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RATINGS: 2883   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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"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.
Editorís Note: Much of this beerís 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.


Genny's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Genny (12) - Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2011
If you want something not-too-expensive and pretty-good tasting, I recommend this particular ale.


2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 3/20
rolfc81 (70) - - NOV 26, 2014
Better than I thought but not my favorite. Super cold from Tommy T fridge............

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GreatDane1632 (511) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 23, 2014
What can I say, itís blue moon. Thin body, but they pump enough spices into it to give it a decent flavor. Would prefer not to drink this, but Iíll take it over an American Light Lager, I guess.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
pricey290483 (386) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2014
have had this beer a few times now on tap and in bottle and i am not convinced i have heard some people say it is really good and all they drink but i just canít get that excited about it pale appearance fruity aroma with a taste of orange running through it

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
peperruti (3) - Panama, PANAMA - NOV 14, 2014 does not count
Heard great things about this beer in particular, all of them were true. It has that particular true Pilsner taste which doesnít disappoint at all.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
torejh (8) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 12, 2014 does not count
355 ml bottle. Pours a straw yellow colour with a medium white head. Aroma of citrus fruits and coriander. Taste is light sour. Above average carbonation. A bit too thin for a good wit.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wollipam (16) - - NOV 8, 2014
This is one of the beers that started me branching away from my AB/St. Louis roots. Now just average to me compared to the much tastier beers I drink. Nice color and orangey somewhat sweeter taste. Average aroma and palate. It really does taste better with an orange in it.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rostosto (26) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 8, 2014
A tale of two halves here. It looks great with the unfiltered element giving a very inviting colour and haze. The aroma is sweet and typical of the variety. The taste letís it down here. I didnít have it upright in the fridge as I didnít know it was unfiltered so I may be doing it a disservice. Its meaty and orangey, the oats seem to leave it unbalaced however this gives it a nice mouthful creaminess. The taste goes from orange to meat to thin and back to meat and lemon. Could do better. I wanted to review this higher and I still might be too generous. But the appearance , aroma and look is simply great.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tca21 (51) - Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Appearance: a hazy yellow color with a medium head. Aroma: smells like orange peel, lemon and wheat. Tastes like some fruits and other citrus notes. Refreshing but not a good witbier.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackafholmes (296) - - NOV 2, 2014
Common room, Sheffield. Misty pale orange ale. Aroma of orange peel and peppery wheat. Taste is soft sweetness and very slight sour citrus. Medium body, medium carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cimbasso (193) - - OCT 30, 2014
Purchased in a 355ml bottle (if that figure seems a little random, it is the equivalent of 12 fl oz) in Sainsburyís as íNorth American Craft Beer Blue Mooní.í North Americaní is significant, because it is a Denver beer brewed in Toronto. The label is almost identical to the one in the illustration. The beer is a very hazy golden yellow with a white head. Spicy and zesty aromas. The taste is much creamier than a regular witbier, lacking the zestiness of a typical Belgian example. I would guess this comes from the use of oats in the Blue Moon brewing process. It has hints of coriander and orange peel, but little hop taste. This is a very pleasant, interesting and drinkable beer.


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