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 Newglarusguy
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a nice cloudy orange colour. It's lace lingered on the glass for about 2 minutes. It smells of a distinct orange peel and various spices which is a plus to me. It's taste revealed a very hop and malty side but a nice orange spice tast as well. Although to expsensive for me and not being my favorite but I strongly recommend this beer to people who like wheat ale a very nice drink indeed.

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Photo of Bluemoonlover
3.97/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz.bottle poured into pint glass

A-poured a pale golden yellow with a thick white head.

S-sweet citrusy aroma.orangish smell.

T-fruity citrus flavor with hints of blueberry.very easy on the palate.

M-smooth crisp feel.very thirst quenching.

D-very easy to drink.this is one of my favorite beers.this is the beer that got me into becoming a conisuer.really surprised to find out it was made by coors.

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Photo of Beertroop
4.03/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: This beer from the time it landed into the glass looked at me and smiled. The color glowed with an orange invite. It served very well in my favorite beer glass.

Smell: This beer smelled quite soft, fruitful and with a hint of spice. I knew right away I was going to enjoy this beer.

Taste: When it came to taste this beer was it. This is the type I enjoy the most and for a good reason. With its smooth fruity but yet not sweet flavor it gave my taste buds a refreshing taste.

Mouthfeel: This beer has a smooth feel to it, it is not too carbonated and it goes down smooth. Great balance of taste and feel.

Drinkability: All I have to say its Of course! I will have another. Drinking this beer as cold as you can get it and on a nice hot day, will surely give you satisfaction.

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Photo of peabody
2.77/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours out cloudy but lots of carbonation with little to no lacing.
Three fingers of white suds embellish the top of my pilsner glass.
Smell is grapefruit yeast and hops.There is a hint of a spice but I can't place my finger on it.
Taste is watery and weak. Almost flat but I can see the bubbles.
Hops are at the very end and no alcohol is present.
Mouthfeel is boring. Nothing happening on the palate.
Not the best of brews here.

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Photo of russpowell
3.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy straw color with a 1/2" white head. A little head retention & better lacing

S: Wheat malt & hints of orange peel

T: Wheat malt then, coriander & orange peel. A hint of grass follows. Finishes tart & quenching

MF: Light/medium bodied, spritzy & in balance

Drinks pretty easy, doesn't say Belgium, but not bad & better than some higher browed efforts I've seen

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Photo of Tinybaum
4.16/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Just an all around highly available good drinking beer.

Appearance a little cloudy light golden color

Smell - a slight wheat smell

Taste - Sweet!! Sorta a hint of blueberry pancake taste to me

Mouthfeel - crisp and clean

Drinkability - Can down 6-12 in no time, not too filling, and the taste never gets old.

I would Def recommend this to anyone looking for a new beer to try

Also mixes nicely as a black and tan....or black and blue

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Photo of Bones54
3.06/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not bad. I would say this is the "new Guinness"- in a sense that the most people now a days make their jump out of Miller Light or Bud with this beer. Not sure if I'm a fan of the orange gimmic. A good Witbier shouldn't need a piece of fruit. I will admit though that the orange does increase the flavor of this beer. But what does that say about the beer then? This beer just kind of makes me shrug my shoulders and say "enh".

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Photo of Bierguy5
3.27/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle. Freshness code on bottle states Dec 24 028 27 N 06 A. Ok then. Pours a hazy straw golden color. Thick foamy white head disappears immediately. Some citrusy and spicy aromas. A bit grainy. Tart, with some lemon zest, along with some spices. There seems to be some artificial sweetness to this. Grainy, and a bit harsh. Good body, the carbonation is not overwhelming. I still think this is a bit harsh, but could be a decent gateway beer.

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Photo of techdiver
3.98/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Having had this previously bottled and having found it respectable opted to have this in a new establishment since it was on tap. Of course requesting a "large", had it served in a huge weizen glass. Could have done without the orange section garnish, but still found it refreshing and very drinkable. So much in fact, it's been the only brew I drink when returning there.

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Photo of Fuller
3.64/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - hazy golden orange body with a small white head that had very little retention.

S - Nose is citrus fruit, mostly orange and lemon along with some hints of wheat and spice.

T - just like the smell. Wheat, lemon, orange and a little spice.

M - crisp and clean with high carbonation.

D - drinkability is high. I could easily put down a few of these, especially on a sumer afternoon.

Not as good as a Hoegaarden, but for a beer from a company like Coors, it is very good.

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Photo of psinderson
3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On-tap at Buffalo Wild Wings...served in tall glass.

Appearance: Mostly typical of the style, meaning a pale golden color, cloudy with a bubbly white head.

Smell: Of course, this was served way too cold and the initial aroma was non-existent. After it warmed, I could definitely pick out the orange and coriander aromas.

Taste: The taste didn't seem to meet expectations based on the aroma. There was some spice, some fruitiness, but very subdued. The predominant taste was citrus.

Mouthfeel: A little thin for the style but good carbonation.

Drinkability: Easy drinking thirst quencher.

If you put aside any prejudices regarding this being brewed by Coors, it is a decent example of the style. Not quite up there with others such as Hoegaarden in my opinion, but not bad.

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Photo of brjr508
3.1/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy yellow-orange. Blue Moon seems to be much more pale than other beers of this style. The foamy head dissapates very quickly, too.

Smell: The smell isn't bad, but it's not overwhelmingly good, either. It at least tries to bring out some of the citrus notes.

Taste: Blue Moon is what it is. It's by no means a fine beer, but the taste is enjoyable, if not somewhat lacking compared to other beers of this style. It is, nonetheless, fairly tasty and something that I find pleasing.

Mouthfeel: This where I was least impressed with Blue Moon. I had gone several months without drinking it, and when I returned the mouthfeel was less than stellar. This is very much a macrobrew and feels fairly watered-down, and when you couple this with it's taste the lack of presence leaves you wanting more.

Drinkability: Very high. This is a beer that's fairly refreshing and due to it's more watery character can be drunk pretty frequently or in a session. Due to the lack of concentration of flavor, it's really easy to drink a lot of this in searching for more taste.

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Photo of plaid75
4.05/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a medium cloudy straw hue with a two finger pillowy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured an excellent yeasty aroma which was cut with the presence of lemon peel and peppery coriander.

The flavor was nice and smooth. A chewy wheaty body with a very pleasant light lemon spice. Very nice really.

The mouthfeel was of medium fullness, maybe a bit on the thin side, with a nice spicy tingle.

Overall a VERY drinkable wit. I was very pleasantly suprised and will definitely reach for this one again.

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Photo of TechMyst
3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Container Volume: 355ml

Container type: bottle

Fresh: y

Purchased @: meijers

Cost: $8/6pack

Head: some

Lace: some

Reflected- hazy brown
Transmitted- hazy orange

Aroma: orange

Mouthfeel: med

Palate: I do not like this style so I'm trying to rate it as objectively as I possibly can

Comments: Good smooth taste. Has much carbonation bite/sting though. aroma is good, but taste is flat in comparison. I do not get why everyone says this style is "refreshing", I find it disgusting actually...

Mowing/Working on car- n
With Friends- n
Sipping- n
Get my buzz on- n

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Photo of Tallboy
3.49/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

It looked to be a cloudy golden color when poured . The scent was of citrus and hops . The head was off white and evaporated rather quickly . The taste was a strong but rather nice citrus,that mixed in well with the coriander and other spices The mouthfeel it was a lil bit wet and wattery but nothing that would keep me from coming back for more. Overall I rather like this beer and would recomend it to anyone.

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Photo of rarevos
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into white wine glass. Don't ask.

A: Pours an opaque yellow/orange. No head at all, and created light lacing instantly that quickly became a ring of foam.

S: Citrus up front with a slight hint of grain. There's a little bit of coriander. Not much.

T: Mild, mild, mild. But it's not that bad. I've had quite a few craft wits that aren't as good as Blue Moon, actually. Citrus hits first, followed by the wheat, and the finish has a tiny hint of coriander and a very slight bitterness.

M: Light-bodied, crisp. A bit tingly.

D: It's easy to put a few of these back, sure. It's not my favorite wit, but it's inoffensive, refreshing, and easily available. Plus, my wife likes these, so we usually have some around.

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Photo of MrHurmateeowish
3.72/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Okay, I bought this one on a capitalist principle. I heard recently that MolsonCoors’ numbers were up in general, and in double digits with this particular beer. The macros should be more adventurous... Smells sweet and citrusy. Uniformly murky orange-yellow body with initially thick but fairly quickly dissipating white head. Tastes sweet and citrusy. Some hints of vanilla or something like it. Pleasant, but rather one-dimensional. About what I expected. If I’m looking for a real Belgian white, I’ll go with the Allagash version made right here in Maine. Nonetheless it beats the heck out of most macro offerings.

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Photo of doppelmeup
3.97/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

Average looking beer. Half inch white head that dissipated fairly quickly. Not much lacing. Cloudy lemony yellow color.

Aromas of orange, coriander. Very mild smelling.

Flavor was good. Orange flavors dominate. I could see having this beer with an orange slice as suggested on the label.

Slightly dry finish. Hints of orange in the aftertaste.

Quite refreshing. Easy to drink. A nice summer beer, readily available.

Hats off to Coors for producing a beer that is not "run of the mill American Macro lager." This is a decent beer that I will buy again.

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Photo of Rudgers73
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Coors' best beer. It figures the best thing to come out of this company would be a foreign-style beer haha.

I was skeptical at first to try a beer that is normally served with an orange slice floating on the top but my girlfriend told me that it wasn't bad. Poured from the tap it has a murky, orange color. Kind of like watered down orange juice with a little fizz. This beer IS fizzy too, which I don't particularly like, but it ended up growing on me a little. It is a nice break from drinking heavy porters and stouts without having to lower your taste to a light american beer.

You can definatly tell this is a wheat beer when you taste it. It is mellow and zingy at the same time. Good for drinking with your fish fry or chicken dish.

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Photo of bjohnson
2.68/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a peachish yellow color with a one finger white fizzy head. Slight retention and not much lace. Lots of fizz going on inside.
S: Grassy aroma notes with some lemon and spicy.
T/M: Grassy wheatyness with some lemon notes come through first. Refreshing and easy drinking, but not very dynamic. Gets a bit watery and earthy tasting. Not one of the better wits out there.
D: Not highly drinkable, but a good starter beer for someone looking to get into craft even though its brewed by the giant Coors. Could be a good summers drink if you had to.

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Photo of dungaree
3.56/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I was surprised to find that this was made by Coors as a macro because I think this one is pretty decent.
Served on tap in a tall pilsner glass with a wedge of orange (I usually don't like the fruity stuff but it worked this time).
A very yeasty, fruity taste that was quite refreshing. Orange and lemon flavors.
Very drinkable, goes down quite nicely.
Since this is one of the few good brews at my local wings restaurant, I'll be having this one again.

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Photo of kkosmoski
3.1/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

12 oz. longneck into a regular pint glass

Appearance - Hazy golden with a fizzy white head that stays around for a while

Smell - Not a whole lot going on here. Definately wheat, but other than that, not much doing.

Taste - Some citrusy tones to start, not from hops, but likely from the yeast or maybe spices used in brewing. There is a yeasty flavor throughout, and the finish is characterized by the wheat.

Mouthfeel - A light-bodied brew, remaining charcteristic of the coors beers. Lots of bubbly carbonation in the mouthfeel, which I think takes away from the flavor somewhat.

Drinkability - A pretty decent drinking beer if it is a hot summer day and you need your thirst quenched. Otherwise, I wouldn't be ordering this too often. However, it is a better choice than most macros.

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Photo of psugrad98
4.13/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy golden, with moderate head. Sweet citrus smell overlapped by spicy hints of corriander and allspice. Smooth drinking, with moderate carbonation. Light in flavor with citrus notes, coupled with spicy undertones. Very little trace of bitterness, drink is dominated by wheat sweetness. Goes down super smooth; great on a summer evening listening to oldies. Good summer brew!!

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Photo of EvilKeith
3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From notes of 08/08/06 visit to Lonie Walker's Underground Wonder Bar, Chicago, IL.

Poured into the glass a yeast hazed golden orange color. The head was a finger of tight white foam.

The smell was citrusy orange, coriander and mild yeasty notes.
The taste was slightly tart citrus, yeast, and spices.

Somewhat creamy mouthfeel, moderate carbonation.

This one is very easy to drink. I always keep Blue Moon in the fridge at home. All of my BMC drinking friends actually enjoy this one and some have actually started trying Hefes and other styles.

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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 6,841 ratings.
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