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

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(Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-15-2001)
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Photo of Squelch
3.83/5  rDev +13%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: No head. Looks like orange soda. Didnt' look too appetizing

Smell: Smells of citrus

Taste: Wonderful mellow taste. Complex flavors. Melds well with the orange slice that came with it. Has a nice sweetness to it.

Mouthfeel: Creamy smooth

drinkability: Very drinkable. would buy again

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

Pint draft arrives with one finger of creamy white head atop hazy pale yellow body. Head diminishes quickly to a bubbly sheet and leaves patchy lacing.

Smells of bitter orange and faint lemon. A little grainy.

Tastes tart, with orange and bitter lemon with a little light malt.

Crisp and thin-bodied with refreshing carbonation. Nice dry finish.

Photo of ckeegan04
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Slightly hazy ornage/yellow color. Thin clean white head with little retention and no lacing.

S - Very weak aroma of some citrus peel. Cant discern between lemon or orange or who know what. Also a little yeasty aroma.

T - Spicy sweetness up front which dominates the taste but not a very strong flavor. Mild hop kick in there as well. Not a strong tasting white but not at all offensive either.

M/D - Medium bodied and a little chewy. Very drinkable white.

Photo of everetends
3.7/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Get this on tap at the Vault in Jacksonville. Poured into a pint tumbler.

A: Very nice to look at. A nice glowing dark yellow, almost orange with a nice foamy white head. Has some debris floating around. Very good for the style.

S: Not a whole lot working here. Sweet wheat and citrus is all I find.

T: Taste is just above average. You got the sweet wheat with a touch of malt. The citrus of lemon and mostly orange work well here. The is a vague hops to give it just a very small bite, but barely worth mentioning.

M: Good medium carbonation that makes this beer almost creamy and buttery. Finishes with a cool citrus after taste.

D: Very. As far as a beer from a macro, this is a hit. A good brew that is very easy to get your hands on. Good beer for a six pack type of day.

Photo of Kicksmile67
4.2/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- Merky and golden

S- Light, aromatic fruitiness. Starts sweet ends bitter

T- Light and refreshing. Notes of wheat, orange peel, and some light acceptible hoppiness. The beer has a sweet quality that normally would be bad but fits this beer for some reason

M- Crisp and dry. No bad parched feeling after swallowing. Very refreshing

D- Being that this can be found on tap most places now, VERY. Not much else when out appeals to me so I drink it often. (the orange garnish makes a nice snack/bonus too, but not in the beer)

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

served sans garnish. despite being a bmc product, i can't let that lower my scores on this one. it's a decent example of a witbier. on the more colorful end for the style, this is a hazy glowing orange in color with a big creamy white head and lacing. looks like a german wheat, actually. requisite aromas of orange peel and fresh bread, with maybe a hint of spice and honey. nice bready malt sweetness is rounded out by some coriander spice and a bit of sourness. hops a very minor player here as per the style. big, chewy mouthfeel for a wit and a natural feeling, creamy carbonation. refreshing enough.

Photo of meatmallet
4.1/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy orange color with a thick, quickly disappearing head with minimal lacing.
Smell is heavy on the citrus especially orange with a touch of malt and wheat. Taste is full of malt and orange peel. Didnt linger long in the mouth. Mouthfeel was good with heavy carbonation and an overall light feeling. This is a very drinkable beer.

Photo of adammacmillan
5/5  rDev +47.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this is my favorite beer, its a cloudy look means its a good wheat beer. it goes down very smooth. it had a unique smell to it so you can tell its blue moon. you get less of a head hen non wheat beers. it is a great beer for a good price. the main thing to remember when drinking blue moon is to have an orange slice with it

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

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle.

Pours a nice cloudy orange color. Very nice head which has good retention, with some nice lacing. Aroma is of wheat with some orange spice and other spice aromas, not sure if it's the coriander or something else. Has some yeast sediment on the bottom of the bottle, which I like.

Taste is excellent. Nice and crisp and very refreshing with an ok balance between the wheat, orange and coriander flavors. The flavor that came out the most is the coriander, but it's not overwhelming. The orange and wheat is still there, just not as strong. This one has good mouthfeel too. Crisp and clean with moderate carbonation.

Overall a very nice one. Very refreshing and great for summer. Also surprised this is a Coors product.

Photo of Wetpaperbag
3.9/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a definite old standby when going to the run of the mill bars. Even in the store it is usually at a pretty good price, especially with the hop shortage.

A- Cloudy golden yellow, minimal head with the pour.

S- Good smell, nice sweet aroma.

T- Nice buttery taste, with good wheat flavors. It isn't bitter or heavy. The beer is light and not heavy as one would think.

M- Good mouthfeel easy to drink, carbination is very light and not overwhelming.

D- Easy to drink, good go-to beer when going to parties. Coors did good with this one.

If you get a chance order up an eclipse. Its like a black and tan but with Blue moon and Guinness. Very tasty!

Photo of cgstarry
4.8/5  rDev +41.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

On tap is the best way to have this beer. I feel happy every time I see it on tap and I'm happy to sat I see it in more and more locations.

It's great to see such a good beer taking on such popularity!

Have it with a slice of orange. The experience is the same as with the bottled version but more intense.

Sweetness into grain into spicy orange notes. Man I want one now!

Photo of Popkorn615
4.95/5  rDev +46%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've already reviewed this beer in the bottle (reviewed on April 21, 2008). Well, Blue Moon is even better, and more delicious, on tap. Virtually every aspect of the beer is enhanced when ordering it on tap as opposed to drinking it out of the bottle. Definitely my choice of beer whenever I'm out for a drink and some eats.

Photo of Strix
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Smells nice, with citrus and coriander.

The taste is a coriander bomb, however. Some citrus in the background, but too sweet for me.

Mouthfeel about average.

While the taste on this was okay, I felt it was too sweet for me to enjoy. Not enough backbone and way overboard on the spices.

Photo of PatrickJR
3.95/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at J.P. Looney's in Greensboro, NC.

A - Hazy orange/yellow with a nice head that fades fairly quickly.

S - Butter and citrus are most dominant, especially compared to the overwhelming coriander of the bottled version. Coriander is there, but in the background. The entire aroma seems a little restrained.

T - A little more balanced than the bottle. Coriander takes on a complimentary role rather than an aggressive one, and the tang of the wheat malt really stands out.

M - More body than the bottle, but also a funky harshness from the carbonation.

D - I'm always able to put several of these back. Overall the beer is smoother and the flavors are more balanced. Alcohol is kept more in check compared to the bottles as well, making it not such an intense beer.

Photo of generallee
3.9/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Blue Moon pours yellow orange and hazy. A thick and creamy smooth head forms which leaves behind some lacing that slowly slides down the sides of the glass. The texture is smooth and a little oily. Its aroma is light with orange and wheat notes. The favor is a nice mix of sweet orange peel, coriander and wheat malts. The finish is wheaty and a little dry. Blue Moon is very refreshing and drinkable. I like to enjoy it with a slice of orange. [orange slice was not used for review]

Photo of csmiley
3.05/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a medium gold in color and very cloudy. Head tops out at a quarter inch and is gone pretty quick. The remaining cap is thin and barely covers to top of the beer. Lacing was just below average.

S - There is just not much going on the aroma department. Starts out with some sweet malt aroma followed by alcohol. There is a little bit of spice in the middle with wheat rounding things out.

T - Peppery spices have a stronger showing in the flavor. Yeast and some sourdough bread flavors are apparent midway. The tail end is sweet with sugar and caramel. Hop flavors are present but really just appear to add bitterness and not much flavor.

M - Medium bodied with good carbonation. Finish has some spicy notes which is nice.

D - Drinkability is average. The beer has a clean taste but remains a little too bland in most categories. The spicy flavors in the aftertaste really saved this one from being a less than average beer.

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

Served to me in a regular beer glass, nice medium golden yellow color with a decent looking one finger off white head. The head dissipated rather quickly, but did provide some lacing.

Smell is wheat, malt and citrus.

Taste is pretty good. Light and crisp with nice blend of wheat and citrus taste. Smooth finish.

Mouth feel is not bad, medium body with moderate carbonation.

This is a very drinkable brew, one that could be a nice session beer on a warm afternoon.

Photo of jeremyd365
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a golden tan with a very foamy head. Smelled pretty pleasant being slightly fruity. It tasted like a wheaty/banana-ish hefeweizen and was pretty decent. It was my first experience with blue moon and although wheat beers aren't usually my thing, this was pretty enjoyable and drinkable.

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

All and all not a bad beer,. Tastes fruitier on tap then it does when you drink it from a bottle. The color is a brownish orange. The taste is tangy and fruity almost like a ripe orange. Mouthfeel is smooth and sudsy. The smell was that ripe fruit. It'd be easy to go a couple of rounds on this beer. Shocked that something of this caliber came from Coors.

Photo of osi
3.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Nothing out of the ordinary. Cloudy, murky deep orange with decent trace. Head was not that great.

S - Not too much going on here just malts, had no realy essence of hops anywhere. Traces of spices although I would say minimal.

T - Not too bad if you are looking for an all pale malt brew. That is all that was there, good ol' malts. Decent wheat essence as well.

M - Light to medium body with high carbonation. Not too bad, guess it fits this beer fine.

D - Pretty good level of drinkability here. I would suggest always taking the optional orange in there. This brew needs it, too bland without it. Adds a nice authentic citrusy effect to it. Definitely better whites out there, easily, but for the availability and the price it is usually a better choice than most other macros.

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

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a weiss glass. No orange slice.

Appearance - Cloudy medium yellow, 1 inch foamy head, decent lacing down most of the glass.

Smell - Biscuit notes, yeasty, and touch of citrus. I found a hint of roasted marshmallow as well.

Taste - Crisp, yeasty, bit of tanginess, balanced minimal bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel - Nice and round.

Drinkability - Refreshing on a summer day.

Overall, sometimes the best option when you are out at a bar. But it didn't grab me as being something that I would go out of my way to find.

Photo of nem2006
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had it on tap in a weizen glass. The color is a cloudy golden with orange hues. Held a nice head and left some lacing on the glass. Had a somewhat sweet smell. Citrusy.

A very smooth drink with a slight bitter finish at the end. I used to not like this beer at all, but it has grown on me quite a bit. Can definitely taste the citrus, orange hint. Hence it being served with an orange slice at most bars. Definitely a good go-to beer at a bar which might not have much other selection.

Photo of Portertime
3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was surprised to find out that this was a Coors product but c'est la vie. I ordered it for the first time at a cool hookah bar in Fort Myers, FL. Served in a tall pilsener glass iced cold with an orange slice. Appearantly this is the prime way to enjoy it. Looks very cloudy orangish color. Smells of mild wheat and citrus undertones. Taste of fine yeast esters with hint of orange and grains. Not a bad sipper

Photo of KarlHungus
2.2/5  rDev -35.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This beer pours a hazy pale orange color. The head is two inches in height, and recedes rather quickly for a wheat beer into thin lacing. The aroma is of orange peel and lemons with a corny, adjunct backbone. The taste has a lot of bland maltiness, with almost no orange peel or lemon. The mouthfeel is light bodied with a lot of carbonation. Overall, this is a very poor example of the witbier. I will not drink this again.

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

A: Poured from a bottle, it produced a nice white head that took its time to dissipate. When held up to light, it had a nice cloudy golden orange hue to it.

S: It has a light sweet aroma to it, hints of citrus and yeast

T: One can definitely taste citrus, but it is not overpowering. Pretty light and sweet.

M: Has a decent body to it, but is a bit watery and has too much carbonation.

D: Very easy to drink, with or without a slice of orange. I drank a few with some friends who don't stray much from the mass produced light beers and they enjoyed it and said that they would pick some up from time to time.

This is a good summer beer, but definitely not of the same class as say a St. Bernardus Witbier.

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