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
Ranking:
#42,846
Reviews:
1,664
Ratings:
7,051
pDev:
18.48%
Bros Score:
3.65
 
 
Wants:
125
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Ratings: 7,051 |  Reviews: 1,664
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of superspak
3.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 7/11/2016. Pours very hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with decent retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Good appearance. Aromas of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, coriander, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, biscuit, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant around with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, orange peel, pear, apple, coriander, clove, light banana/bubblegum, wheat, biscuit, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Minimal herbal/spice bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange, pear, apple, coriander, wheat, biscuit, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and bready malt flavors; with a good malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.4%. Overall this is a good witbier. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and bready malt flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of largadeer
3.37/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Opaque milky yellow, lots of suspended sediment. Pours with an enormous three finger head that falls surprisingly fast, with no stickage whatsoever. Odd.

Smell: Spice-heavy and somewhat sweet. Orange, clove, coriander. Not bad, a little sweet for the style.

Taste & mouthfeel: Creamy and sweet, medium in body and pleasantly spiced. Very yeasty, with notes of banana bread becoming more prominent as it warms. Not a hint of bitterness, nor any dryness in the finish; this is fairly flatline and a bit too sweet for the style, though it's inoffensive overall. I can see this being a decent gateway beer.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of mothman
3.6/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into Town Hall Weizen glass

Pours 1 finger of creamy white head. Fairly good retention, but no lace. Color is a very hazed dull orange sunset. A ton of carbonation bubbles rush to the top.

Aroma: Very crisp spices, orange peel, coriander, cloves, wheat.

Taste: Well, the spices hit up front nice right away, but then they fade instantly. The orange peel and coriander are good for about a second before they fade. Then it is just a dull wheat flavor finishing through.

Mouthfeel: Extremely crisp, a little bit smooth, and slightly refreshing. Light to medium bodied with a high amount of carbonation. Ends with sticky bland aftertaste.

Overall, this beer isn't all that bad. I like the spices up front but not how they die of so quick. I can see myself drinking this in the right place and time. Not something I would obviously seek out though. It is somewhat drinkable, but way too over-carbonated for me

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.97/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A hazy orange body is topped by a good-sized creamy white head that drops shortly but maintains a thin surface covering and leaves nice sheets of temporal lace with each sip. The bouquet is interestingly floral. Orange peel is obvious in the nose, but appears more softly lemony than orangeish. There's a very mild touch of soft coriander as well, and some gentle yeastiness. The body is medium although it appears slightly fuller due to it's smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Just as the spice is obvious in the nose, so it is in the flavor with gentle coriander and mild orange peel wrapped in lush, sweet malt. Throughout the glass the dull yeastiness develops on the palate, and some additional peppery spiciness evolves. Not a bad beer at all! It seems a bit fluffy (maybe I should say obtuse?) in comparison to most of the versions I've had from Belgium, but it's not overly done. It's flavorful, just lacking in complexity. There are better domestically brewed witbier's available, but this will do nicely in a pinch.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.46/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy medium straw yellow in color with some orange highlights and moderate to heavy amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall dense light off-white head that slowly reduces to thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a medium sized thick patch and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to heavy amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of wheat and some lighter notes of orange citrus.

T: Similar to the smell, the taste of the beer has moderate wheat flavors with some lighter notes of orange. Very light notes of spices in the finish.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Very subtle hints of dryness in the finish.

O: Extremely easy to drink and sessionable - this is a great gateway beer for introducing folks to a different style than BMC American Adjunct Lagers. Enjoyable and refreshing.

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Photo of chinchill
3.13/5  rDev -8.2%
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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3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-tap at The Abbey in Providence, RI, served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light orange/amber color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves very little lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of lemon mostly, along clove spice, some wheat & yeast, very little hops.

T: The taste is fruity and spicy with flavors of lemon, orange & clove. There’s a mild wheat flavor in the background. The malt character is very thin and there is very little hop presence.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium-to-heavy carbonation, clean finish.

D: A little tasty, goes down ok, not very filling, it’s not a bad beer and it’s a heck of a lot better on-tap that it is from the bottle. Although I would drink this over a regular macro, it definitely wouldn’t be something I would go with if I had my mind set on drinking a Witbier.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.6/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've never seen this beer in the Houston area so I just had to pick it up while in San Antonio. Belgian White's appearance is a hazy golden orange with a nice foamy head. The aroma is of wheat with a zesty lemon smell. Taste is similar to the aroma, wheat with a lemon taste. The mouthfeel is crisp and assertive. Drinkability is very good. A rare beer by one of the big 3 that I recommend to all.

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Photo of Thorpe429
2.9/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Served in a pilsner glass. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a very murky apricot-orange color. White head and a bit of lacing. Too murky as it is completely opaque and full of haze. Nose is light orange citrus with a tad bit of spicing and a bit of light wheat. Taste is wheat, orange, and sugar; definitely quite a bit cloying, which carries over into the feel. Drinks well enough, but this is a surprisingly heavy witbier.

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3.03/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of vfgccp
3.88/5  rDev +13.8%
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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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Rifugium
2.38/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

First had: ?

A: Hazy golden color, moderate white head. Typically served with an orange wedge.

S: Citrus and coriander. Slight chemically aroma.

T: Citrusy tones, with a bitter wheat bite.

M: Light body, a bit crisp, but somewhat watered down.

D: Not a great beer, but pretty easily drinkable.

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2/5  rDev -41.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -12%

Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 7,051 ratings
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