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 | website

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.92/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pilsner glass.

Appearance –Pours a very hazy orange color with a big white head. The head fades relatively fast, but leaves a very persistent foam on the brew.

Smell – A citrus aroma is most pertinent and lasts from start of smell to finish. There is a yeast cake and a little bit of lemon mixing in as well. Quite nice.

Taste – Sweet malt mixed with some very nice orange citrus flavors; these flavors are present throughout. Toward the middle of the taste some of the yeastiness and a bit of breadiness are present. The yeast and the bread begin to fade more toward the end giving way to a sweeter taste (citrus in nature but also a bit of cane sugar sweet as well).

Mouthfeel – Medium to slightly above body in nature. It coats the mouth quite nicely. This coupled with some more evanescent bubbles tingles on the tongue and mix very well with some of the sweet citrus flavors that come to the end of the taste.

Overall – This is really quite a nice refreshing and drinkable beer. It is quite nice in all the categories. A very good session beer.

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Photo of BryanCarey
3.92/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Blue Moon has a orange/golden hue and the body of the beer is cloudy. The active carbonation releases the scent of wheat and light spice into the air, whetting the appetite in anticipation of that first sip.

There are some good flavors present in Blue Moon that convince me to appreciate this beer a little more than I otherwise would. The flavors of wheat, orange, clove, and coriander can all be tasted, along with a touch of lemon. Hops can be detected, but barely. The other flavors dominate this ale.

Blue Moon Belgian White is certainly no substitute for any of the world’s premier Belgian ales but it still offers a good taste that beats most mass- market products and it is sold for a relatively low price. It is widely available, too, making it a good beer to offer to someone who is new to the world of craft brew.

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Photo of finepaws
3.92/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy orange/amber look. Smells like lemon flowers. Had a citrus, lemon, flower taste. With wheat. Good mouthfeel. Very drinkable, though with the orange slice, I kept thinking the lemon smell was soapy. I really liked this beer for a summer flavor. Would eat the orange slice first, then drink the beer without it. Just have the orange for it's nutrition.

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Photo of SeanRedd
3.92/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer reminds me of my intramural basketball days. Even though I tried to take on the big boys, I came up short, couldn't finish the job; nonetheless, my coach would slap me on the ass after the game followed by a suave wink. I slap this beer on the ass. I dig the tangerine peel floating on the surface of the pineapple juice. The oats provide a perfect atmosphere for the notes to suspend. Unfortunately, Blue Moon is inexperienced. He's the dude that slips the condom on when his penis is soft...he knew what he wanted to do, just couldn't execute in the end. Better luck next time, tiger.

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Photo of soupyman10
3.93/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I hate Coors, so liking even one of their offshoots hurts me, but I have to say this one isn't bad. I've had this one a bunch of times but am just now getting to the review. It's usually the best available at most non-beer places. Pours a fairly opaque yellow with a white head that sits on there pretty nicely. Nose is mild, some melon sweetness as well as citrus. Taste is good, more of that fruitiness and very refreshing, nice amount of coriander as well. Feel is medium body with solid carbonation. Overall, a tasty beer that's a step above the rest of the crap at most places.

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Photo of PatrickJR
3.93/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at J.P. Looney's in Greensboro, NC.

A - Hazy orange/yellow with a nice head that fades fairly quickly.

S - Butter and citrus are most dominant, especially compared to the overwhelming coriander of the bottled version. Coriander is there, but in the background. The entire aroma seems a little restrained.

T - A little more balanced than the bottle. Coriander takes on a complimentary role rather than an aggressive one, and the tang of the wheat malt really stands out.

M - More body than the bottle, but also a funky harshness from the carbonation.

D - I'm always able to put several of these back. Overall the beer is smoother and the flavors are more balanced. Alcohol is kept more in check compared to the bottles as well, making it not such an intense beer.

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Photo of Alexc11
3.93/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good all around wheat ale beer. Cloudy golden color with generous foam. Pretty much dominated by citrus overtone and goes down smoothly with little hop or bitter taste. I like a little stronger finishing to my beer but at least this one had a decent flavor to make up for it. Easy beer to drink. If you come across it in the stores or restaurant give it a whirl.

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Photo of SisuPride
3.93/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I remember when this beer hit the streets - people loved that cute little orange slice they served it with. It really introduced the variety of beer to many of my friends. I love the appearance. My girlfriend once had me call Coors over the July 4th holiday because she didn't like the looks of the white sediment on the bottom of the bottle. Coors gave us the thumbs up to drink. Appearance is quite hearty. Pours with a small white head. For me this is a beer to compare other witbiers to. Not the best, nor the worst. The irony here is I drank this beer given to me by my friend "Porter"

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Photo of bturton
3.93/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured into a Mug
One of my personal favorite "main stream" beers. Has a nice golden color to it, with a pretty small white head, which remains for the majority of the time it took to drink it. Pretty citrusy flavor, which is best complimented by a slice of citrus fruit squeezed into the beer itself, although the beer is great without the fruit. Very drinkable, if you are looking for something that is easy to drink, Blue Moon is the way to go.

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Photo of matt062286
3.93/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours with a thick, foamy head that thins out rather quickly. Pale, opaque golden yellow/orange. Reminds me of heavily watered down orange juice. Minimal lacing.

Smell - Citrus fruits, especially lemon juice and oranges. Faint hops and malt.

Taste - Oranges are the first thing to come to mind. Also has that same characteristic common between all unfiltered wheat beers, rather hard to explain. To me, one of the sweetest tasting beers I've ever had. A perfect beer for a hot summer day. I've had this on tap a few times, and a orange slice is always added, however I personally don't think it adds much to the beer.

Moutfeel - Pretty well carbonated, yet smooth at the same time. Pretty strong aftertaste that lingers.

Drinkability - The smooth taste and light ABV make this a easy session beer.

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Photo of Boneheadmx
3.94/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out to a hazy orange color, with plenty of off-white head.

The smell is light and rather sweet, though I can pick out a bit of the hops. Smells a bit like pears or apples.

The taste isn't bad at all. Nice bit of sweetness, hops don't get in the way.

The mouthfeel is pretty flat, but it's smooth, and a bit thicker than I expected. Not bad!

In terms of drinkability, it's fair, but it's not too heavy. Pretty good stuff!

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Photo of supercolter
3.94/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- pours a cloudy orange-yellow, minimal head, and almost no lacing
S- good smell, definately citrusy- some orange and possibly peach smell
T- pretty decent, could use a bit more complexity and a bit less water, but all in all a good flavor
M- medium build, some carbonation, but moves down the throat real easy
D- goes down smooth

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Photo of Soulshiner7
3.94/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

I enjoyed it. First beer I ever tried.
Look: cloudy yellow white, thin head
Smell: spices come through, fruit notes don't
Taste: good, easily drinkable, slight bitterness
Feel: thin

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Photo of Clones21
3.94/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

One of my favorite beers next to Newcastle Brown Ale. What I really enjoy about this beer is the taste. It has ALOT of flavor. The orange hint and wheat taste is what I really enjoy. If you pour it into a glass the color is really pretty and very orange. Overall a good brew by Coors.

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Photo of maek228
3.94/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: hazy and somewhat cloudy yellow...a decent head.

Smell: Spicy and inviting. The lemon and wheat are present.

Taste: Sweet mother of sweetness...this is sweet for a witbier...but it works. Good job to Coors. The sweet malts, lemon twang, and delicious spices make for a great beer...the only negative i could say is that the flavor doesnt have much depth...but its coor so its ok

Mouthfeel: Sharp carbonation that is fitting for the style

Drinkability; Easy to drink

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Photo of the_awesometeer
3.94/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The beer is pale and so hazy it is practically opaque. This bottle had no head and what little white head it had it disappeared very quickly but does have a ring of fast rising bubbles from the carbonation. Never noticed this before but I smelled alcohol. I get a big whiff of orange, citrus, spice, and wheat and sort of an onion like smell. The beer has an average finish and carbonation level. It also felt a little sticky. The beer taste of a orange and citrus flavor and a strong wheat flavor. No real bitterness or noticeable hops and a slight sweetness.

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Photo of mwilbur
3.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured on-tap into shaker pint glass.
A: Nice cloudy pale orange with light carbonation producing thin white head that quickly dissipates.
S: Citrus hops. Orange notes.
T: Refreshing citrus notes: orange, tangerine. Mild hop note in the background.
M: Very smooth, crisp, and refreshing. Light and slightly effervescent on the tongue.
D: Very, very drinkable. Good for picnics, as a summer quencher, or with food (especially standard American fare like pizza and burgers). Can drink this all day.

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Photo of Clydesdale
3.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Murky yellow-orange appearance, with a tall, creamy head.

S: Subdued lemon/citrus aroma, with hints of yeast.

T: Creamy and a slightly spicy sweetness at first. A touch of hops near the end, but the coriander and wheat flavor is predominant. A vaguely peppery and smooth citrusy aftertaste.

M: Smooth and crisp, creamy at first with a barely noticeable dry finish. Very refreshing and not too heavy.

D: A nice, somewhat spicy wheat beer with a smooth feel. Easy to drink and great on a summer evening.

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Photo of Standard_Olympic
3.95/5  rDev +16.2%

Strong spicy savory flavor, goes great for those brisk Fall evenings and freezing Winter nights by the fireplace. Goes great with orange or even a lime.

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Photo of colbyjackcheese
3.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Hazy golden yellow
S: Wheat and malt
T: Also wheat and malt
F: Smooth. Well carbonated.
O: Goes well with an orange slice. Nice beer to relax and enjoy on a warm day.

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Photo of likethetaste
3.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is another good beer made surprisingly by a Macro (Coors). This along with Shock Top (AB) are very good beers that have a similar taste. Blue moon does not have as strong of citris flavor as Shock Top and not as good as appearance as Shock Top. But this is a very refreshing beer that has a crisp finish! Both Blue Moon and Shock Top are great drinkable beers that would be especially good in the Spring and Summer.

Blue Moon is a beer I would have no problem buying again, especially when warmer weather returns.

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Photo of Vancer
3.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Chili’s restaurant – Excellent !! Even with that damn slice of orange stick on the glass – good thing they didn’t chuck it into the beer. (I’ve semi-converted the wife-zilla – she’s drinking the Boulevard Wheats and liking them – but she squirts the damn lemon into it ).

Anyway, the 22oz bomber pour was a hazy amber, but the orange slice seemed to kill the head quickly. No matter, the Wit was still smooth, well balanced between the weat malts and citrus hops. Not sure if the orange aroma was from the beer or the slice. Very nice texture – could drink these all night. Oops, think I did. Have to say, a good *micro* from a *macro*.

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Photo of Gambrinus1184
3.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on-tap at Boru's, Waterbury, Conn.

A: Poured a deep, hazy yellow with a clouded orange tinged center, and a very thin layer of carbonation which left a trace of swirling lace.

S: Smell is sweet and citric; you definitely pick up the orange peel, lemon zest and coriander on this one.

T: Tastes sweet and tangy with a wheaty vibe, and a sticky, buttery bread/corn aftertaste. The citrus fruits are a little sweet, yet balanced by a smoothing spicy undertone, possibly not enough so, however.

M: Mouthfeel is clean, but a little chewy. It's a medium-bodied witbier for sure.

D: Nice taste, consistent flavor, smell and appearance make this a real go-to beer for weizen, wheat and witbier fans alike. A manageable ABV make this a prime session brew as well.

The best and most classic of the Blue Moon line is their witbier. Although it's become very trendy to get this at bars and have at parties, (like the Stella craze), it IS a good beer, unlike the other "Belgian" beer just mentioned, and this one is made in America, and at friggin' COORS no less! Give it up for Blue Moon.

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Photo of kshankar
3.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The first or second beer I ever had (along with Corona). Unlike Corona, I still like this one.

Appearance: Cloudy orange, with a faint head that doesn't stay long.

Aroma: Orange peel, coriander, wheat malts. Not too strong in these scents, its a medium aroma

Taste: Crisp, sweet with the orange peel and coriander taking up most of the flavor. Goes down well.

Mouthfeel: Bit carbonated but not bad.

Drinkability: Very drinkable. Good for a hot summer afternoon, as many say, but I don't mind one of these in December because I like it quite a bit.

Overall a good, drinkable beer.

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Photo of nickspagnolo
3.95/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am a newbie when it comes to beer, however, this is the best Coors beer I have tasted.
I believe the strong point of this beer is its versatility; goes good with "man" foods i.e. burgers, wings, fries, dogs, etc. and it also compliments "feminine" foods such as salads and wraps... especially those that have fruit in them or are served with a fruit flavored vinaigrette dressing. Blue Moon is able to compliment such a wide variety of dishes because it is brewed with orange peel and cilantro and it goes down smoothly.
A: Translucent amber color

S: Hint of citrus, not sure which was more influential, the orange peel in the beer or the slice of orange the bartender placed on my glass; I am guessing it's the latter.

T: Full and Delicious. Blue Moon contains a nice amount of hops, orange and cilantro without any being overbearing.

M: Instant thirst quencher; enough said lol.

D: Goes down smoothly.

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Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
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