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Blue Moon Belgian White - Coors Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Blue Moon Belgian WhiteBlue Moon Belgian White

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1,555 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,555
Hads: 6,356
Avg: 3.4
pDev: 37.94%
Wants: 94
Gots: 1,742 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-15-2001

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Reviews: 1,555 | Hads: 6,356
Photo of MattyDTD
4.04/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Review based on Orange slice added. Perfect refreshing summer beer. Fruity but not too hoppy to my disspointment. Certianly my favourite wheat beer and one of my go to's.

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Photo of loubar
4.12/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle from BevMo. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a white head. Aroma of yeast and faint spices. Smooth malt taste. Creamier than a typical witbier. Not overly spicy. Hints of coriander and orange peel. Little hop taste. All in all enjoyable, interesting and very drinkable.

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Photo of CJNAPS
2.74/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Had to rate, i wanted a true list of beers I've had. Tasty beer, but once you get into true Belgians and craft beer you probably won't drink this again.

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Photo of JohnnyI
3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured in to a pint glass casually, there is no head or lacing whatsoever. Only a faint white ring around the collar. Very low key carbonation. The appearance is that of an opaque, bronze, spiced apple cider. Buttery banana esters are complimented by a little spice and some sour citric aromas. The taste is sweet and flavorful, with earthy spicing and a citrusy coriander that lingers well in to the finish. The aftertaste is of mild metallic mineral and grain. After a few sips, a funky yeast flavor builds on the palate and is a little offputting. The brew is mildly carbonated with medium mouthfeel and the low alcohol content helps keep the beer crisp and refreshing. If not for the borderline cloying sweetness and odd aftertaste, this would be a stellar beer. Still one of the best widely distributed American examples out there though. After all, who hasn't enjoyed a Blue Moon from time to time? It's been around for quite awhile (20 years give or take). Well before craft beer reached the fevered high that it has hit today. That said, it's stood the test of time because it's pretty good. I'm not losing my mind over this, but I give credit where credit is due.

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Photo of Foyle
2.94/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: pours a 1" white sudsy head that drops slowly with some mild lacing. Color is hazy golden/orange.

Aroma: mild grassiness, coriander, and orange.

Mouthfeel: light to medium, soda like with a somewhat wet finish.

Flavor: malt breadiness, wheat grass, orange, and some coriander and other spices.

Overall: decent, no off flavors.

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Photo of Beef_Curtains
2.65/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

only good thing about this is the look which is misleading. Tastes bland and watery with just a hint of Belgian flavor. I'll stick with actual Belgians.

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Photo of tonecoleman
2.27/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Bottle from supermarket. Poured into a sraight half pint glass which produced an unapealing bubbly head. Cloudy golden straw colour. Sweet aroma with spritzer like mouthfeel which reminded me of a cheap sweet sugary white wine. Didn't taste much better and I'm afraid I couln't finish the glass ( which doesnt happen often!) Overal a very poor imaitation!

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.66/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

It's time I give this a proper review.

The head is between 1 and 2 fingers tall, and the body is a nice mellow pear-juice colored glow, with wheat sediment floating around. Nice look.

Smells a little superficial but mostly of orange slice, light cinnamon, clove, and coriander.

Taste is a little earthy, dirty with some grit; creamy orange and wheat swirl around. Hints of banana and hits of clove every now and again.

The mouthfeel is both smooth and gritty at the same time. Finishes clean.

Overall? I drink this often. Amazing to know Coors does this beer. A solid drinker but one of the worst Witbiers out there.

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Photo of dodge408
2.18/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

I noticed only stale yeast and blandness. I don't like to give a bad review, so instead I'll will wait a few weeks and try another bottle. I've read reviews on citrus which I love in my Wits and honestly say not hint of it here.

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Photo of bwood06
3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - Cloudy golden in color with a long lasting, medium thickness white head. 3.75/5

S - Heavy on the orange and citrus. A slight note of white bread. 3.25/5

T - Taste follows the nose. Nothing surprising. Good execution and straightforward. 3.5/5

M - Very smooth. Medium body. Finishes wet. 3.25/5

O - A good wheat. Nothing crazy here just straightforward flavor and typical wheat beer feel. 3.25/5

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Photo of Beglane
3.19/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.25

Really good session beer. I think I'm going to keep this in my house. If you haven't tried it and you like smooth beers, then give this a try. By far, Coors best offering.

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Photo of hansavijaticar
4.01/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Smooth witbier, very light. I would recommend it to my daughter on her 18th birthday instead of her regular orange juice. Not very exciting but good, just like Hoegaarden or Blanche de Namur. Underrated on BA, definitely.

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Photo of scootny
3.26/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle. Everybody knocks this one because of the Coors ownership but all in all it's not a bad beer. Is it a premium beer to be purchased at a premium price? No way. Sold for what you pay for other BMCp fine. On to the review.

Decent head atop a cloudy orangey liquid. Not much retention or lacing, but some. Smell is good though,with a healthy wheat malt twang and notes of bananas and apples. A bit of soap mixed with yeast. Taste has more of the same with good flavors of cereal grains, light sugars, and powdery yeast. Light fruits and lemony zestiness. A touch of honey. Crisp feel is a strongpoint and the lively carbonation has a light creaminess. Great drinkability tries to compensate for the lack of depth flavor wise. There's taste here and it's far more that the BMC partners usual offerings but its shallowness belies its parentage. Still ill drink it and enjoy it for what it is. Decent and quaffable.

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Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Cloudy; orangish-yellow; frothy medium white head

Smell: hints of the orange peel and coriander as on the label

Taste: juicy malt with subdued hop bitterness; finishes slightly sweet; nothing special, but pretty drinkable

Mouthfeel: slightly thin with light carbonation

Remarks: good session ale for a large market beer

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Photo of bmeehan
3.28/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

An easy beer to drink, an easy beer to not hate if you're comparing "craft" beers, specifically shit that's pandered to the craft brew crowd by big ass beer companies. Better than Shock Top!

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Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
2.82/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I decided to finally rate this beer after having had Shock Top (which royally sucked), and while I certainly don't rate this brew highly, it is definitely a slight cut above the Shock Top. It's a slightly less crappy crafty version of a decent witbier. Is it a palatable option at pubs that only serve AALs? Perhaps, but just barely. I would only purchase this if there was absolutely nothing else I could stand on tap.

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Photo of car2052
3.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a pint glass.

A: Hazy Light orange. Thin white head with a small ring of foam left. Visible carbonation.
S: Orange, lemongrass, a little mustiness, a hint of spice, and yeast.
T: Orange with a hint of dry spice. Wheat malt base doesn't come through as overly strong. Yeasty. Tastes like watered down orange juice.
M: Spicyness on the palate. Creamy texture. Fruity aftertaste.
O: Refreshing, but the taste is different than most beers. I'm not much into wheats, so it's not my favorite.

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
3.57/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I felt obligated to re-review this beer. After drinking several Konig Ludwig weiss and Erdinger Shneeweisse on a hot summer's day and then moving on to this beer the artifical type flavorings in this beer are a bit more palatable.

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Photo of captnpete133
4.25/5  rDev +25%

One of my favorite non-local brews. Golden in color, it has quite a nice citrus smell. Bars and restaurants tend to serve it with an orange, its taste is fine and smooth.

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Photo of DarksideOfTheBlueMoon
4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

Pour a Blue Moon into a chilled glass and throw in a fresh slice of orange and you have a 5/5 beer.

Being someone who hates the bitterness if IPAs, beers like Blue Moon give a pleasant taste, while not too sweet as a hard cider would give.

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Photo of interzen
4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

One the one hand, I hate the fact that this is touted as a craft beer when it is, in fact, brewed by Coors. On the other, it's actually pretty darned good as witbiers go.

I've had this both bottled and on tap and really there's not much to choose between the two - it's a bit on the thin side but at the same time has the typical witbier citrus/coriander flavours. I still don't 'get' why I get offered a slice of fruit when I buy witbier - fruit has its place, but not in my beer!

It seems to be fairly ubiquitous, even in the UK, and is definitely a creditable alternative to the likes of Hoegaarden and a fairly low-risk way of getting into witbier in general.

Definitely recommended.

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Photo of MegaTimX
4.75/5  rDev +39.7%

Blue Moon holds a special place in the refrigerator of my heart. There is something that is very satisfying about sipping a blue moon with a squeezed orange slice floating around the rim.
This is one of the few beers that my girlfriend and I are both willing to share a pitcher of.
A rich and extremely smooth flavor that strongly hints of orange peels, backed with a faint note of hops. This beer is bright enough to enjoy on a hot summer day and rich enough for a cold winter evening.
In my opinion Blue Moon is the very best of the major brand's "craft beer" niche. The fact that Blue Moon is a main stream beer does not detract from it's obvious quality and pleasant attributes. Blue Moon is a work of fine quality and artistic craftsmanship.

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Photo of turkishbacon
4.01/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Uncommonly smooth finish is correct. Really good session beer. I think I'm going to keep this in my house from now on. If you haven't tried it and you like smooth beers, then give this a go. I wasn't disappointed.

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Photo of chihomebrew312
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Alright fall back beer, though a good introduction to what exists out there other than your traditional lager. As a witbier it's run of the mill with a citrus background, though always decent on a hot day. I would recommend it for purchasing for a larger amount of people, or for a party. However, I could think of other witbier that is a lot better... If you are only used to very basic brews and are looking to branch out a bit, this isn't a bad starting point. In terms of the actual company that makes the brew, there is some minor controversy. Bluemoon is an example of a large corporation, MillerCoors, pretending to be a smaller independent brewer.

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Photo of Duder_Jables880
4.75/5  rDev +39.7%

Add a slice of orange, and that's some fine drinking there. Wheaty and fruity, but neither flavor really overwhelms the other. Yum! This is good winter beer!

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Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 1,555 ratings.