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Blue Moon Belgian White | Coors Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
coors.com

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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#42,875
Reviews:
1,666
Ratings:
7,055
pDev:
18.48%
Bros Score:
3.65
 
 
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Ratings: 7,055 |  Reviews: 1,666
Photo of WesWes
3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The beer pours a cloudy gold color with a thin white head. The aroma is weak, but has the wit smell to it; fruity yeast and wheat scents. The taste is also a bit tame, but has all the qualities of a wit. It is sweet with pale wheat malts and that wit yeast. It is refreshing and goes down with ease. The mouthfeel is good. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This was a decent wit, but fails to reach the level of a true Belgian style.

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Photo of TheKingofWichita
3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Generally if I go somewhere and they don't have a craft selection this is what I go to for something to drink.
Pours a somewhat hazed golden straw color with a nice white head and some decent lacing.
Smells of wheat style ale with hints of orange and coriander.
Medium to thin mouthfeel with some carbonation but normal for wheat beer.
Very drinkable, most can enjoy from the beer snob to the mass market sucker.

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Photo of sommersb
3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served from a bottle into a shaker pint glass. Appearance is a cloudy, pale orange color with a small off-white head.

Smell is of citrus - lemony wheat. The taste is crisp and smooth with a light sweetness and hints of coriander, with no hop presence. Goes down well with a light body.

This is a refreshing beer and one I end up getting a lot in restaurants when its the closest thing they have to a craft beer. Not one I would seek out and purchase otherwise.

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Photo of cottonkoozie
3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Good color and coudiness desired in the style. Could have had a longer head retention and some lacing though.

S - Good smell, but not as prevalent as some of the other witbiers I have tried.

T - Its good, but not as much body and balance as many other beers of this style. I also tried this one on-tap once and thought it was much better out of the bottle, maybe the keg had settled.

M - Good mouthfeel. Not overly carbonated, and not to thin.

D - I get tired of this one fairly quick. Once I have 2 of these it time for something else.

A decent witbier, but there are better once out there. I personally thought shock-top had more flavor and its usually a 50 cents cheaper a 6-pack. Like all witbiers its a good one to sit back and enjoy, and is worth trying with an orange slice in it.

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Photo of armock
3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a hazy orange color with a white head

S - Was mostly of citrus

T - Like the smell mostly citrus with some spice

M - Theres a good mouthfeel to this beer good balance

D - I was surprised with how decent this beer is coors actually has something thats drinkable

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Photo of marburg
3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Blue Moon is confused. It's trying to be a Belgian White, but it's feeling the pull of it's less flavorful Coors' cousins. Or something like that. I've had this beer dozens of times -- including long before I was into beer in any sort of meaningful way. So I hope no one thinks I'm playing some sort of elitist anti-macro game by saying that. But really, for a beer of this style, the flavor just isn't there.

Poured a hazy light orange-yellow -- something like a field of wheat at sunset and from afar. Almost no head which probably didn't help the fairly anemic aroma. It tastes fine -- just not 100% up to par with the style. There are but minor hints of lemon zest and perhaps coriander. But that exceedingly spiced citrus note just isn't there. I think perhaps more wheat than citrus? Anyhow, it goes down very easily, and it's by no means terrible. I've had it many times before, and I'm sure I'll have it again.

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Photo of andrewksingleton
3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SkitzIrish3
3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Murky orange, you can’t see through it. Fizzy head recedes to nothing fast, leaving

S- Bits of lemon and citrus; coriander spiciness.

T/F- Smooth, light, not much up front, wheat toward the middle and orange on my tongue and throat in with the finish.

Not a bad beer. The light feel is enjoyable, especially on hot days.

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Photo of BeerImmediately
3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a hazy, golden color that you may expect from an unfiltered wheat. Short head, with zero lacing.

Smell is largely of lemon zest, with some orange peel.

Taste is more on the orange side, which makes this witbier unique - as it warmed, I noticed a little grapefruity hoppiness as well - which is what also keep this brew interesting.

Has a decent mouthfeel - about what you'd expect from this style.

This is certainly not the greatest of wheat / 'belgian-sytle white' beers you'll find, but an impressive attempt nonetheless, given its' macro-nature (you see this thing on tap EVERYWHERE now, even in Nashville!). If you order this at a bar, make sure to ask for it WITHOUT THE ORANGE - you do not need it.

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Photo of Boto
3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle: This one pours a typical wit color. It is a cloudy golden color with a little bit of a white head. I also noted some sediment on the bottom of the bottle. When did this become bottle conditioned? The aroma is a bit more malty than I would like. The wheat is in there, but it is not as prevalent as the norm with this style. Also, the typical corriander and orange are hard to pick out. The wheat is there in the taste, but as the aroma, it is too subdued. Too much malt body to it. Fair.

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Photo of lovegarden
3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of RancidAggro
3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of inbeertruth
3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A great beer, though I was taken aback to find that it is from the Coors Co.! Had this on tap at Texas Land & Cattle in Austin, TX.

Served to me with a lovely frothy head, golden blond clouded with yeast or fruit particles. It has a nice citrusy aroma, with hints of lemon and orange.

The taste was an explosion of citrus and wheat, with a delicate, peachy sweet finish. Little hops in this beer.

The mouth feel has no carbonation, and you can definitely taste the dregs, but they are not uninviting. While people prefer to have this with a slice of orange, I prefer nothing. If I must have fruit, I would suggest a slice of blood orange to cut the sourness.

Overall, this is a fine little blond lady. I’d suggest it to anyone who wants to try an American attempt at witbier.

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

"Brewed with white wheat and oats, Blue Moon features a crisp wheat finish and the perfect combination of orange peel and coriander. Bring out Blue Moon's natural spices by serving it in a Pilsner glass with an orange-slice garnish." Brewed in the style of a Belgian Witbier. Belgian White is the central focus year-round by Coors' Blue Moon Craft line. Available in 6 packs, 12 packs and even variety packs, where I gathered mine.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Blue Moon pint glass. Served north of 53º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a frothy off-white head of a fizzy consistency over a heavily clouded golden-amber body. Carbonation is plentiful and excited, head retention is average at best, settling too quickly for a wheat-based beer. 2.5

(Smell) Aromas of wheat malt, a pinch of sweet orange rind & light orange syrup, a dash of coriander seeds, a modest low alpha floral hop note, and a mild grain alcohol note. There's a moderate tartness to this beer that keeps the sweetness in balance. Aroma is a bit sharp with esters and phenols in places. Potency is above medium. 3

(Taste) A mildly sweet wheat malt blends together nicely with a delicate bittersweet orange peel, a dash of orange flavoring, and finishes with a subtle fluffy, yet modest coriander spice and mellow floral hop bitterness. The flavors are far better presented in the flavor than in the aroma, with a lot less imperfections than predicted. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, slightly fluffy and mildly thick from the wheat and malt character. Carbonation adds some mild creaminess and contributes to a mild spritely finish. Body is medium for a witbier, light/medium overall. Alcohol presence is very light, very well concealed by the malt, orange and spices. It's a fair pairing with the flavors involved. 3.75

(Overall) A deserving frontman for the Blue Moon lineup, this beer has proven itself to trump nearly any seasonal or limited release that Blue Moon has done since. The flavor is mild yet well balanced with an approachable subtlety, and few esters and phenols hamper the drinkability of this beer. The orange and spice, while mild by the style standards, do great by this beer. It's shocking, but not unwelcome that Coors could craft something so decent by a craft lover's standards. 3.5

Coors Brewing Company's
Blue Moon Belgian White
3.49/5.00

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Photo of JesteR14
3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A- Love the look of this beer, cloudy golden color with some hints of orange.

S- I always wish this beer had more of a smell, but you can smell wheat, orange and some classic Belgium smells.

T- Always love blue moon. Carbonation, smooth refreshing taste that has a perfect hint of orange and wheat. If you ever get one with a orange wedge, squeeze it and drop it in! Very tasty!

M- Mellow, smooth and refreshing.

D- Very nice. Love blue moon!

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Photo of rarevos
3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into white wine glass. Don't ask.

A: Pours an opaque yellow/orange. No head at all, and created light lacing instantly that quickly became a ring of foam.

S: Citrus up front with a slight hint of grain. There's a little bit of coriander. Not much.

T: Mild, mild, mild. But it's not that bad. I've had quite a few craft wits that aren't as good as Blue Moon, actually. Citrus hits first, followed by the wheat, and the finish has a tiny hint of coriander and a very slight bitterness.

M: Light-bodied, crisp. A bit tingly.

D: It's easy to put a few of these back, sure. It's not my favorite wit, but it's inoffensive, refreshing, and easily available. Plus, my wife likes these, so we usually have some around.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Cloudy, dull, golden-orange body with a small, fizzy, white head.

Smell: Notes of orangey citrus and perky spices infuse the wheaty nose of Blue Moon.

Taste: Tangy, lightly creamy malted wheat. A taste of citrus zest and a fair dose of spice interrupts the brief sweetness. Light, spicy hops and bitterness provides a bit of balance. Finishes tangy with a light, lingering hint of spice and orange.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium, fizzy carbonation.

Drinkability: It certainly has some stuff going for it. It's very easily available, rather drinkable, relatively inexpensive, and isn't altogether dreadful.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle with a best by date of 5/19/14; into a pilsner glass.
Appearance - a deep hazy yellow, slightly orange, loads of carbonation that builds a decent, bubbly white head. Lacing is minimal.
Smell - primarily spice with hints of citrus.
Taste - refreshing and easy drinking wheat ale with a blend of spice and citrus.
Feel - not much to this; light and carbonated.
Overall - if you enjoy the style, this is a bargain.

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Photo of jenbys2001
3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I have a special affection for Blue Moon because it was the first beer I drank (after my undergrad days) and thought, "Wow, beer can actually taste good." Tasty, refreshing orange flavor. However, I think I burned myself out on this one after way too many two for one mugs at Chili's. A good "starter" beer for those who aren't normally beer drinkers.

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Photo of magine
3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours a golden orange, with off white lively head that fades to nothing. No lacing.

Smells of wheats, some orange,some spices. A bit light in the smell department.

The brew has a spiced wheat flavor along with a bit of orange and coriander. The brew is very light and bubbly. The brew is a bit to light in the flavor department for this style.

This is a very drinkable brew - but not a top tier Witbier. A nice American brewed wheat beer, especially by a macro brewery. I like it, it is a nice crowd pleaser; but it is a bit lacking in flavor.

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Photo of GeorgeMenton722
3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

When it comes to commercial and widely available wheat beers, Blue Moon is the best overall. Although I have had much better winterbiers, Blue Moon is the best that you can find at any convenience store in America.

Apperance: Unfiltered, light orange. it's cloudiness may be unappealing to some that are used to seeing filtered beer, but it does improve its texture.

Smell: A typical "what comes to mind when you thing of light beer" smell, made a bit more complex by a hint of citrus.

Taste: A strong intital wheat flavor with hints of orange. In my opinion, this beer is too sweet. The hops flavor is dulled by an orange sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Definetely the best part of this beer.

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Photo of Shahpaz
3.44/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Masterson89
3.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rillo23
3.44/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Northtexan
3.44/5  rDev +0.9%

Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 7,055 ratings
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