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

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also know as Belgian Moon in Alberta & British Columbia

Added by kbub6f on 08-15-2001

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Photo of nickd717
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is the absolute definition of "average." Nothing is offensive, nothing is particularly good. It's a shame that the mainstream thinks of this when they think of American craft, but oh well. The name is fitting because I'll only drink this once in a blue moon, when nothing else is available but the standard BMCs.

A - Hazy golden-orange with a small fizzy white head. Sometimes an orange slice ends up on top of this whether you like it or not.

S - Wheat, grain, orange peel, and mild spices.

T - Not too exciting. Rough wheat, pale malt, grain, breadiness, orange, and coriander. Fairly bland. An orange slice actually adds to this because there's not too much flavor in it. Belgian wit this is not.

M - Light-to-medium body. A little harsh for the style, but not too bad.

D - While the style itself tends to be pretty drinkable due to how light it is, this beer does not fare too well in comparison to others in the style. The roughness of the wheat actually hinders the drinkability a bit.

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Photo of larryarms847
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours golden orange, rather hazy, with a frothy single finger head of foam.

Orange zest, some spice, and biscuit like malt aromas.

Much less spice in the mouthful, orange, biscuity malts, and wheat.

Light-medium bodied, medium carbonation, soft, sweet, with some citrus bite.

Overall, this isn't going to blow you away, but it's everywhere and worth a shot if you are feeling cautious. This beer will give you a hangover for ages, so limit yourself.

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Photo of alleykatking
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle.

A- Pours a cloudy murky dirty yellow color. Good 2 finger fluffy white head that dies away into a smaller version of itself. Leaves the typical BMC style lacing on the sides of the glass. I notice this thing is hugely carbonated.

S- Smells burnt and funky. Wheat comes through as the forefront aroma in the nose followed by a slight citrus smell. Some alspice is added to this I think. Doesn't smell too appealing but then again Oberon this year smelled right about the same I think!

T- Very wheaty right off the get go. Huge citrus taste along with the wheat like there is a orange in there. It seems a little watered down to me. There is some spices in this that stand out in the middle of this. The ending of this beer though is watery.

M- Light mouthfeel on this beer. Very carbonated and almost ruins the style. The beer rushes across the palate and fizzes here and there along the way to the back of the throat. Leaves a strong wheat taste on the tongue. This beer is very watery feeling in the mouth.

D- This beer is drinkable because of the watered down factor. I would drink this instead of the typical BMC offerings if I had to drink. This is a average beer to say the least but you can put them back if you really wanted to. This also is a good beer to have someone try if they want something other than the pilsners of BMC.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Draft: Poured a hazy orangey color ale with a small foamy had with average retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of sugary wheat malt with light bubblegum notes. Taste is bit too sweet for the style with some bubblegum notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Not bad too not spiced enough with too much residual sugar.

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Photo of Garrion335
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Grabbed a six pack of this because I hadn't had it in a while. All right here we go.

Poured into a pilsner glass, good bold orange in color with a nice head that faded rather quickly.

As for aroma, as noted by others Blue Moon does have a kinda funny smell to it. Funky is an accurate enough term.

Taste: This beer tastes descent. Very light, very easy wheat beer. The kind of beer you take to the beach or lake and make a day of it.

Overall, I like it. You can garnish this beer with an orange slice, but honestly there's enough citrus in it to keep me happy. Depends what your fancy is. I could take a 12 pack of this to the beach on a sunny day and be satisfied for sure.

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

I wasn't a fan, although I can see that others didn't mind as much. you do get some of those witbier flavors and aromas, decent feel, but falls into that category of beers I'm not going back to.

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

I will have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised by this beer the first time I tried it. Well moderated sweetness and rather fresh spices. For someone who hasn't sampled many witbiers, this is certainly a good starter version. While I'm no more a fan of Coors than the average bear, at least they have put out something other than a bland fizzy beer which will, hopefully, lead at least a few folks to explore further.

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

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a weiss glass. No orange slice.

Appearance - Cloudy medium yellow, 1 inch foamy head, decent lacing down most of the glass.

Smell - Biscuit notes, yeasty, and touch of citrus. I found a hint of roasted marshmallow as well.

Taste - Crisp, yeasty, bit of tanginess, balanced minimal bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel - Nice and round.

Drinkability - Refreshing on a summer day.

Overall, sometimes the best option when you are out at a bar. But it didn't grab me as being something that I would go out of my way to find.

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Photo of Clembo1957
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle, initially with a good head that disappeared very quickly, wheat aroma with a touch of orange. I've drank Blue Moon here in the UK both from tap and now in bottle, i can't say i find the beer offensive but as a wheat beer i find it bland and uninteresting, i wouldn't go out of my way to drink it except for the fact that someone bought me three bottles for Christmas.

The label on my UK bottle says brewed by BMBC Toronto, Canada (and imported to the UK by Coors), there's no mention of Golden, Colorado anywhere on the bottle.

Overall as a beer it's neither here or there, drinkable but not memorable.

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

Appearance: Pours a hazy yellow-brown with considerable suspended sediment. The large white head unfortunately retains quite poorly, completely disappearing in a minute or so.

Aroma: Yeast is quite prominent in the aroma, as well as strong wheat malts, which together deliver a bready character.

Taste: Opens with a slightly lemony note and faint cloves. Solid, slightly tart wheat notes carry the taste throughout. Finishes with a mildly sweet note and a faint bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Soft and fairly full, with a slight sting of carbonation.

Drinkability: A passable summer beer, but for the style, its nowhere near the quality of Celis White or the superb Hoegarden. Far better than most Coors' products, but much better Wits can be had as well.

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

Considering who makes it, this beer is not bad. I've had it in several different places, both in bottles and on draft, and I haven't been disappointed; the quality has been very even keeled.

Hazing golden pour with a light white head. Dissipates quickly, leaving a nice thin lace. Light sweet malts and grains on the nose and in flavor. The body is weak and leaves a dry aftertaste. There are much better beers of this style available, but it is average by itself.

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

On-tap at The Abbey in Providence, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light orange/amber color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves very little lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of lemon mostly, along clove spice, some wheat & yeast, very little hops.

T: The taste is fruity and spicy with flavors of lemon, orange & clove. There’s a mild wheat flavor in the background. The malt character is very thin and there is very little hop presence.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium-to-heavy carbonation, clean finish.

D: A little tasty, goes down ok, not very filling, it’s not a bad beer and it’s a heck of a lot better on-tap that it is from the bottle. Although I would drink this over a regular macro, it definitely wouldn’t be something I would go with if I had my mind set on drinking a Witbier.

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

The last one on my night of witbiers from my notes. I've had this one a few times, so there are no mysteries.

This beer was yellow and hazy, with a low thin film of head. I have tried pouring it several ways, but I can never seem to pour it with a good head.

Aroma was of lemon and yeast. No bready or wheat malt character. A bit lacking.

Breadiness and wheat malt were present in the taste, however. But that was about it. It was slightly sweet, but no spiciness to speak of.

Mouthfeel was average - not too thin, but not to full either.

Drinkability is just average. I would take it over just about any macro lager, but witbier is not my favorite style. Overall, a typical brew from a large producer.

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

Blue Moon Belgian White...

Appearance-hazy orange gold, medium white head, ok build.

Smell-orange, mild hop, malt, alcohol, not getting much coriander (as advertised)

Taste/Mouthfeel- Subtle and light, orange is dominant. Watery backbone, ok taste which makes the fact that it's one dimensional easier to take, good smoothness.

Drinkability-depends on how much you like orange.

Overall-not bad at all, not my favorite version of the style but sometimes in a macro bar this is the best beer you come across. Decent job, I'll give credit where it is due.

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

Pours a hazy orange/yellow color with an white head that has a little bit of lacing.

Smells mainly of citrusy orange and lemon with some spice notes present as well.

Taste is pretty much dominated by the citrus flavors, the mild spiciness comes through in the end as well as some wheat/grain.

Light mouthfeel with a good amount of carbonation, finishes clean and refreshing.

Not a bad beer at all, a little tangy with high drinkability. Won't turn this down if it's at a party or a bar downtown.

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

On tap.

Poured a hazy yellow with a small head. It was brought to me with an orange peel in the glass. Smells and tastes of, guess what, oranges with some wheat. Did not impress me. Should I try it again without the orange peel - not sure it is worth it...

Notes from 7/23/04

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Photo of cmq103
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a freshly tapped 1/6th keg from the basement bar dual-tap kegerator into a Newcastle Brown Ale Schooner glass, with Stouts Fat Dog Stout on the other side.

Appearance: A nice 1/2" frothy off-white head diminished to a thing ring. Pours a nice, murky golden orange color. Lacing is decent as my glass emptied.

Smell: Coriander and citrus dominate the nose with spiciness in the finish. A decent smelling beer for a

Taste: Wheat, malt, sweet orange and coriander definitely dominate the flavor. Maybe a hint of peppery spice. Mildly sweet with a bit of soapiness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, easy drinking beer with a moderate amount of flavor. Medium carbonation with a fuller body.

Overall: I've had many better Witbiers but this one isn't that bad. I would buy it again, as it is one of my wife's favorites, especially on tap. My first choice will always be Allagash. Now that's an outstanding Witbier in my opinion!! Blue Moon will be the only Coors product that will hit my lips. It's time to switch over to Fat Dog Stout now...

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

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. This beer poured a cloudy orange color. It produced a white head. Head retention is below average. Minimal amount of lacing. The aroma was a balance of wheat, lemon and coriander. The beer was under carbonated and was light in body and was very smooth and sweet. The beer had a slight flavoring of citrus. This beer is okay. Its a good beer to introduce someone to craft beer. Granted Coors makes this beer, but I have to give credit where it's due, its not outstanding, but it is a fair representation of an Witbier.

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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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Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
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