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 wordemupg
3.44/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pint at some bar at Miami-Dade International

A hazy pale orange with enough clarity to see lots of bubbles but no head or lace

S the orange slice I just put on the table may be playing a part because I get loads of orange slice, clove and coriander

T mimics the smell quite well with even more orange if that were possible

M light and fluffy with plenty of bubbles but any more carbonation and I'd be burping up orange peel for the rest of the day

O decent beer on a hot day but nearly overkilled with orange peel and spice

a fair bit of additives I'm thinking but it kinda works for it, I drank a few of these in Miami and Vegas but at home in a cold climate I doubt I'd bother all that often

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Photo of Justglkn
3.44/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JasonL02
3.44/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of jeffriley0709
3.44/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of daigakusei11
3.44/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3.44/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out to a hazy golden orange with not much head.
To the nose you can get a hint of citrus orange maybe a little clove
taste pretty good. citrus orange same as the smell. suggest to garnish w and orange
feel is really smooth goes down easy not overly carbonated
good American wheat beer. doesn't meet up to the german or Belgium but still is a good wheat

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Photo of Hunter
3.44/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a tall glass to get a good head going. Beer is hazy-gold with a foamy white head that despite a vigorous pour has no staying power. Literally vanished after 60 seconds, and no amount of agitation would revive it. Carbonation is moderate.

Nose is lovely...hints of lemongrass, soap, wheat malt. Warming brings out a more complex fruitiness and barely-there alcoholic floral notes.

Taste is very mellow and pleasant. Not much deliverance on the promise of the smell, however. Light, lemony, and insubstantial. Only the barest hint of malt and hops. As a copy of the Belgian ales something is missing - candi sugar? Complexity? Hard to say.

As to mouthfeel and aftertaste: not much of either. This isn't necessarily a bad thing for what I would consider a summertime quaffer. Save the stouts and porters for autumn - I want something light, refreshing, and inoffensive during the hotter months. This does the trick, giving it high marks for drinkability.

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Photo of Avatar113
3.44/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire123
3.44/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light hazy yellow color with little white cap and even less lacing.

Aroma of orange and coriander with some slight hop spice.

Taste is refreshingly smooth and light with the orange, coriander and hops dancing all around with grain bill taking center stage. Oddly, the grain body is there as a core but doesn't have any speaking lines.

Light medium rounded texture balanced with carbonation.

Overall I can see why this is so popular. Mild, very agreeable, lightly spiced flavors that appear natural. Flavoring a brew with orange isn't hard but avoiding hints of artificiality is and this one pulls it off with panache.

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Photo of tempest
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Chuck's in Syracuse.

The smell is a little unappealing, too sweet. The flavor, however, was surprisingly complex with berries, orange, and corriander. It's not dumbed down like you'd expect in a macro beer of any type. The body is a touch thick for a witbeer, but this really isn't a bad beer at all.

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Photo of kyle_goochstink
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shoretaxi
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SFNC
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's been a while since I had one, not really that bad. When choices are slim you could do much worse.

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Photo of TheYeagermeister
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tastes like a decent wheat to me, although I am horrified that it is brewed by trying not to let that affect my review.

A--Beautiful, cloudy orange. Pours with a nice creamy head to start, but it has poor retention and very little lacing.

S--Faint citrus and wheat. Maybe some orange. Not too much going on here.

T--Starts with a subtle orange taste that paralells the smell. Also, a bready wheat breaks in with some sour notes. It has a complex, biscuity finish that leaves me sipping again to try to figure it out. Flavors that linger here seem to change and grow slightly more bitter with the aftertaste.

M--Between light and medium bodied, and very carbonated.

D--I have taken down four. Highly drinkable, if you ask me.

I can't seem to figure this one out. I keep sipping...maybe that's the problem. It tastes significantly different with different parts of the tongue and at different times of the sampling (ie, the initial taste vs. the aftertaste). It is definitely worth trying at least once for it's complexity and tasty wheatiness.

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Photo of Beejay
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pale amber, decent head, and cloudy.

S: Malty with a lot of yeast scent, slightly fruity, but not overpowering.

T: Mild, slightly fruity. Taste of citrus, and spices.. Not too shabby.

M: Nothing amazing. Nothing terrible..

D: High points for drinkablilty. This is a beer that nearly everyone I know enjoys.. Is it the best belgian style? Absolutely not, but it is a quick fix and you can find it anywhere.. This is a great bridge from crappy lite american pilsners, to more adventurous brewing styles... if you can get someone to put down the bud light and pick this up, soon they'll be on their way to Chimay.

-The best thing related to Coors brewing... (it's easy when there is sooo many bad things..)

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Photo of RyanK252
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours slightly hazy golden straw with a fizzy off white head that disappears quickly.

S: Fruity, light citrus, a hint of spice, and malt sweetness.

T: Fruity, apple, light citrus, coriander spice, a little corn, and malt sweetness.

M: Light body, moderate carbonation. Pretty drinkable.

O: Not bad. With a slice of orange it would make a pretty refreshing summer brew.

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Photo of Rudgers73
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Coors' best beer. It figures the best thing to come out of this company would be a foreign-style beer haha.

I was skeptical at first to try a beer that is normally served with an orange slice floating on the top but my girlfriend told me that it wasn't bad. Poured from the tap it has a murky, orange color. Kind of like watered down orange juice with a little fizz. This beer IS fizzy too, which I don't particularly like, but it ended up growing on me a little. It is a nice break from drinking heavy porters and stouts without having to lower your taste to a light american beer.

You can definatly tell this is a wheat beer when you taste it. It is mellow and zingy at the same time. Good for drinking with your fish fry or chicken dish.

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Photo of xhcadamx
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - hazy lemon orange with a creamy white head that settled quickly.

S - Earthy, spicy, pears and a slight muskiness. Very interesting.

T - Wheat flavor at first then the earth, pears and spiciness kicks in. The end finishes with a wheat flavor as well.

M - Too prickly for me. If it were softer carbonation it would be 10 fold better.

D - Pretty good beer but the prickly mouthfeel is a let down.

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Photo of Lexluthor33
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden orange with a small ,but decent head that laces well.
The aroma is citrus and grains with some wheat notes. The taste is pretty much citrus,light malts and some coriander. The feel is crisp,slightly creamy with some spicy notes.

Notes: A decent beer. I would say if I see this on sale I would buy it. The coriander could be toned down,but the beer is still o.k.
I have had this beer straight from the bottle and I sure noticed the difference when I poured this into a Pilsner glass.
My guess is this beer could not offend many people with it's simple and adequate taste.

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Photo of BeerCon5
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a misty orangish color with about 1 finger of bubbly white head.

Scent of citrus and wheat.

The taste was of citrus, some light hops, wheat, coriander and some yeast notes.

Light bodied, smooth and crisp, high carbonation.

Very easy to drink, this beer was pretty flavorful and refreshing.

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Photo of Berticus
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The taste isnt the best aspect of this beer, the appearance is very nice and the coriander is a nice note in the overall flavor.
Not as hopsy as the sam adams white which i tend to compare to all too much.
definitely a beer to open up most people to the beer world being that its much sweeter than most beers.
A good buy.

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Photo of Dodt
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

found one or two of these bad boys were left behind from a family function decide to give it a try.
poured from the can in to the glass
appearance : a cloudy yellow with a nice head that stays for a bit
smell some citrus and wheat notes
taste a bit creamy and reminds me a bit like a mild hef.

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Photo of rfabian
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a glass tumbler it forms a 5 mm white head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing. The Aroma is faintly of citrus and wheat. The color is golden orange and cloudy. The taste is of spice and citrus with some wheat coming through after a bit. Mouth-feel is good with moderate to strong carbonation. It's a fine brew, and I could knock one after another of these back in an evening. Much to be preferred over the rest of the stuff you find on tap in some places.

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Photo of October
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sluggermatt15
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- A hazy, cloudy orangish yellow color. Decent appearance.

S- Hazy, some malts to it, orangish spices.

T- A hint of spices, malts. Mildly thickness to it. I slightly enjoyed the taste. This is definitely a witbier.

M- Good carbonation and feel in mouth. Not very bubbly.

D- Drinkable. This was on special when I had it, so I could have probably gone for one or two more. I only had one because I wanted to try it out.

This was my first witbier and I thought it was alright. Overall, I'd recommend it. Now I'm looking to try its other varieties - the summer ale and honeymoon.

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Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
3.4 out of 5 based on 6,981 ratings.
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