Blue Moon Belgian White | Coors Brewing Company

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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
Reviews:
1,639
Ratings:
6,845
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
18.53%
 
 
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122
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Reviews: 1,639 | Ratings: 6,845
Photo of alysmith4
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

For what it is- available, cheap, and decent tasting- I love it. Have it with a slice of orange, and you can't go wrong. Your friends will be intrigued that you are drinking it, and you will be glad that you found a decent tasting beer among the BCM at the local bar!

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Photo of cowboy1962
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: Golden Haze.
Smell: Grainy, Earthy.
Taste: More like an orange peel on intake, nice orange taste as aftertaste.
Feel: A little gritty but not bad.
Overall: I rated this a 3 across the board. Nothing I hate, nothing I love. Aftertaste is a little better than the taste while it's in your mouth. I tasted orange when drinking, but didn't smell citrus that much in the smell???

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Photo of Bookseeb
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brewed by Molson Canada, appearance is a cloudy wheat in color with a crisp head that doesn't stick around too long. Smell is light with malts and citrus. Taste is citrusy (lemon), crisp but thin with a bit too much carbonation. Mouthfeel is light with decent amount of hops, but the carbonation makes it hard to go down and has a dry finish.

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Photo of WoostaBia
3/5  rDev -11.8%

I have a fondness for Bluemoon. It was the first beer that had flavor and added the expectation of flavor to my palate. It made me look at the "other aisles" other than the adjunct lager section. It was my notice for the idea of Craft Beer and the existence other beers other than adjunct lagers.

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Photo of maxpower
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy, hazy pale orange color, light fruity and yeasty aromas, small white foamy head that doesn't last too long. Spicy wheat and orange flavors, very sweet and tart for the style, medium body with a soft mouthfeel finishes sweet, a bit better than I expected, just a little sweeter than I like.

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Photo of beerandcycling88
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A pours a pale orangish color. With a little head that dissipates quickly.

S orange with some spicy notes.

T faint orange flavor almost artifical with some slight spicyness with a watery finish.

M very light as per the style.

Overall not a bad beer but not a good one. Maybe its the style but it seems to lack flavor.

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Photo of hardy008
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - Hazy, cloudy golden, almost orange color with almost no head on it.

Smell - Light Citrus.

Taste - Definite Citrus. Orange with some lemon and somewhat sweet.

Mouthfeel - A little thin, medium bodied, pretty decent.

Drinkability - Pretty drinkable. One of the best mass produced beers I have had.

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Photo of bierguru
2.99/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer pours well and has a nice murky orange color, with a white head that dissipated quickly to a very thin lacing

S: There wasn't much of a smell to it at all, I had to take a few whiffs before I could get anything. This is the beers weakest quality, but there was a hint of citrus, yeast, and maybe hops.

T: It starts off with a nice orange and wheat flavor with a hint of spice, maybe coriander. The first taste really gets you going and as the taste develops well actually it really doesnt it keeps you wanting a little more

M:The mouth-feel on this beer is really good. It has a perfect amount of carbonation with a medium body.

D: Drinkability is right in the middle, not too light not too heavy. A good summer beer. Go with this if you are going to have 2 or 3.

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A solid colored yellow thick haze. Decent aroma, a little coriander, lemon. Wheat dominates the flavor profile, subdued, but nothing appreciable beyond that.

Mouthfeel holds steady. This really is a flavorful beer throughout, despite what any macro fearing people may prejudge as. Its not the best in this style you'll ever come across, but its aftertaste is good and sticks. Drinkability suffers as this beer is way overpriced, probably to pay for Coors Light's NFL ex coaches in their commerials.

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Photo of DwnTwnBwn
2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had it at the Hive on campus. Thin half finger head in the pint glass. Hazy yellow beer with white hue. Some lacing. Throwing in a slice of orange gives it a bit more taste. Its got a slight orange peel and coriander taste to it. Its not sweet or bitter its not much of anything. Its not a horrible tasting beer, There just isn't a hole lot to it. Disappointing for the hype I got from friends.

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Photo of BeerKangaroo
2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

In a pint glass:

A: hazy pale orange at the bottom but darker orange closer to the top, small white head disappeared within seconds, very little lacing

S: orange, coriander, spices, weak yeast only after it warmed a bit

T: exactly the same as the smell without any yeast

M: light to medium, harshness assaulting the mouth and tongue all over, sessionable, bland citrusy aftertaste, dull finish

O: not exactly up to the standards of a normal witbier, but slightly acceptable to me

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Photo of Samlover55
2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

bb 3/4/16
12oz bttle poured into pilsner style glass
L- murky orange in color thin white head dissipates immediately
S- oranges, a little bit of spice
T- starts off with zesty orange burst, lingers a dull yeasty taste, finishes with slight white peppery feel
F- medium bodied with nice seltzer like carbo, creamy feel as well
O- put me on the Anti-BM bandwagon, while i used to belong to the "who cares who makes it" group. Belgian White is definitely not a quality beer

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Photo of daledeee
2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

I am surprised people rate this as high as they do. I am a wheat beer fan. This is a feeble attempt. Too sour and too much coriander or other spice yet comes across as watery.

The head is nice, the mouthfeel is OK but the taste is what I can't get past. I am told this is the fastest growing beer in sales. I would drink other macros first. I never thought I would say that. Especially when I am a wheat beer lover.

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Photo of AdmiralDiaz
2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Surprisingly much worse than on-tap. Still an okay beer and great for restaurants and something to consume in larger quantities.
The appearance is hazy orange with small off-white head.
Smells and tastes of light oranges and wheat.
Mouthfeel is still moderately carbonated and drinkability is still high.

Overall: I just feel that it's much better on-tap, seems to have a lot more flavor.

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Photo of xav33
2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Blue Moon Belgian White Ale
12 oz bottle
Moderate pour in a weizen glass
Best before 10/07, observed 06/30/07(actual blue moon day!)

Poured a hazy bright orange yellow with a medium slightly lasting fizzy white head.

Smelt of moderate citrus, white bread and laundry detergent lavender.

Taste was upfront moderate bittersweet oranges and perfume followed by a moderate bitter yeasty dough and light sweet and sour orange on a moderate finish.

Palate was light to medium bodied, slightly oily on a dry finish, fizzy and lightly astringent and puckering.

Overall, this is a fairly standard light witbier. Common and mass marketed, it's a great intro to the beer world, but nothing too excellent. Enjoyed it thoroughly though on an actual blue moon day!

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Photo of GPHarris
2.98/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

a - poured a five-fingers thick bubbly white head into a weizen glass. like a lot of these macro craft beer attempts, the huge head is probably from overcarbonation to make it look impressive and fool you. the body was a hazy straw gold color.
s - hints of oranges and some sweet fruitiness.
t - citrusy but very faint.
m - thin and watery.
d - i used to really like this beer, about 3 years ago, but i've since expanded my palate and this just doesn't cut it. it will do in a pinch and people will usually have this at a party or something like that. it's easily drinkable and coors could do a lot worse.

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Photo of pb9613
2.97/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I love getting this beer with a burger and fries from Red Robin.

The beer has a golden color with a hint of orange. This is probably why they stick the slice of orange on the bottle. The head is a bright white color but extremely thin.

The smell and taste is clean and balanced. There are not off notes but just a hint of citrus. this could be from the orange slice.

This beer does an awesome job of cleaning the palate while eating a burger and fries.

It is a good standard for draft beer when the resteraunt has nothing else but the standards, "Bud, Lite, etc."

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Photo of Keg-Stand-Kenny
2.97/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I know this beer is quite popular, but this was the first time I had ever tried it.
12 ounce bottle poured into a 16 ounce beer glass. The beer pours with very little head. It is a foggy golden yellow color. The visual appearance is of this beer is pretty nice overall. The smell of this beer is too mild in my opinion. I detect sweet fruity citrus aromas more than anything. There is an extremely faint hops aroma. I typically do not enjoy beers that smell this fruity. Though I will say this beer does have it's own distinct smell to it. The beer tastes alright. The flavors I taste are quite mild for this style of beer. I tastes of sweet citrus, hops, and malt. But the taste is overly fruity. There is also a fruity aftertaste that I'm not fond of. The feel of this beer is nice. It has a light, smooth, foamy feel to it.

Overall, I don't see why this beer is as popular as at is. It has an overly fruity taste to it. If your are looking for a witbier, then you can do a lot better than Blue Moon without spending a whole lot more money. I would not recommend this beer, unless you enjoy extremely fruity smelling and tasting beers.

Cheers

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Photo of youngleo
2.97/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured to a offwhite head that didnt hang around very long. Ale was a cloudy yellow. No lacing was evident on the glass. I thought there would be at least a little, but no. Smelled of lemon and yeast. Tasted of citrus, yeast, and coriander. Had a slight lemon bitter aftertaste. Felt good in the mouth. Carbonation was about right. Just thought maybe a little on the watery side. I didnt know that Blue Moon was brewed by Coors. I guess you learn something new everyday. I dont think I would like to make this a session beer. But once in a Blue Moon it would be ok.

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Photo of gdfan47
2.97/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

had this on draft night mostly cause it was the special and there wasnt really anything crazy on draft

it pours a stawy yellow with a good amount of head
you can smell the wheat

its pretty easy drinking , def better than some of other macros. but I would not drink this over most witbiers

also its a coors product, i like to support the little guy most of the time

not bad but when compared to southhampton double white, blanche de chambly,wittereke, St Bernardous, allagash white, and numerous others... im not gonna grab for the blue moon

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Photo of RonfromJersey
2.97/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very hazy, even cloudy, dull yellowish orange body. Plenty of carbonation. Off white snowball head with largish bubbles and lots of "snap, crackle, pop".

Aroma ? Basically none. I've had water with stronger scent. Extremely mild scent of spice/pepper.

Light wheaty beginning to the taste. Bit of spice/pepper gently builds, peaks at the swallow, and a slight spice aftertaste. Dollop of lemon at the swallow. Additional wheat twang at the finish which cleans things up a bit.

Pleasant soft light airy mouthfeel. Easy drinkability.

An inoffensive hot weather quaffer, but I'd go with Hoegarrden instead (and did during a sweltering hot picnic/party).

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Photo of TerryW
2.97/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yawn. I really hate when a brewer just scoops up the name of a style and cooks up something that resembles that style in passing. Like this. A vague effort, drinkable, but uninspired. Sorta wheaty. Sorta yeasty. Sorta spicy. Meh. Won't hurt you, but won't thrill you either. Zzzzzz.

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Photo of JayS2629
2.96/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A- Cloudy light amber with thin white head, little retention and creamy rings of lace.

S- Orange peel and coriander. Wheat and sweet malts.

T- Watery bready notes with hints of citus and herbs.

M- Light and watery.

D- Watery and easy to drink . Nice hins of orange.

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Photo of VaterRoss
2.96/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into mason jar, best-by July 2, 2012.

Appearance is a cloudy orange-yellow, pours with a strong head (as befits the style) which soon recedes to a more manageable level. Active carb is visible even through the haze, head diminishes to a ring that remains throughout. The Smell is of very subdued yeast and spiciness with some wheat sweetness detected at the end. Taste starts with yeast and spices then a very sweet malt. There is an unpleasant late taste that I must hesitantly call the "macro taste." Mouthfeel is tingly due to the high carb and spiciness. Low weight and a bit watery.

An average witbier, that comes off more like an imitation of the style. Not spicy enough to be a good wit, and not yeasty enough to be a good weizen. Wide distribution and reasonable pricing make this beer slightly above average.

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Photo of StoneTSR
2.96/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

APPEARANCE: Hazy and blonde in color with a pretty decent looking head upon first pour. It forms a very homogenous head (in terms of bubble size) that’s about a finger thick. The retention is not so great, however, as it settles into a very thin cap, which reveals a little brown blob of something floating on top. Sediment maybe? The lacing is actually quite nice.

SMELL: There is almost nothing on the nose, even before the head falls. What is there smells like a typical Belgian White, a little spicy (clove) and a very faint fruity smell.

TASTE: This tastes better than I expected, but it is much thinner than most Belgian beers. It is clearly meant to be inoffensive to as many people as possible. I get a tiny bit of orange peel, a bigger dose of clove and some faint banana. There is also a kind of odd (but not unpleasant) 7UP-like taste.

MOUTHFEEL: I can’t complain about the mouthfeel at all. Light bodied, but creeping towards medium with just slightly less sparkle than the optimal level.

OVERALL: I’m pretty surprised at my review of this. I thought I’d be trashing this beer like it was Stella. That said, exceeding my expectations was not a difficult thing to do. This beer is certainly not what I would choose out of any lineup, even if it was a lineup of all Belgian Whites, but it is tolerable…I’m just still freaked out about this little brown blob that’s still floating in the beer. I’m sure it’s fine, but it creeps me out.

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Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
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