Blue Moon Belgian White | Coors Brewing Company

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78
okay
6,981 Ratings
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83
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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
Ratings:
6,981
Reviews:
1,659
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
18.53%
 
 
Wants:
124
Gots:
2,442
For Trade:
1
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Photo of bmurray10
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Beernoobie
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of DMarlinJ
3.41/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Strix
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Smells nice, with citrus and coriander.

The taste is a coriander bomb, however. Some citrus in the background, but too sweet for me.

Mouthfeel about average.

While the taste on this was okay, I felt it was too sweet for me to enjoy. Not enough backbone and way overboard on the spices.

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Photo of MaxOhle
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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 Gaddabble
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Cavanaghty
3.61/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got on tap in a pint and served with a slice of orange.

Appearance: Cloudy Orange color with what I would decribe as a white pulp(even though it is not a pulp). Head was good about two fingers and went away quickly, did not note any lacing on the glass, there was not much room left at the top if the pint for the head of the beer.

Smell: Light smell of wheat and hops. Not overpowering at all.

Mouthfell/Taste: Suprising well balanced and medium bodied based on the appearance of the beer. Good wheat flavors with of course citrus from the orange slice.

Overall: A rather enjoyable beer, I can see why I have so many friends that call this beer their favorite.

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Photo of zenithberwyn
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Icemann383
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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

Photo of stirgy
3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured out a hazy and very pale straw yellow color. The thin foamy head faded quick and left nothing. Highly carbonated without anything really discernable in the aroma except for a slight sour yeastiness. The flavor is light and overall pretty bland. Some sweet and sour wheat malt flavor. Very light and really not a bad offering from a big brewer. I like this beer. A Belgium White that isn’t “In your face”, but is quite drinkable.

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Photo of pperez38
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of brutalist
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Pecan
1.75/5  rDev -48.5%

Photo of let8it8grow
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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 Murrhey
3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

10-16-11 poured 12 oz bottle into Pilsner glass.

A beer I've had many times, I was excited to try it again for the sake of reviewing, even though I wasn't as fond of it as many of my beer drinking buddies.

A: It poured a swirling cloudy-orange, nearly opaque. Half a finger head, little disappointed with that, it may have been the glassware I poured it into however.

S: Spicy smell with distinct acridity and citrus tones. I see why people pair this with orange slices. Very pleasant, if strong, aroma.

T: Tastes much like it smells, citrus and brewing spices come to fruition on my tongue.

M: The feel matches, much more than other white beers I've had, the taste and smell nearly perfectly. The best quality of this beer.

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Photo of Winter
2.03/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Almost the color of orange juice in appearance with a fluffy white head that retreats after a few minutes. Light aroma of wheat and I could barely detect any spices. Mouthfeel is thin with some crispness on the edges. Taste leans toward the sweet side with some wheat flavor in addition to a touch of citrus (orange). Lacks the overall flavoring of coriander, orange peel and spice along with the crispness that a good wit should have. With other better options like Lakefront White and Allagash White, in addition to others Blue Moon is something I probably won't choose again.

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Photo of valianes
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of cmwilliq
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of marburg
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Blue Moon is confused. It's trying to be a Belgian White, but it's feeling the pull of it's less flavorful Coors' cousins. Or something like that. I've had this beer dozens of times -- including long before I was into beer in any sort of meaningful way. So I hope no one thinks I'm playing some sort of elitist anti-macro game by saying that. But really, for a beer of this style, the flavor just isn't there.

Poured a hazy light orange-yellow -- something like a field of wheat at sunset and from afar. Almost no head which probably didn't help the fairly anemic aroma. It tastes fine -- just not 100% up to par with the style. There are but minor hints of lemon zest and perhaps coriander. But that exceedingly spiced citrus note just isn't there. I think perhaps more wheat than citrus? Anyhow, it goes down very easily, and it's by no means terrible. I've had it many times before, and I'm sure I'll have it again.

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Photo of FadetoBock
2.25/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of riversider76
3.72/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a good beer. Nice refreshing taste. Has a bit of a fruity flavor,but not overwelming.. Great color,and the head lasts just long enough. I bought just one bottle of this to give it a try.I was expecting less,but was fairly impressed. Not bad for a Coors product !


Next time I'll try a six pack,or maybe a twelve!!

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Photo of tjsdomer2
3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Blue Moon has a dark orange/gold color. Only a little bit of foam. There is less foam if you put an orange slice in the beer (which I only sometimes will do). Overall, a very pleasing appearance that changes shades with the light. Definitely looks like a wheat beer.

Smell: Good smell...orange zest and spices (nutmeg? cinnamon? coriander?) give it a nice bite. Fairly complex.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Again, tastes basically light orange-ey citrus. Heavily and nicely spiced. Definitely a smooth beer since the carbonation does not overwhelm. Maybe a bit too bitter for my liking.

Drinkability: Smoothness makes this very easy to drink, but it can be a bit thick.

Overall: Great, easy-to-find beer. A good staple wheat beer. Orange slice doesn't actually add much other than to appearance...it can actually make the beer a bit bitter and flat.

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Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
3.4 out of 5 based on 6,981 ratings.
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