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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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5,147 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 5,147
Reviews: 1,442
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 18.53%
Wants: 38
Gots: 503 | 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 littleshamrocks


3.13/5  rDev -7.9%

A: Very cloudy deep amber color with an extra large rocky white head. Combine the color with the haze and this almost looks like some kind of citrus juice blend. Leaves negligible lace.

S: Aroma mainly consists of wheat, toasted grain, and coriander spice. Pick up the faint scent of wood and citrus.

T&M: Just a little on the light side of medium body. A smooth mouthfeel brings flavors of wheat, citrus, and coriander. A minimal amount of grainy malt flavor comes through toward the end. Finishes fairly crisp and clean.

D: Not bad. This is a very drinkable beer that can be found almost anywhere. It seems to hit all the marks for the style, while not going all out in any areas. All in all, I find this to be a serviceable brew when the alternative is a macro lager. Otherwise, you could probably do better.

Note: This review was done without the benefit(?) of the brewery suggested orange slice garnish.

04-12-2009 19:29:09 | More by littleshamrocks
Photo of BedetheVenerable


3.6/5  rDev +5.9%

Presentation: 16oz pint glass, iced down in the cooler...damnit, that's what I get for going to a townie bar

Appearance: Dark ultra hazy golden beer with a dense but fading soapy white cap

Smell: Sweet orange liqueur, touch of coriander...

Taste: Sweet orange, coriander, a touch of wheat twang...a bit sweet for me

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, fairly crisp finish

Drinkability: High

Conclusion: This is decent, a bit simple/one dimensional...good beer to get BMC drinkers into craft beer, however...this is alright, but I like a bit more tartness/funk/spice to my wits

04-09-2009 04:27:44 | More by BedetheVenerable
Photo of earthboundagain


3.43/5  rDev +0.9%

Presentation: On tap, poured into a 23oz glass

Appearance: Cloudy orange with a thin white head, that leaves a small thin lacing.

Smell: A subtle lemon smell with a wheat kick. A Slight spice smells maybe coriander.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Medium body that is a tad creamy, but still has some crispness due to the wheat. Lemon and coriander are noticeable, but they drown out all the other flavors.

Drinkability: Not too heavty and sweet, makes this one go down rather easily. But the taste is kind of bland.

After Thoughts: This is not a bad attempt at this style, and is a very good product seeing it came from Coors.

04-07-2009 17:46:57 | More by earthboundagain
Photo of coalcracker


3.78/5  rDev +11.2%

Appearance: Pours cloudy with a golden-orange color and sufficient head.
Smell: A mainly wheaty aroma with a noticeable touch of lemon and citrus.
Taste: Crisp lemony/citric taste upfront with the wheat backbone becoming more prominent towards the middle of the tasting. Also present are orange and coriander.
Mouthfeel: Mildly watery in texture, but smooth after the initial crispness.
Drinkability: Quite drinkable. Nothing challenging to the palate.

Overall- pretty refreshing. Not as good as some higher-end witbiers but it certainly holds it own.

04-05-2009 22:36:26 | More by coalcracker
Photo of VictorEHuskie


3.45/5  rDev +1.5%

Blue Moon Belgian White is our "fancy" beer for when my friends and I want to sit around and drink rather than sit around and get drunk. I drank it out of the bottle this time but it pours a hazy orangey color. Its smells of oranges or something else citrus. As soon as it is in your mouth orange hits your palate and all is good in the world. Blue Moon Belgian White is a delicious beer and I would recommend this beer to anyone.

04-04-2009 15:53:09 | More by VictorEHuskie
Photo of Snazzinator7290


3.98/5  rDev +17.1%

I remember trying this beer a few years ago before I started
drinking a lot of beer, and didn't like it very much. Now that I've
had this beer with a few years of variety and a taste for good beer, I will say, Blue Moon is very good. It has a cloudy appearance, as unfiltered wheat beers have, and which I find very appealing. There are subtle hints of citrus in its smell, very enticing. The taste is quite refreshing, with a small burst of orange at the end. Its 5.4% alcohol content gives it a little heavier feel which goes excellent with its subtle orange flavor. It really drinks nice, too. I found myself going through them really fast. This is definitely a good beer. Not the best, but a solid one that one should try.

04-03-2009 02:01:25 | More by Snazzinator7290
Photo of bskrtz


4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

This beer is quite common these days, coast to coast. I prefer draft vs. bottled.

A) A beautiful bright yellow, bordering on orange. Almost glows when held to light. Very cloudy and dense

S) Sweet Citrus & Coriander.

T) Despite its large production, a consistently well crafted product. Sweet orange and spice, especially refreshing. I like to squeeze a slice of fresh orange or if unavailable, lemon into a full pint.

M) Level carbonation that lasts through the pour. The alcohol is balanced -- just right.

D) Blue Moon is an excellent, craft style American Witbier. Especially good when you are having more than one

03-29-2009 18:54:45 | More by bskrtz
Photo of unclejimbay


2.88/5  rDev -15.3%

Blue Moon Belgian White
Coors Brewing Company
Style: Witbier
ABV: 5.40 %
22 oz bomber bottle>pint glass

A 3.0 - cloudy honey orange in color, okay head but gone quick. Some minor sediment.
S 3.0 - citrus sweet in smell, mild spice/coriander notes.
T 2.5 - Sweet on palate, citrus and spice to follow. Slick and a bit cloying finish.
MF 3.0 - high carbonation, thin-medium in body
D 3.5 - this is okay brew, average of the style at best. It was one of my first transition craft brews, and it's easily accesible so I give it a 3.5. It is a bit to sweet for my current palate.

03-26-2009 02:11:21 | More by unclejimbay
Photo of IMincedTheKing

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +14.7%

Pours a cloudy golden orange with little head.

Smells pleasant, dominated by spice and orange.

A mild tasting witbier that's bready and spicy with orange and a touch of yeast character. The worst part is, right out of the bottle, it's prickly and way too fizzy, though it has adequate body. Given a bit of time, it does settle down.

While it's not spectacular, this is a moderately refreshing, sessionable choice that rivals Hoegaarden if I want a low-priced wit.

03-25-2009 14:10:18 | More by IMincedTheKing
Photo of CityBoy1986


3.65/5  rDev +7.4%

12 oz. bottle poured into a pilsner glass. The freshness date is July 2009.

The pour is a hazy gold with a finger's worth of white head. The head is gone quickly, and there is some lacing.

The nose is full of citrus, especially orange, and coriander. The taste is more of the same with bready undertones.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a lot of carbonation. Drinkability is good; I could have a few.

This is a solid example of the style. If there were nothing else good available, I would have one of these.

03-23-2009 22:01:32 | More by CityBoy1986
Photo of Stimack

New York

3.63/5  rDev +6.8%

Last evening we went out to watch a few of the NCAA games and I thought, heck I have never reviewed this brew - so what the heck. Brew had a nice cloudy orange color with a thick white head that broke down pretty quickly but did have a white film throughout though it lead to just a few spots of lacing. The aroma is pretty nice, citrus fruit of orange and lemon come to mind with some very light spicing. The flavor is also very good, nice mix of spicy, coriander and malts. Nice sweet feel, goes down very easy. People who really like wit beers would probably say that this one is a little light in some of its properties but it is made for the masses and is a good representation and seems very popular. We usually do not go to restaurants that have a poor beer selection but if so and they have this one I would get this in an instant.

03-20-2009 13:02:02 | More by Stimack
Photo of Kopp

New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev +8.2%

I've had in both a bottle and from tap with an orange wedge (while in Florida - most enjoyable blue moon I've ever had) - Orange wedge adds to the flavor but is by all means definitely not necessary

A: has a cross between an amber and a goldish color to it, a bit cloudy - with a whiteish small head that disappears quickly

S: the scent of coriander and orange is detected - not overpowering but very nice

T: sweet and nice tasting - you can taste the coriander and the orange in it - the orange wedge really adds to the flavor but is not necessary

M: crisp with good carbonation - enjoyable especially in the heat

D: I would definitely drink again

Overall: I had blue moon belgian white on it's own and with dinner - steak sandwich with onion and mushrooms, and it was a great experience either way. The sweetness was appreciated as was the refreshing taste following a day after walking around in the sun, I recommend.

03-20-2009 08:19:24 | More by Kopp
Photo of birdypowder


3.4/5  rDev 0%

I poured my Blue Moon into a tulip pilsner glass and watched as the head dissipated very quickly as if it was offended by my choice of glassware. I also noticed there was no lacing and no head remained on top of the beer as I drank this highly popular Coors product. These are the reasons for my low score in the appearance category.

The aroma was more impressive. Citrus zest, orange, and some faint coriander. It didn't really smell like beer due to the predominant fruity aromas.

The color reminded me of orange creamsickles or cantaloupe. The beer was hazy of course.

I think my Blue Moon might have lost some of its carbonation somehow. Maybe the twist off was slightly askew. However, I was really surprised at how fast the carbonation left this beer. The aforementioned head retention problems coupled with the fact that this beer just looked flat by the time I was halfway done with it, make me think I got damaged goods somehow. I find it highly unlikely that a brewery as technologically advanced as Coors would get something like carbonation wrong.

Drinking the Blue Moon was refreshing but uninspiring. Light acidity, very light bitterness, a small sweet kick in the end and a faint floral hop taste complemented nicely the previously mentioned aromas.

This is a tasty and refreshing, very drinkable interpretation of the style. I could have a 6 pack of these in the summer if that weren't considered alcoholism.

03-19-2009 02:57:19 | More by birdypowder
Photo of thekevlarkid


3.73/5  rDev +9.7%

Out of a bomber bottle this beer was a cloudy, honey-gold color with lots and lots of rising carbonation. The three finger head was off-white and retained quite nicely as a cap that left pretty good lacing. The aroma was pleasant and clean, orange, coriander, pale malt sweetness. The flavors were not quite as well developed but still solid. I tasted pale malt and a little adjunct (corn?) grain up front with the orange and orange peel and light spices in the middle. The finish was a little macro-ish and perhaps slightly metallic but not bad. The mouthfeel was average, the body medium and the carbonation the same. This is actually a solid, widely available, inexpensive example of a Belgian White and therefore it is also the best product the Coors Brewing Co makes, period. Try it, gulp it, order another.

03-15-2009 15:46:57 | More by thekevlarkid
Photo of Gueuzedude


3.43/5  rDev +0.9%

Pours into my wine glass with a frothy, quarter finger thick, large bubbled off-white colored head. The beer is a hazy, amber-gold color. The aroma smells of grassy coriander with a backdrop of citrus that becomes more prominent as I take subsequent draughts of the aroma. As the beer warms up the aroma begins to remind me of watered down orange juice.

Lightly sweet tasting with lots of coriander flavors, a touch of grassy grain and some cracker like malt notes. The citrus flavors are noticeable up front and move to a prickly, carbonic tasting, peppery carbonation that is pretty substantial. The carbonation is actually a bit too much, but some aggressive swirling brings it down to a more manageable level. Somehow the citrus character here starts to become more of a washed out orange juice like flavor than a bright citrus oil note that I would prefer. This is pretty light bodied, enough so that the initial carbonation made it seem a bit too fizzy.

Not bad, but seems fairly boring for a Wit. I was honestly expecting a bit more from this beer; more fermentation complexity would definitely be appreciated.

03-12-2009 03:59:39 | More by Gueuzedude
Photo of njthebestofme

New Jersey

3.35/5  rDev -1.5%

not a bad beer.. nice and refreshing .. it kinda has a bazzoka bubble gum taste to it..appearance is cloudy.. avaerage head and a yellowish haze to it.. smell with oranges like a fruity drink.. taste its sweet .. can taste a wheat base.. and fruity notes..

03-06-2009 06:15:31 | More by njthebestofme
Photo of callmescraps


3.05/5  rDev -10.3%


Appearance - Sort of a dark straw color. Kind of cloudy. A very small head that gets lost fast.

Smell - A little sweet citrus, with some spice. Very mellow smell, but pleasant.

Taste - A little sweet citrus. With a little bit of spice. Sort of a nutty, ginger, medicine taste. Pretty mild, however. Diluted by a macro wateriness, and some thin bread.

Mouthfeel - Pretty nice. Fairly crisp with good carbonation.

Drinkability - Not too bad. It doesn't have enough going on to be objectionable. But, that sweetness builds up on you.

A totally mediocre bev. That said, one of the first "Belgian" style beers I ever had, so it was somewhat of a revelation at the time. I think it's great that this stuff exists, at least so that dumb high school kids can discover there's something other than Beast in this world.

03-06-2009 06:04:02 | More by callmescraps
Photo of seanyfo

United Kingdom (Scotland)

1.68/5  rDev -50.6%

Bottle served into stange glass, bought in Blackfriars bar in the Merchant city in glasgow.

A- 3 finger rocky carbonated head, orange cloudy hue, Head reduced quickly with minimal lacing.

S- Cloves and an overwhelming orange note.

T- Lots of orange in the beginning, a faint hint of spice. Faint bready malt in the finish although quick.

M- High carbonation, thin

D- Not refreshing really, all thin and void of complexity with an overwhelming orange syrupy sweet note, making this a pass!

03-05-2009 18:18:37 | More by seanyfo
Photo of wordhog61


1.7/5  rDev -50%

My son loves this beer, so I had one tonight and couldn't finish it, tastes awful if you ask me.

A-The head was thin and didn't last long.

S-It smells great when poured, like an orange.

T-From the time it entered my mouth until I swallowed I just did not like the taste, yuck.


D-This wasn't for me, sorry.

03-05-2009 00:47:13 | More by wordhog61
Photo of mmopt


3.28/5  rDev -3.5%

As many know this has become quite commercialized and is nearly everywhere, but I've found it's maintained to be a solid beer. Pours a cloudy medium orange with very slight carbonation. Overall taste has heavy presence of orange no matter if you put the generic orange nearly always served at your local chain restaurant. These things said, I can't rate this beer badly and it occasionally will beat out the standard Sam Adams. Last thing, although solid it's not a beer I can drink too many of so my drinkability rating suffers.

03-04-2009 19:28:37 | More by mmopt
Photo of mikeal1917


3.8/5  rDev +11.8%

Blue Moon is a Beligian-Style Witbier, and being a Wheat beer fan, is one of my favorites.

Appearance- As you pour, you see the orange wisps begin to appear inside the amber color beer. A medium size head appears and slowly dissipates as the beer settles.

Smell- A oaty, hoppy, nutty smell to this Wheat beer is amazing.

Taste- The oats and grain taste is apparent and strong, as well as the orange taste. Goes down smooth with a weak aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- A creamy, mild feel makes this beer have the perfect mouthfeel in my book. Not to watery, but not drinking syrup either.

Drinkability- As with most wheat beers, it is somewhat filling, but isn't unbearable

03-04-2009 03:20:02 | More by mikeal1917
Photo of woodske1


3.35/5  rDev -1.5%

I think they may have changed the recipe on this beer. In the last 6 months the taste has changed in my book.

Anyway this is as good as Coors gets. It is a nice beer that has just enough taste and smell to make you want to drink it. I will say it is a bit yeasty.

03-03-2009 00:52:38 | More by woodske1
Photo of mjw06


3.33/5  rDev -2.1%

One of my favorite "comfort" beers, but every time I have it on-tap it just seems to dissapoint me. So heres a review of a draft i had tonite that lived up to the standards ive begun to expect from a blue moon on-tap.

-Absolutely no head. Where did it go? Still not sure.

-Smell remains the same, a citrusy wheat smell.

-A funny off taste thats just not characteristic of one from the bottle.

-Overall just not all that drinkable. What can else can I say? One day I figure out the problem.

03-01-2009 07:13:02 | More by mjw06
Photo of HopHead84


3.45/5  rDev +1.5%

Golden shower falls
My glass is filled to the brim
White head fades quickly

Glass raised tward my nose
Coriander and citrus
Like a clean brothel

Flavor is the same
Light on the palate and crisp
East end gratitude

Dominos pizza
Not great but mediocre
I'm in Evansville

Witte beers are good
Somebody hook this dude up
That's right you heard me

02-27-2009 03:29:57 | More by HopHead84
Photo of showell


3.45/5  rDev +1.5%

Hmmm, you know, I've tried several Belgian Whites, and I think this is going to be one of my favorites, especially considering the price. Not my favorite style, but for what it is, I really quite like it. It's got a citrus smell, and a citrus, orangey taste. It's a bit sweet, but not so bad that it leaves you thirsty. Several people say they can smell and/or taste hops, but I don't. The citrus and orange covers it up for me if it's there. All in all, a nice white, and very drinkable.

02-22-2009 23:36:46 | More by showell
Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 5,147 ratings.