Fun fact: Blue Moon is a Coors product. Some may know this, but it’s important enough to bring up when reviewing this very un-Coors like brew.
Blue Moon, a white beer, has a carbonated-pulp look not unlike Orangina. And funny enough, it also has a citrus-infused taste that’s usually complimented by a slice of orange when served at certain bars. While a slice of orange may be overkill to most it does effectively intensify the fruity aroma Blue Moon wears ever-so-proudly.
The brew’s closest relative (and competition) would unfortunately be Hoegaarden, high-shaman of the sweet beer stable. To compare the two is quite unfair, seeing that Hoegaarden is far more expensive – and far more tasty, admittingly.
Calling Blue Moon a low-rent Hoegaarden may seem a bit harsh; but considering the quality of the beer it’s being compared to you could do far, far worse in terms of taste. Sure it’s more “watery,” but not as watered-down as Natty Ice and beers of that ilk.
My preferred time to drink Blue Moon would have to be in the late, autumnal hours of October…like right now!
A mild citrus taste that goes down easy – in the end you can’t go wrong with That Old Devil Moon.
Blue Moon Belgian Wheat Ale Stats
Tastes like: Hoegaarden’s scrappy little brother
Smells like: fermented Orangina (that’s a good thing)
Alcohol content: fantastic in bulk; it’s the beer that keeps on giving