. A vague pepperyness creeps around the back of the aroma. Just not as spicy smelling as I expect.

Taste: The beers flavors revolve around a bit of citrus and brief notes of pepperyness. I cant locate any off flavors. I just want more flavor.

Mouthfeel / Drinkability: The beer has a light body. The carbonation helps with the smoothness of the beer. This isnt a bad beer but I quickly became bored with it.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2008 02:11:21 | More by nlmartin
Photo of Bagman007


3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Served on tap in a pint glass with an orange. You gotta have the orange.

A- Pale yellow appearance with a thin head.

S- Very citrus, wheat smell. The orange brings out the scents even more.

T- The first witbier I had and it is still a favorite. I don't feel like it's a great balance of fruit, but it is still a good beer.

M- Goes down smooth, has a little kick of hops in the aftertaste.

D- I had five of these in one sitting once and that was a bad idea. I wouldn't have more than two, maybe three of these in a sitting.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2008 04:03:56 | More by Bagman007
Photo of LilBeerDoctor

New York

2.88/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 4/5/08. On tap at the local unnoteworthy bar. Pours orange with a small white head. Served with an orange slice, which made it hard to pick out the aroma, but I assume it was nothing special. Not many specific tastes to pick out--some spices, a hint of wheat. Easy to drink I suppose. Not really a good example of a witbier, but better than the pale lagers it's served alongside of. 5/4/5/4/12 (3.0/5)

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2008 03:49:01 | More by LilBeerDoctor
Photo of aubuc1


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

12 oz bottle poured in to a tulip glass

pours a hazy orange yellow with a yellow fluffy head

smell of spice is very faint. wheaty smell with some light fruit tones.

taste is mellow citrus and slight tart

sort of thin mouthfeel

very drinkable macrobrew

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2008 23:31:05 | More by aubuc1
Photo of cottonkoozie

North Carolina

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

A - Good color and coudiness desired in the style. Could have had a longer head retention and some lacing though.

S - Good smell, but not as prevalent as some of the other witbiers I have tried.

T - Its good, but not as much body and balance as many other beers of this style. I also tried this one on-tap once and thought it was much better out of the bottle, maybe the keg had settled.

M - Good mouthfeel. Not overly carbonated, and not to thin.

D - I get tired of this one fairly quick. Once I have 2 of these it time for something else.

A decent witbier, but there are better once out there. I personally thought shock-top had more flavor and its usually a 50 cents cheaper a 6-pack. Like all witbiers its a good one to sit back and enjoy, and is worth trying with an orange slice in it.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2008 20:01:23 | More by cottonkoozie
Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 4,940 ratings.