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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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4,911 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,911
Reviews: 1,434
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 18.53%
Wants: 33
Gots: 378 | 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 Haybeerman


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

A: Very cloudy golden yellow. Sufficient 1.5 inch head that dissipated slowlyAbundant lacing.

S:Very citrusy. There was a well-blanced hoopy/alcohol smell.

T: Medium light body, very refreshing. Citrus brings out the orange peel and slight mustiness of coreander.

M: Very pleasing, not thin or overbearing. Gentle is the word that comes to mind.

D: Really easy to drink a lot, but I'm thinking clories wouild catch up to me.

Serving type: on-tap

08-20-2008 21:22:32 | More by Haybeerman
Photo of rdub


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

Poured from a bottle in to a 14oz mug. Surprisingly nice head and typical cloudy color. Actually looks pretty nice. Smells good. I like the taste and agree it's a bit better than your typical macro. This is a good beer to introduce your BMC friends to something good even though it's a Coors product.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2008 01:11:58 | More by rdub
Photo of bbeerman


3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I enjoy Blue Moon a lot in the warmer summer months. A slice of orange in the glass adds a nice flavor this brew.

I find the appearance and smell to be a little above average. Fruit hints are definitely present when the bottle is poured into a glass.

It has a good taste. Not the best beer in the world, but well above many North American beers. Goes well with America summer foods from the grill (e.g. burgers, chicken, fish, steaks, etc.).

A decent session beer; I could enjoy several in a sitting with minimal intoxication. A good alternative to some of the standard beers available in stores and restaurants (e.g. Sam Adams, Harpoon, etc.).

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2008 10:31:49 | More by bbeerman
Photo of Rayek


3.28/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Semi-cloudy gold color with some carbonation. Somewhat rocky white head is small and doesn't stick around for long. Leaves a tiny amount of lace.

S: Pretty mild. Mostly yeast and wheat with a bit of coriander. Maybe a touch of lemon zest.

T: Tastes about like it smells. Malt flavor is mostly wheat with a bit of yeast. Bitterness balances with a coriander spiciness. Finishes dry, but clean.

M: Medium light body is chewy and somewhat mealy. Carbonation level is about right.

D: A decent session beer, but nothing extraordinary. Not as complex as I like from this style.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2008 22:49:32 | More by Rayek
Photo of TheVrolok


3.28/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden color, decent amount of visible carbonation. Poured with some white foam head that settled quickly.

Smell: Sweet malts, esters, citrus (orange/lemon maybe).

Taste: Sweet and very citrusy with some coriander. the smallest hint of hops is masked heavily by the spices.

Mouthful: Thin, crisp (generous carbonation), somewhat watery toward the end.

Drinkability: Not a standout belgian wheat, but not a terrible one either. A really easy drinking beer for sitting outside on a nice day.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2008 07:27:49 | More by TheVrolok
Photo of BirdFlu

New Jersey

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

blue moon definetely deserves some respect as for many it is one of the first beers you try that actually has some taste. As far as the style goes it is pretty average. It's pour is cloudy yellow/amber with a foamy head. Flavor and aroma both have a hint of citrus but are mainly wheat. It's easy to drink, which is it's greatest strength. It may not be anything special once you learn more about the style, but, again, due to it's wide availability it is often the most interesting beer available at many bars (the only alternative to bud or such), so ts probably responsible for bringing many into the world of craft beers. Ok whatever.. Anyone reading this has tried it and knows all this already anyway.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2008 04:12:53 | More by BirdFlu
Photo of PatronWizard


3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Last of a twelver, poured into a glass...

Nice foamy head for half a minute or so, proper wheat beer color of golden orange...

Light citrus scent, regular wheat beer flavor....

I like it, it's just not exceptional. Very refreshing, very drinkable, I would order it in a restuarant over many other choices but....

Guess I just don't have much to say about this one. Oh well, what's next?

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2008 19:30:38 | More by PatronWizard
Photo of pokesbeerdude


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

From Notes

A: Poured a hazy gold/amber color with a thin white head, about half an inch that quickly reduced to not much. 4.0

S: Wheat malts are really present, faint detection of hops, different orange and citrus flavors also pop out. 3.5

T: Tangy and malty from the wheat malts, malt is very nice, lots of sweet flavors interact as well, no detectable hops, very bready. In all a very tasty beer. 4.0

M: Crisp and thin, goes down very easily. 4.0

D: Not the best witbier I've ever had, but definitely tasty, one of my favorite session beers when on tap as well. 4.0

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2008 02:42:45 | More by pokesbeerdude
Photo of Ragedominion


4.38/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really love this beer. When I drink one of these I picture myself on the bayou eating some crawdads and corn on the cob on a calm summer night. Ok anyway. This is a good wheat beer. You can get it anytime too which makes this a winner. It comes with a nice white creamy head and had a golden cloudy color. It is nicely carbonated. It has a nice citrus aroma. The flavor is very refreshing with the flavors of the orange peel and coriander giving it a zest and a spicy like aftertaste. It is an easy refreshing drinker.

Serving type: on-tap

08-03-2008 01:39:53 | More by Ragedominion
Photo of ThreeWiseMen


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

Appearance: Cloudy orange an offwhite foamy crown. Decent lacing.

Smell: Oranges (and maybe lemon), coriander, malts, and I suppose that's it.

Taste: Very sweet. Orange flavor is overdone and tastes kind of fake. Some spices are coming though (coriander and nutmeg?) along with a wee bit of pine-hops. Tastes creamy.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a nice creamy feel.

Drinkability: We got a keg of this for a party we had over the weekend because we knew everyone would like it. Not a great wit, but definitely a great crowd-pleaser. Enjoyable for just about anyone.

Serving type: on-tap

07-29-2008 19:52:19 | More by ThreeWiseMen
Photo of kinger


3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I really enjoy the Belgian style Witbiers and have been trying any that can be found. This was the third one I have had and it didn't dissapoint. It is the easiest to find and therefore I believe it must be one of the most mass produced of this style. The spices and citrus flavors balanced well, in fact I think they balanced too well. The appearance was great, I love the fact that this is an unfiltered wheat beer. I have had better from other breweries and I don't think that the high price of this beer justifies the total flavor. I will only buy this again if no others can be found.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2008 19:04:44 | More by kinger
Photo of Goliath


2.8/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy pale orange with a thin bright white head. Decent retention. Aroma is weak, but some citrus is there with not much else. Taste is ok. A citrusy note up front with some bready malt finish. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a generous carbonation tingle. Drinkability is moderate. Low alcohol makes this beer sessionable. However, it is a terrible example of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

07-28-2008 01:40:28 | More by Goliath
Photo of pwsoldier


3.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams pint glass. Yeast sediment poured into the glass with the beer. Freshness date 10/19/08.

A - Cloudy orange, white and foamy 2 finger head that dissipated slowly into a thin layer of bubbles. A little bit of lacing, but not much.

S - Orange mostly, but the spices are also there.

T - Bready and sweet. Like the smell, the taste is dominated by spices and orange. Not much hop bitterness to speak of, just spicy and sweet.

M - Medium bodied, wet finish, not much of an aftertaste.

D - Very high drinkability. For a Coors product, this is a very exceptional brew, and probably the cheapest example of this style on the market. I could drink this stuff all night.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2008 06:38:44 | More by pwsoldier
Photo of Lexluthor33

New York

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

Pours a hazy golden orange with a small ,but decent head that laces well.
The aroma is citrus and grains with some wheat notes. The taste is pretty much citrus,light malts and some coriander. The feel is crisp,slightly creamy with some spicy notes.

Notes: A decent beer. I would say if I see this on sale I would buy it. The coriander could be toned down,but the beer is still o.k.
I have had this beer straight from the bottle and I sure noticed the difference when I poured this into a Pilsner glass.
My guess is this beer could not offend many people with it's simple and adequate taste.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2008 21:19:45 | More by Lexluthor33
Photo of smerkinb

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was my first beer outside the mass-market spectrum--technically the beer that opened my eyes to taste. It pours a cloudy light honey color with small specks of spice if you look closely. It has a 2 inch foamy cream-colored head which dissipates a little more than halfway through. Semlls citrusy in a generic citrus way. Also smells a little sweet. The taste is light and crisp and refreshing with the citrus flavour finishing it up. It was a fairly light mouthful with a refreshing zing to it. Not very complex, but that makes it easy to drink on a super hot summer day.

This one will probably remain an old standby while I search through many other styles and brands. Good, easy to find, not too much thinking involved.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2008 19:39:56 | More by smerkinb
Photo of cswhitehorse


3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Blue Moon Belgian White pours a hazy orange color with a quick dissipating foam head. It is a 1-2 finger head loose bubble pattern.

The aroma is of orange peels and spices. The taste is yeasty most of the way through. You get some decent bitterness on the back end and is a crisp beer. It is pretty refreshing but not overly complex. It would be a multiple brew day in the hot sun.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2008 03:27:12 | More by cswhitehorse
Photo of kwakwhore

North Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, not bad looking at all.
not much going on in the nose...
or on the tongue some hints of citrusy stuff, a really pallid representation of a witbier. Hints of flavor, just enough to make you think that something is going to happen, but it never does. Tried this because the rest of the beer list at the restaurant was even worse. Never again.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2008 15:15:20 | More by kwakwhore
Photo of daythree16


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

Pours a cloudy yellow-orange with a very thin head that leaves almost no lace.

The smell is a little sour, with some orange peel and a little coriander. The taste is orange sweetness with a little bitterness in the background.

Mouthfeel is medium, not cloying despite the sweet citrusy flavors, and drinkability is pretty.

Overall, the bottled format gives the beer some sour notes and a little acridity that aren't desired or present in the draft form. It's not a bad beer by any means, but I definitely prefer to have this one on tap.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2008 21:25:53 | More by daythree16
Photo of Doomcifer

Rhode Island

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

Pours a very hazy golden with an actually very nice head that retains pretty well. Smells of lemon, citrus/orange, yeast, phenols, flowery, and a bit soapy too. Taste is more yeast, fruity at the beginning then gets very thin very quickly. Semi-off taste in the finish. Not bad, but not great either. Lemongrass, more soapy flavors, melon. Mouthfeel is pretty crabonated and medium bodied, crisp, and pretty refreshing. Pretty drinkable for what it's worth but I can get better for the same price.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2008 00:15:54 | More by Doomcifer
Photo of mcmidc


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
Photo of KeefD


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
Photo of 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
Photo of 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
Photo of MrIncognito


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
Photo of drinksandeats


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
Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 4,911 ratings.