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Old 09-20-2012, 02:19 PM   #11
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Blue Moon Belgian White, a Belgian-style witbier brewed by Blue Moon Brewing Co. in Golden, Colorado, was launched in 1995. Blue Moon Brewing Co. is a part of Tenth and Blake Beer Company, the craft and import division of Chicago-based MillerCoors.

MillerCoors is a joint venture between SABMiller and Molson Coors Brewing Company.

Molson Coors Brewing Company formed in 2005 by the merger of Molson of Canada and Coors of the United States and SABMiller is a British multinational brewing and beverage company headquartered in London, United Kingdom.


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Old 09-20-2012, 06:37 PM   #12
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Guys with all that said and done is the blue moon a taste alike of a hoegarden ? I'm looking for a good witbier because the last recipie from northern brewer in the beer smith data base tasted like **** !! It was a hefeweisen and the numbers and readings were SMACK on target, but all and all tastes like **** Water with high temp banana floral fermentation tastes I want a real wheat beer like Hoegaarden

All the postes talked about the makers of this beer but no one said if it was a taste alike


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Old 09-20-2012, 07:25 PM   #13
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Personally I think Blue Moon taste like nothing I have ever wanted to put in my mouth.

I made the Austin Homebrew Supply Belgian White and it was pretty tasty. My friends liked it too.
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:43 PM   #14
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So why not try BM and find out for yourself or just drink Horgaarden?
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Old 09-20-2012, 07:49 PM   #15
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They are similar in that they are lighter beers that both use coriander and orange peel. Does BM taste more like Hoegaarden than the hefeweisen you brewed? It should. Would a casual drinker consider BM to be a 'taste alike' of Hoegaarden. Probably. Would someone who has a deep appreciation of Belgian beers think BM is a 'taste alike'? Probably Not. Will it be close enough for your taste? I have no idea. Brew it and see.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:19 PM   #16
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When I'm out, and the choice is BMC or Blue Moon/ Fat Tire, guess which I order.
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:09 AM   #17
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If you are looking to brew a Belgian wit, hoegaarden is the current definition of the style. It has the flavor and character of the style that is completely missing in blue moon. I would highly recommend you try one before you brew a wit or you may be surprised by the unique flavors a good wit has. If blue moon is your reference you might even think you screwed something up
If you brew a true to style wit.
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:14 AM   #18
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I dislike wheat beers, especially wits, but I'll tell you that Blue Moon doesn't taste like Hoegaarden.

Blue Moon is a "dumbed down" wit beer. Just like you wouldn't consider Miller Lite a pilsner (which it is billed as), you wouldn't consider Blue Moon a wit.

Sure, there might be similarities in color but Blue Moon has little flavor. If you brew a Blue Moon clone, it will be not much like Hoegaarden, and vice versa.
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I like wheat beers, but Blue Moon is hit or miss for me. Sometimes it will taste pretty darn good, then other times it's just got too much bite for me to handle. I tried a sixer of their pumpkin ale, which isn't bad but nowhere near as good as the Schalfly's my brother brought back. Even though there's more abv in the Schlafly, it's way smoother than Blue Moon's.
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:27 AM   #20
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When I'm out, and the choice is BMC or Blue Moon/ Fat Tire, guess which I order.
Same as me. I love Fat Tire and am debating on whether I should order the "phat tyre" kit from NB.


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