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Blue Moon Belgian White - Coors Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
okay

1,572 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 1,572
Hads: 6,473
Avg: 3.4
pDev: 37.94%
Wants: 97
Gots: 1,863 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style | ABV
Witbier | 5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-15-2001

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Reviews: 1,572 | Hads: 6,473
Photo of HenrySwank
3.97/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

OK, this is my first review. I am 34 and only began truly drinking beer last weekend (never liked beer, drank liquor) . My buddy (beer geek) came into town and I pointed out that after all these years of taking shots with him, I want to drink a beer. He was floored and began with suggestions. Allagash white was first and I actually liked it. I tried a few others and learned that I like wheat beers. He pointed out that this is a great style beer to start with and branch out from there. After he left I got online and found beer advocate website. I began studying and decided to start with the beer (Blue Moon Belgian White) that my wife and I bought for his visit (assumed this one good because always see people drinking it...he only had one).

12 oz bottle

A-orange to yellow, mostly yellow pours to half inch head and quickly dissipated into hardly any halo, cloudy with nice carbonation

S- Clean, fresh citrusy sweet smell

T - Not able to pick up on other flavors yet but did notice a toasty/nutty taste on out breath (not sure what this is...no one else said this but it is really tasty)

MF - not sure yet...not enough beers to know mouth feel

D - very good, would actually buy this beer and drink 6 pack at a social gathering. It is refreshing and does not have bad aftertaste.

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Photo of techdiver
3.98/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Having had this previously bottled and having found it respectable opted to have this in a new establishment since it was on tap. Of course requesting a "large", had it served in a huge weizen glass. Could have done without the orange section garnish, but still found it refreshing and very drinkable. So much in fact, it's been the only brew I drink when returning there.

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Photo of dopehousex3
3.98/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I some times drink blue moon in my local pub and I got to say its not that bad. It looks great and does have a smooth taste and a good smell. Just get a pitcher cut up some orange slices and you'll enjoy the rich wheat taste it gives after a couple drinks. My final thought its not the best or the worst but its worth a try.

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Photo of thechaacster
3.98/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very cloudy gold/orange with a modest fluffy white head that sticks around for a few minutes. If you add a slice of orange you can expect the head to drop as if it was a Coca-Cola, but the orange is far from necessary. Smell is pleasing but by no means complex.

Lots of sweetness from the wheat, orange peel, and coriander. A bit of spicy character and a nice smooth mouthfeel. Finish is comparatively dry. Regarding the obligatory orange slice, I think Blue Moon has plenty of citrus character as it is, and the orange slice will kill the head quickly, so I usually pass. But if you have a sweet tooth (as I am known to) then go for it.

Being that Blue Moon is available on tap at basically every bar I've gone to lately, and given its extremely easy drinkability, it's become my "go-to" beer when nothing else really interests me. This is a beer I could drink all night.

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Photo of flatblack80
3.98/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Nice light yellow with fine white head and long lacing.

S: Smells of citrus and light malts. and maybe Suave shampoo (but not i a bad way)

T: Nice citrus tones with a little pleasing sour aftertaste. smooth malt.
and again with some Suave shampoo in there ( but not in a bad way again)

M: Perfect carbonation balances everything out to be a smooth medium-light elixir.

D: Very Drinkable, especially for a Coors. smooth and goes down easy. Overall easy to drink.

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Photo of ClarkWoods555
3.98/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I love this beer. It's Orange Soda Beer. I drink it all the time.

However, it helped me learn about other Witbiers', so it's served its purpose.

Coors makes this, their beer is atrocious, but they have a diamond here in a sea of garbage.

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Photo of Bowdoinbeerboy
3.99/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pours with a fair amount of foam which slowly subsides to almost nothing. A off yellow color, very cloudy.

Smell- An incredibly fruity nose, quite pleasant actually, perhaps a hint of banana?

Taste- Decidedly mellow, not as fruity a taste as the smell would suggest, hints of fruit, wheat, not much hops.

Mouthfeel- Very light on the palate, exceedingly mellow and well balanced.

Drinkability- A very drinkable beer, good for hot summer days.

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Photo of beerluvr
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like this one! Only beaten by Sam Adams White Ale (what ever happened to that?) Well made, great cloudy appearance...good stuff, but still no Celis White (which I miss dearly)

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Photo of cbleary
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a good beer. I enjoyed it was served with a medium white head and an orange, cloudy body. The taste was very pleasant and even with citrus and coriander giving way to fresh wheat. Is it wrong to prefer this Coors product to the less consistent Hoegaarden?

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Photo of drcarver
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - a cloudy soft orange color with a 1 finger creamy head. Head lasts and laces well down the side of the glass.

S - heavier in the bitter orange aroma than most wit's and light in the coriander. Creamy aroma rises as well.

T - a pop of orange comes first with a more sour lemony undertone follows. The coriander is there but more subdued than others of the styles (like Hoegaarden and Alagash White) Having said that it lacks the complexity of others as well

M - nice medium body with a bit of tartness that makes your mouth tingle.

D - great session beer. great lawn-mower beer. great summer beer. Only danger I run is a headache if I've had too many.

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Photo of AFDerek
4/5  rDev +17.6%

As a new beer drinker, this is the first I've ever tried that had me saying, "wow, I actually really like this." Had it served in a pint glass with an orange slice, the only thing I didn't like was the slight funky odor. Until I find something I like better, this will be my go-to when available.

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Photo of miket163
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blue Moon Belgian White poured a lovely orange with nice clouding and a 1-inch fluffy white head (into American pint glass). The nose was a very clean grapefruit and grass aroma. The taste was great and very refreshing (citrus like, yet not like a soda). All in all a really good ale.

Cheers!

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Photo of TheEclecticGent
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer from a 22 draft. The color is a cloudy light tan / straw color, very nice even cloudiness. It has a firm 1-inch head that stays for about the first 1/3 of the session with a little lacing. It has a very zesty citrus and light wheat scent with a nice spicy aroma. Nice orange and wheat flavors with nutmeg overtones. This is a very good Belgium-styled White / Witbier. I was shocked to learn that it's made by Coors! This would be their best beer buy a long shot. This is a really good beer of this style and from an American Macrobrewery (McBrewery)! Wow Impressive.

Update: I continue to like this beer more and more. It’s become on the easy drinking beers when I relax. It is really good and very affordable. I have bumped the numbers up. I still can’t believe that this is produced by a Macrobrewery.

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Photo of DookDrinkyCrow
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Belgian White pours cloudy with little head. Color is light brown to yellow. Smells of citrus. Has a light hoppy malty taste with a hint of lemon. Not very heavy but excellent drinkability. This beer would go great with a fish dinner. Had this beer in a 22 oz frosted draft glass at Applebees.

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Photo of bshotbox
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

solid, all day go to beer, very flavorful, good aroma and texture. this beer appears a shade of hazy orange. not sure that it is exactly to style guidelines but is great just as it is. I like this beer best on tap, as I do most beers, but no need for the orange slice, it just gets in the way of emptying the glass and it already has good citrus notes from the orange peel

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Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this beer on tap at Brio Tuscan Grille in Annapolis, MD out of a pint glass.

A: Pours a very hazy orange hue with a 2-finger, white head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace.

S: Strong citrus aroma with hints of pine and coriander.

T: Sweet brew with a dominate orange flavor. The sweetness is balanced slightly by the wheat and hops.

M: Medium body and carbonation.

O: I’ve had this beer a ton but never reviewed it until now. I’ve always like how easy it went down and the light citrus flavor.

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Photo of Andreji
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

out in town my first night in NYC and this is the pick i found.

i'm also kind of glad i didn't know this was coors-brewed from the beginning so i wasn't aprehensive at all when tasting it and mentally reviewing it. it's a good beer and that's that.

pour is somewhat of a midpoint between the wit and the weizen. i wouldn't think this is entirely a witbier by what it looks like (my benchmark being a hoegaarden) but definetly not a weizen either. more along the lines of a hoe. grand cru or something. headless for the most part (what's up with the beers i've had in the states so far today?).

smell is of wheat but some lime slides through the notes, not too strong and definetly allowing the grain to be dominant. no hops.

taste is quite good, soft and wheaty with a citrus underscore but at no time overwhelming very soft hoppy finish hardly caressing the palate. refreshing although thick-bodied somewhat.

this is a good beer by all means and is readily available all over, worth a try.

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Photo of funkengruven
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm very partial to this style, I find it smooth and delicate and very easy to drink. With that being said this is no exception. Granted it lacks the refinement of the genuine article, it still manages to hit the spot. I received this with a slice of orange on the glass and a bit of head on this nice cloudy offering. The smell was clean, some wheat, lots of orange (obviously), Flavor was nice, refreshing, had a grainy aroma, the wheat presenting itself i'm sure. Very smooth and easy to drink too.

Something I wish was more available here. This would make a good "less expensive" beer to keep available.

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Photo of civilizedpsycho
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured bottle into mug. No orange slice.

Appearance: Golden color that is slightly cloudy. Had a small head, but that's okay.

Smell: Strong sweet wheat smell. Nothing else that I could really notice in the aroma.

Taste: A nice strong wheat flavor with maybe a hint of coriander. Very smooth and refreshing.

Mouthfeel: A good body from the yeast, while not being too thick.

Drinkability: The perfect summer beer, and it would work pretty well any other time as well. A good drink.

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Photo of JasonCoop
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a cloudy yellowish orange with decent head.

smells sweet and fruity. smells a lot like a hefeweizen type brew.

taste is smooth and creamy. nice wheaty taste, bready malt character, with a nice crisp refreshing finish.

mouthfeel is light and creamy at the same time. crisp. drinkability is pretty good. overall impressed that this is a coors product.

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Photo of bamadog
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review is from notes taken on 4/3/2010 and poured from the tap to a pint glass.

Appearance: Comes from the tap a bit like grapefruit juice and lemonade shade in color and starts with a one finger white head that fades rather quickly to a thin, full, yet uneven skim; body is very cloudy and there is really no chance to see if there is any carbonation bubbling within; faint and scant washes of lacing hold to the sides of the glass.

Smell: Not too shabby -- a fair blend of citrusy and juicy orange; black pepper, yeasty and a tall dry wheatiness; smell is fairly potent and I feel it really gives me a solid idea as to what it's going to taste like.

Taste: Part of me really wants to hate this beer, but it's actually pretty solid -- a nice blend of the scentes appearing in flavor form -- nice juicy citrusy orange; firm peppery spiciness; a pretty fair yeast and a strong wheaty/bready background. Dammit.

Mouthfeel: Solid carbonation that comes across as very tiny, but strong, bubbles; body is of medium weight, but doesn't feel too heavy; the roof of the mouth is left powdery dry and the mouth, overall, is left dry and cottony.

Drinkability: Like I said, I kind of want to hate this beer, but it's pretty solid, flavorful and drinkable; I like the flavor and spicy/peppery notes; body isn't too heavy and the ABV isn't too bad at the 5.4% mark... Dammit. A nice summer beer.

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Photo of Salt-n-Beer
4/5  rDev +17.6%

I'm not ashamed to admit that this is one of my favorite beers out there. It's a joy to look at (the cloudy, straw-colored, liquid looks fantastic when thirsty) and the taste is strong enough but not overwhelming. The orange peel and coriander are easy to detect, while there is no yeasty aftertaste (which is a huge plus in my books).

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Photo of Roy3268
4/5  rDev +17.6%
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

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Photo of stoutman
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

As with all Belgian Witbiers, Blue Moon's has a bright hazy yellow color. Another distinctive characteristic typical of Witbier is the spicy-orange aroma and definite coriander flavor all the way through to the finish. Coors did an excellent job with this brew. << THIS IS CALLED BELGIAN WHITE NOT BELGIUM WHITE >>

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Photo of ferrari29
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer poured from a bottle into a tall Hefeweizen style glass

A - Body has a light orange colored body; cloudy; nice one finger foam formed with a little amount of lacing; plenty of a visible carbonation; looked enticing

S - Lemon; sour yeast; spicy coriander and orange peel; slight caramel malt back end

T - Orange; coriander and other spices; lemon and malt biscuit backbone

M - Good, wholesome body; effervescent; slight astringent taste; crisp and dry

D - Overall, this was a good drink and can definitely hold its own against other craft brews; kudos to Coors for making this enjoyable beer, why can't that make more beer like this?

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Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 1,572 ratings.