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Blue Moon Belgian White - Coors Brewing Company

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77
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5,817 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,817
Reviews: 1,515
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.88%
Wants: 64
Gots: 990 | 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 BigMike
2.88/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had a couple pints of this last week at the local Chilli's.

A cloudy,hazy orange color with about 1 finger head to it. Not much lacing.
They serve it with an orange wedge.

Smell is very light with slight citrus aroma.

Taste is light and citrusy with a slight spiceyness to it.

This is a good summer beer and is pretty refreshing.
Not something i would drink on a regular basis but not bad on a hot day if nothing else is available.

Photo of projectflam86
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Hazy orange/yellow color with decent off white head that quickly fades.

S- Strong wheat and orange nose with some spices. A faint whiff of astringency is apparent as well.

T- Crisp light wheat flavor with orange spice and hints of corriander. No hops to speak of.

M- Nice amount of carbonation for the style. Not alot of alcohol flavor making it relatively smooth and light.

D- Overall a decent Belgian White that falls short of others but is still quite drinkable.

Photo of FrothyBeverage
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap with orange slice. The apperance is a cloudy golden orange color. You cannot see through the glass due to the opaque color. Minimal head and soapy lace. The smell is a very faint aroma of citrus and wheat. Not much to speak of on the smell. The taste is a blend of well ballanced flavors. There are hints of wheat, yeast, barley, citrus, and spices. The mouth feel is a major strong point. The beer has a very pleasant tingle on your tounge and is very carbonated. I find this beer very drinkable and is well ballanced. This is a good summer beer.

Photo of allrizz
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I like this beer during the hot summer.

Appearance: It pours a cloudy orangish color with a white head.

Aroma: Orange/Citrus smell; spices; even some yeast.

Taste: Orange; wheat; spices

Drinkable but I feel it smells better than it tastes. I do drink it from time to time, depending what else is on tap.

Photo of acelin
4.4/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type: Bottle, poured into a glass.

Appearance: Very good color, darker than I expected for a Belgian White.

Smell: A very strong citrus smell, you can smell the malt as well.

Taste: Very good Wheat taste, a little too bitter for my liking. If you want more of a hoppy taste in your wheat beer, go for this over others.

Mouthfeel: Slightly thinner than most wheat beers I have had.

Drinkability: Very drinkable. Easy to enjoy, great with burgers, pizza, and just plain drinking.

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

Surprisingly much worse than on-tap. Still an okay beer and great for restaurants and something to consume in larger quantities.
The appearance is hazy orange with small off-white head.
Smells and tastes of light oranges and wheat.
Mouthfeel is still moderately carbonated and drinkability is still high.

Overall: I just feel that it's much better on-tap, seems to have a lot more flavor.

Photo of bmwats
3.7/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 650ml bottle into a pint glass.

A: Golden hazy straw color. Light carbonation pours into a 1 finger, white, foamy head. Fairly quickly settles leaving just a touch of carbonation on the surface. No lacing to speak of.

S: Wheat, freshly cut grass, and orange.

T: Wheat, hops, and hint of orange and lemon.

M: Light body. Sharp aftertaste. Coats the palette.

D: Good drinkability. Has a light and refreshing quality.

Decent atmosphere. Distinctive nose and palette. Tastes pretty much like it smells. The orange is integrated without really making the brew sweet. Light and drinkable. Overall, solid quaff.

Photo of dotsonjamesg
3.1/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in a chilled 4 oz glass cup

A: Light gold in color with a slight slew of haze. I had to take my sweet time pouring it, the brew kept over flowing with foam. At first look it appears to be over carbonated but it has a luscious and thick mousy head.

S: Very sweet scent with a hint of spices. The scent is fairly weak though.

T: Real light with a crisp flavor. You can taste the wheat malts with some spices, hidden citrus notes, and alcohol. Nothing really impressive here.

M: Carbonation was actually pretty nice, perhaps even a little light on the tongue.

D: Very drinkable and enjoyable, if its at your speed of brews.

If you like mass-produced, lower quality hefe's than it's the perfect brew for you. It's a good transition but there is definitely better stuff out there. If your really looking for some good quality brews, you need to seek out a micro brew; beers made in small batches have greater quality(generally). The best way to drink a blue moon is with 100% pure orange juice or orange wedges.

The brew is amateur, at best. Its not terrible but its far from spectacular.

Photo of gonzo46and2
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale orange yellow with a white head.

Aroma is corriander, lemon zest, sweet malts, wheat, clove, etc.

Tastes a bit too sweet for my liking but not the worst out there.

Mouthfeel is a bit sticky sweet but decent.

Overall not a bad choice when there's nothing better but nothing worth seeking out.

Photo of Duhast500
3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from the 12oz. bottle into a pint glass.

The color is light orange with a foamy white head.

The smell is strong of yeast, a bit spicey with a fruity flavour.

The taste is crisp, hints of spice and fruits such as orange and lemon.

A good mellow beer, well-bodied and easy drinking.

Photo of webbcreative
3.1/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Had on tap, poured yellowish orangy color. really smooth going down. tasted a little fruity, actually it tasted like fruity pebbles cereal to me. But still I thought this was a pretty decent brew anyway, especially for a coors product! I would definitley have this again...but honestly I would have to not have the best of selections like I did tonight.

Photo of Jwale73
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a nonic. Poured a hazy orange-gold with a half inch off-white head that quickly dispersed into a swirl of foam that coalesced around the edges. No lacing present during the session. Subtle nose; wheat, orange peel and muted spice. Taste consistent with nose. Flavors suggest presence of corriander and a light, peppery quality. Mouthfeel was light-bodied and lively. Easy drinking and flavorful for the abv; however, somewhat on the blander side of the style.

Photo of KBoudreau66
3.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had on tap in a 25 oz. glass at Longhorn's Steakhouse in West Springfield, Mass

A- Pours orange- yellowish that is obviously cloudy being unfiltered. It has a white head that dissipates upon drinking

S- You can really smell the orange citrus, along with yeast and a hint of spices.

T- The first thing that you taste is the wheat, then the orange, followed by the corriander and spices that you were looking for from the smell.

M- I feel that it depends on how it is served. On tap it seemed to have a lighter body with lots of carbonation, if poured from a bottle it has a little more texture then on draft.

D- A lot of people rip on this beer, but I find it to be very refreshing. There are obviously better witbier's then Blue Moon, but it's not the worst one that I've had either.

Photo of roopy40
3.63/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass from tap

A - Cloudy orange-yellow in color, white frosty head with slight retention, almost no lace - it grips the glass on the way down, but can't hold on.

S - Zest of orange, coriander, spice notes and yeast.

T - Citrus flavors, wheat, sweet flavors and a little of the coriander you get in the smell.

M - Light-bodied, high carbonation, but it didn't explode with all the flavors I was expecting that I smelled.

D - It is a drinkable beer, but I won't be screaming down to the packy for it any time soon. It's on tap at a local sports bar I frequent, so I have it every now and again. I just thought I would finally review it after my friend ordered it tonight.

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
3.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Big, fluffy head on top of a hazy, translucent, blonde/amber colored body. Sorta grips the sides with lace, but does not stick around

S- Lots of coriander and orange peel on top of a sweet wheat

T- Spices fall into the background along with a funky, belgian yeast and support a sweet, slightly grainy body

M- Moderate body with a slick quality and smooth carbonation

D- Easy to drink, but the spices in the nose are a bit overpowering

Photo of xhcadamx
3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - hazy lemon orange with a creamy white head that settled quickly.

S - Earthy, spicy, pears and a slight muskiness. Very interesting.

T - Wheat flavor at first then the earth, pears and spiciness kicks in. The end finishes with a wheat flavor as well.

M - Too prickly for me. If it were softer carbonation it would be 10 fold better.

D - Pretty good beer but the prickly mouthfeel is a let down.

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

A: Pale amber, decent head, and cloudy.

S: Malty with a lot of yeast scent, slightly fruity, but not overpowering.

T: Mild, slightly fruity. Taste of citrus, and spices.. Not too shabby.

M: Nothing amazing. Nothing terrible..

D: High points for drinkablilty. This is a beer that nearly everyone I know enjoys.. Is it the best belgian style? Absolutely not, but it is a quick fix and you can find it anywhere.. This is a great bridge from crappy lite american pilsners, to more adventurous brewing styles... if you can get someone to put down the bud light and pick this up, soon they'll be on their way to Chimay.

-The best thing related to Coors brewing... (it's easy when there is sooo many bad things..)

Photo of thekanna
2.73/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a cloudy sunset yellow bordering on orange. Less than one finger of white head surfaces.

S: Strong, fresh yeasty flavor reminiscent of a Saison. However, not as complex as the spicy overtones are generally muted.

T: Overall sour yeasty taste with a slight citrus zing to it. Coriander? I don't really taste any. Isn't that the staple of many Belgian witbiers?

M: Tiny, effervescent bubbles at the outset. However, overall it feels too watery and thin.

D: Somewhat drinkable. I don't know why everyone keeps raving about this beer (it is, after all, from Coors)... don't they realize there's much better Belgian alternatives out there?

Photo of Vengeance526
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at a very beer deprived bar.

Hazy golden color with a thin white head that dissipates rather quickly. Haha, they threw in the orange wedge for me too.

Smells of wheat and citrus...mostly lemon but then I was also smelling that orange too...

Taste of lemon and spice. Wheat is also evident. Not sure how I feel about people putting fruit in my beer but it works with this beer so why not I suppose.

A bit thin as far as a typical witbier would be concerned but this is surprisingly good considering the source. I wouldn't expect much from Coors but this is far from disappointing. It actually is fairly refreshing and a good find when you just want a beer at that bar that doesn't have anything else...

Photo of pd360
2.28/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer pours a promising orange amber with lots of bubbles and a small white head. Strong citrus orange smell (an this is without the standard orange wedge on the glass). The taste however is just not there. I get a sense that I am drinking soda water mixed with coors light. It is very carbonated without any of the promised spice, yeast or complexity. I would not drink this by choice again.

Photo of fingerlaker
3.95/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

For the price can I put it down much? Not really. It's $8 for a sixer at most gas stations where I live. Not bad.

First off, this beer is 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 times better in the bottle than on draught. The reason is when it is in the bottle you can do that "3/4-empty swirl" that gets that nice sweet wheat sediment from the bottom and gives it a full head if poured correctly.

Pouring it CORRECTLY into a tall octagonal glass the liquid is a white and straw-gold mixture. The head was 3/4-inch thick and remained there until the end. Heavy wheat sediment swirled around and the beer was largely opaque because of it.

Smell was mainly lemon with wheat. No hop presence. The smell of this beer is probably it's best part.

The flavor... watered-down belgian wheat. Good orange and lemon, coriander and a slight hint of (don't quote me) lime. It's nice and sweet like a white ale should be. But the body is a tad light, Ok, very light. Far too light. There are almost no hops to speak of, but that is the signature of a white ale.

I buy this brew all the time. It's a decent standby.

Photo of asabreed
3.4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Super-hazy golden yellow with some floaties of yeast on the bottom. A nice vivacious white head that doesn't billow, but stays about 1/2 inch above the body. I love looking at Wits, and this is no different, though there's always room for improvement.

Smell: Yeast aromas and spices and breadiness, but there's an odd sourness to the nose that doesn't seem to let the more complex spicy and fruity aromas through as well as they should be presented.

Taste: Solid and crisp Belgian flavors without the normal complex phenolic activity of a non-domestic. Hints of spice, pepper, and coriander are abound, along with some sweeter citrus and orange peel. Finishes semi-dry with fruit flavors on the tongue. For a domestic, and one made by Coors, they do a pretty good job.

Mouthfeel: Good and crisp and lighter bodied with a nice punch of carbonation. Easy-drinking in the warm weather.

Drinkability: Blue Moon's always a go-to for me in bars where among other BMC brews, Blue Moon is there. And even though Coors makes it, I'll usually go with it if that's the case.

Photo of Gmann
1.85/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a bright orange color with white highlights, a small pure white head that settles into a ring. The aroma is tough. To me it smells like rotting vegetables with a blast of coriander and orange peel to cover the stench. I dunno it has a creamy funk aroma which I can't explain in words. This is the brew that turned me off to wit beers. The taste is a bit better but still stinks. Creamy orange peel with coriander and heavy white pepper. No malt or real yeast flavors, just a jumble of forced spices. This tastes like a beer that spoiled, should have an expiration date like that of milk. The feel is light but not watery, fairly soft carbonation; finishes sweet and grossly spicy. I hate to bash a brew but this thing has almost everything I hate. This has never tasted right to me, in the top two of just foul brews. This has literally ruined wit biers for me.

Photo of selecter70
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

While often-maligned, the Blue Moon White is actually a decent & drinkable offering that is readily available and nice on a summer's evening. It pours a nice opaque-cloudy yellow with a fluffy heaf that holds onto some spice aroma as well as citrus. The flavor is clean and fresh, leaning towards a mild hefeweisse without the more complex body. Lower on hops, this has more of a yeast-malt taste with lemon & hints of lightly spiced orange potpourri (not overwhelmingly sweet though). Decent, easy to drink and quite refreshing.

Photo of HalfFull
2.73/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this beer a couple of times before, usually there is a girl involved, and a salad. Pours a clear weird looking orange lemon into a pint glass with a short lived half inch head. I accepted the orange wedge and quickly consumed it, for fear of scurvy, yet not letting it corrupt my beverage.

Smell matches the look, some yeast, lots of wheat and 17 oranges. The carbonation lets off hints of orange nectar of sorts, not unlike an orange soda.

Taste is rather sweet for the style, and that sweetness presents itself, again, as dilute orange soda, or perhaps sparkling water with orange essence. This one lies somewhere in the middle. Malt structure is simple and there is little complexity to be found here.

Feel is OK for a beverage but not really for a beer, very odd. Decent drink. if you accept what you're drinking. More of a fancy carbonated orange drink with added alcohol than beer.

Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 5,817 ratings.