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 James954
1.97/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.75

One of those beers that you could swear used to taste different (better) a number of years ago.

Smell - Kind of fragranced, but nothing that will deter you.

Taste- Mix of citrus and sour, kind of like if you made a beer to mirror Sweet&Sour mixer for cocktails. The coriander come out a lot in the aftertaste though.

I could almost swear this beer was a good wheat beer with a pear,apple, and banana smell and taste in earlier years...

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Photo of BeerskiBrewski61
2/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I didn't like how it looked when I held it up to the light, it looked cloudy. The form head didn't last, the taste was less than impressive.
My brother left two bottles in my fridge so I decided to drink them and review them at the same time. I can say this much; I will never buy this product.
Hell; I don't even like the label on the bottle. I am so NOT impressed by this beer that I am shocked that so many people rated this beer at least a B.

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Photo of Gusler
2/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The beer pours a light "Chill Hazed" golden color with a modest in size white head that is semi-creamy in texture and as it dissipates quickly the leftover lace forms a quite thin sheet to cover the glass. Nose is sweet malt, fresh and crisp and the start also sweet with a fair grain presence, the top is cadaverous. Finish is moderately carbonated with meek hop spiciness and a dry lingering aftertaste.

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Photo of cryptichead
2/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Flat with an unpalatable, nauseatingly sweet taste profile. Unlike most beer this one gets worse the more you drink it. Generally, not a fan of the coriander/orange taste profile in my beer.

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Photo of rye726
2/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This is a cloudy golden color and has a whitish head. The nose and taste are both quite light for the style, but have good balance. There is a good amount of wheat malt with some faint citrus flavors. The clean body has lots of carbonation. A decent wheat beer that goes down well enough.

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Photo of RobeerCop
2.02/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

This is my first posting ever. I am new to rating beers, but have tried many, many beers of many varieties. Without knowing the finesse needed to accurately describe a beer, I want to give this a whirl.

Appearance: Somewhat golden and hazy, but not quite like other full-fledged witbiers (I just betrayed the fact that I think this is less than what it calls itself). The appearance is actually what makes this beer appealing as to the untrained eye it looks somewhat hazier than the average mass manufactured beer.

Smell: Sour, fruity, and something else I couldn't identify at first (please see taste)...

Taste: Dull Sour, barel wheaty, the orange peel they claim to put in doesn't shine through quite clearly. There is something else in this I tasted at first that really, really drew me away.... corainder. Corainder is essentially cilantro (from the same plant). In an attempt to be sophisticated, this was added. Please remove the corainder.

Mouthfeel: I'm still trying to get over the taste.

Overall: This beer is trying desperately to be something it is not. The fancy smancy spiciness is just killing its ability to be considered drinkable. Underneath my gag reflex I was able to sense that this is indeed a wheaty beer looking for respect. I would drink this regularly if not for the added spiciness.

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Photo of watermelonman
2.03/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

This poured to a dark straw color that doesn't look so great. The head was unimpressive to begin with, shrank to nothing, and left no lace.

The smell consists entirely of a coriander and citrus, and it's not very appealing at all. The taste is more acceptable, but too sweet and zesty. The flavors here are fairly plain and overdone. The mouthfeel is fine, but the drinkability takes big hit for the simple fact that it just isn't very appealing.

On it's own this is a reasonable alternative to bad beer, but it falls flat for the style.

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Photo of Winter
2.03/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Almost the color of orange juice in appearance with a fluffy white head that retreats after a few minutes. Light aroma of wheat and I could barely detect any spices. Mouthfeel is thin with some crispness on the edges. Taste leans toward the sweet side with some wheat flavor in addition to a touch of citrus (orange). Lacks the overall flavoring of coriander, orange peel and spice along with the crispness that a good wit should have. With other better options like Lakefront White and Allagash White, in addition to others Blue Moon is something I probably won't choose again.

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Photo of ne0m00re
2.04/5  rDev -40%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

03/17/11- Had a 12 oz bottle of this marked April 11, 2011.
A: Hazy golden with constant bubbles, good frothy cream head.
S: Metallic leafy hops, bready yeast, some banana, slightly rustic... OK, I'm not really enticed with this one.
T: Orange juice, artificial sweetener, funky bitterness like moldy hops, soap--like eating a bar of soap--weird... it lingers.
M: Starts off too mild, then goes spritzy frothy.
D: C'mon! This is a sad representative of a Witbier. Why is this a B average on this site?

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Photo of uabigdaz
2.05/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours a dark opaque yellow, with little head. Very little head retention, little to no lacing. Some sediments, as would be expected from any wheat brew.

Smells slightly sour to me. Some kind of fruity notes, lemon prominant in taste. Thin mouthfeel. Taste is lacking something, but I can't quite put my finger on it. Overall, I don't think this beer is that good. I'm halfway done with mine and having trouble wanting to finish it.

Leaves an undesireable aftertaste, which continues the sour smell of the beer. No head left at all now.

If you like this style, try it, but keep in mind, it is from Golden, CO, so it's a macro in micro disguise.

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Photo of Arbitrator
2.05/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Chilled bottle poured into a glass.

A: Head that barely lasts a minute. Yellow wheat color with gold hues and bubbles.

S: Sweet malts, some coriander and other spices.

T: Malt, citrus, spices. Very clean and crisp taste.

M: Thin/watery and slightly too much carbonation. Still, goes down quite smoothly.

D: Great solid summer beer, especially for BBQs. Not something I really pick up otherwise.

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Photo of soultrain
2.05/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured into a Hennipen glass.

A-Hazy golden orange beer. 3/4" white head fades to zero head in seconds.
S-Oranges. Coriander. Some French candy from childhood that came in a round tin (pastilles?) morphes into some too-sweet American Easter chicks. I once left a moving blanket on the ground over the winter, when I peeled it off of the grass, there was a moldy smell of decay; some of that is hinted at here, too.
T-Slight orange fruity taste. Moldy cardboard. Cheap perfume.
M-Fair carbonation. Thin.
D-One is more than enough. 11 left in the 12-pack? Crap.

CRUX: DISAPPOINTING. Maybe it's better on-tap?

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Photo of lovetranquillity
2.06/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours hazy yellow and a 1 inch head or so if poured vigorously.

Smells of orange peal, coriander, little bit of hops, yeast and fruit loops cereal.

Orange peal, yeast, spices, seems unbalanced and a slight bitterness.

Not too much carbonation, little bit light.

Easy to drink due to low alcohol but not easy to drink because of bad taste. I could drink this if had already drank a bunch of other stuff and was offered to me at a party, maybe.

I started drinking this when I was 18, I thought it was cool and I got the perception that is was a good beer. Unknowing to me it was a coors product. Since then I have had many better beers in general and of the same style. Blue Moon lacks very much and is barely a Belgian White.

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Photo of Rock_Glenn
2.09/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Looks odd, an orange glow embracing the usual tans and copper colors of a wheat beer. Smells of Orange and wheat. Tastes thin, too fruity and spicy for my tastes.

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Photo of Reaper16
2.1/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz. bottle served into a pint glass
Presenting the latest installment of the hit series, "Reaper Drinks Beer that People Left at His House After a Party."

Pours a mix of yellow and orange that almost makes an eerie green, like the sky in weather conducive to spawning tornadoes. The outer edges of the body are yellow, but the inner portion is a murky off-orange color. The body is quite cloudy throughout. Less than a finger of white head. Essentially no lacing. Below average appearance, I'd say. The typical witbier will look better.

The malt smells bad. Spoiled, almost. The wheat is not zippy and crisp smelling like it should be. There is a sourness in the grain smell, and it smells more like breakfast cereal than a wheat beer. Some orange peel aroma. Not much coriander. Some sugary sweetness that, combined with everything else, smells like Fruity Pebbles.

OH C'MON COORS. WHAT THE HELL. Seriously? You used adjuncts in this witbier? I don't know why I am surprised to taste corn here. It explains the sour mash aroma I was getting. The corn flavor shows up two seconds after the beer greets your palate and it dominates the finish. Nasty, fruity breakfast cereal is what this beer tastes like. It starts off OK: a nice flush of orange with a trace amount of herbal spice to balance it. You begin to form a thought in your mind, that thought being "Hey, this isn't a half-bad witbi..." and your thought gets cut off right there when the wheat flavor gives way to the corn. How unfortunate.

There's some heft to the body here, a creaminess that works with the flavor profile. But the general impression is of a slickness that doesn't mesh with the body's size. A misstep. Drinkability is up to you: you can drink plenty of these. They go down easily. Unless you don't like how it tastes, that is. A mature palate would not abide this beer for long.

This was actually far worse than I thought it was going to be. I was expecting a decent rendition of a witbier. I got something that was slightly below average in some ways and dreadful in the most important way.

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Photo of Brad007
2.1/5  rDev -38.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Somewhat cloudy in appearance and more closer to a hefeweizen color-wise than a witbier. Aroma has hints of wheat and spice and even coriander. Taste is somewhat interesting. It's pretty bitter and not quite what I expect in a witbier. Too much spice and maybe a bit too sweet. Just not very impressive.

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Photo of remmyreel
2.12/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

This is a preferential review, because honestly, this is a "girl beer". Way too sweet, feels like melted butter in my mouth, with a not so fresh or crisp aftertaste.

On a warm day, this is probably the worst brew to grab if you're wanting to quench your thirst or refresh your senses. It always leaves me feeling bloated and displeased.

There are far better Belgian Ales out there, it's a shame this is the one that's most popular.

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Photo of hbis2gut
2.14/5  rDev -37.1%
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 cichief
2.15/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I tried this beer at a chain restaurant in a large weizen type glass. I was cloudy orange-gold in color, with decent head. It smelled of orange and citrus. It was very sweet, too sweet, with orange fruit flavors. It was very gassy, too much even for the style. I would seek out other white beers to drink regularly.

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Photo of killianf
2.15/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

L: Hazy pale orange, virtually no head. Very fizzy, looks more like Fanta than beer.

S: Strong grapefruit or pineapple, orange peel and nothing else. Once again, doesn't really smell like a beer.

T: Same as above really. Taste reminiscent of carbonated fruit juice. Very one dimensional but I will give it this - for the first half of the drink it's quite refreshing. Afterwards, it's pretty hard to finish..

M: Light bodied and watery, too fizzy to taste, but thirst quenching (at first). Don't let it warm up, for the love of god.

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Photo of gatorbreath
2.16/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Beer is far from full as for mouthfeel. Very runny, too carbonated. Not diggin' this brew. Hate to get on here and flame but this beer was a starting point for myself.

Pours orange, 1 finger to no head, little lacing. Empty mouthfeel taste malty, taste no hops.

Have tried it without any fruit and with a slice of orange, either are straight i guess, but I would definitely check out some other wheat beers. This was not a great attempt at a quality belgian wheat Coors....


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Photo of JohnY
2.18/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Had this beer on tap, poured into standard pint glass. The beer is a cloudy light yellow. The head is white, but fades fast and leaves no sign of lace. Thin mouthfeel. Fruity but bland, slight pineapple, orange, lemon flavors, no hop presence, no malt presence. From what I have gathered this beer is made by Coors and marketed as a microbrew, but has a lot to be desired, not worth another pint.

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Photo of dodge408
2.18/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

I noticed only stale yeast and blandness. I don't like to give a bad review, so instead I'll will wait a few weeks and try another bottle. I've read reviews on citrus which I love in my Wits and honestly say not hint of it here.

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Photo of Travis_B93
2.19/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Color isnt awful but it looks cloudy to me.. the smell leads you to think its going to be pretty decent yet is definitely a let down to me. Doesnt live up to the hype..

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Photo of hylton44
2.22/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Finally tried this beer that a couple of my aquaintances order regularly. Not again. Unique, cloudy, glowing hue (maybe not unique...I'm not sure, this is my first witbier) which begins promising, does not ultimately deliver. Very sweet, orange-juice sort of flavored malt; just a little flat with a hard-to-put-my-finger-on-it taste I ultimately pegged as piƱa colada. Full mouthfeel (though still flat) makes way for a gentle rise of vapors at the finish I would expect more after downing a shot of liquor. Kind of a *blech* finish to it all. I really didn't enjoy this beer all that much at all.

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Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
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