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

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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.
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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Photo of Nimbus_
3.01/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Look: A hazy orange color. A decent finger of white, foamy head.

Smell: Not very strong smelling. Mostly just wheat and citrus. It's not bad, but it's not anything special or interesting either.

Taste: Loads of citrusy orange flavor. There is a wheaty malt taste too, but it's subtly in the background and more near the finish that anything else. The orange is the main flavor here.

Feel: A pretty refreshing, crisp beer. Not dry at all. A good amount of carbonation, which I usually don't like, but it works for this particular beer.

Overall: This is usually my go-to beer if I need something that will be widely available or if I'm out at a restaurant that doesn't have a huge beer selection. This beer is usually on the menu, and it's a reliable for those purposes. Otherwise, I wouldn't drink this very much given a larger selection of brews.

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Photo of kevofficiel
3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Blue Moon Belgian White from Molson Coors compagny.

Look: Cloudy, gold and orange color. Finger of white head that disappear quite quickly.

Smell, Citrus, malt, corn?

Taste: Citrus, orange, malt, coriander, goes down really easily

Feel: Very refreshing for a 5,4% but you taste the adjunct at the end, but after a minute you taste back the citrus notes.

So overall would I recomend it ? For sure, this is my go to beer. I would pick this over bud or coors.

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Photo of Xamonline
3.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle purchased in MI
poured in pilsner glass

golden orange and hazy
little lacing
little head that dissipates quickly
small fast bubbles rising

little bit of citrus and little else

slightly bitter with bitter aftertaste

crisp when colder and then somewhat chewy as it warms up
decent carbonation

was actually much better when it was cold and crisp; didn't have the quality of aroma and flavor to drink well when warmed up a bit; the bitterness was off-putting and the aftertaste just made it last longer; i didn't drink it with lemon or citrus but it would have been better for it.

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Photo of the_awesometeer
3.94/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The beer is pale and so hazy it is practically opaque. This bottle had no head and what little white head it had it disappeared very quickly but does have a ring of fast rising bubbles from the carbonation. Never noticed this before but I smelled alcohol. I get a big whiff of orange, citrus, spice, and wheat and sort of an onion like smell. The beer has an average finish and carbonation level. It also felt a little sticky. The beer taste of a orange and citrus flavor and a strong wheat flavor. No real bitterness or noticeable hops and a slight sweetness.

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Photo of Richwright22
4.35/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I know that craft beer aficionados are supposed to look down their notes at "corporate" beers, but Blue Moon really is pretty decent. I challenge any Wit-lover to taste-test Blue Moon against three or four other bottled Wits and tell me it's not right up there. Yes, some Wits on tap, brewed on-site, can be fresher and zestier, but how many of us live within easy distance of those fine establishments. For those of us who have to spend most of their time actually at work rather than chasing down the latest seasonal, a glass of Blue Moon from the fridge is not a bad deal. Good color in the glass, decent aroma, very drinkable. Thank you Coors for making a good Wit accessible to the common man.

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Photo of gshak
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A very passable Belgian white, that hits all the right notes of clove, banana and esters. I only wish that the establishments that serve this beer on draft, save their fruits for some other purpose instead of dropping it in the beer. A very pleasant and easy drinking beer that I wouldn't mind having time and again.

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