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

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Blue Moon Belgian WhiteBlue Moon Belgian White
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Colorado, United States
millercoors.com

Style: Belgian 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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#41,402
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7,323
pDev:
18.48%
 
 
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Photo of watermelonman
2.03/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

This poured to a dark straw color that doesn't look so great. The head was unimpressive to begin with, shrank to nothing, and left no lace.

The smell consists entirely of a coriander and citrus, and it's not very appealing at all. The taste is more acceptable, but too sweet and zesty. The flavors here are fairly plain and overdone. The mouthfeel is fine, but the drinkability takes big hit for the simple fact that it just isn't very appealing.

On it's own this is a reasonable alternative to bad beer, but it falls flat for the style.

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Photo of Ricochet
3.51/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

When I first bought this in a growler from a Louisville KY beer store, I had no idea it was made by Coors. Back then, not being a BA but having discovered micros, if I'd known it was from Coors, I probably would have ignored this beer. I remembered the biggest impression of this beer was the buttery quality of it, unlike anything I'd had to that point. Maybe that was because it was from a keg....

A: Very cloudy, light orange , slight carbs and little head.

S: Fruity note, hint of a buttery scent, mostly a wheat smell.

M: A lot more spirited that I remember , it did have a small bit of the buttery finish at the end. More welcome from the bottle.

T: As a wheat, this is very good. Because I haven't reviewed witbeer before , I'll just go with my impressions. Why have I been shunning this beer? Just like JWD's Pale, this is pretty tasty, and definately better than standard Coors fare. Very citrus flavored, perhaps more of a lemon taste that a Hefe. Alcohol was there, but barely tasted. Good balance, a great summer taste.

Drinkability: I'm glad I tried this one again. From the bottle it was better than from the tap, and a lively beer and a good summer taste. Because this is more available, I could see buying this for daytime cookouts. Good wheat.

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Photo of Gritsak
3.86/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- hazy orange with a white head. head sticks around but doesnt lace at all.

S- sweet fruity smell.

T- very fruity flavor with a tiny hint of hops at the finish. banana and malt are the most noticable

M- nice feel to this beer. not to watery but not thick. mild carbonation

D- very easy to drink and smooth taste make this pretty high

overall- i was suprised with this since it comes from the same people that make coors. very smooth and crisp taste. easy to find and worth a try.

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Photo of thechaacster
3.98/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very cloudy gold/orange with a modest fluffy white head that sticks around for a few minutes. If you add a slice of orange you can expect the head to drop as if it was a Coca-Cola, but the orange is far from necessary. Smell is pleasing but by no means complex.

Lots of sweetness from the wheat, orange peel, and coriander. A bit of spicy character and a nice smooth mouthfeel. Finish is comparatively dry. Regarding the obligatory orange slice, I think Blue Moon has plenty of citrus character as it is, and the orange slice will kill the head quickly, so I usually pass. But if you have a sweet tooth (as I am known to) then go for it.

Being that Blue Moon is available on tap at basically every bar I've gone to lately, and given its extremely easy drinkability, it's become my "go-to" beer when nothing else really interests me. This is a beer I could drink all night.

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Photo of bceaglejoe
3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: Poured a hazy orange-yellow color, with a white finger-thick head that had pretty good retention. This beer certainly was cloudy, as is expected with the style. The scent was of faint orange and coriander, as well as a little bit of lemon. It was a very sweet aroma. It wasn't strong enough, however, to get above the score it received.

Tasting: Sweet malt and citric notes hit the front of the tongue, followed by a somewhat satisfying middle of lemony tart and malt flavor. It seemed like a slightly lighter version of the style, without as much full character as other Witbiers. It was not as good as it warmed within my mouth. It sure did quench my thirst, however. It was very drinkable.

Notes: I'm glad to see Coors branching out a bit to this style. It's not the best Witbier, but it certainly is more adventurous than some of the other offerings of the Big Three. A pleasant surprise.

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Photo of jdm
4.19/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

1.5 finger head that dissipates quickly. pale yellow with chill haze expected from un-filtered wheat beer. citrus and spiciness to the nose. smells great. malt sweetness ansd hop bittering very balanced. dry finish. smells get even better as beer warms. blue moon rocks. oh yeah, i'm not so fond of coors either, but this definitely is not a coors lite. if they marketed this beer with scantily clad fine chicks it could become my favorite.

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Photo of ITK4ever
4.04/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Good summer beer. I keep this stocked for my neighbor. He drinks it with an orange slice. Cloudy yellow witbier color, nice fruity and clovy aroma. Minimal head, avg lacing. Taste is refreshing, nothing strong. Good "lawnmower" quality. I never thought I'd say this...but not bad for a Coors product. Worth a try.

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

Pours a hazy pale yellow body, with a frothy white head. Aroma of cloves, citrus and lemon. Light bodied, smooth mouthfeel. Taste of cloves, some spice, some tartness and ends dry. A pretty good product from Coors. Has ok flavour, easy drinking and a decent wit when nothing else is around.

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Photo of KoG
3.23/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy yellow with some very faint orange. Decent head that stays a bit and leaves a small amount of lacing and a small ring of pillowy head on the surface.

Smell is not super powerful. Light and refreshing with a grain base and slight citric notes.

Taste is sweet, sweeter than many Witbiers anyway. Grain and what seems like candy suger evident with a light hop bitterness. A bit too sweet for the other flavors but still balanced.

Not bad, I seem to remember liking this more before I started in on other great Witbiers.

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Photo of AlexJ
2.95/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

An old stand by when nothing else is available(and when it's on sale for $5 a sixer at Lowe's Foods).

An agressive pour yields a hazy amber yellow beer topped with a fluffy, loose white head of medium large bubbles. Head is short lived and leaves not a trace of lace.

Smell is dominated by sugary sweet orange and spice tones followed by a hint of lemon and buttery wheat. Too sweet and lacking in depth and complexity.

Flavor is citrus sweet with cinnamon, clove, and corriander. It almost tastes like an orange creamsicle. A little character from the unmalted wheat comes through on the finish, but it is too little, too late. Too sweet and unbalanced. The orange flavor almost has to be artificial, is it?

Big bubbles of quickly dyeing carbonation land to a flat mouthfeel supported by a light, watery body. In spite of all it's shortcomings, it is still easy to drink, almost like soda. 5$ a sixer...good for budget drinking or for cooling off on a hot day. I can hardly even compare it to Troublette or Ommegang Witte.

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Photo of redmosquito
3.51/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served a translucent yellow with a thin white head and an orange slice, the orange is nice for appearance, but I decided to remove it. A really soft and sweet aroma, slight citrus and even slighter spice. The flavor was sweet and slightly spicey, with strong malt flavors. The body was good, the beer smooth, but it seemed to be a little light on the carbonation, perhaps due to the slice of orange. Overall a good beer, but I’d rather have an Oberon, a Whitsun, or a Zoomer Wit.

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Photo of kbnooshay
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I know everyone on here loves hoegaarden, but to me that was really dissapointing. This is hell of a lot more refreshing. It smells so nice and sweet, wheatey and fruity. The head is gorgeous and it looks great. It is carbonated and very hazy. It tastes great, really refreshing too. The spices are interesting. Wheaty and sweet. The mouthfeel is smooth and medium bodied. Very drinkable.

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

This was a lot better than I would have thought it to be. I like the label; think it's a really nice package. However, the thought of American made 'knock-off' Belgian white ale just doesn't sound appealing to me. I am, however, very glad I gave it a go. Its smell is a bit musty with a hint of fruit and some faint malt. The taste is a little sweet but not very strong. I'd say pleasantly sweet, and with a touch of hops, too. It's quite cloudy and yellowy - orange in colour. It's quite smooth and very easy to drink. A wonderful brew for the warmer weather!!

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Photo of riversider76
3.72/5  rDev +9.1%
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 RedLion
3.6/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Cloudy, orangy color. Served on draft by someone who didn't believe in head. No lacing left on the glass.

Smell: Nothing detected.

Taste: Lemony, malty, wheaty. Good. Even my wife liked it.

Mouthfeel: Pleasant

Drinkability: Decent. I wouldn't make a habit of drinking this, but it'll be a nice alternative.

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Photo of karst
3.02/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Two pint glasses for price of one at Ground Round. Thin film and collar supported by beading - heads never made it to the table from the tap.

Unfiltered turbid pale apricot color. The citrus, and spice, witbier aroma got my taste buds salvating.

I hung the lemon wedge alongside of another on the second glass. Belgium yeast and lactic acid contribute to the aroma.

According to "Sky and Telescope"*, the traditional definition of a Blue Moon is the third Full Moon in a season which has four Full Moons. Compilers of almanacs such as the Maine Farmer's Almanac would use a coloured symbol to denote this third Full Moon, hence the name.

Starts with fruit taste , looses interest with a thin mouthfeel and water middle although helped by a supporting CO2 texture and some tartness (carbondated water) ending with lactic acid and dry pucker on the back of the tongue and esophagus. Hops lost in this lactic aftertaste.

Mostly clean tasting spicey fruit flavors keep you drinking it. But each mouthful gives the same old same old disappointing thought of some other more desirable Belgium beers. Second glass sat getting warm and flat as the food finally reached the table.

Pairs with cod fish but not as well with a rueben sandwitch.
I would drink this ONCE in a Blue Moon but never twice!

*http://www.obliquity.com/astro/seasonal.html

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Photo of rowew
3.22/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Old Chicago as part of Spring mini tour. Cloudy pour, with a decent sized head. Served with an orange as seems to be the trendy thing to do. To avoid scurvy I decided to eat the orange, but it didn't make it in my beer. Taste is not bad for a wit - hints of coriander and wheat. Enjoyable brew, but I wish people didn't call it a microbrew!

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Photo of SupaCelt
3.65/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A tug on the handle unleashed a cloudy, golden brew with a nice head of good retention.

The smell reminds me of blueberry. Maybe it is subliminal being "Blue Moon," but it smells blue. Wheat and sweetness with citrus and non citrus fruit aspects.

The taste is pretty decent. Fresh, wet mouthfeel. Blue flavors abound. Nary a hint of bitterness. Mostly sweet and wheat beer tones. Some apple and orange. Juicy and refreshing. I can drink these all day in the summertime. Taken for what it is, this one is a sure winner when faced with the common drab of beer cooler boredom. I have never had a bad one off the tap which is where I usually come into contact with this beer. Not bad.

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Photo of allengarvin
3.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale orangish-straw color, lots of haziness and cloudiness. Nice quarter inch head. Perfumy, citrusy, somewhat sweet nose. Lots of wheat flavor, moderately sweet in the front. Coriander is light, as is the bitter orange peel. Fair amount of yeastiness at the finish. Body is a tad watery and light.

I find this a better beer than most people do, even better than some genuine Belgians like Sterkens. It's not my favorite wit but it's a quite drinkable.

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Photo of Roderick
3.77/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I drink this beer a lot when I go out for pizza or to hear a band. Its much better on tap than from a bottle but for a beer made by a major American brewer its pretty good. I also like the orange wedge with it even if some beer connoisseurs kinda look down on that.
It pours a yellow that almost looks orange with a average head that quickly dissipated.Smells of wheat and citrus but the aroma is very weak Taste is mild and smooth, of wheat and orange (I have a orange slice in it) and just a hint of spice. Not much of a after taste with this one and its yet to give me a headache the next morning no matter how many Ive downed.
I paid $1.75 a glass

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Photo of BuckSpin
4.01/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was my introduction to the witbier style when a waitress recommended this. Finally got a chance to go back there and have some again with reviews in mind.

With most witbiers, it pours a very cloudy pale amber gold. Very small 1/4" white head that disapppated quickly with little to no lace. The nose is fantastic - sweet, floral, citrus. The nose carries to the taste on the tongue, with a very slight spiciness (clove?) playing off the citrus, with orange more discernable. Its light and noticiably sweet on the throat...a very drinkable witbier.

Note - I have had this both from tap and bottle and, IMHO, there is a very discernable difference. Tap is much better if you can get it.

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Photo of ChrisBowers
3.82/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hard to believe this is a Coors product. Also hard to believe I've never reviewed it as this is usually my "go to beer" when presented with the standard BMC lineup that so many sports bars, etc carry. Pours a murky orange amber. Scent is very fruity, slightly yeasty. Taste is very very smooth, lots of orange and corriander. Creamy in a Dreamsickle kinda way. If not consumed fresh though it loses most of its redeeming characteristics. I've also found that a lot of places will overcarbonate this stuff or maybe it's just gotten that way from being around too long in their systems. Either way, a very drinkable beer from one of the big boys. When grading for adhereance to the style though, I'd probably give it a C.

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Photo of Luigi
3.57/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy light orange color. Head renetion is ok. Starts ok, about one finger and then settles to a lace around the glass. Smells like lemon, coriander, and some wheat malt. No aroma too strong. Taste is average for the style. Coriander, orange peel, and some wheat malts balance well. A small amount of hops. Everything is there, but kind of weak. Medium bodied. Very tasty for a Coors product.

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Photo of GeoffRizzo
3.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap, 23 oz draft at Krieger’s served with an orange slice. Sort-of a cloudy dark yellow, bordering bright orange hue, decent white head. An aroma of wheat, coriander and some lemon peel. Medium in body; delicately creamy, hints of wheat, lemon and orange peel up front, sweet malts and an on-going grainy presence. Zesty hops with some yeasty/lightly peppered tastings. Imagine that – a decent offering, from one of the big 3, a good fall-back beer, pretty consistent and enjoyable for the style.

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

This is a suprinsingly solid offering from Coors. I'm in shock!

Pours an orange tinged light gold with a slim white head that dissapated quickly into absolutely nothing. Nose is nice, spicy, notes of pepper and hops and a slightly fruity character. Taste follows the nose, though the spice really takes over. Body is quite full and has a nice bite from carbonation. Finish is a bit dry with very little aftertaste.

I'm impressed, I never would have guessed this was from Coors.

Slàinte!

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Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 7,323 ratings