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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

5,312 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 5,312
Reviews: 1,455
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 18.53%
Wants: 43
Gots: 606 | 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 Insomnicat
4.75/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Dark amber. A clear glass shows off the carbonation well. Not much head

S - Flowery with citrus tones

T - Same as the smell, but with a malty undertone

M - A bit heavier than water, doesnt coat the inside of the mouth and is very crisp.

D - Very drinkable. I could easily drink several of these in a night.

Insomnicat, Jul 24, 2010
Photo of JonnieC
3.23/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tastes a lot less like a macro than you'd expect. Golden and fairly cloudy. Strong flavor - there were strong citrus and floral flavors but it was less girly than I was lead to believe. Medium bodied and easy to drink although I didn't like the aftertaste.

JonnieC, Jul 23, 2010
Photo of 92jAKe47FS
4.33/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was the first beer that I had that really got me interested in trying different beers. When first poured it pours a hazy orange with a mediocre head that dissipates slowly and has mild lacing. The first thing you notice is the citrus and spices brewed in the beer. Not to hoppy and leaves a clean finish after each sip. This was my beer of choice every Sunday last season when the saints played.

92jAKe47FS, Jul 21, 2010
Photo of sunkistxsudafed
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A- orange and hazy. due to it's lack of filtering. thin head, which keeps longer than expected.

S- a good fruity yet wheaty smell. possibly oak notes(?).

T- with the 'traditional' orangle garnish added it is a smooth orangy beer with not too much carbonation or adjunct 'bitter-face- bite.

M- Gritty due to the yeast and wheat left in the brew, but is still smooth and pleasant.

D- very drinkable. a good session beer, for beer champs and novices alike. I really enjoy this beer on tap. I'll pass up a cerveza and a lot of IPA's to get this one with a meal.

sunkistxsudafed, Jul 21, 2010
Photo of newcastleme
3.1/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I regret that I never gave the beer the appreciation that it deserves. It's a delightful beer if you learn to appreciate it. I've enjoyed it with a number of dishes, but i prefer it with a strong tasting grilled chicken. I always use the signature orange peel to garnish.

newcastleme, Jul 20, 2010
Photo of SpdKilz
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a hazy golden into my SA Perfect Pint. About a finger of white head is achieved that quickly dissipates leaving decent lacing.

Smell - Citrus, peppery spices, coriander, wheat.

Taste - Similar to nose. Tastes like what you would expect a macro witbier to taste like. Not half bad, refreshing, but not something I'd pick up in the future.

Mouthfeel - Medium to light bodied. Decent carbonation.

Drinkability - Relatively so to be honest. Not a horrible beer - there are just so many others I'd rather drink.

SpdKilz, Jul 18, 2010
Photo of RAdragna
2.85/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Had this on a few occasions, both on tap and in a bottle.

A: Orange, very cloudy.

S: Had a pretty decent aroma through the wheat.

T: Thick, heavy taste. Malts are there, but not a lot of hops, if not none at all.

M: Still feel the thickness in my mouth after consuming.

D: As a once in a while beer, yes. However, there are a few things that you should know about it: never drink it without an orange garnish, never consume it by the keg or even buy a keg of it, and never use it to play beer pong. I realized that mistake after this past New Years.

RAdragna, Jul 12, 2010
Photo of vdread
2.53/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Blue Moon Belgian White pours a hazy dark yellow with a huge head.

smells initially of grain, with some wheat and coriander as well.
tastes of grainy, wheaty malt with orange peel and spices. not much depth or any reason to continue drinking.

mouthfeel watery, slightly dry.

not recommended. every bit of flavor that could be appreciated (wheat, coriander, orange(also...orange?)) is swallowed by the adjunct grainy flavor. a poor example of a belgian wit.

vdread, Jul 11, 2010
Photo of GNR4life2
4.5/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

pours a light orange color.. very hazy/cloudy.. head starts at thick head then settles slowly.. left some lacing..

smell: citrus(orange) and a small "spice" that would make you take a second smell in pleasure

taste: starts off with a spicy orange taste then finishes with a creamy spice. I like it.

Mouthfeel is good. Its nice and feels like a beer

This is a very good beer. But be careful. The flavor is addicting and for people with acid reflux like myself you will get sick if you have too many. I gotta say this beer is very good for sitting down with a meal or just sitting on the back porch on a hot summer night and getting drunk. it does the trick!

Serving type: bottle

GNR4life2, Jul 09, 2010
Photo of rtepiak
3.1/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

loved by the ladies of texas. with more of a kick than the gentleman's beer. a beer that is essentially just two quality of sweet wheat malt and orange peel. nothing to elaborate. not subtle either. not a bad beer. i just can't stand what its done to appreciating beer in the U.S. please no more oranges. it has a decent body though i'll give it that. have an allagash wit you'll never go back.

rtepiak, Jul 04, 2010
Photo of aval89
3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a light orange color.. very hazy/cloudy.. head starts at about a 1 finger head then settles slowly.. left minimal lacing..

smell: hints of citrus(orange peel), coriander, mild mild spice and wheat.. also lots of grain a bit metallic..

taste: starts off with coriander and hints of spice.. then you get the wheat and more graininess.. hints of orange peel here and there but nothing major.. maybe a tiny bit of yeast in there?? finishes semi dry..

mf is pretty nice.. smooth and creamy coating on the mouth.. medium bodied..

pretty good drinkability but i'd rather have something else of this style..

cheers!

aval89, Jul 01, 2010
Photo of philbertk
4.1/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Blue Moon Brewing Company Belgian White Belgian Style Wheat Ale. 5.2% ABV--10 IBU's. 1998 12 oz. Bottle. (3.0 / 5.0) Hazy deep straw golden color. Light spicy orange and coriander flavor and aroma. Body is thick for lightness. Finishes light and dry. Nice. Sampled 1/31/1999. 2001 12 oz. Bottle. (4.25 / 5.0) Hazy dark aged lemon orange juice color. Mild lace head. Spicy malty wheat coriander front. Tangy creamy malty mellow citrus yeast ester banana spicy hot wheat body. Smooth complex mild hop hot end. Sampled 10/29/2003. 2008 12 oz. 4.00% ABV--10 IBU's Bottle. (3.5 / 5.0) Foamy lacy white head. Light sediment. Cloudy thin bright white gold color. Mild Belgian coriander orange peel mild hop front. Mild wheat spice thin Belgian body. Refreshing weak coriander hop spice end. Very light but tastier than expected. Served Warm. Sampled In Brainard, Minnesota From WalMart 8/26/2008. 6-Pack $7.49. 2008-B 12 oz. 5.40% ABV--10 IBU's. Bottle. (3.5 / 5.0) Rich loose sediment. Foamy big mild lace white head. Cloudy lemon orange color. Mild wheat spice coriander orange peel mild hop front. Mild sweet mellow Belgian wheat body. Mild citrus orange peel hint mild hop end. Mellow refreshing bland Wit. Sampled 8/30/2008. 6-Pack $6.99. 2009 22 oz. 5.40% ABV 10 IBU Bottle. (4.25 / 5.0) Rich loose sediment. Fizzy flat mild white head. Cloudy bright orange color. Delicate smooth coriander orange peel mild hop fruit ester front. Crisp zesty refreshing mild creamy wheat malt mild coriander citrus body. Flat orange zest mild hot coriander end. OK. Sampled 8/12/2009. 2 @ $3.49. Blue Moon Brewing Company--Adolph J. Coors Brewing Company Belgian White--Belgian-Style Wheat Ale--A refreshing, unfiltered wheat ale brewed and spiced in the Belgian tradition for a uniquely complex taste & an uncommonly smooth finish--2010 12 oz. Bottle. 5.40% ABV. 10 IBU's? (4.0 / 5.0) Wit. Rich sediment. Big foamy mild lace quickly dissipating white head. Cloudy bright white lemon color. Spicy floral coriander orange peel zesty mild Belgian ester hop front. Tangy crisp orange citrus clean spicy wheat malt body. Refreshing clean citrus Wit end. Sampled 6/30/2010. 6-Pack $6.99.

philbertk, Jul 01, 2010
Photo of Shibs
3.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizen glass. Medium-light amber color.
Head was about 3/4"-1", and had a tint of yellow... Light, even lacing spots.

First aromas are of slight citrus peel and banana, with a hint of wheaty grass. Taste was crisp and mild, with a hoppy / lemony finish, and not much of a thick coated mouth feel (which i like). The carbonation was ample, and added to the crispness.

In terms of Belgian Whites, It's 4/5. Very good for an off the shelf case that's usually in stock.

Shibs, Jun 29, 2010
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy yellow with not much head an no lacing.

Smells of malt, spices, and honey. Not a real strong smell.

Tastes of very sweet malts, honey, spices, some citrus and a little wheat. The taste is pretty nice, somewhat similar to the smell, but the taste really jumps out, while the smell is kind of weak.

It feels good in your mouth, smooth and crisp, with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is better than average, but not outstanding. They do serve this in a casino that I frequent, and because of the small selection at the bar, I do wind up drinking quite a bit of this stuff. It's pretty good, even if it's not outstanding.

AlCaponeJunior, Jun 28, 2010
Photo of abecall98
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - pourned a copper orange. WhIte head pours nicely, but dissipates quickly.

S - smells of orange peel, sweet malt, and faint hop right at the end. A little too sweet.

T - starts off a little malty, hits of citrus. Finishes with some wheat flavors.

M - well carved, coats the mouth nicely. Wish it was a little more dry.

D - this is a beer I wouldn'tind having if there was no craft available. It's drinkable, not bad tasting, and offers a gateway for newcomers.

abecall98, Jun 27, 2010
Photo of AEK
3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into a Hoegaarden Witbier glass.
Coors take on a Belgian Witbier.

A. Cloudy ginger coloured with a white, loosely formed bubbly head that reduced to a thin covering on top of the beer.

S. Pepper and citrus with a hint of spiciness.

T. Peppery, citrusy, a slight orange taste along with a trace of some butteriness.

M. Medium bodied.

D. A good American version of a spiced Belgian Witbier. A lack of curacao in the taste leaves me preferring Hoegaarden's witbier.

AEK, Jun 27, 2010
Photo of BranfordBound
3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at Donahue's Seaside Grill in Madison. Served with an orange slice on the rim of the glass which was removed for the review.

Pours a fairly golden color with an apparent cloudiness, darker than most Belgian whites. One finger head recedes to a ring with barely any lacing and some carbonation.

Smell is pretty nice and fruity. Wheat with a definite fruity sweetness. Orange sticks out the most, but there is some other stuff like tropical fruits. Cloves missing.

Tastes ends very wheaty with a hint of adjunct, a little rough on the palate. There is a very prominant sweetness that is of orange and some hoppy grapefruit. Like the nose, typical witbier notes missing, no cloves or pepperiness.

Mouthfeel isn't bad, thin with only a little carbonation makes it ok, could use some more carbonation, though.

All in all it wasn't bad, fairly drinkable because of the sweetness and light consistency, but I won't buy it when other options are available. This beer is pretty much average and is one of the better offerings from Coors.

BranfordBound, Jun 19, 2010
Photo of Kaiser777
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- It is a cloudy, murky yellow, with very little head and no lace.

S- Picking up a light non hoppy smell that is not very inviteing.

T- No doudt a classic belgian taste with a dry after taste, nothing amazing but drinkable, was on sale at the resturant that I was eating at, so I got one not a huge fan but it sure beats the average watered down American Lagers everyone is used to drinking, there is a slight hint of citrus witha light aroma of wheat, with the crisp rocky mountain fresh water taste.

MF- Not bad, very little to no carbonation, very thick with a dry after taste, probally the best thing about this beer.

D- Not bad when it's on sale, but seriously it is drinkable not to heavy and enjoyable so to all the fellas and ladies skying down the rocky mountains crack open a Blue Moon and howl like a wolf our of breath.

Kaiser777, Jun 16, 2010
Photo of emmasdad
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy, hazy yellow/orange color, with a nice big rocky white head. Aromas of lemons and oranges and spicy wheat. Nicely carbonated, and very refreshing, with dominant flavors of zesty oranges. Nothing great or special, but a good canned beer for the summer.

emmasdad, Jun 16, 2010
Photo of JMad
3.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

The beer pours a cloudy orange color.

It smells of orange peel and coriander.

The beer tastes kind of weak, mostly like orange and wheat.

Goes down easy, tastes good but not really my thing. Good for a beginner beer drinker.

JMad, Jun 13, 2010
Photo of kneeland
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This pours a cloudy orange, almost seems unfiltered. Has a strong aroma of citrus and orange zest. Adding an orange slice is really not needed, but I guess the girls like the decoration.

It has a lot of flavor, but almost too much. If wheat were a fruit, this beer would be too fruity. I've never wanted more than one of these at a time. But it is a lovely beer to relax with.

kneeland, Jun 12, 2010
Photo of impending
3.1/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz into tulip. Cloudy pale orange color. Minimal head or lacing, fine bubble carbonation, thin mouth feel.

One of the sweetest aroma brews I know. Nose includes pineapple, which I'm expecting in the taste, mango, orange and coriander for spice. If someone said they accidentally spilled a drop of perfume into the mix I might believe you.

The fruits are in the taste but much more restrained than the nose led me to expect. The malt and spice are equally balanced - I don't know if there are any hops. Very mild finish.

All in all too mild unless that is what you are seeking. Good choice for a hot summer day. If brews had a gender this would be feminine.

cheers
jd

impending, Jun 05, 2010
Photo of jadpsu
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My daughter likes this one and left some in the fridge after a visit.

Pours hazy and cloudy golden with a slight amber hue. Great white head but it only provides average retention, however has great lacing.

Aroma: Just not much there, what is, is distant. Distant hops,and distant orange, lemon rind.

Creamy, sweet up front with a extra dry finish that includes a little citrus.. Light medium body.
Not a big fan of wheats, especially strong wheats, but I can handle this one.

Better than I expected.

jadpsu, Jun 04, 2010
Photo of rambojr03
3.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Having drank Blue Moon for numerous years (bottle), I was surprised to see it offered in a can. I thought there was no way I would enjoy the beer as much from a can as I do from a bottle or better yet on tap. Surprisingly, it was very good, and quite possibly better than from the bottle!

One thing I noticed immediately from first taste is how the beer had almost a watered down taste to it. Whether that had to do with how cold the can was (I was out golfing in 90 degree weather as I drank it) or how thirsty I was, I wasn't that impressed. After drinking my first one, and having a second, I enjoyed the beer much more. It didn't seem as carbonated from the can (which really surprised me), and I could really pick up the coriander and orange peel hints from the beer.

I'm willing to say that in regards to "Macro" beer companies (AB, Miller/Coors, etc.), Blue Moon might be the best beer I've ever had from a can.

rambojr03, Jun 02, 2010
Photo of soju6
2.9/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy orange with a moderate head that fades to a faint lace.

S: Has a light fruity & floral aroma.

T: Has a bit of spice & citrus but the sweetness seems to be a bit too much, not what I was expecting.

F: A light bodied beer, slightly refreshing and smooth.

D: Not sure if I could drink more than one due to the sweetness. This seems to be a trendy beer at the moment. Let's see where it is in 5 years. At least its a big step up from the Silver Bullet.

soju6, May 30, 2010
Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 5,312 ratings.