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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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5,148 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 5,148
Reviews: 1,442
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 18.53%
Wants: 38
Gots: 503 | 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 tronester


3.33/5  rDev -2.1%

Pours a cloudy pale golden with a medium white head. Smells strongly of raw wheat and spices. Taste is pleasant enough; quite bread-like malt character, with a big citrus and spicy finish. Very little bitterness; to style. Finishes dry and watery. Mouthfeel is also watery, good carbonation though. Good drinkability, inoffensive and appeals to the masses. A decent beer, but there are better Witbiers out there.

01-09-2010 00:46:06 | More by tronester
Photo of StevenBilodeau


3.43/5  rDev +0.9%

This beer is decent, good head, and lacing. Great with oranges, orange peel, orange zest. This is also very good with coriander. This beer is a good white beer, made in a Belgian style, a mock-off of Hoegarden. But still a very popular beer, good taste, and good to have around on parties, tail-gating and on tap.

01-08-2010 00:19:11 | More by StevenBilodeau
Photo of Amalak

New York

3.6/5  rDev +5.9%

You can get this brew most anywhere in NYC, but I happened to have it at Mulhollands in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It's a beer that you can't go wrong with and is a good deal better than Bud Light Wheat if you are looking for a wheat from a mass producer. Coors did a good job with this one. It's not amazing, but it's certainly a respectable effort.

01-07-2010 21:47:14 | More by Amalak
Photo of aeminter


3.83/5  rDev +12.6%

A - Very hazy and peachy-orange with no head retention

S - Prominent citrus and floral notes, very sweet

T/M - Sweet malts, coriander, and citrus...dry finish with med/high carbonation and medium body

not overly complex, easy drinking, very easy drinking...witbier for the masses

01-07-2010 21:32:33 | More by aeminter
Photo of h00dak


3.48/5  rDev +2.4%

This is a good beer. Good for drinking, good for introducing someone to the witbier style, good for boys and girls alike to enjoy. Anyone that drinks beer for the enjoyment will prefer this over the other common choices at bars or parties. I often buy this so that I will not offend some and will please others, and at the same time, have a decent brew to drink.

I won't say this is amazing because it isn't. Blue Moon is too sweet and isn't very complex. As far as a Coors product goes? This is the holy grail (besides the other seasonal brews which are sometimes holier).

01-04-2010 01:04:24 | More by h00dak
Photo of krequa


3.73/5  rDev +9.7%

Finally tried it without the customary orange slice and was a little disappointed in how slight the flavor is. It has a nice, cloudy appearance with a pleasant wheat aroma. Subtle slightly citrusy flavor. Lots of carbonation, maybe almost too much for me. But a very drinkable beer (I think more so in summer) and a good go-to choice at places where your choices may be limited.

01-02-2010 04:43:26 | More by krequa
Photo of crhensel

New Jersey

4.15/5  rDev +22.1%

(bottle into tumbler) Pours a hazy dark amber with a nice sized white head that lasted fairly well. It's a bit surprising that this is macrobrewed! Aroma had a hint of honey, but was primarily citrus, chiefly orange. Thankfully I was spared what most find the obligatory orange slice on the glass when this is served at a bar. Mouthfeel was very creamy with pleasant carbonation. The taste of the orange was rather forward, but not overpowering, and there was a nice crisp finish. This has always been one of my standbys!

12-31-2009 23:38:19 | More by crhensel
Photo of Cubsfan1087


3.85/5  rDev +13.2%

Blue Moon is exceptional on-tap (with an orange slice, of course). It's very flavorful, but not too sweet. This beer goes down very smooth and leaves you wanting more. Blue Moon is alright from a bottle, but just isn't the same as on-tap. Definitely one of my favorite brews.

12-31-2009 23:31:03 | More by Cubsfan1087
Photo of erz316


2.9/5  rDev -14.7%

pitcher in pint glass at the YD tap room in Princeton.

everything about this beer screamed macro production. the body was an odd slickness and it was hardly carbonated. the body looked like a third of the contents were ornage juice, and frankly the taste suggests that too. nothing worthy to note about the nose, but it does make an easy going drinking beer, as long as it is cold enough.

12-25-2009 18:48:56 | More by erz316
Photo of Tomdee74


3.2/5  rDev -5.9%

I can't diss this beer too much even though I won't ever buy it. I have to give this beer credit as it introduced me to the world of craft beers.

Appearance - It looks decent like an average looking beer. Poured into a regular pint glass.

Smell - Does have a good smell. Hard to believe Coors is the brewery.

Taste - A decent belgian wheat beer taste. I think it is excellent for a beginner and a nice change for a macro beer drinker.

Mouthfeel - I think it's decent; however, I hear it goes great with a slice of orange.

Drinkability - a low abv and a decent taste make it something I would be happy to have at stranger's summer barbeque!

12-18-2009 22:11:52 | More by Tomdee74
Photo of Jesstyr


3.58/5  rDev +5.3%

Served with a lemon in a pint glass

A: Cloudy orange with a light bubbly lace

S: Lemony wheat, maybe a bit of orange

T: Lots and lots of citrus, particularly orange and lemon. Quite sweet, but without any true depth. This was the beer I loved 5 year ago, but just evolved beyond it. The taste makes it a great beginners beer and it really is refreshing.

M: After a few sips it just lingers, almost uncomfortably. I cant put my finger on it, but I dont like it.

D: Very easy to drink, except for the aforementioned.

12-18-2009 02:25:13 | More by Jesstyr
Photo of smibroncos

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

A Poured a light hazy lemon orange, with a small 1 finger average diminishing head. Sparce lacing on the glass.

S. Citrus, coriander, lemon, hay

T. Citrus orange to lemon with some coriander on the toungue, sour finish tart like a citrus peel. Heavy sweetness, almost no hop bitterness.

M. Medium bodied fizzy carbonation and lots of it.

D. I guess this would be an OK beer to have when you are just chillin at some club, but it was a little thin and the flavor just didn't come through for me.

12-07-2009 23:48:10 | More by smibroncos
Photo of luchris80


3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Tasting Notes: Stored in the fridge and served in a pilsner glass.

Aroma: Grainy, wheat aroma with a spice/herb background (coriander) and some sweetness.

Appearance: Medium straw color. Three finger (plus), cream color head that slowly dissipates with some trail. Somewhat cloudy (translucent) with some visible rising bubbles.

Flavor: Slight sweetness with a light orange/fruity note. Some spice in background. Slight dryness at finish, though not lingering.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body with fairly high carbonation. Light creaminess on palate.

Overall Impressions: Not a ton of flavor (at least without the added orange slice). Smooth and refreshing, making for a decent beer for warm weather drinking.

12-07-2009 20:09:13 | More by luchris80
Photo of BrandonWardlaw


3.65/5  rDev +7.4%

Reviewing this at a local bar with wifi.

A: Cloudy yellow. Very little head.

S: Citrusy.

T: Citrusy and an essence of sweet grains.

M: Moderately carbonated, well balanced.

D: Very high drinkability, but it's not really a beer to savor. Just something to throw back if you're in the mood for a moderately-priced wheatbeer. Its high availability is definitely a plus.

12-03-2009 20:43:54 | More by BrandonWardlaw
Photo of PhillipJFry

Korea (South)

3.35/5  rDev -1.5%

To me, this beer is the zenith in some sort of quest for mediocrity. Enough taste and character that you can find it if you are looking for it, but still reeking of the corner-cutting indicative of mass production. Though drinkable, it is not a beer I wiil ever reach for when given a choice.

12-02-2009 01:21:55 | More by PhillipJFry
Photo of roddwolff


3.08/5  rDev -9.4%

A: Cloudy yellow color, non filtered, the surface is orange, two finger of foamy head without consistency, but good retention;

S: Wheat and malt, some citrus notes of orange peel and coriander;

T: Mild, wheat and malt again, and essences of coriander and spices;

M: Refreshing, medium bitterness, medium body and creamy;

D: Good beer.

11-30-2009 23:03:43 | More by roddwolff
Photo of Evocatus


3.4/5  rDev 0%

Has a light wheat color with a light orange-yellow hue when poured. Head was thin and white. Aroma was filled with spice and citrus, which was also in the taste. Taste overall was a bit watery, but good overall. There are better witbiers out there, but you can't go wrong with this, probably a good starter beer as well.

11-30-2009 05:41:51 | More by Evocatus
Photo of mikeborglum


3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

very popular wheat beer available everywhere, standard setup with and orange, I have heard it referred to as a great 'beginner beer'. Very easy to drink but I can only drink a couple in a sitting. I guess it's a little too sweet to drink a lot of.

11-29-2009 16:37:07 | More by mikeborglum
Photo of Duxx


3.4/5  rDev 0%

Poured into standard pint glass

A: My biggest ding on this beer is the appearance. I like the color, an orangish yellow color but... Blue Moon calls this a Belgian White but it's not anywhere near white!! Not true to style. Reclassify the beer to match the style...

S: This one has a good smell. I like the orange/lemon smell. Some may find it too strong and artificial like the orange oil wood cleaner my wife uses.

T: Surprisingly good. Especially, since I really am not a big fan of wheat beers in general. Not the sharp tart wheat taste. Much sweeter and orangish in the finish. Corriander?? I don't know what that flavor is...so I can't comment.

M: Way too carbonated for me! The carbonation comes back to haunt you after each drink, if you know what I mean. (beer burp X 3).

D: I had trouble finishing the glass before it was half gone. Again, too carbonated as it comes out of the bottle. Would be very difficult to drink with out bleeding off some of the carbonation pouring it into the glass. I liked it much better after repeatedly shaking the carbonation out of the glass,

11-28-2009 22:38:40 | More by Duxx
Photo of scottchesterhall


2.68/5  rDev -21.2%

I've heard the criticisms for awhile now about how Blue Moon is Coors' covert operation to infiltrate the craft brew market, but I wanted to decide for myself.

A - I was immediately disappointed by how golden this beer was for a belgian wit. Far more golden than any other wits I've had, though it had the unfiltered haze of a belgian.

S - The smell and flavor had the characteristic spicing of a belgian--mild orange & coriander--nice.

T - BUT--once you read this, I fear you'll never taste it in any other way, so be forewarned--it's a classic Coors pilsner masked as a Belgian wit. If I took a Coors, added a little haze, and a little spice, I'd have a Blue Moon. It tasted like a cheap American pilsner (maybe the best of the cheap American macrobrews, but cheap nonetheless.)

M - fine, no comment.

D - Easy to drink, but so is water.

I wanted to keep an open mind, but now I'm on the bandwagon: this beer is a conspiracy.

11-28-2009 06:23:39 | More by scottchesterhall
Photo of usryguitar117


4.15/5  rDev +22.1%

12 ounce brown bottle.

A - Cloudy yellow. Maybe even a burnt orange if you will.

S - I smell a lot of banana in my bottle? Maybe a little orange zest. Honestly if you were to blind fold me upon smelling i'd think it was a banana shake.

T - Zesty n smooth. Sweet spice somewhere toward the end.

M - Crisp, light, smooth. Somewhat creamy.

D - Almost too easy to drink. Dare i say addicting.

I really enjoyed this stuff.

11-28-2009 04:35:34 | More by usryguitar117
Photo of ruckus232


4.1/5  rDev +20.6%

12 Ounce brown bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Cloudy yellow in color with a really nice white head but not a large amount of lacing.

Smell: Lemon/coriander smell with a little bit of a grain smell

Taste: Lemony but with more of the maltier sweetness of the grains. The taste is subtle but very good, not at all like other whites, it lacks the spiciness (good or bad).

11-28-2009 02:01:00 | More by ruckus232
Photo of Augustiner719

New York

3.38/5  rDev -0.6%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass:

Appearance: very orange, cloudy brew with a murkey thickness that is unlike the style i have seen. Very orange color with a medium white fluffy head that recededs to a mere layer and then straight to beer in seconds. Little lacing.

Smell: Smells orangy, clovey and has a distinct orange oil aroma.

Taste: tastes a little fake and artificial. very refreshing and medium bodied. Overly carbonated though and too spritzy, especially with producing a medecore head.

Mouthfeel: Overly carbonated, thin and not memorable. Very thin, and coats the palate for a short time.

Drinkability: Where this lacks in complexities, it gains in drinkability as it does not overwhelm the palate and has a good abv for long sessions. An orange would benefit this beer greatly as it would add more complexity and I am sure its brewed to be accompanied by one.

11-28-2009 02:00:44 | More by Augustiner719
Photo of GRG1313


3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Pours hazy orange amber; light white head/ fades to nothing.

Nice floral nose of light oranges, light honey and light pepper.

Mouthfeel is thin/medium and actually very nice.

Flavors are clean, bright with light spice, light black pepper and undertonds of oranges an clove.

All in all quite a nice surprise from a very light beer. Pleasant/ proof positive that a lighter style beer can have nice flavors and some sophistication, even if brewed on a gigantic level. Nice surprise here.

11-28-2009 01:07:11 | More by GRG1313
Photo of Stigs


3.4/5  rDev 0%

12oz poured into a pint glass...

A - pours about a finger of tight frothy white foam, falling slowly. the beer is a very cloudy strong gold color, with a butt-load of carbonation.

S - a mix of citrus (mostly orange), banana, some coriander near the end. thin.

T - tons of orange, some nice spiciness.

M - loads and loads of carbonation, very thin body. nice crispness near the end which makes it quite refreshing.

D - mildly drinkable. gets a bad rap but actually not bad at all. probably one of the first "craft" beers i ever had...remember thinking it tasted like sweet belgian waffles or froot loops.

11-26-2009 18:09:01 | More by Stigs
Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
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