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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 vladdswrath
2.91/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours like cloudy apple cider with a tiny and quickly vanishing head. Smell is sweet and yeasty. Taste is vaguely citrus and mostly biscuit, but overall it's quite mild. Mouthfeel is extremely thin, yet somehow manages some creaminess through the carbonation.

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Photo of BeerBobber
3.86/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy golden color with a frothy white head. Big chunks of particulate matter found floating through the powerful carbonation bubbles.

Smells of citrus and white bread.

Taste was a wheat bread, biscuit taste mixed with citrus notes and some spices like coriander coming through in the background.

Mouth feel was leaning toward medium with a nice wet finish.

Overall this was a good wit that placed above others and below others for me. That being said I would place this on a regular order list and I am very happy with another nice offering from the Coors Brewing Company.

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Photo of DaveBar
3.49/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased a 24pk at the duty free in Buffalo MI. Served at 5deg C in a tulip.

A- Opens well and pours a 1" high white head that lasts for nearly 4mins before film out. Medium gold colour and unfiltered

S- Nice coriander. Some malt.

T- Thin. Missing that Belgium style white flavor completely. Just a shill of a wheat brew. Guess the proper ingredients in the proper proportions are too expensive for this mass producer. This must be what happens when the bean counters get too involved in a brewery.

M- Thin and watery

O- Ok at best. Just not even the same ball park as a Blanche De Chambly or Hoegaarden. It must be the mass producing philosophy keeping this one down...... profit, profit, profit, flavor be damned.

Food Pairing

This ok brew went ok with....... BBQ mild sausage with mild yellow mustard and fried sauerkraut.


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Photo of Docksidebars
3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An amazing gateway beer. For me it was a transitional beer to even better craft. It should never be dismissed as a typical macro beer product. Smooth and all around easy going beer

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Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.26/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A classic. The appearance is hazy as all get-out, but the bold (but artificially strong) orange peel on the nose and tongue, backed by sweet bready grains, is as easily enjoyable as anything. As insulting as it is to call this superficial beer Belgian in style, it's equally as insulting to dismiss it as a bad beer altogether.

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Photo of ClarkWoods555
3.98/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I love this beer. It's Orange Soda Beer. I drink it all the time.

However, it helped me learn about other Witbiers', so it's served its purpose.

Coors makes this, their beer is atrocious, but they have a diamond here in a sea of garbage.

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Photo of mkh012
3.82/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Ah, Blue Moon Belgian White. The bridge to craft beer for many, myself included, that people love to hate. I wonder, if this exact same product was put out by Hill Farmstead or Russian River, would it have higher scores? I could care less that this is a mass-produced Coors product. It succeeds, as far as I'm concerned, as a mass-market witbier.

Pours an inviting cloudy orange, smell is very mild -- yeasty, wheaty, and citric. The taste is milky, smooth, orange-dominant, very mild and easy-drinking. Clean aftertaste. Creamy mouth-feel. Pretty clearly not at the level of Hoegaarden, Allagash, or St. Bernardus, but better than a lot of small-batch American wits I've tried.

A solid choice when your options are limited. On tap practically everywhere and better than any American adjunct lager.

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Photo of jopezu
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

pours a hazy peach with a medium head that poofs. nose; belgian yeast, very mild cilantro & extremely mild tangerine pulp. taste; heavy crackery wheat malt, mild coriander, very mild tangerine pulp & zest. medium carbonation & mouthfeel. everything here besides the single-pitch lager profile is very mild - all of the ingredients listed on the bottle show up in trace amounts. no (easily) discernible hops. it's easy to see why an orange slice is encouraged as a garnish/additive. although there's nothing readily bad here, you easily get the feeling of drinking empty calories. i need my sinning to be more indulgent.

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Photo of Samlover55
2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

bb 3/4/16
12oz bttle poured into pilsner style glass
L- murky orange in color thin white head dissipates immediately
S- oranges, a little bit of spice
T- starts off with zesty orange burst, lingers a dull yeasty taste, finishes with slight white peppery feel
F- medium bodied with nice seltzer like carbo, creamy feel as well
O- put me on the Anti-BM bandwagon, while i used to belong to the "who cares who makes it" group. Belgian White is definitely not a quality beer

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Photo of Wer34truh
3.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A hazy golden color, with a almost non-existent head, with below average lacing.

Smells of wheat, with notes of citrus and overall sweetness.

Taste is similar to smell. Although, I also detected bananas and various subtle spices, most prominently, coriander.

Mouthfeel is light and very drinkable. Carbonation is high, yet does not detract from the taste.

Yeah, yeah. I know this is a big macro beer, and by extension, the scourge of the earth. Yet, this is very tolerable, despite its simplicity.

I understand why BA's might be skeptical over the big macros buying up small craft breweries, but I don't see any harm whatsoever in offshots such as Blue Moon who try to do something different, albeit perhaps not excellently so.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours very cloudy orange color with white head that completely goes away no lacing.

Smell some yeast maybe cinnamon and some coriander other spices and wheat.

Taste yeast and wheat some spices

Feel light bodied and smooth

Overall I really did not care for this much probably will not have it again.

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Photo of colbyjackcheese
3.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Hazy golden yellow
S: Wheat and malt
T: Also wheat and malt
F: Smooth. Well carbonated.
O: Goes well with an orange slice. Nice beer to relax and enjoy on a warm day.

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Photo of Cheesy_McDuck
4.19/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A staple, a delicious beer that for me really introduced the introduction of orange flavor into a beer, in this case into a wheat beer. I love that coors is getting into a "crafty" beer, I remember rafting down the river that fed the coors brewery, and the water tastes amazingly like craft beer!

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Photo of Bunman3
3.08/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I ordered a pint of this during a flight delayed afternoon. I had run through my usual local choices and remembered that I had not tried this beer for a long time. It is much as I remember - decent looking, with whiffs of orange and coriander. Overall, it's not a terrible beer. It was refreshing for a poolside sip, but I certainly won't go out of my way to track it down again!

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Photo of BrokenEdge
2.87/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This was one of the first beers I ever had and I remember thinking "if this is what beer's like, I don't get the big deal." Since then, I've had much better and much worse. My most recent experience: Decent appearance, a hazy yellowish color with a small head that dissipated quickly and didn't leave any lacing. Smell and taste are both mostly wheaty with a faint orangeness. Pretty thin feel. Overall, it's kind of a weak, mild beer that's lacking in flavor, but not so bad I'll refuse to drink it. I wish they would embrace the citrus and add more of an orange or lemon flavor.

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Photo of Parmesan
3.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L: Cloudy orange color with a small fluffy white head.

S: Orange and a lot of wheat, very little hop character.

T: Citrus and orangey, with a strong wheat taste on the back end. Very little hop character.

F: Very easy drinking light body and pretty smooth.

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Photo of beersday
2.35/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I learned a long time ago that if you've got to add a slice of fruit to a beer, like a like to Corona, there is already something wrong with it. There is no exception to that rule here. Truly Coors and truly uninspired

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Photo of drlambert
4.33/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

As solid a witbier as anyone could ever hope to find at any given place. It smells like heaven in a bottle and the taste (wheaty, citrusy) has that special savory way about it that leaves you wanting more. None of the flavors is too terribly in-your-face; it's an understated beer that's not meant to be reviewed or analyzed so much as it is to enjoy. It's that rare macrobrew that appeals just as much to refined beer snobs as it does to the frat kids. You could pick up a six-pack of Blue Moom and spend an evening writing an essay about out, or you could just have a taste and say "Damn, that's a f***ing good beer.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.09/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a fluted pilsner glass.

Look: Murky, hazy sunburnt yellow with a foamy white cap that retains well. Nice lines of lacing remain.

Aroma: Malty sweetness mixed with faint spiciness. A little bit of a wet cardboard aroma and metallic notes linger.

Taste: Smooth and malty to begin, then slightly citric. Unidentified spices linger throughout. Coriander is very subtle but more noticeable in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, creamy.

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Photo of chinchill
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap served in a pint glass.

Appearance: hazy amber with a very durable white head that leaves decent lacing.

Aroma: average or better for style. This arrived with an orange clice on the glass, so the citrus coponent may be artificially raised

Flavor: mild and tame even for style. Refreshing and lightly fruity.

Feel: not bad and well carbonated but a bit watery

O: easy drinking with no significant flaws excepting mediocre aroma and the quantity of flavor.

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Photo of Kevin_Langford
3.52/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is not a bad beer at all. It's lighter than my normal preference but is not lacking in flavor. They did a solid job in bringing a lot of great qualities together in a glass. It's smooth down to the last drop, the aftertaste is not unpleasant, and it leaves you wanting a little bit more, which is always a good thing. Great job in this one!

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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 jancona
3.71/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not the most mature tasting white out there but not entirely bad. You do get nice hints of coriander though the orange gets to be a bit much - not orange peel like you would want but more like orange flavoring. Also some hints of what tastes like lager yeast as it warms.

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Photo of DirtyMikeandTheBoys
3.8/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden straw color with a nice thick white head. A bit of cream in the taste but not overly sweet. A good average Belgian white but not the best. Big brewery craft beer if you would call it. Good in summer or winter. Average.

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Photo of jstrickler278
4.3/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a beautiful looking beer that smells great! Highly recommended to be poured into a glass that has been in the freezer with a slice of Orange. This beer has a nice ABV, not too strong and leaves a citrus flavor on your tongue.

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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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