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Blue Moon Belgian White - Coors Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

5,643 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 5,643
Reviews: 1,473
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.88%
Wants: 56
Gots: 796 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-15-2001)
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Photo of jar2574
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I've seen this beer served with slices of orange at bars. I prefer my beer without added fruit though, so we'll have it straight up.

Cloudy golden color, poured from the bottle. Decent head. Low carbonation. A touch of spices, cloves in the smell.

Taste is watered down, unfortunately. The beer has the consistency of dish water, and the lacing is eerily reminiscent of soap, honestly.

That said, this is an OK beer. I don't like the appearance or the mouthfeel, but the taste is ok, and that's the most important part. A decent wheat beer taste, with a touch of lemon. Can't complain too much about that.

jar2574, Aug 07, 2007
Photo of OKCNittany
3.4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Hazy gold body, initial 1" white head quicky reducted to 1/4" & then stuck around for the entire glass. Left a little lacing.

S: Clean aroma of lemon/lemon zest and a little spice.

T: An odd combination of lemon and macro with a hint of coriander. I like lemon and the tartness saved this from being something I didn't like. However, while it started as pleasant hints of lemon, the tartness seemed to increase & take over the glass - by the end that's all I tasted.

M: Light to medium body, slightly below average carbonation - almost a smooth mouthfeel except for the puckering finish.

D: The puckering finish cuts into the drinkability as well. Decent enough flavor, but I think I'd rather just drink lemonade.

OKCNittany, Aug 05, 2007
Photo of hustlesworth
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

goodbye hops, hello coriander!

i am definitely NOT using an orange slice. EVER. made sure to leave a lil bit in the bottle to swirl up the yeast and get all of it into the 16oz mega-pilsner glass.

A- 2 1/2in of white swiss cheese-like head above a beautiful opaque honey colored brew. there seems to be a column of orange that goes down the middle and is flanked on both sides by a golden yellow hue. nice. the foam settles quickly to 1/4in with a pattern that looks exactly, i repeat EXACTLY like the freakin moon. not the one on the bottle, but the REAL moon. no exaggeration. this must be a coincidence, but i looked up a pic of the moon online and compared the two...it gives me the heebie jeebies.

S- orange and coriander forst and foremost, lemon zest, clove, coconut, nutmeg, wheat, oatmeal.

T- total orange peel and coriander, just as the label says. a lil lemon and hay in the background followed by a crisp, refreshing wheat-grain and definitely yeasty aftertaste.

MF- fruit juice consistency and slightly dry with a slickness that pulls it down. good carbonation makes a slightly sour finish.

D- feels heavy due to the yeast content, yet light on the palate and relatively easy to consume. it's all the rage now in ohio, and it's a good witbier despite its coors lineage, but it has that macro taste, and i'd prefer a hoegaarden or hefeweizen to get my wheat fix any day.

hustlesworth, Aug 01, 2007
Photo of Bugsey
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the only Coors product I've bought in years, and it's damn good. Especially for summertime. I finished off three the other night and was disappointed my friend had finished the others.

The beer is slightly cloudy, with a light fruity smell. But what really got me was the taste and mouthfeel. It has some light fruitiness, but more importantly, it has a great malt balance. The label says it is a Belgian style ale, and the maltiness reminded me of that.

Great summer beer!

Bugsey, Aug 01, 2007
Photo of dustylong
3.48/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy copper color with a decent head, retention, and some lacing (poured from a bottle into a pint glass). Very sweet smelling, with strong aromas of orange and coriander. Has a very sweet, citrusy flavor to it. Orange pool, coriander, and wheat flavors stand out. Medium body, not difficult to drink at all, especially with the nice, sweet flavor this beer has. Overall, a decent tasting beer, especially considering its produced by Coors. Definitely a good beer to get your friends that aren't into the craft-brew scene interested in it.

dustylong, Jul 31, 2007
Photo of wagenvolks
3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Ahh...Blue Moon, perhaps the single most cited "gateway" beer, ushering many of the swill-drinking masses into the land of superior beer.

The bottle pours an ale with a hazy, orange-golden color, a lively carbonation level, and a 1" thick, white head. There's no lacing, but the head is well retained. Some scattered yeast particles swirl aimlessly at the bottom of the pint glass. The aroma has a nice, spicey yeast note paired with citrus fruit and a sweet, sugary presence. Some banana and tropical fruits are in there as well.

The taste is light, with some spice, wheat, citrus fruit, and orange peel. Mouthfeel-wise, Blue Moon is very refreshing, but not much else. Medium-bodied, good carbonation, and no aftertaste despite the yeasty kick. Bottom line: not only is this a great beer to introduce others into the world of great beer, but (surprise, surprise!) it's a great beer, especially in the summer. Never will I turn a Blue Moon down.

wagenvolks, Jul 29, 2007
Photo of nortmand
3.03/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours golden and cloudy with an uncharacteristically wimpy head.

Some faint spice aromas. Also some grassiness there.

Sweet tasting, with a bit of spiciness. Some decent yeast maltiness in the aftertaste.

Medium body, not real drinkable, wouldn't want to session a beer like this.

nortmand, Jul 24, 2007
Photo of guinnessfan
3.4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served at Rosie's East End in Hummelstown, PA.

A: Cloudy copper/orange pour, with a pillowy head. Okay retention, but with minimal lacing.

S: Mild citrus and spice, nothing too exciting.

T: Normal citrus and spice flavors, tastes better than it smells. Impressive for a Coors product.

M: Smooth and refreshing, slightly crisp. The carbonation bubbles flowed the duration of the beer.

D: Good flavor, not too filling, refreshing on a summer eve on the deck.

guinnessfan, Jul 23, 2007
Photo of dacrza1
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into a weizen glass... appropriately large weizen head on a sediment-rich brownish-orange body...citrus aroma with a slight grassiness...sourness and a bit of fizziness on the tongue...smooth, crisp, watery(?) with a slight malt aftertaste... a perfect summer brew and a good mainstream introduction to the unfiltered world of weizens... more complex beers are out there than this American attempt...

dacrza1, Jul 21, 2007
Photo of RonfromJersey
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very hazy, even cloudy, dull yellowish orange body. Plenty of carbonation. Off white snowball head with largish bubbles and lots of "snap, crackle, pop".

Aroma ? Basically none. I've had water with stronger scent. Extremely mild scent of spice/pepper.

Light wheaty beginning to the taste. Bit of spice/pepper gently builds, peaks at the swallow, and a slight spice aftertaste. Dollop of lemon at the swallow. Additional wheat twang at the finish which cleans things up a bit.

Pleasant soft light airy mouthfeel. Easy drinkability.

An inoffensive hot weather quaffer, but I'd go with Hoegarrden instead (and did during a sweltering hot picnic/party).

RonfromJersey, Jul 16, 2007
Photo of Maerzen
2.83/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle. Cloudy orange/gold in appearance with good head that faded down to a permanent 1/8th inch. Hint of citrus and vanilla in the nose but very faint. I wish there were a little more here. The taste is muted. Can't really pin it down as it is ... I don't know. There really isn't much taste. It's not bad at all, it's just doesn't seem to want to offend. The mouthfeel is nice. A little carbonation up front that becomes creamy. Very drinkable if you want generic.

Maerzen, Jul 16, 2007
Photo of casadebia
4.03/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer seems to be the American domestic of witbier, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. First of all this beer can be found in many different places and definitly trumps it's usual neighbors of coors light and bud light. In terms of being a witbier, Blue Moon comes off not as cloudy as others but maintains the classic spices and orange peel aroma and flavors that make up this style. It is somewhat cloudy with a tint of orange to it and a crisp head. This is not the feel of a traditional witbier on the tongue, but it does somehow retain a smoothness despite it lacking in body. It tastes of spices and orange peels followed by a malty finish. Some aspects of this beer really speak typical domestic, but for some reason this actually works for this beer since it retains some aspects of a white beer. Blue Moon is worth a try and has become my saving beer in many typical restraunts.

casadebia, Jul 12, 2007
Photo of jcdiflorio
3.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a tall Blue Moon wheat glass from a 12oz brown bottle with a twist -off cap that made a loud hiss when opened.

Cloudy,orangy color,tall white head dissapated quickly to a coating soda like bubbles make up the head. Decent carbination constiant streams of bubbles racing to the surface. Very slight lacing almost non exsistant.

Clean,breaddy wheat aroma,slightly spicy with a moderate orangy citrusy nose.

Very clean taste light wheat bread taste,light orangy citrus flavor with a slight peel edge. Some faint hints of corriander. No clove or bannana notes in the taste. A bit on the bland side taste wise.

Light,smooth,refreshing a slight tangyness. Had this beer on my draft system last summer when over big with a slice of orange in it. About the only beer I would add fruit to,it really helps this beer out.

jcdiflorio, Jul 09, 2007
Photo of Grundle20
3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance:
The beer pours cloudy and tangerine in color. There's a decent sized white head that is pretty quick to fall and leaves no lacing.

Smell:
The smell is oddly that of a citronella candle, there's really nothing else. Whatever individual scents there are come across as too much like a citronella candle for me distinguish them. This isn't entirely bad, I like the smell of citronella candles and I don't think it's a smell that really puts people off. The nose could use some more tartness and definition but it's not bad.

Taste and Mouthfeel:
Initially the beer will have you thinking it's going to drink smooth and full but then some stinging bitterness darts down on the sides of my tongue about mid drink. There's a strong presence of semi sweet orange rind and touches of apricot and coriander towards the back. Overall it feels a little forced and as if they're trying to ward off the tartness most likely because this beer wouldn't be as popular as it is if it really had that Belgian funk. Respectable given its distribution but it definitely cries of domestication to me which isn't always a bad thing. The finish leaves the orange flavors on the tongue which slowly meld in to apricot tones in the aftertaste.

Drinkability:
Generally speaking this, Sam Adams, and Hoegarrden are my saving grace at most bars and they're all pretty drinkable. Decent flavor and a mild ABV make them pretty well suited for extended drinking with a minimal sacrifice to flavor.

Bottom Line:
I respect beers like Blue Moon quite a bit because the have lead many to beer geekdom. Not bad, not great.

Grundle20, Jul 06, 2007
Photo of geexploitation
2.78/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy, very light orange amber color with a head that holds a thin dusting over the liquid. Huge orange aroma, combined with sweet, honeyed malts and a bready note. The taste skews toward a creamy coriander note, along with some cloying sweetness from the malt and a just a bit of orange fruits at the end. Mouthfeel is thick and full, with very little of the citrus acidity that you'd expect from the style. Overall, this beer is OK. It's too sweet and some of the spices are overpowering, but it's not terribly gross or anything. Still, it's nothing compared to a lot of other wits out there.

geexploitation, Jul 01, 2007
Photo of giblet
2.33/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

this is a good beer. with that being said it is not my style. i will not likely order it again. it is a light bodied soft taste wheat beer. it is easy to drink if you like the fruit taste. i dont particularly like fruity stuff.

unique to the other wheat beers that i have had and with that it was worth the taste.

now if you are confused here is an analogy...i ordered osterich steak at a bistro, i liked it, it was different, i can say i tried it, i will not likely ever order it again cuz usually there are other items available that i like more.

suckem up and movem out!

giblet

giblet, Jun 30, 2007
Photo of xav33
3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Blue Moon Belgian White Ale
12 oz bottle
Moderate pour in a weizen glass
Best before 10/07, observed 06/30/07(actual blue moon day!)

Poured a hazy bright orange yellow with a medium slightly lasting fizzy white head.

Smelt of moderate citrus, white bread and laundry detergent lavender.

Taste was upfront moderate bittersweet oranges and perfume followed by a moderate bitter yeasty dough and light sweet and sour orange on a moderate finish.

Palate was light to medium bodied, slightly oily on a dry finish, fizzy and lightly astringent and puckering.

Overall, this is a fairly standard light witbier. Common and mass marketed, it's a great intro to the beer world, but nothing too excellent. Enjoyed it thoroughly though on an actual blue moon day!

xav33, Jun 30, 2007
Photo of Mit
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I gotta say I got scared when I read that this beer was brewed by Coors.

The appearance of this beer was in keeping with a belgian white. A nice cloudy golden colour. It poured out a lot of head that lasted only a few minutes.

The smell was a rather tart smell that hinted at the citrus flavours in the beer.

My initial taste of the beer yielded the citrus flavours one would expect and had a grapefruit after taste. Subsequent mouthfuls were more subdued with the citrus lingering in the background ending in a tart finish. All in all the flavour was very refreshing.

Mouthfeel was pretty typical belgian white. You get the tartness that sticks to the cheeks. Seemed somewhat lighter than other belgian whites.

I found this beer to have a great drinkability due to the typical belgian tastes being a little more subdued. I'm not sure if they did this on purpose to appeal to the more mainstream crowd or not.

I would give this beer another try without a doubt.

Mit, Jun 20, 2007
Photo of ChuckMartel
2.3/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

I bought a six-pack w/ all the best of intentions.

It smells good. It looks pretty. The head and color are fine. So far, so good.

It has this odd taste to it. It tries too much to be an "artisan" and not enough trying to be a beer.

After the second sip, I was dreading having to finish the bottle much less the other five bottles.

ChuckMartel, Jun 10, 2007
Photo of sloejams
3.05/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

As for Coors making a wit, this could be a lot worse. In Los Angeles, this can sometimes be the best beer available (and almost always served with a lemon wedge - dumb). At best it's refreshing and a poor man's Hoegaarden. At worst it tastes like Coors chemically made wit.

sloejams, Jun 10, 2007
Photo of HotterThanHell
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Blue Moon on tap is a ight refreshing Belgian Wheat Beer, and although the beer is very drinkable I feel that is just a bit better than average.

The appearance is cloudy, milky and yellow but nice. The cloudiness come from the beer being unfilitered.

The smell is slightly fruity, but mild. Most places try to serve it with an orange, but that's not my bag so I get it without.

The taste is mild with again a light fruit character and some wheat flavor floating around. These two together lend to the solid mouthfeel and the overall good drinkability of this beer.

Not great but solid.

HotterThanHell, Jun 08, 2007
Photo of whiplash3825
3.58/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a weitzen glass a nice clear amber with a large four-finger head that quickly turned to lace. Nice clean smell of citrus that reminds me of Earl Grey tea. Taste is the same... bergamot orange, herby, astringent. Nice clean finish with only a touch of the yeasty sourness I love in German weitzens. Overall a good beer, and probably the best American wheat beer I've had! These go down super easy and would make a great session beer.

whiplash3825, Jun 07, 2007
Photo of sleazo
1.78/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

left over from my friends moving me in

A-Cloudy golden with a very fluffy white head. Great head, great lacing. good looking beer.

S-Orange zest domintes the nose. It actually smells like frozen concentrated orange juice. I do not get anything else besides that it is so strong.

T_Orange dominates, then some coriander, then some more orange. A tad of bitterness, but it is the bitterness of an orange peel. Nothing else is noticeable to me besides the strong orange and coriander.

M-Watery and mildly carbonated.

D-Blech. I tried to give this a chance, I really did. This is a terrible wit. The other three left over from the six will sit in my firdge until someone else comes over. This is like watered down sunkist with a ateaspoon of coriander put in.

sleazo, Jun 07, 2007
Photo of MrHungryMonkey
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep straw to very light gold / cloudy wheat and yeast / bubbly white mild-moderate sized head with mild retention and lace

Tart and sweet – hints of vanilla and mild honey – with a little spice and pepper

Starts quite tart; middles to a sweet creaminess; finishes really tart again. Orange zesty tartness seems to dominate. It’s almost lactic. Creamy wheat and a slight hint of coriander-like spice. No notable hop appearances. Finishes tart and somewhat dry.

Medium-light body and a little bit smooth with a lot of spunky foam

Refreshing and easy to kick back. It tastes okay and feels alright.

MrHungryMonkey, Jun 05, 2007
Photo of robocrouch
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: A hazy peachy color with a medium head that fades with time. This is a pretty good looking beer.

S: Sweet fruit and spices. A great smelling brew.

T: This is the best part of the beer. Big and full of taste. Sweet orange peel flavor that finishes with a spicy touch to bring it home. Although the taste is its strong point, I can't see myself finishing a 6er of these. Too sweet almost.

D: Even though it is not my fav. style, I really enjoyed this brew and I was shocked it was a Coors product. This is one beer to have for dessert.

robocrouch, May 30, 2007
Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 5,643 ratings.