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RATINGS: 3192   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.
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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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cappadonna (110) - Delray Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2005
Draft. Had a sweet citrusy aroma. The flavor, that which could be tasted (not much to begin with), had similar citrus elements. A very drinkable beer, but no notes of distinction.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tennisjoel (1403) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Given this is coors this is very good! Not a huge flavor, but definitely drinkable. Drank at Old Chicago. Power went out! Halloween! Thought this was some kind of trick. No joking, this was real. Flavor is okay... enhanced by orange. Shouldnt need that. However, decent by Coors standards. I would drink again if nothing else was avalable. If Coors was the only brand available I would have to decide between Killians and Belgian White. Not terrible.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Strykzone (6946) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2008 Re-rating this one up. Had it again and enjoyed it very much. Served with an orange slice (why?). Aroma was delicious fruit and wheat. Flavor was same as aroma. Both held well up through the end of the glass.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - NOV 2, 2005
12 oz. bottle. Hazy, light gold pour, looks a bit darker that other witbiers I have tried. Quick fading white head, almost no lacing. Nose is mostly coriander and wheat. Flavor matches the nose, mostly coriander and wheat. While smooth, it does not excite the tongue like better whites. The coriander flavor really hangs with you in the finish, detracting from an otherwise pretty good experience. I am shocked, however, to find out that this is a Coors product - not great, but CLEARLY the best this brewer has to offer - head and shoulders above the other Coors products. NOTE: sampled this back to back with the Hoegaarden White, and the Hoegaarden was so good I may have been too harsh on the Blue Moon. Either way, if you like this beer, nail down a Hoegaarden - you wont go back!

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2005
Not a very interesting beer in my opinion. Easy to drink, sure, but it leaves something to be desired.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
demitriustown (1186) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2005
Blue Moon. Hmmmmm. Sit down at the bar looking for a halfway decent brew out of the meager selection. They got Blue Moon a decent Witbeer. I order. The bring back a mug with an orange on the side, so I throw the orange in the ashtray and continue to taste the beer. A very cloudy light yellow consistency with minimal white head. Wheaty, very citrusy, and spices. And a note to the bartenders out there stop putting oranges on the side of witbeers. I like the taste of the beer and dont need to dilute it with an orange.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2005
On tap at Rivers Restaurant, Chicago, IL. Hazy light yellow hued having small white diminishing head with spare lacing. Not sure the head was killed as the result of unwanted lemon slice contamination. Soft carbonation. Light malty citrus aroma (thanks to the lemon slice contamination). Light-to-medium bodied that starts and finishes with slightly sweet malty flavor with some light bitterness. A refreshing, drinkable wheat beer.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
pbird (39) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Not good. Too wheaty and hopsy. My wife got this on a trip to target. Im divorcing her tomorrow. Yuck!!!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
all4pearljam (1) - Ocean City, Maryland, USA - NOV 2, 2005 does not count
GREAT beer....I am not really a "fruit" beer kinda person, but this is great with an orange slice. It is a little expensive at the bar ($4-$5 draft), but worth it to try

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2006 oh its very very smooth. it tastes just right. easily keeps the night going with no fuss, just sweet smooth creamy beer. lite n lemony. keep em going. perfect session beer, esp. if its cheap.


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