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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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BA SCORE
78
okay

4,912 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 4,912
Reviews: 1,434
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 18.53%
Wants: 33
Gots: 378 | 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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RobeerCop

Michigan

1.94/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

This is my first posting ever. I am new to rating beers, but have tried many, many beers of many varieties. Without knowing the finesse needed to accurately describe a beer, I want to give this a whirl.

Appearance: Somewhat golden and hazy, but not quite like other full-fledged witbiers (I just betrayed the fact that I think this is less than what it calls itself). The appearance is actually what makes this beer appealing as to the untrained eye it looks somewhat hazier than the average mass manufactured beer.

Smell: Sour, fruity, and something else I couldn't identify at first (please see taste)...

Taste: Dull Sour, barel wheaty, the orange peel they claim to put in doesn't shine through quite clearly. There is something else in this I tasted at first that really, really drew me away.... corainder. Corainder is essentially cilantro (from the same plant). In an attempt to be sophisticated, this was added. Please remove the corainder.

Mouthfeel: I'm still trying to get over the taste.

Overall: This beer is trying desperately to be something it is not. The fancy smancy spiciness is just killing its ability to be considered drinkable. Underneath my gag reflex I was able to sense that this is indeed a wheaty beer looking for respect. I would drink this regularly if not for the added spiciness.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 18:52:23 | More by RobeerCop
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ThaSmokinGun

Georgia

1.95/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This review is a review of the Molson-brewed version of Blue Moon. Shortly after Coors and Molson merged, they stopped brewing this beer in Memphis, Tennessee, changed the recipe, and started brewing it in Canada at a Molson brewery. Since then:

-Less wheat is used. The head is not as foamy and not as pure white. Color of the beer is darker than it used to be. It is also less hazy.

-The wrong yeast is used. It now tastes like Hefeweizen yeast.

-A different mix of hops is used. The finish, in particular, is different. It is sharper than it used to be. The finish reminds me of pilsener hopping.

-Less coriander and orange flavor are present. There is a difference between old beer where the flavor and smell have faded and beer where less is used. You can barely taste and smell the orange peel and coriander.

-Mouthfeel is entirely different. This new recipe seems more acidic than the old one, and more thin.

The new, Molson-brewed version of this beer is more like Erdinger Schnee-Weisse (a spiced winter Hefeweizen) than a Belgian Witbier. Bear in mind that it is with great sadness that I write this poor review, because the previous recipe of Blue Moon was my favorite American beer. I ranked the old recipe as second only to Hoegaarden Witbier, and even above some other Belgian Witbiers, like Brugges. Unfortunately, the new Molson-brewed Blue Moon is not a Witbier at all.

Perhaps Sam Adams will fix their Witbier recipe and put it in regular distribution?

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2006 08:32:57 | More by ThaSmokinGun
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ne0m00re

Ohio

1.98/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

03/17/11- Had a 12 oz bottle of this marked April 11, 2011.
A: Hazy golden with constant bubbles, good frothy cream head.
S: Metallic leafy hops, bready yeast, some banana, slightly rustic... OK, I'm not really enticed with this one.
T: Orange juice, artificial sweetener, funky bitterness like moldy hops, soap--like eating a bar of soap--weird... it lingers.
M: Starts off too mild, then goes spritzy frothy.
D: C'mon! This is a sad representative of a Witbier. Why is this a B average on this site?

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2011 22:16:21 | More by ne0m00re
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Tiernan

Texas

2/5  rDev -41.2%

12-28-2012 05:57:30 | More by Tiernan
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bif_fat_sellout


2/5  rDev -41.2%

11-09-2012 23:55:16 | More by bif_fat_sellout
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jdkoch

Ohio

2/5  rDev -41.2%

09-01-2012 18:26:49 | More by jdkoch
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JayTurk

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -41.2%

02-06-2012 03:33:37 | More by JayTurk
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cwd

Kentucky

2/5  rDev -41.2%

07-23-2012 23:05:46 | More by cwd
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California

2/5  rDev -41.2%

07-16-2013 05:16:06 | More by jlisuk
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BeerskiBrewski61

Tennessee

2/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I didn't like how it looked when I held it up to the light, it looked cloudy. The form head didn't last, the taste was less than impressive.
My brother left two bottles in my fridge so I decided to drink them and review them at the same time. I can say this much; I will never buy this product.
Hell; I don't even like the label on the bottle. I am so NOT impressed by this beer that I am shocked that so many people rated this beer at least a B.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2009 20:36:01 | More by BeerskiBrewski61
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New Jersey

2/5  rDev -41.2%

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Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -41.2%

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Texas

2/5  rDev -41.2%

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2/5  rDev -41.2%

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Florida

2/5  rDev -41.2%

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JohnQVD

New York

2/5  rDev -41.2%

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Gusler

Arizona

2/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The beer pours a light "Chill Hazed" golden color with a modest in size white head that is semi-creamy in texture and as it dissipates quickly the leftover lace forms a quite thin sheet to cover the glass. Nose is sweet malt, fresh and crisp and the start also sweet with a fair grain presence, the top is cadaverous. Finish is moderately carbonated with meek hop spiciness and a dry lingering aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2002 16:25:53 | More by Gusler
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Sturgeon

Indiana

2/5  rDev -41.2%

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Waymore

Kentucky

2/5  rDev -41.2%

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Missouri

2/5  rDev -41.2%

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Connecticut

2/5  rDev -41.2%

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2/5  rDev -41.2%

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New York

2/5  rDev -41.2%

12-01-2011 09:22:04 | More by ceraphin
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California

2/5  rDev -41.2%

09-26-2012 18:48:29 | More by SeaOfShells
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Illinois

2/5  rDev -41.2%

12-22-2012 17:17:48 | More by Hopheadjeffery
Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 4,912 ratings.