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 Nesued
4.27/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: hazy wheat/straw color. Head was well formed when delivered to the table cold. Served with a wedge of orange to add to the citrus/fruit presence.

Smell: Mild nose. Refreshing smell with a presence of citrus. Not overpowering, just a presence.

Taste: The first time I ordered this beer I was taken by suprise. I was expecting something totally different from the fruity/citrus taste. For a summer beer, this is by far an excellent choice. When I am not drinking this at a local establishment, I cut a wedge of lemon or orange and add it to the beer. Again, for a summer drinking beer after cutting the grass or other outdoor activities, this is outstanding.

Mouthfeel: A very present citrus feel (i.e. a bit of a tang) with a lasting mouth coating. Very nice.

Drinkability: For an American Belgian, this is an excellent beer. It goes down very smooth, especially when cold, and is easy to have "sneak up on you".

Added comments: I first had this on-tap at a Flying Saucer in my city. Since then, I've purchased several six-packs from a local Total Wine and More establishment. I have seen these six-packs even in grocery stores (Piggly Wiggly, Publix, etc.) so the Coors guys have done a very good job in not only making a good Belgian, but also making it available to the "common man". To those ends, this has become my "summer beer". It is refreshing while at the same time having a bit of body to it, rather than a quick and dirty common brew.

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

A - 1/2" off white head full of big bubbles. Hazy, golden-yellow color. Head recedes rapidly to a cap. No lace.

S - Delicate sour aroma. Hefe-style aroma.

T - Wheat. Banana. Grainy flavor (oats??). Not the most complex Belgian White, but not bad either.

M - Very full mouthfeel on entry. Medium carbonation.

D - Pretty drinkable and refreshing. Decent stab at a Belgian White.

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Photo of GuinnessHero
3.84/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Beautiful cloludy-golden color with a decent foam head that formed

Smell: Nothing special here. A slight hint of peaches and cloves perhaps? Nothing overly dominate.

Taste: Excellent I must say. Impressive sweetness followed by a very fruity flavor. A bit watered down for my tastes to get a 4.5. Refreshing, but once it gets a bit warmer it gets rather hard to down.

Mouthfeel: Great. Fresh, yet coats the pallet. A wonderful aftertaste of peach.

Drinkability: I've had 3 of these tonight and each time it maintains its decency. A great American alternative.

Notes: From the Coors people, this is a great beer. I have heavily surprised like the Bro's said that it is from a micro-brewery such as that.

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Photo of ski271
3.8/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Milky, light orange with a small, white, tight, quickly diminishing head. The smell is of mild wheat with moderate-heavy citrus. Orange, lemon and strawberry and some light coriander and yeast. More of the same in the taste, except it’s a little more malty and sweet with more coriander. It’s not thin in the mouth but it tastes a little thin. Nothing great, but very refreshing and fairly enjoyable. Goes well with seafood.

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Photo of oldirtycaffrey
3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is cloudy & orange. Served with an orange slice on the rim of the glass, the beer is attractive to look at. The smell is or orange, and the taste also is citrusy with not much carbonation. This tastes almost like a mixed orange alcoholic drink than a beer, but is a nice change of pace. Enjoyed it more than Sam Adams White Ale, another Witbier. Mouthfeel is very good -- easy to drink & a nice, refreshing flavor. Glad I gave it a try.

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Photo of dustified1234567
4.52/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance- honey but very cloudy with a 2-3 finger white head

Smell- Smells of fresh peaches and ones that are sweet.

Taste- Taste Green apple wiht a little bit of tartness. But to even it out a sweet peach taste.

Mouthfeel- Is like carbonated fruit juice with a very light feel and very smooth.

Drinkability- Very easy to drink. A beer for the summer and a beer that needs to be drank between 40-45 degrees f.

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Photo of zeff80
3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap with a slice of an orange.

It has a slightly copper color and an average size head. It really had a citrusy aroma (I know the orange had something to do with that). Being a Coors product, I was really impressed about how it actually tasted Belgian. The flavor has a little kick to it, as well. It was relatively smooth and drinkable.

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Photo of Metalmonk
3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden-yellow with many excited bubbles rushing to the top of the snow-white head. Head is little but retains well throughout. Drifts of lace build as the glass empties.

Smell is a thick melange of spices (similar to Sam Adams White Ale) which waft to the nose like a floral-meets-mustard thing. It tells me summer is just around the corner.

The foamy head helps the flavor greet the mouth, and it tastes almost exactly as it smells: floral, somewhat tangy, thick with various spice essences. Also a good wheat essence, which I didn't pick up in the aroma.

Mouthfeel is creamier than your usual witbier, but it's a welcome addition to the flavor profile.

I can't believe I'm drinking a Coors product, and I can't believe a Coors product is actually decent. Gotta call 'em as I drink 'em, and for this one, I can only give Coors a thumbs up (almost makes me want to shudder...). Let it be a lesson: always look to the Belgians to steer you right on beer. Even Coors did well by doing so. Blue Moon has become less impressive to me over repeated tastings, but it has stiff competition from not only its much better Belgian counterparts, but from other U.S. micros that are more authentic. But for what it is, it's alright...I'm definitely not in the Blue Moon Hater camp.

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

I've had this numerous on tap and now from the bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a murky golden yellow with thin head that quickly dissipates into a thin ring around the glass where it stays.

Slight hints of citrus and wheat.

Mouth is thin but inviting and not too fizzy. Citrus notes dance on the tonque and the wheaty malts mingle in. A slighty yeast and dry citrus finish. Not quite bland, but not overly complex either.

I sometimes forget about this one. I had it numerous times and was always slightly intrigued, but not blown away. Only later learning it was by Coors and is considered a macro. This gives it a bit of an aura as the 'better of the worst' sort of thing and for that it is admirable. A good cheap backup but not something you'd seek out repeatedly. Certainly worth a try.

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Photo of skittlebrau
3.82/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: So-so to good. Pretty average looking witbier. Cloudy pale yellow. Head disappeared pretty quickly.

Smell: Mildly fruity. Very pleasant and inoffensive.

Taste: Very refreshing and flavorful for a macro. Very enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: Fairly thin, although about what I expected.

Drinkability: Excellent. But what is witbier if not drinkable?

Overall, I was very impressed by this offering from Coors. I almost have trouble beleiving that they made this. I would definitely have another, in the event nothing better is around.

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Photo of copasetic
2.9/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A hazy canary yellow with a head that quickly fades to fizz. There were also a few chunks of darker yellow yeast clumps that poured toward the end. The smell isn't bad -clearly wheaty and a hint of lemon. Tastes not-too-strong; not terribly challenging with a hint of lemon. Not the big spicy notes that I've come to expect in a Wit. Very mild and not bad, but not too exciting.

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Photo of DaggerEyes
3.19/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle Dated Aug 06
Poured a really hazy yellow/orange with a soda like head that disappated leaving next to nothing behind

Decent nose, It strongly smells like apricots to me, a bit of spice and very slight citrus notes.

A somewhat muted palette, but not offending at all. The apricot like flavors are present again.

Strange body kind of watery, but a bit thicker than water with a heavier amount of carbonation than expected.

All in all not that bad a beer for something brewed by far as macro's go this one is pretty wonderful, beats the pants of most swill, but I wouldn't drop change on these to often and I'm glad I got a really good deal on this sixer.

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Photo of bignick
3.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle stolen from a friend's fridge when the only other options were far crappier.

In my mind, this is a pretty average witbier. I know its sales are pretty good, and while it is made by BMC, I know a lot of macro drinkers who favor it. It is pretty mellow, even for a wit, but there is a very slight spiciness that flows throughout the sip. It is pretty sweet, but far from syrupy or unpleasant. On the whole, it is pretty drinkable and not budget-breaking, but there are other witbeers that I would purchase before Blue Moon.

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Photo of pweis909
3.72/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

NOTE: I'm editing an earlier review, where I might have let some personal bias creep into the review.

OK. I'll say it. I don't want to like this beer because it is brewed by Coors, a company that has posed numerous affronts to my social sensibilities.

That said, I kind of like this beer. Like another Coors product, Killian's, a 6 of these shows up in my fridge from time to time, courtesy of my wife. I suspect she finds these beers more exotic than the standard macro, and not as pricey as the standard micro. She might be onto something.

The earlier review said:
Blue Moon Wit appears slightly cloudy, gold.

Slight spice to smell and taste differentiates this from what would otherwise be a very ordinary beer. I was thinking coriander? In any event, it is not very bold, so it is easy to categorize this as an ordinary beer.

To this, I will add:
There is a nice delicate sweetness to the malt, I guess it is wheat malt, that you don't find in an ordinary macro. I find it really refreshing. On this warmish spring day, where I am working outside doing the lawn and garden routine, I found myself craving this beer. So I put 2 in the fridge and am enjoying. Hence, increased taste and drinkability in this edited review.

I'll probably never buy Coors products myself, choosing to support a true micro, or at least, a more regional micro (e.g., Leinies, Point), if I am feeling cheap or the selection is limited. Still, I gotta give this one it's due.

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Photo of scoobybrew
3.8/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this beer at a local bar & grill, served from the bottle in an unchilled glass with a slice of orange, which really is typical of how wheat beers are served in Europe.

The appearance is cloudy, typical of the style. It has medium/high carbonation that produces a nice head that resides a bit after a few minutes to a small lacey ring. The aroma is malty with a hit of hops and also citrusy (probably accented by the orange. The flavor is definately a wheat malt with some hop bitterness afterward. The orange really brings the citrus flavors along. It has a medium body typical of a wheat, very pleasant.

This is a good session beer. It's flavorful, but not overwhelming. The orange added is a very nice touch. Good for a spring or summer day or evening.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My girlfriend was coming over for dinner and promised to pickup something "good" at the beer distributor and arrived at my home with a six pack of these... I tried not to hurt her feelings but I was a little let down. I actually don't hate this beer, it's actually pretty decent for a macro, especially from Coors. What it is not, however, is a great Witbier.
Moderately colored, cloudy body with no head and a pleasant but faint odor of citrus and yeast. Accurate enough for the style, but a bit dull, with no real head or lacing or "sparkling quality" you sometimes see in the style.
Sip is round and has broad wheat and citrus flavors although seems to be hamstrung by overcarbonation. Mouthfeel isn't too watery but that may be due to the bubbles.
This is drinkable stuff although it would have to be a pretty weak selection for me to choose this at a bar or beer distributor.

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Photo of ProfessorHops
4.57/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance- cloudy gold, very appealing.

Smell- very sweet and calk full of malt. Coriander is present as well. I agree with the bro.

Taste- delicious, smooth and malted. Very sweet and fruity. (where does the fruit come from? Anyone...)

Mouthfeel- slightly thick when talking American brews of this color, but very pleasant.

Drinkability- very easy to drink, I did a six pack in forty five minutes. All of Coors beers seam to have an easy drinking beverage in mind when creating a beer. A definite quencher. Come summer time and the heat is on, I will be found in a blue haze. (sorry Jimmy)

Very good beer. Easy to drink and equally unique. Often served with an orange this adds a little to the sweetness and also makes the drinking more fun in a corny way. This beer is quite tasty and should be explored if you like sweet brews. Taste identical to Sam Adams White Ale...

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Photo of JayQue
3.85/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had one at the Atlas Diner with dinner. Served ice-cold with a thin slice of orange laid flat that completely covered the surface of the glass. (So much for seeing what kind of head this beer has). The head was a thin covering after I removed the offending orange slice. Color was hazy orange. Not much nose. The taste was very pleasant. The sweetness is not overpowering and the fruity tastes is very mild. The bitterness in the followup taste is good, gives the beer some character. Drinkability is good, I could see myself having a few on a hot day or with food. I had a St Bernardus Witbier once and this is not the same thing. That being said, it is still a big improvement on Coor's Lite. Good on ya Coors, you can make a beer with some actual flavor.

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Photo of Applesauce1
3.42/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Have had this beer plenty of times... finally decided to review it

pours a hazy yellow-orange color with about a half inch head

smell is good, that typical wheat smell with some fruitiness
taste is decent, wish it wasnt quite as bitter as this one (this beer is better on -tap)
good mouthfeel and drinkability, its possible to drink a lot of these in a night

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Photo of maek228
3.94/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: hazy and somewhat cloudy yellow...a decent head.

Smell: Spicy and inviting. The lemon and wheat are present.

Taste: Sweet mother of sweetness...this is sweet for a witbier...but it works. Good job to Coors. The sweet malts, lemon twang, and delicious spices make for a great beer...the only negative i could say is that the flavor doesnt have much depth...but its coor so its ok

Mouthfeel: Sharp carbonation that is fitting for the style

Drinkability; Easy to drink

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Photo of Gattopardo
2.82/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I beg your indulgence as this beer snob admits to his prejudices for a moment. In short, I had no idea this beer was a Coors product when I picked it off the shelf at my local, sadly stocked as far as beer is concerned, grocery store, and I confess that if I had known I would not have tried it. I assumed it was the product of a micro brewery putting out a style that I otherwise like (mostly due to my experience with the well-known Hoegaarden). Indeed, I didn’t realize it was put out by Coors until I looked it up on this website to post my review as the provenance is not boldly indicated on the bottle, as was no doubt advised by the marketing department. Thus, the review below can be considered free of preconceived notions of a mass-market product, though I have to say the twist-off cap did give me immediate pause.

This beer pours a murky orange color with little or no head. The crisp hoppy aroma is immediately tantalizing. Upon tasting, I am hit by a strong lemon flavor, and I’m afraid little follows that first, rather overbearing, taste. It’s also a bit too thin and watery. I would say overall that it’s crisp and light and not totally unenjoyable on a warm day, but it could use a lot more complexity and body.

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Photo of dauss
3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Presentation: Standard 12oz. bottle, twist-off. Jul 16 03629T 06 in yellow ink on the side.

Appearance: Very cloudy deep golden color. The medium white head fades as fast as it formed. Decent lacing.

Smell: a lot of sweet malt, very light hint of citrus, but mainly just a lot of coriander.

Taste: Sweet wheaty bready malt body. Again, very little citrus and a lot of coriander. Its got a dry finish to it with a slight alcohol warmth. No hop bitterness that I can detect.

Mouthfeel: A thin body with low carbonation.

Notes: just too one dimensional. Not enough balance between the citrus and the coriander. As for the appearance the head retention could use some serious work. Overall, its the best mass produced wit, but dumbed down for the masses. The complexity from the yeast of a genuine Wit and that slight hint of acidic twang in the finish just isn't there. If you can't get a hold of some Hoegaarden, this would work as a substitute. The plus side that it is cheap.

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Photo of Hibernator
4.1/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Blue Moon Belgian White
12 oz brown bottle
July 16 07 423T 06 Jet Ink label on the back of the bottle
Served in a Schneider Weisse hefe weizen glass

Pours a cloudy and hazy light orange. Nice fluffy white head on top. Random spots and trails of sticky lace decorate the glass.

Very pleasant aroma of citrus fruit, spices and a freshly peeled tangerine.

Sweet, juicy orange and peach blend. A tad spicy with flavors of mixed fruit. There is an interesting chalky wheat flavor that provides a dry finish. Very, very drinkable, smooth and quite refreshing.

In all honesty, I am stunned that this beer rated as high as it did for me. I've had this beer many times over the years and it's never tasted this good or this fresh. If you factor in the price of Blue Moon, the overall product becomes more appealing.

One of the best mass-produced Witbiers in the US.

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Photo of JasonCoop
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a cloudy yellowish orange with decent head.

smells sweet and fruity. smells a lot like a hefeweizen type brew.

taste is smooth and creamy. nice wheaty taste, bready malt character, with a nice crisp refreshing finish.

mouthfeel is light and creamy at the same time. crisp. drinkability is pretty good. overall impressed that this is a coors product.

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Photo of harpo111
3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

appearance-Poured a cloudy orangish with a nice head that went away fairly quickly.
aroma- wheaty,yeasty with a little citris
taste-dry, with a citrisy, slightly hoppy aftertaste. very slight bitter..and it kind of hangs around for a while...not just washing away...overall fairly nice.
mouthfeel-not too thin, but not very thick. smooth
overall not a bad brew for a macro. not very sharp tasting, average for an ale. Not bad, and not very expensive. would go well with food, since it would not overpower. Nothing really specatular about it, but overall pretty descent. Will probably try again when the selections are few...avaliable at super market....

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Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
3.4 out of 5 based on 6,879 ratings.
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