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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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4,847 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,847
Reviews: 1,432
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 18.53%
Wants: 32
Gots: 339 | 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 inbeertruth


3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A great beer, though I was taken aback to find that it is from the Coors Co.! Had this on tap at Texas Land & Cattle in Austin, TX.

Served to me with a lovely frothy head, golden blond clouded with yeast or fruit particles. It has a nice citrusy aroma, with hints of lemon and orange.

The taste was an explosion of citrus and wheat, with a delicate, peachy sweet finish. Little hops in this beer.

The mouth feel has no carbonation, and you can definitely taste the dregs, but they are not uninviting. While people prefer to have this with a slice of orange, I prefer nothing. If I must have fruit, I would suggest a slice of blood orange to cut the sourness.

Overall, this is a fine little blond lady. I’d suggest it to anyone who wants to try an American attempt at witbier.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2007 21:37:22 | More by inbeertruth
Photo of Monkeyknife


3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle a very light and hazy light yellow with a creamy white head and lots of little floaties in the glass. Lacing was light.

Smells of lemon, orange, and cloves. Very nice.

The citrus (orange and lemon) really stand out but the wheat and the spice help balance out the experience.

Light bodied with a light carbonation.

This is a nice beer for the summer season. Very drinkable and enjoyable. I also like to swish the bottle to make sure I get all of the goodness in my glass.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2007 01:41:42 | More by Monkeyknife
Photo of biggmike


3.1/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pretty good beer. Kind of a poor man’s Hoegaarden. Pours a cloudy golden color with decent head that it doesnt retain. Aroma is kind of weak. Flavor is a bit citrusy, but also tastes of spice. Mouthfeel is good and the amount of carbonation seems to be good. Probably the best Coors/Molson beer I’ve had. Very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2007 05:45:31 | More by biggmike
Photo of zerofear13

New York

3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pretty much available anywhere. I’m pretty amazed that they pack 12 cases, because for a quality product, you don’t usually see more than 6, but then again it is Coors Brewing Co. Attractive bottle and a cloudy, murky color with nice head. The smell is big on citrus and light on hops, and that will be very apparent and reaffirmed upon the first sip. Light, smooth ale with pretty strong citrus hints. Light, but leaves a pretty sticky taste in your mouth after a while. Overall, I could easily drink these all night. Compared to the other widely available beers, this beer is the king.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2007 01:27:51 | More by zerofear13
Photo of jar2574


3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I've seen this beer served with slices of orange at bars. I prefer my beer without added fruit though, so we'll have it straight up.

Cloudy golden color, poured from the bottle. Decent head. Low carbonation. A touch of spices, cloves in the smell.

Taste is watered down, unfortunately. The beer has the consistency of dish water, and the lacing is eerily reminiscent of soap, honestly.

That said, this is an OK beer. I don't like the appearance or the mouthfeel, but the taste is ok, and that's the most important part. A decent wheat beer taste, with a touch of lemon. Can't complain too much about that.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2007 23:33:13 | More by jar2574
Photo of OKCNittany


3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Hazy gold body, initial 1" white head quicky reducted to 1/4" & then stuck around for the entire glass. Left a little lacing.

S: Clean aroma of lemon/lemon zest and a little spice.

T: An odd combination of lemon and macro with a hint of coriander. I like lemon and the tartness saved this from being something I didn't like. However, while it started as pleasant hints of lemon, the tartness seemed to increase & take over the glass - by the end that's all I tasted.

M: Light to medium body, slightly below average carbonation - almost a smooth mouthfeel except for the puckering finish.

D: The puckering finish cuts into the drinkability as well. Decent enough flavor, but I think I'd rather just drink lemonade.

Serving type: on-tap

08-05-2007 14:13:30 | More by OKCNittany
Photo of hustlesworth


3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

goodbye hops, hello coriander!

i am definitely NOT using an orange slice. EVER. made sure to leave a lil bit in the bottle to swirl up the yeast and get all of it into the 16oz mega-pilsner glass.

A- 2 1/2in of white swiss cheese-like head above a beautiful opaque honey colored brew. there seems to be a column of orange that goes down the middle and is flanked on both sides by a golden yellow hue. nice. the foam settles quickly to 1/4in with a pattern that looks exactly, i repeat EXACTLY like the freakin moon. not the one on the bottle, but the REAL moon. no exaggeration. this must be a coincidence, but i looked up a pic of the moon online and compared the two...it gives me the heebie jeebies.

S- orange and coriander forst and foremost, lemon zest, clove, coconut, nutmeg, wheat, oatmeal.

T- total orange peel and coriander, just as the label says. a lil lemon and hay in the background followed by a crisp, refreshing wheat-grain and definitely yeasty aftertaste.

MF- fruit juice consistency and slightly dry with a slickness that pulls it down. good carbonation makes a slightly sour finish.

D- feels heavy due to the yeast content, yet light on the palate and relatively easy to consume. it's all the rage now in ohio, and it's a good witbier despite its coors lineage, but it has that macro taste, and i'd prefer a hoegaarden or hefeweizen to get my wheat fix any day.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2007 17:20:33 | More by hustlesworth
Photo of Bugsey

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the only Coors product I've bought in years, and it's damn good. Especially for summertime. I finished off three the other night and was disappointed my friend had finished the others.

The beer is slightly cloudy, with a light fruity smell. But what really got me was the taste and mouthfeel. It has some light fruitiness, but more importantly, it has a great malt balance. The label says it is a Belgian style ale, and the maltiness reminded me of that.

Great summer beer!

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2007 14:32:23 | More by Bugsey
Photo of dustylong


3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy copper color with a decent head, retention, and some lacing (poured from a bottle into a pint glass). Very sweet smelling, with strong aromas of orange and coriander. Has a very sweet, citrusy flavor to it. Orange pool, coriander, and wheat flavors stand out. Medium body, not difficult to drink at all, especially with the nice, sweet flavor this beer has. Overall, a decent tasting beer, especially considering its produced by Coors. Definitely a good beer to get your friends that aren't into the craft-brew scene interested in it.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2007 02:45:11 | More by dustylong
Photo of wagenvolks


3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Ahh...Blue Moon, perhaps the single most cited "gateway" beer, ushering many of the swill-drinking masses into the land of superior beer.

The bottle pours an ale with a hazy, orange-golden color, a lively carbonation level, and a 1" thick, white head. There's no lacing, but the head is well retained. Some scattered yeast particles swirl aimlessly at the bottom of the pint glass. The aroma has a nice, spicey yeast note paired with citrus fruit and a sweet, sugary presence. Some banana and tropical fruits are in there as well.

The taste is light, with some spice, wheat, citrus fruit, and orange peel. Mouthfeel-wise, Blue Moon is very refreshing, but not much else. Medium-bodied, good carbonation, and no aftertaste despite the yeasty kick. Bottom line: not only is this a great beer to introduce others into the world of great beer, but (surprise, surprise!) it's a great beer, especially in the summer. Never will I turn a Blue Moon down.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2007 20:52:48 | More by wagenvolks
Photo of nortmand


3.03/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours golden and cloudy with an uncharacteristically wimpy head.

Some faint spice aromas. Also some grassiness there.

Sweet tasting, with a bit of spiciness. Some decent yeast maltiness in the aftertaste.

Medium body, not real drinkable, wouldn't want to session a beer like this.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2007 22:55:12 | More by nortmand
Photo of guinnessfan


3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served at Rosie's East End in Hummelstown, PA.

A: Cloudy copper/orange pour, with a pillowy head. Okay retention, but with minimal lacing.

S: Mild citrus and spice, nothing too exciting.

T: Normal citrus and spice flavors, tastes better than it smells. Impressive for a Coors product.

M: Smooth and refreshing, slightly crisp. The carbonation bubbles flowed the duration of the beer.

D: Good flavor, not too filling, refreshing on a summer eve on the deck.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2007 01:15:23 | More by guinnessfan
Photo of dacrza1

New Jersey

3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into a weizen glass... appropriately large weizen head on a sediment-rich brownish-orange body...citrus aroma with a slight grassiness...sourness and a bit of fizziness on the tongue...smooth, crisp, watery(?) with a slight malt aftertaste... a perfect summer brew and a good mainstream introduction to the unfiltered world of weizens... more complex beers are out there than this American attempt...

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2007 01:48:18 | More by dacrza1
Photo of RonfromJersey

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very hazy, even cloudy, dull yellowish orange body. Plenty of carbonation. Off white snowball head with largish bubbles and lots of "snap, crackle, pop".

Aroma ? Basically none. I've had water with stronger scent. Extremely mild scent of spice/pepper.

Light wheaty beginning to the taste. Bit of spice/pepper gently builds, peaks at the swallow, and a slight spice aftertaste. Dollop of lemon at the swallow. Additional wheat twang at the finish which cleans things up a bit.

Pleasant soft light airy mouthfeel. Easy drinkability.

An inoffensive hot weather quaffer, but I'd go with Hoegarrden instead (and did during a sweltering hot picnic/party).

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2007 22:10:28 | More by RonfromJersey
Photo of Maerzen


2.83/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle. Cloudy orange/gold in appearance with good head that faded down to a permanent 1/8th inch. Hint of citrus and vanilla in the nose but very faint. I wish there were a little more here. The taste is muted. Can't really pin it down as it is ... I don't know. There really isn't much taste. It's not bad at all, it's just doesn't seem to want to offend. The mouthfeel is nice. A little carbonation up front that becomes creamy. Very drinkable if you want generic.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2007 05:27:44 | More by Maerzen
Photo of casadebia


4.03/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer seems to be the American domestic of witbier, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. First of all this beer can be found in many different places and definitly trumps it's usual neighbors of coors light and bud light. In terms of being a witbier, Blue Moon comes off not as cloudy as others but maintains the classic spices and orange peel aroma and flavors that make up this style. It is somewhat cloudy with a tint of orange to it and a crisp head. This is not the feel of a traditional witbier on the tongue, but it does somehow retain a smoothness despite it lacking in body. It tastes of spices and orange peels followed by a malty finish. Some aspects of this beer really speak typical domestic, but for some reason this actually works for this beer since it retains some aspects of a white beer. Blue Moon is worth a try and has become my saving beer in many typical restraunts.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2007 17:01:24 | More by casadebia
Photo of jcdiflorio

West Virginia

3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a tall Blue Moon wheat glass from a 12oz brown bottle with a twist -off cap that made a loud hiss when opened.

Cloudy,orangy color,tall white head dissapated quickly to a coating soda like bubbles make up the head. Decent carbination constiant streams of bubbles racing to the surface. Very slight lacing almost non exsistant.

Clean,breaddy wheat aroma,slightly spicy with a moderate orangy citrusy nose.

Very clean taste light wheat bread taste,light orangy citrus flavor with a slight peel edge. Some faint hints of corriander. No clove or bannana notes in the taste. A bit on the bland side taste wise.

Light,smooth,refreshing a slight tangyness. Had this beer on my draft system last summer when over big with a slice of orange in it. About the only beer I would add fruit to,it really helps this beer out.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2007 02:44:30 | More by jcdiflorio
Photo of Grundle20


3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The beer pours cloudy and tangerine in color. There's a decent sized white head that is pretty quick to fall and leaves no lacing.

The smell is oddly that of a citronella candle, there's really nothing else. Whatever individual scents there are come across as too much like a citronella candle for me distinguish them. This isn't entirely bad, I like the smell of citronella candles and I don't think it's a smell that really puts people off. The nose could use some more tartness and definition but it's not bad.

Taste and Mouthfeel:
Initially the beer will have you thinking it's going to drink smooth and full but then some stinging bitterness darts down on the sides of my tongue about mid drink. There's a strong presence of semi sweet orange rind and touches of apricot and coriander towards the back. Overall it feels a little forced and as if they're trying to ward off the tartness most likely because this beer wouldn't be as popular as it is if it really had that Belgian funk. Respectable given its distribution but it definitely cries of domestication to me which isn't always a bad thing. The finish leaves the orange flavors on the tongue which slowly meld in to apricot tones in the aftertaste.

Generally speaking this, Sam Adams, and Hoegarrden are my saving grace at most bars and they're all pretty drinkable. Decent flavor and a mild ABV make them pretty well suited for extended drinking with a minimal sacrifice to flavor.

Bottom Line:
I respect beers like Blue Moon quite a bit because the have lead many to beer geekdom. Not bad, not great.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2007 21:18:57 | More by Grundle20
Photo of geexploitation


2.78/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy, very light orange amber color with a head that holds a thin dusting over the liquid. Huge orange aroma, combined with sweet, honeyed malts and a bready note. The taste skews toward a creamy coriander note, along with some cloying sweetness from the malt and a just a bit of orange fruits at the end. Mouthfeel is thick and full, with very little of the citrus acidity that you'd expect from the style. Overall, this beer is OK. It's too sweet and some of the spices are overpowering, but it's not terribly gross or anything. Still, it's nothing compared to a lot of other wits out there.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2007 03:44:16 | More by geexploitation
Photo of giblet


2.33/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

this is a good beer. with that being said it is not my style. i will not likely order it again. it is a light bodied soft taste wheat beer. it is easy to drink if you like the fruit taste. i dont particularly like fruity stuff.

unique to the other wheat beers that i have had and with that it was worth the taste.

now if you are confused here is an analogy...i ordered osterich steak at a bistro, i liked it, it was different, i can say i tried it, i will not likely ever order it again cuz usually there are other items available that i like more.

suckem up and movem out!


Serving type: bottle

06-30-2007 10:14:46 | More by giblet
Photo of xav33


3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Blue Moon Belgian White Ale
12 oz bottle
Moderate pour in a weizen glass
Best before 10/07, observed 06/30/07(actual blue moon day!)

Poured a hazy bright orange yellow with a medium slightly lasting fizzy white head.

Smelt of moderate citrus, white bread and laundry detergent lavender.

Taste was upfront moderate bittersweet oranges and perfume followed by a moderate bitter yeasty dough and light sweet and sour orange on a moderate finish.

Palate was light to medium bodied, slightly oily on a dry finish, fizzy and lightly astringent and puckering.

Overall, this is a fairly standard light witbier. Common and mass marketed, it's a great intro to the beer world, but nothing too excellent. Enjoyed it thoroughly though on an actual blue moon day!

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2007 06:44:54 | More by xav33
Photo of Mit

Ontario (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I gotta say I got scared when I read that this beer was brewed by Coors.

The appearance of this beer was in keeping with a belgian white. A nice cloudy golden colour. It poured out a lot of head that lasted only a few minutes.

The smell was a rather tart smell that hinted at the citrus flavours in the beer.

My initial taste of the beer yielded the citrus flavours one would expect and had a grapefruit after taste. Subsequent mouthfuls were more subdued with the citrus lingering in the background ending in a tart finish. All in all the flavour was very refreshing.

Mouthfeel was pretty typical belgian white. You get the tartness that sticks to the cheeks. Seemed somewhat lighter than other belgian whites.

I found this beer to have a great drinkability due to the typical belgian tastes being a little more subdued. I'm not sure if they did this on purpose to appeal to the more mainstream crowd or not.

I would give this beer another try without a doubt.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2007 21:03:25 | More by Mit
Photo of ChuckMartel

South Carolina

2.3/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I bought a six-pack w/ all the best of intentions.

It smells good. It looks pretty. The head and color are fine. So far, so good.

It has this odd taste to it. It tries too much to be an "artisan" and not enough trying to be a beer.

After the second sip, I was dreading having to finish the bottle much less the other five bottles.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2007 19:46:57 | More by ChuckMartel
Photo of sloejams


3.05/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

As for Coors making a wit, this could be a lot worse. In Los Angeles, this can sometimes be the best beer available (and almost always served with a lemon wedge - dumb). At best it's refreshing and a poor man's Hoegaarden. At worst it tastes like Coors chemically made wit.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2007 23:54:05 | More by sloejams
Photo of HotterThanHell


3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Blue Moon on tap is a ight refreshing Belgian Wheat Beer, and although the beer is very drinkable I feel that is just a bit better than average.

The appearance is cloudy, milky and yellow but nice. The cloudiness come from the beer being unfilitered.

The smell is slightly fruity, but mild. Most places try to serve it with an orange, but that's not my bag so I get it without.

The taste is mild with again a light fruit character and some wheat flavor floating around. These two together lend to the solid mouthfeel and the overall good drinkability of this beer.

Not great but solid.

Serving type: on-tap

06-08-2007 03:48:01 | More by HotterThanHell
Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 4,847 ratings.