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Blue Moon Belgian White - Coors Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

5,492 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 5,492
Reviews: 1,466
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.88%
Wants: 48
Gots: 703 | 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 bpw28
2.8/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: It looks like clam juice. About a cloudy 3 on the SRM Chart. Head was finger high. No lacing at all.

Smell: Citrus, Wheat. Not much here.

Taste: Spice, a bit of citrus, a little bready, no hopness at all. It's sweet. The mouthfeel isn't bad, but not great. Alot of carb.

Final Thoughts: I came into this with an open mind. This on just doesn't cut it. There's better beer for the price they charge (8.99 for a 6.)

Food Pairing: Anything that would go with cola I guess. Pizza, wings, a sandwich. Bar food I suppose.

bpw28, May 22, 2011
Photo of blackcompg
3.63/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First off, I really like the label - the blue-cream logo against the brown bottle is eye-catching. Inverted the bottle and loosened the sediment to incorporate into the beer. Poured this into a 12 oz. beer glass.

When I first "screwed" the cap off, the smell from the bottle is citrus orange and coriander, with faint wheat.

Appearance - Poured a 2-finger just off-white head, flat, tiny bubbles that dissipated Very Quickly to an eggshell white cap just covering the surface of the beer, No lacing. Color is an opaque yellow-orange-apricot. When held to the light, creamy lite-orange & yellow hilites abound. A pretty good looking beer, especially for a macro-brew.

Smell - Citrus orange and coriander with faint wheat bread in the background, but these smells are somewhat muted, definitely not assertive. I like the smell, just enough to make the mouth water just a bit...

Taste - This is a pretty nice combination of citrus, orange, and coriander spiciness, with just a touch of breadiness...I'm picking up wheat bread, and some sour-dough too. No hop bitterness here at all, just a lingering slightly bitter citrus flavor with some sour, bready yeast flavors. I like this, not overly sweet at all, and pretty impressive for a macro-brew.

Mouthfeel - Slight creaminess and juicy. Tiny-bubble carbonation tingles the tongue nicely. Just enough citrus and spice to get the salivary glands going. Lingering flavors are semi-sweet orange peel, coriander and wheat. Really not a bad finish actually.

Overall - I must confess, I always have a few of these in my fridge. It is fairly inexpensive, available year-round, and very sessionable at 5.4%. When I go to Chili's, I always have 2-3 tall Blue Moons to wash down my meal. Not nearly as complex as many of the micro-brews that I prefer, but a good, solid, impressive macro-brew that is a few steps up from all of the "commercial beers" that you see on tv. A great go-to beer, and especially nice to throw back a few after house work or mowing the lawn. A good beer to have in the fridge, not so much for special occasions.

blackcompg, May 15, 2011
Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.08/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From tap into a pitcher then into a weizen glass.

Appearance - Big white head with great retention. Cloudy orange body.

Smell - Not much smell. Light slightly grassy with orange.

Taste - Little bland for a witbier.

Mouthfeel- Decent feel. Medium bodied.

Overall Drinkability - Pretty decent beer, pretty mediocre witbier.

ZenAgnostic, May 14, 2011
Photo of kflorence
2.78/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

In a can! Cool.

A: Pours a hazy, golden yellow in color with almost no head. Carbonation looks to be a little bit on the high side. Looks to be your typical wheat beer.

S: Smells of grains and citrus with some floral notes.

T: Tastes of grainy wheat, lemony citrus that floral note again. Probably a combination of hops and some kind of spice. Almost a bit soapy. Pretty simplistic and not much flair. No residual aftertaste, crisp.

M: Comes off a bit watery and overly carbonated, with a little bit of particulate matter. Surprisingly smooth, though.

O: Overall, nothing special here, though it's slightly better than your typical run-of-the-mill mass produced beer. Very drinkable and it isn't at all off-putting. With a nice price tag and its availability in a can, it is certainly not the worst option, but if you're looking for flavor or complexity, look elsewhere!

kflorence, May 14, 2011
Photo of Matt1516
2.93/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had no idea this was a Coor's product--which I think is probably the most complimentary thing that can be said for it.

Cloudy orange with small head when delivered to my table--served with an orange wedge.

Smelled citrusy and tasted full of citrus and floral notes. Mild finish with no aftertaste.

The Olive Garden server was convinced this was the vanguard of the microbrew revolution in South Florida but if it brings more people into the fold--why fight it?

A fair offering for the style and an appropriate party gift.

Matt1516, May 13, 2011
Photo of GeneralZod
3.88/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE
Pours to cloudy orange color with good head retention.

SMELL
Lack of a better description, it smells flowery.

TASTE
It definitely taste of floral. Probably some kind of clove.

MOUTHFEEL
Carbonated and a little gritty.

OVERALL
This is one of the better beers. One of my favorites.

GeneralZod, May 13, 2011
Photo of gabedivision
2.65/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap in the BWI airport.

Well, this poured a murky orange, cloudy ugly, no head, thin lace, not appetizing. Oh, and there was an orange in it, fun...The smell was of light citrus, oranges, earthy like dirt earthy. The taste was the same, light citrus, faint malts, earthy and grainy. Light bodied, easy to drink, comes off crisp. Overall, im not rating this based on where it was made, this just sucks. It tasted nothing like any witbier or Belgian white ive ever had. Not my cup of tea.

gabedivision, May 10, 2011
Photo of jodmike2000
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A. Beautiful cloudy orangish gold 1 finger of white foam
S. strong floral smell with a good citrus smell
T. strong floral taste with a sweet citrus follow up
M. foamy sweet feel medium carbonation leaves the mouth tasting and feeling good
O. very good summer time beer light with a refreshing feel, only problem its a little to sweet and about two is all i can handle.

jodmike2000, May 09, 2011
Photo of kevanb
3.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass, served with a blood orange garnish.

A: Burnt orange color, hints of amber, almost no head, with zero head retention.

S: Smells nice actually, clovey and some citrus (my orange came in after the review). Very pleasant light aroma.

T: Kinda bland on flavor, almost banana like (the orange really helps this beer). Not too bad, but VERY light on flavor.

M: A little too carbonated for me, but other than the bubbly texture, it goes down really smoothly, it's one saving grace.

O: It's not bad, not great, and its quite affordable and widely available since its a Coors beer. I certainly don't mind having this on draft at places with a poor beer menu.

kevanb, May 09, 2011
Photo of SgtStout
3.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a nice two or three fingers of eggshell coloured head. Good retention and lacing. The beer is a very hazy burnt orange.

There are aromas of orange, cloves and coriander, with some faint spice.

Taste is is predominantly orange, although there is a strong wheat taste and perhaps a little banana?

Overall I think this is a good, middle-of-the-road beer, highly drinkable. It's nothing special but I don't think it deserves all the criticisms that it gets just because it's by Coors.

SgtStout, May 06, 2011
Photo of OrangeAmps
3.48/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap (everywhere). On this particular day i had it at club Church in Boston. i used my free drink tickets.

appearance: orangy yellow pale in complexion. it has a nice head, imo. The head also retains fairly well.

smell: citrus, hops. But mostly wheat and yeast. Oh god, the yeast.

taste: again, all yeast. some bread, and slight citrus. Maybe thats because they jammed an orange peel in it. I dont think thats the way youre supposed to drink one of these, but i know thats the way it commonly served.

overall: its like a coors on crack. Its not so bad, especially for free. But nothing id go out of my way to buy.

OrangeAmps, May 06, 2011
Photo of ELN
2.55/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

I got a bomber of this at WalMart for about $2.50. I've seen this for years and never tried it because I heard it wasn't good. They started selling some bombers so here goes. :)

serving type: bottle
appearance: drinkin from the bottle. it has a nice inch of head that's it's retained from the 10 minutes it's been open.
smell: citrus, hops
taste: hops, some bread, slight citrus
mouthfeel: since coors makes this i'll say better and more "real beer like" than coors.
overall: i'm not really keen on the taste but it's cool to finally be able to try it. it's gonna be hard to finish this bomber since the taste is not that enticing. the logo on these blue moon bottles is pretty generic and ugly.

ELN, May 05, 2011
Photo of StaEva
3.18/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good well rounded, easy to drink refreshing beer. Light color with good head that dissipates by sip 2 or 3.

Classic wheaty, sitrus flavors with minimal hop bitterness going on and a subtle spice note from the invariably present coriander.

Good, affordable and surprisingly decent showing from Coors.

StaEva, May 02, 2011
Photo of mjpolzin
3.63/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

One of my favorite "average" summer time beers to drink; meaning I could polish off quite a few of them in a row during the hot summer months. There are beers that I like much more if I am really looking for something to wow me but if I am just looking for a nice, safe six pack to take to a ball game or over to a cook out, this is one I would choose.

Last time I had this, I had it on tap in a restaurant and I don't really care for the orange slice they put in it. I think it just gets in the way and I like the beer just fine by itself. Drinking it on tap though or in a glass, I love the cloudy, orangish look that it has to it. The taste is a mix of wheat and fruit and like I mentioned already, tastes much better in the summer!

mjpolzin, May 02, 2011
Photo of SisuPride
3.93/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I remember when this beer hit the streets - people loved that cute little orange slice they served it with. It really introduced the variety of beer to many of my friends. I love the appearance. My girlfriend once had me call Coors over the July 4th holiday because she didn't like the looks of the white sediment on the bottom of the bottle. Coors gave us the thumbs up to drink. Appearance is quite hearty. Pours with a small white head. For me this is a beer to compare other witbiers to. Not the best, nor the worst. The irony here is I drank this beer given to me by my friend "Porter"

SisuPride, May 01, 2011
Photo of Moontang
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a beer mug, with an orange slice, of all things.

Appearance: Quite yellow-orange and cloudy, almost no head.

Smell: Not a lot of smell to it, the orange got in the way of a proper sniff. Some grain notes, and citrus, but that last could be from the orange.

Mouthfeel: not that thick, and actually feels fuzzy, as odd as that sounds.

Taste: rather strong grain taste throughout, with hints of citrus. The carbonation is actually strong enough to impact the flavour, and the hops don't hit when they usually do.

Drinkability: it goes down easily, and tastes quite nice, especially in the heat. As I'm usually a fan of german beers, the citrus takes some getting used to.

Moontang, Apr 28, 2011
Photo of Jerone
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Cloudy golden yellow with a nice looking white spongy head and medium carbonation.

S - Wheat and orange.

T - Wheat with a background of orange, I don't taste any spices. Not a ton of flavor, but the flavor that is there is good.

M - Medium carbonation, light body.

O - Very easy to drink and tastes pretty good. If you're going to buy a beer from the macro's, this is a good pick.

Jerone, Apr 21, 2011
Photo of paulginva
3.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

APPEARANCE: Poured from a can, into a pint glass, this beer had a 1/2" frothy white head with virtually no lacing. What there was dissipated quickly. Carbonation was moderate and the body was a somewhat flat straw color. Just about what I expected.

AROMA: Light wheat, light orange and coriander spiciness.

TASTE: Moderate taste of wheat, light orange, coriander and spices. Not bad.

MOUTHFEEL: This beer had a light body, thin texture, and moderate carbonation. The initial flavor was a light sweetness which maintained throughout, building to a very light complimentary bitterness at the finish. There was no aftertaste. There was virtually no body lacing and what there was dissipated quickly.

DRINKABILITY: This beer surprised me. I'm as much of a Coors-hater as anyone but this beer wasn't bad at all. It would be a good introductory offering to someone wanting to learn more about craft beer. This is a good "middle of the summer beer" and it's easily repeatable all afternoon long.

paulginva, Apr 19, 2011
Photo of mk3
3.9/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Though not a big fan of Witbier, I actually kind of like it and during the summer will go through a few 6 packs.

I pour it into an average pilsener style glass and it has a cloudy golden color with a very white one finger head that disappears quickly.

It has that "sourish" smell that the style usually has.

Despite the sour smell, the beer doesn't taste as sour as the smell would have you believe.

This beer will always have a place in my fridge.(it's also my Brothers favorite beer)

mk3, Apr 19, 2011
Photo of brewerburgundy
3.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, weizen glass, best by September 5, 2011.

But for the quickly dissipating cream colored head, this looks the part of wheat beer. The color is golden and cloudy.

Sadly, this reminds me of the fruit loop sweetness that is Leinenkugel's Sunset Wheat. This is not quite as bad, more on the beery side. Coriander, wheat, Meyer lemon or orange peel, and fruit loops.

This style is really not one I favor. I do suppose this isn't a bad job on the style; all the elements of wheat, coriander, and citrus peel are in there. There is a chalky yeast element with a bit of sulfur or other mineral.

It doesn't feel cheap, or light. It has a familiar wheat mouthfeel, that whole grain weight on the tongue. Carbonation is ample.

I must conclude that Wit is just one of the few styles that I really do not care for. This isn't bad, but I'm not more likely to buy one of these or any other Wit over any kind of pale ale.

brewerburgundy, Apr 17, 2011
Photo of richkrull
3.7/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy amber orange color with a good amount of white head on it. Smells sweet, and wheaty. Taste is pretty darn good, sweet citrus flavor. Good light malt body with no hop character at all. Beer is very body and therefore went down smooth and easily. Pretty good tasting beer, easy to drink. Could put down a lot of these in a night.

richkrull, Apr 17, 2011
Photo of FanofHefe
3.65/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ahhh, Blue Moon - the famous craft offering from Coors which claims it is "Artfully Crafted" in their commercials. Nice play on words to make you think this is a craft beer. We shall see...

Have had many times in the past, but it has been a long while. This time, served on-tap in a pint glass. Hazy body that is somewhere between light orange and piss yellow in color. Nice fluffy white head that actually sticks around for a while. But, no lacing.

Very little going on in the aroma department. A little orange citrus, a little grainy wheat. Maybe an aggressive bottle pour would have stirred up more aroma than a gentle tap draining.

OK, I'm a little more impressed with the flavors. You definitely get the wheat and orange peel, but also some coriander and some typical witbier spice. Decently blended.

The mouthfeel is a little thin and highly carbonated, but not entirely inappropriate. Overall, this pour was better than my recollection and very decent. Can't imagine picking any other BMC product over this one, if nothing else is available.

FanofHefe, Apr 13, 2011
Photo of spinrsx
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz Bottle

Appearance - The beer pours murky amber/orange colour with a small size fizzy and frothy white head. I can't make out much carbonation due to the haziness and there isn't much lacing. The head lasted for only a few minutes.

Smell - Oranges, coriander, wheat, cloves

Taste & Mouth - The beer comes across as slightly watery and there is an average amount of carbonation. I can taste lots of oranges and lemon mixed with wheat and some coriander and cloves. It finishes with a citrusy and spicy aftertaste.

Drink - I preferred this beer on draft much more than the bottle. The draft seemed to taste better and it definitely looked much better in the glass. Still a decent beer that is suited for the warmer weather.

spinrsx, Apr 11, 2011
Photo of shwhat
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

look: creamy, opaque orange. thin head with absolutely no retention.

smell: first thing i notice is the orange soda type scent. very sweet smelling, a bit of spice detectable but not much else.

taste: light maltiness, almost no hop flavor. dominant citrus flavor, which tastes quite nice...well balanced with the flavor of the wheat. fruity yeast present.

feel: medium-ish body...more on the light side. decent carbonation. a bit creamy.

not really a fan of the orange slice pairing, but if you twist the peel over the glass (similar to the lemon twist in a martini) it helps bring out more of the orange in the beer. totally unnecessary, imo. i prefer it without the addition of fruit.

one of my fiancé's favorites, and a pretty decent go-to at restaurants with a less-than-adequate beer selection. this tends to be the "craft brew" at most places...along with sam adams boston lager.

shwhat, Apr 08, 2011
Photo of abrand
3.18/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16 ounce pour at hooters.. all they had and I denied the orange peel

Pours a hazy orange color with a two finger frothy head that retains. Decent carbonation. The pour on this is actually good.. but not much else is going on with this beer. Smell is somewhat musky and soapy but some fruits and earthy grains. Taste is nothing special. Pretty mellow flavor with some citrus fruits and wheat on the palate. Mouthfeel is thin and good carbonation from the tap. Overall this is decent. I always go to it if only macro's are available at restaurants/bars.

abrand, Apr 06, 2011
Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 5,492 ratings.