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

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Blue Moon Belgian WhiteBlue Moon Belgian White

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
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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Ratings: 7,147 |  Reviews: 1,677
Photo of Suds
3.12/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy, hazy straw-like color with a thin, short-lived head. Light carbonation. The beer has a thin citrus aroma. Light taste. Nothing outstanding, but not a flawed beer either. I think it’s somewhat boring for the style.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.27/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy straw color. A little spicing on the nose. Not much though. This is really a sweet wit. Light bodied and easy drinking. Spicing is pretty evident on the palate. Nutmeg, cinamon, bitter orange. Very nice. This was on of the first craft brews that really caught my attention some 8,10 years ago. It is still a very enjoyable brew.

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Photo of IrishRedRock
4.31/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I liked this one very much. It was one beer I can truly say that an air freshener should be made from the scent. The color was also very appealing to me, a cloudy yellow/amber. Very nice. Extremely smooth, with a very unique complexity unlike any other wheat I have had. I could drink many of these on a warm summer night. I let the yeast settle in the bottle, then swirled and dumped. The yeasty flavor in the glass gave it an excellent spiciness. An excellent brew!!

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Photo of AaronRed
3.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Cloudy and pale, this beer poured nicely into the glass. You could definetely see the yeast suspended toward the end of the pour. A lemony, yeasty aroma cleary present. Very smooth tasting, bready with citrus flavor sneaking its way in. A little thin for me, but I think this is what the style is. Refreshing and made for hot summer days. A good beer to keep around once in a while- especailly for people with whom you want introduce to different styles of beer.

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Photo of ElGuapo
3.87/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a cloudy pour extremely light golden. and it smells like fruit loops.

this was an interesting brew. it had a mouthfeel that was truly unique. it kind of fizzled. it was smooth and a little sweet and wheaty. i liked this one, and i will add some more when i figure out exactly what is going on with this strange brew

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Photo of Wildman
3.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer was a cloudy straw color, which formed little head and left a little lace, but not much. It had a citrus, hops aroma. A definate citrus taste with some hops. Not as good as other beers of this style, but for a summer beer, better than getting some other macros off the tap.

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Photo of goindownsouth
3.03/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Ther only thing that I foind worth hanging my hat on for this beer is the appearance. It is relatively murky and cloudy. The aroma is a little weak when it comes to a Belgian. The flavor of this beer offers little to get excited about, although it does have some hints of spice and fruit. Worth a try, but do not try too hard.

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

Wow! Silky smooth flavor and a great aroma and aftertaste. Citrusy flavor and pours a hazy yellow-orange. This beer is becoming easier to find since being bought by Coors, and so far there has not been a noticeable drop in quality.

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Photo of WilliamPhilaPa
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy yellow-peach color, with a solid white head. Aroma of orange peels and coriander on the nose. The same is found on the palate orange notes and coriander, smooth and refreshing. Wasn’t expecting much, this brew wasn’t bad at all…not to shabby…

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Photo of stoutman
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

As with all Belgian Witbiers, Blue Moon's has a bright hazy yellow color. Another distinctive characteristic typical of Witbier is the spicy-orange aroma and definite coriander flavor all the way through to the finish. Coors did an excellent job with this brew. << THIS IS CALLED BELGIAN WHITE NOT BELGIUM WHITE >>

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Photo of StevieW
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Big yellow straw color. It had a nice white fluffy head for about 10 seconds. Heavy citrus smell, I noticed alot of lemon, but it was appealing. (No need to add a lemon, please.) The taste was close to a belgian wit, but lacked the yeasty flavor I really like. Yes, a bit too watery and a little sweet. Easy to drink, a nice introduction beer to macro drinking friends. Not nearly as tasty as the Allagash White. The bottle I had was actully better than one I had on tap a few months ago. I know Coors takes a bashing here, but this a decent beer. Give them credit for trying, but it's easy to understand this product, sweet and easy to drink.

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Photo of Jason
3.65/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Presentation: 12 oz brown long twist off bottle, ink jet date printed above the label but you would not know if it is a best before or a brew on date.

Appearance: Pale cloudy orange with a creamy tiny bubbled lace, vague citrus peel hits the nose with a soft bluntness also.

Smell: Soft lemony fermented wheat twang, hint of coriander with a powdery yeast undertone in the aroma.

Taste: Moderate body, smooth and creamy with a light malt crispness which mostly comes from the wheat. Big burst of sweetness at first from the malt and coriander, hops are distant and let the spices be dominant throughout. A very well manufactured texture makes up for the loss in depth of the vague spices other than coriander. Hints of citric peel and light pepper corns find their way to the taste buds. Neutral powdery yeast creeps it way to the flavour threshold. Crisp wheat is very refreshing and seems to linger for ever and evolves into an increasingly crisp and semi dry finish.

Notes: Somewhat sweeter and softer than other Belgian Style White Ales, not bad at all but does lack some depth.

A good beer to bring to parties, seems to be the cool or fashionable beer to have around for some people that still think micro brew is a fad. Everyone that buys this beer that I know did not even have a clue that it was a Coors product.

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Photo of marc77
2.92/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The hazy straw hue is typical for a Belgian wit, but the head is sorely lacking. Mild cilantro, citrus and light candi sugar in aroma, but estery contributions from the yeast are unfortunately a bit too mild. The high carbonation and light body are a bit a bit of a disapointment. The wheat and oat proteins are too light and don't add enough to the body and mouthfeel. The spices dominate the flavor and are followed by sugary sweetness. Blue Moon finishes quite sweet, almost cloyingly so. This brew lacks the complexity of a real Belgian wit and is too sweet for my tastes. Isn't this owned by Coors?

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Photo of packetknife
3.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not quite Hoegaarden but certainly a good beer. Not quite as aggressive as Hoegaarden but the spice comes through well. Color and smell are key again.

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Photo of Murph
3.88/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy, bright orangey gold with a head that shrinks but lasts all the way down the glass. Smell is faint citric (lemon). The flavor is of light citrusy lemon and almost imperceptible coriander. The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth and the brew is very drinkable. I know this beer takes a lot of bashing here but I like it. I relate it to something like the Sam Adams Weiss. It isn't really right for the attampted style but it is a better than average tasting, highly drinkable brew. I find it is great for warm weather session drinking.

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Photo of aracauna
2.3/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I'll probably be coming back and re-rating this beer since I tried it after a having about 4 pints of stouts and porters and a full meal. I was a bit full and the spices were just two much. I tried to get it down, but after about four sips, it went to my friend.

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Photo of hbis2gut
2.14/5  rDev -37.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

It's so hard for me to diss any beer at all but this one misses the mark by quite a way. The appearance is misleading. It LOOKS like a real Belgian white, cloudy wheat but perhaps a shade dark. The flavor was awful. It's very rare that I will not finish a beer. This one made it into that lonely zone. Stick to Celis or Hoegaarden.

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Photo of ADR
3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Coors seems to have matched the style well on some points. Its lightly hoppy and crisp to a point. Weak bits of wheaty esters, slightly stifling with cotton candy effects. Its hazy, too...I'll agree with proc that the aftertaste is long lasting but I don't find it citrusy as much as vaguely medicinal, spices may correspond with the usual coriander as well as others.

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

I have to give credit where credit is due. Coors does a nice job with this beer. The fact that they are a big brewer does not mean they can't produce a good beer. Blue Moon Belgium White pours out nice and somewhat semi-cloudy. The fact that its not completely filtered, lends to its taste. I never had the pleasure of trying Celis White, so a comparison cannot be made from my end, but the citrusy aftertaste of this one stays with you for awhile. Nice job on the part of Coors, and believe me, its tough for me to say that.

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Photo of budgood1
3.62/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

very cloudy, deep golden in color with a slightly spicy/lemony aroma. moderate body, soft and creamy with a slightly wheat twang. goes down smooth and leaves a refreshing aftertaste that lingers. i imagine a six pack of these would go down quick on a hot summer day.

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

I like this one! Only beaten by Sam Adams White Ale (what ever happened to that?) Well made, great cloudy appearance...good stuff, but still no Celis White (which I miss dearly)

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

I will have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised by this beer the first time I tried it. Well moderated sweetness and rather fresh spices. For someone who hasn't sampled many witbiers, this is certainly a good starter version. While I'm no more a fan of Coors than the average bear, at least they have put out something other than a bland fizzy beer which will, hopefully, lead at least a few folks to explore further.

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Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 7,147 ratings