Blue Moon Belgian White - Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Belgian WhiteBlue Moon Belgian White

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BA SCORE
78
okay

1,532 Reviews
THE BROS
87
very good

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Reviews: 1,532
Hads: 6,193
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 16.33%
Wants: 87
Gots: 1,545 | 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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Reviews: 1,532 | Hads: 6,193
Photo of mckenziac
2.82/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams Boston Lager glass. Taken from a Blue Moon seasonal variety pack.

Appearance: Pours a hazy, light golden color. Has a large, fizzy head that dissipates quickly down to next to nothing.

Smell: Smells wheaty, with a good amount of citrusy orange.

Taste: Starts mildly bitter. Finishes wheaty, spicy, and citrusy. All the right flavors are there, they just seem very muted or toned-down. Guess that's what you get in a wheat beer from Coors.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, with a medium body.

Overall: A pretty bland wheat beer, but better than most other offerings from Coors or the other big guys. I guess it serves it purpose in stepping people up a bit from the usual light beer swill, but it's not something I'll seek out on a regular basis. (783 characters)

Photo of jsolack
2.81/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance:
Beer looks nice and pale... head is frothy and retains well.

Smell:
Sweet wheat smell with strong pumpkin and spice overtones. A little to strong for me.

Taste:
Wheaty and very sweet. Tastes like pumpkin wheat beer. A little to sweet for my taste.

Mouthfeel:
Feels nice and viscous in the mouth. Overall pleasent feel.

Drinkablility:
Easy going down, but overly sweet flavor makes it dificult to drink. (431 characters)

Photo of Sorgasm
2.81/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance - served in a weizen glass with an orange wedge. pale orange with a decent white head. not the wit i'm used to staring at, but its by coors..

smell - a little sweet. that damn orange wedge has more to offer the nose than the beer.

taste - yep, coors alright. a noble effort, but no witbier. its light and sweet, but nothing else.

mouthfeel - too carbonated for the style. doesn't feel much like a wit.

drinkability - very drinkable since its light and sweet. no wonder this is the go to beer for sorority girls.. (528 characters)

Photo of JayTheFinn
2.81/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks like you're pouring straw into the glass. Didn't notice much of a scent on this one. There was a wheaty flavor and slight fruitiness, but nothing distinguishable. Fairly light in the mouthfeel department. Pretty drinkable for its lightness, but not a beer I'll be ordering again unless all the other choices are worse. (324 characters)

Photo of geexploitation
2.81/5  rDev -18.1%
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. (603 characters)

Photo of Frozensoul327
2.81/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is a questionable beer, I understand how it can be a crossover beer for some, but outside of that, I don't think it's as good as most other brews. Pours out to a cloudy yellow gold color with a large head of white foam that remained consistant. Aroma of wet cardboard and hints of citrus and wheat. Taste is acceptable, yet devoid of any truely enjoyable quality; mild maltiness and grain, mixed with artificial citrus flavors make for a fairly interesting experience, yet not an overly joyful affair. Mouthfeel is slightly bubbly, but ultimately average. Drinkablilty is fair. I don't think i'll be back for more (618 characters)

Photo of barefootbrewer
2.8/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was poured from a 12 oz. bottle. It was a deep straw/golden color. The head was small, even though I poured it vigorously. The head dissipated quickly. The smell is a slight bit skunky. This taste is a bit on the bland side with a little bit of a bite at the end. The mouthfeel is clean and a little watery. I'd consider this a drinkable beer and perhaps refreshing if served extra cold on a hot day. (405 characters)

Photo of Vendetta
2.8/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

Original Rating Date:
August 15, 2008

Overall a decent attempt at a belgian from a macro. Smells average for a belgian, nothing to strong but meets standards. Some wheat tastes there with a bit of an orange citrus, but an overwhelming carbonic sting destroys any semblance of enjoyment there. A shame, this would have been quality without it, but carbonation once again takes hold of a hopeful macro and flushes it down the toilet. (432 characters)

Photo of ccrida
2.8/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into my Yuengling pils glass, Blue Moon is a cloudy burnt gold with a very large, quickly settling white head that leaves scattered, foamy lace.

Smell is sweet orange and soapy, and no it's not a dirty glass, I've always felt that about this beer.

Taste is sweet and mainly orange peel, with a cleaner finish. An exaggerated version of the style makes it approachable to novice craft drinkers and people that prefer wine and fruity cocktails to beer.

Mouthfeel is on the thinner side, a bit watery.

Drinkability is ok, while the orange peel is a bit strong, it's not overwhelming or cloying, and light enough that you can suck em down with . (668 characters)

Photo of kflorence
2.8/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

In a can! Cool.

A: Pours a hazy, golden yellow in color with almost no head. Carbonation looks to be a little bit on the high side. Looks to be your typical wheat beer.

S: Smells of grains and citrus with some floral notes.

T: Tastes of grainy wheat, lemony citrus that floral note again. Probably a combination of hops and some kind of spice. Almost a bit soapy. Pretty simplistic and not much flair. No residual aftertaste, crisp.

M: Comes off a bit watery and overly carbonated, with a little bit of particulate matter. Surprisingly smooth, though.

O: Overall, nothing special here, though it's slightly better than your typical run-of-the-mill mass produced beer. Very drinkable and it isn't at all off-putting. With a nice price tag and its availability in a can, it is certainly not the worst option, but if you're looking for flavor or complexity, look elsewhere! (875 characters)

Photo of Franziskaner
2.79/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Very hazy golden hued with orange tint. A minuscule bit of white foam covers most of the top. Strong aroma of orange along with pale wheat and a bit of coriander. The taste is a burst of orange with pale wheat playing second fiddle. The coriander is coming up in the fade. The body is a bit thin. The orange flavor overpowers. (326 characters)

Photo of Goliath
2.79/5  rDev -18.7%
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. (386 characters)

Photo of CraftBeerTastic
2.78/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Ba Review #19
Served On: 7/21/2011
Glassware: Clear plastic cup

Consumed this beer at Jimmy’s Grill at Dewey Beach, DE. The bar didn't have much of a selection, so I thought I would try this one. I've heard it's nothing more than a Rickard’s White (Canadian Only) with a Blue Moon label (by Molson/Coors).

Look: The pour was nice and smooth. A thin white head formed over a cloudy straw colored beer. It was basically a textbook wheat beer appearance. No sediment or carbonation was really present. The reviews I've seen of Rickard’s White have all had crazy head and lacing. Of course those were of the draft only version in Canada. The Blue Moon was not even close to that.

Smell: A typical wheat beer aroma with some faint Belgian qualities. Some citrus notes. That faint smell of wet straw or grass. Other than not, not much was happening.

Taste: This was a very drinkable beer, however most wheat beers are. Again some citrus and spice noticeable. The beer had a watery mouth feel despite its unfiltered appearance. I noticed a lot of women were ordering up this offering. I would bet if this were badged as Rickard’s White (like in Canada), not too many women would be asking for it. A trendy name like ‘Blue Moon’ must play well towards Molson/Coors’ US marketing strategy with women.

I don’t know that I would ever seek out this beer. This is another beer that is relative to the situation. If I had to choose between a Blue Moon or a Bud Light, it would obviously be the Blue Moon. I also found that women gravitate towards beverages garnished with fruit. If you ever order one up for your lady, make sure they put an orange slice in it. (1,669 characters)

Photo of bltzburgh
2.78/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This is a summer beverage, one drank by the pool. I have had both with and without the slice of orange. It poors with a decent color, small head. Not a beer thats going to over impress or offend. The orange added maked it feel like that summer pool beer, which is a good thing considering the average flavor. I am looking forward to trying their seasonal "rising moon" which I picked up tonite for our next beer club meeting. (425 characters)

Photo of changeup45
2.78/5  rDev -19%
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. (405 characters)

Photo of oelergud
2.78/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Hazy golden with a hint of orange color, little carbonation and no head or lace.
Sweet nose as a wheat beer should have.
Taste sweet and has somewhat fruity flavor with a destinct citric flavor that turns sour.
Mouthfeel is decent, not too thin or thick.
I had the Allagash wheat beer yesterday which totally blows this one out of the water.

-Oelergud (358 characters)

Photo of greenmonstah
2.78/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle that was in my fridge for some reason. Poured into pint glass.

A - Yellow, cloudy. Very active carbonation. A thin white head is present.

S - Orange, wheat. The orange is a synthetic, detergent like smell. That said it still smells like orange and is a decent aroma.

T - Artificial orange sweetness and wheat. Below average, but not horrible. Absolutely the worst part of this beer.

M - Light body with active carbonation.

D - Can be a chore to drink at times, but the light body makes it quaffable and refreshing on a hot day.

I'd probably order a Bud if I were at a bar that considered this their 'craft brew.' Either that or just walk out. I consider this beer a nice bit of proof that you can't successfully brew the more intricate styles of beer if you only care about the bottom line. It's not a horrible beer, and I've reviewed to my tastes (which is what I try to do, for various reasons), but as far as the style goes, this is a very weak representation. I'll never buy this beer again, but I understand how people could like it. I just want to show them what a real Witbier tastes like! (1,115 characters)

Photo of JustinBathurst
2.78/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy apricot, with a big foamy head that stays as lace.

Smells of gumballs, coriander and orange juice. It hints at more than the usual sweetness.

The mouthfeel is sparkling mineral water.

The taste is heavy on the coriander, citrus rind, honeysuckle, and the hops are barely noticeable. A bit less tangy and bit too sweet for the style.

Not on par with other Wits I've had, but decent enough on a nice day. (421 characters)

Photo of Serick507
2.77/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Enjoyed from a bottle into a Schells sampling glass.

A: Cloudy/hazy, deep golden orange, two fingers of head, lots of tiny streaming bubbles

S: Bready, wheat, small amount of citrus, like orange peel, not a ton of aroma

T: White bread, faint acidic orange peel, almost no spice, very carbonated, finish wet and not crisp, very drinkable though

M: soft, velvety, fluffy, thicker than water, very carbonated

O: good wheat beer starter, not very complex, extremely drinkable, if you don't like the taste of beer and like flavored beers go for it. Not enough spice and complexity for me as far as wheat beers go. (618 characters)

Photo of peabody
2.77/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours out cloudy but lots of carbonation with little to no lacing.
Three fingers of white suds embellish the top of my pilsner glass.
Smell is grapefruit yeast and hops.There is a hint of a spice but I can't place my finger on it.
Taste is watery and weak. Almost flat but I can see the bubbles.
Hops are at the very end and no alcohol is present.
Mouthfeel is boring. Nothing happening on the palate.
Not the best of brews here. (435 characters)

Photo of Bfarr
2.77/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Cloudy orange with medium white head with very poor retention and no lacing. Wheat and very light citrus aroma and a little boozy. Strong wheat sweetness with light orange and some saltiness from the coriander and a touch of yeast. Dry, sharp carbonation.

You would think this would be a great beer with all the flavors put into it but really it's overwhelmingly average. For one thing, once the head disappears (in about 3 seconds) it looks like an dirty honey/orange drink of some kind. It's not really a bad beer, it just pales in comparison. Especially if had before or after a good beer. It's easy to drink and you could drink several before you know it, but you won't enjoy it very much because it's just blah. (717 characters)

Photo of Guinness4me
2.77/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

What stated with a lovely light head with delicate lace, finished quite uneventful. It looks like a belgian, it smells like a belgian, but it just doesn't have the complexity to be a belgian.

The smell had my mouth watering with it's promise fruity, flowery goodness. Even the first taste on your tongue is promising but soons just dies. Flat. I would like it more if the taste was more lingering and complex.

Not offensive so I'd consider it easy to drink. (463 characters)

Photo of BierFan
2.76/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a weizen glass. Bottle is dated "MAR2909".

Appearance: Hazy yellow with a medium sized white head.

Smell: Overly spiced in my opinion. Barely smells like beer with all the spices.

Taste: Best served really cold. I had a bottle when it was just under room temp and it wasn't a nice experience. (330 characters)

Photo of beermanbrian
2.76/5  rDev -19.5%
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. (934 characters)

Photo of bpw28
2.76/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: It looks like clam juice. About a cloudy 3 on the SRM Chart. Head was finger high. No lacing at all.

Smell: Citrus, Wheat. Not much here.

Taste: Spice, a bit of citrus, a little bready, no hopness at all. It's sweet. The mouthfeel isn't bad, but not great. Alot of carb.

Final Thoughts: I came into this with an open mind. This on just doesn't cut it. There's better beer for the price they charge (8.99 for a 6.)

Food Pairing: Anything that would go with cola I guess. Pizza, wings, a sandwich. Bar food I suppose. (532 characters)

Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 1,532 ratings.