Blue Moon Belgian White - Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Belgian WhiteBlue Moon Belgian White

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5,771 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,771
Reviews: 1,491
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.88%
Wants: 59
Gots: 896 | 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:
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(Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-15-2001)
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Photo of SugarMagnolia13
3.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a nice amber orange color with a decent one and a half finger head that quickly fades to nothing more than a ring. The color of the brew is very cloudy.

Smell: The smell is that of a good mix of malt and hoppy bitterness, accompanied by an orange citrus smell.

Taste: Hoppy bitterness that was in the smell has now receded and is overwhelmed by both the malt and orange citrus. There is noticeable bread on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Thin to medium bodied.

This could be a decent session beer. There is nothing, however, to excite the palate in the way I would want. It's an enjoyable brew but leaves much to desire.

Photo of Blake
4.25/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Damn good beer, although a tad pricey for my budget, but once in awhile I will indulge.

Smells like a spice cabinet, tastes along those same lines as well. Strong wheat flavor along with the spice and zest of a home cooked meal. Not too much hoppiness, overall almost a sweet flavor.

Goes very smooth down your throat and leaves a rich nutty aftertaste. Mild carbonation, does not distract from the taste. One of my new favorite beers.

Photo of CampusCrew
2.5/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It's not the worst beer in the world, just below average. It's actually on par for a witbier as far a meeting the style. I'm not a fan though and the macro beer drinkers seem to like this beer for the fact that it's served with an orange, like Corona.

appearance: Deep cloudy texture

smell: floral and citrus

taste: citrisy and blank

mouthfeel: watery and heavy

drinkability: It's heavy and I can't seem to drink very many

Photo of craytonic
3.88/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

On-tap and bottles.

Pours a pale cloudy orange with a creamy head, hints of citrus, floral, orange, wheat, and yeast.

Smooth, although I would not say creamy. Sweet and citrus, you can taste the wheat and yeast (in a good way). Crisp and refreshing, usually served with an orange slice. Some cinnamon in there. Very drinkable. This beer gets a bad rap, probably because it is corporate, but I like it. I do get annoyed when it is listed as a more expensive "import" on menus. It is not a beer to study, but it is something you can order at most places when out with friends and enjoy, without requiring a boat from belgium and a glass most people will give funny looks too. At many restaurants/bars it is (sadly) the best option.

Photo of marc956
3.7/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I dislike Coors products but was pleased with this one. Easy drinkablity, better with a slice of orange, which isn't available in all bars. (lemon is an adequate substitute in such circumstances) Goes well with pizza or a burger (as long as it's not a veggie) has recently been made available as a longneck (24oz bottle) in case you don't want to invest in a 6pk or can buy it individually or sample it at your local bar. Not as good as true Belgian beers but for the price, better than expected.

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

Pours the usual cloudy goodness. The smell is quite good on this one. Very citrusy with some coriander coming through. Tastes is good as well. Good carbonation and great citrus taste,but not so much that it makes it undrinkable.

A really nice brew. Even though this a Coors brew, it is quite nice. A nice brew to serve at the summer picnics. Introduce some of your family and friends to craft brews with this one. It is easy to drink and very refreshing.

Photo of miket163
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blue Moon Belgian White poured a lovely orange with nice clouding and a 1-inch fluffy white head (into American pint glass). The nose was a very clean grapefruit and grass aroma. The taste was great and very refreshing (citrus like, yet not like a soda). All in all a really good ale.


Photo of beermanbrian
2.8/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brother and sister-in-law brought a case of this on a recent visit. I'm sure i had this once or twice way in my beer drinking past but I don't remember anything about it. I'll give one a shot just to do the review.

Cloudy pale yellow color that is spot on for the style. Head drops to a halo cap before you can even appreciate it.

Smells like water!!! I have to try hard to get a whiff of anything. Some faint clean wheat grainyness if I really strain. Touch of citrus, no yeast, not enough of anything to grab on to.

Taste dosn't give me much more than the smell. Clean and crisp is the best I can give it. Nothing off or offensive but nothing to remember either.

Mouth is on the thin side.

Overall this is average at best. The only reason I didn't give it lower scores is that there are no off flavors or smells so I assume this is what Coors was shooting for. I see why it might appeal to some but in my opinion, why bother.

Photo of n00tz
3.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 1 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drink by date - Nov 30 2008, a month and a half away. Served into my Sam Adams Boston Lager branded wheat beer style glass.

A - The first thing I noticed was some floaties... no warning about any form of bottle conditioning (nor would I expect it from Coors). There appears to have been some kind of settling in the bottle and I may have stirred it up, gross-looking nonetheless. Aside from that it produced a white-tan head, gold body, and zero carbonation.

S - Wheat, citrus and some sweet cinnamon.

T - Citrus right from the go, as expected. Bread on the middle and a tangy citrus finish and aftertaste.

M - medium bodied thickness, carbs up in my mouth and sticks on the palate a bit.

D - If it weren't for the visual presentation of this, I could have this as my regular wheat ale. Visual detracts from it greatly.

Photo of atigerlife
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy yellow/orange with a small white head that dissipated rather quickly. Decent lacing.

Aroma of wheat, citrus and coriander.

Taste is rather sweet with citrus, spices, wheat and yeast.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and cleansing.

Overall, a decent beer that is quite drinkable. Not an exceptional Wit, but good choice if can't find the Belgian alternatives.

Photo of Goregazm
4.33/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5


Appearance: This beer pours an orange-yellow color, thick and impossible to see through. Has a very nice three finger head which is very foamy and lasts a long time. As it slowly dissipated, it left some very nice lacing in its wake.

Smell: Has a scent of citrus (espeically orange), malt, and some breadiness, almost like a sourdough undertone. Good sweet and sour mix in the aroma.

Taste: Sweet, with very little bitterness, definately can taste the citrus in there. Spices are slight, and it's just enough for this beer. Quite refreshing.

Mouthfeel: Malty and frothy. In the mouth it has a milky consistancy to it, and it's not unpleasant. Leaves a bittersweet taste on the palate, with orange and other citrus flavors still abundant.

Drinkability: This is a very refreshing ale that I will definately buy again. This is ideal for a hot summer day, perhaps while on a picnic or after working in the yard. I highly recommend this to anyone into this style of beer.

Photo of spazmonkeyy
4.1/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

poured into a chilled mug!

A--> a light, sunny color. it had a surprisingly large head! which boosted my confidence with mimicking a belgian style beer. not much lace.
S--> almost all a yeasty citris with coriander.
T--> MILKY, silky smooth!!! citris becomes better defined by orange/aprocot with still that coriander.
MF--> it is a very slippery and creamy beer. a very nice wheat
D--> I was pretty impressed with how slick this beer was and it is now one of my top 10 beer as a "chaser" beer after having a beer dark as oil! :-) Could be a little on the "weak" side...but wheat beers have that presence anyway and it serves well for its domain. :-) One thing for sure....this is the ONLY beer worth drinking from Coors!

Photo of MisterClean
4.68/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Beer tasting at the Shack.

However, a story comes with this tasting. This August, I judged beer at an event (California Brewers Festival) where master beer judges gave this beer BEST IN SHOW. I couldn't believe it. A fricking Coors beer!?! Inconceivable. I was seething with anger. I had pictures of the final judges on my dart board.

So with an open mind, I tried this beer. Only before I tried it, the owner of The Shack informed me it was reformulated to actually resemble a real Belgian beer. Not only that, it came with the brewfest labelling (clean bottle with paper and rubber band) as I spotted a judge in attendance.

A - Hazy yellow, with heaps of foam, that took its darn time to subside.

S - Lots of coriander and clove. Some malt backing with hints of orange. Also quite a bit of orangy esters from the yeast. Could be they overpitched, but it made the beer smell better.

T - Wafts of coriander and orange immediately cling to the taste buds with hints of hop earthiness and a mellow clove finish.

M - I am not sure this is a Coors product. I had a Dunkelweizen from a Miller offshoot that was excellent, so this shouldn't come as too much of a shock. Very well balanced.

D - Give me a hammock and a six-pack. Beer judges: This one was worthy of the final table, am sorry for doubting you. Their reformulation: awesome. Seriously. Puts Allagash White and others in their place.

Photo of SDbeerguy
4.2/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is definetly one of my favorite beers. Served with an orange, it's a pretty cloudy but citrus-y in flavor as most people know or would assume. Very drinkable, very pleasantly unique taste. Far and away the best idea Coors has ever had. I would recommend it to anyone but if someone is used to a light beer, the 5.4% ABV may throw you off at first.

Photo of Natural510
3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, pale golden-orange color with thick head which leaves a slight, soapy layer of lace on the glass.
Smells of orange rind, corriander and yeast.
The notes to the nose are reflected in the flavor as well, with the yeast and citric acid leaving a puckering, dry mouthfeel. A bit thin and not as complex as it could be, but a nicely balanced beer nonetheless.
Goes down smoothly, and easy to see why this is so popular in the US.

Photo of ocelot2500
3.28/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy yellowish golden color.

Smells mostly of sweetness, had to search for a citrus smell.

First thing that hits the palate is a citrus sweetness followed by a bit of spice and a little malt to balance it out.

Mouthfeel is creamy with a good amount of carbonation.

Very drinkable, could finish off the six pack very easily.

Not that good of an example of the style, but it does show some of the characteristics of the style and is better than anything else brewed by Coors.

Photo of champ103
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy and orange/golden color. A small head gently rises to about two fingers. Very light lace is left behind.
S: Malty and lots of yeast. Some orange and lemon peal with a hint of coriander. A grainy, cereal, and metallic aroma.
T: Heavy on the orange and lemon zest. Some spice and coriander. A light cereal character as well.
M/D: A medium body, but way over carbonated for my tastes. This is an easy to drink wheat though. Something I have made a session of from time to time.

For a macro imitating a micro, this is not a bad beer at all. Something I fall back on often when the picking is not up to snuff.

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.63/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours very dark for a wit - a light golden colour, tending to orange in the deeper bits. Cloudy with yeast though at least. Head is white, with very fine bubbles that coalesce and then dissipate, leaving only a collar of foam around the edges. Nice colour, but not very true to style.

Not a lot on the nose. Hint of light honey, a bit of yeast, but no rambunctious hit of citrus-coriander you get from the better wits. Just vaguely sweet, maybe just the minutest bit of candied orange creeps in, but I'm straining to pick it up. Not bad, but not great.

Taste is not too bad - nice initial sweet citrus character, which develops into a dry but sour wheat malt character. There's an unfortunate mineral water flavour on the mid palate, but it's only mild. Not bad, probably closer to a real wit than the smell and the appearance would have you believe. Mouthfeel is quite crisp, but with an underlying smoothness. Very pleasant.

Very drinkable beer, although one that left me a little unenthused. Quite pleasant for a hot day here in Northern California.

Photo of prsguitarsr4me
2.42/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Why do people like this? It such an uninteresting beer. Sure, its got more flavor that a Coors Light, but come on. And served with an orange? It tastes terrible that way. Aroma is almost non-existent, except for hints of malt and fruit. Taste is similar. Feel is watery, but not terrible. I'm tired of people thinking this is good beer.

Photo of SouthLoopSuds
4.13/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had a few of these the other night at the hotel bar in LAX. I've had the bottle before and wasn't terribly moved, but on tap it seemed to have a lot more character.

A nice orange color with a nice head, citrus odors, and hints of lemon the flavor was very nice. As I said, I had a few so it was certainly drinkable. Not bad for a Coors product!

Photo of Berticus
3.4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The taste isnt the best aspect of this beer, the appearance is very nice and the coriander is a nice note in the overall flavor.
Not as hopsy as the sam adams white which i tend to compare to all too much.
definitely a beer to open up most people to the beer world being that its much sweeter than most beers.
A good buy.

Photo of TerjUGA
4.2/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

served with orange peel.

pours a nice wheat color with nice size head and medium lacing.

smells sweet, fruity, hints of tart.

taste excellent, nice and sweet but not to sweet, a little tart to the taste which i like, hints of blueberries.

mouthfeel is nice, medium carbonated, light bodied.

drinks very easy, goes down nice, i really enjoyed this beer, great with the orange slice it really adds a lot from just drinking it out of a bottle, great beer.

Photo of Dusty278
3.18/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pale cloudy orange with a thin head.

Smell: sweet and citrus, actually quite pleasant.

Taste: Sweet and citrus, like an orange. Wheat taste resonates after a drink in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, heavy for a wheat, filling.

Drink: I won't buy it again, but it could be an alright summer beer at a bar with no choices. Worth trying.

Photo of nrpellegrini
3.65/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a 22oz at Outback.
Huge orange peel on the lip of course. Poured a hazed pale orange color with a nice white head. Smelled of citrus and wheat. Tasted of pretty much the same thing. The orange flavor was big but definitely back by the solid smooth wheat flavor. Went down very easy.. could of easily had another. Try it!

Photo of superdedooperboy
3.88/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer on-tap at Logan's Roadhouse. Serving vessel was a 10 oz. frosted mug.

Appearance was a wonderful bright, cloudy yellow; head and lacing suffered highly due to the frosted mug -- I forgot to ask for a non-frosted one.

Citrusy aroma of orange peel and coriander; nice and bright.

Flavors present mimicked the aroma; body was very light and finish was light and very quick, without much of an aftertaste.

An incredibly easy-drinking beer, great as a thirst-quencher but could use a bit more body. Still, this is one of those beers from a mass-market company that you just can't knock, no matter how hard you try -- and that's a good thing, in my opinion.

Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 5,771 ratings.