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Blue Moon Belgian White Wheat Ale
BY BLUE MOON #2 in Beer
4.55 / 5 based on 5,339 Reviews
Blue Moon® Belgian White* was our first year-round release back in 1995.
It started with our brewmaster, Keith Villa, wanting to craft a beer inspired by the flavorful Belgian Wits he enjoyed while studying brewing in Belgium. He brewed his interpretation using Valencia orange peel versus the traditional tart Curaçao orange peel, for a subtle sweetness, and added a touch of coriander to provide balance. Then he added oats and wheat to create a smooth, creamy finish that’s inviting to the palate. As a final touch, he garnished the beer with an orange slice to heighten the citrus aroma and taste. Its natural unfiltered appearance adds to the depth of flavors in Belgian White*.
Available in 12-oz. bottles, 6-pack, 12-pack, 12-oz. can, 16-oz. can, Draftsee more...
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Blue Moon Belgian White Wheat Ale
- "It's best on Draft with an orange slice but I drink the bottles too when I want to have a couple at home or at a friends." in 10 reviews
- "One of my favorite beers - serve it with an orange for a "beer cocktail"." in 7 reviews
The taste definitely tries to mimic the experience of more crafted beers. Blue Moon has a rich flavor by Coors standards, and even by craft beer standards doesn’t come up short. It is a smooth, almost fruit inspired flavor, that makes sure it doesn’t come off as an overly sweet beer. A distinct orange flavor always lingers starting with the first sip and lasting with you until the final chug. Surprisingly a smooth beer, that drinks great when cold and doesn’t become harsh the warmer it gets, even with the citrusy aftertaste. Easily a smooth brew that can be sipped or enjoyed through the course of the night as the beer of choice.
Overall a well-balanced beer. It's enhanced with a cut of orange. To be clear, not a wedge on the side of the glass, thats too much, just a thinly sliced cut set into the glass to float on the beer, not squeezed. It's a great go to beer in a bar that has a small selection of domestics, but carries this as an alternative for people that want something a little more than average. It's isn't overly complex but it is refreshing. I suggest anyone try it that is just starting to venture out into the craft beer world and wants to begin finding new flavors to try.
Pours a murky orange with a 1 inch foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, spice, yeast, and some citrus peel aromas. Taste is of malt, grain, citrus peel, and spices. There is a mild spice bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer for what it is and pretty easy to drink as well
Blue Moon Belgian Wheat White Ale is one of my go-to beers. It definitely introduced me to wheat ales and I can't get tired of this ale. It was more or less an "introductory" beer for me -- I've become more adventurous since then -- but it's still a solid choice. I LOVE their other flavors, especially Harvest Moon Peach. It isn't too hoppy and is very smooth and refreshing. It's a great buy because I can typically find a 6 pack of bottles for around $10 or less.
Blue Moon was the beer that introduced me to "alternative beers" (I won't use the word craft since it is a Coors beer :-). I have to be honest, I LOVE this beer. I love the crispness of witbier, and the orange flavor is wonderful. For a while this was all I drank, but then had to mix some things up with red beers, lagers and other whites. I am not a huge fan of Coors american adjunct, but I think they hit the nail on the head with Blue Moon!
I know beer is so bad for you to drink in the hot sun, but I can't help myself when I'm at the beach. I HAVE to at least have a few Blue Moon's while lounging in the sand and sun. It's so refreshing (even if it's really dehydrating - I can always drink an extra bottle of water to balance it out right?) and the orange flavor to it just makes it that much more of a great summer-y beer. Definitely a beach bag essential for me!
I started drinking beer about 8 years ago when I had always thought I didn't like beer. This beer is so smooth and goes down so easily w/out any bite to it. The orange definitely adds to the flavor and I couldn't believe I ordered it in a bar one time and they didn't have any orange slices to add-I canceled my order. Since trying Blue Moon I try lots of different beers now but usually go back to this as my standby.
It's always between the White Wheat Ale and the White IPA, and most times this one comes out victorious! It's refreshing! It's tasty! The golden color and perfect thin layer of foam with an orange slice! Its everything you're expecting from an ice cold beer! BBQs, birthday parties, party for no reason parties, hanging out at the bars, this beer is the choice you should make! My mouth is watering just writing this!
All time favorite beer! Not a huge beer drinker but can always count on a Blue Moon to do the trick when I'm at an event or venue where beer is more suitable than other choices. It tastes great - especially paired with an orange. If you're not a huge beer drinker like me, I would 100% go with a Blue Moon at your next meal. It's light and has a citrus taste that will leave you satisfied, for sure.
I was introduced to Blue Moon a couple of years ago and I was blown away. When I first had it on draft, I was blown away a second time. This is my number one choice for beer. It's incredibly smooth and has 5% alcohol per bottle, which is just enough for me. I can't recall a single time that I've had a hangover after drinking Blue Moon. Definitely a must-try. You won't regret it!
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