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

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Photo of MisterClean
4.69/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Beer tasting at the Shack.

However, a story comes with this tasting. This August, I judged beer at an event (California Brewers Festival) where master beer judges gave this beer BEST IN SHOW. I couldn't believe it. A fricking Coors beer!?! Inconceivable. I was seething with anger. I had pictures of the final judges on my dart board.

So with an open mind, I tried this beer. Only before I tried it, the owner of The Shack informed me it was reformulated to actually resemble a real Belgian beer. Not only that, it came with the brewfest labelling (clean bottle with paper and rubber band) as I spotted a judge in attendance.

A - Hazy yellow, with heaps of foam, that took its darn time to subside.

S - Lots of coriander and clove. Some malt backing with hints of orange. Also quite a bit of orangy esters from the yeast. Could be they overpitched, but it made the beer smell better.

T - Wafts of coriander and orange immediately cling to the taste buds with hints of hop earthiness and a mellow clove finish.

M - I am not sure this is a Coors product. I had a Dunkelweizen from a Miller offshoot that was excellent, so this shouldn't come as too much of a shock. Very well balanced.

D - Give me a hammock and a six-pack. Beer judges: This one was worthy of the final table, am sorry for doubting you. Their reformulation: awesome. Seriously. Puts Allagash White and others in their place.

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Photo of yuenglingfan101
4.68/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This by far is the best of any brewed by Coors Brewing Company. Looks excellent. Smells really fresh and crisp. Taste and mouthful are really good. No words really to describe its taste. Drinkability is good. Could go through a six pack feeling good. For some reason this beer reminds me of winter and winterfresh gum in taste and appearance

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Photo of Mikala
4.68/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

So far, my favorite beer. The color is a cloudy orange and you can see some white in it. The head is beautiful and dissipates in just the right amount of time. The smell is very light and the aroma isn't overwhelming with alcohol. You can smell a bit of the citrus. Orange slice isn't required, but definitely addes to the taste. You can squeeze it or just let it drop in a gradually absorb itself in the beer. The taste was very light on my tongue. Very smooth going into my mouth and the citrus hint comes out. I didn't have to force it down like with some beers. It glides down. Overall a great beer with great taste. If you're more of a social drinker and like wines or mixed drinks, this is definitely a beer you should try.

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Photo of ConnorMaruna
4.68/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Im not a beer drinker, generally never can finish even one beer but was easily able to finish this. Had it with an orange slice and the citrus blended perfectly. Highly recommended to those non or new beer drinkers

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Photo of MinerBob
4.67/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My favorite beer. It is a good session beer the flavor never gets old or overbearing. Orange citrus flavor and smooth. Can't wait to try a lot of the more complex beers on this site.

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Photo of Vashtar
4.6/5  rDev +35.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Blue Moon requires an orange to meet its full potential, but that's part of the fun. It makes it a treat, rather than just a beer. This is a great one to give to somebody who doesn't like beer. I'm surprised to find out Coors makes it. Coors is disgusting.

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Photo of ProfessorHops
4.57/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance- cloudy gold, very appealing.

Smell- very sweet and calk full of malt. Coriander is present as well. I agree with the bro.

Taste- delicious, smooth and malted. Very sweet and fruity. (where does the fruit come from? Anyone...)

Mouthfeel- slightly thick when talking American brews of this color, but very pleasant.

Drinkability- very easy to drink, I did a six pack in forty five minutes. All of Coors beers seam to have an easy drinking beverage in mind when creating a beer. A definite quencher. Come summer time and the heat is on, I will be found in a blue haze. (sorry Jimmy)

Very good beer. Easy to drink and equally unique. Often served with an orange this adds a little to the sweetness and also makes the drinking more fun in a corny way. This beer is quite tasty and should be explored if you like sweet brews. Taste identical to Sam Adams White Ale...

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Photo of Lockedin
4.55/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I don't care who makes this stuff - I like it.

A: Hazed yellow gold with an off white 1 finger head that dissipates to a ring in my pint glass - nice lacing counts my sips through the session.

S: Citrus - orange (probly why most try to serve with a slice, tell them to leave it - the beer speaks well on its own), slight bready yeast, but citrus dominates.

T: Citrus Orange & Wheat, fruity yeast and orange. Finshes with grain / citrus.

M: Light, but not thin.

O: Really nice beer! Nothing epic about it, but nothing to complain about either. A very well balanced and refreshing wit that happens to be made by Coors (keep it coming!)

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Photo of PaterIovisLII
4.55/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The head on this beer is decent, not too much, not too little. This beer's cloudy appearance that gives this beer character but can be intimidating the the drinker until he puts it up to his face. The first thing that gets the drinker is the smell, it is unique and you can somewhat smell the orange peel. Don't let the weak smell fool you though. This beer has a powerful and very smooth and flavorful taste that goes down solid and lets you remember how good it really is. The drinkabilty is good and, from what I hear, a slice of orange makes this beer unforgetable. Give it shot, you won't regret it.

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Photo of dustified1234567
4.52/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance- honey but very cloudy with a 2-3 finger white head

Smell- Smells of fresh peaches and ones that are sweet.

Taste- Taste Green apple wiht a little bit of tartness. But to even it out a sweet peach taste.

Mouthfeel- Is like carbonated fruit juice with a very light feel and very smooth.

Drinkability- Very easy to drink. A beer for the summer and a beer that needs to be drank between 40-45 degrees f.

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Photo of bskrtz
4.5/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is quite common these days, coast to coast. I prefer draft vs. bottled.

A) A beautiful bright yellow, bordering on orange. Almost glows when held to light. Very cloudy and dense

S) Sweet Citrus & Coriander.

T) Despite its large production, a consistently well crafted product. Sweet orange and spice, especially refreshing. I like to squeeze a slice of fresh orange or if unavailable, lemon into a full pint.

M) Level carbonation that lasts through the pour. The alcohol is balanced -- just right.

D) Blue Moon is an excellent, craft style American Witbier. Especially good when you are having more than one

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Photo of Forgottensaints
4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

Keep the glass and the fucking orange peel. This beer is great right out of the bottle. In any season! One of my go to when I can't get to a craft store.

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Photo of interzen
4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

One the one hand, I hate the fact that this is touted as a craft beer when it is, in fact, brewed by Coors. On the other, it's actually pretty darned good as witbiers go.

I've had this both bottled and on tap and really there's not much to choose between the two - it's a bit on the thin side but at the same time has the typical witbier citrus/coriander flavours. I still don't 'get' why I get offered a slice of fruit when I buy witbier - fruit has its place, but not in my beer!

It seems to be fairly ubiquitous, even in the UK, and is definitely a creditable alternative to the likes of Hoegaarden and a fairly low-risk way of getting into witbier in general.

Definitely recommended.

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Photo of mclanem
4.5/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is one of my personal favorites I have had it in abottle and on tap. If there is a beer I want with my meal it is this one. It pours a creamy yellow color and a nice smaller white head. some places serve it with an orange on the glass I prefer to throw that to the side right away. the taste is so smooth, fills the mouth with flavour but not to much, this is why it is good with food it will not overwhelm your food. this beer is common from what i have seen so if you havent had it do so.

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Photo of brunrn1
4.5/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

i went out for dinner last night and only had about 6 choices of beer to choose from. this being one of them. i tried one called la mon fondat? i think. it wasnt good so i chose this beer. i think ive had a change of heart with this beer. its actually really good. no need for an orange slice!!! smooth and no aftertaste!! with dinner it was surprisingly really good.

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Photo of DarksideOfTheBlueMoon
4.5/5  rDev +32.4%

Pour a Blue Moon into a chilled glass and throw in a fresh slice of orange and you have a 5/5 beer.

Being someone who hates the bitterness if IPAs, beers like Blue Moon give a pleasant taste, while not too sweet as a hard cider would give.

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Photo of MLasoski
4.48/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer is awesome. It's my go-to beer at any bar if I'm not sure what to get and I'm never displeased.

Served: On-tap, poured into a pint glass with an orange slice.

A: Being that it's unfiltered, it was a cloudy copper with a pinky-thick head. Looks filling, but it's quite the opposite.

S: The wheat, spices, and mild hops are definitely present. Smells intriguing enough to make you anticipate the first sip.

T: Wow. It's smoothe, it's fruity, and it's complex. I really can't get enough of it when I have it, especially when it's served extremely cold.

D: One after the other, it tastes great. It's smoothe and has some character to it. With the added orange it makes it even better. It's what a witbier should be.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.48/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

In the right company, and the right setting, this can be the perfect beer. We had little to choose from at the poolside bar at the Orlando Wyndham, but they had this on tap. We ordered a couple. 15 minutes later they appeared, with appologies (we could see the bartender having problems).

It was pretty good. Better than I had remembered in a bottle (later bottle tastings confirmed this, though it is drinkable in a bottle too). Shortly thereafter, two free ones showed up (by-products, I think - a bunch of foam, now in two glasses). But it all was good. Neither serving was excessively cold, which I think helped make it tastey. And the company and setting were perfect too.

As I said, in a bottle, I was never very impressed with this, but if it is barely cold, it has nice flavor like that too.

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Photo of GNR4life2
4.47/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

pours a light orange color.. very hazy/cloudy.. head starts at thick head then settles slowly.. left some lacing..

smell: citrus(orange) and a small "spice" that would make you take a second smell in pleasure

taste: starts off with a spicy orange taste then finishes with a creamy spice. I like it.

Mouthfeel is good. Its nice and feels like a beer

This is a very good beer. But be careful. The flavor is addicting and for people with acid reflux like myself you will get sick if you have too many. I gotta say this beer is very good for sitting down with a meal or just sitting on the back porch on a hot summer night and getting drunk. it does the trick!

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of rcfunk
4.47/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have on good authority that Pierre Celis would agree with me when I say Blue Moon is a better example of a Belgian Wit than Hoegaarden.

I can't say anything bad about this beer. It is really up front about what it is: a spiced wheat beer with Belgian yeast.

Blue Moon is strong flavored yet thirst quenching. Right On!

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Photo of dsa7783
4.45/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is one hell of a beer. It's unique taste of orange and coriander is really exquisite. I had first tried this beer on tap and immediately was hooked. It tastes great and has exceptional drinkability. Served with an orange peel, this just helps to bring out the distinct orange taste associated with this beer. This is definitely a great white beer - hands down, one of the best I've ever tried. If you are looking for something new and different, you should certainly try this. Great on tap or out of the bottle, and like most beers, best served really cold.

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Photo of Groenebeor
4.44/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type: Bottle, poured into a glass.

Appearance: Very good color, darker than I expected for a Belgian White.

Smell: A very strong citrus smell, you can smell the malt as well.

Taste: Very good Wheat taste, a little too bitter for my liking. If you want more of a hoppy taste in your wheat beer, go for this over others.

Mouthfeel: Slightly thinner than most wheat beers I have had.

Drinkability: Very drinkable. Easy to enjoy, great with burgers, pizza, and just plain drinking.

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Photo of billrustin
4.43/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

You can't go wrong with slices of orange or grapefruit. It enhanced the flavor by quite a gap. First time I tasted it in Vegas a few years back. But last month my gf sent me a dozen cans as a gift, straight from US. It was so tasty, crisp, fruity, and refreshing. Best paired with any pork dishes, especially those Chinese take out. One of the best Belgian White Ale I've ever tasted.

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Photo of deebo
4.42/5  rDev +30%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Best American witbier

A-slightly cloudy, typical

S-Balanced orange and coriander

T-Great balance of wheat, malt, spices and a kiss of hops

M-Good, doesn't linger but gives a nice wheat, citrus aftertaste that cleans up quickly

D-Good for a 12 pack

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Photo of auxiliary
4.42/5  rDev +30%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance - Pale yellow color with a nice white head on it.

smell -Fruity citrus smell to it.

taste - Citrus flavor to it, nice clean taste.

mouthfeel - Crisp feel to it, citrusy

drinkability - Refreshing beer not bad at all. Nice summer beer. Have had on tap and in bottle, many times. Made by Coors, did you know that? They should put Coors right over the Blue Moon label lol.

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Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
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