Blue Moon Belgian White | Coors Brewing Company

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78
okay
6,935 Ratings
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Blue Moon Belgian WhiteBlue Moon Belgian White
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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
6,935
Reviews:
1,652
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
18.53%
 
 
Wants:
123
Gots:
2,407
For Trade:
1
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Photo of HopHead84
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golden shower falls
My glass is filled to the brim
White head fades quickly

Glass raised tward my nose
Coriander and citrus
Like a clean brothel

Flavor is the same
Light on the palate and crisp
East end gratitude

Dominos pizza
Not great but mediocre
I'm in Evansville

Witte beers are good
Somebody hook this dude up
That's right you heard me

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Photo of Overloaded50cal
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Has a light wheat color with a light orange-yellow hue when poured. Head was thin and white. Aroma was filled with spice and citrus, which was also in the taste. Taste overall was a bit watery, but good overall. There are better witbiers out there, but you can't go wrong with this, probably a good starter beer as well.

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

This beer seems to exist to prove the point that the big boys COULD brew a halfway decent beer IF they choose to do so. Its a rather innoffensive little Wit, perfect for a hot day of grilling out on the deck...

Appearance is well above the macrobrew average, with actual color and a bit of haze in a - hold on to your hats, unfiltered macro brew! Little smell comes through, but notes of fruit pop now and again. Taste is acceptable, this is clearly not a style-defining or bursting Belgian Wit, but it is recognizable. The relatively high score is a nod to it's coors heritage - I want to try to encourage adolph to brew more beers like this and fewer like Aspen. Beer is easily drinkable, due to it's lack of agressive traits. One could easily drink several in a sitting, if only the taste provided some justification to such behavior.

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Photo of theo871
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This brew surprised me. I bought it knowing full well it is a coors product. This meant I was expecting very little. Well I was pleasantly surprised by this brew. A great summertime brew while barbecuing. Believe it or not I would buy this one again! Shame that Coors cant make their other products like this!

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Photo of Jeff_ODell
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Poured cloudy orange-yellow into a weizen glass. The thin white head quickly disappeared and left little lacing.

Smelled of orange and spicy coriander, hint of malt underneath.

Taste followed the nose on this one.

A clean mouthfeel, just what you would expect from a witbier. The carbonation is pretty heavy, making it more bubbly than anticipated, however.

Overall, a very drinkable beer. Can be a good introduction to unfiltered beers or witbier, or a good choice if macros are the only things available.

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Photo of Timby007
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%

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

First time I've seen this in cans. Best by Sept 2010.

Pours a cloudy yellow orange with a solid 1 finger head of foam and some good lacing.

A strong but nice aroma of coriander and oranges with wheat ones. A good nose.

The taste is big on the coriander, lesser so with the oranges except in the finish. Light clove with a tiny hint of banana but I'm not too sure about the latter. Decent tasting.

Light bodied bordering at times on medium with the carbonation fairly low.

Drinkability? I drink this on occasion but it isn't one for me to session on. Decent drinkability.

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

Hmmm, you know, I've tried several Belgian Whites, and I think this is going to be one of my favorites, especially considering the price. Not my favorite style, but for what it is, I really quite like it. It's got a citrus smell, and a citrus, orangey taste. It's a bit sweet, but not so bad that it leaves you thirsty. Several people say they can smell and/or taste hops, but I don't. The citrus and orange covers it up for me if it's there. All in all, a nice white, and very drinkable.

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

A - 1/2" off white head full of big bubbles. Hazy, golden-yellow color. Head recedes rapidly to a cap. No lace.

S - Delicate sour aroma. Hefe-style aroma.

T - Wheat. Banana. Grainy flavor (oats??). Not the most complex Belgian White, but not bad either.

M - Very full mouthfeel on entry. Medium carbonation.

D - Pretty drinkable and refreshing. Decent stab at a Belgian White.

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Photo of micmillon18
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a weizen. No born on date. They call the can their "Brewmaster's Can." Would a brew master actually prefer to put his creation in an aluminum can?

A - Pours a orange-yellow color with a thin white head that dissipates very quickly. I will say that it's a pretty, hazy color.

S - Coriander, orange peel, citrus. Not an over powering scent but its there.

T - Coriander, wheat and citrus are prevalent. Cloves are also there. Its somewhat bready at the end. However, the taste is thin in comparison to other wits.

M - Smooth and carbonated.

D - Very easy to drink and could definitely have another. However, the quality is lacking and for the price tag I wouldn't say its totally worth it. I could find better wits elsewhere that are worth the price. Overall not a bad wit but there are better ones out there whose quality equals their cost.

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Photo of MicTar
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Nice crisp citrus taste. Great for hot days

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

Photo of Sara24
3.42/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of fr0wn3r
3.42/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Samp01
3.42/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy gold/orange with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus and lemon peel, some light hints of bannana, some sweet maltiness and light wheat notes. Taste is same as aroma. Palate is light to med body with nice carbonation and crisp mouthfeel. Finishes with some citrus flavors light sweet malt ending with some slight nutty notes. Overall a nice refreshing and easy drinking belgian.

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Photo of cunning_stunt
3.42/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LouAleHead
3.42/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigDRS
3.42/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Color is a hazy light orange with very little head. No lacing to speak of on this one.

S - The nose is probably the most impressive thing about this beer. There's a bit of yeastiness that comes through along with some sweetness, citrus notes, and wheat. There is a complexity to the smell that is impressive, especially for a mass produced BMC product.

T & M - Very smooth and crisp. Wheat and citrus flavors are prominent. Coriander and orange peel flavors can be picked out quite easily. This is quite drinkable - ABV is low and carbonation levels are high making the beer go down really easy.

O - This beer can be enjoyable on a hot summer day or a quality choice when you're at Applebees/Chili's/Whatever and Blue Moon is the only beer offered besides basic BMC brews. Otherwise there are plenty of beers I'd rather crack open before this one.

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Photo of Groomsy
3.42/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a tall pilsner glass, I think this was a 23 oz. pour. I promptly removed the orange slice...

Appearance: Poured an almost opaque and cloudy golden/orange with a frothy one-finger head which dissipated to a light film and outer ring of foam. Very little lacing present, but plenty of strong carbonation bubbles consistently rise to the top of the beer. Eventually what you look at in the glass is just a goopy orange liquid, but it has a very nice unfiltered look and looks good in a tall pilsner glass.

Smell: Lots of citrus and orange peel, mostly. Very interesting and "springy," I guess. This smells like a good summer beer. A little bit of sweetness from the malt as well as some spiciness from the hops used in the beer as well as some hints of fresh wheat. It's a little tame and watered-down, but not bad by any means.

Taste: Citrus and orange flavors are what predominate in the beginning of the taste, followed by a sweep of wheat flavors and some mild spice from the hops used. Interesting, tangy, and very appropriate for bringing in the warmer seasons of the year, but I can't help but to feel like this is a watered-down version of a true witbier. It has a slightly "macro" aftertaste (you know what I mean), which bears evidence of its ownership by Coors, but it's not as nearly as pronounced as other beers they've produced.

Mouthfeel: Lots of carbonation prickles the tongue as the beer goes down and leaves a satisfying and drying finish, although the macro characteristics of the aftertaste also create a slightly foamy sensation in the mouth. Pretty average mouthfeel on the light side, but it's still crisp and snappy.

Drinkability: Eh, it's not bad. Not something that I would make a staple in my fridge, but it has some pretty interesting flavor to keep bringing me back.

This was my gateway beer, and I'm not ashamed to say that. This is by far the best offering that Coors has, and although I won't buy it on a regular basis, it's a decent effort to get the macro drinker to explore other styles, even if the advertising is rather deceitful.

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Photo of BrewThru_29
3.42/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pretty much the go-to when there's no craft drafts.

Looks great.

Smells Iike oranges.

Tastes like yeasty oranges.

Pretty smooth mouth feel.

Very drinkable. Not something I go out of my way for but a solid choice when there's nothing good available.

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Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.42/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fabiand
3.42/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
3.4 out of 5 based on 6,935 ratings.
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