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 Bunman3
3.08/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I ordered a pint of this during a flight delayed afternoon. I had run through my usual local choices and remembered that I had not tried this beer for a long time. It is much as I remember - decent looking, with whiffs of orange and coriander. Overall, it's not a terrible beer. It was refreshing for a poolside sip, but I certainly won't go out of my way to track it down again!

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Photo of BrokenEdge
2.87/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This was one of the first beers I ever had and I remember thinking "if this is what beer's like, I don't get the big deal." Since then, I've had much better and much worse. My most recent experience: Decent appearance, a hazy yellowish color with a small head that dissipated quickly and didn't leave any lacing. Smell and taste are both mostly wheaty with a faint orangeness. Pretty thin feel. Overall, it's kind of a weak, mild beer that's lacking in flavor, but not so bad I'll refuse to drink it. I wish they would embrace the citrus and add more of an orange or lemon flavor.

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Photo of Parmesan
3.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

L: Cloudy orange color with a small fluffy white head.

S: Orange and a lot of wheat, very little hop character.

T: Citrus and orangey, with a strong wheat taste on the back end. Very little hop character.

F: Very easy drinking light body and pretty smooth.

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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 AfricanPete14
3.64/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

This brew has a solid cloudy orange look, and it smells like spices, strong citrus, and wheat, all what I expect from a white beer. The taste is nice and I get a strong taste of wheat and citrus. It goes down smoothly too, and it is a great choice to drink no matter what.

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Photo of drlambert
4.33/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

As solid a witbier as anyone could ever hope to find at any given place. It smells like heaven in a bottle and the taste (wheaty, citrusy) has that special savory way about it that leaves you wanting more. None of the flavors is too terribly in-your-face; it's an understated beer that's not meant to be reviewed or analyzed so much as it is to enjoy. It's that rare macrobrew that appeals just as much to refined beer snobs as it does to the frat kids. You could pick up a six-pack of Blue Moom and spend an evening writing an essay about out, or you could just have a taste and say "Damn, that's a f***ing good beer.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.09/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a fluted pilsner glass.

Look: Murky, hazy sunburnt yellow with a foamy white cap that retains well. Nice lines of lacing remain.

Aroma: Malty sweetness mixed with faint spiciness. A little bit of a wet cardboard aroma and metallic notes linger.

Taste: Smooth and malty to begin, then slightly citric. Unidentified spices linger throughout. Coriander is very subtle but more noticeable in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, creamy.

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Photo of chinchill
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap served in a pint glass.

Appearance: hazy amber with a very durable white head that leaves decent lacing.

Aroma: average or better for style. This arrived with an orange clice on the glass, so the citrus coponent may be artificially raised

Flavor: mild and tame even for style. Refreshing and lightly fruity.

Feel: not bad and well carbonated but a bit watery

O: easy drinking with no significant flaws excepting mediocre aroma and the quantity of flavor.

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Photo of Kevin_Langford
3.52/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is not a bad beer at all. It's lighter than my normal preference but is not lacking in flavor. They did a solid job in bringing a lot of great qualities together in a glass. It's smooth down to the last drop, the aftertaste is not unpleasant, and it leaves you wanting a little bit more, which is always a good thing. Great job in this one!

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Photo of PorterPro125
3.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Blue moon finally came to Canada under the alias "Belgian Moon". Ordered an 18 oz glass (served with a slice of orange) at La Cage in Montreal. Nothing special, just a great tasting wheat beer. Similar to Shock Top but with less of a citrus punch

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Photo of jancona
3.71/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Not the most mature tasting white out there but not entirely bad. You do get nice hints of coriander though the orange gets to be a bit much - not orange peel like you would want but more like orange flavoring. Also some hints of what tastes like lager yeast as it warms.

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

Pours a nice golden straw color with a nice thick white head. A bit of cream in the taste but not overly sweet. A good average Belgian white but not the best. Big brewery craft beer if you would call it. Good in summer or winter. Average.

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Photo of jstrickler278
4.3/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a beautiful looking beer that smells great! Highly recommended to be poured into a glass that has been in the freezer with a slice of Orange. This beer has a nice ABV, not too strong and leaves a citrus flavor on your tongue.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
3.01/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

hazy golden yellow color. not much of a head, maybe I should have poured more vigorously, foam recedes quickly - no lacing. scent is yeast, wheat, and maybe a hint of citrus. taste is similar with a subtle note of spices. its very smooth and refreshing on a hot summer day, but overall lacks a distinct flavor and is somewhat boring.

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Photo of MissYa
4.11/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great tasting squeezing an eighth of an orange in such beer. Gotta pour into glass to fully enjoy your senses from look, tastes, smell & feel. 2 glassed & I'm enjoying the buzz. :)

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Photo of Brian_L-2056
3.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bought a 6-pack at a local convenience store because that's the only thing they had close to a craft beer. Pours a nice hazy orange color into a pint glass. Can get a nice foamy head, if you want. Just a little lacing and does not stay with you very well. Initial taste is a little off if I'm comparing it strictly to other witbier's. The Orange flavor is nice but sometimes kind of overpowering, can not really detect any other flavors except maybe a little yeast. This brew seams very filling to me though. Overall, it's an ok brew but not impressive at all.

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Photo of Stewinator
4.32/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

L - Looks like a standard yellow beer, with some cloudyness.
S - Smells wheaty with mild hops and citrus
T - Tastes so wheaty its like eating a piece of bread, but I don't necessarily mind that. Noticeably mild citrus aftertaste.
F - Smooth, only one word to describe it.

O - Leaves you wanting more after the smooth finish. Great for social gatherings with a range of different beer drinkers.

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Photo of MAFC_Trainer
4.1/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out to a hazy golden orange with not much head.
To the nose you can get a hint of citrus orange maybe a little clove
taste pretty good. citrus orange same as the smell. suggest to garnish w and orange
feel is really smooth goes down easy not overly carbonated
good American wheat beer. doesn't meet up to the german or Belgium but still is a good wheat

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Photo of Nichol
3.22/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Out of all the mass produced beers out there, this is one that I will still drink even after having explored much more complex (and, let's face it, better) beers. I think it makes a good introductory for the uninitiated - it's on the sweet side and very mellow. Of course, I don't go out of my way for it and I don't drink it often, but once in a while you just gotta go out with a good group of friends, get a garlic burger at the Cotton Bottom and a pitcher of Blue Moon.

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Photo of Malt_Man
2.89/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served cool from 330ml bottle into Brooklyn American pint glass.

L) Medium to light orange-brown, very cloudly. 1cm very dense white head.

S) Errr - weak strawberry yoghurt. No 'orange peel and corriander' or 'beer'.

T) Very mild Wit-ish flavour hidden behind a milky watery wall of nothing. Slight clove in the aftertaste. Very bland.

F) A definite milky heaviness to the fluid. Carbonation muted for the style, but no real problems here.

O) Hoegaarden is a far superior mass-market Wit beer, opt for that instead.

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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 NatsuruSenou
4.97/5  rDev +46.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Its a good intro to the wheat ale/witbier style. This is made with wheat, if you look on the bottle it says wheat, orange peel and coriander. I can taste the citrus from the orange, and the wheat taste as well. It has the beautiful hazy color of most wheat ales. This is a good introduction to witbiers. It doesn't have the slight spice that the Sam Adams i had along side it. Theres another significant difference. The alcohol in this beer, creeps up on you. Samuel Adams Summer Ale, Which i had along side this, hits you straight up. The mouthfeel is kind of medium to light bodied. with a light bubbly natural feeling carbonation from the brewing process. Goes down smooth, with no bitterness. Its an overall good quality beer, But there are better examples. This one just gets high ratings, because I like it personally, and I am very used to this beer and I love it. Downsides, for some other craft drinkers that they may or may not care for, Its Coors. For me, not a problem who brews it, as long as its good. Also, its a tad sweet for people that that matters to. I like it. It leaves me wishing for the nice spice of the Samuel Adams though. I would drink it again. Some people say the head is Puny with the foam, on this one, it is quite a bit less than the other wheat ales I have tried.

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Photo of Soulshiner7
3.94/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

I enjoyed it. First beer I ever tried.
Look: cloudy yellow white, thin head
Smell: spices come through, fruit notes don't
Taste: good, easily drinkable, slight bitterness
Feel: thin

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Photo of Slaterlovesbeer
2.51/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Puny withering head. Cloudy amber color. Aroma is of a rotten grain field. Flavour is bitter but not pleasantly so. Stale wheat thins and urine. Smooth and almost refreshing mouthfeel is murdered by unpleasant taste. Not a fan of wheats but I can appreciate one if its good but this is not. Would rather drink natty lite. Save your money and buy something better.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
3.23/5  rDev -5%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Pours hazy orange/amber with a large, quickly fading head.
Nose shows doughy wheat, orange peel, coriander, heavy floral and herbal notes.
Flavours are quite sweet and include massive orange peel notes.

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Blue Moon Belgian White from Coors Brewing Company
3.4 out of 5 based on 6,860 ratings.
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