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Blue Moon Belgian White | Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Belgian WhiteBlue Moon Belgian White
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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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1.25/5  rDev -63.3%

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1.25/5  rDev -63.3%

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1.33/5  rDev -61%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

12 oz bottle poured into a pilsener glass. No freshness date, but label says it was brewed in Toronto, copyright 2007. Stored in the dark confines of 12-pack (11 more of these? YIKES)

Not the first time I have had this beer by any means. Coors has so successfully saturated the market that it is the only "witbier" style beer to be found in many a bar across the land, served with a ubiquitous slice of orange. These bars mean well, I just wish they could realize how misguided is the choice to serve this stuff. I feel the need to get this review on record. A friend who thinks he likes it bought some and popped one. Luckily, he also bought some Hoegaarden to compare and he is learning.

The straw-amber brew is mildly hazy and raises a tiny white head that recedes to nothing. Ah, that smell. Wretched. I don't know what they do to give it that grassy, unpleasant aroma. There are some lemons and I guess hints of coriander underneath, but maybe there is also good ole American macrolager skunk in there yearning to break free. It actually has some positive aspects to it so I will leave it with a "not impressed" since the good is more than cancelled by that awful stale grassiness.

On the palate the heinous promise of the nose is carried to another level entirely. A watery, thin, rancid mouthfeel carries a lemon-swampgrass taste, with a long acrid finish. Undrinkable. Make it stop.

Edit: Now that I read respected BA members' reviews that aren't as harsh as mine...I doubt they were wrong; I suspect that the mass production (in Canada?) of this product has led to a deterioration of quality. I stand by my review.

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1.36/5  rDev -60.1%

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1.36/5  rDev -60.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Review from notes... this is from a while back but I had a Blue Moon recently and it is just as I remembered...

A - poured a hazy amber/yellow with a fluffy white head that disappears in a minute. Looks decent I guess. No citrus in mine.

S - something very strange here, orange peels, pale malts, yeast. Highly unbalanced with a small pinch of hops... ugh...

T - I could not take more than a few sips of this beer. I can do Hoegaarden, St. Bernardus Wit, etc... but this was just god-awful... someone blended some orange juice, baker's yeast, and Keystone Light and called it a Blue Moon...

M - Thin and watery. Highly carbonated.

D - This was a drain pour (again). I've had this from the bottle three times and each time it was a pour.

Overall - I found this to be a horrible attempt at a Belgian Wit beer. If you want a representative of the style, Try Ommegang Witte, St. Bernardus Witbier, or even Hoegaarden. I was extremely disappointed in this beer and wasn't surprised to find that it is made by a macro. Effin wankers.

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look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

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look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

This beer is horrible!! GROSS! I took 2 sips and couldn't drink it!

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1.47/5  rDev -56.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

As much as I want to like this I can't - way to zesty and doesn't have the greatest look

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Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 7,058 ratings
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