Blue Moon Belgian White
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)

Blue Moon Belgian WhiteBlue Moon Belgian White
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Style:
Wheat Beer - Witbier
Ranked #689
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
78
Ranked #47,030
Avg:
3.43 | pDev: 18.37%
Reviews:
1,740
Ratings:
7,557
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Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
 
Colorado, United States
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Blue Moon Belgian WhiteBlue Moon Belgian White
Notes: Also know as Belgian Moon in Alberta & British Columbia
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HappyGuy12345 from New Jersey

4.58/5  rDev +33.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled at a pub restaurant on tap (from a pint glass)
Look: Hazy golden/orange. Nearly 2 fingers of head with pretty good retention.
Smell: Delicious oranges. This is a great smelling beer
Taste: Follows the nose with plenty of orange goodness. This beer goes down VERY easily.
Mouthfeel: High amount of carbonation. Medium body. Very smooth.
Overall: A great go-to beer in a pub/bar. Certainly the best thing that I have imbibed from Coors Brewing Company by a wide margin.

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vinicole from England

3.62/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Brewed in the UK. Golden haze. Quickly subsiding head.
Light aroma. Mild spice with hints of citrus.
An earthy flavour reflecting the smell. Distant orange pith.
Medium body. Provides a tingle on the tongue.
Harmless and ubiquitous.

Jul 03, 2020
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Dr_Gonzo from Kentucky

3.52/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Appearance is a cloudy orange/gold color, about a finger thick of white fluffy head that dissipates somewhat quickly, decent lacing.

The aroma consists of orange rind with winter spices and malts. Coriander, nutmeg, cloves, sourdough, marmalade, and wheat of course.

Taste is mainly wheat, and is somewhat metallic like copper. The malts and orange rind mentioned in the aroma do play an even part with the hops, a tad bitter but almost unnoticeable. Upon gulp, it seems most of the flavor disappears for some reason. Body is light and watery.

May 17, 2020
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ASKasten

3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fruit and with minimal spices. Not overwhelming is flavor. Nice balance and feel. Goes down smooth. Slices or orange or lemon can enhance taste. Perfect haze.

May 03, 2020
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hottenot from North Carolina

3.74/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Well it's Coors.

But,
This is in another league from their usual Swill.
Pours a nice foamy head that lingers.
Laces the glass.
Smells like citrus and yeast.
Tastes the same as it smells. plus the coriander. Of course.
Not a trace of hops unless I simply can't detect them.
A bit malty.
I never add an orange slice to this beer.
It already tastes fairly orange. Plus, I don't like chunks of fruit hanging out of my beer.
Overall, not too shabby considering it's maker.
Being in constant production since 1995 says something.
BTW no corn was harmed in the making of this Wit.

Mar 14, 2020
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Jricci16

5/5  rDev +45.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is my favorite beer to drink. I always buy a case. The bar I always go to has half off drafts 9-11 and I always get a blue moon and the draft had nitro and co2. It was The best blue moon I ever had. Served in a blue Moon glass and orange slice. Honestly this is the best beer I ever had and I always come back to it. I’m never let down.

Mar 02, 2020
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realJohnnyHobo from Maryland

2.91/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Originally from the Sandlot brewery at Coor's Field in Colorado, the history of Blue Moon has been filled with a lot of ups and downs as well as creating a need for a piece of fruit (not lemon or lime) in your beer. Bringing a style from Belgium, one which was dying off though Hoegaarden was still manufacturing this product, to the US Kieth Villa helped to introduce his signature promotional tool the Valencia orange to American wheat beers - a symbolic gesture given to bars to promote Blue Moon that typically grabbed patrons attention to ask bartenders "what's that?" Though the brand had its ups and downs since 1995, including one time when the Blue Moon product nearly was axed, today fans can still enjoy the Americanized celebration of the original Belgian witbier style with infused with valencia oranges.

Pouring a naturally hazy off gold color, this beer has an atypical appearance found in the style.

Smelling notes include coriander, though faint, and 2-row barley, with a pinch of orange in the finish.

The taste is not incredible, it is very pedestrian with a bit of funk. You will taste an acid orange-like flavor note though smooth by the wheat but you're always met with coriander/ pepper notes that aren't entirely bad but they feel forced onto you. After having tried a lot better witbiers this one seems a bit too generic in its overall flavoring and bit off-putting.

Mouthfeel, though smooth is a bit off.

Feb 29, 2020
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lastmango from Pennsylvania

3.21/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured a hazy orange-gold with a thin white head. Minimal lacing. Very faint aroma of malt and orange peel. Taste follows the nose. Felt syrupy like corn syrup. Moderate light carbonation. Gee . . . can't believe this was ever a craft beer.

Feb 23, 2020
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gothamcity

3.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pour: 24 oz. can poured into a wine glass.
Head: Beautiful rocky 2 inch head, but dissipated in a couple of minutes. A thin white rim remained.
Color: Hazy amber.
Primary aroma: Oranges, mature fermented all purpose flour sourdough starter.
Secondary aroma: Slightly metallic.
Taste: Nothing comes through for two seconds due to the tingly fizz and the beer feels watery. Mild notes of oranges come through for the next two seconds. Finally, the real texture (medium body) of the beer comes through and it suddenly finishes with an amazing creamy, nutty taste of wholesome home made bread that lingers. After 10-15 minutes, oxidized sourness overtakes everything else and is not as pleasant to drink.
Carbonation: High, very tingly, refreshing.
Would drink again? Yes

Feb 16, 2020
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Kenny_Gage2 from Missouri

3.85/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle: Pours a cloudy pale orange/golden straw color (similar to orange juice) with a thin light white colored quick fading head. A light and chuggable beer at 5.4% ABV with notes of wheat, orange peel, coriander, and yeast, it makes for a easy drinking and refreshing combination. It wouldn't be my first beer of choice, but if you haven't had it and can enjoy it on tap or from a bottle, it's worth a try.

Feb 02, 2020
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DrOfGolf from Florida

3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle to a clear glass beer stein.

Light and hazy yellow-white head. Nice creamy medium body with an average carbonation.

All in all, a very decent beer.

Jan 30, 2020
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jwp777 from Oklahoma

2.93/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I strongly advise against drinking this out of the cans. This review is from the tap at a restaurant.

Look - cloudy gold-ish color that you would expect from a Belgian White. Head fades quickly, little lacing to speak of.

Smell - I am not a huge fan of the aroma. Smells like an odd combination of grains and marmalade.

Taste - decent balance of malt and orange peel. I feel like this beer tastes exactly as you would expect based on the advertisements. Aftertaste lingers.

Feel - not insanely thick, but it does have a slightly syrupy texture. Carbonation is on the high side.

Overall - not a bad beer at all, especially for the price compared to “commercial” beers. I always drop the orange slice in when I am about halfway through it and that makes the last few mouthfuls better.

Dec 11, 2019
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Gravy09

1.41/5  rDev -58.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

L – Cloudy golden yellow color. Head vanishes quickly

S – Malt, copper, bread, grains

T – The only descriptor that comes to mind is rotten vegetation – particularly celery.

F – Thin, watery and highly carbonated

O – I honestly don't know how anyone can enjoy this beer. The taste of rotten celery lingers in my mouth as I write this. I honestly don't get any orange peel and as far as the coriander goes, I'm wondering if they're using generic coriander - the kind used for cooking that you would get in the spice section of a supermarket instead of Indian coriander which is much more citrusy - that could explain the rotten vegetation taste perhaps. I'm just stymied that this continues to be produced when a) it's not exactly cheap for a mass market beer and b) there are countless numbers of better options available for not that much more money

Nov 25, 2019
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Bsimpson91 from Georgia

4.89/5  rDev +42.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Great Beer in colder weather!
I believe my taste for beer comes down to the time of year. I have found that Belgian style and German style beers taste much better in cooler weather. May be odd, but I've found that it opens my pallet for many different styles. Beginning with the look. Opaque appearance, glowing light orange gold color with flothy, foamy head. Aroma is delicate and soft. Light wheat, slightly more oats with a spice undertone. I cant pickup the orange peel in the nose. Taste is wonderful. Definitely inspired by a Belgian Weit Beir. Nice Sweet and Spicy Oatmeal with Cream-o-wheat at the start, moves into a slight orange peel with a wet finish. The feel is creamy and medium. Carbonation is there but I wasn't thinking about it. Is it the best Beer ever? No, but I really enjoyed it! Overall its a great beer!

Oct 18, 2019
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defunksta from Illinois

3.45/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, pale orange color as we all know Blue Moon to look. Pours flat with no head. SRM of 8. (3.25)

Aroma: Strong aromas of orange, wheat, and corn adjuncts. Lots of sweet orange. (3.25)

Flavor: Strong flavors of tangy orange upfront followed by grains. Then some honey and light syrup. Finishes thick, sweet, and syrupy. (3.5)

Feel: Heavier-bodied. Under-carbonated. Thick and honey/syrup feel on the palate. (3.25)

Overall: There's so many of these tasting notes that are unique to Blue Moon. The pale orange color, the tangy orange flavor, and the syrupy thick finish. It's a good beer from our pastimes, but as a craft beer its a poor wheat beer. Lots of corn adjuncts, tangy orange, filled with a syrupy sweetness. A dessert beer in my opinion. Too much sugar. Still, it's uniqueness makes it a classic. (Final Rating: 3.75)

Sep 28, 2019
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tracycramer from Texas

3.2/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drink this if everything else on tap or in a bottle on offer is corporoate swill. It's actually not bad, but it's not saying a lot that the look is the best part of the beer in my rating. It is so sweet forward and carbonated. Still, you could do worse at your average chain restaurant.

Sep 01, 2019
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RichardWeed from Illinois

3.27/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Taste decent when the only thing open was CVS. Needs to be colder to really judge, but my particular ass likes it. Weak on the follow up, and is mass produced. I remember when Coors was COORS with the two hole opening, now that was beer. This will suffice in a pinch, but I am still partial to the Bells Two Hearted Ale. I could drink this all night and enjoy it, but would prefer something else. You guys drink from fancy glasses, I just pour it down my neck from the bottle. Even the good stuff. Will buy again if needed, but prefer the IPA that are made with love and in smaller batches. Adolf Coors can go to hell if he is not there already. Siskel and Ebert would give this one not two thumbs up but the middle finger....

Aug 31, 2019
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Nass from Florida

3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a murky looking orange in the wheat beer glass. On the nose there is a citrus aroma. On the taste i'm definitely getting that valencia orange peel with slight wheat bitterness that drags across the palate although i'm not getting much of the coriander which is a bit of a let down for me. This is not a bad Blue Moon product but I must admit that I prefer the honey wheat over this. There is a bottled on date on the neck of the glass. Cheers! B-

Aug 30, 2019
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Beertsipper from New York

3.04/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

24 ounce cn with a BB date of 11/04/19.
Pours an orange - gold color. White head disappears quickly. Nose is orange peel wheat, coriander, white bread, tangerine. Taste follows the nose. No bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and finishes a little dry, but not too much. The finish is quick. No lingering tastes on the back end swallow. It's a good refresher, but it's too lackluster to get excited about. I would pick it over some macro lagers, but not the good ones. Just an average representative of the style with this one.

Jul 30, 2019
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fedt from Arizona

2.98/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Re-reviewing this after a long. Served on tap, 20oz.

L: Golden straw color, hazy pour, thin light head that remains for an adequate time period.
S: Strong wheat, sweet smell, orange rind
T: Malt forward with sweet undertones, coriander, honeydew, orange citrus
F: Thin-medium, but drinkable
O: Eh, OK. Seems to have changed compared to many years ago. Fairly drinkable though.

Jul 29, 2019
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Mugman8 from New York

3.5/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had these left over from a party....you know, the guest brings these and drinks all of your more interesting brews.....Drank a bunch of these five or six years ago and haven't really had one since. Looks great on the pour but head fizzles quickly and there is no lacing. Taste is fruity, smooth and crisp. It's a decent beer, but have had better in this Belgian Wit style.

Jul 19, 2019
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

(24 oz can, purchased cold... poured into a generic weizen glass, w/o an orange slice, fts... review #1400)

L: hazy, pale amber liquid; open, loose, spitty foam cap, crackling apart immediately... nil on foam retention, nil on lace

S: (mashed) orange peel, coriander, doughy white bread, with a little clove-y spice - simple aromas, same as it's always been... bit of suntan lotion and gravel thrown in, that's what you got

T: rather wheaty/yeasty-doughy base with the coriander popping out - it's spicy zip coupled with the pithy orange in the aftertaste... mild doughy-cakey malt flavor which builds, lingers with each sip, ultimately going languid; a touch underlying sweetness, but not nearly enough bitterness to balance - odd, and not quite ideal... coriander cake

F: has that wheat-y bounce, but its jiggle is enveloped within a thin shell, lightening the friction, cutting off any viscous finish; not much sizzle on the pass, but it does pack some latent gas... bit of a sudsy tingle, but a bit of a dull grain nectar

O: too many damn wheat beers (3) for one day... anyway, first time I had this was on the beach in OBX on a breezy night in April 1997; for a couple years leading up, I'd had a run of luck biting off the caps of bottles with ease... but possibly because of the day's worth of beerin' and the dimly-lit, dreamy patch on the sand, that was the first (and, to date and recollection, only) bottle which I also viciously bit off part of the glass in the act of crown removal; no blood drawn... suntan lotion was my most vivid memory of the liquid, swilling from the chipped lip... not a bad wit, but not a go-to, though it's undeniably iconic... the orange wedge ain't a bad idea

Jul 06, 2019
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rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap, served in a 22 ounce "Applebees" glass, with an orange wedge.

L---Hazy, golden orange color with a nice, frothy head. Head had ok retention and left no lacing.

S---Sweet. Grains, wheat and a touch of orange.

T---Same as the nose, wheat, grain and orange. Nothing complex, but sweet and nice.

F---Crisp & refreshing. It was a 93 degree day today and this felt good.

O---A solid summer beer. Nothing fancy, but solid.

Jul 03, 2019
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LarryV from Massachusetts

3.62/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours with a frothy head that's gone quickly.Taste is lemony, with a hint of orange and coriander. Nothing special but it's a solid beer and is refreshing on a hot day. Enjoyable for what it is, I like it.

Jun 27, 2019
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Urtravel from Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

L: beautiful light golden cloudy color with a two finger frothy head and moderate lace
S: you get a fruity orange peel up front that quickly fades with no back end
T: initial burst of carbonation with a hint of orange then quickly fades leaving you with nothing on the backend
F: initial hit of carbonation and then a tingle on the tongue
O: initially promises much but under delivers in the end

Jun 08, 2019
Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 7557 ratings