Blue Moon – Ugh!

I went through this Belgian White stage years ago… if there was a Belgian Wheat beer around, I’d drink it (hold all the crappy fruit though, please).  When I saw that this new brewery (or at least one I hadn’t heard of) called Blue Moon was now making a Belgian White Ale that you could buy at any grocery store, I was floored – I must have!  Once the six-pack was mine, I had a big ‘ole gulp of this new ale.  I swear, I almost spit it out… I know that sounds harsh – but it tasted like soapy water to me.  Belgian Whites are supposed to have a coriander and orange peel taste – and this one was way off base, tasting more like lemon Dawn detergent.  Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t expecting this new beer to taste as stellar as my beloved Hoegaarden, but I really found it not to be drinkable.

Despite not having my patronage, Blue Moon has raged on – so I guess some people out there like it.  If you enjoy Blue Moon Belgian White, pick up a real Belgian White like Hoegaarden, and you’ll see why I was so confused with where they were going.


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5 responses to “Blue Moon – Ugh!

  • G-LO

    Have you had the Avery White Rascal? The Wookie, The Alemonger, and I split a six pack of this tasty brew (there was also a Hitachino Nest White Ale, some Duvel, and an Ommegang Hennepin involved) while out with the wives for a sushi dinner. Very good beer! As good, and possibly better than an Allagash White, and it’s even a few dollars cheaper. What’s not to love?


  • The Wookie

    Never trust a brew that recommends serving it with a slice of orange. If you have to “fruit” the beer to make it drinkable then it is no good.

    With that said my wife loves Blue Moon … don’t ask me to explain why.

  • randommanda

    I don’t think I’ve tried the White Rascal, although I have heard of it. I may need to pick one up soon. I do love Allagash White though – it’s super delicious! Allagash makes some good beers!

  • Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

    Ha, ha. Not a fan of Blue Moon either.:)

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