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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

5,475 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 5,475
Reviews: 1,464
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 18.82%
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 JesteR14
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A- Love the look of this beer, cloudy golden color with some hints of orange.

S- I always wish this beer had more of a smell, but you can smell wheat, orange and some classic Belgium smells.

T- Always love blue moon. Carbonation, smooth refreshing taste that has a perfect hint of orange and wheat. If you ever get one with a orange wedge, squeeze it and drop it in! Very tasty!

M- Mellow, smooth and refreshing.

D- Very nice. Love blue moon!

JesteR14, Mar 08, 2011
Photo of LazyL
3.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very murky golden straw with minimum head and no retention. The nose is totaly citrus orange with some nice spice, probably corriander. The taste is orange again and very prominent. The mouthfeel is dry but creamy. Overall a decent beer and on a sunny day should be ordered by the pitcher.

LazyL, Mar 07, 2011
Photo of jmvecchio1
3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

L - somewhat cloudy straw yellow/light orange, rocky white head that dissipates with light lacing.

S - Faint hints of lemon and orange peels, coriander, and light yeast

T - Smooth, creamy, citrus burst on the tongue. On the first taste you get malty sweetness and a pop of coriander. The finish is dry and very orange (even served without the orange slice).

M - Moderate mouthfeel

D - Easy drinking, well-balanced, very very sessionable. Great gateway beer for those getting into craft beers (even though Coors produces it).

jmvecchio1, Mar 05, 2011
Photo of polyester
3.85/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Short and sweet review: For a big macro brew, this is actually pretty good. It's not going to hold a candle to some brewed-by-monks authentic Belgian white or some hard to find local microbrew, but compared to the generic corn-flavored water you normally get from Coors/Bud/whomever it's a pleasant surprise.

Lately this has become my go to beer of choice in big chain restaurants with meager beer selections, for exactly that reason.

Easy to drink, pretty well balanced, not too heavy, and keeps me from having to drink Bud Lite (or, heaven forbid, go without). That's worth a point or two right there.

polyester, Mar 04, 2011
Photo of TheElusiveAlexT
2.58/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I drank one beer as is and one with an orange wedge, the orange wedge improved the taste of the beer, but the review (to be fair) is of the beer alone like all my others.

Appearance - A bubbly, fizzy, and murky off-amber color that looks orange. On all of the pours only one had a head that was a thin collar that vanished shortly later. No lacing left at the end. This beer is highly carbonated but not as bad as some other macros or a soda.

Smell - Big on wheat and orange. The orange is a rind and cider kind of smell with all the appropriate hints of spice.

Taste - Similar to the smell. It leaves a metallic aftertaste that fades away to the usual macro lemon-rind. This beer is also surprisingly sweet, not in the good or fruity kind of way but like it was brewed with a lot of sugar. The orange rind made it more palatable but it also made it like an bitter orange soda.

Mouthfeel - Fizzy and tangy similar to a flavored tonic water. Light bodied and a smooth drink. Sadly this is the beer's best quality.

Drinkability - Well, its smooth and light like I mentioned in the mouthfeel so it isn't hard to drink but why bother? This is the kind of by the fire in the winter-time beer to warm you up but its not that enjoyable even in that setting. I felt gassy in-between sips.

TheElusiveAlexT, Mar 03, 2011
Photo of TheGarvenator
4.18/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - pours into a murky orange color

S - smells of citris and a hint of lemon

T - Tastes like orange with wheat malts..

M - light carbonation and the orange peel leaves a zangy orange after taste

D - very drinkable, not too filling and not too light

A bar near my university has Blue Moon specials during their happy hour and Im one of many to par take because its such a delicious white ale. It is kinda of heavy alcohol wise and a couple will bring forth the buzz but its a good beer nonetheless..

TheGarvenator, Mar 03, 2011
Photo of JohnnyS17
4.1/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Orange, gold color. Very cloudy with bits of wheat particles floating around. About a quarter inch of head that dissipated into a thin film. Overall, it looks very delicious.

S - Sweet, wheaty smell. You can clearly smell an orangey smell. Could be a stronger smell.

T - The first thing that hits you is the orange taste with a wheat flow.

M - Light to medium light body. Very smooth, but a tad dry. Light carbonation.

D - I love blue moon and I think it is one of the perfect summer drinks. Great with a light dinner.

JohnnyS17, Mar 03, 2011
Photo of kevinv
3.08/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle dated May 23 2011 into a frosted mug.

A - Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a billowing 2 finger white head that fades to spotty lacing. Bubbly carbonation is visible.

S - Light aromas of orange and lemon zest. Large amounts of bread and grain. Very subtle overall.

T - The taste is grainy and slightly bready. Citrusy flavors seem to be fighting to get through. The beer was served to me in a frosted mug, so it may still be too cold. The light fruity flavors do develop as the beer warms, but they're still fairly subdued. The citrus has a flat taste. Slight peppery finish.

M - Medium mouthfeel with a generous carbonation. The fullness of the body was surprising.

D - Low ABV allows this beer to be highly drinkable, but the lack of flavors keeps it lower for me. Still an easy drinker and I would easily choose a Blue Moon over other BMC.

kevinv, Mar 02, 2011
Photo of HockeytownBrew
3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy yellowish-orange. Full finger length head that is a bit consistent, but fades eventually. Not too much lacing left behind.

S: Wheat and hints of citrus fruit, most notably banana and slight orange. Hints of spice present as well.

T: The coriander and orange zest make their presence felt, along with fresh wheat and a bit of hop bitterness.

M: Medium mouthfeel. Goes down nice and smooth.

D: Not a hard beer to drink a few of. This one's pretty nice.

Good brew. I'll be getting it again.

HockeytownBrew, Feb 27, 2011
Photo of mdunman
3.1/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy tan-amber with a full white head that disappears quickly without much linger.

S: Mostly malt, then a bit of sugar and some citrus

T: Light malt with some citrus and a very mild dryness at the end.

M: Light-medium body with good carbonation

Good beer, considering it's made by Coors. One of the better selections when you're at a small bar without much selection. Other than that, I wouldn't order many of these.

mdunman, Feb 27, 2011
Photo of zhanson88
3.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Blue Moon pours a hazy golden color with orange highlights. About a finger of white head forms, which reduces down to nothing.

Smell: Light wheat malt, orange peel and coriander.

Taste: Very similar to the smell. This really is a pretty tasty beer for what it is. Orange and coriander are present, along with some light breadiness/wheat malts.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: A bit over light bodied with quite a bit of carbonation, it still drinks fairly smoothly. Overall, this is a pretty decent drinkable beer, and I can lay partial credit here for getting me started on craft. That's about the extent of it though, this beer is about average or slightly above average.

zhanson88, Feb 26, 2011
Photo of chefhatt
3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When i poured this beer into a pint glass it has a very thin white head that went away very quickly and the body is a golden orange color. The aroma is light and citrus. The taste is like the smell of citrus and taste some wheat, and some spice on the back of the tongue. It has a average mouth feel and i think it is drinkable anytime of the year.

chefhatt, Feb 24, 2011
Photo of brunrn1
4.5/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

i went out for dinner last night and only had about 6 choices of beer to choose from. this being one of them. i tried one called la mon fondat? i think. it wasnt good so i chose this beer. i think ive had a change of heart with this beer. its actually really good. no need for an orange slice!!! smooth and no aftertaste!! with dinner it was surprisingly really good.

brunrn1, Feb 20, 2011
Photo of Looneybiz
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Pilsner glass and the appearence was a cloudy golden with about a half inch of head that disappeared very fast. In fact it was gone by the time i took my first sip.

The smell was great and you could definetely pick out the citrus aroma right away.

The taste is almost too subtle but you can get the citrus flavor a little bit but the wheat flavor is dominant but again very subtle.

I would drink it again as its very easy on the taste buds but it doesn't have enough flavor to make it better then the Pale Moon.

Looneybiz, Feb 18, 2011
Photo of madvermin
1.93/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured a very murky golden, with some fizzy head that, while voluminous, was gone soda-pop quick. Murky dark center looks like pulpy apple juice or something, plus some added bubbles rising to the surface.

Wheat and a tiny bit of orange candy in the nose.

Taste follows, with a decent amount of orange in the beginning to go with a wheaty malt taste. However, after these two specific flavors show up, everything fades quickly into a watery mess. Coriander pops up once or twice, but is so faint it may as well have never been there. Finish is decently oaty.

Mouthfeel isn't entirely bad, as it has a decent creamy texture initially, but that watery feel and taste just kills any buzz the beer had created previously. Drinkability was ok for a bit, but then quickly spiraled into a disaster. Nasty semi-yeast taste, combined with watery malt is just yucky in the aftertaste. I think the "belgian yeast" is hitting near the end, instead of spicing it up near the beginning, which is weird tasting in this case, as it accompanies water and nothing else. The orange also fades much too quickly considering it doesn't have much back up. Solid offering from Coors, but judged by craft, this one falls short.

madvermin, Feb 13, 2011
Photo of ronniebruner
3.23/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

First off, Im not much of a fan of gimmicky beers that are more often than not flavored with lime or oranges. This beer by itself pours a light orange, average carbonation, average head beer. It has a natural citrusy taste which is complimented by a nice citrusy aroma of orange peels and malty hops. This is becoming pretty popular for a reason. If you have not tried this brew yet, please do.

ronniebruner, Feb 13, 2011
Photo of metter98
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is cloudy yellowish orange in color and has a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a bright white head.
S: There are faint aromas of citrus in the nose.
T: Like the smell, the taste is very citrusy but is much stronger and has flavors of oranges and wheat. There are some hints of spices in the finish.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and has some refreshing properties.

metter98, Feb 11, 2011
Photo of boldcity2008
4.15/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: orange and lemon yellow color with a modest white head that leaves about 1" of lacing. Cloudy body, swirl the yeast and dump in, looks like a wit to me.

S: very wheat and malty. no hops detected. Lots of coriander, some citrus favors detected. Very fresh clean smell.

T: Lots of fresh crisp wheat and with orange and coriander notes, as one expects in a good wit. Some yeast, and no big hops after finish to overload the finish, a very good beer. You never taste the alcohol.

M: Medium body and moderate carbonation.

D: VERY Easy to drink - Just leave out the lime/orange. Very easy to drink more than 2 in a "session"

boldcity2008, Feb 08, 2011
Photo of greenmonstah
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle that was in my fridge for some reason. Poured into pint glass.

A - Yellow, cloudy. Very active carbonation. A thin white head is present.

S - Orange, wheat. The orange is a synthetic, detergent like smell. That said it still smells like orange and is a decent aroma.

T - Artificial orange sweetness and wheat. Below average, but not horrible. Absolutely the worst part of this beer.

M - Light body with active carbonation.

D - Can be a chore to drink at times, but the light body makes it quaffable and refreshing on a hot day.

I'd probably order a Bud if I were at a bar that considered this their 'craft brew.' Either that or just walk out. I consider this beer a nice bit of proof that you can't successfully brew the more intricate styles of beer if you only care about the bottom line. It's not a horrible beer, and I've reviewed to my tastes (which is what I try to do, for various reasons), but as far as the style goes, this is a very weak representation. I'll never buy this beer again, but I understand how people could like it. I just want to show them what a real Witbier tastes like!

greenmonstah, Feb 08, 2011
Photo of JohnFatAss
3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured this into my usual pint glass.
A cloudy pale orange color with a slightly off white head.

Smells of citrus come through.
Very smooth. Taste of wheat and orange are present.

I had a Blue Moon with a BBQ chicken wrap and, man, it was like the best drink I ever had.
It went down smooth and easy. I could not believe how good it was.

When I had the Blue Moon by itself, I was less impressed. It was still enjoyable, but not something I would want all the time.

Blue Moon when paired with the right food is an outstanding drink, but it is not something I would want for all occasions.

JohnFatAss, Feb 08, 2011
Photo of Groomsy
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a tall pilsner glass, I think this was a 23 oz. pour. I promptly removed the orange slice...

Appearance: Poured an almost opaque and cloudy golden/orange with a frothy one-finger head which dissipated to a light film and outer ring of foam. Very little lacing present, but plenty of strong carbonation bubbles consistently rise to the top of the beer. Eventually what you look at in the glass is just a goopy orange liquid, but it has a very nice unfiltered look and looks good in a tall pilsner glass.

Smell: Lots of citrus and orange peel, mostly. Very interesting and "springy," I guess. This smells like a good summer beer. A little bit of sweetness from the malt as well as some spiciness from the hops used in the beer as well as some hints of fresh wheat. It's a little tame and watered-down, but not bad by any means.

Taste: Citrus and orange flavors are what predominate in the beginning of the taste, followed by a sweep of wheat flavors and some mild spice from the hops used. Interesting, tangy, and very appropriate for bringing in the warmer seasons of the year, but I can't help but to feel like this is a watered-down version of a true witbier. It has a slightly "macro" aftertaste (you know what I mean), which bears evidence of its ownership by Coors, but it's not as nearly as pronounced as other beers they've produced.

Mouthfeel: Lots of carbonation prickles the tongue as the beer goes down and leaves a satisfying and drying finish, although the macro characteristics of the aftertaste also create a slightly foamy sensation in the mouth. Pretty average mouthfeel on the light side, but it's still crisp and snappy.

Drinkability: Eh, it's not bad. Not something that I would make a staple in my fridge, but it has some pretty interesting flavor to keep bringing me back.

This was my gateway beer, and I'm not ashamed to say that. This is by far the best offering that Coors has, and although I won't buy it on a regular basis, it's a decent effort to get the macro drinker to explore other styles, even if the advertising is rather deceitful.

Groomsy, Feb 03, 2011
Photo of sweett3k
3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This brew is the best beer Coors has ever brought to the table. I could see why Smokey had to smuggle this beer across the Mississippi. Yes I just spelled Mississippi while drinking. This beer looks like a golden wheat. Smells like fruity bananas and taste like a wheat beer . The staple of wheat beers. Bell's oberon kicks this beers into last week but you can drink a lot more Blue moon than Oberon. Trust Me!

sweett3k, Feb 02, 2011
Photo of kdawg105
4.72/5  rDev +38.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Really like this beer. It is only the second wheat brew I have had but I actually really like this one. It is gold in color but very cloudy. The smell is very nice with wheat and oats. The mouthfeel is great very even and smooth which gives it an superior drinkability!

kdawg105, Jan 31, 2011
Photo of birderbeerer
3.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Hazy orange, thin white head. Very cloudy.

Coriander is obvious in the aroma and so is the wheat sweetness.

Good witbier, spicy and sweet. Lacks the complexity or depth of flavor that many witbiers bring. Very light in taste but with a fairly creamy body. Still drinkable and decent. Nothing to seek out and nothing to avoid.

birderbeerer, Jan 30, 2011
Photo of Samp01
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy gold/orange with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus and lemon peel, some light hints of bannana, some sweet maltiness and light wheat notes. Taste is same as aroma. Palate is light to med body with nice carbonation and crisp mouthfeel. Finishes with some citrus flavors light sweet malt ending with some slight nutty notes. Overall a nice refreshing and easy drinking belgian.

Samp01, Jan 29, 2011
Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 5,475 ratings.