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Blue Moon Belgian White - Coors Brewing Company

Blue Moon Belgian WhiteBlue Moon Belgian White

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BA SCORE
78
okay

4,340 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 4340
Reviews: 1412
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 18.53%


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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CadensDad

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer has a nice golden color to it and the overall mouthful and taste is very nice. This is my go to beer. Very good session beer and throw a slice of orange in and you have an ultimate summer beer. I have a half of this in my kegerator right now. Enjoy!

Serving type: on-tap

07-03-2013 03:11:03 | More by CadensDad
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FLima

Brazil

3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange color with a thin head with short retention.
Light aroma of oranges, yeast, vanilla and wheat.
Flavor is much richer than nose. Wheaty with taste of oranges, some banana and a touch of coriander.
Medium body with medium carbonation and tiny bubbles. Effervescent with a zesty feeling.
Not extraordinary, but a good session beer that has also worked as a bridge to the craft beer world.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2013 17:48:53 | More by FLima
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

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

Poured from a bottle with a best by date of 5/19/14; into a pilsner glass.
Appearance - a deep hazy yellow, slightly orange, loads of carbonation that builds a decent, bubbly white head. Lacing is minimal.
Smell - primarily spice with hints of citrus.
Taste - refreshing and easy drinking wheat ale with a blend of spice and citrus.
Feel - not much to this; light and carbonated.
Overall - if you enjoy the style, this is a bargain.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 03:08:44 | More by DenverHopHead
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pjkelley82

New York

2.91/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I used to like Blue moon a lot. Definitely good with orange on draft.. agree that it's a good gateway beer to craft beer. Definitely good gateway into Belgium beer. However I have tasted far superior beers and would not recommend. Although it's not the worst beer you will ever drink.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 23:03:03 | More by pjkelley82
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Goosehunter75

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Pour a very pretty hazy honey with a nice 3 finiger bright white head. Decent retention as well

S - It has a slight floral aroma. There are hints of sweet malts and citrus in the background.

T - A little spicy up front. It has a nice maltiness to it as well withe tastes of lemon and orange in the background

M - A medium bodied beer that goes down easy. Nice carbonation as well

O - I've always enjoyed this beer. It was pobably one of the first craft beers I ever had. Lots of flavor in the beer and a good beer to introduce someone to craft beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 12:34:12 | More by Goosehunter75
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tviz33

New York

3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle in to weizen glass.

A- Pours a nice hazy orange/yellow body with a disappointing one finger head that disappears in seconds. Nice color, bad head.

S- Smells like oranges and a little spice. Not sure what else to say about it.

T- Mostly citrus, with some sort of cracker-like taste. A little bit of spice backs it up. This beer has a distinct taste when compared to others of the style, but it certainly does not rank among the top.

M- The feel is very full, yet light. Again, very different. Nice and bubbly and refreshing, however.

O- This is definitely a good gateway beer in to craft beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 18:11:46 | More by tviz33
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laramis

South Carolina

3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Hazy golden color poured with a two finger white head nice over all look very pleasing

S: Very noticeable wheat aroma as well as citrus and spices

T: It starts sweet banana like, there are strong spices present, there is mild citrus flavor as well as mild malts on the finish wheat is present through out

M: Bubbly and thick very pleasing it has a refreshing feel and is crisp as it goes down

O: This is a great beer in terms of availability ease of drinking and price its, a good beer in terms of flavor and popularity, and its a poor beer in terms of being a true micro brew. haters are gonna hate you can complain all you want that this is not true to its style or its mass produced, be a beer snob if you want. this is an enjoyable beer that is easy to get a hold of, its not the best in the world but it does the trick for me

Serving type: can

05-09-2013 06:47:23 | More by laramis
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bbluemzbeer

California

4.34/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer is good! I really do not care who makes it . The price is right is too! This would be good seesion beer. Can find anywhere in the US too.

Appearance: Yellow gold with onE finger head with a nice lacing.

Smells :Like citrus and orange .

Taste: Wheat, fruity yeast and orange. Finshes with nice grain / citrus.

Mouthful: Light, but not thin like water

Overall: This is a good beer! It has balance and refreshing which I look for in a beer. Whi cares if it is by Coors!

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2013 07:12:44 | More by bbluemzbeer
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy and iridescent yellow the head was stiff and solid.

The aroma has some orange, tangerine, coriander and lemon; there's a tinge of malt. The scent is quite nice.

The taste is a bit watered down but the aromas come through on the palate. Orange and tangerine set to the front while coriander and light malt finishes. Very refreshing and tasty this Witbier stands strong for an American macro brew.

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2013 01:49:57 | More by KYGunner
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nukem5

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours and nice golden color light tan had almost non-existent after a few minutes.

S: Aroma is of clove and banana light toasty malt very little hop presence.

T: Taste is of light toasted malts banana and clove.

M: Mouthfeel is medium bodied with decent carbonation and very little head retention.

O: Overall a decent beer for the price , I do like the spicey taste and silky feel around tongue.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2013 02:58:06 | More by nukem5
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MShirokov

Illinois

4.04/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I've had Blue Moon many times before and never really thought about how it compares to other beers. Yesterday it was the best beer the bar offered, so I drank a few.

The main thing that differentiates this beer is a pleasantly "toasty" taste. It's pretty good stuff. I wouldn't choose it if there were a bunch of craft beers available, and I'd probably drink Hoegaarden instead if they had it, but it's a pleasant above-average beer with some unique characteristics.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 14:53:15 | More by MShirokov
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.49/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First, a bit of background -- this, alongside Fat Tire, were my introductions to craft beer, and collectively changed my world. I've never properly reviewed Blue Moon, since learning that it was a MillerCoors product. Shame!

Pours cloudy gold, with a thick, white, fine head. No lace here.

Nose is citrus and spice. Light but pleasant.

Flavor is nice and mild, with plenty of wheat and spice (coriander). I get a definite citrus-orange tone, despite my adding no orange wedges as many bars and restaurants do with this brew. Not sure if this orange infusion is real or artificial, but Blue Moon remains a drinkable beer, and a definite "gateway" towards real craft beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2013 01:17:22 | More by secondtooth
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jrnichols

Missouri

3.14/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16 ounce can poured into a pint glass.

A: Cloudy, pale golden, with bubbles streaming up throughout the glass. A well proprtioned head whith moderate retention. Apperance remains the same thoughout the duration, does not dissipate.

S: Citrus notes a little yeasty. Not a whole lot going on smell-wise.

T: Notes of citrus and coriander up front, malty on the finish. Seems subdued for a Belgian style wheat beer, which I typically associate with a more robust flavor. Tastes good, but certainly does not wow me.

M: A full mouthfeel, very satisfying. A steady stream of bubbles persists long after the first pour.

O: A satisfying sessionable wheat beer. There are a lot of wheat beers I would choose over this one if given the choice, but this beer has the benefits of being easy to find, and costing less than most micro-brews. I can't find much to be excited about with this beer, but I can't find much too complain about either. I definitely think that a slice of orange or even lemon makes it a more satisfying drink, but then, I'm just a big fan of citrus in general.

Serving type: can

03-29-2013 01:44:37 | More by jrnichols
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

2.86/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Cloudy gold with 2 fingers of white head. Decent enough retention.

Nose
Lemon, sourdough and wheat.

Taste
Lemony citrus and tangy wheat. Sourdough bread and butter. Spent grains and a hint of nondescript spice.

Mouthfeel
Light-medium bodied, crisp and clean.

Overall
Try an Allagash White and never look back.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 23:56:19 | More by justintcoons
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orcsinspace

Virginia

4.19/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Anyone familiar with Busch Gardens Williamsburg, will know that it is an idealized, romanticized picture of Europe that is not exactly accurate. However, most people that visit will never know the difference and the stereotyped depictions are an extremely fun escape. This is exactly what Blue Moon is for me. I love any hazy beer generally, and I love witbier particularly. That said, Blue Moon is a great beer for me, although I know it is nothing like the beer it is posing as, and I prefer the real thing to it.

First, this beer looks awesome. It is golden and cloudy, and has a nice head to it. I pour bottles into a chalice cup because I find that like many Belgian beers, it opens the beer up more and enhances the flavor.

The smell is classic. I find that Blue Moon is nowhere near as popular as it was 10 years ago, but the new crop of beer elitist do not know what they are missing. I find that Blue Moon has a very distinct appearance, smell, and flavor--if you see someone being taken one in bar, you know it is a Blue Moon; I cannot say that for any other beer. The smell is slightly bready with hints of orange and coriander coming through. Not something I want ever day, but certainly worth it from time to time.

Finally, the flavor is outstanding. It is a very decent beer and I find it unique. The taste is extremely complex but not overpowering. The spice goes well with the thickness of the beer, and I find it unbalanced in a good way. The beer has a milky texture and it is enhanced by the distinct flavor of the beer. It is fruity, but at the same time wheaty.

Overall, this is a fairly decent beer. I am not saying that it is the best witbeir out there, but it is a fun beer. Blue Moon is kind of like Guinness in the fact that it is one of a kind and to many, is an archetype of a style. This is what makes it a classic.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 16:34:18 | More by orcsinspace
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The21ner


3.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I found this at my local liquor store. I'm not a fan of belgian white styles. But even i can recognize i good beer when i see one. Very smooth, drinkable, enjoyable. I repeat, i don;t like belgian white, but i like blue moon's version. Good beer...

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 22:12:38 | More by The21ner
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mmbeer

Alberta (Canada)

2.91/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Serving type: pint (proper wit style glass)
Serving type: much too warm, probably closer to 12 degrees Celsius
Feb 19, 2013

A: opaque, with an orange straw colour, about a finger of head that dissipated within five minutes leaving random lacing.

S: fairly true to style with light citrus, wheat, yeast and some light coriander.

T: citrus (primarily orange), a little banana, wheat, and yeast both very prominent.

M: this is where I take issue to this beer, it felt much to heavy and buttery(?) to me, the alcohol and acidity didn't cause this beer to become any crisper and it just felt tired and sluggish. Granted this may well be due to my pint coming from an older keg.

O: this is not a beer that I would seek out again, but if put in front of me properly chilled I would have no problem drinking it again.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2013 01:58:19 | More by mmbeer
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Serick507

Minnesota

2.8/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Enjoyed from a bottle into a Schells sampling glass.

A: Cloudy/hazy, deep golden orange, two fingers of head, lots of tiny streaming bubbles

S: Bready, wheat, small amount of citrus, like orange peel, not a ton of aroma

T: White bread, faint acidic orange peel, almost no spice, very carbonated, finish wet and not crisp, very drinkable though

M: soft, velvety, fluffy, thicker than water, very carbonated

O: good wheat beer starter, not very complex, extremely drinkable, if you don't like the taste of beer and like flavored beers go for it. Not enough spice and complexity for me as far as wheat beers go.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2013 03:34:26 | More by Serick507
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Mavigo

Michigan

3.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pilsner.

A: Pours a murky yellow color with a 1/2 inch white head that dissipates quick with minimal amounts of lacing.

S: Smells like wheat, grains, hints of citrus, has some earthy and fruity tones to it.

T: Tastes like wheat, barley, grains, with tinges of citrus and hops. Has a mellow sweetness to it.

M: Medium body with medium amounts of carbonation, easy going, can drink it pretty quick but is a tad filling for a wheat beer.

O: Overall, It's alright, I could pound gallons of this no sweat, very smooth and refreshing but not extraordinary.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2013 01:51:45 | More by Mavigo
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PaleZombie

Arizona

3.78/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured form a bottle into a pint glass

A- Very cloudy golden orange color with about a 1 finger head which quickly dissipated. Some visible bubbles streaming to the top with almost no lacing.

S- Fairly pleasant smell, wheat, some hints of orange and lemon, faint hints of some spices present.

T- The taste was fairly strong in wheat and some orange like citrus with some spices in the finish.

M- Extremely carbonated and fairly light in body. Very drinkable.

O- Overall this is a great lawn mower beer, goes down very easy and tastes pretty good with a little more to it than a typical lawnmower beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 04:39:57 | More by PaleZombie
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

LOOK: Cloudy golden orange color with a small white head that recedes to a ring. Looks like an unfiltered wit.

SMELL: Wheat, straw and a bit of orange citrus.

TASTE: Wheat malt and orange peel. A bit tangy with a note of Belgian yeast. Touch of clove and small spice. Little to no bitterness or hop flavor, and remains true to the style in that regard. Even balance. Mild and inoffensive, pretty citrusy.

FEEL: Light to medium bodied and wel carbonated. Easy drinking with lingering finish of citrus and dry spice.

OVERALL: A decent wit, and a gateway beer for many young beer drinkers to get into craft beer. Not bad for what it is, and is an easy drinker.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 19:36:30 | More by Stinkypuss
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dhannes

Wisconsin

4.23/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap in a chilled pint glass at the Rainforest Cafe in Woodfield Mall.

A=Nice rich, golden color with a slight white head. Appealing cloudiness present as well.

S=Citrusy...lemons and oranges.

T=I have had this in 10+ years, but recalled not carrying for it at the time. This time, I enjoyed the sweet fruity backbone, and the belgian yeast. Wheat was not overpowering.

M=Excellent...medium light body with lower than average moderation...very drinkable and would make an excellent lawnmower beer.

0=I would definitely order a tap of this at a bar in the summer, but not enough to spring for a 6-pack.

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2013 04:05:13 | More by dhannes
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Mdog

Minnesota

2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Cloudy yellow-gold, big head.

Smell: Yeasty, wheat.

Taste & Feel: Very slick on the first impression. Wheat and orange come through but seems a little watery. Spices very minimal.

Comments: Received as a gift so wrote up a review. I've had this beer on tap before, it's a decent last resort if I am not in the mood for a light beer but nothing craft is available. It's ok, but this bottle really had nothing going on beyond the wheat and orange, no witbier spices to speak of.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 20:48:14 | More by Mdog
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KingSlayer

California

3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 fl oz bottle
poured a pale golden hazy liquid, 1 and a half finger soapy white head, poor retention, no lacing. wonderful nose composed of wheat, orange and spices, so fresh and delicate. palate was a little bit of a let down, the orange and spices are still there but kind of lost in the cardboardy taste of the wheat/oats, plus a bit sour and dry.
light bodied, prickly carbonation.
overall a refreshing perfumy brew for hot days, but the wheat and sour flavors didnt let the other components play as much as i would like to. i guess wheat isnt really my type..

Edit: i had half of the beer "pure" and the other half with an orange slice as garnish, and then even dropped it inside the glass. the slice didnt improve the flavor, so for me the slice was a non significative factor to take into account.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 01:20:30 | More by KingSlayer
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cyclonece09

Maryland

3.59/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz "pint: glass. Pours a nice cloudy semi-transparent straw with really no head, but limited lacing. Smells of wheat and orange. Tastes of wheat with a slight orange flavor. Beer is overcarbonated, but very drinkable, with more flavor than most mass produced beers for still having a light body. Overall, a slightly above average beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2013 05:01:05 | More by cyclonece09
Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 4,340 ratings.