Blue Moon Belgian White

Today was the end of a very rough work week. I went out with my buddy to one of my favorite sports bars to grab some dinner and a brew. I was planning on doing the strongman tomorrow, but I just managed to twist my knee. I’m thinking that perhaps a strongman is not the best idea. Anyways, back to the beer. They really didn’t have a lot to choose from. And again, I’m getting to the point that I’ve had so many beers that it’s a struggle to find one to review at a normal bar. This is a beer I’ve had many times and I really can’t believe that I haven’t reviewed it.

ABV: 5.4%

Style: Witbier

Trivia: According to wikipedia, “The most literal meaning of blue moon is when the moon (not necessarily a full moon) appears to a casual observer to be unusually bluish, which is a rare event. The effect can be caused by smoke or dust particles in the atmosphere, as has happened after forest fires in Sweden and Canada in 1950 and 1951, and after the eruption of Krakatoa in 1883, which caused the moon to appear blue for nearly two years. Other less potent volcanos have also turned the moon blue. People saw blue moons in 1983 after the eruption of the El Chichon volcano in Mexico, and there are reports of blue moons caused by Mt. St. Helens in 1980 and Mount Pinatubo in 1991.”

Random: This was one of the beers that got me into craft beer. It took me awhile to figure out it was made by Coors…

This is a beer that people either enjoy or seem to love to hate. For me, it has a certain sentimental value. Whenever I drink Blue Moon, it brings me back to the good times that I’ve had (usually at outdoor bars) when I was in my early twenties. So, I guess for me, it has more sentimental value than anything. It’s also a beer that I’ll drink if I’m at a bar that has nothing else on tap except macros. Now that I’ve brought you down memory lane, let’s get into the review. The beer poured a cloudy orange color with no visible carbonation due to the color. The head on the beer was pure white and barely one finger and dissipated quickly with no lacing left on the glass. The nose was a bit of citrus, a hint of spice and a little wheat. On the taste, the citrus was definitely the dominant flavor. The spice was pretty muted and wheat was also apparent. The finish was quick and fruity. Despite the fact that I’ve found much better witbiers, this one is still an easy drinker and incredibly refreshing. I’ll definitely have it again, even if it’s made by Coors.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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  1. Pingback: St. Bernardus Witbier « Beerproof – Adventures in Drinking

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