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Old 09-19-2012, 07:43 PM   #1
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Default Blue moon beer question :)

Is this beer a beer that looks lime a hoegaarden ?


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Old 09-19-2012, 09:41 PM   #2
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Hoegaarden is what Blue Moon is trying to be. And failing quite miserably in my opinion.


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Old 09-19-2012, 09:49 PM   #3
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With respect - Blue Moon is *not* trying to be a Witbier. It is a wheat beer flavored with orange and lime, but the similarity ends there.

BM uses ale yeast, not Belgian yeast, as well as American hops and oats. There is a good thread here with one of its inventors - read on several pages, as the original recipe at the top of the post is indeed Hoegaarden style and *not* a BM clone.
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It says Belgian style White Beer right on the label and it's brewed with orange and coriander. They're obviously not trying to be a traditional witbier but its definitely a variation on the style.
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Had my first (and last!) Blue Moon last night
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I won't drink BMC products but I will drink Blue Moon since its a craft beer.

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It says Belgian style White Beer right on the label and it's brewed with orange and coriander. They're obviously not trying to be a traditional witbier but its definitely a variation on the style.

Zactly
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:20 AM   #8
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In bev owns the blue moon label. I like blue moon but since I refuse to add to BMCs earnings I brew my own.
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In bev owns the blue moon label. I like blue moon but since I refuse to add to BMCs earnings I brew my own.
I thought Blue Moon was owned by MillerCoors? Either way, there's much better examples of the style available IMHO, and making a better one is pretty easy as well.
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:12 PM   #10
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I won't drink BMC products but I will drink Blue Moon since its a craft beer.

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Isn't BM a BMC beer?


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