Blue Moon Belgian White | Coors Brewing Company

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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
Reviews:
1,639
Ratings:
6,844
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
18.53%
 
 
Wants:
122
Gots:
2,308
For Trade:
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Reviews: 1,639 | Ratings: 6,844
Photo of Everydayoff
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

355ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

Cloudy golden orange in color, it tops with thick frothy white head that stays with pretty good retention before subsiding to a long-lasting bubble film atop and leaving minimal trail of lace.

In a nose, clove spice, coriander, orange peel, citrus, dry hay, sweet bubblegum and bready malt.

The taste is straightforward Wit with notes of clove spice, coriander, orange peel, citrus, hay, sweet and bready malt. Hop bitterness is typically very low.

Light to medium body with some good crisp and some lively carbonation, refreshing, finish is dry.

Decent and true to the style Wit, it is easy to drink but just typical one.

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Photo of matcris
3.41/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A very hazy orange with a quickly fading white head. Loads of bubbles streaming up the glass. No lacing down the glass. The aroma is faint. Orange peel, lemon, coriander, bread dough. The taste is bready, orange/citrus, overall sweet, but not cloying. The feel is above average carbonation, medium thin body, a little sticky up front, but, dry on the finish. Pretty good summertime brew.

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Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
3.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Ah, Blue Moon. The most loved and hated of witbiers. I've had this many times, but not reviewed it.

L: Beautiful, hazy golden orange with a thin foamy head. Mostly dies away after a minute, but a thin ring remains that leaves a ring of lacing down the glass. Looks like pulpy orange juice.

S: Orange peel. Sweet but watery orange flavor, like orange drink or Sunny D instead of actual orange juice. Hints of coriander, graininess and crackery malt.

T: Follows the nose. A little bitter orange peel sharpness, a lightly sweet orange flavor like watered down orange juice or orange drink. A bit bland, but refreshing. Crackery, grainy malts, with faint coriander spice. Finishes lightly dry, but the sweetness slowly builds on you after a couple. Sticky orange flavor remains in the mouth.

F: The lighter side of medium, but feels pillowy in the middle. A little watery near the finish, but it's not unpleasant.

O: Not too bad. Certainly not worthy of derision. One of Coors' best products, and I will still defend it in lieu of better beers. Yes, there are much better witbiers, but this is heads and shoulders above most BMC products.

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Photo of Kelby777
4.2/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This might be a good beer to have once a blue moon. I first had this at an Applebees in a large pilsner glass...

Appearance - This beer has a very distinct cloudy yellow-orange to it. It resembles orange juice.

Smell - Very good notes of orange peel.

Taste - Orange peel... it is delightful and not too over-powering. I would rate it a five if the bitter bite was soon taken over by more sweetness. But overall, not a bad taste.

Mouthfeel - Very easy to guzzle! Kind of a watery feel to it, with a pleasant orange peel bite to cleverly hide any alcohol taste.

Overall - For a beer being ABV 5.4, it is really easy going. I have a feeling I will be having these more than just once a blue moon.

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Photo of Stratomaster
4.09/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz pour into a pint glass. Golden-orange pour with around a centimeter head. Smells of wheat with light citrus notes. Initial taste is wheat, citrus comes out in the aftertaste. Garnishes well with an orange. Feel is great... goes down smooth and pleasantly. Great beer for meals or just drinking! It is one of my favorite beers!

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Photo of coobiej
2.76/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had this last night, my first "real beer." As much as I wanted to like it I just couldn't get into it although I've never had a beer that I've enjoyed. Definitely much better than your typical Bud, Miller, or Coors light, but definitely not something I'd come back to either.

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Photo of beerguy04
3.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a golden orange with a finger of white head. Smells of orange and lime. Tastes is the same as the smell. It's not to sweet, more of a fruity bitterness. Mouthfeel is a little on the watery side though. Overall, a good beer choice at bars with not many beer options.

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Photo of JackRWatkins
1.93/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

A: quickly dissipating, soapy, sudsy head, hazy orange gold, I prefer my wit's to be more of a pale yellow
S: a bit of citrus, a tad metallic, hint of wheat
T: overly yeasty, not very crisp, tastes basically like a wit, has a bready sweetness that I don't like
M: manages to be sharp without being crisp
O: it's okay, it's not very good, but it's better than bud (most things are), I don't care for it and would never in a million years buy it (this bottle was brought over by someone else) but shit, you could do worse

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Photo of MinerBob
4.67/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My favorite beer. It is a good session beer the flavor never gets old or overbearing. Orange citrus flavor and smooth. Can't wait to try a lot of the more complex beers on this site.

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Photo of Travis_B93
2.19/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Color isnt awful but it looks cloudy to me.. the smell leads you to think its going to be pretty decent yet is definitely a let down to me. Doesnt live up to the hype..

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Photo of acmurphy696
3.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer looks and smells the part, but the taste is stunningly underwhelming. It's as if someone wanted to come up with a beverage that looked like a craft beer and had decided that no one would notice that it didn't taste like one, and they're probably right.

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Photo of gandres
2.96/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Twist cap 12 ounce bottle poured to glass
pale light amber liquid, big white foam dissipates quickly but lingers, hazy
Nose: not a lot, aroma of cinnamon
low bitterness tart
lively carbonation
Good beer, ok to repeat but not look for BA RB
Drank: November 24, 2016 9:33 PM

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Photo of TerryMills
2.51/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle poured into a globe glass.

Look is golden orange like you took a light american lager and poured orange juice in it.. Unfiltered as a wheat beer should be.

Smell is too much orange for me , it doesn't get easier after a few, it gets worse.

Taste is actually pretty decent compared to the smell , not too orange of a flavor .. Little bit of sourness but not much hops bitterness.

Feel is full bodied, the mouth feel is one of the most positive aspects of this beer, it's not watery at all.

Overall I would drink one here and there but it's not sessionable to me so I wouldn't buy a 6-12 pack of this.

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Photo of Cburnette23
3.69/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

This beer? Descent. Nothing more. Tastes a bit like pissy, carbonated orange juice. The more of this you drink, the better it starts to taste, though. The thing about this beer - and ESPECIALLY if you really enjoy this beer, is that the Boulevard Brewing Company's 'Long Strange Tripel' does EVERYTHING this beer tries to do, but actually does it to perfection. Go get THAT beer, especially if you really enjoy this one. It's got the orange/citrus flavor, but the Long Strange Tripel is SO much better 'blended' and smoother. This is a bit odd-tasting, but not terrible by any means. Not fantastic this one, but also not remotely the worst beer I've had. I'd almost rather drink this than some of the over-priced 'belgians' from Leffe and some companies that are vastly overpriced and marketed to the point of nausea.

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Photo of DTAHoek
3.98/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My favorite beer to drink when at the bar or with a group of people. Perfect for BBQs. It has a much more relaxing flavor that most mainstream American beers. This has quickly become one of my favorites.

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Photo of JakeScully
3.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

An okay witbier which I purchased in a store here. Poured into a teku. Since this is from coors brewing I wasnt expecting much and was gladly surprised. Not even that expensive. Might buy again if available.

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Photo of sokol_1993
2.74/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Look: bright yellow with a large amount of head. Quite a good one for a witbier.
Smell:
Taste: Not that sweet at all. Quite bitter from the orange peel and the hop, which, unfortunately lingered around instead of the malt sweetness.

An okay interpretation of the classic Belgian style, but nothing special. Mediocre.

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Photo of MoohMooh
3.05/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy amber with one finger head, no lacing whatsoever. Smells of banana and orange, some lemon and bread. Taste is pretty faint; orange but not much, some lemon. It's sweet, slightly bitter, slightly spicy. Moutfeel is kinda watery and super smooth, almost no carbonation. Easy drinking.

This isn't terrible by any means, but it's really bland.

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Photo of RickyBobbysDad
5/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had to review this. Blue moon got me started on venturing into the craft beer world. I have tried many witbiers, and contrary to a lot of opinions here, this beer is awesome. Still my favorite. If you haven't tried one, do yourself a favor. You won't be disappointed.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.12/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I can't complain about the appearance, it does look good, plenty of yellow haze and a full inch of white head. Aroma kicks some mild coriander and lemon notes, along with a very minor wheat profile.

Taste is wheaty and citrus. Chewy and chalky at the same time. Its not my cup of tea, but I can see why it is one of the best selling beers out there. Not bitter, not hoppy, not heavy.

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Photo of tekstr1der
4.14/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Despite its origin, I really enjoy this stuff. Pours a hazy golden with a finger of white foam that clings. Aroma is bread, bubble gum, and orange yeastiness. Flavor follows closely. Very balanced with just a bit rough in the finish.

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Photo of Pmicdee
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is new to Canada and here this is known as Belgian Moon for some reason. Same can. Not as sweet and wheatie as other wheat beers. Cloudy appearance. Overall a little weak in the taste department.

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Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
2.68/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Look: Opaque, cloudy, orange yellow with a two finger satin white head. No lacing, no retention.

Aroma: Weak. Smells like raw dough. The coriander and orange peel come through in a very soapy, oily way. Faintest notion of caramel malt.

Taste: Bland, but not bad. Vague cinnamon spices upfront along with some notes of coriander and orange rind. A caramel malt sweetness creeps in mid palate with notes of yeast and bananas. Floral on the finish.

Feel: Mid-Heavy body with low carbonation. Very sweet. Dry and spicy.

Overall: I'm not the biggest fan of Blue Moon... I find the spices they use unpalatably abrasive and the sweet orange and malt combination to be cloying. I'll give it some credit, I can see how people could enjoy this, especially in the winter, but overall I find this beer mediocre at best.

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Photo of Guppy314
3.37/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From a bottle, pours a cloudy deep gold/orange with an off-white head that leaves nothing behind once it dissipates. Aroma of indistinct citrus with a bit of yeast. Flavor is a pronounced orange that has some spice flavor like perhaps cloves. Good carbonation and a medium sort of body.

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Photo of Alexc11
3.93/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good all around wheat ale beer. Cloudy golden color with generous foam. Pretty much dominated by citrus overtone and goes down smoothly with little hop or bitter taste. I like a little stronger finishing to my beer but at least this one had a decent flavor to make up for it. Easy beer to drink. If you come across it in the stores or restaurant give it a whirl.

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Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
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