Blue Moon Belgian White | Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Belgian WhiteBlue Moon Belgian White

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States | website

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of Pmicdee
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is new to Canada and here this is known as Belgian Moon for some reason. Same can. Not as sweet and wheatie as other wheat beers. Cloudy appearance. Overall a little weak in the taste department.

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Photo of ElGrecoVerde
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer just doesn't invoke much emotion in me. Nothing remarkable, but nothing really bad. The most distinguishing aspect is its cloudy orangish yellow appearance right after being poured.

It's good though. Lots of citrus and wheat flavors, but there's a pretty heavy taste of rosemary which kind of hurts it. I'm usually not one for dissecting the subtle underlying flavors of beer, but the rosemary flavor is very prominent.

It's not overly heavy or acidic like some similar beers, making it easy to have more than one for us lushes. It's a pretty good take on a different style of beer. Worth having around every now and then.

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Photo of andythejerk
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Just average, all around. I wouldn't buy it again. I wasn't expecting too much out of it, so I was pleasantly surprised by the good, up front flavor. It quickly dissipated, however leaving me wanting for something more than that nice approach. Toward the end of my glass, I just wanted to be done with it. The wheat taste was muted and a bit weak, so if it's a true wheat beer you're looking for, maybe look elsewhere. But the beer was by no means bad or offensive, just lacking.

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Photo of BigPlay1824
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed in a pint glass

A: pours a slightly hazy medium golden color with a half finger of fine head that is off white and dissipates rapidly, leaves zero lacing
S: nice wheat and bready like scent with slight hints of the famous orange peel
T: decent wheat taste and a bit of brightness from the orange, overall highly drinkable and gentle
M: medium carbonation tingle, leaves a slight lacy feeling on the palate, very thin
O: a drinkable middle of the road brew, i frequently get it when im at a restaurant with a bad craft selection, decent enough

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Photo of gonzo46and2
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale orange yellow with a white head.

Aroma is corriander, lemon zest, sweet malts, wheat, clove, etc.

Tastes a bit too sweet for my liking but not the worst out there.

Mouthfeel is a bit sticky sweet but decent.

Overall not a bad choice when there's nothing better but nothing worth seeking out.

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Photo of nrbw23
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a hazy orangeish color with a white fizzy head. Head has very little retention and leaves pretty much no lacing.

S- Smells wheaty with hints of orange and spices.

T- Very fruity with strong wheat flavors as well. Hints of spices in the background mainly coriander.

M- Lighter side of medium in body and higher side of carbonation.

D- Not my favorite of the style but ok. Pretty easy to drink.

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: it pours a pretty nice light orange color and a nice head that stayed for a bit

S: it had ad very attactive citrusy cmell as well as some malt not to many hops in the nose though

T: this is a pretty good beer to introduce people into the world of craft beers its not the greatest in taste but its obviously more complex than Bud and the likes. It has an orangey taste and some sweet maltines to it but not alot of hoppynes to it

M: It has a nice full body and its more complex than other beers but there is still some room for imporvement

D: Overall a good ber one that i wouldn't shy away from

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Photo of C2H5
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very cold bottle poured into a pint glass
hazy orange/yellow, foamy short white head
smell is not strong; Weiss yeast, hops, banana, orange..oh wait there is an orange slice in there
Tastes good, Weiss yeast is prevalent but is relative to the overall thin nature of this beer, citrus/orange, cantaloupe
mouthfeel is light, drinkable, Its pretty good at a restaurant with a short beer menu, but I wouldnt seek it out outside of this

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Photo of beeroclock
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Everytime I drink this beer it tastes a little better. I originally scored this very poorly, then the next day, I gave it another try and raised it a notch. Now, months later, it's not bad and i'll even order it occassionally, the wheat beers are growing on me some....

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Photo of alysmith4
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

For what it is- available, cheap, and decent tasting- I love it. Have it with a slice of orange, and you can't go wrong. Your friends will be intrigued that you are drinking it, and you will be glad that you found a decent tasting beer among the BCM at the local bar!

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Photo of cowboy1962
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: Golden Haze.
Smell: Grainy, Earthy.
Taste: More like an orange peel on intake, nice orange taste as aftertaste.
Feel: A little gritty but not bad.
Overall: I rated this a 3 across the board. Nothing I hate, nothing I love. Aftertaste is a little better than the taste while it's in your mouth. I tasted orange when drinking, but didn't smell citrus that much in the smell???

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Photo of Bookseeb
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brewed by Molson Canada, appearance is a cloudy wheat in color with a crisp head that doesn't stick around too long. Smell is light with malts and citrus. Taste is citrusy (lemon), crisp but thin with a bit too much carbonation. Mouthfeel is light with decent amount of hops, but the carbonation makes it hard to go down and has a dry finish.

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Photo of WoostaBia
3/5  rDev -11.8%

I have a fondness for Bluemoon. It was the first beer that had flavor and added the expectation of flavor to my palate. It made me look at the "other aisles" other than the adjunct lager section. It was my notice for the idea of Craft Beer and the existence other beers other than adjunct lagers.

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Photo of maxpower
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy, hazy pale orange color, light fruity and yeasty aromas, small white foamy head that doesn't last too long. Spicy wheat and orange flavors, very sweet and tart for the style, medium body with a soft mouthfeel finishes sweet, a bit better than I expected, just a little sweeter than I like.

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Photo of beerandcycling88
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A pours a pale orangish color. With a little head that dissipates quickly.

S orange with some spicy notes.

T faint orange flavor almost artifical with some slight spicyness with a watery finish.

M very light as per the style.

Overall not a bad beer but not a good one. Maybe its the style but it seems to lack flavor.

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Photo of hardy008
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - Hazy, cloudy golden, almost orange color with almost no head on it.

Smell - Light Citrus.

Taste - Definite Citrus. Orange with some lemon and somewhat sweet.

Mouthfeel - A little thin, medium bodied, pretty decent.

Drinkability - Pretty drinkable. One of the best mass produced beers I have had.

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Photo of bierguru
2.99/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer pours well and has a nice murky orange color, with a white head that dissipated quickly to a very thin lacing

S: There wasn't much of a smell to it at all, I had to take a few whiffs before I could get anything. This is the beers weakest quality, but there was a hint of citrus, yeast, and maybe hops.

T: It starts off with a nice orange and wheat flavor with a hint of spice, maybe coriander. The first taste really gets you going and as the taste develops well actually it really doesnt it keeps you wanting a little more

M:The mouth-feel on this beer is really good. It has a perfect amount of carbonation with a medium body.

D: Drinkability is right in the middle, not too light not too heavy. A good summer beer. Go with this if you are going to have 2 or 3.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A solid colored yellow thick haze. Decent aroma, a little coriander, lemon. Wheat dominates the flavor profile, subdued, but nothing appreciable beyond that.

Mouthfeel holds steady. This really is a flavorful beer throughout, despite what any macro fearing people may prejudge as. Its not the best in this style you'll ever come across, but its aftertaste is good and sticks. Drinkability suffers as this beer is way overpriced, probably to pay for Coors Light's NFL ex coaches in their commerials.

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Photo of DwnTwnBwn
2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had it at the Hive on campus. Thin half finger head in the pint glass. Hazy yellow beer with white hue. Some lacing. Throwing in a slice of orange gives it a bit more taste. Its got a slight orange peel and coriander taste to it. Its not sweet or bitter its not much of anything. Its not a horrible tasting beer, There just isn't a hole lot to it. Disappointing for the hype I got from friends.

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Photo of BeerKangaroo
2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

In a pint glass:

A: hazy pale orange at the bottom but darker orange closer to the top, small white head disappeared within seconds, very little lacing

S: orange, coriander, spices, weak yeast only after it warmed a bit

T: exactly the same as the smell without any yeast

M: light to medium, harshness assaulting the mouth and tongue all over, sessionable, bland citrusy aftertaste, dull finish

O: not exactly up to the standards of a normal witbier, but slightly acceptable to me

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Photo of Samlover55
2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

bb 3/4/16
12oz bttle poured into pilsner style glass
L- murky orange in color thin white head dissipates immediately
S- oranges, a little bit of spice
T- starts off with zesty orange burst, lingers a dull yeasty taste, finishes with slight white peppery feel
F- medium bodied with nice seltzer like carbo, creamy feel as well
O- put me on the Anti-BM bandwagon, while i used to belong to the "who cares who makes it" group. Belgian White is definitely not a quality beer

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Photo of daledeee
2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

I am surprised people rate this as high as they do. I am a wheat beer fan. This is a feeble attempt. Too sour and too much coriander or other spice yet comes across as watery.

The head is nice, the mouthfeel is OK but the taste is what I can't get past. I am told this is the fastest growing beer in sales. I would drink other macros first. I never thought I would say that. Especially when I am a wheat beer lover.

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Photo of AdmiralDiaz
2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Surprisingly much worse than on-tap. Still an okay beer and great for restaurants and something to consume in larger quantities.
The appearance is hazy orange with small off-white head.
Smells and tastes of light oranges and wheat.
Mouthfeel is still moderately carbonated and drinkability is still high.

Overall: I just feel that it's much better on-tap, seems to have a lot more flavor.

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Photo of xav33
2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Blue Moon Belgian White Ale
12 oz bottle
Moderate pour in a weizen glass
Best before 10/07, observed 06/30/07(actual blue moon day!)

Poured a hazy bright orange yellow with a medium slightly lasting fizzy white head.

Smelt of moderate citrus, white bread and laundry detergent lavender.

Taste was upfront moderate bittersweet oranges and perfume followed by a moderate bitter yeasty dough and light sweet and sour orange on a moderate finish.

Palate was light to medium bodied, slightly oily on a dry finish, fizzy and lightly astringent and puckering.

Overall, this is a fairly standard light witbier. Common and mass marketed, it's a great intro to the beer world, but nothing too excellent. Enjoyed it thoroughly though on an actual blue moon day!

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Photo of GPHarris
2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

a - poured a five-fingers thick bubbly white head into a weizen glass. like a lot of these macro craft beer attempts, the huge head is probably from overcarbonation to make it look impressive and fool you. the body was a hazy straw gold color.
s - hints of oranges and some sweet fruitiness.
t - citrusy but very faint.
m - thin and watery.
d - i used to really like this beer, about 3 years ago, but i've since expanded my palate and this just doesn't cut it. it will do in a pinch and people will usually have this at a party or something like that. it's easily drinkable and coors could do a lot worse.

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Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
3.4 out of 5 based on 6,732 ratings.
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