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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

5,154 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 5,154
Reviews: 1,443
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 18.53%
Wants: 37
Gots: 506 | 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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alleykatking

Indiana

2.98/5  rDev -12.4%

Poured from a 12oz bottle.

A- Pours a cloudy murky dirty yellow color. Good 2 finger fluffy white head that dies away into a smaller version of itself. Leaves the typical BMC style lacing on the sides of the glass. I notice this thing is hugely carbonated.

S- Smells burnt and funky. Wheat comes through as the forefront aroma in the nose followed by a slight citrus smell. Some alspice is added to this I think. Doesn't smell too appealing but then again Oberon this year smelled right about the same I think!

T- Very wheaty right off the get go. Huge citrus taste along with the wheat like there is a orange in there. It seems a little watered down to me. There is some spices in this that stand out in the middle of this. The ending of this beer though is watery.

M- Light mouthfeel on this beer. Very carbonated and almost ruins the style. The beer rushes across the palate and fizzes here and there along the way to the back of the throat. Leaves a strong wheat taste on the tongue. This beer is very watery feeling in the mouth.

D- This beer is drinkable because of the watered down factor. I would drink this instead of the typical BMC offerings if I had to drink. This is a average beer to say the least but you can put them back if you really wanted to. This also is a good beer to have someone try if they want something other than the pilsners of BMC.

09-17-2009 01:41:41 | More by alleykatking
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BeerSingh

India

3.15/5  rDev -7.4%

Poured from the 12 oz bottle into a pilsner glass. Big orange hue with ample cloudiness evident. Not much activity on frothing and no lacing or very faint lacing happening. Smelt outrightly of wheat and citrus - very close to a Hoe. The taste was very funny though - lots of wheat and coriander finishing off with a distinctive bitter note, unlike a wit. Mouthfeel was medium and averagely carbonated. I would not outrightly recommend this one, there are definitely more drinkable wits out there.

09-15-2009 20:57:04 | More by BeerSingh
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nomomentwasted

Oregon

3.23/5  rDev -5%

Had this out of a bottle last night at a party. About as good as you can do when you don't bring your own beer, and I was almost surprised to see something this "nice" there.

Appearance: Pours an orange-yellow hue that has a very frothy, white head, but low body yields hardly any lacing whatsoever.

Smell: Strange. Touch of citrus with almost a sour not to it as well. Clove, alspice, and orange are there with light hoppy texture, but nothing too appealing about it, as there was a slightly metallic back-end as well.

Taste: Slight sourness accompanies a spiced-orange taste that the metallic nature only sort-of faded from. Spice is mild but present, with the wheat character just poking through, but it's very mild in general. Nothing really all that much more pulls me in, it's just light and is what it is and ain't what it ain't.

Mouthfeel: Average. Macro-style overcarbonation and with hints of sourness and little bitterness. Not awful, just not great.

Drinkability: I mean, it's not hard to drink a lot of this. It's light, and on a hot day with some food, it's easy to go down. Even though it was another scorcher last night, can't say this really hit the spot, either. It's a macro beer in a nice dress, with a bit more character than Coors, however. I really do find this to be transition beer, as those who order and buy it tend to think they want something more than BMC, but don't really know where to go from there. For that, I've respected Blue Moon and salute it for what it is, it's just really not something I'd ever pick to buy as a mainstay to the fridge.

09-06-2009 15:37:51 | More by nomomentwasted
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nickd717

California

3/5  rDev -11.8%

This beer is the absolute definition of "average." Nothing is offensive, nothing is particularly good. It's a shame that the mainstream thinks of this when they think of American craft, but oh well. The name is fitting because I'll only drink this once in a blue moon, when nothing else is available but the standard BMCs.

A - Hazy golden-orange with a small fizzy white head. Sometimes an orange slice ends up on top of this whether you like it or not.

S - Wheat, grain, orange peel, and mild spices.

T - Not too exciting. Rough wheat, pale malt, grain, breadiness, orange, and coriander. Fairly bland. An orange slice actually adds to this because there's not too much flavor in it. Belgian wit this is not.

M - Light-to-medium body. A little harsh for the style, but not too bad.

D - While the style itself tends to be pretty drinkable due to how light it is, this beer does not fare too well in comparison to others in the style. The roughness of the wheat actually hinders the drinkability a bit.

09-04-2009 18:16:51 | More by nickd717
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Kooz

New York

3.53/5  rDev +3.8%

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Cloudy orange/yellow; not fair to say "rust" but a watered down "rust" color.

Smell - Yeast and orange.

Taste - Citrus, not orange per se, but citrus. Somewhat sweet, but not overly so. Wheaty.

Mouthfeel - Creamy, surprisingly.

Drinkability - Great "hot summer night" beer.

This is far from the best beer out there, but it's good. I wonder how different people's ratings would be if this wasn't a Coors product suffering from anti-big-brewery bias. It's better than (though not as subtle as) Hoegaarden, which is probably the most popular beer of this type.

08-31-2009 16:39:00 | More by Kooz
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PartyBear

United Kingdom (England)

1.5/5  rDev -55.9%

Appearance: Cloudy straw colour with a big white head. Heavily carbonated.

Aroma: Grainy wheat aromas. Subtle orange, with a citrus twist of lemon.

Taste: Unusual taste. There is a creamy maltiness, in which the oats used in the mix are noticeable. I swear I can taste slightly off milk in there. Really not impressed with the flavours at all.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, fizzy, and not right.

Drinkability: Do not try this, one of the worst things I have tasted for a long time, if not, ever. It doesn't taste like beer. Couldn't actually finish it!

08-28-2009 19:50:12 | More by PartyBear
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scottyshades

Florida

3.13/5  rDev -7.9%

A: Pours a hazy orange/copper color that produces a big fluffy monster that actually looks like it is carbonated properly! Although the cap does not retain well or leave any lacing.

S: Spicy nose, orange peel, coriander, lemon peel, sweet malts, and some slight yeastiness

T: Copy of the nose. Spicy/yeasty enough to be called a wit, but really watery and rough. Very fruity.

MF/D: Better offering from Coors for sure. Light in body, long fruity (orange) finish. A little rough around the edges

08-28-2009 17:40:41 | More by scottyshades
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Psyopticon

California

3.83/5  rDev +12.6%

Poured into regular household glass.

Appearance - A foggy orange tint to it. Short head that went away moderately quick. Little carbonation.

Smell - All I could really smell was citrus. My nose isn't that good.

Taste - Orange/Citrus was pretty much the strong flavor that I got out of it. A good taste.

Mouthfeel - It was alright. Not alot of carbonation or anything.

Drinkability - I like this beer from time to time, but one is about all I can take. Could probably go well for a nice summer day barbecue or something.

08-28-2009 06:42:58 | More by Psyopticon
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rodney45

New York

2.3/5  rDev -32.4%

A: The color of a pine dinner table bought at ikea for 79 dollars.

S: It smells like a orange bread basket. Im not saying it doesnt smell like a beer, it just doesnt smell like a good beer.

T: Orange peel and wheat, like expected. No complexity, and lacks any sort of depth

M: dry yet drinkable.

O: My initial review of this beer was negative. In hindsight it was probably a bad batch or something... Its not an awful example of the style

08-27-2009 04:58:40 | More by rodney45
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BeerskiBrewski61

Tennessee

2/5  rDev -41.2%

I didn't like how it looked when I held it up to the light, it looked cloudy. The form head didn't last, the taste was less than impressive.
My brother left two bottles in my fridge so I decided to drink them and review them at the same time. I can say this much; I will never buy this product.
Hell; I don't even like the label on the bottle. I am so NOT impressed by this beer that I am shocked that so many people rated this beer at least a B.

08-21-2009 20:36:01 | More by BeerskiBrewski61
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chickencoop

California

3.85/5  rDev +13.2%

A - vary pale straw to a light gold color with a bit of orange. It is very cloudy which gives it a bit of a milky-yellow appearance. It has a thick head, probaly from being unfiltered.
S & T - Sweetness taste from orange to grapfruit, and dominated by coriander.
M & D - medium bodied and smooth. These are very drinkable and go down real easy, sometimes like your not even drinking beer...is that good?

08-20-2009 19:10:59 | More by chickencoop
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PreacherBrewer

Virginia

3.6/5  rDev +5.9%

A - Pours a nice glowing orange color with a generous 2.5 finger off-white head. looks refreshing and inviting.

S - The nose is dominated by orange peel. doughy and yeasty notes are there too. not too much going on in the nose but nothing is off or offensive at all.

T&M - Taste's of fresh orange peel, bread dough, citrus flavors, wheat, cooked grain, etc. Mouthfeel is moderate. Quite filling, yet light enough to have a few.

D - This one of the best mass produced beers on the market. It's solid, and tasty. It's not amazingly complex or anything, but what flavors are there are solid. I enjoy this beer often when in situations where only macros are available. great summer brew, or go-to in those macro only situations.

I'll have another...

08-17-2009 16:40:13 | More by PreacherBrewer
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DeeMented

Wisconsin

4.08/5  rDev +20%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into the frosted pint glass given to me by the Applebee's hostess. I declined the orange slice.

The beer poured a hazy orange color, with a thin white head that didn't stick around very long. There was no lacing. When held to the light (after the ice on the side of the glass melted) it looked like thin, unpulped, carbonated orange juice.

Oranges were the dominant smell. I tried to get more, but I couldn't find anything other than oranges and citrus.

The mouthfeel was kind of medium; not overly carbonated, not overly watery.

Once it warmed up, the taste was oranges and citrus, with a little bit of spice to it. The finish was crisp, and lingered for a while.

Overall, a pretty tasty, very easy to drink beer, that seems to take a bashing just because it's brewed in Golden, Colorado.

08-15-2009 23:16:34 | More by DeeMented
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vegantreats

Hawaii

3.08/5  rDev -9.4%

This beer poured an interesting dark yellow, and had a distinct sweet citric aroma. This beer has a mild citric taste which is nice, the problem is many bars will place an orange wedge on the glass which completely throws off the balance of the beer. Therefore, be warned, and ask for the beer straight out of the tap. On this occasion however, I bought a 22oz bottle which my wife and I shared which we both enjoyed. When I was in college I really liked this beer because it was flavorful without being overpowering and I could have several without feeling too full.

08-14-2009 05:24:39 | More by vegantreats
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Flightoficarus

Washington

4.1/5  rDev +20.6%

Serving type - on tap

Appearance - A golden orange, cloudy color with a mild white foam head.

Smell - Orange peel, coriander, wheat.

Taste - Same as the smell would suggest, but overall, the orange flavor is dominant, perhaps a bit more so than other witbiers I've had. A slice of orange balances out a slight sourness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, crisp, and refreshing. Nothing offensive here.

Drinkability - Pretty good drinkability, but not quite outstanding

Overall, a solid Witbier, ironically brought to us by Coors. I prefer Hoegaarden and other micro Wit's I've had, but this is a great go-to beer all around (and a cheaper alternative to the aforementioned beer)

08-13-2009 07:08:51 | More by Flightoficarus
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martysullivan42

Ohio

3.65/5  rDev +7.4%

Golden Color, mildly fruity flavor, though I didn't really detect as much of one as I had initially anticipated. Decent carbonation, no complaints there. Nothing really distinguishes it from other wheat beers however. I certainly enjoyed drinking it, but it didn't really rock my world.

08-10-2009 04:52:59 | More by martysullivan42
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PaleAlien2

Nebraska

3.15/5  rDev -7.4%

Cloudy, almost milky, golden orange. Two-finger head quickly disapeared. Very little lacing.

Strong lemon scent with hints of grass or straw.

Kind of a fruity, grassy flavor. Has kind of a dull flavor in the finish I find unappealing.

Seems quite watery. Very little carbonation.

08-10-2009 00:49:14 | More by PaleAlien2
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porter17

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +25%

A very good brew that even your average Joe can appreciate. Enjoy it with a slice of Orange or without, it's a great summer beer and is one of my favorite "go to" beers. I was extremely depressed to hear that it is a product being sold by Coors but, despite this, I will continue to enjoy it. Hey, maybe it'll put the "silver bullet" out to pasture forever.

08-10-2009 00:30:44 | More by porter17
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Buschyfor3

Kentucky

3.35/5  rDev -1.5%

16oz draft specials at the Dutch Tavern in Louisville, KY.

A: Cloudy orange amber body with some golden highlights flashing through when held to light; the head is white, sticky and about a finger in depth.

S: Notes of sweet citrus fruitiness mixed with some light spiciness from coriander and cloves. Also that familiar musky wheat husk aroma is in the mix. This glass was served with the typicial orange slice on the rim which likely accentuates the citrus notes in the beer, making the orange/tangerine aromas seem more prominent in the overall profile. Without the fresh orange slice on the rim, it seems like the nose is more muted - the fresh orange definitely improves the overall aroma, but that's peripheral to the beer itself.

T: Not bad with a good blend of citrus notes mingling with light, crisp wheat flavors and a dash of clove like spices. Flavors are light and crisp and fairly refreshing. Finish brings out more wheat-like flavors and just some residual, rind-like citrus notes that linger on the tongue.

M: Medium carbonation keeps this beer feeling lively on the palate; crisp all around.

D: Not hard to finish off a 16oz glass as the flavors are light and the alcohol is non-existent. Not the best witbier out there, but definitely not a bad alternative, especially since this beer can be found at any number of restaurants and dive bars

Decent for a macro witbier. Again, not the best by any means, but I'll settle for one at a restaurant or bar when nothing else looks good on the tap/bottle list.

08-09-2009 22:45:59 | More by Buschyfor3
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civilizedpsycho

Michigan

4/5  rDev +17.6%

Poured bottle into mug. No orange slice.

Appearance: Golden color that is slightly cloudy. Had a small head, but that's okay.

Smell: Strong sweet wheat smell. Nothing else that I could really notice in the aroma.

Taste: A nice strong wheat flavor with maybe a hint of coriander. Very smooth and refreshing.

Mouthfeel: A good body from the yeast, while not being too thick.

Drinkability: The perfect summer beer, and it would work pretty well any other time as well. A good drink.

08-09-2009 19:30:38 | More by civilizedpsycho
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bigdan908

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

I had this beer after pouring into a curved wheat beer type glass. As far as appearance goes, it poured nicely with about a half finger head. The color was a nice golden orange. I could definitely tell it was unfiltered and the carbonation was good. It smelled of oranges but I couldn't pick up any other smell, maybe some malt if I sniffed really hard. The taste was pretty good as far as a macro goes. Initial taste is full of orange and it exits with a malty taste in the mid palette and a rough almost alcohol taste in the back. This is a very drinkable beer especially on a hot afternoon. Very sessionable. Overall, this is a good, cheap, macro beer.

08-03-2009 03:18:07 | More by bigdan908
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VaTechHopHead


3.68/5  rDev +8.2%

A - Honey brown, completely unfiltered, zero head and lacing.

S - Nice refreshing smell full of oranges, lemons, and herbal spices. Very much on the citrus side and hardly any malts or bitterness.

T - Citrus flavors at first...mainly orange and it has hints of malted grains, but very light crystal grains. Has a bit of a tart/tinny aftertaste.

M/D - Light body with a little carbonation, would have like to tasted more. Very smooth and easy to drink and super refreshing.

08-03-2009 01:30:28 | More by VaTechHopHead
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.05/5  rDev -10.3%

Poured cloudy, deep golden in color with a slightly spicy/lemony aroma. Taste is rather simple with moderate body, soft and creamy with a slightly wheat twang. goes down smooth and leaves a refreshing aftertaste that lingers. It was an easy got to beer for lunch today since I was out and my liver is demolished from a massive session of barleywine.

08-03-2009 00:04:56 | More by barleywinefiend
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

3.38/5  rDev -0.6%

Had on tap at an Irish festival last night, it was this or Killians so... Had many times in the past but never put pen to paper as it were.

The beer is hazy orange color with a 1 finger head. The aroma is slight citrus, more orange than lemon, and some spices are noticeable as well, maybe a light dose of coriander. The taste is surprisingly nice, good yeasty esters and more of the spice, not as rich as Hoegaarden but then again not bad at all for a gateway wit. The body is heavy enough, the flavors are sweet overall, maybe not overly complex but you can tell it's a wit. Not bad at all, always easy to choose in a pinch.

08-02-2009 15:21:45 | More by TurdFurgison
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vishneda

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -2.1%

Bomber poured into a pint glass. The beer was not "past due" but I forgot to record the date.

Blue moon has a nice golden orange color. The head is similar to a traditional wit and sits as a thin, wispy layer of foam. The beer does not have a strong aroma, but there is something if you look for it. Most of what I smell is malt and green apple. I don't smell the spices.

The taste and feel of the beer are slightly above average. Up front the beer is sweet with the malt and grain flavors. Citrus is the the only dominant "spice" flavor, though coriander also in the mix. Hints of corn also filter in. In keeping with the style you don't notice the hops and the beer is not bitter even in the finish.

Blue Moon goes down easy but it feels like a light witbier. It just seems to be missing some substance.

I used to be a big fan of this beer and I think it could be a nice gateway for friends and family. In my mind, its one of the best macros out there and easily available all over the US. BAs who haven't tried it might well give it a shot -- especially if you are in a situation where options are limited.

(Review off of tasting notes dated July 19, 2009)

08-01-2009 14:21:25 | More by vishneda
Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 5,154 ratings.