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

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Style:
Wheat Beer - Witbier
Ranked #690
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
78
Ranked #48,335
Avg:
3.44 | pDev: 18.31%
Reviews:
1,755
Ratings:
7,647
From:
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  153
Gots
  2,853
SCORE
78
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Blue Moon Belgian WhiteBlue Moon Belgian White
Notes: Also know as Belgian Moon in Alberta & British Columbia
Reviews: 1,755 | Ratings: 7,647 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Wattie83 from Pennsylvania

2.77/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Look is cloudy deep orange body with a white head that fell quickly. Smell is orange, spice, malt. Taste is sweet orange, almost Creamsicle. A bit of bitterness and pith at the end. Feel is medium, creamy, tight carbonation. Overall, I remember trying this many years ago and the beer was much more flavorful. I don't think it's got the same character, but I'll chalk it up to my tastes changing. I think it's better from the glass where the aroma improves and the carbonation dies down. Just a "Eh..." beer for me.

May 25, 2021
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jonmikel from Spain

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought at a Supermarket in Olomouc (Moravia, Czech Republic). 33 cl bottle poured into a glass.

-Pours lie a soft drink. Foam head seems huge at the beginning but then disappears. Orange colour with white shadow all over.
-Bitter lemon-citric smell. And orange.
-Citric and coffe at the same time. Bitter orange taste. It is not bad but I think it is strange.
-Pinching aftertaste. Acid feel. Not too much watery but watery.

It is a rare style but I don't think it is bad at all.

May 02, 2021
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MatthewJW from Wisconsin

3.42/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This rating is within the style.
(Enjoyed on tap, no orange slice)

L: Cloudy, bright gold and orange color. Medium off white head.

S: nothing outstanding here, little citrus, maybe some malt, slight corn smell as well

T: smooth, sweet and refreshing. Medium body and dry Finish. 2.5/5 bitterness. Well rounded.

F: creamy, smooth and dry. Surprisingly light. Lightly carbonated.

O: this brew, for the style is good, no outstanding notes. For the price i wouldn't drink this all the time but on a night out or dinner party with friends this is an excellent beer to enjoy over and over, as it is very drinkable.

Apr 16, 2021
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Sweendog58 from Ohio

4.63/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I'm a wheat beer guy by heart and this is easily the most common one. Nice orange flavorings while still maintaining the lightness and freshness that comes with a wheat beer. Always my go to beer at a bar. Will recommend to anyone.

Apr 06, 2021
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beergoot from Colorado

3.77/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Moderate yellow color; partially cloudy; excellent soft and billowy white head. Nice aroma; fruity; banana and apple. Decent taste; grainy, wheaty; light esters; not much in the way of hop bitterness; yeasty. Medium body; soft; mild warmth.

This is a respectable American wheat beer. Nothing special but rather enjoyable overall.

Mar 29, 2021
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BNSlums from Washington

3.46/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Wheat beers are one of my top light colored styles, although I have more experience in the German world. Poured from a tall can a bright copper color. Fast and fizzy carbonation with a regular white head. a bit of a fog throughout due to the yeasts. Earthy grass, orange peel, and coriander on the nose, all as advertised. A definite bready yeast aroma lightened by the sweetness of fruit. Not super dynamic, to the style. A taste of bread crust and orange. There are floral hints as well. High carbonation and on the thin side. Slightly oily.
Overall this beer is an easy sipper with not much to attach to. It is a casual conversational beverage, when there are other matters to discuss other than beer itself. It has a one or two flavor dimensions, but is primarily a yeasty beer, as to be expected. Enjoyable, but I will not be picking this up again any time soon, there is else to explore.

Feb 25, 2021
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JacintoCupboard from Australia

2.01/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I like wheat beers, especially on hot days. So when I saw a 6 pack on special it was an easy pick. Unfortunately I wasn't wearing my glasses and missed the part about it being flavoured with oranges and coriander.

Personally, I think anything with ingredients other than malted grains, hops, yeast and water should never be allowed to be called beer. So this mistake is on me.

Amazingly, for something labelled as a 'Wheat Ale' it doesn't hold a head. The mouthfeel is thin and oily. My guess would be the wheat proportion is notional. Nor does the addition of coriander entitle the brewers to call this a 'Belgian Style' ale.

Taste and smell? Oranges and coriander.

Nothing short of an abomination. It only gets points from me because I acknowledge that I erred in picking it up, and for anyone who actually wants a flavoured beer (shame on you) this would do what it says on the label.

For anyone else: wear your glasses when you buy beer.

Jan 23, 2021
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Truegent2004 from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Great presentation. Nice foam head, smells of orange peel and citrus. Tangy taste. I'm usually not a fan of fruit flavored beers but this is my beverage of choice when in a bar and I don't know what I want.

Dec 26, 2020
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Charles_Ball_Fuller from Missouri

3.22/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Look: Hazy golden yellow, borderline light orange. Bright white head.
Smell: Light orange smell, very wheat forward and light booze aroma.
Taste: Very strong orange and spice flavor; it smells like a beer but doesn't really taste like a beer necessarily. It has a pleasant bitter to sweet balance, but it's very fruity and spicy. The aftertaste became more broad in terms of fruit and reminds me a lot of Fruit Loops...
Feel: Very light and medium-light carbonation.
Overall: An interesting beer flavor experience. As a fan of the way beer tastes, I didn't love this drink, but it was interesting and certainly deserves merit for that.

Nov 22, 2020
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DD420 from Massachusetts

3.33/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottled: 5/4/20

Consumed: 11/5/20

Way back in the corner fridge beer that I can’t throw out!!! Considering beer is 6 months old, it held its color and haze. Lost a bit of its bite so I can’t give the most accurate review, but I think we have all had this one. A classic starter beer!!!

Nov 06, 2020
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DanielB93 from Texas

3.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is a good tasting beer. With a higher acl. Per. This is the beer I tend to go to for a quick but not dangerous buzz.
Has a good taste and never leaves a lingering aftertaste that will keep you from throwing back more. The beer isn't heavy at all and isn't light to the point it taste watery. I recommend this beer for people who are not heavy beer drinkers or ones who are not fans of beer.

Sep 27, 2020
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BloodSoakedAleMug from New York

2.87/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Re-reviewing a lot of old macro beers I did back when I first started drinking to see if my taste has changed.

Look: Opaque, cloudy, orange yellow with a two finger satin white head. No lacing, low head retention.

Aroma: The coriander and orange peel come through in a soapy, oily way. Faintest notion of caramel malt.

Taste: Spices upfront, predominantly coriander and orange rind. Vaguely tangy. A caramel malt sweetness creeps in mid palate with notes of floral, banana like yeast rounding out the finish. The taste is good, but somewhat artificial and ingenuine - there's too much emphasis on the spice.

Feel: Body is heavy and detracts from the flavor. Low carbonation. Full bodied wheat beers are fine by me, but in combination with the low effervescence and massive amounts of orange peel and coriander they are using here - it just doesn't work as well as it should. Either make it more bubbly or dial back the spice to give the beer a little more spring in it's step so to say. It's too heavy on the tongue. Not sessionable if you ask me - this is the definition of a "one and done" type of beer. I would never be able to drink more than one of these, it's simply too syrupy, almost like a desert beer.

Overall: The mouthfeel is this beers achilles heel. Overall it's a lot better than I remember however. I gave this a very low ratings before. Still, I find the spices they use abrasive and somewhat cloying. I'll give it credit in that I can see how people can enjoy this, especially in the fall and winter. My biggest complaint is that it's simply too heavily spiced and syrupy - the flavor is enjoyable though . . . in small doses.

Sep 24, 2020
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IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

3.02/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a very cloudy light orange color with a very thin beige head. Smells like orange peel as expected with some faint aromas of clove & earth. Tastes of orange peel, cream & coriander. The coriander really makes me feel like I'm drinking a carbonated & cold earl grey tea. Medium-bodied, very smooth. Not a bad beer for it's style, I have a craving for these every now & again.

Sep 14, 2020
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woemad from Washington

3.45/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle abandoned at the airport but undamaged and seemingly unspoilt. Seemed silly to throw it away. Why not sample it for science instead? According to the stamp on the neck of the bottle, this is best by January 11, 2021.

Poured into a snifter, this was an opaque, dark tangerine color, with a beige head that noisily vaporized itself from view in seconds. It sounded like rice crispies in milk. Brief appearance of spotty lace.

Nose isn't bad for the style. Coriander, orange peel, earthy wheat.

Taste similar to the smell, but less sharp, more unfocused, than most Belgian wits. I'm guessing it's been dumbed down in this regard for mass appeal.

Midway between light and medium in the body. Mouthfeel isn't unacceptable, but could stand to be a little lighter.

Meh. A mass consumption version of a Belgian with her, which I expected going in. Could stand to be more distinctive, but all those women I see walking into Bennidito's, expecting it to be on tap because they had it there a few years ago and bitching about that no longer being the case, would probably not be so into it if it was closer to a proper wit.

Sep 12, 2020
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TedHead from Illinois

3.49/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours an almost orange gold clear color with a nice white head. Smells a little bit like orange peels and a spice cabinet with some wheat bread like tones as well. It tastes like wheat bread mixed with beer and very subtle hints of orange peels that become more obvious as it warms up. There is nothing in the feel category that is particularly noteworthy, but it does go down more than easily. So far this is probably the best I've had from Coors.

Aug 17, 2020
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Colby_Spivey from Texas

4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A real beer is unfiltered. By far the best looking beer I've seen. Get a tall mug, shot of Malibu, and a shot of orange juice. It's called a Lunch Box. Or you can just drink it by itself. The old school vintage look of the label and cap is awesome too

Aug 15, 2020
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gatornation from Minnesota

3.77/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a nice white head and lacing. Smell is wheat,coriander,clove and citrus peel. Taste follows nose , Mouth feel has low medium carbonation,its quenchable and tasted very good on this hot day.

Jul 21, 2020
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HappyGuy12345 from New Jersey

4.58/5  rDev +33.1%
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.

Jul 12, 2020
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vinicole from England

3.62/5  rDev +5.2%
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 +2.3%
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 +11.9%
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 +8.7%
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 +45.3%
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 -15.4%
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 -6.7%
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
Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 7647 ratings