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Blue Moon Belgian White - Coors Brewing Company

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77
okay

5,888 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 5,888
Reviews: 1,542
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.88%
Wants: 67
Gots: 1,100 | 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 matt062286
3.93/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours with a thick, foamy head that thins out rather quickly. Pale, opaque golden yellow/orange. Reminds me of heavily watered down orange juice. Minimal lacing.

Smell - Citrus fruits, especially lemon juice and oranges. Faint hops and malt.

Taste - Oranges are the first thing to come to mind. Also has that same characteristic common between all unfiltered wheat beers, rather hard to explain. To me, one of the sweetest tasting beers I've ever had. A perfect beer for a hot summer day. I've had this on tap a few times, and a orange slice is always added, however I personally don't think it adds much to the beer.

Moutfeel - Pretty well carbonated, yet smooth at the same time. Pretty strong aftertaste that lingers.

Drinkability - The smooth taste and light ABV make this a easy session beer.

Photo of PeskySaurus
4.92/5  rDev +45.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Blue Moon is definitely my new favorite beer. I bought a 6 pack as a treat, and I was instantly hooked. The flavor is like a mild orange-y taste, (though not as strong as Shock Top). You can easily swish the taste around in your mouth before swallowing, almost like smoking a fine cigar.

This isn't a good beer to get drunk on, mainly because of price issues, but it isn't too filling and very easy to drink.

I have had it served in a glass before at a pool hall which came with an orange slice I believe, this only added to the amazing taste. I would recommend this beer to anyone that can afford it.

Photo of eporter66
3.7/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a cloudy yellow/amber. Decent 1.5 finger head and good lacing.

S - I did get the orange and citrus from both the smell and taste rather quickly. A grainy smell also sits in the back ground

T - Although not my favorite style of beer, I thought it had a very good taste, and good balance. There is orange and wheat in the flavor.

M - A light mouthfeel and a lot of carbonation

D - A crisp, refreshing, drinkable beer. This will be a good summertime beverage that many will enjoy. Nice job by Coors

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

I found this to be the same from the bottle as on tap.

The appearance is a cloudy golden-brown. There's about a one-finger head with very light lacing. The smell is mild and pleasant, unquestionably orange with notes of spice. The taste is, citrus, wheat and spices. A sweet orange taste dominates without overpowering. The light spiciness comes through in the finish as well. It is light-bodied and smooth with some nice carbonation. The finish is dry with a little citrus and spice acidity.

Photo of MLasoski
4.48/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer is awesome. It's my go-to beer at any bar if I'm not sure what to get and I'm never displeased.

Served: On-tap, poured into a pint glass with an orange slice.

A: Being that it's unfiltered, it was a cloudy copper with a pinky-thick head. Looks filling, but it's quite the opposite.

S: The wheat, spices, and mild hops are definitely present. Smells intriguing enough to make you anticipate the first sip.

T: Wow. It's smoothe, it's fruity, and it's complex. I really can't get enough of it when I have it, especially when it's served extremely cold.

D: One after the other, it tastes great. It's smoothe and has some character to it. With the added orange it makes it even better. It's what a witbier should be.

Photo of JohnL9013
4.16/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is one of those beers that's so popular and so well loved that people don't believe me when I tell them that it's made by Coors. Get it on tap on a Friday night or else you're missing out on how enjoyable this beer can really be.

A: A great-looking golden hazy cloud, not transparent.

S: If you go to a bar that has any idea what they're doing, they'll give you orange slices with your pitcher. Put the orange slice in your glass/mug and drink up, because the orange complements the beer so well and enhances its flavor perfectly. The beer itself smells strongly of wheat with a barely detectable level of spice, so it needs the orange.

T: Really, really smooth stuff. There's barely a hint of bitterness in here. It's all smooth, unfiltered, wheaty goodness.

M: Smooth, smooth, smooth. The bottled version's a little too carbonated and not quite as smooth, but the on-tap version is perfect.

D: This is probably one of the most drinkable beers I've ever had.

Overall, this is an excellent beer that well represents this style despite being from Coors!

Photo of cjl1209
3.24/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a cloudy dull orange with oversized brown chunks floating around. Intense carbonation produces a cascading effect with bubbles rushing to the top of the glass while loose sediment bounces around. A small white accompanies. Some sediment settles in the head, some settles on the bottom of the glass.

S - Orange peel, lemon peel, sweet coriander, and light hops.

T - At first the flavor is all orange but soon gives way to almost straight coriander. There's a spicy wheat flavor noticeable as well as a bit of lemon peel. Just way to much spice though.

M - Highly carbonated and bubbly.

D - Medium. It's not a bad beer but the excessive spice element and carbonation.

Final Thoughts: If there are no other options available, Blue Moon will do.

Photo of tj4288
4.2/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

a: slightly cloudy, orange in color, decent head

s: fruity, citrus, light fresh

t: citus, sour, excellent taste with or with out food

m: light and refreshing, thirst quenching

d: excellent, i drink this beer all the time out of a bottle, even better in a glass, and excellent with a slice of orange. i highly recomend this beer to anyone who prefers light refreshing beer!!!

Photo of infi
3.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I've had Blue Moon many times bottled, but first time at a local bar on tap and poured into a pint with a slice of orange.

The color is very vibrant with a translucent and hazy orange color with a thin amount of head and few lacing. The aroma is not that great, but the scents are very wheat and citrus oriented with some spiciness. The taste is pretty on-par with an orangy flavor more palpable than others. The beer coats the mouth fairly well with its carbonation. Very little bitter aftertaste - the citrus appears more, especially with the orange slice in the glass. I'd say it's very drinkable beer to just chill out with, but I'd look for other options if possible.

Photo of BarrelO
3.41/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Get that orange out of my beer. Do I look like a sororitute to you? SEP1409 laser stamp.

A: Hazy orange. Pretty good head.

S: Difficult to pick out anything other than orange.

T: Mostly orange, also spices and bready malt.

M: Light and somewhat creamy.

T: Eh. It can't hold a candle to, say, Allagash White, but it's the crown jewel of the Coors portfolio, for what that's worth. I'd never seek this out, but it's a good enough beer of last resort if I'm at a bar with a lousy selection.

Photo of SeattleBeerBlog
3.69/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Interesting tasting.

I have been drinking this since the day it was actually labeled as a Coors product and it was my first introduction to wheat beers and probably only my second into 'good' beer.

Poured and tasted at first and it tasted like Coors. Very weird. Never had that taste in a Blue moon before. poured the rest of the bottle a few seconds later and stirred the yeast and then tried. Tasted like a good belgian wit. Double weird. So I guess what I am saying is make sure to stir the yeast as it gives the beer the nice clove and citrus taste that I like. After that the tasting went ok with good smell mouthfeel and a drinkable beer overall.

Interesting though that without the yeast it tastes like A bad coors O.

Photo of msubulldog25
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, laser-stamped 'AUG1009'. Poured to a faceted-tumbler. Have had this beer occasionally, typically when it's purchased for a function at the office. This is a left-over from a Friday meeting; opened on Sunday afternoon while making up for some sick leave last week.

A: Translucently hazy butterscotch-orange. Plenty of tiny carbonation, rising to a short but brightly white head of cream, one that doesn't quite form a complete cap.

S: Light aroma: honeyed grain, mild spice, a notion of sweet orange peel.

T: Gently spiced wheat, doughy and mildly citrus-like (orange, sweet lemon). A little grassy. Finishes with a little cracked pepper, on the drier side. It's not as good as the best of the Belgians, but I believe it's similar to what Hoegaarden is (or has become), and that's OK with me.

M: Light and springy, but with a surprising creaminess. Crisp finish and clean-ish finish (a slight graininess).

D: As with most versions of the witbier style, it's refreshing and exceedingly easy to drink. This isn't a great one (won't replace a true Belgian, for example) , but it's a good introduction. Just don't feel obligated to serve with an orange wedge - it's fine as is.

Photo of merryjoulton
3.12/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance is an attractive orange-gold with a weak white head that dissipates quickly. Smells of spices, hops and the slightest hint of grains. The taste is off balance, tipping to the spices and even strong alcohol notes. Mouthfeel is not to my liking, seems over carbonated. Drinkability is low because of the imbalance and the carbonation level.

Photo of TexIndy
4.05/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Best by date lasered onto neck of bottle. It was a cloudy light honey/straw color. Had a carb fountain in center of glass. No lacing. It had a good sized fizzy white head that settled into some slight foam from the carb.

The aroma was orange peel, wheat and some spice. It's on the sweeter side of the wit family. Could use a little more spice in the nose. The taste was great. I love wits and find they fall into 2 main camps. The really easy drinking with a sweeter taste and the more complex ones with more spice. I love em both and this is a great sweet wit example. Sure there are some better tasting ones out there but damn it goes down smooth with more than enough flavor. Plus, it's easy to find on tap so easily my choice when in semi beer hell.

Overall, an excellent wit that I highly recommend. I think it gets a lot of backlash since people know it's from Coors and they want to bash it because of it. It this was from another name big name craft brewery, I guarantee it would be higher scores. Herd mentality definitely at play on this one. I'd still rather have White Rascal, Mothership Wit, Hoegaarden but this one earns a place in the rotation.

Photo of wiseguy142
2.44/5  rDev -28%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours apricot colored and hazy, with a fizzly white head that dies down quickly. Looks like a rye hefeweizen I made once.

Aroma is very strong of sour orange and coriander. Almost overwhelming.. most witbiers you find these days are a lot subtler with the spices. Sour and rotten.. not joking.. it's like a mixture of oranges and garbage... wtf.

Taste is dominated by sour coriander... way overspiced. I've had Blue Moon before, numerous times, but sitting down with it now does not work for me. Wheat malt taste is apparent, along with the slick mouthfeel that comes with it. Mouthfeel is a bit heavy for a witbier.. very oily.

This is coming up on a drainpour for me, which is surprising. Maybe I only drink these after I've had a few or maybe this bottle is bad, but it's not clicking at all.

Photo of Ragingbull
3.57/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Cloudy golden straw color with a white foamy head. Some rising prickle. Innocuous nose. Fruit forward flavor that starts with a strong attack of banana. The fruit flavors fade towards the finish and the the beer finishes smooth. By the time the beer clears the mouth you could have been drinking any traditional/straightforward style or flavor of beer. I feel pretty confident that this used to be an independent brewer and surely Coors has tamed it and made it more predictably consistent. I didn't have many options as I had it in a restaurant that was definitely more about the food and family atmosphere than the beer, but I wanted a beer and this was good enough to satisfy me.

Photo of RollingRocker
4.08/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a beautiful cloudy color with a thick head that disappears fairly quickly, the smell's slightly of wheat and citrus. Good taste, orange flavors come through very nicely with almost a buttery aftertaste. Mouth feel is very nice not a thick carbonation, somewhat creamy. A beer definitely built for a hot summer day, wouldn't have known that this beer was a Coors product under the guise of a micro-brew if i hadn't did some research first. Will buy again.

-RR

Photo of TPINC3
3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

the appearance is very orange, almost yellow amber with a vague amber white head.

smell is very spciy not too much else honestly. at the moment the current smell isn't doing too much for me. Its a little yeast-y. but very spiced beneath that I'm not a fan of (personally)...

The taste is not currently a favorite. Its too spicy. the hidden citrus flavor is not white emerging from beneath the spices.

the mouth feel isn't too bad aside from the spices. all in all thats all that detracts from this very nice beer.

drinkability-wise... if you looking for a spiced Belgian ale this is nice and affordable. its just not a personal favorite honestly...

Photo of ensign11
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

appearance is a cloudy golden orange with a nice white head

smell is orange and hoppy

taste orange is definitely noticed, and some hop flavor

mouthfeel is average carbonation and light bodied

drinkability is definitely one you could drink for a day, some like it with an orange, others don't but not a bad beer

Photo of littleshamrocks
3.13/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Very cloudy deep amber color with an extra large rocky white head. Combine the color with the haze and this almost looks like some kind of citrus juice blend. Leaves negligible lace.

S: Aroma mainly consists of wheat, toasted grain, and coriander spice. Pick up the faint scent of wood and citrus.

T&M: Just a little on the light side of medium body. A smooth mouthfeel brings flavors of wheat, citrus, and coriander. A minimal amount of grainy malt flavor comes through toward the end. Finishes fairly crisp and clean.

D: Not bad. This is a very drinkable beer that can be found almost anywhere. It seems to hit all the marks for the style, while not going all out in any areas. All in all, I find this to be a serviceable brew when the alternative is a macro lager. Otherwise, you could probably do better.

Note: This review was done without the benefit(?) of the brewery suggested orange slice garnish.

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

Presentation: 16oz pint glass, iced down in the cooler...damnit, that's what I get for going to a townie bar

Appearance: Dark ultra hazy golden beer with a dense but fading soapy white cap

Smell: Sweet orange liqueur, touch of coriander...

Taste: Sweet orange, coriander, a touch of wheat twang...a bit sweet for me

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, fairly crisp finish

Drinkability: High

Conclusion: This is decent, a bit simple/one dimensional...good beer to get BMC drinkers into craft beer, however...this is alright, but I like a bit more tartness/funk/spice to my wits

Photo of earthboundagain
3.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: On tap, poured into a 23oz glass

Appearance: Cloudy orange with a thin white head, that leaves a small thin lacing.

Smell: A subtle lemon smell with a wheat kick. A Slight spice smells maybe coriander.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Medium body that is a tad creamy, but still has some crispness due to the wheat. Lemon and coriander are noticeable, but they drown out all the other flavors.

Drinkability: Not too heavty and sweet, makes this one go down rather easily. But the taste is kind of bland.

After Thoughts: This is not a bad attempt at this style, and is a very good product seeing it came from Coors.

Photo of coalcracker
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours cloudy with a golden-orange color and sufficient head.
Smell: A mainly wheaty aroma with a noticeable touch of lemon and citrus.
Taste: Crisp lemony/citric taste upfront with the wheat backbone becoming more prominent towards the middle of the tasting. Also present are orange and coriander.
Mouthfeel: Mildly watery in texture, but smooth after the initial crispness.
Drinkability: Quite drinkable. Nothing challenging to the palate.

Overall- pretty refreshing. Not as good as some higher-end witbiers but it certainly holds it own.

Photo of VictorEHuskie
3.48/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blue Moon Belgian White is our "fancy" beer for when my friends and I want to sit around and drink rather than sit around and get drunk. I drank it out of the bottle this time but it pours a hazy orangey color. Its smells of oranges or something else citrus. As soon as it is in your mouth orange hits your palate and all is good in the world. Blue Moon Belgian White is a delicious beer and I would recommend this beer to anyone.

Photo of Snazzinator7290
3.97/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I remember trying this beer a few years ago before I started
drinking a lot of beer, and didn't like it very much. Now that I've
had this beer with a few years of variety and a taste for good beer, I will say, Blue Moon is very good. It has a cloudy appearance, as unfiltered wheat beers have, and which I find very appealing. There are subtle hints of citrus in its smell, very enticing. The taste is quite refreshing, with a small burst of orange at the end. Its 5.4% alcohol content gives it a little heavier feel which goes excellent with its subtle orange flavor. It really drinks nice, too. I found myself going through them really fast. This is definitely a good beer. Not the best, but a solid one that one should try.

Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 5,888 ratings.