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

Added by kbub6f on 08-15-2001

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Photo of chefhatt
3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When i poured this beer into a pint glass it has a very thin white head that went away very quickly and the body is a golden orange color. The aroma is light and citrus. The taste is like the smell of citrus and taste some wheat, and some spice on the back of the tongue. It has a average mouth feel and i think it is drinkable anytime of the year.

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Photo of mk3
3.88/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Though not a big fan of Witbier, I actually kind of like it and during the summer will go through a few 6 packs.

I pour it into an average pilsener style glass and it has a cloudy golden color with a very white one finger head that disappears quickly.

It has that "sourish" smell that the style usually has.

Despite the sour smell, the beer doesn't taste as sour as the smell would have you believe.

This beer will always have a place in my fridge.(it's also my Brothers favorite beer)

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Photo of KiltedCulinarian
3.89/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a cloudy orange colour, and served with an orange slice on the rim. This was indicative of the flavour, but added a pulpy texture to the beer that was unusual. The head was slight and fast, with almost non-existant lacing. Very citrusy, both on the nose and the tongue. Overall a nice beer, representative of the style. I was very surprised to learn it was produced by a Coor's company.

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Photo of Mistofminn
3.89/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy orange color. Off white head

S - Some fruit smell going on here, definitely orange and maybe some apple?

T - Sweet taste, citrus from the orange and a sweet aftertaste.

M - Smooth and thicker than I antisipated. Overall I was impressed. Medium carbonation

D - I didn't expect it to be too drinkable, but I was kindly mistaken. It was easier and more pleasant to drink than I anticipated. Overall a very good choice!

Note: I've also had this out of a bottle. While still impressive, on tap is definitely the way to go (in my opinion). But still, when given the choice of many brews or this out of a bottle, I'll take a Blue Moon any day.

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Photo of johnchen1229
3.89/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark yellow, pretty much urine-like yellow. Nice bubbly lace.

S: A hint of floweriness and citrus. No alcohol notes.

T: Excellent! Refreshing, no alcohol or bitterness whatsoever. A crisp sweet undertone with lots of malty grainy goodness. Ends with notes of cereal.

M: Carbonated, but not overly so. Dissipates into easily drinkable mouthful.

Overall: This is one of my favorites at this price point! This is something I would buy a 6-pack of just to enjoy over time.

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Photo of Siriusfisherman
3.89/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a wiezen glass

Appearance: A nice cloudy orangish haze, brown undertone that does not intrude on the glowing effect of this beer in the glass. Nice head as well.

Smell: Citrusy up front, maybe a little roasty and some nice malt character as well. Hard to get any hop cents but I get the impression that they are there, just well disguised.

Taste: A really good wheat ale, the citrus is not to overpowering and it has a nice full body. Right away I can tell why this has become so popular. Very flavorful and very refreshing, something that is hard to pull off.

Mouthfeel: The beer has a very nice texture, smooth and a little bit of bite from the carbonation.

Overall: This is a very good beer, made better by the fact that you can get it almost anywhere. I feel like it is given some poor reviews due to the fact it is made by Coors. Who says they can't make a good beer? I was very impressed and am not surprised that it is so popular, it has good flavor and the reinforcement of a large corporation.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
3.89/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

My first attempt in not drinking a straight BMC lager and to ths day this beer still impresses me. One of the best Wit's I've had and even though its mass produced it still tastes great every time I have it. I love seeing my friends transitioning towards beers like this which have 10 X the taste of Bud or Bud Light.

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Photo of zerofear13
3.89/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pretty much available anywhere. I’m pretty amazed that they pack 12 cases, because for a quality product, you don’t usually see more than 6, but then again it is Coors Brewing Co. Attractive bottle and a cloudy, murky color with nice head. The smell is big on citrus and light on hops, and that will be very apparent and reaffirmed upon the first sip. Light, smooth ale with pretty strong citrus hints. Light, but leaves a pretty sticky taste in your mouth after a while. Overall, I could easily drink these all night. Compared to the other widely available beers, this beer is the king.

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Photo of generallee
3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Blue Moon pours yellow orange and hazy. A thick and creamy smooth head forms which leaves behind some lacing that slowly slides down the sides of the glass. The texture is smooth and a little oily. Its aroma is light with orange and wheat notes. The favor is a nice mix of sweet orange peel, coriander and wheat malts. The finish is wheaty and a little dry. Blue Moon is very refreshing and drinkable. I like to enjoy it with a slice of orange. [orange slice was not used for review]

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Photo of brewdlyhooked13
3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Had one of these in a tall weizen glass, they stuck an orange slice in there, removed it immediately, but the effect was hard to shake. I smelled orange notes the whole beer through, perhaps some of the oils clinging to the glass?

Nice hazy color, no head, light crown of bubbles. Aroma is, well, mostly orange, some yeast in the background. Tastes wonderfully spicy and fruity, orange up front, turning slightly tart/sour towards the end. Bottom of the glass tastes more of lemon. Mouthfeel is a little heavier for a Wit than I would have expected, but not bad. Though I would generally drink this style in the summer, I actually think I would prefer this in a cooler environment where it's bigger body would be a better fit. However, on any given summer's day, I'd be good for one. Coor's best offering, IMO.

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Photo of djura
3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Tick white creamy head. Pale unclear, light orange color.
S - Banana, grape..
T/M - Drinkable, medium carbonated. Citrus, clove, banana, creamy.

O - Sweet and drinkable, smooth.

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Photo of IMincedTheKing
3.9/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden orange with little head.

Smells pleasant, dominated by spice and orange.

A mild tasting witbier that's bready and spicy with orange and a touch of yeast character. The worst part is, right out of the bottle, it's prickly and way too fizzy, though it has adequate body. Given a bit of time, it does settle down.

While it's not spectacular, this is a moderately refreshing, sessionable choice that rivals Hoegaarden if I want a low-priced wit.

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Photo of Damian
3.91/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank on-tap at The Pig's Eye Pub, Hartford, CT

Poured a cloudy, straw yellow-amber with no head but rather a bubbly, bright white, disappointingly thin film of lace.

The aroma was sweet, fruity, and beautifully aromatic. Orange peel and coriander were immediately noticeable along with subtle spices and a crisp wheatiness.

The taste was crisp, clean and refreshing. Some malty creaminess was noticeable up front before a strong, sour lemon flavor took over. A crisp, slightly astringent wheat smack appeared on the back end and carried into the semi-dry, wheaty finish. A noticeable dank flavor also came through on the finish, yet this quickly gave way to a pleasantly sweet, resonating aftertaste.

Mouthfeel was medium/thin with a lively effervescence.

Overall, I was rather impressed with this beer. Light, refreshing and flavorful, it would be a perfect drink for a warm summer day.

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Photo of Manosbeeroffate
3.91/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hard to believe this is from Coors (Molson, whoever) Pours a hazy orange color, smells sweet in a way almost sugary. Tastes better though, sweet orange, banana, a little bit yogurty too but not too much and it balances out well. Better mouthfeel than most macros. Overall this is pretty good. In some ways it seems a little too much not like a beer but it is really nice to drink anyway. Worth checking out.

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Photo of TheRealBigC
3.91/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think some beer snobs are quick to dismiss Blue Moon because it's a mass market, Coors brew. However, on tap I find it to be a flavorful beer that stands out in the witbier crowd. That extra orange flavor is really great and is definitely aided by adding some fresh squeezed orange. It works in the winter as well as the summer. Out of the bottle I'm less than impressed for some reason or another. The spices get in the way of the smoothness.

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Photo of Stubbie1
3.92/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This Whitbier pours a bit more orange hue to it than the normal golden or bright yellow color that seems to be the norm for this type of brew. There is a thick head present after the pour but quickly reduces to nothing in a blink of an eye. The aroma is a bit malt and yeast and citrus with hints of spices mixed in. It seems to be more of an orange citrus aroma than a lemon, interesting. The taste begins with a sweet malt start; a slight mixture of spices jump in and then again, more of an orange flavor then a lemon. It is finished of slightly bitter yeast taste. Overall, This beer is very drinkable and goes down smooth. Coors eh?

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

A nice, orange gold color with a decent white head with good retention. A malty, bitter smell. A malty taste with a citrus aftertaste associated with a witbier. An ok mouthfeel although I was hoping for slightly thicker. Pretty good, drinkable beer; good if you are in the mood for a sweeter beer.

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

This was about the third time for me trying this brew. It had to grow on me... I guess it was really the style that had to grow on me. The apperance was pretty good. It had a small white head that left minimal lace on the glass. The color was straw and very hazy. I could not see through this beer.

The smell was spicy and sweet.

The taste was just like the smell. It was a pretty spicy brew with sweet highlights to balance the brew.

Over all a very drinkable and fairly cheap brew.

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Photo of ranger7
3.92/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Dave & Buster's in a 22oz glass, served with an orange slice.

A - Hazy orange in color, definitely a wheat beer. Looks very refreshing.

S - Very nice. It smells of orange and citrus, and wheat of course.

T - Good and refreshing, like the smell. Light, but flavorful. The taste definitely changes after squeezing the orange slice and dropping it in (much more orange, sweet).

M - Smooth. Some carbonation which quickly fades. Not much of an aftertaste.

Summary - Very refreshing. I don't have it often, but when I do I enjoy it. I find Coors to be pretty blah, but Blue Moon's Belgian White is one of my favorite Witbiers.

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Photo of rambojr03
3.92/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Having drank Blue Moon for numerous years (bottle), I was surprised to see it offered in a can. I thought there was no way I would enjoy the beer as much from a can as I do from a bottle or better yet on tap. Surprisingly, it was very good, and quite possibly better than from the bottle!

One thing I noticed immediately from first taste is how the beer had almost a watered down taste to it. Whether that had to do with how cold the can was (I was out golfing in 90 degree weather as I drank it) or how thirsty I was, I wasn't that impressed. After drinking my first one, and having a second, I enjoyed the beer much more. It didn't seem as carbonated from the can (which really surprised me), and I could really pick up the coriander and orange peel hints from the beer.

I'm willing to say that in regards to "Macro" beer companies (AB, Miller/Coors, etc.), Blue Moon might be the best beer I've ever had from a can.

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

Appearance: Pours to a cloudy orange with a small, fizzy white head.

Smell: Smells of orange, citrus hops, some spice, and actually a little sweet caramel. Pretty good.

Taste: The taste is dominated by spicy orange, with some nice bitter, citrusy hops on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Slightly medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: Really good, nice smell continues into the taste. Great witbier.

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

Poured a cloudy orange color with a solid 1 inch head that dissipated slowly. Aroma was fruity with a slight whiff of cloves in the nose. Not bad so far. Taste was quite sweet up front with a good bit of spices mixed in. Lots of herbal flavors mixed in too. The finish was slightly tart and some more of the fruit became noticeable(orange maybe?) at the end. This is pretty good stuff coming from a macro and really hit the spot on a hot afternoon. It was also the only decent brew as the establishment I was in made light American lagers the only other draft choices available.

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

Poured from 12oz bottle into 16oz Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, bright golden color with a large but thin and quickly-dissipating white head that doesn't really leave behind lace as it goes.

Smell: Citrus, yeast, and spices- very appetizing.

Taste: Begins with a lemon-zest flavor and a hint of spice, finishing yeasty with more citrus (lemon still,m plus orange).

Mouthfeel: Light body with light carbonation and a watery, refreshing finish.

Drinkability: For a beer made by one of the "big three" this is actually quite good. Flavorful, but also refreshing and inexpensive enough to just have around as a "lawnmower" beer.

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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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Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
3.4 out of 5 based on 6,876 ratings.
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