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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:
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Reviews: 1,626 | Ratings: 6,773
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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Photo of johnchen1229
3.89/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark yellow, pretty much urine-like yellow. Nice bubbly lace.

S: A hint of floweriness and citrus. No alcohol notes.

T: Excellent! Refreshing, no alcohol or bitterness whatsoever. A crisp sweet undertone with lots of malty grainy goodness. Ends with notes of cereal.

M: Carbonated, but not overly so. Dissipates into easily drinkable mouthful.

Overall: This is one of my favorites at this price point! This is something I would buy a 6-pack of just to enjoy over time.

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

Poured into a wiezen glass

Appearance: A nice cloudy orangish haze, brown undertone that does not intrude on the glowing effect of this beer in the glass. Nice head as well.

Smell: Citrusy up front, maybe a little roasty and some nice malt character as well. Hard to get any hop cents but I get the impression that they are there, just well disguised.

Taste: A really good wheat ale, the citrus is not to overpowering and it has a nice full body. Right away I can tell why this has become so popular. Very flavorful and very refreshing, something that is hard to pull off.

Mouthfeel: The beer has a very nice texture, smooth and a little bit of bite from the carbonation.

Overall: This is a very good beer, made better by the fact that you can get it almost anywhere. I feel like it is given some poor reviews due to the fact it is made by Coors. Who says they can't make a good beer? I was very impressed and am not surprised that it is so popular, it has good flavor and the reinforcement of a large corporation.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.89/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My first attempt in not drinking a straight BMC lager and to ths day this beer still impresses me. One of the best Wit's I've had and even though its mass produced it still tastes great every time I have it. I love seeing my friends transitioning towards beers like this which have 10 X the taste of Bud or Bud Light.

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Photo of zerofear13
3.89/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pretty much available anywhere. I’m pretty amazed that they pack 12 cases, because for a quality product, you don’t usually see more than 6, but then again it is Coors Brewing Co. Attractive bottle and a cloudy, murky color with nice head. The smell is big on citrus and light on hops, and that will be very apparent and reaffirmed upon the first sip. Light, smooth ale with pretty strong citrus hints. Light, but leaves a pretty sticky taste in your mouth after a while. Overall, I could easily drink these all night. Compared to the other widely available beers, this beer is the king.

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Photo of generallee
3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Blue Moon pours yellow orange and hazy. A thick and creamy smooth head forms which leaves behind some lacing that slowly slides down the sides of the glass. The texture is smooth and a little oily. Its aroma is light with orange and wheat notes. The favor is a nice mix of sweet orange peel, coriander and wheat malts. The finish is wheaty and a little dry. Blue Moon is very refreshing and drinkable. I like to enjoy it with a slice of orange. [orange slice was not used for review]

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had one of these in a tall weizen glass, they stuck an orange slice in there, removed it immediately, but the effect was hard to shake. I smelled orange notes the whole beer through, perhaps some of the oils clinging to the glass?

Nice hazy color, no head, light crown of bubbles. Aroma is, well, mostly orange, some yeast in the background. Tastes wonderfully spicy and fruity, orange up front, turning slightly tart/sour towards the end. Bottom of the glass tastes more of lemon. Mouthfeel is a little heavier for a Wit than I would have expected, but not bad. Though I would generally drink this style in the summer, I actually think I would prefer this in a cooler environment where it's bigger body would be a better fit. However, on any given summer's day, I'd be good for one. Coor's best offering, IMO.

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Photo of djura
3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Tick white creamy head. Pale unclear, light orange color.
S - Banana, grape..
T/M - Drinkable, medium carbonated. Citrus, clove, banana, creamy.

O - Sweet and drinkable, smooth.

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Photo of IMincedTheKing
3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden orange with little head.

Smells pleasant, dominated by spice and orange.

A mild tasting witbier that's bready and spicy with orange and a touch of yeast character. The worst part is, right out of the bottle, it's prickly and way too fizzy, though it has adequate body. Given a bit of time, it does settle down.

While it's not spectacular, this is a moderately refreshing, sessionable choice that rivals Hoegaarden if I want a low-priced wit.

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Photo of Damian
3.91/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank on-tap at The Pig's Eye Pub, Hartford, CT

Poured a cloudy, straw yellow-amber with no head but rather a bubbly, bright white, disappointingly thin film of lace.

The aroma was sweet, fruity, and beautifully aromatic. Orange peel and coriander were immediately noticeable along with subtle spices and a crisp wheatiness.

The taste was crisp, clean and refreshing. Some malty creaminess was noticeable up front before a strong, sour lemon flavor took over. A crisp, slightly astringent wheat smack appeared on the back end and carried into the semi-dry, wheaty finish. A noticeable dank flavor also came through on the finish, yet this quickly gave way to a pleasantly sweet, resonating aftertaste.

Mouthfeel was medium/thin with a lively effervescence.

Overall, I was rather impressed with this beer. Light, refreshing and flavorful, it would be a perfect drink for a warm summer day.

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Photo of Manosbeeroffate
3.91/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hard to believe this is from Coors (Molson, whoever) Pours a hazy orange color, smells sweet in a way almost sugary. Tastes better though, sweet orange, banana, a little bit yogurty too but not too much and it balances out well. Better mouthfeel than most macros. Overall this is pretty good. In some ways it seems a little too much not like a beer but it is really nice to drink anyway. Worth checking out.

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Photo of TheRealBigC
3.91/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think some beer snobs are quick to dismiss Blue Moon because it's a mass market, Coors brew. However, on tap I find it to be a flavorful beer that stands out in the witbier crowd. That extra orange flavor is really great and is definitely aided by adding some fresh squeezed orange. It works in the winter as well as the summer. Out of the bottle I'm less than impressed for some reason or another. The spices get in the way of the smoothness.

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Photo of Stubbie1
3.92/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This Whitbier pours a bit more orange hue to it than the normal golden or bright yellow color that seems to be the norm for this type of brew. There is a thick head present after the pour but quickly reduces to nothing in a blink of an eye. The aroma is a bit malt and yeast and citrus with hints of spices mixed in. It seems to be more of an orange citrus aroma than a lemon, interesting. The taste begins with a sweet malt start; a slight mixture of spices jump in and then again, more of an orange flavor then a lemon. It is finished of slightly bitter yeast taste. Overall, This beer is very drinkable and goes down smooth. Coors eh?

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Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
3.4 out of 5 based on 6,773 ratings.
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