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Blue Moon Belgian White | Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Belgian WhiteBlue Moon Belgian White

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kbub6f on 08-15-2001

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Photo of PorterPro125
3.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Blue moon finally came to Canada under the alias "Belgian Moon". Ordered an 18 oz glass (served with a slice of orange) at La Cage in Montreal. Nothing special, just a great tasting wheat beer. Similar to Shock Top but with less of a citrus punch

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Photo of jancona
3.71/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not the most mature tasting white out there but not entirely bad. You do get nice hints of coriander though the orange gets to be a bit much - not orange peel like you would want but more like orange flavoring. Also some hints of what tastes like lager yeast as it warms.

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Photo of DirtyMikeandTheBoys
3.8/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden straw color with a nice thick white head. A bit of cream in the taste but not overly sweet. A good average Belgian white but not the best. Big brewery craft beer if you would call it. Good in summer or winter. Average.

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Photo of jstrickler278
4.3/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a beautiful looking beer that smells great! Highly recommended to be poured into a glass that has been in the freezer with a slice of Orange. This beer has a nice ABV, not too strong and leaves a citrus flavor on your tongue.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
3.01/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

hazy golden yellow color. not much of a head, maybe I should have poured more vigorously, foam recedes quickly - no lacing. scent is yeast, wheat, and maybe a hint of citrus. taste is similar with a subtle note of spices. its very smooth and refreshing on a hot summer day, but overall lacks a distinct flavor and is somewhat boring.

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Photo of MissYa
4.11/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great tasting squeezing an eighth of an orange in such beer. Gotta pour into glass to fully enjoy your senses from look, tastes, smell & feel. 2 glassed & I'm enjoying the buzz. :)

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Photo of Brian_L-2056
3.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought a 6-pack at a local convenience store because that's the only thing they had close to a craft beer. Pours a nice hazy orange color into a pint glass. Can get a nice foamy head, if you want. Just a little lacing and does not stay with you very well. Initial taste is a little off if I'm comparing it strictly to other witbier's. The Orange flavor is nice but sometimes kind of overpowering, can not really detect any other flavors except maybe a little yeast. This brew seams very filling to me though. Overall, it's an ok brew but not impressive at all.

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Photo of Stewinator
4.32/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

L - Looks like a standard yellow beer, with some cloudyness.
S - Smells wheaty with mild hops and citrus
T - Tastes so wheaty its like eating a piece of bread, but I don't necessarily mind that. Noticeably mild citrus aftertaste.
F - Smooth, only one word to describe it.

O - Leaves you wanting more after the smooth finish. Great for social gatherings with a range of different beer drinkers.

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Photo of MAFC_Trainer
4.1/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out to a hazy golden orange with not much head.
To the nose you can get a hint of citrus orange maybe a little clove
taste pretty good. citrus orange same as the smell. suggest to garnish w and orange
feel is really smooth goes down easy not overly carbonated
good American wheat beer. doesn't meet up to the german or Belgium but still is a good wheat

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Photo of Nichol
3.22/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Out of all the mass produced beers out there, this is one that I will still drink even after having explored much more complex (and, let's face it, better) beers. I think it makes a good introductory for the uninitiated - it's on the sweet side and very mellow. Of course, I don't go out of my way for it and I don't drink it often, but once in a while you just gotta go out with a good group of friends, get a garlic burger at the Cotton Bottom and a pitcher of Blue Moon.

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Photo of Malt_Man
2.89/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served cool from 330ml bottle into Brooklyn American pint glass.

L) Medium to light orange-brown, very cloudly. 1cm very dense white head.

S) Errr - weak strawberry yoghurt. No 'orange peel and corriander' or 'beer'.

T) Very mild Wit-ish flavour hidden behind a milky watery wall of nothing. Slight clove in the aftertaste. Very bland.

F) A definite milky heaviness to the fluid. Carbonation muted for the style, but no real problems here.

O) Hoegaarden is a far superior mass-market Wit beer, opt for that instead.

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Photo of James954
1.97/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

One of those beers that you could swear used to taste different (better) a number of years ago.

Smell - Kind of fragranced, but nothing that will deter you.

Taste- Mix of citrus and sour, kind of like if you made a beer to mirror Sweet&Sour mixer for cocktails. The coriander come out a lot in the aftertaste though.

I could almost swear this beer was a good wheat beer with a pear,apple, and banana smell and taste in earlier years...

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Photo of NatsuruSenou
4.97/5  rDev +46.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Its a good intro to the wheat ale/witbier style. This is made with wheat, if you look on the bottle it says wheat, orange peel and coriander. I can taste the citrus from the orange, and the wheat taste as well. It has the beautiful hazy color of most wheat ales. This is a good introduction to witbiers. It doesn't have the slight spice that the Sam Adams i had along side it. Theres another significant difference. The alcohol in this beer, creeps up on you. Samuel Adams Summer Ale, Which i had along side this, hits you straight up. The mouthfeel is kind of medium to light bodied. with a light bubbly natural feeling carbonation from the brewing process. Goes down smooth, with no bitterness. Its an overall good quality beer, But there are better examples. This one just gets high ratings, because I like it personally, and I am very used to this beer and I love it. Downsides, for some other craft drinkers that they may or may not care for, Its Coors. For me, not a problem who brews it, as long as its good. Also, its a tad sweet for people that that matters to. I like it. It leaves me wishing for the nice spice of the Samuel Adams though. I would drink it again. Some people say the head is Puny with the foam, on this one, it is quite a bit less than the other wheat ales I have tried.

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Photo of Soulshiner7
3.94/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

I enjoyed it. First beer I ever tried.
Look: cloudy yellow white, thin head
Smell: spices come through, fruit notes don't
Taste: good, easily drinkable, slight bitterness
Feel: thin

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Photo of Slaterlovesbeer
2.51/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Puny withering head. Cloudy amber color. Aroma is of a rotten grain field. Flavour is bitter but not pleasantly so. Stale wheat thins and urine. Smooth and almost refreshing mouthfeel is murdered by unpleasant taste. Not a fan of wheats but I can appreciate one if its good but this is not. Would rather drink natty lite. Save your money and buy something better.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.23/5  rDev -5%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Pours hazy orange/amber with a large, quickly fading head.
Nose shows doughy wheat, orange peel, coriander, heavy floral and herbal notes.
Flavours are quite sweet and include massive orange peel notes.

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Photo of BeerPredator
4.06/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy yellow orange with lasting carbonation. Smells of citrus and coriander, very pleasant. Tastes of citrus, wheat, and coriander. Easy to drink with carbonated feel throughout drink.

Beer snobs knock this because its a macro-brewed craft beer (if such a thing exists) but it honestly is an extremely well made drinkable beer. Is it bad to add an orange slice and "fruit the beer"? Whatever the verdict, its an interesting addition to the beer that makes it even more enjoyable.

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Photo of Pocker
3.96/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

One of the better and more popular commercial/domesticish beers out there. Here in MN(and I'm sure a few other places) we have shocktop who is competing at this point but I don't think can touuch Blue Moon. In a glass with an orange is pretty much the norm for this beer and works very well. Decent head and smooth flavor. Hard to drink these all night however as it is with any of these citrus-y beers.Decent price though really gives this beer a boost.

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Photo of hopphead31415
3.28/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Look-Has a hazy light orange gold color with a foamy head.

Smell-I get sweet orange, citrus, lemon peel, tangerine, and a wheat yeast smell, too.

Taste-It tastes like it smells, but the aromas are more muted. This is a smooth beer with lots of citrus and yeast components. You will see corresponding sediments at the bottom from the yeast. The malts are grainy and wheat.

Mouthfeel-It is crisp and smooth with mild fizzy carbonation. It is light-bodied and with a small bite from the miniscule alcohol which is 5.4% ABV.

Overall-It is a classic wheat beer and is a good go-to beer for the novice beer drinker. Serve chilled and enjoy.

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Photo of DrewsBrews450
3.71/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Orange juice color with a head that dies to nothing.. A/T orange, oats, slight lemon, wheat bread.. Thin body.. Good beer that's better then it's made out to be

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Photo of GormBrewhouse
4.09/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

look, hazy yellow with some sediment as a 12 ozer is poured into a pint beer glass
smell. very little but what does come off the glass is mildly pleasing
taste, light almost gracefull. the perfict beer on a hot day after logging in the heat.
feel, feels good
overall, for a light wit beer it is wonderful. very drinkable and light, pleasant, and perfict for summer

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

A decent wheat beer for the price and from a macro brewery. Nothing spectacular happening here but nothing offensive either. Nice banana in the taste and aroma but also a hint of corn (?)...

Easy to drink and the best beer you might get in a bar that's been hijacked by the macro brewery...

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Photo of djura
3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Tick white creamy head. Pale unclear, light orange color.
S - Banana, grape..
T/M - Drinkable, medium carbonated. Citrus, clove, banana, creamy.

O - Sweet and drinkable, smooth.

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Photo of zac16125
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a hefe glass
some numbers on the bottom but I cannot discern a date from them

A: Very hazy, golden orange, 1 plus fingers width of white head, decent retention, leaves a small amount of lacing. 3.75

S: Lots of citrus with sweet orange and tart lemon, some spice with subtle clove. Not a ton going on, and definitely not complex, but a very pleasant aroma. 3.75

T: Sweet wheat, a small amount of spice, much more subtle citrus than on the nose, small amount of bitterness. Decent taste, but nothing special. 3.25

M/D: Lighter side of medium body, carbonation on the heavier end which is appropriate, somewhat filing which I often find to be the case with wheat beers, drinkability is average. 3.5

O: Decent beer. Not something I drink often but on a hot summer day at a non-beer bar it might be the best option. 3.5

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Photo of FrostyStephen15
4.14/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Blue Moon is one of my go-to beers. As a matter of fact, there's most of a six-pack sitting in my fridge right now. I know it's brewed by Coors, but it's a good beer and only about fifty cents more expensive than budweiser. I usually drink it straight from the bottle, but when I do have it on draught, it's an unfiltered beer with an orange-ish hue and small white head. It smells of orange and wheat, with the same taste. Very citrusy, not watery, and not too carbonated. Unless I'm looking for something in particular (such as a chocolate stout or IPA), when I go to the store, this is what I pick up. Also, it's more alcoholic than nearly all "common" American beers, so I can't help but give it points there. This is my go-to brew for almost any and every occasion.

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Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 1,605 ratings.