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 trumick
2.23/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Pours a light golden color with NO head and NO lacing.
Smell is nice wheat, spice, sweet malt.
Taste is something I can't really explain. It tastes as though there are chemical additives, sweet malts with a somewhat dry finish? I am at a loss here, maybe some sort of grains? Either way, I don't like it.
Mouthfeel is light bodied with appropriate carbination.
Drinkability is below average. The taste is terrible I will only ever drink half of one of these. I am going to dump the rest out.

This beer is not good for this style. Infact it is not good at all.I hated the taste, and I can't finish it. Terrible!!

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Photo of KarlHungus
2.23/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

This beer pours a hazy pale orange color. The head is two inches in height, and recedes rather quickly for a wheat beer into thin lacing. The aroma is of orange peel and lemons with a corny, adjunct backbone. The taste has a lot of bland maltiness, with almost no orange peel or lemon. The mouthfeel is light bodied with a lot of carbonation. Overall, this is a very poor example of the witbier. I will not drink this again.

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Photo of daaru
2.23/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

looks very nice in the glass--lovely colour, and nice head. unfortunately, let down by the taste and non-existent finish. slight citrusy notes, and a hint of bitterness as it enters the mouth, but by the time you've finished swallowing it you might as well have had a sip of water. but this does make it a very good thirst quencher after a hot, humid day as we've had today in southern minnesota.

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Photo of BeerDrinkersWorldTour
2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

Appearance. Very hazy with some lacing. Very effervescent.

Smell. The smell of orange was very obvious when the bottle was opened but so was a rather off putting smell of white wine. Vinegary and sour is the best way I can think to describe the aroma.

Taste. Again the orange comes through very well but it is still fighting with the almost vinegar like quality that was just so overpowering that I could not taste the spices at all. Have to confess to finding it disappointing.

Mouthfeel. Thin.

Overall. 'Not my cup of tea' (as we say in Northern Ireland) but I think if you are into Lambic style beers this is probably more for you. I approached this beer expecting something more in the lines of a typical Belgian or Dutch wheat beer and was put off by the sour vinegar nature of this one. I feel almost guilty for rating it in the way I have but in Belfast it was either marketed incorrectly or it is not what it claims to be.

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Photo of kwakwhore
2.26/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, not bad looking at all.
not much going on in the nose...
or on the tongue some hints of citrusy stuff, a really pallid representation of a witbier. Hints of flavor, just enough to make you think that something is going to happen, but it never does. Tried this because the rest of the beer list at the restaurant was even worse. Never again.

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Photo of GuinnessSmurf
2.26/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

For a wheat beer, this doesn't follow the norm; and I can't figure if that is a good thing or a bad thing. Pours into the glass with a healthy golden color. Head basically does not lace. I added a slice of orange before tasting. This helped bring out the 'wheat' flavor, but was unfortunately over powering to any subtleties that might have been in the beer. I'm guessing that any wheat beer that is toppled by a small slice of orange has no subtle notes, but I may retaste this beer in the future sans orange.

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Photo of masterbruewer
2.26/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

It poured a golden, cloudy amber with a nice white head and decent lacing.

The smell was citrusy and piney with a little bit of malt.

The flavor was citrusy and a little like cantaloupe. It has a weird artificial taste in the background, almost like a rubber taste you might get from chewing on a red rubber washer. Not enough of that wierd taste to ruin it, but enough to make you wonder.

The mouthfeel was mellow, not too carbonated or harsh. But that damn rubber taste lingers.

This might be a good transition beer for macro-swillers, but it's not that great compared to the style. It's drinkable, but not enjoyable.

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Photo of tonecoleman
2.27/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Bottle from supermarket. Poured into a sraight half pint glass which produced an unapealing bubbly head. Cloudy golden straw colour. Sweet aroma with spritzer like mouthfeel which reminded me of a cheap sweet sugary white wine. Didn't taste much better and I'm afraid I couln't finish the glass ( which doesnt happen often!) Overal a very poor imaitation!

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Photo of aracauna
2.3/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I'll probably be coming back and re-rating this beer since I tried it after a having about 4 pints of stouts and porters and a full meal. I was a bit full and the spices were just two much. I tried to get it down, but after about four sips, it went to my friend.

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Photo of charlzm
2.3/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Consumed September 18, 2011 at Barney's Beanery, Pasadena, CA.

Beer is a cloudy yellow with a head that sprung up two fingers high with a medium pour from the pitcher.

Aroma is marked by a vague yeasty, wheaty smell and sweet oranges. Oranges?

Flavor is bland, bordering on insipid. There is a thin orange flavor, a touch of underbaked bread yeast and a slight metallic twang from the wheat and nothing else at all.

Mouthfeel is unremarkable.

This is a dumbed-down version of a witbier (really? A witbier?) that makes me think of the flavor of a filtered American pale wheat ale with orange syrup added. Awful.

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Photo of jujubeast6000
2.32/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Reviewed 12/6/2005 (On tap at BW-3s, Clear Lake, TX):

Pours a cloudy yellow-orange color body, with a quickly diminishing off-white head, citrus spice aroma, (with orange slice added), very carbonated citrus flavor, spices, not very complex palate, wheaty taste.

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Photo of TSJ4000
2.33/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This is really not a witbier. Either BeerAdvocate has labeled it incorrectly or Coors Brewing Co aka Blue Moon Brewing Co has mistaken it for a true Witbier. Where is the orange peel? It is a garnish on the glass. Where is the corriander? Non-existent. If you're going to make a Coors Light Wheat, just call it Coors Light Wheat. Marketing, I know, but come on. I guess I'm not the ideal person Coors is marketing this beer towards. The color and the look of the beer is ok. It doesn't have the cloudy wheaty punch to it though. It looks rather translucent. I find this beer rather bubbly and overcarbonated too. This is a below average beer that is below average for the style. Sometimes, it's your only option.

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Photo of pd360
2.33/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer pours a promising orange amber with lots of bubbles and a small white head. Strong citrus orange smell (an this is without the standard orange wedge on the glass). The taste however is just not there. I get a sense that I am drinking soda water mixed with coors light. It is very carbonated without any of the promised spice, yeast or complexity. I would not drink this by choice again.

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Photo of Miketwolf21
2.34/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

A: This is definitely not a wit bier, or a white ale for that matter. It appears to be the paleness of a sierra nevada.
S: There is a meddling of fruity esters and not one I particularly enjoy. Nearly indistinguishable otherwise. A slightly discernible peppery note from the yeast. Not the style that it strives to be, but not offensive in any right.
T: It wants to call itself a Belgian (style) wit bier, but the earthy, white peppery notes from the expected yeasty are absent. In its place are a medley of ripe fruit, indiscernible, and malty sweetness that is very much so cloying. Reminds me of minute maid fruit punch.
M: I expect a effervescent and vehement bubbly feel to liquid, but my expectations are immediately relinquished to pedestrian and somewhat bland light-viscosity-moderate-carbonation that seems to be prescribed.
O: The attributes materialized came about due to great deliberation . There is little passion in this beer. Not something to scoff at, but sadly I prefer miller high life to this.

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Photo of beersday
2.35/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I learned a long time ago that if you've got to add a slice of fruit to a beer, like a like to Corona, there is already something wrong with it. There is no exception to that rule here. Truly Coors and truly uninspired

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Photo of rodney45
2.35/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: The color of a pine dinner table bought at ikea for 79 dollars.

S: It smells like a orange bread basket. Im not saying it doesnt smell like a beer, it just doesnt smell like a good beer.

T: Orange peel and wheat, like expected. No complexity, and lacks any sort of depth

M: dry yet drinkable.

O: My initial review of this beer was negative. In hindsight it was probably a bad batch or something... Its not an awful example of the style

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Photo of Mebuzzard
2.35/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into pint glass.

Smell of citrus, lemon, flower, hops.
Relatively good head at first. Laced a bit.
Color was hazy yellow/gold.
Taste was lemon, hops, some malt, grapefruit? A good summer beer. Some put a lemon wedge in it, I don't. It's lemon enough...and too sweet. Fruit Loops anyone
Residual sugars are too much

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Photo of giblet
2.35/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

this is a good beer. with that being said it is not my style. i will not likely order it again. it is a light bodied soft taste wheat beer. it is easy to drink if you like the fruit taste. i dont particularly like fruity stuff.

unique to the other wheat beers that i have had and with that it was worth the taste.

now if you are confused here is an analogy...i ordered osterich steak at a bistro, i liked it, it was different, i can say i tried it, i will not likely ever order it again cuz usually there are other items available that i like more.

suckem up and movem out!


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Photo of falloutsnow
2.35/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

From: Remaining bottle from EP birthday party
Date: Best by 2013-09-03
Glass: New Belgium globe glass

At times more reminiscent of a German hefeweizen than a Belgian wit, Blue Moon/Coors' attempt comes across as excessively sweet, almost candy-like at times, with muted emphasis on the other aspects of the beer, such as malt or spice complexity. Not necessarily bad, but typically American - excessively sweet and not particularly complex. Not one I'd return to.

I'm not really sure how this beer would look more pedestrian: perhaps if it had yeast or protein chunks floating in it. A vigorous pour produces a 1.5cm mass of foam atop the body of the beer, made up of medium and small-sized bubbles, with well below average retention time, the foam lingering for seconds. The head recedes to a very thin ring around the perimeter of the glass, leaving no lacing along the sides of the glass, either. Body is a dark brown-orange color, far too dark for the style, with light bringing out golden yellow hues. Carbonation is visible through the very hazy (80% opaque) body, small in number and activity.

Aroma is rather muted, primarily just candy sweetness, with muddied orange peel, apricot, and coriander existing in the background, subsumed under the sweetness. Rather lacking for the style, little malt character aside from sweetness, and the spices and herbs are too obscured or indistinct.

Flavor is quite sweet with most of the focus on this and soggy wheat malt, mildly obvious apple cider, orange peel and apricot, and spices in the background. Front of palate finds candi sugar sweetness mixed with wheat malt, apple cider, dried orange peel, faint ginger, and slight mineral character. Mid-palate of fairly bland, rather sweetened wheat malt and apple cider, with orange peel, apricot, and coriander further in the background. Back of palate picks up wheat malt, slight pepperiness, apple cider, and heavily muted orange peel. Aftertaste of candi sugar sweetness with hints of wheat malt and yeast.

Beer is medium to medium-light in body, with carbonation of medium intensity, resulting in a lightly effervescent, slightly foamy mouthfeel that comes across as a bit too stagnant for the style. Closes semi-dry, with substantial stickiness lingering on the tongue and around the lips.

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Photo of goz
2.36/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Starts off nice, with a hazy golden color and decent head. Aroma is typical of belgian wit - sweet and spicy. Flavor was too strong on the spice for me, not enough of the sweet & sour characteristics I like in this style. Seems like they tried to duplicate Hoegaarden (which I like), but went way overboard on the spices.

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Photo of cooncat
2.36/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Serving: 12 oz. chilled bottle

The pour yielded a firm white head that disappeared too quickly. Color is a somewhat cloudy gold. No lacing apparent upon swirling the glass. At least the cloudiness is compatible with the Witbier style.

Nose is almost non-existant. I wonder if it would be better at room temperature. Taste and mouthfeel are extremely light. There are none of the traditional aromas or flavors of a Witbier. In fact, there is little flavor at all. If I didn't pour it myself, I'd think I was drinking one of those ghastly "light" beers. I was not at all impressed. IMHO, save your bucks for something with more flavor and body.

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Photo of rangerred
2.36/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a 2.5 finger soapy head. Head retention was not all that great and lacing non-existant.

Aroma is a little bit metallic but also has banana, clove, bubblegum, and orange. All are fairly subtle and honestly unimpressive.

Flavors is banana and clove with a little bit of bubblegum. A little bit of burnt caramel and some bread. Kind of a slick soapy mouthfeel that is sticky and a little bit sweet. Gets tiresome to drink after awhile.

Overall, this beer is really worse than I remember from a long time ago. There are so many better examples out there of the style. Not something I will even think about having again.

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Photo of JDV
2.37/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy orange juice color with a bit of head. Tastes like a slightly lighter hefeweizen with the same traditional flavors. I'm not a big hefeweizen fan, so this isn't my favorite. Has that clove spiced taste youd expect. Ok, but if I were to drink this I'd add lemon or orange to cut some of that clove flavor I don't care for.

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Photo of Chiefy770
2.38/5  rDev -30%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Foggy gold, almost a weird shade of orange if you hold the glass up to the light.

S: The smell was OK. It was not offensive and had a bit of a sweet smell to it.

T: I did not really care for the taste of this beer. There are spices (mainly coriander) and orange zest which give it a unique flavor. I would consider this beer to be a seasonal blend rather than a year-round beer. By seasonal I mean it is best to drink this in colder weather.

M: It feels okay in the mouth but it certainly sticks with you as it leaves an aftertaste that can be quite unpleasant depending on what you eat or drink after the beer.

Overall I found this beer to be over-hyped. There are many people out there that swear by this brand and that is respectable. It is not awful but it is not for me. Like I said this is fine if it is a seasonal brew... the taste and feel is a bit too heavy for warm weather.

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Photo of Rifugium
2.38/5  rDev -30%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

First had: ?

A: Hazy golden color, moderate white head. Typically served with an orange wedge.

S: Citrus and coriander. Slight chemically aroma.

T: Citrusy tones, with a bitter wheat bite.

M: Light body, a bit crisp, but somewhat watered down.

D: Not a great beer, but pretty easily drinkable.

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Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
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