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Blue Moon Belgian White - Coors Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
77
okay

5,823 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 5,823
Reviews: 1,520
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 18.88%
Wants: 64
Gots: 1,003 | 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 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
3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
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.

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

Nice unfiltered look, and thick white head. It gave off a citrus aroma and flavor. It was extremely lighter than I had anticipated. I expected to chew this beer when I saw how cloudy it was. Then again it was probably the way the bar keep was pouring the beer from the tap.

Something I would drink in the summer, and that's about it. Not too terribly excited about this beer.

Photo of daaru
2.23/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

looks very nice in the glass--lovely colour, and nice head. unfortunately, let down by the taste and non-existent finish. slight citrusy notes, and a hint of bitterness as it enters the mouth, but by the time you've finished swallowing it you might as well have had a sip of water. but this does make it a very good thirst quencher after a hot, humid day as we've had today in southern minnesota.

Photo of Bitzy
4.3/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I grabbed a couple bottles of this beer at my local bodega when I was craving a cold brew. Having not had Blue Moon Belgian White in a while I sorta forgot what is tastes like. However, from the pouring of it into my Hard Rock cafe Los Angeles glass to the first few sips, I was very impressed.

Appearance: Foggy golden orange color with a nice 3/4 inch head that slowly dissipated after the first few sips. Not too much lacing though.

Smell: All the necessary ingredients for a Belgian witbier i.e. yeast, orange peal, coriander, wheat malt, and a bit of phenols.

Taste: Deliciously sweet. Mildly yeasty, orange peal and coriander were nicely pronounced. I also detected a slight tartness which I don't know if I liked.

Mouthfeel/ Drinkabilityl: light and smooth

Overall: Not the best North American interpretation of a belgain wit but definately one I could more than one of in a sitting.

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.89/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My first attempt in not drinking a straight BMC lager and to ths day this beer still impresses me. One of the best Wit's I've had and even though its mass produced it still tastes great every time I have it. I love seeing my friends transitioning towards beers like this which have 10 X the taste of Bud or Bud Light.

Photo of Pencible
2.58/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This poured a hazy straw yellow with white head. It smelled like sour lemon and standard Belgian wild yeast, and some salt. It tasted like creamy lemon and orange hops, with wild Belgian yeast and wheat malt. It was watery with some carbonation, with a faint sour aftertaste. Overall this was not bad for a generic wheat ale. It had surprisingly decent flavor and body, and therefore drinkability. Perhaps it's generic composition is better suited for me, since I'm not a wheat ale fan.

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

The first or second beer I ever had (along with Corona). Unlike Corona, I still like this one.

Appearance: Cloudy orange, with a faint head that doesn't stay long.

Aroma: Orange peel, coriander, wheat malts. Not too strong in these scents, its a medium aroma

Taste: Crisp, sweet with the orange peel and coriander taking up most of the flavor. Goes down well.

Mouthfeel: Bit carbonated but not bad.

Drinkability: Very drinkable. Good for a hot summer afternoon, as many say, but I don't mind one of these in December because I like it quite a bit.

Overall a good, drinkable beer.

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.77/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy orangy-gold, almost the look of pink grapefruit juice. Head and lacing for the first couple of sips -- now it's gone.

Smells of yeast, sweet wheat, some light spice, a little citrus.

Mild mild mild. The sweetness is there from the grain; the yeast is there, and some quickly fading citrus/lemon and coriander spice.

Fair carbonation keeps this from being a dud, and it finishes soft and clean, no sour aftertaste -- a good coating of mild sweet grain on the tongue.

This'll pair well with food; a great summer party sipper. Not a bad offering from Coors.

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

I had this one on tap at Cemenos in Joliet, IL on 9/5/2008.

A= This beer poured a bright cloudy pastel orange with a 1/2" snow white head. The head quickly dropped to a thin sheen. No lacing to speak of.

S= Aromas of faint orange peel, coriander, and wheat malt dominated this beer.

T= This beer starts off sweet and doesn't let up. Wheatiness and lots of coriander affect the taste also. Maybe the slightest hint of yeastiness in there too.

MF= Medium bodied with a decently crisp carbonation. Good palate cleansing beer.

D= A bit too sweet for a Belgian style wit in my opinion, but a great beer to wash down pizza and burgers nonetheless.

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

Poured on-tap into shaker pint glass.
A: Nice cloudy pale orange with light carbonation producing thin white head that quickly dissipates.
S: Citrus hops. Orange notes.
T: Refreshing citrus notes: orange, tangerine. Mild hop note in the background.
M: Very smooth, crisp, and refreshing. Light and slightly effervescent on the tongue.
D: Very, very drinkable. Good for picnics, as a summer quencher, or with food (especially standard American fare like pizza and burgers). Can drink this all day.

Photo of changeup45
2.78/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A dirty/cloudy look to it but poured with a decent head. Citrus, lemon flavor but it was pretty smooth. Pretty refreshing on a 90 degree day (which it was). They served it with an orange slice on the glass though. Why? It's already got PLENTY of citrus taste to it! My buddy threw the orange in the drink and did regret that. I can certainly see this being one that the non beer drinking females may like.

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

A: Very cloudy golden yellow. Sufficient 1.5 inch head that dissipated slowlyAbundant lacing.

S:Very citrusy. There was a well-blanced hoopy/alcohol smell.

T: Medium light body, very refreshing. Citrus brings out the orange peel and slight mustiness of coreander.

M: Very pleasing, not thin or overbearing. Gentle is the word that comes to mind.

D: Really easy to drink a lot, but I'm thinking clories wouild catch up to me.

Photo of rdub
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle in to a 14oz mug. Surprisingly nice head and typical cloudy color. Actually looks pretty nice. Smells good. I like the taste and agree it's a bit better than your typical macro. This is a good beer to introduce your BMC friends to something good even though it's a Coors product.

Photo of bbeerman
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I enjoy Blue Moon a lot in the warmer summer months. A slice of orange in the glass adds a nice flavor this brew.

I find the appearance and smell to be a little above average. Fruit hints are definitely present when the bottle is poured into a glass.

It has a good taste. Not the best beer in the world, but well above many North American beers. Goes well with America summer foods from the grill (e.g. burgers, chicken, fish, steaks, etc.).

A decent session beer; I could enjoy several in a sitting with minimal intoxication. A good alternative to some of the standard beers available in stores and restaurants (e.g. Sam Adams, Harpoon, etc.).

Photo of Rayek
3.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Semi-cloudy gold color with some carbonation. Somewhat rocky white head is small and doesn't stick around for long. Leaves a tiny amount of lace.

S: Pretty mild. Mostly yeast and wheat with a bit of coriander. Maybe a touch of lemon zest.

T: Tastes about like it smells. Malt flavor is mostly wheat with a bit of yeast. Bitterness balances with a coriander spiciness. Finishes dry, but clean.

M: Medium light body is chewy and somewhat mealy. Carbonation level is about right.

D: A decent session beer, but nothing extraordinary. Not as complex as I like from this style.

Photo of TheVrolok
3.3/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden color, decent amount of visible carbonation. Poured with some white foam head that settled quickly.

Smell: Sweet malts, esters, citrus (orange/lemon maybe).

Taste: Sweet and very citrusy with some coriander. the smallest hint of hops is masked heavily by the spices.

Mouthful: Thin, crisp (generous carbonation), somewhat watery toward the end.

Drinkability: Not a standout belgian wheat, but not a terrible one either. A really easy drinking beer for sitting outside on a nice day.

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

blue moon definetely deserves some respect as for many it is one of the first beers you try that actually has some taste. As far as the style goes it is pretty average. It's pour is cloudy yellow/amber with a foamy head. Flavor and aroma both have a hint of citrus but are mainly wheat. It's easy to drink, which is it's greatest strength. It may not be anything special once you learn more about the style, but, again, due to it's wide availability it is often the most interesting beer available at many bars (the only alternative to bud or such), so ts probably responsible for bringing many into the world of craft beers. Ok whatever.. Anyone reading this has tried it and knows all this already anyway.

Photo of PatronWizard
3.2/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Last of a twelver, poured into a glass...

Nice foamy head for half a minute or so, proper wheat beer color of golden orange...

Light citrus scent, regular wheat beer flavor....

I like it, it's just not exceptional. Very refreshing, very drinkable, I would order it in a restuarant over many other choices but....

Guess I just don't have much to say about this one. Oh well, what's next?

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

From Notes

A: Poured a hazy gold/amber color with a thin white head, about half an inch that quickly reduced to not much. 4.0

S: Wheat malts are really present, faint detection of hops, different orange and citrus flavors also pop out. 3.5

T: Tangy and malty from the wheat malts, malt is very nice, lots of sweet flavors interact as well, no detectable hops, very bready. In all a very tasty beer. 4.0

M: Crisp and thin, goes down very easily. 4.0

D: Not the best witbier I've ever had, but definitely tasty, one of my favorite session beers when on tap as well. 4.0

Photo of Ragedominion
4.38/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really love this beer. When I drink one of these I picture myself on the bayou eating some crawdads and corn on the cob on a calm summer night. Ok anyway. This is a good wheat beer. You can get it anytime too which makes this a winner. It comes with a nice white creamy head and had a golden cloudy color. It is nicely carbonated. It has a nice citrus aroma. The flavor is very refreshing with the flavors of the orange peel and coriander giving it a zest and a spicy like aftertaste. It is an easy refreshing drinker.

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

Appearance: Cloudy orange an offwhite foamy crown. Decent lacing.

Smell: Oranges (and maybe lemon), coriander, malts, and I suppose that's it.

Taste: Very sweet. Orange flavor is overdone and tastes kind of fake. Some spices are coming though (coriander and nutmeg?) along with a wee bit of pine-hops. Tastes creamy.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a nice creamy feel.

Drinkability: We got a keg of this for a party we had over the weekend because we knew everyone would like it. Not a great wit, but definitely a great crowd-pleaser. Enjoyable for just about anyone.

Photo of kinger
3.32/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I really enjoy the Belgian style Witbiers and have been trying any that can be found. This was the third one I have had and it didn't dissapoint. It is the easiest to find and therefore I believe it must be one of the most mass produced of this style. The spices and citrus flavors balanced well, in fact I think they balanced too well. The appearance was great, I love the fact that this is an unfiltered wheat beer. I have had better from other breweries and I don't think that the high price of this beer justifies the total flavor. I will only buy this again if no others can be found.

Photo of Goliath
2.79/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy pale orange with a thin bright white head. Decent retention. Aroma is weak, but some citrus is there with not much else. Taste is ok. A citrusy note up front with some bready malt finish. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a generous carbonation tingle. Drinkability is moderate. Low alcohol makes this beer sessionable. However, it is a terrible example of the style.

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams pint glass. Yeast sediment poured into the glass with the beer. Freshness date 10/19/08.

A - Cloudy orange, white and foamy 2 finger head that dissipated slowly into a thin layer of bubbles. A little bit of lacing, but not much.

S - Orange mostly, but the spices are also there.

T - Bready and sweet. Like the smell, the taste is dominated by spices and orange. Not much hop bitterness to speak of, just spicy and sweet.

M - Medium bodied, wet finish, not much of an aftertaste.

D - Very high drinkability. For a Coors product, this is a very exceptional brew, and probably the cheapest example of this style on the market. I could drink this stuff all night.

Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 5,823 ratings.