Blue Moon’s taste is very wheat-forward, with a subtle sweetness and sparkling citrus flavor. There is just a hint of spiciness on the finish from the coriander that is used in brewing.
It boasts a creamy body from the oats used in brewing, but make no mistake, Blue Moon is not a heavy beer.
Brewmaster Keith Villa designed it to be slightly sweeter and more approachable than traditional Belgian Witbiers to appeal to an American palate.
The wheatiness is balanced by a refreshing juiciness and just a hint of spice on the finish. It is mildly sweet in a natural sort of way, not cloying like other “juicy” beers of its kind.
Garnishing Blue Moon with orange enhances its fruity qualities. On its own, you’ll pick up just a hint of citrus. With a twist of fresh-squeezed orange juice, those flavors shine even more.
The citrus aroma in Blue Moon is undeniable, but it’s balanced with substantial wheatiness and the slightest whiff of coriander.
Blue Moon’s appearance is very distinct among other popular American beers, though its cloudiness is common for beers of its ilk.
You’ll enjoy Blue Moon if you’re a fan of light, spicy flavors with a bit of sweetness.