Blue Moon Belgian White
Blue Moon Brewing Company

Blue Moon Belgian WhiteBlue Moon Belgian White
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Style:
Wheat Beer - Witbier
Ranked #689
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
78
Ranked #48,660
Avg:
3.44 | pDev: 18.31%
Reviews:
1,764
Ratings:
7,678
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Blue Moon Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
78
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Blue Moon Belgian WhiteBlue Moon Belgian White
Notes: Also know as Belgian Moon in Alberta & British Columbia
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Steve_Studnuts from Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pale honeyed amber with just the slightest haze. A good fingers worth of head diminishes to nothing in rather short order despite some rather active carbonation. Smells nice, though: citrus and spice and everything nice. Taste follows the nose, as it tends to, with a mild malt component as well. It's sweet, but not in any way cloying. It lands on the south side of medium-bodied with a bit too much "crispness" for my liking, but I think it gets the job done as a Summer time crusher. I'm not sure that this qualifies as a legit Belgian wheat, but it is pretty tasty under the right circumstances.

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NiceTaps from New Jersey

3.52/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pint serving on tap.

Partly cloudy sun orange color with a 1f white cap. Modest spot lacing.

Wheat and yeast with a bit of citrus and spice. Consumed with an orange slice, so that, too.

Wheat malt and some spicy funk. A light citrus, lemon, plus the orange slice.

Light bodied wheat beer with a slight tang.

Not bad, better than expected for a coors product.

Aug 13, 2021
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Yung_Beethoven94 from California

3.68/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy, burnt orange into a Brewtus glass at an Applebee’s
Smell: Orange, with some spice, maybe cinnamon, a hint of pumpkin.
Look: 1 finger of head, dense yet quickly dissipating lace on the glass.
Taste: Decent, low-carbonation, foamy orange juiceish, yet peculiarly refreshing.
Feel is light bodied, with a dry, acidic nasal finish.
Only drinking because there’s lites and Mexican lagers on tap and I’m tired of the Mexican lagers.
Decent, give it a try on a warm day. Serve with an orange slice.

Aug 11, 2021
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Tony787 from Canada (ON)

3.39/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

i bought a can at the lcbo in Ontario 473ml at 5.4%.
pored a 2finger head into glass .
good carbonation hazy color golden.
leaves a lace all a around until the end
taste is sweet orange peel with a low bitterness.
overall an ok wheat beer .
cheers

Aug 05, 2021
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BroBobby70 from Texas

4.06/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. Bottle poured into stemless wine glass.
Look: Two finger head, heavy carbonation, Head fell quickly, no lacing, light orange color
Smell: Malt and orange hits you at once in a little spice in the background
Taste: Nice balance between malt and orange, just a little bitter and dry on the finish.
Feel: Good carbonation at start, then falls a little flat.
Overall: Enjoyable, more fruity than beer-tasting.
This would be good with orange chicken, kung pao chicken or pad Thai.

Jul 25, 2021
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Killgora

4.53/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent beer. It's not as craft as it try's to make itself out to look, but still doesn't make it a lesser beer. Slightly sweet white ale with a hint of citrus. No it is not brewed with orange juice rednecks, and it will blow pretty much any beer with the word Lite in it out of the water. It's easy drinking and good anytime of the year, especially when the weather gets a little cold.

Jun 21, 2021
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BillAfromSoCal from California

3.09/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Nope....too sweet. A merest hint of citrus in the taste, but the smell is very muted and indistinct. The mouthfeel is not bad, with a reasonable approximation of what I expect from a wit, but I would never order one or buy one for myself based on all the other superior beers that are available.

Jun 19, 2021
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cjgiant from District of Columbia

3.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A little sweet compared to some other witbiers, there are noticeable but light flavors of spice, banana, and citrus. The nose seems focused more or the first of those aspects, with the orange coming next. I think if it were a little drier, it's garner a little more enjoyment from me. Maybe that's where a slice of orange (or lemon) comes in.

Jun 19, 2021
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Wattie83 from Pennsylvania

2.77/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Look is cloudy deep orange body with a white head that fell quickly. Smell is orange, spice, malt. Taste is sweet orange, almost Creamsicle. A bit of bitterness and pith at the end. Feel is medium, creamy, tight carbonation. Overall, I remember trying this many years ago and the beer was much more flavorful. I don't think it's got the same character, but I'll chalk it up to my tastes changing. I think it's better from the glass where the aroma improves and the carbonation dies down. Just a "Eh..." beer for me.

May 25, 2021
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jonmikel from Spain

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought at a Supermarket in Olomouc (Moravia, Czech Republic). 33 cl bottle poured into a glass.

-Pours lie a soft drink. Foam head seems huge at the beginning but then disappears. Orange colour with white shadow all over.
-Bitter lemon-citric smell. And orange.
-Citric and coffe at the same time. Bitter orange taste. It is not bad but I think it is strange.
-Pinching aftertaste. Acid feel. Not too much watery but watery.

It is a rare style but I don't think it is bad at all.

May 02, 2021
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MatthewJW from Wisconsin

3.4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This rating is within the style.
(Enjoyed on tap, no orange slice)

L: Cloudy, bright gold and orange color. Medium off white head.

S: nothing outstanding here, little citrus, maybe some malt, slight corn smell as well

T: smooth, sweet and refreshing. Medium body and dry Finish. 2.5/5 bitterness. Well rounded.

F: creamy, smooth and dry. Surprisingly light. Lightly carbonated.

O: this brew, for the style is good, no outstanding notes. For the price i wouldn't drink this all the time but on a night out or dinner party with friends this is an excellent beer to enjoy over and over, as it is very drinkable.

Apr 16, 2021
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Sweendog58 from Ohio

4.63/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I'm a wheat beer guy by heart and this is easily the most common one. Nice orange flavorings while still maintaining the lightness and freshness that comes with a wheat beer. Always my go to beer at a bar. Will recommend to anyone.

Apr 06, 2021
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beergoot from Colorado

3.77/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Moderate yellow color; partially cloudy; excellent soft and billowy white head. Nice aroma; fruity; banana and apple. Decent taste; grainy, wheaty; light esters; not much in the way of hop bitterness; yeasty. Medium body; soft; mild warmth.

This is a respectable American wheat beer. Nothing special but rather enjoyable overall.

Mar 29, 2021
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BNSlums from Washington

3.46/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Wheat beers are one of my top light colored styles, although I have more experience in the German world. Poured from a tall can a bright copper color. Fast and fizzy carbonation with a regular white head. a bit of a fog throughout due to the yeasts. Earthy grass, orange peel, and coriander on the nose, all as advertised. A definite bready yeast aroma lightened by the sweetness of fruit. Not super dynamic, to the style. A taste of bread crust and orange. There are floral hints as well. High carbonation and on the thin side. Slightly oily.
Overall this beer is an easy sipper with not much to attach to. It is a casual conversational beverage, when there are other matters to discuss other than beer itself. It has a one or two flavor dimensions, but is primarily a yeasty beer, as to be expected. Enjoyable, but I will not be picking this up again any time soon, there is else to explore.

Feb 25, 2021
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JacintoCupboard from Australia

2.01/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I like wheat beers, especially on hot days. So when I saw a 6 pack on special it was an easy pick. Unfortunately I wasn't wearing my glasses and missed the part about it being flavoured with oranges and coriander.

Personally, I think anything with ingredients other than malted grains, hops, yeast and water should never be allowed to be called beer. So this mistake is on me.

Amazingly, for something labelled as a 'Wheat Ale' it doesn't hold a head. The mouthfeel is thin and oily. My guess would be the wheat proportion is notional. Nor does the addition of coriander entitle the brewers to call this a 'Belgian Style' ale.

Taste and smell? Oranges and coriander.

Nothing short of an abomination. It only gets points from me because I acknowledge that I erred in picking it up, and for anyone who actually wants a flavoured beer (shame on you) this would do what it says on the label.

For anyone else: wear your glasses when you buy beer.

Jan 23, 2021
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Truegent2004 from Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Great presentation. Nice foam head, smells of orange peel and citrus. Tangy taste. I'm usually not a fan of fruit flavored beers but this is my beverage of choice when in a bar and I don't know what I want.

Dec 26, 2020
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Charles_Ball_Fuller from Missouri

3.22/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Look: Hazy golden yellow, borderline light orange. Bright white head.
Smell: Light orange smell, very wheat forward and light booze aroma.
Taste: Very strong orange and spice flavor; it smells like a beer but doesn't really taste like a beer necessarily. It has a pleasant bitter to sweet balance, but it's very fruity and spicy. The aftertaste became more broad in terms of fruit and reminds me a lot of Fruit Loops...
Feel: Very light and medium-light carbonation.
Overall: An interesting beer flavor experience. As a fan of the way beer tastes, I didn't love this drink, but it was interesting and certainly deserves merit for that.

Nov 22, 2020
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DD420 from Massachusetts

3.33/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottled: 5/4/20

Consumed: 11/5/20

Way back in the corner fridge beer that I can’t throw out!!! Considering beer is 6 months old, it held its color and haze. Lost a bit of its bite so I can’t give the most accurate review, but I think we have all had this one. A classic starter beer!!!

Nov 06, 2020
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DanielB93 from Texas

3.44/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is a good tasting beer. With a higher acl. Per. This is the beer I tend to go to for a quick but not dangerous buzz.
Has a good taste and never leaves a lingering aftertaste that will keep you from throwing back more. The beer isn't heavy at all and isn't light to the point it taste watery. I recommend this beer for people who are not heavy beer drinkers or ones who are not fans of beer.

Sep 27, 2020
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BloodSoakedAleMug from New York

2.87/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Look: Opaque, cloudy, orange yellow with a two finger satin white head. No lacing, low head retention.

Aroma: The coriander and orange peel come through in a soapy, oily way. Faintest notion of caramel malt.

Taste: Spices upfront, predominantly coriander and orange rind. Vaguely tangy. A caramel malt sweetness creeps in mid palate with notes of floral, banana like yeast rounding out the finish. The taste is artificial and ingenuine - there's too much emphasis on the spice.

Feel: Body is heavy and detracts from the flavor. Low carbonation. Not sessionable if you ask me - this is a "one and done" type of beer.

Overall: The mouthfeel is this beers achilles heel. I find the spices they use abrasive and somewhat cloying also. My biggest complaint is that it's simply too heavily spiced and syrupy.

Sep 24, 2020
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IPAs_for_days_13 from Texas

3.02/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a very cloudy light orange color with a very thin beige head. Smells like orange peel as expected with some faint aromas of clove & earth. Tastes of orange peel, cream & coriander. The coriander really makes me feel like I'm drinking a carbonated & cold earl grey tea. Medium-bodied, very smooth. Not a bad beer for it's style, I have a craving for these every now & again.

Sep 14, 2020
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woemad from Washington

3.45/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle abandoned at the airport but undamaged and seemingly unspoilt. Seemed silly to throw it away. Why not sample it for science instead? According to the stamp on the neck of the bottle, this is best by January 11, 2021.

Poured into a snifter, this was an opaque, dark tangerine color, with a beige head that noisily vaporized itself from view in seconds. It sounded like rice crispies in milk. Brief appearance of spotty lace.

Nose isn't bad for the style. Coriander, orange peel, earthy wheat.

Taste similar to the smell, but less sharp, more unfocused, than most Belgian wits. I'm guessing it's been dumbed down in this regard for mass appeal.

Midway between light and medium in the body. Mouthfeel isn't unacceptable, but could stand to be a little lighter.

Meh. A mass consumption version of a Belgian with her, which I expected going in. Could stand to be more distinctive, but all those women I see walking into Bennidito's, expecting it to be on tap because they had it there a few years ago and bitching about that no longer being the case, would probably not be so into it if it was closer to a proper wit.

Sep 12, 2020
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TedHead from Illinois

3.49/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours an almost orange gold clear color with a nice white head. Smells a little bit like orange peels and a spice cabinet with some wheat bread like tones as well. It tastes like wheat bread mixed with beer and very subtle hints of orange peels that become more obvious as it warms up. There is nothing in the feel category that is particularly noteworthy, but it does go down more than easily. So far this is probably the best I've had from Coors.

Aug 17, 2020
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Colby_Spivey from Texas

4/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A real beer is unfiltered. By far the best looking beer I've seen. Get a tall mug, shot of Malibu, and a shot of orange juice. It's called a Lunch Box. Or you can just drink it by itself. The old school vintage look of the label and cap is awesome too

Aug 15, 2020
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gatornation from Minnesota

3.77/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a nice white head and lacing. Smell is wheat,coriander,clove and citrus peel. Taste follows nose , Mouth feel has low medium carbonation,its quenchable and tasted very good on this hot day.

Jul 21, 2020
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