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Blue Moon Belgian White - Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Belgian WhiteBlue Moon Belgian White

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5,901 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,901
Reviews: 1,547
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.88%
Wants: 69
Gots: 1,112 | 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 Beejay
3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pale amber, decent head, and cloudy.

S: Malty with a lot of yeast scent, slightly fruity, but not overpowering.

T: Mild, slightly fruity. Taste of citrus, and spices.. Not too shabby.

M: Nothing amazing. Nothing terrible..

D: High points for drinkablilty. This is a beer that nearly everyone I know enjoys.. Is it the best belgian style? Absolutely not, but it is a quick fix and you can find it anywhere.. This is a great bridge from crappy lite american pilsners, to more adventurous brewing styles... if you can get someone to put down the bud light and pick this up, soon they'll be on their way to Chimay.

-The best thing related to Coors brewing... (it's easy when there is sooo many bad things..)

Photo of thekanna
2.82/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a cloudy sunset yellow bordering on orange. Less than one finger of white head surfaces.

S: Strong, fresh yeasty flavor reminiscent of a Saison. However, not as complex as the spicy overtones are generally muted.

T: Overall sour yeasty taste with a slight citrus zing to it. Coriander? I don't really taste any. Isn't that the staple of many Belgian witbiers?

M: Tiny, effervescent bubbles at the outset. However, overall it feels too watery and thin.

D: Somewhat drinkable. I don't know why everyone keeps raving about this beer (it is, after all, from Coors)... don't they realize there's much better Belgian alternatives out there?

Photo of Vengeance526
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at a very beer deprived bar.

Hazy golden color with a thin white head that dissipates rather quickly. Haha, they threw in the orange wedge for me too.

Smells of wheat and citrus...mostly lemon but then I was also smelling that orange too...

Taste of lemon and spice. Wheat is also evident. Not sure how I feel about people putting fruit in my beer but it works with this beer so why not I suppose.

A bit thin as far as a typical witbier would be concerned but this is surprisingly good considering the source. I wouldn't expect much from Coors but this is far from disappointing. It actually is fairly refreshing and a good find when you just want a beer at that bar that doesn't have anything else...

Photo of pd360
2.33/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer pours a promising orange amber with lots of bubbles and a small white head. Strong citrus orange smell (an this is without the standard orange wedge on the glass). The taste however is just not there. I get a sense that I am drinking soda water mixed with coors light. It is very carbonated without any of the promised spice, yeast or complexity. I would not drink this by choice again.

Photo of fingerlaker
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

For the price can I put it down much? Not really. It's $8 for a sixer at most gas stations where I live. Not bad.

First off, this beer is 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 times better in the bottle than on draught. The reason is when it is in the bottle you can do that "3/4-empty swirl" that gets that nice sweet wheat sediment from the bottom and gives it a full head if poured correctly.

Pouring it CORRECTLY into a tall octagonal glass the liquid is a white and straw-gold mixture. The head was 3/4-inch thick and remained there until the end. Heavy wheat sediment swirled around and the beer was largely opaque because of it.

Smell was mainly lemon with wheat. No hop presence. The smell of this beer is probably it's best part.

The flavor... watered-down belgian wheat. Good orange and lemon, coriander and a slight hint of (don't quote me) lime. It's nice and sweet like a white ale should be. But the body is a tad light, Ok, very light. Far too light. There are almost no hops to speak of, but that is the signature of a white ale.

I buy this brew all the time. It's a decent standby.

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

12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Super-hazy golden yellow with some floaties of yeast on the bottom. A nice vivacious white head that doesn't billow, but stays about 1/2 inch above the body. I love looking at Wits, and this is no different, though there's always room for improvement.

Smell: Yeast aromas and spices and breadiness, but there's an odd sourness to the nose that doesn't seem to let the more complex spicy and fruity aromas through as well as they should be presented.

Taste: Solid and crisp Belgian flavors without the normal complex phenolic activity of a non-domestic. Hints of spice, pepper, and coriander are abound, along with some sweeter citrus and orange peel. Finishes semi-dry with fruit flavors on the tongue. For a domestic, and one made by Coors, they do a pretty good job.

Mouthfeel: Good and crisp and lighter bodied with a nice punch of carbonation. Easy-drinking in the warm weather.

Drinkability: Blue Moon's always a go-to for me in bars where among other BMC brews, Blue Moon is there. And even though Coors makes it, I'll usually go with it if that's the case.

Photo of Gmann
1.83/5  rDev -46%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a bright orange color with white highlights, a small pure white head that settles into a ring. The aroma is tough. To me it smells like rotting vegetables with a blast of coriander and orange peel to cover the stench. I dunno it has a creamy funk aroma which I can't explain in words. This is the brew that turned me off to wit beers. The taste is a bit better but still stinks. Creamy orange peel with coriander and heavy white pepper. No malt or real yeast flavors, just a jumble of forced spices. This tastes like a beer that spoiled, should have an expiration date like that of milk. The feel is light but not watery, fairly soft carbonation; finishes sweet and grossly spicy. I hate to bash a brew but this thing has almost everything I hate. This has never tasted right to me, in the top two of just foul brews. This has literally ruined wit biers for me.

Photo of selecter70
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

While often-maligned, the Blue Moon White is actually a decent & drinkable offering that is readily available and nice on a summer's evening. It pours a nice opaque-cloudy yellow with a fluffy heaf that holds onto some spice aroma as well as citrus. The flavor is clean and fresh, leaning towards a mild hefeweisse without the more complex body. Lower on hops, this has more of a yeast-malt taste with lemon & hints of lightly spiced orange potpourri (not overwhelmingly sweet though). Decent, easy to drink and quite refreshing.

Photo of HalfFull
2.73/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this beer a couple of times before, usually there is a girl involved, and a salad. Pours a clear weird looking orange lemon into a pint glass with a short lived half inch head. I accepted the orange wedge and quickly consumed it, for fear of scurvy, yet not letting it corrupt my beverage.

Smell matches the look, some yeast, lots of wheat and 17 oranges. The carbonation lets off hints of orange nectar of sorts, not unlike an orange soda.

Taste is rather sweet for the style, and that sweetness presents itself, again, as dilute orange soda, or perhaps sparkling water with orange essence. This one lies somewhere in the middle. Malt structure is simple and there is little complexity to be found here.

Feel is OK for a beverage but not really for a beer, very odd. Decent drink. if you accept what you're drinking. More of a fancy carbonated orange drink with added alcohol than beer.

Photo of penguinjive7
3.18/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour is a hazy light gold with a tiny bit of head and not much lacing to speak of. The smell is mostly yeast with a hint of lemon. Taste is like the smell with the yeast dominating the flavor. The finish is a bit skunky to me, but not offensive. This one is very light on the tongue with crisp carbonation. This is a fairly drinkable brew, but the slightly off, skunky taste is enough to prevent me from having more than one in a sitting.

Photo of Roy3268
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

An overall fantastic drink

A- poured a rusty orange/brown color. Kept a nice white head the whole drink

S- Like nothing you've ever smelled before as far as im concerned. Had a pleasant wheat aroma

T- Detected not only a creamy wheat flavor, but also a hint of blueberry

M- Thick

D- I highly suggest it. Not usually a fan of beer of this nature (wheats), but would try another make of this

Photo of DannyS
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass, poured from a bottle.

A - Slightly darker than other witbiers i've had, but fits the opaque, orange, straw colored body. Slightly thin head that still sticks around for a while.

S - fruity, spicy, yeasty. It's a no-surprises witbier aroma.

T - A fairly mild brew, slightly milky, actually. Has enough spice and orange flavor, but nothing spectacular

M - A bit watery, but nice and fizzy, with no lingering aftertaste

D - I could drink this all day.

So all in all, it's not a groundbreaker. It's everything you'd expect from a Witbier, and nothing to write home about, but it's a perfectly enjoyable beer. If Hoegaarden's not available, this'll be my second-string choice.

Photo of OzarkElmo
3.57/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dec 29, 2008

Bottle - poured into shaker glass. Maybe it was how I poured it, but it had nearly a 1 1/2 inch white head. Yellow, orange cloudy appearance. Smooth, fruity and easy going down, almost a "light" beer feeling. Not heavy at all, it was alright. Probably more of a summer beer.

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

Whatever its aesthetic shortcomings, this beer deserves a hattip for being a gateway beer that leads many people try more interesting microbrews. Serious beer-nerd friends aside, I don't know anyone who has tried Blue Moon and cringed. The cloudy orange color is undeniably attractive, but the white head disappears faster than soda fizz without leaving a trace. Smells mainly of orange citrus, with faint spices and yeastiness in the background. Tastes of sweet wheaty malts backed by orangey hops, but the coriander doesn't come through as well as it does in other witbiers. It's body is medium-light and with a crisp finish that could be more interesting but overall this is drinkable beer that should be shown to macro-drinkers in hopes of stirring their curiosity.

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

Appearance: Cloudy, dull, golden-orange body with a small, fizzy, white head.

Smell: Notes of orangey citrus and perky spices infuse the wheaty nose of Blue Moon.

Taste: Tangy, lightly creamy malted wheat. A taste of citrus zest and a fair dose of spice interrupts the brief sweetness. Light, spicy hops and bitterness provides a bit of balance. Finishes tangy with a light, lingering hint of spice and orange.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium, fizzy carbonation.

Drinkability: It certainly has some stuff going for it. It's very easily available, rather drinkable, relatively inexpensive, and isn't altogether dreadful.

Photo of hoplover82
3.31/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale golden color with a fluffy, bubbly white head that leaves quickly. Not much lace.

Aroma os slightly funky and a little spicy.

The flavor is very funky and pale. Just bland.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and a little watery.

Ok drinkable, if your into this stuff.

Photo of thain709
3.52/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Hazy yellow in color...and nice big white head that slowly goes away...little lacing

S - There's one big one here...oranges...lingering in the background is some yeast and malts

T - The orange flavor is not overpowering...it has a little wheat flavor...decent tasting...nothing too spectacular

M - Light and crisp

D - This is a witbier I can drink until I grow up to the big boy stuff!...not a true representation but a good start

Photo of wheatyweiss
2.96/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a weiss glass.

Pours a light straw with an impressive head. Beautiful cloud and chunks of yeast and wheat sediment throughout the glass.

Aroma is of oranges and oranges. Slight yeasty aroma with a little ride of crystal malt.

Taste is ....orange citrus and corn? DMS and adjunct flavors overpower. The wonderful subtleties of weiss yeast are lost completely. There is too much adjunct addition here, it ruins the beer. When I say adjunct, I mean orange as well as cheap cereal grains.

Mouthfeel is flat and thin. There is a little oiliness to the beer, probably from the sediment.

Photo of DmanGTR
1.36/5  rDev -59.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Review from notes... this is from a while back but I had a Blue Moon recently and it is just as I remembered...

A - poured a hazy amber/yellow with a fluffy white head that disappears in a minute. Looks decent I guess. No citrus in mine.

S - something very strange here, orange peels, pale malts, yeast. Highly unbalanced with a small pinch of hops... ugh...

T - I could not take more than a few sips of this beer. I can do Hoegaarden, St. Bernardus Wit, etc... but this was just god-awful... someone blended some orange juice, baker's yeast, and Keystone Light and called it a Blue Moon...

M - Thin and watery. Highly carbonated.

D - This was a drain pour (again). I've had this from the bottle three times and each time it was a pour.

Overall - I found this to be a horrible attempt at a Belgian Wit beer. If you want a representative of the style, Try Ommegang Witte, St. Bernardus Witbier, or even Hoegaarden. I was extremely disappointed in this beer and wasn't surprised to find that it is made by a macro. Effin wankers.

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

A: Pours a yellow wheat color with a small head that doesnt stick around long.

S: Sweet. very malty

T: Clean crisp taste. malty and citrus-y.

M: Smooth, a bit to much carbonation.

D: Very drinkable all year round, especially in the summer. always a decent choice.

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

On tap.

Poured a hazy yellow with a small head. It was brought to me with an orange peel in the glass. Smells and tastes of, guess what, oranges with some wheat. Did not impress me. Should I try it again without the orange peel - not sure it is worth it...

Notes from 7/23/04

Photo of Arbitrator
2.05/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Chilled bottle poured into a glass.

A: Head that barely lasts a minute. Yellow wheat color with gold hues and bubbles.

S: Sweet malts, some coriander and other spices.

T: Malt, citrus, spices. Very clean and crisp taste.

M: Thin/watery and slightly too much carbonation. Still, goes down quite smoothly.

D: Great solid summer beer, especially for BBQs. Not something I really pick up otherwise.

Photo of heath1agnew
3.7/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

this is a solid and affordable belgian white beer. can't say enough good things about it really.

appearance- cloudy with a one finger head that hangs around for a while with some lacing.

smell- great floral citrus smells.

taste and mouthfeel- nothing that will wow you but it is a solid taste. nice suttle citrus flavor with a sweet finish, a very crisp mouthfeel.

drinkability- a very easy drinking beer for anytime of the year.

Photo of angelmonster
3.78/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

pours a nice inch head that somewhat quickly fades. Hazy orange-yellow in color with lots of bubbles

Smells of sweet malts, some coriander and a bit of spice.

Taste is mostly of malt, citrus and some spice.

Beer is a little over carbonated and slight watery. Goes down light though.

Very drinkable , one of my favorites, probably was the first beer that got me into wheat ales, not the best but easily available at most bars

Photo of mdagnew
3.56/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle bought from Sainsburys...

Poured a hazy orange yellow colour... White head poured quite foamy then faded quickly to very thin layer....quite a lot of big carbonation bubbles... some light patchy lacing...

Aroma - Nice spicy fruitiness (apples, pears, light orange), salty notes, some yeastiness, light coriander just coming through, grassy, hay, light vanilla notes...

Taste - Nice lemon and spicy apple fruitiness, light orange peel, decent wheatiness, floral, barely any malts, light creamy vanilla sweetness, coriander is more pronounced than in the aroma...

Feel - Very smooth and creamy... Light / medium body. Fairly drinkable and refreshing - would be good on a hot summer day...

Overall - A pretty good witbier (considering it's from Coors).... Nothing groundbreaking but well worth a try...

Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 5,901 ratings.