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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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BA SCORE
78
okay

5,654 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 5,654
Reviews: 1,473
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.88%
Wants: 56
Gots: 807 | 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 jeremyd365
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a golden tan with a very foamy head. Smelled pretty pleasant being slightly fruity. It tasted like a wheaty/banana-ish hefeweizen and was pretty decent. It was my first experience with blue moon and although wheat beers aren't usually my thing, this was pretty enjoyable and drinkable.

jeremyd365, Apr 26, 2008
Photo of hdofu
3.88/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

All and all not a bad beer,. Tastes fruitier on tap then it does when you drink it from a bottle. The color is a brownish orange. The taste is tangy and fruity almost like a ripe orange. Mouthfeel is smooth and sudsy. The smell was that ripe fruit. It'd be easy to go a couple of rounds on this beer. Shocked that something of this caliber came from Coors.

hdofu, Apr 22, 2008
Photo of osi
3.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Nothing out of the ordinary. Cloudy, murky deep orange with decent trace. Head was not that great.

S - Not too much going on here just malts, had no realy essence of hops anywhere. Traces of spices although I would say minimal.

T - Not too bad if you are looking for an all pale malt brew. That is all that was there, good ol' malts. Decent wheat essence as well.

M - Light to medium body with high carbonation. Not too bad, guess it fits this beer fine.

D - Pretty good level of drinkability here. I would suggest always taking the optional orange in there. This brew needs it, too bland without it. Adds a nice authentic citrusy effect to it. Definitely better whites out there, easily, but for the availability and the price it is usually a better choice than most other macros.

osi, Apr 22, 2008
Photo of rkinsella
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a weiss glass. No orange slice.

Appearance - Cloudy medium yellow, 1 inch foamy head, decent lacing down most of the glass.

Smell - Biscuit notes, yeasty, and touch of citrus. I found a hint of roasted marshmallow as well.

Taste - Crisp, yeasty, bit of tanginess, balanced minimal bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel - Nice and round.

Drinkability - Refreshing on a summer day.

Overall, sometimes the best option when you are out at a bar. But it didn't grab me as being something that I would go out of my way to find.

rkinsella, Apr 20, 2008
Photo of nem2006
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had it on tap in a weizen glass. The color is a cloudy golden with orange hues. Held a nice head and left some lacing on the glass. Had a somewhat sweet smell. Citrusy.

A very smooth drink with a slight bitter finish at the end. I used to not like this beer at all, but it has grown on me quite a bit. Can definitely taste the citrus, orange hint. Hence it being served with an orange slice at most bars. Definitely a good go-to beer at a bar which might not have much other selection.

nem2006, Apr 19, 2008
Photo of Portertime
3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was surprised to find out that this was a Coors product but c'est la vie. I ordered it for the first time at a cool hookah bar in Fort Myers, FL. Served in a tall pilsener glass iced cold with an orange slice. Appearantly this is the prime way to enjoy it. Looks very cloudy orangish color. Smells of mild wheat and citrus undertones. Taste of fine yeast esters with hint of orange and grains. Not a bad sipper

Portertime, Apr 17, 2008
Photo of KarlHungus
2.2/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This beer pours a hazy pale orange color. The head is two inches in height, and recedes rather quickly for a wheat beer into thin lacing. The aroma is of orange peel and lemons with a corny, adjunct backbone. The taste has a lot of bland maltiness, with almost no orange peel or lemon. The mouthfeel is light bodied with a lot of carbonation. Overall, this is a very poor example of the witbier. I will not drink this again.

KarlHungus, Apr 15, 2008
Photo of PhillyStyle
3.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle, it produced a nice white head that took its time to dissipate. When held up to light, it had a nice cloudy golden orange hue to it.

S: It has a light sweet aroma to it, hints of citrus and yeast

T: One can definitely taste citrus, but it is not overpowering. Pretty light and sweet.

M: Has a decent body to it, but is a bit watery and has too much carbonation.

D: Very easy to drink, with or without a slice of orange. I drank a few with some friends who don't stray much from the mass produced light beers and they enjoyed it and said that they would pick some up from time to time.

This is a good summer beer, but definitely not of the same class as say a St. Bernardus Witbier.

PhillyStyle, Apr 14, 2008
Photo of illidurit
3.05/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a goblet. Light in color even for the style, with a fizzy white head that recedes without leaving behind any lacing. Aroma is lemony and wheaty, with maybe a touch of spice. Pretty average. Tastes watered down, with the predictable citrus and grain. Seriously lacking the complexity that makes, say, St. Bernardus Witbier so great. Mouthfeel is highly carbonated and thin. High drinkability.

illidurit, Apr 12, 2008
Photo of nasty15108
3.88/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pilsner glass.

A - Poured a cloudy yellow color with slight orange hues when held up to the light. The pour produced an ample sized white foam head with sticky spotty lacing throughout.

S - Yeasty aroma with strong hints of citrus.

T - Yeasty bready flavor up front, followed by a slightly spicy citric finish.

MF&D - Thin bodied, crisp and refreshing. A good effort at the Belgian White style of ale from a macro brewery. A good summer session ale.

nasty15108, Apr 11, 2008
Photo of Sorgasm
2.83/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance - served in a weizen glass with an orange wedge. pale orange with a decent white head. not the wit i'm used to staring at, but its by coors..

smell - a little sweet. that damn orange wedge has more to offer the nose than the beer.

taste - yep, coors alright. a noble effort, but no witbier. its light and sweet, but nothing else.

mouthfeel - too carbonated for the style. doesn't feel much like a wit.

drinkability - very drinkable since its light and sweet. no wonder this is the go to beer for sorority girls..

Sorgasm, Apr 09, 2008
Photo of ColoradoBobs
3.63/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery tasting room in Golden, Colorado.

Cloudy light orange-amber under a decent white head that lasts well.

Smell is grassy cracker malt base under a solid coriander-citrus top. Smells nice, though not very strong.

Taste is the same as the smell. Pleasant and thirst-quenching. Slight hop notes in the dry finish.

Mouthfeel is nice, round and smooth.

Drinkability is good.

A decent American imitation of a Belgian Witbier. This is certainly the best thing Coors makes. The tour-guide at the brewery said it's their fastest-growing beer. Sadly, 70% of what they sell is still Coors light. Oh well.

ColoradoBobs, Apr 08, 2008
Photo of bltzburgh
2.8/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is a summer beverage, one drank by the pool. I have had both with and without the slice of orange. It poors with a decent color, small head. Not a beer thats going to over impress or offend. The orange added maked it feel like that summer pool beer, which is a good thing considering the average flavor. I am looking forward to trying their seasonal "rising moon" which I picked up tonite for our next beer club meeting.

bltzburgh, Apr 05, 2008
Photo of bluemoonswoon
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a weizen glass.

A: Pours a pale yellowish orange with cloudy yeast sediment weaving its way to the bottom of the glass. Two inch foamy and pure white head held up by a small amount of carbonation it bubbles down rather slowly into a cap leaving nearly no lacing.

S: Quite dusty, not really what I was thinking when imagining a wit. I mean it is undoubtedly yeasty but things like coriander and orange peel seem subdued if even there at all , rather bland and bready.

T/MF: The orange peel and coriander is more noticeable here, light and crisp and pretty refreshing but tastes a bit too much like rice overall and cuts into the richer flavors of the orange peel and other spices. The finish is pretty long and the better aspects of this beer take more precedence than in the initial tasting.

D: Not bad, not great, but a decently refreshing beer, easy drinking and pretty light. A little boring but a pretty solid offering especially from one of the big boys.

bluemoonswoon, Apr 05, 2008
Photo of deltatauhobbit
4.1/5  rDev +20.9%
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.

deltatauhobbit, Mar 31, 2008
Photo of bozebus17
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

bozebus17, Mar 30, 2008
Photo of hyland24
3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

hyland24, Mar 29, 2008
Photo of PheerNoBeer
4.22/5  rDev +24.5%
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...

PheerNoBeer, Mar 16, 2008
Photo of dnichols
3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

dnichols, Mar 10, 2008
Photo of chsanders
4.35/5  rDev +28.3%
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.

chsanders, Mar 09, 2008
Photo of aquaderek
3.28/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

aquaderek, Mar 09, 2008
Photo of pb9613
2.98/5  rDev -12.1%
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."

pb9613, Mar 08, 2008
Photo of 1fastz28
3.28/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

1fastz28, Mar 02, 2008
Photo of berserker256
3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

berserker256, Feb 29, 2008
Photo of Hoagie1973
3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
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!"

Hoagie1973, Feb 29, 2008
Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 5,654 ratings.