Blue Moon Belgian White | Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Colorado, United States
millercoors.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:
#44,542
Reviews:
1,685
Ratings:
7,185
pDev:
18.48%
Bros Score:
3.65
 
 
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129
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1/5  rDev -70.7%

Photo of dougbassett
2.5/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

One of the "1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die" -- #13 of the ones I've reviewed here.

This beer clearly has its fans -- just take a look at some of the reviews here -- but I don't get it. Pours a dark golden yellow which isn't unappealing by itself, but doesn't seem to suit the style (which is presumably a Belgian Wit, which is presumably lighter.) The head vanishes very quickly. Nose of cooked grain, a little citrus, a little corn/fritos, maybe a touch of spice but that's stretching it -- really not much more than say a Yuengling with some lemon juice in it.

Mouthfeel is odd, rather thick and gummy to my taste. Not much by way of flavor, does have a sharp finish that isn't unpleasant but I can't taste much of anything in the beer itself, certainly nothing I'd normally associate with a Belgian White.

Best described as a Belgian Wit made by a company that never actually tried one -- just read a little bit about them in other books. Like if the Cold War was going on and Romania tried to brew one, based soley on reputation and what they could discover in libraries. It's kiinndda in the style, but it's a really bad stab at it.

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of baseball636
3.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nomomentwasted
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had this out of a bottle last night at a party. About as good as you can do when you don't bring your own beer, and I was almost surprised to see something this "nice" there.

Appearance: Pours an orange-yellow hue that has a very frothy, white head, but low body yields hardly any lacing whatsoever.

Smell: Strange. Touch of citrus with almost a sour not to it as well. Clove, alspice, and orange are there with light hoppy texture, but nothing too appealing about it, as there was a slightly metallic back-end as well.

Taste: Slight sourness accompanies a spiced-orange taste that the metallic nature only sort-of faded from. Spice is mild but present, with the wheat character just poking through, but it's very mild in general. Nothing really all that much more pulls me in, it's just light and is what it is and ain't what it ain't.

Mouthfeel: Average. Macro-style overcarbonation and with hints of sourness and little bitterness. Not awful, just not great.

Drinkability: I mean, it's not hard to drink a lot of this. It's light, and on a hot day with some food, it's easy to go down. Even though it was another scorcher last night, can't say this really hit the spot, either. It's a macro beer in a nice dress, with a bit more character than Coors, however. I really do find this to be transition beer, as those who order and buy it tend to think they want something more than BMC, but don't really know where to go from there. For that, I've respected Blue Moon and salute it for what it is, it's just really not something I'd ever pick to buy as a mainstay to the fridge.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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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  rDev -12%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of Ohiolager
3.12/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Blue Moon Belgian White 16 oz can $1.79(OH)

16 oz can poured into a stemless white wine glass. Drink before date printed on the bottom.

Pours a hazy orange with slight amber tones. A little more than a two finger head, that leaves very little lacing. The head don't last too long either. A small froth remains on the surface.

The smell is that of a spicy orange with hints of cinnamon. The coriander (cilantro) smell is dominate here.

The taste is dominated by coriander (cilantro), with after tones of wheat, oranges and cinnamon.

Mouth feel is decent. a medium body brew, good carbonation. too many bubbles would ruin this. Its leaves your mouth spicy and wanting more. Not dry nor bitter. After a while the spices may get old or displeasing, so not a session beer in my opinion.

Overall a great twist on a witbier, if you like spices coriander mainly. I do wish the coriander was more subtle, letting the wheat and orange notes shine through. But not bad at all. I've had this brew several times and will again. It's just so easy to find and when you are looking in a cooler at a gas station and see nothing else, its worth grabbing.

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2.6/5  rDev -23.8%

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3.19/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of livingregret
3.37/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Serving Type: On-tap at the Olive Garden. Enjoyed 22oz

Appearance: Poured a cloudy orange w/ a lovely one finger head. Plenty of carbonation kept ample lacing the whole time while drink. Very nice

Smell: I really got nothing here. A very light wheat....that's about it.

Taste/Mouthfeel: This beer REALLY reminded me of a overly carbonated hefe. Big sweet burst of fruit(banana's)followed by a crisp feel that cleanses the palate and leaves a faint taste lingering on the middle of your tongue. A touch of citric comes through the more you drink it but the carbonation really cleanses the mouth and removes much of the good taste.

Drinkability: It's enjoyalbe...I'd enjoy another one. A lot like a hefe

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 7,185 ratings