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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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5,955 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 5,955
Reviews: 1,571
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 18.82%
Wants: 74
Gots: 1,196 | 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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Ratings: 5,955 | Reviews: 1,571
Photo of roddwolff
3.09/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Cloudy yellow color, non filtered, the surface is orange, two finger of foamy head without consistency, but good retention;

S: Wheat and malt, some citrus notes of orange peel and coriander;

T: Mild, wheat and malt again, and essences of coriander and spices;

M: Refreshing, medium bitterness, medium body and creamy;

D: Good beer.

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

Has a light wheat color with a light orange-yellow hue when poured. Head was thin and white. Aroma was filled with spice and citrus, which was also in the taste. Taste overall was a bit watery, but good overall. There are better witbiers out there, but you can't go wrong with this, probably a good starter beer as well.

Photo of mikeborglum
3.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

very popular wheat beer available everywhere, standard setup with and orange, I have heard it referred to as a great 'beginner beer'. Very easy to drink but I can only drink a couple in a sitting. I guess it's a little too sweet to drink a lot of.

Photo of Duxx
3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into standard pint glass

A: My biggest ding on this beer is the appearance. I like the color, an orangish yellow color but... Blue Moon calls this a Belgian White but it's not anywhere near white!! Not true to style. Reclassify the beer to match the style...

S: This one has a good smell. I like the orange/lemon smell. Some may find it too strong and artificial like the orange oil wood cleaner my wife uses.

T: Surprisingly good. Especially, since I really am not a big fan of wheat beers in general. Not the sharp tart wheat taste. Much sweeter and orangish in the finish. Corriander?? I don't know what that flavor is...so I can't comment.

M: Way too carbonated for me! The carbonation comes back to haunt you after each drink, if you know what I mean. (beer burp X 3).

D: I had trouble finishing the glass before it was half gone. Again, too carbonated as it comes out of the bottle. Would be very difficult to drink with out bleeding off some of the carbonation pouring it into the glass. I liked it much better after repeatedly shaking the carbonation out of the glass,

Photo of scottchesterhall
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I've heard the criticisms for awhile now about how Blue Moon is Coors' covert operation to infiltrate the craft brew market, but I wanted to decide for myself.

A - I was immediately disappointed by how golden this beer was for a belgian wit. Far more golden than any other wits I've had, though it had the unfiltered haze of a belgian.

S - The smell and flavor had the characteristic spicing of a belgian--mild orange & coriander--nice.

T - BUT--once you read this, I fear you'll never taste it in any other way, so be forewarned--it's a classic Coors pilsner masked as a Belgian wit. If I took a Coors, added a little haze, and a little spice, I'd have a Blue Moon. It tasted like a cheap American pilsner (maybe the best of the cheap American macrobrews, but cheap nonetheless.)

M - fine, no comment.

D - Easy to drink, but so is water.

I wanted to keep an open mind, but now I'm on the bandwagon: this beer is a conspiracy.

Photo of usryguitar117
4.15/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

12 ounce brown bottle.

A - Cloudy yellow. Maybe even a burnt orange if you will.

S - I smell a lot of banana in my bottle? Maybe a little orange zest. Honestly if you were to blind fold me upon smelling i'd think it was a banana shake.

T - Zesty n smooth. Sweet spice somewhere toward the end.

M - Crisp, light, smooth. Somewhat creamy.

D - Almost too easy to drink. Dare i say addicting.

I really enjoyed this stuff.

Photo of ruckus232
4.1/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 Ounce brown bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Cloudy yellow in color with a really nice white head but not a large amount of lacing.

Smell: Lemon/coriander smell with a little bit of a grain smell

Taste: Lemony but with more of the maltier sweetness of the grains. The taste is subtle but very good, not at all like other whites, it lacks the spiciness (good or bad).

Photo of Augustiner719
3.42/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass:

Appearance: very orange, cloudy brew with a murkey thickness that is unlike the style i have seen. Very orange color with a medium white fluffy head that recededs to a mere layer and then straight to beer in seconds. Little lacing.

Smell: Smells orangy, clovey and has a distinct orange oil aroma.

Taste: tastes a little fake and artificial. very refreshing and medium bodied. Overly carbonated though and too spritzy, especially with producing a medecore head.

Mouthfeel: Overly carbonated, thin and not memorable. Very thin, and coats the palate for a short time.

Drinkability: Where this lacks in complexities, it gains in drinkability as it does not overwhelm the palate and has a good abv for long sessions. An orange would benefit this beer greatly as it would add more complexity and I am sure its brewed to be accompanied by one.

Photo of GRG1313
3.71/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours hazy orange amber; light white head/ fades to nothing.

Nice floral nose of light oranges, light honey and light pepper.

Mouthfeel is thin/medium and actually very nice.

Flavors are clean, bright with light spice, light black pepper and undertonds of oranges an clove.

All in all quite a nice surprise from a very light beer. Pleasant/ proof positive that a lighter style beer can have nice flavors and some sophistication, even if brewed on a gigantic level. Nice surprise here.

Photo of Stigs
3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz poured into a pint glass...

A - pours about a finger of tight frothy white foam, falling slowly. the beer is a very cloudy strong gold color, with a butt-load of carbonation.

S - a mix of citrus (mostly orange), banana, some coriander near the end. thin.

T - tons of orange, some nice spiciness.

M - loads and loads of carbonation, very thin body. nice crispness near the end which makes it quite refreshing.

D - mildly drinkable. gets a bad rap but actually not bad at all. probably one of the first "craft" beers i ever had...remember thinking it tasted like sweet belgian waffles or froot loops.

Photo of yuriruley
3.23/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance - golden color with a white head.

Smell - citrus, spices, little bread smell.

Taste - follows the smell, citrus and spice.

Mouthfeel - crisp and light.

Drink - easy to drink, have drank way too much of this stuff.

Decent beer, nothing special. Great for parties or an ok standby at a not so great bar.

Photo of wahhmaster
3.17/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a nonic imperial pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy orange-ish color with a tight fizzy head that dissipates almost immediately and leaves no discernible lacing.

Smell: Smells wheaty with hints of orange and spices.

Taste: Very fruity with strong wheat flavors as well. Hints of spices in the background (the label says coriander).

Mouthfeel: Fairly crisp and refreshing. Heavily carbonated but not overwhelmingly so.

Drinkability: A solid beer and a good showing by a macro corporation. Nothing life-changing but a solid, cheap beer.

Photo of Phyl21ca
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Draft: Poured a hazy orangey color ale with a small foamy had with average retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of sugary wheat malt with light bubblegum notes. Taste is bit too sweet for the style with some bubblegum notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not bad too not spiced enough with too much residual sugar.

Photo of rfgetz
3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

For a beer that i used to have so often, in leiu of BMC Lite products, it sure took me a damn while to finally sample another after begining to review brews late last year.

Pours a cloudy golden oranage color with a full frothy white head, but with little retention, ok lacing. Scent is a huge candied orange whiff with hints of corriander and white pepper. Taste follows scent with an almost cloyingly sweet candied orange flavor. Spices (corriander, white pepper) are there but do littl eto mask the sweetness. Needs any presence of grains or hops to balance it out. Lighter side of medium bodied, active carbonation, big aftertaste that lingers long. Overall, it tastes slightly too sweet and candied and needs grains to balance is out (see Alagash for help)

Photo of HURTemHIZZY
3.66/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at a seafood bar.

The orange flavor is evident from the pour, as it pours a hazy orangeish color. One and a half finger white head dissipates to a thin ring in about 2 minutes and left a tiny bit of lacing. Lacing was a bit disappointing because the pour and the head were very nice.

Smells of orange, some coriander, and some spices. Could do for a bit more to the aroma, can't distinguish much malts or hops.

Tastes a bit better than the smell. Has the same flavors: orange, coriander, and spices. The spices in the taste follow a bit of hoppiness that adds a nice touch to the flavor that the aroma did not have.

Medium to light bodied beer with a nice amount of carbonation. Very drinkable.

Photo of flagmantho
3.82/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: cloudy light golden color with a two-finger white head with little persistence.

Smell: very nice citrusy wheat aroma with hints of coriander.

Taste: a little mild, even for a witbier. Flavor is good though; I like the balance of spices. I would just like to have a little more flavor overall.

Mouthfeel: relatively light body but I like the level of carbonation (it is appropriate to a witbier). Texture is quite creamy.

Drinkability: I know I point out above that it is a little mild for my taste; while that is true, it is still an extremely sessionable beer. It's among my favorites for band practice or watching football.

Photo of rfabian
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a glass tumbler it forms a 5 mm white head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing. The Aroma is faintly of citrus and wheat. The color is golden orange and cloudy. The taste is of spice and citrus with some wheat coming through after a bit. Mouth-feel is good with moderate to strong carbonation. It's a fine brew, and I could knock one after another of these back in an evening. Much to be preferred over the rest of the stuff you find on tap in some places.

Photo of MikeRa
3.85/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A: This ale has a Hazy Orange with a little bit of white head that fades quickly.

S: You can smell the wheat and the oranges in this ale.

T: It has a citrus taste with a hint of coriander present in the ale.

M: This ale goes down smooth.

D: This is a excellent Belgian Style Witbier that I can drink over and over again. I never have a piece of citrus fruit in my witbier, by choice of course.

Photo of alpinebryant
3.34/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a light hazy orange, large white head that subsides relatively quickly.

A: Wheat, orange, spices , faint dough flavor

T: tastes crisp, citrus, wheat , very weak coriander present and some other spice. After the citrus fades, dull cardboard flavor

M: Decent body, not water but definitely not thick.

D: A good witbier and the price point is hard to beat. Definitely a crowd pleaser if you are having people over. Even more so in the summer sitting poolside. I have had better wits but Coors still does a decent job with this one.

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

Pours a hazy orange/yellow color with an white head that has a little bit of lacing.

Smells mainly of citrusy orange and lemon with some spice notes present as well.

Taste is pretty much dominated by the citrus flavors, the mild spiciness comes through in the end as well as some wheat/grain.

Light mouthfeel with a good amount of carbonation, finishes clean and refreshing.

Not a bad beer at all, a little tangy with high drinkability. Won't turn this down if it's at a party or a bar downtown.

Photo of mothman
3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into Town Hall Weizen glass

Pours 1 finger of creamy white head. Fairly good retention, but no lace. Color is a very hazed dull orange sunset. A ton of carbonation bubbles rush to the top.

Aroma: Very crisp spices, orange peel, coriander, cloves, wheat.

Taste: Well, the spices hit up front nice right away, but then they fade instantly. The orange peel and coriander are good for about a second before they fade. Then it is just a dull wheat flavor finishing through.

Mouthfeel: Extremely crisp, a little bit smooth, and slightly refreshing. Light to medium bodied with a high amount of carbonation. Ends with sticky bland aftertaste.

Overall, this beer isn't all that bad. I like the spices up front but not how they die of so quick. I can see myself drinking this in the right place and time. Not something I would obviously seek out though. It is somewhat drinkable, but way too over-carbonated for me

Photo of Faune
3.02/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The head disappeared pretty quickly. The Smell was pretty good, Wheat, citrus fruits and coriander. The taste and the mouth feel were, IMHO, a bit of a letdown in comparison to other witbiers. It felt as if they were watered down, the taste was very faint. This was a decent beer but, I'd rather have another witbier with more flavor.

Photo of donniecuffs
3.1/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a weizen glass (with no orange slice), a hazy amber, with less than a finger of white head that collapsed quickly, and didn't lace very well. The smell did reveal the expected lemon zest and clove, but it was mild and overpowered by yeastiness and wheat. The flavor confirmed this; mostly wheat'ish flavor with very, very subtle lemon, orange peel, and spice. The feel was light with decent carbonation...certainly light enough to session. However, I'd rather grab a Hoegaarden for more flavor.

Photo of PintOHops
3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 24oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance/Smell - Appeared a super clouded golden/amber with a 1 finger head that dissipated rather quickly. Some dark particles can be seen floating around, kind of a turn off, and the lacing wasn't worth a mention. Smelled of dominant but not intense wheat/yeast aroma, with hints of sweet malt, and zesty orange & lemon peel. Simple.

Taste/Mouthfeel - Tasted of dominant wheat/bready flavors with a bit of sweetness, not much citrus here but rather lemon/orange zests toward the finish. Touch of bitterness, nothing to much, kinda tastes like somethings missing, needs complexity. Mouthfeel was slightly chewy, mud like & extremely smooth, bit of crispness and medium bodied.

Drinkability/Final thoughts - Well this beer was decent I guess, it's extremely drinkable but it lacked in appearance & flavor. I though the flavor needed more zests & spice, and allot more citrus, it was just a little water as well, but not bad. I could drink 3-4, or as many as I wanted really, not a seeker though, I would pass.

Photo of drcarver
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - a cloudy soft orange color with a 1 finger creamy head. Head lasts and laces well down the side of the glass.

S - heavier in the bitter orange aroma than most wit's and light in the coriander. Creamy aroma rises as well.

T - a pop of orange comes first with a more sour lemony undertone follows. The coriander is there but more subdued than others of the styles (like Hoegaarden and Alagash White) Having said that it lacks the complexity of others as well

M - nice medium body with a bit of tartness that makes your mouth tingle.

D - great session beer. great lawn-mower beer. great summer beer. Only danger I run is a headache if I've had too many.

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Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 5,955 ratings.