Blue Moon Belgian White - Coors Brewing Company

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5,774 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,774
Reviews: 1,492
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.88%
Wants: 59
Gots: 899 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-15-2001)
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Photo of magine
3.48/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours a golden orange, with off white lively head that fades to nothing. No lacing.

Smells of wheats, some orange,some spices. A bit light in the smell department.

The brew has a spiced wheat flavor along with a bit of orange and coriander. The brew is very light and bubbly. The brew is a bit to light in the flavor department for this style.

This is a very drinkable brew - but not a top tier Witbier. A nice American brewed wheat beer, especially by a macro brewery. I like it, it is a nice crowd pleaser; but it is a bit lacking in flavor.

Photo of DwnTwnBwn
2.98/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had it at the Hive on campus. Thin half finger head in the pint glass. Hazy yellow beer with white hue. Some lacing. Throwing in a slice of orange gives it a bit more taste. Its got a slight orange peel and coriander taste to it. Its not sweet or bitter its not much of anything. Its not a horrible tasting beer, There just isn't a hole lot to it. Disappointing for the hype I got from friends.

Photo of goblue3509
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours and orange hazy color with a decent head and some lacing. The aroma is of orange but is faint compared to others in this class. The taste isn't bad, its kinda weak, taste is of orange and some wheat. The taste is slightly watery. The mouthfeel is slightly creamy with a little watery feel to it. You could drink this beer a lot. Not as complex in smell and taste as most witbiers are. The orange taste is weak but overall a decent beer.

Photo of TheDeuce
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Blue Moon Belgian White...

Appearance-hazy orange gold, medium white head, ok build.

Smell-orange, mild hop, malt, alcohol, not getting much coriander (as advertised)

Taste/Mouthfeel- Subtle and light, orange is dominant. Watery backbone, ok taste which makes the fact that it's one dimensional easier to take, good smoothness.

Drinkability-depends on how much you like orange.

Overall-not bad at all, not my favorite version of the style but sometimes in a macro bar this is the best beer you come across. Decent job, I'll give credit where it is due.

Photo of jrallen34
3.7/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I've drank this from the bottle and tap, not much of a differnce to me.

The beer pours a cloudy orange gold with a decent white head and has an ok lace.

This beer has anice combination of spice and fruit in its smell that really hits you hard. There is some orange in there, even before you put in the obligatory slice.

You really can taste the orange especially with one in the beer, but there is still a nice spice component.

Photo of TheNightbird
3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- Bright orange color with an alright head.

S- Lots of sweet orange peel followed up by coriander, then slight hints of wheat and yeast.

T- Orange hits strong and first followed up by citrus and coriander. The aftertaste has both citrus and coriander, overall its ok.

M- Medium body with small bubbly carbonation.

D- The powerful sweet orange peel its all over this beer. It is refreshing on a hot summer day, however a little heavy for this style of beer.

Overall not bad, the strong orange taste could be the reason why, 30 something women love this beer.

Photo of wcudwight
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pale orange in color, hazy with yeast floating around. At least they didn't filter it. Small thin ivory colored head. Little lace.
Nice aroma and it smells much more like a wit than I thought it would. Orange peel, coriander, and a pepper like spiciness. Spot on for the style though it doesn't really stand out in any way.
Flavor pretty much follows the style. Maybe a bit milder than other wits. It's inoffensive. Light bodied, yet still crisp and smooth. Easy to drink. There's better wits available but this beer has it's place. It's a good summertime recreation beer and gateway beer.
I was expecting Coors Light with lemon. It's much more than that, but it's not a great beer either.

Photo of Hojaminbag
3.18/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

The body is a hazy yellow with orange tones at its core. About two fingers of white head that has decent retention and lacing.

The smell is all orange and orange peel. Pretty refreshing actually.

I always think of this beer as Coors light with some orange added, but that isn't really fair. The dominant odor, orange, controls the flavor also. However, the orange is not cloying or syrupy or overly sweet, which is nice. After the orange comes a slightly sweet taste that is the characteristic that reminds me a bit of Coors. A bit of wheat comes through after that. My main problems with this beer are that the yeast doesn't provide a complex flavor, and the wheat seems to be at war with a corny sweetness.

Mouthfeel is a tad light and tad over-carbonated I would say.

Pretty drinkable beer. Although I have my problems with it, I prefer it to most macros and it is a crowd pleaser among non-beer fans.

Photo of puboflyons
3.48/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 22 fl. oz. bottle marked OCT0509-E50861. Sampled on July 5, 2009. The pour is a kind of hazy orange with almost no head on top and really no lacing to speak of. The aroma is a weak mixture of wheat and yeast but it is vey toned down compared to an original Belgian Abbey Ale. The mouthfeel is of medium texture and the taste is a tad spicy and tart. I think it is an fair effort by Miller but it does not quite hit the mark for me.

Photo of gatorbreath
2.15/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Beer is far from full as for mouthfeel. Very runny, too carbonated. Not diggin' this brew. Hate to get on here and flame but this beer was a starting point for myself.

Pours orange, 1 finger to no head, little lacing. Empty mouthfeel taste malty, taste no hops.

Have tried it without any fruit and with a slice of orange, either are straight i guess, but I would definitely check out some other wheat beers. This was not a great attempt at a quality belgian wheat Coors....


Photo of DookDrinkyCrow
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Belgian White pours cloudy with little head. Color is light brown to yellow. Smells of citrus. Has a light hoppy malty taste with a hint of lemon. Not very heavy but excellent drinkability. This beer would go great with a fish dinner. Had this beer in a 22 oz frosted draft glass at Applebees.

Photo of youngleo
2.98/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured to a offwhite head that didnt hang around very long. Ale was a cloudy yellow. No lacing was evident on the glass. I thought there would be at least a little, but no. Smelled of lemon and yeast. Tasted of citrus, yeast, and coriander. Had a slight lemon bitter aftertaste. Felt good in the mouth. Carbonation was about right. Just thought maybe a little on the watery side. I didnt know that Blue Moon was brewed by Coors. I guess you learn something new everyday. I dont think I would like to make this a session beer. But once in a Blue Moon it would be ok.

Photo of katybee
3.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours light-med yellow slightly cloudy. Minimal head dissipates rather quickly. Smell is not overpowreing; slightly citrus-hoppy.

There is a pronounced citrus character to the flavor, which due to being an ale is slightly more bitter than a lager, but the citrus is balanced by the wheat and malt, and the taste rolls off the tongue and nose with more flavor than at first taste.

I liked it bottled without the additional citrus wedge. Had this at a restaurant on tap with wedge, and the citrus was overpowering, and I reached for my mate's stout instead to finish off fish and chips. As a session drink though, its fine on its own. Somewhere between a Budweiser and a Geverztraminer wine.

On a side note, a half bottle refrigerated retained its flavor without deteriorating sourly.

Photo of beerwolf77
2.63/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Nice cloudy orange. It fits the style.

S: This beer has a pleasant citrus smell but nothing that's going to wow you.

T: I enjoy the taste of this beer. It's got just enough flavor to keep you wanting another. Theres a nice fruity twang and a slight bite.

M: Sort of grainy but smooth enough to make me happy.

D: This is another pounder in my book. I can drink these all night.

Overall this is a decent macro pretending to be a micro. It's not going to win any contests but the kids sure do love it.

Photo of jeffjeff1
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was a pretty good beer. I have had a few of these before and it is easy to drink alot.

Appearance- orange, cloudy

Smell- orange, citrus

Taste- orange

Mouthfeel- smooth, light body

Drinkability- pretty good, have had a few of them before, my gf loves them

Photo of jwinship83
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a wizen glass.

A- this one comes out a hazy golden orange colored body with a small short lasting bright white head. it leaves not much lacing at all behind.

S- orange and coriander. a faint touch of lemon peel.

T- the taste is largely orange and some of the spices associated with other witbeers. coriander and clove mostly.

M- medium bodied and highly carbonated.

D- this wasnt as bad as everyone makes it out to be. its certainly not the best example of the style, or my favorite, but its a great beer compared to other macros and carried by alot of chain restaurants.

Photo of epicness
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Cloudy yellow, borderline orange color. Minimal lacing. Pretty normal color for a Wit.

S - Coriander and clove. Hints of orange.

T - Coriander and orange immediately get your attention. Smooth clove aftertaste. Little spice hidden with the orange though.

M - Well balanced and smooth.

D - Pretty easy to get caught up drinking a few of these.

Not the best Witbier you are going to find, but it's pretty impressive for a Coors product.

Photo of leighton
3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Blue Moon may go down as the beer that "started it all" for me. While it is in the "Belgian tradition," Blue Moon is made by Coors. And before I actually went to Belgium and knew what that tradition entailed, I thought Blue Moon was the best beer out there. I know better now.

That being said, I think Blue Moon is one of the better beers widely available in the United States. A smooth beer that looks good and tastes great. Nice creamy head, orange tint, citrus flavor - an excellent way to start appreciating beers. But keep in mind: it's only a start.

Photo of cdizinno
3.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz brown long twist off bottle, ink jet date 10-12-09.

A: Pale cloudy orange with slight head and lace.

S: Very faint lemony scent. Not much of any other aroma... maybe wheat.

T&M: Medium body. Smooth, but fairly tasteless. Light malt crispness. Slight sweetness at first from the malt and mild coriander. Hops and spices are faint for a Witbier. Crisp wheat is very refreshing with semi dry finish.

Lacks some depth. I actually think that 'Shocktop' by...gulp....anheuser busch, is actually a better witbier.

Photo of sdj5
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Smelled like orange, citrus, wheat and yeast.

The taste is citrus, coriander and wheat. Quite delicious.

It is not too heavy of a beer with medium carbonation.

This is a beer to drink and enjoy. I wouldn't want to down a bunch of these to get drunk.

Photo of Whiteweasel
3.65/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I definitely went into this experience knowing that this was a Coors owned brand and expecting the worst because of it...However, I was pleasantly surprised. Sure it's not the greatest beer I've ever had, but it's certainly decent.

Drank out of a seidel at a pretty cold fridge temperature

Appearance: Some sediment is visible in the bottle and has settled in the bottom of the bottle. Pours cloudy, and has a nice dark golden color. Very little head to speak of, which is rare for a wheat beer.

Smell: Kind of a light scent of wheat and yeast, with a strong citrus-y component.

Taste: I was very surprised by the strength of the orange/citrus flavor. It tastes like a wheat ale should, but with a lot of spice. It's good when it's in the mouth, but leaves a slightly less than enjoyable aftertaste. While some beers get better as you drink them, Blue Moon gets a tad old.

Mouthfeel: It's got a nice amount of carbonation and a pleasingly smooth taste. The alcohol is only slightly apparent, which is probably due to the strength of the citrus and spice.

Drinkability: Very easy to drink, and refreshing to boot.

Photo of Jayli
3.65/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This beer pours a light hazy orange/yellow with a one finger white head that fades fairly quickly, not much lacing to speak of. Nose is of lemon citrus, wheat, and corriander. Taste is of coriander, lemon and orange citrus, wheat, and a touch of pepper in the finish. This is a lighter bodied beer that feels rather thin, medium carbonation, crisp finish. Reasonable drinkability, though there are better of the style.

Photo of Risser09
3.18/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a mexican tulip - fridge - 2008

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a huge 5" ivory head. It shows excellent retention. Rings of lace remain after every swig is taken.

Smell: Spicy clove, wheat, lemon, pepper and underlying pale malt. A distinct mineral aroma.

Taste: Lemon, orange, coriander, pale malt and a creamy finish. I never noticed just how heavily this beer is flavored with lemon and coriander. It's quite cloying.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body, sort of carbonated, a little booze and lots of wheat.

Drinkability: A decent brew. As a newbie I thought so highly of Blue Moon, but the cloying lemon/coriander flavor is overwhelming. Not terrible, though.

Photo of ChopperSmith
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I used to love this beer when it first arrived on the scene, and still have one from time to time. But after Coors bought the company, I've moved on to other Witbiers that I like a little better.

Appearance: Cloudy golden color with a nice thick head that doesn't retain long and leaves little lacing. I enjoy an orange slice with this beer.

Smell: Unmistakable scents of orange, coriander and yeast.

Taste: Sweet, malty, yeasty with the up front orange peel and coriander flavors that make this a unique beer.

Mouthfeel: Medium to high carbonation, a bit thin and watery.

Drinkability: Very easy to drink and a decent American version of a Belgian Witbier, but if given the choice I'd go for a couple of other Witbiers first, if possible.

Photo of KTCamm
3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the local BBQ joint. Pours a light amber color with minimal foam. The glass was ice cold which may have affected the head and retention.

Light citrus smell. Modest malt. Again, the ice cold glass I believe dampened the aroma.

Taste - this is a surprisingly good beer for a macro. They did their homework on this one. Slight citrus throughout, balanced by a wheaty, bready malt taste. Its clean w/o sediment. Tasty.

Very drinkable. Could easily have a bunch of these. People are very surprsied to find out this is made by Coors.

Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 5,774 ratings.