Blue Moon Belgian White | Coors Brewing Company

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78
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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:
6,960
Reviews:
1,656
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
18.53%
 
 
Wants:
123
Gots:
2,426
For Trade:
1
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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of PawG
3.79/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flek
3.69/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alphakitty
3.28/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jtw5877
3.8/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy yellow with a white hea. Tastes like a lighter belgian beer, clove/banana spicy flavors, yet not at the intensity of a real belgian beer. This is a great gateway beer. It may be a spawn of a macro. But I like it.

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Photo of bassmantin
3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a bright orange/yellow with a nice white head. Had this on tap at Hoosier Bar and Grill in Ellettsville, IN.

This is becoming a standard "good" beer. A bit disappointing that people love this one so much, but it's not bad, and better that they like this than BMC.

Smell is sweet, with notes of orange. Taste is a bit artificial with all the orange. Certainly not as bad as Leinie Sunset Fruity Pebbles, but it's still a bit forces. The oranges in the glass are a nice gimmick but totally unnecessary.

Overall, a fun beer that's a nice sideshow during a summer get-together.

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Photo of MarkSCCOT
3.14/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I have been hearing a great deal of this beer, especially right after Hoegarden is mentioned. Since I enjoy Hoeegarden as a session beer (recently have seen it everywhere), I decided I would try this beer. Call me the ultimate snob, but I was put off when I saw it was a screwcap. It had an umimpressive head and the taste was less impressive than Hoegarden. Not a great beer.

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Photo of Homerbag
3.28/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap in pint. Foamy head without a lot of retention, cloudy orange body.

Smell is little weak. Corriander is prevalent, as is the orange peel. Taste is corriander punch in the mouth. Orange peel, some spice, and a little hop bite are a distant second after the corriander. Feel is a bit more creamy than you would expect.

This is true to style, but does not have anything that is memoriable. A nice direction from the macros and not a bad beer. It compliments a meal very good and is easy to drink. There are far better wits out there, but this is still worth a try.

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Photo of Buschyfor3
3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

16oz draft specials at the Dutch Tavern in Louisville, KY.

A: Cloudy orange amber body with some golden highlights flashing through when held to light; the head is white, sticky and about a finger in depth.

S: Notes of sweet citrus fruitiness mixed with some light spiciness from coriander and cloves. Also that familiar musky wheat husk aroma is in the mix. This glass was served with the typicial orange slice on the rim which likely accentuates the citrus notes in the beer, making the orange/tangerine aromas seem more prominent in the overall profile. Without the fresh orange slice on the rim, it seems like the nose is more muted - the fresh orange definitely improves the overall aroma, but that's peripheral to the beer itself.

T: Not bad with a good blend of citrus notes mingling with light, crisp wheat flavors and a dash of clove like spices. Flavors are light and crisp and fairly refreshing. Finish brings out more wheat-like flavors and just some residual, rind-like citrus notes that linger on the tongue.

M: Medium carbonation keeps this beer feeling lively on the palate; crisp all around.

D: Not hard to finish off a 16oz glass as the flavors are light and the alcohol is non-existent. Not the best witbier out there, but definitely not a bad alternative, especially since this beer can be found at any number of restaurants and dive bars

Decent for a macro witbier. Again, not the best by any means, but I'll settle for one at a restaurant or bar when nothing else looks good on the tap/bottle list.

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Photo of tubacharlie
3.62/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The hazy, pale honey-yellow beer is capped by a large white head with decent retention, but little lacing. After a few sips, only a very thin ring remains.

Fruity, citrus aroma with a hint of peppery spice is detected.

A background of mineral water flavors the brew, with a somewhat weak grain bill and mild hops rounding it out. Muted peppery notes and citrus peel accents can be found amidst the fizzy, slightly over carbonated mouthful.

For a macro product, it is not too bad a copy of a good Belgian white, like Blanche de Bruxelles, but does not quite measure up to their standard.

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Photo of maviola
4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of Lane_in_ID
3.32/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of dillon_1005
3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of BostonJustin
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Photchkiss
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Photo of sopor
3.14/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is my roomates favorite, and so I figured I might as well give it the rundown. In my mind it is a very americanized belgian-style pale wheat ale. not exactly a true Witbier. A good one when nothing better is available, or if you have to share with somebody whos not big into craft brews. I'm actually a little suprised by how the beer hed up to a rating.

Hazy pale straw with a cap of white active head that retains well in a pint glass (not so well in a chalice) as a thin film. Looks pretty belgian-style. Buttery bread adn yeast with a hint of fruit and spcie in the nose.

More buttery bready and yeast, and maybe coconut? More subdued in tase than smell with some spicy fruitiness that is kind of watery and not sweet but not dry. Mor complex than I expected, but still "safe" and subtle. Light body, to the point of almost being watery, and active but no foaming carbonation.

Very drinkable, as it is safe enough to appeal to the masses. I won't mind drinking these in the future, although it will likely be a last resort beer when there is nothing better to hvae. It won't satisfy a craving for belgian0-style beer either.

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Photo of ommegoose
3.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pint glass from 12 oz. bottle, ungarnished.

The color is fine for a wit. A little more orange and less "white", but the amount of haze is okay. Consistent enough, no sediment. The head was frothy but short, and it didn't hold too long or lace.

A lot of orange in the nose. Some vanilla. Spices aren't too prominent. It's a pretty bold aroma for a mainstream offering.

The orange peel and coriander really dominate, and the malt and yeast character is a bit too muted. Finishes with a big dose of coriander. No real hop character, but that's no big deal. Starts out tasting pretty good, but it gets kind of boring in a hurry. Sort of a empty finish.

Very smooth feel. Creamy and soft, likely aided by oats. I see people drinking out of the bottle, and I'm sure they're losing out on this element if they do.

Really quaffable. Aided by the fact that this is on the simple side. Not a hard beer to have several of in a sitting. Sneaky 5.4% at that. For a craft style from a BMC, this is pretty good.

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Photo of jhtipton
4.1/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased overseas at the Post exchange. Not to be a snob, but I consider this a decent intro beer to the microbrew scene. I poured it into a pilsner glass and garnished with an orange as per the instruction on the bottle. We had some pancit, lumpia, and pasta salad to accompany the beer and it went well.

Appearance: nice and cloudy with a rich white head.
Smell: citrusy, with a hint or orange (must have been the garmish)
taste: Once again, citrusy
Mouthfeel: full bodied for a white bier
Drinkability: potential for session beer.

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of gmcsierra91
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
3.4 out of 5 based on 6,960 ratings.
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