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 Backer2004
3.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Always a favorite to recommend to others not so inclined to trying out non-light beers, especially with that orange slice. This has been my final beer of the night choice, especially if I've had some heavier nut browns or porters earlier. Hazy appearance will never be my personal choice, but it is a belgian style wheat. Nothing too special about the smell or mouthfeel, but no issues with these characteristics either. Can drink this wheat all evening. Plus, Blue Moon is available more and more at nearby restauarants and is always a good option.

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Photo of flaminghomer
3.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this beer pours cloudy light brownish-yellow. the head is about a half inch think with fairly large bubbles. it soon vanishes into nothingness. just about nothing sticks to the side of the glass after taking a few drinks.

after the first drink, a lemony tartness is the first thing that comes to mind. i have heard talk of the spices used in this beer, do to my inexperience at disecting smells and taste i cannot say exactly what i am tasting, but it is definately spiced. it is good if you are looking for a change but can't stomach a sickly sweet desert beer.

it tastes a bit watered down, but i think this helps with its drinkability.

this is a great summer beer.

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Photo of mtnbikerpa
3.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pillowing, fluffy head. I had no orange to garnish my glass with so I did feel a bit let down. Strong scents of orange and also some sugar cookie scents. Taste has an orange like flavor a bit dry on the finish. Mouthfeel is nice and solid. This beer is very refreshing in the summer and is a good one to look for at most bars as an alternative to most BMC stuff. Overall the drinkable nature is great.

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Photo of vladimerjr
3.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I did not like this beer the first time I had it. It has grown on me though.

Looks light and cloudy and is best served cold with an orange in my opinion. it brings out the citrus a little more which makes it overpower the sweetness a little bit.

Pours easy and goes down easy not a whole lot of substance. Widely available at many bars and distributers makes it more of a beer of choice than it should be at times, but never a bad choice.

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Photo of polyester
3.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Short and sweet review: For a big macro brew, this is actually pretty good. It's not going to hold a candle to some brewed-by-monks authentic Belgian white or some hard to find local microbrew, but compared to the generic corn-flavored water you normally get from Coors/Bud/whomever it's a pleasant surprise.

Lately this has become my go to beer of choice in big chain restaurants with meager beer selections, for exactly that reason.

Easy to drink, pretty well balanced, not too heavy, and keeps me from having to drink Bud Lite (or, heaven forbid, go without). That's worth a point or two right there.

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Photo of PorterPro125
3.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Blue moon finally came to Canada under the alias "Belgian Moon". Ordered an 18 oz glass (served with a slice of orange) at La Cage in Montreal. Nothing special, just a great tasting wheat beer. Similar to Shock Top but with less of a citrus punch

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Photo of abarquerov
3.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Very cloudy orange gold. 1cm head that went away pretty quick.

S: Smells like a Hefeweizen plus the spices and orange. These are subtle, making it interesting and appealing.

T: Again, a Hefeweizen with the freshness of the orange+coriander. The aftertaste is bitter enough to notice it. It does have a flavor that reminds me of oats.

F: Very subtle carbonation. It is good but maybe too subtle. It feels creamy and fresh.

Overall, and interesting beer. I will definitely grab another one soon.

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Photo of Oxymoron
3.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I caught you standing alone. Poured a hazy hefe-yellow color. Helped a little bit with a half swirl pour. Decent head but quickly hides to the edge of the glass

The smell is mostly citrus orange peel. Some wheaty notes and a like pepper aroma. Lighter malts are notable in the background. Some hints of Belgian yeast but mostly clean.

The taste is more along a fruity wit. A good wheat flavor up front with a non-discript malty note that lingers into the finish. A good citrus taste throughout the taste. A finish with a slight peppery taste. Not much of yeast and very smooth to drink. The body is light and very easy to drink.

The body is moderate, a touch sweet for style. Carbonation is good. Overall a bit fruity for style but still good.

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Photo of Walsar
3.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A very refreshing brew - had it with a slice of orange. It is a very carbonated beer - Freshness date said Jun04 so I was afraid I had purchase some old beer - but alas I read the coors website and that means June 4th - all dates are a Sunday so you know that means the beer is fresh until June 4, 2006 (182 day shelf life) I think they could have made the whole freshness date issue a bit less confusing.

I think this will be my lawnmover beer of choice this summer.

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Photo of ElGuapo
3.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a cloudy pour extremely light golden. and it smells like fruit loops.

this was an interesting brew. it had a mouthfeel that was truly unique. it kind of fizzled. it was smooth and a little sweet and wheaty. i liked this one, and i will add some more when i figure out exactly what is going on with this strange brew

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Photo of SIRIUS2
3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a pint glass producing an abundant white head, quickly giving way to just a thin white ring. No real lacing to note. The color is kinda cool with a hazy bright yellow.

S: There is something sharp in the nose, not necessarily bad but it is something different than you might find in other beers. It's sort of citrus in nature but not in the way you might describe hops.

T: Rather smooth with a light but sharp lemony citrus flavor. There is a light flavor of spice too, perhaps coriander or something similar. Initially finishes quick with a bit of hop bite in the aftertaste but there is a minor residual sweetness that hangs around a bit longer.

M&D: The carbonation is relatively light but enough to be spry on the tongue and that certainly adds additional character to the citrus and spice flavor.

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Photo of sammy44
3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorites. On tap at Beauregard's on University Blvd in Huntsville. Poured a nice cloudy orange color with a white head. Smell of orange and spices and a taste to match. Really smooth and velvety with just the right amount of carbonation. Very drinkable.

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Photo of bditty187
3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is very smooth, kind of creamy... easy to drink. It pours a creamy/pale-yellow with an adequate white head that looks good in your glass. BMBW slides over your tongue stimulating your taste buds with a citrusy mixture...

One of the better Whites, not the best either. It is the most mainstream.

The taste is a bit artificial at times and that can limit the number of them you'd drink in one setting. My ranking on this beer has dropped as I have found better versions of this style but it is a good specimen to introduce a leery drinker.

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Photo of AEK
3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into a Hoegaarden Witbier glass.
Coors take on a Belgian Witbier.

A. Cloudy ginger coloured with a white, loosely formed bubbly head that reduced to a thin covering on top of the beer.

S. Pepper and citrus with a hint of spiciness.

T. Peppery, citrusy, a slight orange taste along with a trace of some butteriness.

M. Medium bodied.

D. A good American version of a spiced Belgian Witbier. A lack of curacao in the taste leaves me preferring Hoegaarden's witbier.

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Photo of Murph
3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, bright orangey gold with a head that shrinks but lasts all the way down the glass. Smell is faint citric (lemon). The flavor is of light citrusy lemon and almost imperceptible coriander. The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth and the brew is very drinkable. I know this beer takes a lot of bashing here but I like it. I relate it to something like the Sam Adams Weiss. It isn't really right for the attampted style but it is a better than average tasting, highly drinkable brew. I find it is great for warm weather session drinking.

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Photo of tzieser
3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

served from a 12 oz bottle poured into a glass

a- very cloudy pale golden color with a very nice amount of sediment. decent head that dissipates to a lacey ring around the glass.

s- citrus and wheat, not much else.

t- very nice orange taste with a smooth wheat finish. i love the taste.

m- smooth and silky. nothing harsh.

d- i've had this both from the keg at a keg party and out of the bottle and i can drink these all night

overall, definatly one of the better beers i've had, especially for being made by coors.

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Photo of pokesbeerdude
3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Notes

A: Poured a hazy gold/amber color with a thin white head, about half an inch that quickly reduced to not much. 4.0

S: Wheat malts are really present, faint detection of hops, different orange and citrus flavors also pop out. 3.5

T: Tangy and malty from the wheat malts, malt is very nice, lots of sweet flavors interact as well, no detectable hops, very bready. In all a very tasty beer. 4.0

M: Crisp and thin, goes down very easily. 4.0

D: Not the best witbier I've ever had, but definitely tasty, one of my favorite session beers when on tap as well. 4.0

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Photo of lastnightintown2
3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

At first, this beer strikes me as quite sweet and has a very clean finish. This may seem odd, but the smell kinda reminds me of cheese for whatever reason, mixed with the smell of a very sweet drink of some sort. This beer is different. It kinda like someone took a Sam Adams Boston Lager and poured sweet tea into it. As odd as all that may sound, I find it to be quite good and something I would enjoy to drink more of. Very smooth and pretty damn tasty. Cheers.

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Photo of lpayette
3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy orange yellow with bright white head, which has some ability to stick to the glass. Smells of citrus. Lots of carbonation- so much so that I noticed the yeast particles in this beer having a hard time settling down as they were in a constant state of cycling down mid-glass only to be brough back up by bubbles. Has a creamy cheese taste to it that I haven't experienced in any other beer. One of the first non-macro beers I tried and it was one influence in opening my eyes to other styles of beer, so for that I am greatful.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Rated without an orange in the glass

A – Deep orange apricot. Pours a foamy, pure white head with great retention and nice lace.

S – Sweet orange marmalade, lemon zest, and a nice bready wheat. Touch of gingerbread cookie.

T – Biscuity malt throught. The center is loaded with orange and a honey-like sweetness. The sweetness is a little too much, but it manages to pull up just shy of syrupy. Light orange pith bitter on the backend.

M – Super smooth, almost silky. Shade under carbonated.

O – Could use a bit more brightness up front (although I guess that’s why they drop a citrus slice in the glass… still would have liked to have seen it in the beer and not in the adjunct), and balanced a shade too sweet. Overall though, I have to say that it was better than I expected when I sat down to rate the glass.

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Photo of Wetpaperbag
3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a definite old standby when going to the run of the mill bars. Even in the store it is usually at a pretty good price, especially with the hop shortage.

A- Cloudy golden yellow, minimal head with the pour.

S- Good smell, nice sweet aroma.

T- Nice buttery taste, with good wheat flavors. It isn't bitter or heavy. The beer is light and not heavy as one would think.

M- Good mouthfeel easy to drink, carbination is very light and not overwhelming.

D- Easy to drink, good go-to beer when going to parties. Coors did good with this one.

If you get a chance order up an eclipse. Its like a black and tan but with Blue moon and Guinness. Very tasty!

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Photo of chefhatt
3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When i poured this beer into a pint glass it has a very thin white head that went away very quickly and the body is a golden orange color. The aroma is light and citrus. The taste is like the smell of citrus and taste some wheat, and some spice on the back of the tongue. It has a average mouth feel and i think it is drinkable anytime of the year.

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Photo of mk3
3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Though not a big fan of Witbier, I actually kind of like it and during the summer will go through a few 6 packs.

I pour it into an average pilsener style glass and it has a cloudy golden color with a very white one finger head that disappears quickly.

It has that "sourish" smell that the style usually has.

Despite the sour smell, the beer doesn't taste as sour as the smell would have you believe.

This beer will always have a place in my fridge.(it's also my Brothers favorite beer)

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Photo of KiltedCulinarian
3.89/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy orange colour, and served with an orange slice on the rim. This was indicative of the flavour, but added a pulpy texture to the beer that was unusual. The head was slight and fast, with almost non-existant lacing. Very citrusy, both on the nose and the tongue. Overall a nice beer, representative of the style. I was very surprised to learn it was produced by a Coor's company.

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Photo of Mistofminn
3.89/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy orange color. Off white head

S - Some fruit smell going on here, definitely orange and maybe some apple?

T - Sweet taste, citrus from the orange and a sweet aftertaste.

M - Smooth and thicker than I antisipated. Overall I was impressed. Medium carbonation

D - I didn't expect it to be too drinkable, but I was kindly mistaken. It was easier and more pleasant to drink than I anticipated. Overall a very good choice!

Note: I've also had this out of a bottle. While still impressive, on tap is definitely the way to go (in my opinion). But still, when given the choice of many brews or this out of a bottle, I'll take a Blue Moon any day.

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Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
3.4 out of 5 based on 6,861 ratings.
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