RATINGS: 3212   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
"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.
Editors Note: Much of this beers 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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2006
From the bottle, pours a hazy pale yellow with a foamy white head. No lacing on the glass, but the head doesnt immediately fade. Aromas of bitters, citrus, and yeast. Tastes smooth from the start to the finish, and has a thicker feel than some other Belgians. Tastes of oranges and lemons, with some yeasty flavors at the end. Really no aftertaste. Not my favorite Belgian, but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 8, 2006
Draft. Pours like a typical Belgian wit, cloudy golden, with a wisp of a head. Slight slight Aroma of orange peel, wheat malt, and spice. Texture was a tad watery and fizzy, but flavor was of yeast, coriander, and wheat malt. Not an outstanding example of the style, but still drinkable. A good beer to use for weaning BMC drinkers off bad beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 4, 2006
"Pour a cloudy golden color. Different for a beer, one to end a night of drinking with. Very smooth and creamy. Has a nice citrus aroma and flavor. Couldnt drink many at the same time but a nice beer."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarrettB (1561) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 3, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2007 Blue Moon, a mass produced (Coors!) Belgian White, looks and tastes like a goodwill effort on the behalf of brewing magnates to pry Americans from their dear and all too near cans of pale lager and into something a bit more sophisticated. While it may not always be successful in stomping out a passionate community of withered lager drinkers, the Blue Moon takes steps to wean them off their sickly addiction and into something with more depth. When I was a wee lad I was introduced to good beer by means of a Witbier: Hoegaarden. Sadly, Hoegaarden is just a bit too foreign and a tad too hard to spell for the average Yankee to pick up and enjoy. So to me Blue Moon is a good prologue to what will hopefully be many long and elaborate chapters of the book of elegant beers. I was well into my beerological career by the time I had Blue Moon, but ordered a glass on the hypothetical premise that I had missed something potentially crucial to my education. A scholar of literature has an equal obligation to read Jane Austen as he does to read J.K. Rowling for the same reason that both have an impact on the reading community, even though they are of disparate depths. So the same applies here, though I cant make any vainglorious claims to a superior understanding of beer. As for the Blue Moon itself, the color is a very cloudy apricot orange, topped with a thin and ethereal head. The smell is linear; a pinch of citrus and the rest is fairly yeasty. The taste is extremely difficult for me to pick apart; I want to say it reminds me of weak salsa or corn meal, but those make it sound less appealing than it is. The flavor may be elusive, but it isnt complex. It is sufficient to say that its miles above Coors popular swill, and should be used as a guiding hand when helping a victim of bad beer to find the shining path to a delicious beer future.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
stoutchap (422) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2006
Was that a beer I just drank? It looked like a beer? It fizzed a little, had a little white head that disappeared and was kind of a hazy off gold color. Buit I couldnt smell anything. It was as if water was in my glass. And taste? Hmm . . . not sure. I guess it tasted like beer - nothing distinguishable or noteworthy. I followed it up with something else just to make sure my taste bud-switch had not been put in the off position.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2006
Pours a cloudy light orange color. Aroma of orange citrus with some floral accents. Light orange citrus taste - difficult to describe, but imagine drinking something with a beer body and a subdued orange zest flavor. One of my favorite bar beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
NNCRed (17) - Idaho, USA - DEC 30, 2005
Light golden color, distinct orange scent and taste. Im not a huge fan of Belgian Whites, but this is a nice accesible beer to have around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beachbum25 (1086) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Tap-First time Ive had this beer on tap. Pours cloudy orange w/a large foamy light brown head which lasts a while. Definite citrus/floral aroma. Somewhat sweet, fruity, citrus taste which is hard to describe, like orange but not exactly. Long fizzy, creamy finish. Draft version much better than bottle. Refreshing change of pace beer, but I wouldnt drink it all the time.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Pours a cloudy yellow. Aromas of orange and spice. Flavor has too much orange, I didnt care for this beer at all. White beers arent high on my list.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
uart (10) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Smells like butter, which could be pleasant, except that the beer has no actual buttery flavors to it. When poured from a tap it emerges without much head and very cloudy. It doesnt look how you would expect beer to look, more like drawn butter. The flavor is harsh, and its hard to enjoy any texture it might have due to the gagging reflex that the taste/smell mismatch can invoke.

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