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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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4,940 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 4,940
Reviews: 1,434
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 18.53%
Wants: 34
Gots: 393 | 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 deltatauhobbit


4.1/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap with an orange wedge.

Pours a slightly cloudy golden color, good sized head, bit fizzy.

Smell is quite yeasty with lots of lemon (and orange, not sure if it's from the orange slice though or part of the actual beer). A nice sweet smelling witbier.

Taste is like lemonade being blended with a beer, lemon is quite prevalent with a good malt backing.

A pleasant surprise coming from Coors. The first time I had this I didn't know it was actually made by them, goes to show that they can put out a good product.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2008 02:09:24 | More by deltatauhobbit
Photo of bozebus17


3.68/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a murk straw color. A good amount of bubbles rise up to form a white head. The head is not very impressive and doesn't leave much lacing.

The smell is grainy with some sweet malt. I also detect a hint of lemon zest. It smells fresh and inviting.

The taste has a nice dose of sweetness from the wheat. There is a bit of zestiness and the spices barely come through. It feels crisp throughout the mouth. It is nice and refreshing.

This beer is pretty good. A better "supermarket beer" is hard to find. It is kind of like a beginners Oberon.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2008 19:14:33 | More by bozebus17
Photo of hyland24

New York

3.23/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a tap at Paddy Dougherty's in Throggs Neck.

Poured the typical cloudy golden yellow with a two inch white foam head, minimal lacing throughout. Asked for it without the typical orange slice.

The beer's smell was off. I picked up the slight fruit- banana and citrus scents but they were overpowered by a strong soapy smell. I thought it might have been the glass but I drank another one out of a different glass, with the same results.

The taste was decent with a fruity sweetness. The banana taste was very faint with the orange/citrus flavors coming through more pronounced. Again I got a slight soapy flavor but it was minimal with hints in the background.

The beer was light to medium bodied with a slightly chewy feel, with good carbonation. A decent beer that I considered my ghetto Hoegaarden. I have had it in bottle form on many occasions and found it much better than this tap. I have to get another bottle and review it. Worth trying and definitely able to be sessioned. Good summertime brew.

Serving type: on-tap

03-29-2008 17:22:24 | More by hyland24
Photo of PheerNoBeer


4.22/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Having acquired a taste for beer later in life, I like trying a wide variety. I usually find the beers I like receiving very low grades her on BA, but Blue Moon actually surprised me: I like it and apparently many other beer reviewers feel the same. It's like a very sweet dessert beer with a strong taste of Fruit Loops. Apparently that's the Corriander which is common in Belgium beer. I like it. Actually I'm sitting around tonight watching March madness and my first couple of bottles were really nice. About the therd or forth bottel the games got reely boring and it lookt like the players were in runnin in slo motien. Cents I was board of the games I de sided to go ahead and phinnish off the whole six pack. Wow, that's a nice bbbeer, but i'm typing allot ssloer now. But, at leest i can still tipe...

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2008 04:19:33 | More by PheerNoBeer
Photo of dnichols


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

I was served in a 12 ounce plastic cup from the tap at a Tri-City American's hockey game in Kennewick, Washington.

A: It poured a cloudy light golden color with a lusty, sticky white head that settled into modest cover over the liquid and supported a thin lacing.

S: It had robust aromas of creamy malts, white dougy and yeasty bread, and hints of lemons and vanilla.

T: It was sweet, creamy and malty with a bready yeasty front, lemony and spicy back. The spices were subtle...this beer is all
about the malts and yeast.

M: It was creamy and smooth, medium-bodied, moderately carbonated and finished sweet and sticky.

D: It may be a bit heavy for a long session but it was a nice alternative to a hefeweizen (many similar characteristics...except a lemon/citrus highlight rather than a banana/white fruit profile.

Serving type: on-tap

03-10-2008 22:03:07 | More by dnichols
Photo of chsanders


4.35/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It has a very cloudy appearance in the glass, but a nice yellow color. A very nice aroma, very citrusy -made more so by the orange slice that came with it. It is a very drinkable beer, much better than the majority of Coors products. All in all a very fine session beer, especially on a hot day in the shade.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2008 23:46:46 | More by chsanders
Photo of aquaderek


3.28/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured this beer into a pint glass. It is a golden color with a head that dissipates very quickly. The nose is zesty, citrusy cabbage is the way I would like to describe it. The taste is malt forward followed by slight hop and sour finish. The mouth feel is a little too bubbly and harsh for the beer. It would make a nice brew for a few in a sitting.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2008 23:06:38 | More by aquaderek
Photo of pb9613


2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I love getting this beer with a burger and fries from Red Robin.

The beer has a golden color with a hint of orange. This is probably why they stick the slice of orange on the bottle. The head is a bright white color but extremely thin.

The smell and taste is clean and balanced. There are not off notes but just a hint of citrus. this could be from the orange slice.

This beer does an awesome job of cleaning the palate while eating a burger and fries.

It is a good standard for draft beer when the resteraunt has nothing else but the standards, "Bud, Lite, etc."

Serving type: on-tap

03-08-2008 14:34:12 | More by pb9613
Photo of 1fastz28


3.28/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

boy i can't tell you how many times i here people refer to this stuff as their favorite imported beer.... for shame. while not a bad beer, i certainly can't see how it could be someones favorite. the look is good, has a nice haziness to it and a nice white foamy head that laces a little bit. smell is kinda weak, but average. has some weak citrus hints to it. taste is average to, nothing jumps out at ya, but it is pretty good for something from coors. it isn 't a bad beer by any stretch of the imagination, and i assume that if it gets peoples minds open about beer, then it does a good job doing that.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2008 03:41:09 | More by 1fastz28
Photo of berserker256


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

Opaque yellow cloudy beer with lots of fine bubbles rising to the top and a moderate head. Smells OK... But there's an earthy sour type of smell present. Kind of grainy. Maybe wheat. Or perhaps that corriander that the label states is in there. Tastes much as it smells but slightly better and with a slight fruity presence. And a cereal-like Fruity Pebbles aftertaste. Not bad for Coors but I've had WAY better Witbiers.... Better than plain Coors or anything like that for sure, however.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2008 21:24:18 | More by berserker256
Photo of Hoagie1973

New York

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

This was about the only decent beer (other than Sam Adams) on tap at the local Red Lobster.

Poured into a frosted glass so I had to let it warm for a moment to clearly see the cloudy, almost murky gold color. White foamy head was somewhat small (probably would've been thicker had I poured it myself). Decent retention with light lacing.

Very little aroma due to being ice cold, but some citrus and yeast came through.

Nice flavor of sweet malt and wheat to start, with noticable orange peel and coriander. Slightly dry citrus finish.

Mouthfeel is smooth and pleasant with nice crisp carbonation.

Overall pretty refreshing and drinkable, though not the greatest example of a Belgian White.

"Hey bartender, do me a favor and keep your pansy orange slice!"

Serving type: on-tap

02-29-2008 06:03:12 | More by Hoagie1973
Photo of herefordjeep


4.4/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is a great cloudy almost opaque white, spice and wheat can be seen settling. Smell has hints of orange and lavender, topped with floral notes. Wheat lingers in the background. Taste is citrusy, mostly orange, with creamy and thick wheat settling on the tongue. Micro-bubbles coat the tongue in a very pleasant way. Leaves minimal malt on tongue, and really leaves just a creamy, rich wheaty-powdery taste. Really one of my favorite all around beers. One of the most well balanced, appetizing, and easy to drink and enjoy beers I have ever had. Exceptionally great in spring and summer, but good year round. A.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2008 02:09:01 | More by herefordjeep
Photo of bassmantin


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

Pours a bright orange/yellow with a nice white head. Had this on tap at Hoosier Bar and Grill in Ellettsville, IN.

This is becoming a standard "good" beer. A bit disappointing that people love this one so much, but it's not bad, and better that they like this than BMC.

Smell is sweet, with notes of orange. Taste is a bit artificial with all the orange. Certainly not as bad as Leinie Sunset Fruity Pebbles, but it's still a bit forces. The oranges in the glass are a nice gimmick but totally unnecessary.

Overall, a fun beer that's a nice sideshow during a summer get-together.

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2008 02:12:59 | More by bassmantin
Photo of Kwak

New Jersey

3.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

nice hazy yellow, white color typical of the style.

fluffy thick head staying around halfway through the drink.

good smell of wheat and citrus not to heavy

very light taste not big on the wheat a little to mild not enough flavor with just a hint of lemon peel.

not too bad actually good from where it comes in my opinion just ok

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2008 05:17:32 | More by Kwak
Photo of Beerislife652854


4.25/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A very enjoyable American version of Belgian white ale. Pours a very cloudy copper-ish-gold. Prominent milky head lasts very long time and laces the glass thoroughly. Smells like orange, corriander and other sweet spices. Blue Moon is traditional served with a slice of orange perched on the rim of the glass.

Tastes very sweet and fruity (orange), with a mild wheat flavor.

The very cloudy appearance is due to the fact that it is an un-filtered wheat ale. I think the taste is splendid and very refreshing, especially on a hot evening.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2008 21:52:16 | More by Beerislife652854
Photo of Clydesdale

District of Columbia

3.98/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Murky yellow-orange appearance, with a tall, creamy head.

S: Subdued lemon/citrus aroma, with hints of yeast.

T: Creamy and a slightly spicy sweetness at first. A touch of hops near the end, but the coriander and wheat flavor is predominant. A vaguely peppery and smooth citrusy aftertaste.

M: Smooth and crisp, creamy at first with a barely noticeable dry finish. Very refreshing and not too heavy.

D: A nice, somewhat spicy wheat beer with a smooth feel. Easy to drink and great on a summer evening.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2008 00:57:16 | More by Clydesdale
Photo of hardy008


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

Appearance - Hazy, cloudy golden, almost orange color with almost no head on it.

Smell - Light Citrus.

Taste - Definite Citrus. Orange with some lemon and somewhat sweet.

Mouthfeel - A little thin, medium bodied, pretty decent.

Drinkability - Pretty drinkable. One of the best mass produced beers I have had.

Serving type: on-tap

02-16-2008 23:17:47 | More by hardy008
Photo of Bergenboy1981

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

An in law gave me a draft Blue Moon once after being told I liked Hoegaarden and having tried the pumpkin ale of the same brand I was reluctant and skeptical, however once I tried it it was love at first taste, and at the time I HATED all beer except Hoegaarden.

Blue Moon is the ONLY mainstram beer I will drink. I like it from the bottle, but always try to have it draft whenever possible (it is easily found on draft at TGI Fridays).

It pours out a nice golden color with a nice head. Goes great with a slice of orange. Blue Moon goes well with food, especially hot spicy food like wings, it cuts right through the spice. It's got a nice sweet, mellow taste not overpowered with spices like many Belgian Style beers. It could be creamier, but still a great choice.

Has a nice citrus flavor is very refreshing, and although most of my friends would call Blue Moon a summer beer, for me its a pefect choice year round.
If your trying to find a good belgian white beer, and i know how difficult this can be, especially when your areas stores have a small, mainstream selection, definately go with Blue Moon, you shouldn't be disapointed. Blue Moon is easily my second favorite brew to date, under Blance De Chambly.

Serving type: on-tap

02-16-2008 09:32:37 | More by Bergenboy1981
Photo of RblWthACoz


3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"Buy the Blue Moon," she said. "It's less corporate."

Her boyfriend was about to acquiesce. Thankfully, yours truly intervened and saved the day.

"Blue Moon is brewed by Coors."

"Oh, really? Thanks man."

Pours a clouded orange. Small white head. Nose is dirty and kind of skunky. Flavor is citrus and grass. A little too dirty on the backside though. Feel has a decent carbonation to it and the liquid body is a tad thin. Overall not bad for a mass production. But certainly won't go down as my favorite witbier of all time.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2008 04:02:44 | More by RblWthACoz
Photo of stburke


4.1/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Little history: Blue Moon was one of the first beers to be made at the Sandlot Brewery attatched to Coors Field. Since the merger of Coors/Molson it is now brewed in Canada and imported. What a shame.

A: Cloudy, unfiltered with parts of yeast floating in it (!?)

S: Strong Citrus

T: Excellent balance of citrus

M: Like beer

D: Much more drinkable than other wheat beers

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2008 02:47:04 | More by stburke
Photo of cbleary

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a good beer. I enjoyed it was served with a medium white head and an orange, cloudy body. The taste was very pleasant and even with citrus and coriander giving way to fresh wheat. Is it wrong to prefer this Coors product to the less consistent Hoegaarden?

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2008 15:15:14 | More by cbleary
Photo of Homerbag


3.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap in pint. Foamy head without a lot of retention, cloudy orange body.

Smell is little weak. Corriander is prevalent, as is the orange peel. Taste is corriander punch in the mouth. Orange peel, some spice, and a little hop bite are a distant second after the corriander. Feel is a bit more creamy than you would expect.

This is true to style, but does not have anything that is memoriable. A nice direction from the macros and not a bad beer. It compliments a meal very good and is easy to drink. There are far better wits out there, but this is still worth a try.

Serving type: on-tap

02-13-2008 07:20:00 | More by Homerbag
Photo of akorsak


3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A tumbler glass served at the local Red Robin. The orange accompanying the glass was promptly disposed off.

A: The ale is predictably cloudy, with a darker, fuller color than most witbiers. A finger plus of white head coated the top of the glass and lingered throughout the drink.

S: The aroma is spicy, bitter orange peel and coriander mix with tart wheat. Very refreshing but the strength of the nose lacks compared to many other witbiers.

T: The ale has a relaxed flavor, full of spiciness. Coriander zest imparts a peppery flavor that mixes with orange peel to create a sweet 'n bitter combo. The wheat malt is refreshingly tart, just enough to register without overdoing it. This is a subtle, Americanized wit, good but not off the charts.

M: The mouthfeel runs the gamut, pumping out a lot of flavor in a short period of time.

D: The abv is low and the flavor is distinct enough that I could get through a pint or two.

Serving type: on-tap

02-10-2008 20:39:11 | More by akorsak
Photo of SIRIUS2

North Carolina

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

A: Poured into a pint glass producing an abundant white head, quickly giving way to just a thin white ring. No real lacing to note. The color is kinda cool with a hazy bright yellow.

S: There is something sharp in the nose, not necessarily bad but it is something different than you might find in other beers. It's sort of citrus in nature but not in the way you might describe hops.

T: Rather smooth with a light but sharp lemony citrus flavor. There is a light flavor of spice too, perhaps coriander or something similar. Initially finishes quick with a bit of hop bite in the aftertaste but there is a minor residual sweetness that hangs around a bit longer.

M&D: The carbonation is relatively light but enough to be spry on the tongue and that certainly adds additional character to the citrus and spice flavor.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2008 00:35:44 | More by SIRIUS2
Photo of Clockwork420


3.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Due to some prior beer reviews, I have to say this before anything else is said. Reviews have been taken off of this site for reasons. And for honest opinions.

So with that said.

A buddy poured this one into a glass stein.

Appearance was a pale hazy yellow. A good look for the taste.

Smell was horrible. I didnt enjoy the smell the least bit. (THATS what I got my reviews removed for, the descriptive bits about the smell.) It reminds me of a bile smell.

The taste is a good earthy taste. Not complex. But a good taste. It hits you in the middle.

Drinkablility is high. If hit with a option to drink this one I would just take it. Its good.

Buy it and try it.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2008 08:42:39 | More by Clockwork420
Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
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