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Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale - Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin AleBlue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale

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BA SCORE
72
okay

2,488 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 2,488
Reviews: 716
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 19.68%
Wants: 33
Gots: 442 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-22-1998

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Ratings: 2,488 | Reviews: 716
Photo of SunsetKay
2.25/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Not really much pumpkin flavor. Not the best offering for the style.

Photo of SteveJeremy
3.08/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

One of the better Blue Moon seasonals I've had; so nicely balanced in its spices and drinkability that it gives some of the more recent Shock Top offerings I've had (Honey Bourbon Cask Wheat, Lemon Shandy) a run for their money.

Photo of Doonzman
3.99/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.75

Really good fall time beer. Watch the leaves turn color and drink this beer

Photo of ohiobeer29
1.22/5  rDev -60.6%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Below average pumpkin ale for the style

Photo of Gully1
2.86/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Can live without this one. Doesn't have the great pumpkin flavor you would expect from this seasonal brew.

Photo of beertunes
2.01/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.25

Admittedly, I don't care for pumpkin beers, and I only drank this to help a friend empty out his beer fridge, but this still wasn't a very good take on the style.

Photo of ALC82
3.85/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not a bad pumpkin brew

Photo of derekgw123
2.32/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Not the best pumpkin beer. Lacks on spice and too sweet

Photo of JamesB63
3.56/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

We like the fact that the hops dont take over the flavor profie. Good drinking beer.

Photo of KnappStout
4.74/5  rDev +52.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I'm a big fan of this Pumpkin Ale!

Photo of lticew
3.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Smells great, if not a tad artificial on the pumpkin. Taste is good, but not enlightening. Points off for weak head, lack of body, and overcarbonation.

Photo of mchegash
2.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - 3.6/5
A fairly nice light orange-brown. Extremely clear. About 2/3 finger of head when initially poured, dissipated to head within 30 seconds or so. Can see a moderate amount of carbonation rising rapidly to the top.

Smell - 3/5
Nutmeg, pumpkin, alcohol, sweet malts. The aroma is not very strong.

Taste - 2.75/5
Sweet malts are the predominate flavor, followed by subtle fall spices including nutmeg, as well as a fruity alcohol character. Don't taste any pumpkin. Something doesn't seem quite right about the taste, maybe the spices are imbalanced, or the flavor is weird, or something, but I don't particularly like the taste a lot.

Mouthfeel - 3.1/5
Light bodied, fairly crisp. Carbonation is light to moderate. Smooth drink overall.

Overall - 3/5
Overall this is just a pretty weak beer. It's not terrible in any particular aspect, but it is just completely mediochre or less in every way. The aroma is not very strong, the taste seems slightly off, the beer seems a little too watery perhaps. I've definitely had worse pumpkin ales, but you could do much better than this brew.

Photo of jooler
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Has a great dark taste of spices and pumpkin. Great reason why I love the fall season. But this beer isn't too great in hot weathers

Photo of brewqueno
2.43/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

This is not a pumpkin ale. Maybe they added pumpkin - maybe they forgot to add it to the batch... Maybe a hint of spice.... Tastes like a basic brown ale to me. Not bad, though. It's good, but not what I'm looking for in the fall.

Photo of harjoeb2010
4.07/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smooth, and relaxing. Not bad for the money.

Photo of Inyoureyes85
4.1/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not as good as Pumking but it has its qualities.

Photo of DarthVorador
3.72/5  rDev +20%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Not a bad Pumpkin Ale. Certainly had worse...but had much better too.

Photo of bmeehan
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Solid pumpkin beer that doesn't do much yet doesn't suck.

Photo of malprep
3.75/5  rDev +21%

Enjoyed this smooth Pumpkin Ale

Photo of Beerma
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

This was good but not the bests! I would buy a 6 on sale not a 12~

Photo of ArchimedesSox
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Pours a clear copper color with a really good 2 finger head that hangs around a while leaving decent lacing on a 20oz pub glass.

Smell is pretty good. I get pumpkin and spice along with that wheat smell that is characteristic of all blue moon beer.

Taste is pretty good too. Once again that pumpkin is the main player with the spice taste too. Oh and that wheat taste of a blue moon is there too.

Mouthfeel is light to medium with good carbonation.

Overall, a decent pumpkin beer. I wouldnt rush out and get some of this, there are definitely better choices but with good availability and an above average beer I would not hesitate to buy it if I was craving the pumpkin taste in the fall.

Photo of StoutBrotha602
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

a regular tasting pumpkin ale.. not impressive

Photo of DuffDaddy
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Mixed six from Publix. A really smooth pumpkin beer. Unfortunately, points off for being a Coors product. :^)

Photo of gbarbee
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Appearance: Amber
Smell: Slight pumpkin spices
Taste: Slight pumpkin flavor
Mouthfeel: Light
Drinkability: A decent beer but not one that I would choose to buy again.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of nicholas2121
4.3/5  rDev +38.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale brewed by Coors Brewing Company. This brew has an ABV of 5.70% Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale pours out of the bottle, a nice light brown color with an off white head. The smell is rich with pumpkin and spices. You also pick up on some grains and sweetness in the smell of this brew. At first the the taste is bold with flavor. It puts you in mind of pumpkin pie. There is a lot going on in this brew. A lot of bold flavor with a nice clean finish. The mouthfeel is nice bold and clean. Nothing bad to say about this brew. Over all I'm giving this brew a 4.25 out of 5. Coors did a nice job with this one. I would buy this brew again.

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Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale from Coors Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 2,488 ratings.