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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
77
okay

5,477 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 5,477
Reviews: 1,464
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.88%
Wants: 48
Gots: 693 | 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 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
Photo of Sudsy89
3.05/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle, chilled

Pours a cloudy, honey-orange color. Small white head that quickly dissipates. Has a pretty high level of carbonation, but looks flat and lifeless. Aroma is typical witbier, has wheat, orange peel and spice notes, not bad.

Taste is the same sweet citrus and wheat flavor, not very bitter. Mouthfeel is medium, a bit Decent, it's better than a macro lager but isn't very complex compared to the better Witbiers and Hefeweizens out there. Could be an intro to craft beer for BMC drinkers. I wouldn't buy it again since I can get beers I prefer, like Sam Adams', for the same price or less.

Sudsy89, Apr 01, 2011
Photo of GossageBrewery
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. This beer poured a cloudy orange color. It produced a white head. Head retention is below average. Minimal amount of lacing. The aroma was a balance of wheat, lemon and coriander. The beer was under carbonated and was light in body and was very smooth and sweet. The beer had a slight flavoring of citrus. This beer is okay. Its a good beer to introduce someone to craft beer. Granted Coors makes this beer, but I have to give credit where it's due, its not outstanding, but it is a fair representation of an Witbier.

GossageBrewery, Mar 25, 2011
Photo of engagechad
3.13/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This was purchased as a 12 pack that was left at my house - fresh - poured into a pint

Pours a hazy urine color (which isn't a bad thing really) and has absolutely no head (which is). No lacing either. Looks like soda.
Smells great, smells like sprite! really. It's nice
Tastes alright I guess, it's not terrible and it's drinkable. There is some mild spice and citrus zest flavors.
Mouthfeel is good starting out but as the brew warms its gets watery and stale feeling.

Overall - as most people know, this is a good "bring a brew to a party" beer as it is not an adjunct lager and it's a step off the beaten path, however.. I personally don't think I'd spend money on it because A: i dont really like it and B: If i were to expose other people to beer it wouldn't be with this..

Not terrible though

engagechad, Mar 24, 2011
Photo of wburch1967
2.4/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Wow, this used to be a favorite beer of mine. I got stuck at a bar with no craft and this was my best option. The ber is yellow ornage with an ok head. No lace. The smell was faint, bready, not offensive. the taste was really underwhelming, with funky, out of balnce flavors. Not very good.

wburch1967, Mar 21, 2011
Photo of bierguru
3.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer pours well and has a nice murky orange color, with a white head that dissipated quickly to a very thin lacing

S: There wasn't much of a smell to it at all, I had to take a few whiffs before I could get anything. This is the beers weakest quality, but there was a hint of citrus, yeast, and maybe hops.

T: It starts off with a nice orange and wheat flavor with a hint of spice, maybe coriander. The first taste really gets you going and as the taste develops well actually it really doesnt it keeps you wanting a little more

M:The mouth-feel on this beer is really good. It has a perfect amount of carbonation with a medium body.

D: Drinkability is right in the middle, not too light not too heavy. A good summer beer. Go with this if you are going to have 2 or 3.

bierguru, Mar 21, 2011
Photo of Meerkey
3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy, pale orange. Foamy white head.

S: Citrus, wheat, spices -cloves and coriander.

T: Wheat, spices (coriander) and orange. Finishes a little bitter.

M: Crisp and refreshing. Nice.

D: Good, nice progression of flavor. Refreshing, which is what I wanted right now.

Meerkey, Mar 20, 2011
Photo of TheYeagermeister
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tastes like a decent wheat to me, although I am horrified that it is brewed by Coors...am trying not to let that affect my review.

A--Beautiful, cloudy orange. Pours with a nice creamy head to start, but it has poor retention and very little lacing.

S--Faint citrus and wheat. Maybe some orange. Not too much going on here.

T--Starts with a subtle orange taste that paralells the smell. Also, a bready wheat breaks in with some sour notes. It has a complex, biscuity finish that leaves me sipping again to try to figure it out. Flavors that linger here seem to change and grow slightly more bitter with the aftertaste.

M--Between light and medium bodied, and very carbonated.

D--I have taken down four. Highly drinkable, if you ask me.

I can't seem to figure this one out. I keep sipping...maybe that's the problem. It tastes significantly different with different parts of the tongue and at different times of the sampling (ie, the initial taste vs. the aftertaste). It is definitely worth trying at least once for it's complexity and tasty wheatiness.

TheYeagermeister, Mar 20, 2011
Photo of blackcrow911
3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: An orange, straw colored beer.

S: Orange, sour citrus smell.

T: The orange taste stood out the most the last time I had it. It was very good.

M: Mouthfeel was average.

D: Very high, really easy to drink.

Although it was a lot better on-tap, as the taste really came out, and everything else about it was better. A nice beer to start people off with getting into the crafts.

blackcrow911, Mar 19, 2011
Photo of ne0m00re
1.98/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

03/17/11- Had a 12 oz bottle of this marked April 11, 2011.
A: Hazy golden with constant bubbles, good frothy cream head.
S: Metallic leafy hops, bready yeast, some banana, slightly rustic... OK, I'm not really enticed with this one.
T: Orange juice, artificial sweetener, funky bitterness like moldy hops, soap--like eating a bar of soap--weird... it lingers.
M: Starts off too mild, then goes spritzy frothy.
D: C'mon! This is a sad representative of a Witbier. Why is this a B average on this site?

ne0m00re, Mar 18, 2011
Photo of tbrown4
3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz -> glass mug. Have had this hundreds of times over the years. Used to be my go-to beer. Became more familiar with the style over the past 5 years. Why not review it now?

A - cloudy bright orange straw colored, white medium head, no lacing, moderate carb

S - sweet sour citrus aroma, mildy yeasty

T - herbal spice, creamy, tart citrus, mild bitter citrus finish

M - medium to medium-heavy bodied, significant carb pop, syrupy

O - very average representation of the style. There are far better wits out there, but this one is everywhere. Id get this again if it was the best thing available. Full flavored, kind of heavy on the palate. It feels and tastes under-developed and somewhat cheap.

tbrown4, Mar 18, 2011
Photo of shaunivan
4.45/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I've had this beer out of a bottle and on tap, and like most beers, tap is definitely the better option, though it is certainly not bad out of the bottle.

The first time I had this beer a glass that was handed to me containing what I thought was a ridiculously orange looking Shiner Hefeweizen. Murky, orangish color.

As I took a sip the smell and then the taste of the beer hit me, and I was positive I'd discovered something infinitely better than a shiner hefe. Has a citrus oriented smell to it with something else.

Tastes brilliant. The balance between bitterness, sweetness, the fruitiness and the carbonation is spectacular. A tad bit of something resembling orange and something else in there, coming together beautifully.

Fairly drinkable. Not too heavy, not too light, wonderful when its warm out. Understandably, I'm probably incredibly biased because I love this style of beer.

shaunivan, Mar 17, 2011
Photo of andyg2smooth
3.65/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer pours well and has a nice murky orange color, with a white head that dissipated quickly to almost nothing. I didn't notice any sediment or much yeast.



S: There wasn't much of a smell to it at all, I had to take a few whiffs before I could get anything. This is the beers weakest quality, but there was a hint of citrus.



T: It starts off with a nice orange and wheat flavor with a hint of spice, maybe coriander. Their wasn't much to the finish though, and the aftertaste was the biggest flaw. It starts off with a lot of hope, but it never quite gets there.



M:The mouth-feel on this beer is really good. It has a perfect amount of carbonation with a medium body.



D: Drinkability is right in the middle, not too light not too heavy. A good summer beer. Go with this if you are going to have 2 or 3. I had 2 glasses and had quite a nice buzz before the end of the second glasses.



Overall it's a pretty good beer. I liked the color, smoothness and the taste. It was the aftertaste that I liked the least. I was surprised to see it was made by the Coors Company. Much better than their other beers. A little overpriced.

andyg2smooth, Mar 16, 2011
Photo of notchucknorris
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Cloudy light orange in color with no head whatsoever.

S: Wheaty and a little citrusy.

T: Of all the mass-produced beer out there, this is one of the better ones. It's easy to drink, but it's also got a bit more flavor to it than a lot of the other stuff out there. There's not a ton of flavor here, but there's some wheat, a little lemony citrus twang, and some yeast thrown in. I still think it's funny that they threw ads for this during "Brewmasters." Nice try, guys.

notchucknorris, Mar 15, 2011
Photo of drewy813
4.33/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Color is orange amber. Beautiful color. White, medium head that fades quickly. Left little lacing.

Smell is wheat and citrus, orange mostly, little lemon. What is subtle but adds interest.

Taste is exceptional in my opinion. As someone who enjoys witbeirs and weizens this is one of my favorites. The malty, wheaty, orangey, coriandery flavors meld for a great tasting beer that's great for an after dinner drink.

Mouthfeel is above average. While the carbonation is acceptable, the flavors lose their cohesiveness as the beer warms and it feels flat on my palate.

Drinkability is high. I could probably finish a 6 pack on my own with no problem.

drewy813, Mar 15, 2011
Photo of brewmandan
2.78/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

cloudy wheat beer. aromas are high on the citrus, especially the orange. same goes for the taste, lots of citrus/orange. this one has alot more orange taste then what i prefer in a wheat. still a refreshing wheat to drink while eating seafood. drinkability for me may be slightly below the average side because of it's high orange taste, but it's still a good one to have with seafood.

brewmandan, Mar 13, 2011
Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 5,477 ratings.