edsspoon (56) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours cloudy golden, almost opaque. Very thin white head that disappears into nothing in seconds. Spicy citrus hop aroma, sweet malt, grassy hops and herbs. Malty flavour, followed by mild bitterness and spiciness. Pretty sweet. It’s okay but I wouldn’t really like to have more than one.
Mr_Pink_152 (197) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not sure what to say about this. Well it’s bottled from Beers of Europe. Colour is cloudy orange., with little to no head. I tried this after Hoegaarden another commercial brewed Belgian White beer, and the flavour of spice orange etc. seems absent when compared. A touch disappointed but it’s ok.
biokid23 (97) - California, USA - FEB 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not a good Belgian white. Tastes a little odd and artificial to me. Not a bad option if nothing else is around, but don’t waste your beer money.
Beerhunter111 (3466) - Hasborn, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes goldenes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch hefig, malzig, leichte Gewürze, fruchtig säuerlich. Geschmack hefig, fruchtig, minimal säuerlich, Citrus.
6reat6oat6od (3) - USA - FEB 26, 2014 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Blue Moon is a beer brewed by Coors Brewing Company absent of the Coors labeling. Of course Coors does this to masquerade the beer as a craft brew--an excusable marketing tactic considering the quality of the brew.
It is a belgian style white wheat ale, so it’s notably light in flavor (but not light like a coors light--naturally light). Light flavors of orange and coriander as the labeling suggests are prominent throughout.
Definitely the type of beer to be served in an ice cold mug on a hot summer day. Produces a nice head poured in the aforementioned glass.
A squeeze of orange is almost mandatory to enhance the flavor but it’s an excellent beer regardless.
Probably the greatest beer brewed by an American macrobrewery--which says a lot.
Appearance is gorgeous as the beer is unfiltered--a highly positive trait for a Coors brew.
Better than the vast majority of craft beers. Underrated by beer geeks because it’s brewed by Coors--this beer deserves high marks.
One of my favorites as is highly available.
Better than a Sam Adams, although I’ll find myself going for a Sammy when when I’m in the mood for something strong and robust.
Excellent, excellent beer-- dominates most craft beers.
And the ladies like it, too.
Sarapeaches1990 (12) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Again some "friend" thinks this is a craft beer we will suck down...yea we will in a beer bong. Wierd fruity nose and Coors light flavor with an aroma of bandaids and an energency room ... Come I. Girls. If I wanna get lit ill do So Co
matstrange (30) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Morrisons. The aroma of this beer doesn’t give a true sense of what’s coming. From the first swig you get a hit of orangepeel followed by a hint of coriander. Quite light and very drinkable. Quite a thick sediment at the bottom of the bottle but this is to be expected from an unfiltered beer.
JohnCook101 (242) - - FEB 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught pint. Very hazy amber with a large white head. Aroma is spicy and citric. Similar flavours, distinct wheat flavour. Sweet, but not overly so. Carries a surprise amount of body. Pretty good.
Chad9976 (1067) - Albany, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I poured two 12oz bottles into a weizen glass. They had a best before date of 5/19/14 and came as part of a 12-pack for $14.47 ($1.20 per bottle or $0.10 per ounce).
Appearance: Hazy orange hue (too dark for the style). Translucent with some fine carbonation visible. Pours to a small, white, soapy head which nearly completely dissipates and leaves no lacing.
Smell: Sweet orange scent, but reminiscent of artificial flavoring. Not much authentic Belgian character to it.
Taste: Blue Moon is usually scoffed at by craft beer enthusiasts, and for good reason. But a lot of us forget that the beer serves a purpose of being a stepping stone from fizzy yellow beer to good beer. And in that capacity, this beer is great. As an actual Belgian White it’s far from a good example of the style. While there’s nothing particularly wrong with the palette here, there’s nothing especially good about it, either. The flavors seem a little inauthentic and what’s there is too simple and mild.
Upon my first swig I was immediately reminded of a pumpkin beer. The orangepeel and coriander spices are noticeable right away. They create for a zingy sensation, though they seem to fade away rather quickly. Through the middle there’s a sweet, almost sugary taste of orange flavoring akin to orange-flavored soda (not rich like orange juice concentrate). It finishes with a surprisingly dull, grainy taste not unlike that of a macro lager, which is actually quite baffling. Personally, I’m not offended by this palette, but it has a long way to go to truly impress me.
Drinkability: Say what you want about the taste, but it’s hard to dispute the fact Blue Moon is highly drinkable. Even drinking it indoors on a cold winter’s night it’s remarkably refreshing. The mouthfeel is on the thinner side and noticeable crisp, but not fizzy. It leaves just a slight pasty aftertaste, though it’s easily tolerable. It doesn’t seem to take full advantage of its 5.4% ABV weight. I’m sure they could deliver the same palette on a lighter, more sessionable body. But it is drinker-friendly for sure.
Bransm (9) - Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good summery beer. Goes well with a good meal. Gotta have that orange slice, though.
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