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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

4,867 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 4,867
Reviews: 1,432
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 18.53%
Wants: 32
Gots: 353 | 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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mcmidc

Wisconsin

2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy golden color, with 1 finger of white head that left a slight lacing. The smell was of some citrus and a little yeast. Quite a bit of carbonation, citrus, and orange peel round out the taste of this beer. Not bad for a massed produced beer. Good for a hot day, or when your looking to have more than 1 or 2.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2008 15:41:21 | More by mcmidc
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KeefD

Minnesota

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

Pours a hazy golden color with a nice two-finger head that slowly fades leaving behind some surprisingly nice lacing. Smell is spicy and sweet. Taste is sweet, lots of wheat malt in play, backed up by coriander spice, and gets sweet again on the finish. Medium bodied, very smooth on the tongue. Probably the best macro beer you'll find.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2008 05:20:01 | More by KeefD
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SeanRedd

New Jersey

3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer reminds me of my intramural basketball days. Even though I tried to take on the big boys, I came up short, couldn't finish the job; nonetheless, my coach would slap me on the ass after the game followed by a suave wink. I slap this beer on the ass. I dig the tangerine peel floating on the surface of the pineapple juice. The oats provide a perfect atmosphere for the notes to suspend. Unfortunately, Blue Moon is inexperienced. He's the dude that slips the condom on when his penis is soft...he knew what he wanted to do, just couldn't execute in the end. Better luck next time, tiger.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2008 01:01:38 | More by SeanRedd
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JRed

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The look and smell of this beer is pretty damn good. A pineapple-like juice color and sweet fruity smell make you feel like you aren't at home but rather at the beach baking in the sun. With that said I think this beer is great for the summer. On a hot day, this Belgian White could be more refreshing than water, just the thing to quench a sun-burnt body. At any other time of year, this beer may not be the first on the shopping list but in the season of hot women and hotter weather this is the go-to beer. Due to the lightness of this beer don't be afraid to notice the 5.4% alcohol content. It'll sneak up on ya before you know it. So sit back in your lounge chair and enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2008 00:59:56 | More by JRed
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MrIncognito

Virginia

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle.

A - Cloudy orangy-yellow with a good head, 3-fingers easily attainable. Head is white and bubbly, discipates to a thin layer rather quickly. Nice lacing.

S - Citrus smell with wheat in the background.

T - Very much like the smell. I get the wheat first then with a punch of orange citrus. Very smooth and slightly bitter at the end. I DO NOT use an orange slice with this.

M - Light carbonation that leads to a smooth beer with a slighly slick mouthfeel. Very wet.

A nice witbier for sure. Not the best in the world but very pleasant.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2008 17:41:29 | More by MrIncognito
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drinksandeats

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Golden- or straw-colored. Bits of flocculated yeast and sediment floated around my glass, which I found surprising coming from a macrobrewer. Two fingers of fast-dissolving head.

Smell: Nice Belgian aroma. Could smell a mild lambic-like acidity and the associated bitter fruitiness. Interesting.

Taste: Mild malt and peppery flavor. The fruits I first smelled came through crisply, especially the citrus notes. All flavors melded together well. Enough flavor to drink, but not so much to overwhelm the palate.

Mouthfeel: Good and smooth, with no stickiness or clinging to teeth.

Drinkability: Very easy to drink, with a strong invitation to open another bottle or three.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2008 03:49:49 | More by drinksandeats
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ccrida

Oregon

2.83/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into my Yuengling pils glass, Blue Moon is a cloudy burnt gold with a very large, quickly settling white head that leaves scattered, foamy lace.

Smell is sweet orange and soapy, and no it's not a dirty glass, I've always felt that about this beer.

Taste is sweet and mainly orange peel, with a cleaner finish. An exaggerated version of the style makes it approachable to novice craft drinkers and people that prefer wine and fruity cocktails to beer.

Mouthfeel is on the thinner side, a bit watery.

Drinkability is ok, while the orange peel is a bit strong, it's not overwhelming or cloying, and light enough that you can suck em down with .

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2008 23:00:26 | More by ccrida
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

2.7/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I had this out of a keg at the Mensa AG in Denver, CO. Color is a nice golden amber. The sample I had was quite foamy, but this is probably a result of the way in which it was served. Aroma was nice with a good mix of hops and malt. Flavor, though tasty, was rather thin - there is a nice balance of hops and malt and a hint of citrus, but it seemed watery. Texture was pleasantly smooth but watery. Again, this could have been a result of the serving method.

Serving type: cask

07-04-2008 06:13:37 | More by Cyberkedi
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Hokies

Rhode Island

4.28/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a weizen glass. Pours a nice orange color with some cloudiness. Their was a minimal head that dissipates quickly and leaves slight lacing on top of the beer and the side of the glass.

The scent is strong with coriander and wheat and some weak aroma of orange.

The taste is one of my favorites as it is not to strong and is nice and balanced. The beer starts with a nice creaminess to it as the combination of the wheat and coriander hit the tongue first. On the backside of this one you can taste the orange peel and the spice from the coriander. The beer finishes with a nice almost buttery feel to it. Not a high level of carbonation in this beer makes it easy to drink.

This is definitely a beer that you could drink all night and not get sick of it. This is one of my all time favorites.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2008 04:16:15 | More by Hokies
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shadow1961

Minnesota

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

Blue Moon Belgian White pours a big pillowy head over a
cloudy orange brew. Carbonation is lively and steady, and
the nose is a delicate spicy hint of Belgian yeast, wheat husk,
and a very soft orange sherbet scent. The flavor is mild orange,
soft wheat malts, and a nice sharp spicy finish. Mouth-feel is
round yet with a nice crispness, and there's a bit of wheat again
in the aftertaste. It's in every way a credible take on the style-
it even has the little floaties when you pour off the last of the
bottle. Not the best wit I've ever had, but it's better than most.
This is, of course, a Coors product- though they have wisely
gotten out of the way and let the Blue Moon part of the business
evolve in it's own way. It just goes to show you what a big domestic
brewer can do when it embraces quality. Now if only the rest of the
company de-emphasized marketing and brought their other product
up to this level- they would really be on to something.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2008 07:09:17 | More by shadow1961
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tfrench8985

Connecticut

1.58/5  rDev -53.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

i really didnt think i would like this beer since i first looked at it, pour it into a glass, it had a white body with a thin rice head wich tasted like bue moon didnt put any effort into there product, the smell didnt impress me either, this beer all around just wasnt up to par.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2008 15:58:55 | More by tfrench8985
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drxandy

Michigan

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

12oz to standard pint glass, pours a golden orangey haze, nice white head

smells of slight orange, loads of wheat, nice yeast

taste is malty, orange plays in slight but very nice balance, crisp, bitter, slight dry finish, wheat and more wheat. Nice take on the style.

mouthfeel is bitter, malty, seems heavier than most wheat beers gravity wise, nice texture, and the orangeish flavor is nicely complimenting.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2008 19:55:06 | More by drxandy
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jeffmonarch

Maryland

3.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-tap in a pint glass at Max McQ's in Akron OH.

A - Nice cloudy pale yellow/orange with a little white head

S - Strong fruit smells, I got it without the fruit.

T - Sweet and fruity. Strong wheat flavors.

M - Light to medium bodied with good carbonation.

D - Good beer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2008 03:15:38 | More by jeffmonarch
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bradybeer

California

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

I wanted to hate this beer-but I can't.

Pours orange yellow with nice fluffy white head. Some spice in the aroma-coriander? No hops-not expecting any. Taste is sweet with a strong citrus orange flavor. Finishes is nice and quenching. Carbonation is medium and mouthfeel reflects this. Drinkability is very good-nice beer for the summer-wanted to hate but can't

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2008 21:38:14 | More by bradybeer
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rodrot

North Carolina

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

Poured a cloudy orange color with a solid 1 inch head that dissipated slowly. Aroma was fruity with a slight whiff of cloves in the nose. Not bad so far. Taste was quite sweet up front with a good bit of spices mixed in. Lots of herbal flavors mixed in too. The finish was slightly tart and some more of the fruit became noticeable(orange maybe?) at the end. This is pretty good stuff coming from a macro and really hit the spot on a hot afternoon. It was also the only decent brew as the establishment I was in made light American lagers the only other draft choices available.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2008 19:38:25 | More by rodrot
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bacabuck

California

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

Normally I'm not a big fan of wheat beers, but I thought I'd give this a try last night. Wife and I were out and I'm getting tired of the same old 3 or 4 imports and usual domestics.

A: Pale straw with maybe a bit too much carbonation for my taste. Thin lace.

S: Nice. You can definitely tell is is a wheat beer from the flowery scent.

T: Clean. Surprisingly refreshing.

M: Nothing special

D: I ordered a second

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2008 20:35:20 | More by bacabuck
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NCSUdo

Massachusetts

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

12 oz bottle

A: Hazy yellow under a fizzy white head. No retention, no lace. Looks more like a hazy glass of lemonade rather than a beer.

S: Smells a little perfume like and spicy. Some coriander and mint, maybe a bit of sage. A decent smell, could be cleaner with less spice and more yeast characteristics.

T: An decent tasting brew. You definitely get some orange and even some earthy yeast, followed by a bit of citrus sourness and wheat, bready character.

M/D: A bit prickly, on the lighter side of medium. Very drinkable. This is actually a pretty decent beer. Nothing to be thumb your nose at just because you know who makes it. A solid offering and probably the best of the Blue Moon series.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2008 00:15:53 | More by NCSUdo
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avaulteriam

Illinois

2.63/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

interesting scent, wheat, some banana. First taste, instantly thought bananas the fruit, not the candy. Tastes like a wheat beer, not too original. Smooth and very drinkable. Far from being my favorite witbier, but not too bad for a molson-coors product.

Serving type: on-tap

05-29-2008 22:18:14 | More by avaulteriam
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connecticutpoet

Connecticut

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

The last one on my night of witbiers from my notes. I've had this one a few times, so there are no mysteries.

This beer was yellow and hazy, with a low thin film of head. I have tried pouring it several ways, but I can never seem to pour it with a good head.

Aroma was of lemon and yeast. No bready or wheat malt character. A bit lacking.

Breadiness and wheat malt were present in the taste, however. But that was about it. It was slightly sweet, but no spiciness to speak of.

Mouthfeel was average - not too thin, but not to full either.

Drinkability is just average. I would take it over just about any macro lager, but witbier is not my favorite style. Overall, a typical brew from a large producer.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2008 04:26:29 | More by connecticutpoet
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GimmeAles

Washington

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

Dusky, hazy yellow, produces a finger or two of head before quickly receding to wisps of foam. I've had much better head retention with this one before, my freshly rinsed glass may be he culprit here.

Smells of soft orange, chalky yeast, toasted white bread crusts and a honey sweetness.

Smooth, light wheat-malt sweetness balanced well with an earthy, herbal hoppiness. Peppery coriander and a soft, tart character contributes to the pleasant, subdued bitterness. Soft and estery with suggestions of lemons and other citrus and more honey sweetness in the finish

Though a lighter beer, oats in grist as well as the wheat produce a slick, oily mouth-feel and light carbonation lighten this to a very quaffable, refreshing beer. Solid.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2008 20:23:40 | More by GimmeAles
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rye726

Colorado

2/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is a cloudy golden color and has a whitish head. The nose and taste are both quite light for the style, but have good balance. There is a good amount of wheat malt with some faint citrus flavors. The clean body has lots of carbonation. A decent wheat beer that goes down well enough.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2008 06:32:06 | More by rye726
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Squelch

United Kingdom (England)

3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: No head. Looks like orange soda. Didnt' look too appetizing

Smell: Smells of citrus

Taste: Wonderful mellow taste. Complex flavors. Melds well with the orange slice that came with it. Has a nice sweetness to it.

Mouthfeel: Creamy smooth

drinkability: Very drinkable. would buy again

Serving type: on-tap

05-24-2008 01:09:04 | More by Squelch
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cvstrickland

North Carolina

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

Pint draft arrives with one finger of creamy white head atop hazy pale yellow body. Head diminishes quickly to a bubbly sheet and leaves patchy lacing.

Smells of bitter orange and faint lemon. A little grainy.

Tastes tart, with orange and bitter lemon with a little light malt.

Crisp and thin-bodied with refreshing carbonation. Nice dry finish.

Serving type: on-tap

05-23-2008 22:57:07 | More by cvstrickland
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ckeegan04

Texas

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

A - Slightly hazy ornage/yellow color. Thin clean white head with little retention and no lacing.

S - Very weak aroma of some citrus peel. Cant discern between lemon or orange or who know what. Also a little yeasty aroma.

T - Spicy sweetness up front which dominates the taste but not a very strong flavor. Mild hop kick in there as well. Not a strong tasting white but not at all offensive either.

M/D - Medium bodied and a little chewy. Very drinkable white.

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2008 13:20:17 | More by ckeegan04
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everetends

Alabama

3.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Get this on tap at the Vault in Jacksonville. Poured into a pint tumbler.

A: Very nice to look at. A nice glowing dark yellow, almost orange with a nice foamy white head. Has some debris floating around. Very good for the style.

S: Not a whole lot working here. Sweet wheat and citrus is all I find.

T: Taste is just above average. You got the sweet wheat with a touch of malt. The citrus of lemon and mostly orange work well here. The is a vague hops to give it just a very small bite, but barely worth mentioning.

M: Good medium carbonation that makes this beer almost creamy and buttery. Finishes with a cool citrus after taste.

D: Very. As far as a beer from a macro, this is a hit. A good brew that is very easy to get your hands on. Good beer for a six pack type of day.

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2008 00:18:43 | More by everetends
Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 4,867 ratings.