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RATINGS: 3166   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"Belgian White Ale" (North America) / "North American Craft Beer" (UK)
Brewed with oats for creaminess and spiced with the perfect combination of orange peel and coriander.
An unfiltered wheat ale spiced in the Belgian tradition for an uncommonly smooth taste.
Gold medalist (white beer) at 1995 World Beer Championships, silver medalist (white beer) at 1996 and 1997 World Beer Championships. 171 calories per 12-ounce serving and 5.4% abv.
Editor’s Note: Much of this beer’s production now comes from the Molson brewery in Toronto. A small portion of Denver draught production comes from the SandLot brewery. Still other product may continue to hail from Golden. 7/19/08.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2007 Draught and bottle. cloudy straw/golden, white head. Draught was served with orange slice. Not a whole lot of aroma. Malty, sweet, nice wheat balnce, citrus and coriander, tangy and refreshing. Some yeast flavors as well.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Contra (30) - USA - AUG 18, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2006 It should be noted that there can be a big difference from bottle to bottle with this beer. On tap, especially with a wedge of orange, it’s almost always silky and refreshing. Very even carbonation, with flavor of yeast and wheat. Again, there are times when Blue Moon isn’t as good as normal, but for the most part, it’s quite good. I’ve noticed this same problem with Coors Light (a bad to decent beer for it’s class), and considering that Coors distributes Blue Moon, there might be something to it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2005
Aroma is a plain sweet sugar. Flavor has an almost floral, perfume like characteristic, over some general wheat and lemons. Palate really lacks, with a dose of water.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 16, 2005
I’m not a huge fan of belgian whites, but when I try a good one I know it. This is just poor. Watered down, odd flavors, and way too sweet. I didnt know when I was drinking it that it was made by a swill brewer, but now that i see that i feel better about not enjoying it.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigNasty (55) - South Lyon, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2005
Pretty good "microbrew" style offering for such a large company. Tied with Killian’s Red for my favorite Coors beers. Great typical white-style citrus and coriander flavor with hefe-like cloudiness and mouthfeel. No reason to drink bad lagers if this is available.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
waffleman (8) - USA - AUG 14, 2005 does not count
Great beer. Smells great not as couldy as some Belgian whites. Goes down really smooth. Is better on tap than in a bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimhilt (2555) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 14, 2005
Pours with a three-finger white head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Light cloudy amber color with some yeast left in the bottle. Light bodied and light carbonation. Nose is wheat. Starts with some sweetness, some cloves and a clean finish. Nice. $5.74 for a 6-pack of 12oz from Super Walmart Concord, NH. Label has it brewed by Blue Moon Brewing Co.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
delmecum (87) - Western Illinois, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2005
Wow what a surprise to see and drink at a small hotel bar. A nice crisp delightful tasting beer. A beer to recomend to those stuck on the big 3 TV commercialized alcohol laden water drinkers.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tavas (9) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 11, 2005 does not count
This ’perfumy’ beer deserves to be more widely available than it seems to be.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
birdwax (13) - Horsham, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2005
Rather enjoyed this beer from the draft. Had a great looking color and was cloudy. Good sweet flavor, but not overpowering any other aspects of the beer. Good overall balance and a good summer treat. Not bad for a specialy macro brew


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