Beer Wednesday – Blue Moon Belgian White Ale
Happy Beer Wednesday!
Today I’m bringing you a review of a shockingly vegan beer, Blue Moon’s flagship Belgian White Ale.
This beer is a standard white ale, and, in fact, is, on a state by state level, the best selling beer in the country.
Now, if this is indeed the case, well, it’s better than most of the beers on that map, but let’s be honest, nothing brewed by MillerCoors could possible be that good. It just isn’t in their nature.
That having been said, this isn’t terrible beer. Calling it good might be a little strong, but it’s. . . fine. The fact that it is 5.4% ABV helps make it more palatable, but the sort of wheaty, and still bland nose, coupled with a thin, somewhat filmy taste make it over all, not very good.
Now, don’t misunderstand, Blue Moon is better than any other beer brewed by MillerCoors, but with just 9 IBUs and the claim that it has “zesty orange fruitiness,” well, it just doesn’t have sufficient balance to satisfy a decent beer drinker. If you’re looking for something to swill at a similar price point, I would go with Yuengling lager, or Magic Hat #9.
This beer, while the best of a bad bunch, earns a 2 out of 6 on my six-pack scale. I’d avoid it, but I’d love to hear if you disagree.