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:
Also know as Belgian Moon in Alberta & British Columbia

Added by kbub6f on 08-15-2001

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2.95/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Consumed 4/20/12

Appearance: Pours a hazy, yet mostly clear pale, golden orange - fizzy white head to start, fades quickly and leaves very little lacing

Smell: Pretty mild, but features some typical witbier aromas, like lemon and wheat - some orange, and a hint of spices (like clove), but this is really fruit-forward - some pale malts underneath, and something that reminds me of sweet corn

Taste: Mild and inoffensive, with a lot of fruity sweetness - orange peel, lemon, and some sweetness from the malts, including some sweet wheat (like, wheat sprinkled with sugar) - a very mild bitterness - some spices, peppery - malts are pretty bland, pale with something that tastes like corn (I might be crazy)

Mouthfeel: Medium body, smooth, and somehow both overly effervescent and sticky - doesn't make sense, but this is how it feels on my tongue, a bit cloying

Overall: Easy to hate, but easy to drink

This is a very average witbier, with "average" not implying that it is bad. It's definitely drinkable. Obviously Blue Moon gets some (and deserves some) criticism for hiding the fact that it is a Coors product, but this beer is not awful. At the very least, it may inspire some segment of the population to seek out other witbiers and other styles.

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Photo of MaximalC
3.52/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours murky yellow with moderate white head. Aroma is of wheat, coriander, and orange--pretty much what the bottle promised. Flavor matches the aroma, with coriander taking the lead. Obligatory yeast character is there as well, along with some bitterness that sneaks in on the back end. The mouthfeel is a little thin, though the prickly carbonation manages to mask it until the finish. I'm a fan of strong carbonation, but this is almost too much. The flavors, while vibrant, become cloying with time. Definitely more of a sipping beer than something I would imbibe with gusto.

A decent witbier, if something of a caricature of the style. This was a beer that was, back in the day, one of my first divergences from your generic mass-marketed schlock, so I salute it in that regard. It still makes a serviceable fallback if nothing more appealing is around.

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Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
3.4 out of 5 based on 6,958 ratings.
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