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Blue Moon Belgian White - Coors Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

5,955 Ratings
THE BROS
87
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 nickspagnolo
3.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am a newbie when it comes to beer, however, this is the best Coors beer I have tasted.
I believe the strong point of this beer is its versatility; goes good with "man" foods i.e. burgers, wings, fries, dogs, etc. and it also compliments "feminine" foods such as salads and wraps... especially those that have fruit in them or are served with a fruit flavored vinaigrette dressing. Blue Moon is able to compliment such a wide variety of dishes because it is brewed with orange peel and cilantro and it goes down smoothly.
A: Translucent amber color

S: Hint of citrus, not sure which was more influential, the orange peel in the beer or the slice of orange the bartender placed on my glass; I am guessing it's the latter.

T: Full and Delicious. Blue Moon contains a nice amount of hops, orange and cilantro without any being overbearing.

M: Instant thirst quencher; enough said lol.

D: Goes down smoothly.

Photo of thecarster1
3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a- bottle poured into a weizen, two finger fluffy head with that stays awhile leaving a nice thin layer of lace, hazy honey coloring, minimal carbonation.

s- bright, lemony, good amount of wheat, i'm getting an almost tea-like scent, honey.

t- wheat, honey, plenty of citrus, spice, good amount of sweetness.

m- light to medium body, right on with the style.

d- good, pretty drinkable, witbiers aren't my favorite but this is drinkable, and it could be much worse being brewed by coors, overall pretty decent.

Photo of bunnyhustle
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Brewed by Blue Moon Brewing Co, huh? Anyways pours hazy pale orange with creamy white head. Poor retention and little lacing. Smell is fruity with some grains but kinda smells like Fruity Pebbles. Taste is about the same. No offensive by any means, just a fruity taste that seems very unnatural. Mouthfeel was fine, not too thin, smooth going down. Overall better than I expected but wouldnt purchase on my own.

Photo of paco1029384756
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden orange color with a light fizzy white head.

Scent of lemon zest, citrus, wheat and spice. Not bad, but it is really nothing special.

Taste of wheat, peaches and light citrus. A decent flavor, but I couldn't drink it on a regular basis.

Mouthfeel is is light bodied with a good bite of carbonation.

Photo of alleykatking
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle.

A- Pours a cloudy murky dirty yellow color. Good 2 finger fluffy white head that dies away into a smaller version of itself. Leaves the typical BMC style lacing on the sides of the glass. I notice this thing is hugely carbonated.

S- Smells burnt and funky. Wheat comes through as the forefront aroma in the nose followed by a slight citrus smell. Some alspice is added to this I think. Doesn't smell too appealing but then again Oberon this year smelled right about the same I think!

T- Very wheaty right off the get go. Huge citrus taste along with the wheat like there is a orange in there. It seems a little watered down to me. There is some spices in this that stand out in the middle of this. The ending of this beer though is watery.

M- Light mouthfeel on this beer. Very carbonated and almost ruins the style. The beer rushes across the palate and fizzes here and there along the way to the back of the throat. Leaves a strong wheat taste on the tongue. This beer is very watery feeling in the mouth.

D- This beer is drinkable because of the watered down factor. I would drink this instead of the typical BMC offerings if I had to drink. This is a average beer to say the least but you can put them back if you really wanted to. This also is a good beer to have someone try if they want something other than the pilsners of BMC.

Photo of BeerSingh
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the 12 oz bottle into a pilsner glass. Big orange hue with ample cloudiness evident. Not much activity on frothing and no lacing or very faint lacing happening. Smelt outrightly of wheat and citrus - very close to a Hoe. The taste was very funny though - lots of wheat and coriander finishing off with a distinctive bitter note, unlike a wit. Mouthfeel was medium and averagely carbonated. I would not outrightly recommend this one, there are definitely more drinkable wits out there.

Photo of nomomentwasted
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this out of a bottle last night at a party. About as good as you can do when you don't bring your own beer, and I was almost surprised to see something this "nice" there.

Appearance: Pours an orange-yellow hue that has a very frothy, white head, but low body yields hardly any lacing whatsoever.

Smell: Strange. Touch of citrus with almost a sour not to it as well. Clove, alspice, and orange are there with light hoppy texture, but nothing too appealing about it, as there was a slightly metallic back-end as well.

Taste: Slight sourness accompanies a spiced-orange taste that the metallic nature only sort-of faded from. Spice is mild but present, with the wheat character just poking through, but it's very mild in general. Nothing really all that much more pulls me in, it's just light and is what it is and ain't what it ain't.

Mouthfeel: Average. Macro-style overcarbonation and with hints of sourness and little bitterness. Not awful, just not great.

Drinkability: I mean, it's not hard to drink a lot of this. It's light, and on a hot day with some food, it's easy to go down. Even though it was another scorcher last night, can't say this really hit the spot, either. It's a macro beer in a nice dress, with a bit more character than Coors, however. I really do find this to be transition beer, as those who order and buy it tend to think they want something more than BMC, but don't really know where to go from there. For that, I've respected Blue Moon and salute it for what it is, it's just really not something I'd ever pick to buy as a mainstay to the fridge.

Photo of nickd717
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is the absolute definition of "average." Nothing is offensive, nothing is particularly good. It's a shame that the mainstream thinks of this when they think of American craft, but oh well. The name is fitting because I'll only drink this once in a blue moon, when nothing else is available but the standard BMCs.

A - Hazy golden-orange with a small fizzy white head. Sometimes an orange slice ends up on top of this whether you like it or not.

S - Wheat, grain, orange peel, and mild spices.

T - Not too exciting. Rough wheat, pale malt, grain, breadiness, orange, and coriander. Fairly bland. An orange slice actually adds to this because there's not too much flavor in it. Belgian wit this is not.

M - Light-to-medium body. A little harsh for the style, but not too bad.

D - While the style itself tends to be pretty drinkable due to how light it is, this beer does not fare too well in comparison to others in the style. The roughness of the wheat actually hinders the drinkability a bit.

Photo of Kooz
3.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Cloudy orange/yellow; not fair to say "rust" but a watered down "rust" color.

Smell - Yeast and orange.

Taste - Citrus, not orange per se, but citrus. Somewhat sweet, but not overly so. Wheaty.

Mouthfeel - Creamy, surprisingly.

Drinkability - Great "hot summer night" beer.

This is far from the best beer out there, but it's good. I wonder how different people's ratings would be if this wasn't a Coors product suffering from anti-big-brewery bias. It's better than (though not as subtle as) Hoegaarden, which is probably the most popular beer of this type.

Photo of PartyBear
1.51/5  rDev -55.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Appearance: Cloudy straw colour with a big white head. Heavily carbonated.

Aroma: Grainy wheat aromas. Subtle orange, with a citrus twist of lemon.

Taste: Unusual taste. There is a creamy maltiness, in which the oats used in the mix are noticeable. I swear I can taste slightly off milk in there. Really not impressed with the flavours at all.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, fizzy, and not right.

Drinkability: Do not try this, one of the worst things I have tasted for a long time, if not, ever. It doesn't taste like beer. Couldn't actually finish it!

Photo of scottyshades
3.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy orange/copper color that produces a big fluffy monster that actually looks like it is carbonated properly! Although the cap does not retain well or leave any lacing.

S: Spicy nose, orange peel, coriander, lemon peel, sweet malts, and some slight yeastiness

T: Copy of the nose. Spicy/yeasty enough to be called a wit, but really watery and rough. Very fruity.

MF/D: Better offering from Coors for sure. Light in body, long fruity (orange) finish. A little rough around the edges

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

Poured into regular household glass.

Appearance - A foggy orange tint to it. Short head that went away moderately quick. Little carbonation.

Smell - All I could really smell was citrus. My nose isn't that good.

Taste - Orange/Citrus was pretty much the strong flavor that I got out of it. A good taste.

Mouthfeel - It was alright. Not alot of carbonation or anything.

Drinkability - I like this beer from time to time, but one is about all I can take. Could probably go well for a nice summer day barbecue or something.

Photo of rodney45
2.35/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: The color of a pine dinner table bought at ikea for 79 dollars.

S: It smells like a orange bread basket. Im not saying it doesnt smell like a beer, it just doesnt smell like a good beer.

T: Orange peel and wheat, like expected. No complexity, and lacks any sort of depth

M: dry yet drinkable.

O: My initial review of this beer was negative. In hindsight it was probably a bad batch or something... Its not an awful example of the style

Photo of BeerskiBrewski61
2/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I didn't like how it looked when I held it up to the light, it looked cloudy. The form head didn't last, the taste was less than impressive.
My brother left two bottles in my fridge so I decided to drink them and review them at the same time. I can say this much; I will never buy this product.
Hell; I don't even like the label on the bottle. I am so NOT impressed by this beer that I am shocked that so many people rated this beer at least a B.

Photo of chickencoop
3.82/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - vary pale straw to a light gold color with a bit of orange. It is very cloudy which gives it a bit of a milky-yellow appearance. It has a thick head, probaly from being unfiltered.
S & T - Sweetness taste from orange to grapfruit, and dominated by coriander.
M & D - medium bodied and smooth. These are very drinkable and go down real easy, sometimes like your not even drinking beer...is that good?

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

A - Pours a nice glowing orange color with a generous 2.5 finger off-white head. looks refreshing and inviting.

S - The nose is dominated by orange peel. doughy and yeasty notes are there too. not too much going on in the nose but nothing is off or offensive at all.

T&M - Taste's of fresh orange peel, bread dough, citrus flavors, wheat, cooked grain, etc. Mouthfeel is moderate. Quite filling, yet light enough to have a few.

D - This one of the best mass produced beers on the market. It's solid, and tasty. It's not amazingly complex or anything, but what flavors are there are solid. I enjoy this beer often when in situations where only macros are available. great summer brew, or go-to in those macro only situations.

I'll have another...

Photo of DeeMented
4.07/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into the frosted pint glass given to me by the Applebee's hostess. I declined the orange slice.

The beer poured a hazy orange color, with a thin white head that didn't stick around very long. There was no lacing. When held to the light (after the ice on the side of the glass melted) it looked like thin, unpulped, carbonated orange juice.

Oranges were the dominant smell. I tried to get more, but I couldn't find anything other than oranges and citrus.

The mouthfeel was kind of medium; not overly carbonated, not overly watery.

Once it warmed up, the taste was oranges and citrus, with a little bit of spice to it. The finish was crisp, and lingered for a while.

Overall, a pretty tasty, very easy to drink beer, that seems to take a bashing just because it's brewed in Golden, Colorado.

Photo of vegantreats
3.09/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer poured an interesting dark yellow, and had a distinct sweet citric aroma. This beer has a mild citric taste which is nice, the problem is many bars will place an orange wedge on the glass which completely throws off the balance of the beer. Therefore, be warned, and ask for the beer straight out of the tap. On this occasion however, I bought a 22oz bottle which my wife and I shared which we both enjoyed. When I was in college I really liked this beer because it was flavorful without being overpowering and I could have several without feeling too full.

Photo of Flightoficarus
4.12/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type - on tap

Appearance - A golden orange, cloudy color with a mild white foam head.

Smell - Orange peel, coriander, wheat.

Taste - Same as the smell would suggest, but overall, the orange flavor is dominant, perhaps a bit more so than other witbiers I've had. A slice of orange balances out a slight sourness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, crisp, and refreshing. Nothing offensive here.

Drinkability - Pretty good drinkability, but not quite outstanding

Overall, a solid Witbier, ironically brought to us by Coors. I prefer Hoegaarden and other micro Wit's I've had, but this is a great go-to beer all around (and a cheaper alternative to the aforementioned beer)

Photo of martysullivan42
3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Golden Color, mildly fruity flavor, though I didn't really detect as much of one as I had initially anticipated. Decent carbonation, no complaints there. Nothing really distinguishes it from other wheat beers however. I certainly enjoyed drinking it, but it didn't really rock my world.

Photo of PaleAlien2
3.17/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy, almost milky, golden orange. Two-finger head quickly disapeared. Very little lacing.

Strong lemon scent with hints of grass or straw.

Kind of a fruity, grassy flavor. Has kind of a dull flavor in the finish I find unappealing.

Seems quite watery. Very little carbonation.

Photo of porter17
4.22/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A very good brew that even your average Joe can appreciate. Enjoy it with a slice of Orange or without, it's a great summer beer and is one of my favorite "go to" beers. I was extremely depressed to hear that it is a product being sold by Coors but, despite this, I will continue to enjoy it. Hey, maybe it'll put the "silver bullet" out to pasture forever.

Photo of Buschyfor3
3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16oz draft specials at the Dutch Tavern in Louisville, KY.

A: Cloudy orange amber body with some golden highlights flashing through when held to light; the head is white, sticky and about a finger in depth.

S: Notes of sweet citrus fruitiness mixed with some light spiciness from coriander and cloves. Also that familiar musky wheat husk aroma is in the mix. This glass was served with the typicial orange slice on the rim which likely accentuates the citrus notes in the beer, making the orange/tangerine aromas seem more prominent in the overall profile. Without the fresh orange slice on the rim, it seems like the nose is more muted - the fresh orange definitely improves the overall aroma, but that's peripheral to the beer itself.

T: Not bad with a good blend of citrus notes mingling with light, crisp wheat flavors and a dash of clove like spices. Flavors are light and crisp and fairly refreshing. Finish brings out more wheat-like flavors and just some residual, rind-like citrus notes that linger on the tongue.

M: Medium carbonation keeps this beer feeling lively on the palate; crisp all around.

D: Not hard to finish off a 16oz glass as the flavors are light and the alcohol is non-existent. Not the best witbier out there, but definitely not a bad alternative, especially since this beer can be found at any number of restaurants and dive bars

Decent for a macro witbier. Again, not the best by any means, but I'll settle for one at a restaurant or bar when nothing else looks good on the tap/bottle list.

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

Poured bottle into mug. No orange slice.

Appearance: Golden color that is slightly cloudy. Had a small head, but that's okay.

Smell: Strong sweet wheat smell. Nothing else that I could really notice in the aroma.

Taste: A nice strong wheat flavor with maybe a hint of coriander. Very smooth and refreshing.

Mouthfeel: A good body from the yeast, while not being too thick.

Drinkability: The perfect summer beer, and it would work pretty well any other time as well. A good drink.

Photo of bigdan908
3.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer after pouring into a curved wheat beer type glass. As far as appearance goes, it poured nicely with about a half finger head. The color was a nice golden orange. I could definitely tell it was unfiltered and the carbonation was good. It smelled of oranges but I couldn't pick up any other smell, maybe some malt if I sniffed really hard. The taste was pretty good as far as a macro goes. Initial taste is full of orange and it exits with a malty taste in the mid palette and a rough almost alcohol taste in the back. This is a very drinkable beer especially on a hot afternoon. Very sessionable. Overall, this is a good, cheap, macro beer.

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