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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

5,341 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 5,341
Reviews: 1,457
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 18.82%
Wants: 44
Gots: 622 | 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 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 06, 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
Photo of kcr357
2.53/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Knowing this is a coors product that has "fruit and spices" added, I will be as impartial as possible.
Pours an orangish copper color, hazy, head dis. quickly. I swear American wheats have some kind of odd haziness to them that makes the appearance unappealing. I also know it's most likely all in my head, but it's there nonetheless.
Smell is not overly offensive. I am a huge fan of the German purity law of 15-whatever, and when I sniff something other than hops, malt or yeast I don't like it. BM has some kind of weird spice that would probably be great on broiled fish, but does not belong in beer. It doesn't make me want to vomit, but it doesn't make me want to drink it either.
Same as smell, not awful but not tempting either.
The review ends here. Not good enough to bother with mouthfeel or drinkabliity. It is a good beer if you want to impress your non beer snob friends by drinking an "exotic" bbrew.

kcr357, May 29, 2010
Photo of Chizoad
3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A classic standby. Served in pint glass with a slice of orange. As always, a smallish head that dissipates quickly. Cloudy, orange with light carbonation leaving trails. Squeezed the orange into the beer.

Lightly floral and citrusy smells (probably from my freaking orange). Doesn't really wow because the smells are pretty faint. Certainly a pleasant aroma.

Smooth and gentle, no bitterness. Same flavors as the nose.

Medium to light body, goes down easy. Given the ease of finding Blue Moon, this is often a go-to beer when the other selections are ... grim.

Chizoad, May 23, 2010
Photo of bundy462
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Burt orange in color with an attractive head. Nice lacing for the style. Unfiltered wheat cloudy look makes it unique.

S: Very refreshing, especially on a nice hot day. A definite Summer beer. Nice wheat smell with citrus tones.

T: Very crisp, very refreshing. I added an orange about half way through which made it even better, but it's very drinkable even without. The orange seemed to bring out a sweet citrus character that wasn't there without it.

M: You can feel the unfiltered wheat dancing around in the brew. Different, but very interesting.

O: Very drinkable, a very good wheat session beer.

The fact that it's available year round makes this brew eligible for my "regulars" list.

bundy462, May 23, 2010
Photo of aelthwin
4.43/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle from the local grocery store

A: Not mentioning this because I drink straight from the bottle. What I could see through the glass in the bottle was a nice cloudy appearance

S: Good... properly set the stage for the taste.

T: A smooth coriander taste with cirtus overtones, finishing with a nice grain flavor.. definitely some wheat but maybe oats as well? I admit my tastes aren't *that* sensitive

M: Very smooth and rich. Almost buttery in my mouth. Lightly carbonated, enough to make it interesting without getting in the way of the taste

D: Very drinkable. I could drink these all night and never get bored

All in all a very good beer, one of the best I've had.

aelthwin, May 22, 2010
Photo of MBPChead
3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've had this one several times now and I have enjoyed each time I have had it.

Appearance: cloudy orange in color as a result of the unfiltered yeast in the bottle.

Aroma: very faint on the nose almost no smell at all, yet what I am able to pick up are traces of wheat, yeast, and slight hints of orange rind.

Taste: as the nose, and the style, suggests blue moon has an upfront flavor of wheat and yeast with the orange rind as a background flavor, but still noticeable.

Feel: medium amount of carbonation with a sligtly fuzzy texture to the liquid, which is rather enjoyable.

Drinkability: this one is quite drinkable the perfect refresher for a hot day easily allowing an individual to have several.

MBPChead, May 22, 2010
Photo of wcintula
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Poured into a regular pint glass, it has a nice orange cloudy body with decent foamy head, not retained long.

S- Orangey, spicy, sweet

T- Orange flavor, very light.

M- Just above my preferred carbonation level, but not overly carbonated. Good feel, crisp, not heavy or thick at all.

D- Totally drinkable, best on a warm or hot day.

wcintula, May 20, 2010
Photo of mattpoin
2.6/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Cloudy, orangish-gold in color. Pours about a finger of white head that dissipates into a thing ring.

S: Decent citrus fragrance, with a warm spice smell as well. Could have a little more aroma to it.

T: Very sweet, with little balance. To me this is the weakest aspect of the beer.

M: Medium body, with fairly short aftertaste.

D: It's not a year round drinker, but if the weather's warm it makes a decent beer. Not as thin as the mass-produced American lagers, but not so thick it keeps you from drinking multiple ones.

I think the taste leaves a lot to be desired--to me, it's a one note song. Still though, it's the standard beer of its kind at most bars. Could do worse.

mattpoin, May 20, 2010
Photo of SamN
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm on a mission to try Blue Moon in every possible form. Can right now.

A- Shaded straw yellow with an orangish center. Pours from the can with an almost respectable goopy, soapy head. Bone white. Quickly fades to near-nothing, leaving a dead orange, thick looking liquid in the glass. Has Blue Moon always looked this sad? It's liveliness is hidden behind the Belgian wit opacity; brief swirling lathers up a quick foam topping. This too fades, however, and depression resumes.

S- Like usual, Blue Moon has a muted aroma. Too bad, it has a nice smell. Naval orange rinds, creamy wheat malts and a easily spiced center; mostly pepper and coriander/cloves. Lemon citrus yeast rounds out a nicely laid out scent array.

Yes, this is what you would be smelling if Coors would testicle up and beef up this dated beer. Muted tones are fine for beer pusses, but goddamn it, I've been drinking this with zen-like intensity for years, and I want this to have a stronger smell.

T- Ahhh, refreshing and lighter than I always think it's gonna be. It's a rather thick looking beer, but it's refreshing and lightly tart characteristics belie it's looks..

What is it about this admittedly juvenile macro stab at a respected wheat style that makes it so damn appealing to me? Is it it's creamy and bready wheat malts in abundance? Is it the refreshing and style-keen lemon-citrus zest of unfiltered yeast? Is it the easy unassuming tastes and light body that make it so good to drink while doing anything, especially with a fat orange squeezed right into it?

Yes to all. It's not a craft brew at all, it is just a damn decent brew. Tasty, easy to drink and reasonably priced...for what it is.

M- Sit around and it eases into a lightly carbonated mouthful of medium light bodiedness. Nice mellow smoothness.

D- Damn good,. Tasty and light, I really like drinking this beer

SamN, May 18, 2010
Photo of thagr81us
3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from tap into a Weizen glass. Poured a yellow-orange that was quite hazy, had a one finger white head, that did not produce any lacing. The aroma was comprised mainly of citrus. Flavor was citrus and sweet that was light on the palate with low carbonation. Overall this is a nice smooth beer that makes a good way for new comers to white ales to get started. Also nice for when you are eating a large meal as it is not very filling. It is not a bad brew, but it's not that good either...

thagr81us, May 16, 2010
Photo of mostpoetsdo
2.68/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy yellow with faint white head, little to no lacing.

S: Adjunct grains at first, with citrus. Almost like an adjunct orange juice.

T: Very similar to the nose. Honestly, almost like coors light with orange juice in it. The adjunct grains jump out to me, a hint of coriander saves it.

M: Too carbonated, but smooth enough to put down.

D: Would be easy to drink a six pack, but because of the lack of taste, and just as refreshment. Hard to enjoy as a whole.

mostpoetsdo, May 01, 2010
Photo of jsh420
3.05/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

pours cloudy yellowish orange with a 1/2 finger fizzy white head that left no lacing

smells good lots of orange wheat and spices

taste - i thought sunset wheat was the only beer to taste like fruity pebbles - guess not - very artificial flavors - orange and lemon

mouthfeel is light and crisp

drinkability is so so since i dont care for the taste

jsh420, Apr 29, 2010
Photo of billybob
3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

pours a cloudy yellow with a one finger head that quickly fades a light lace. smells of oranges taste of orange and wheat malt can't really get the coriander out of it but taste is pleasant. light to medium mouthfeel good carbonation. taste the same as blue moon in the bottle. nice summer weather beer.

billybob, Apr 26, 2010
Photo of bluejacket74
3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours a cloudy golden/orange color with a half inch off-white head. Head retention is low, lacing is decent. The aroma is nice, but a bit weak. It smells like wheat, orange, and some coriander. Taste is just like the aroma, but stronger. It's mostly wheat and orange, along with a bit of coriander. Mouthfeel/body is light, it has decent carbonation and it's quite refreshing. Drinkability is good, it wouldn't be hard to drink quite a few of these at a time. It's not the best witbier I've had, but it's a decent enough brew. And it's a good choice if you're at a bar and can't find anything better, since Blue Moon is found pretty much everywhere for the most part.

bluejacket74, Apr 25, 2010
Photo of bsp77
3.1/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into a tall glass.

Appearance: Dull cloudy orange-yellow. Fairly active but the head disappears very fast, leaving nothing behind.

Smell: Sweet wheat and oats, with some orange but only a touch of coriander.

Taste: Lots of wheat, with a decent level of orange peel. The coriander, clove and tart notes are barely perceptible.

Feel: Very high carbonation, light to medium body. Does not finish as dry as a good Wit should.

Drinkability: Very simple Witbier that does not have the strong spicy and tart characteristics that I expect. I swear this used to be more flavorful. Has this been toned down or have my tastes changed?

bsp77, Apr 23, 2010
Photo of skenyon1811
3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I poured my bottle of Blue Moon into a pint glass before enjoying.

A: An cloudy orange/yellow appearance. About a half inch head that lasted for a minute. No lacing.

S: The aroma of Blue Moon is not very strong. It has a nice subtle aroma, with a hint of citrus.

T: The initial taste is very nice, a good wheat flavor that is pretty acidic. However, the aftertaste is a little sour and off.

M: very light, refreshing mouth feel. It has a good level of carbonation, but tends to fade from your glass quickly.

D: Undoubtedly has great drinkability. Even though it is served year round, it really only feels right to drink it in the Spring and Summer.

Blue Moon is a great beer to have around, there are not many people who will turn one away.

skenyon1811, Apr 23, 2010
Photo of robwestcott
3.05/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

poured from a bottle into a dogfish head signature glass - 1 finger head lasting maybe a minute or two. hazy orange with a fairly fruity nose.

i suppose this is a belgian, but only because it says so on the label. its not that its a bad beer, its just not a great beer. best in the summer on a hot day, ice cold from a cooler, i'd guess.

robwestcott, Apr 20, 2010
Photo of remmyreel
2.03/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

This is a preferential review, because honestly, this is a "girl beer". Way too sweet, feels like melted butter in my mouth, with a not so fresh or crisp aftertaste.

On a warm day, this is probably the worst brew to grab if you're wanting to quench your thirst or refresh your senses. It always leaves me feeling bloated and displeased.

There are far better Belgian Ales out there, it's a shame this is the one that's most popular.

remmyreel, Apr 18, 2010
Photo of Bitterbill
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

First time I've seen this in cans. Best by Sept 2010.

Pours a cloudy yellow orange with a solid 1 finger head of foam and some good lacing.

A strong but nice aroma of coriander and oranges with wheat ones. A good nose.

The taste is big on the coriander, lesser so with the oranges except in the finish. Light clove with a tiny hint of banana but I'm not too sure about the latter. Decent tasting.

Light bodied bordering at times on medium with the carbonation fairly low.

Drinkability? I drink this on occasion but it isn't one for me to session on. Decent drinkability.

Bitterbill, Apr 17, 2010
Photo of tjsdomer2
3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Blue Moon has a dark orange/gold color. Only a little bit of foam. There is less foam if you put an orange slice in the beer (which I only sometimes will do). Overall, a very pleasing appearance that changes shades with the light. Definitely looks like a wheat beer.

Smell: Good smell...orange zest and spices (nutmeg? cinnamon? coriander?) give it a nice bite. Fairly complex.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Again, tastes basically light orange-ey citrus. Heavily and nicely spiced. Definitely a smooth beer since the carbonation does not overwhelm. Maybe a bit too bitter for my liking.

Drinkability: Smoothness makes this very easy to drink, but it can be a bit thick.

Overall: Great, easy-to-find beer. A good staple wheat beer. Orange slice doesn't actually add much other than to appearance...it can actually make the beer a bit bitter and flat.

tjsdomer2, Apr 12, 2010
Photo of mattcrill
3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can't believe I haven't reviewed this beer until now.

Aroma: Mild orange and spicy notes up front. Dough-like bready malt base. No hop aroma.

Appearance: Very cloudy deep gold colored pour. Moderate white head that suprisingly isn't that big.

Flavor: A touch of acidic sourness followed by more doughy bread-like flavors. No spice flavors which was surprising based on the aroma. Earthy background hop bitterness but the doughy complex malt character definitely dominates the palate. Finish is crisp and dry.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with high carbonation. Prickly due to carbonation. No alcohol heat.

Overall impression: Good summer beer. Not a fan of Wits and this is a pretty safe example. Still, well crafted and enjoyable.

mattcrill, Apr 11, 2010
Photo of bamadog
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review is from notes taken on 4/3/2010 and poured from the tap to a pint glass.

Appearance: Comes from the tap a bit like grapefruit juice and lemonade shade in color and starts with a one finger white head that fades rather quickly to a thin, full, yet uneven skim; body is very cloudy and there is really no chance to see if there is any carbonation bubbling within; faint and scant washes of lacing hold to the sides of the glass.

Smell: Not too shabby -- a fair blend of citrusy and juicy orange; black pepper, yeasty and a tall dry wheatiness; smell is fairly potent and I feel it really gives me a solid idea as to what it's going to taste like.

Taste: Part of me really wants to hate this beer, but it's actually pretty solid -- a nice blend of the scentes appearing in flavor form -- nice juicy citrusy orange; firm peppery spiciness; a pretty fair yeast and a strong wheaty/bready background. Dammit.

Mouthfeel: Solid carbonation that comes across as very tiny, but strong, bubbles; body is of medium weight, but doesn't feel too heavy; the roof of the mouth is left powdery dry and the mouth, overall, is left dry and cottony.

Drinkability: Like I said, I kind of want to hate this beer, but it's pretty solid, flavorful and drinkable; I like the flavor and spicy/peppery notes; body isn't too heavy and the ABV isn't too bad at the 5.4% mark... Dammit. A nice summer beer.

bamadog, Apr 04, 2010
Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 5,341 ratings.