1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale - Coors Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin AleBlue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
71
okay

1,991 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,991
Reviews: 670
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 19.48%
Wants: 22
Gots: 106 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-22-1998)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,991 | Reviews: 670 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of Jason
Jason

Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date printed on the neck of the bottle.

Pours a stiff head, two finger high. Brilliant copper color. Gourd aroma with some faint spicing and caramel-like malt. Snap in the crispness, pretty smooth with a moderate sized body. Even spicing with some pumpkin going on. Dry maltiness aside from a quick push of caramel. Very little hopping here which is fine. Finishes dry with some spice.

Nothing epic but not to shabby either. A decent pick for a low key holiday party that perhaps has a lot of non-beer drinkers.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2011 03:19:16 | More by Jason
Photo of BeerAdvocate
BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Beer review from BA Mag Oct 2007.

Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale is a spawn of the Blue Moon portfolio, which is part of the Molson Coors Brewing Company. It's been around since September 1996 and is now brewed in Toronto, Canada.

Right away we noticed the exceptional head retention, with tiny bubbles that leave some lacing behind. Bright copper color; clarity is perfect. Spicy sweet aroma, smell of gingersnaps, biscotti and caramel. A bit of smoothness comes out from the crisp moderately sized body. Spicy over the top with a hint of alcohol that warms after each sip; bready malt flavors for the base peak in the middle yet fade quickly. The caramel malt flavor seems to have more of an impact on the palate and does seem to balance the spiciness for the most part. Minimal hopping lets the spices come through fully with more of an allspice flavor than anything else. Finishes just as spicy as it started with a slow drying end.

We'll say it: too clean. Perhaps the lack of hops and bitterness? But this is to be expected coming from a big brewer. With that said, it just does not have the same gritty raw feel to it and it's hard to imagine a brewer chopping pumpkins for the mash when a beer is this clean. A good beer for the faint of palate.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2010 00:24:00 | More by BeerAdvocate
More User Reviews:
Photo of f_raud
f_raud

California

3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

07-23-2014 04:39:11 | More by f_raud
Photo of Stagga_Lee
Stagga_Lee

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

07-22-2014 05:50:17 | More by Stagga_Lee
Photo of Ropowers3
Ropowers3

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

07-21-2014 17:16:37 | More by Ropowers3
Photo of CraigTravor
CraigTravor

Tennessee

1.75/5  rDev -43.2%

07-20-2014 06:11:24 | More by CraigTravor
Photo of Jeff1121
Jeff1121

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

07-20-2014 02:58:07 | More by Jeff1121
Photo of Sellen
Sellen

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -2.6%

07-19-2014 17:24:07 | More by Sellen
Photo of KrittyKratz
KrittyKratz

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-19-2014 14:51:08 | More by KrittyKratz
Photo of Eman17
Eman17

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -26.9%

07-19-2014 00:38:45 | More by Eman17
Photo of Jknapp72
Jknapp72

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

07-18-2014 02:51:47 | More by Jknapp72
Photo of costanzo_mike
costanzo_mike

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -2.6%

07-17-2014 13:59:30 | More by costanzo_mike
Photo of MikeRusso
MikeRusso

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -2.6%

07-17-2014 02:29:08 | More by MikeRusso
Photo of noperative
noperative

Louisiana

2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

07-17-2014 00:40:54 | More by noperative
Photo of Jlabs
Jlabs

New York

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-16-2014 17:52:54 | More by Jlabs
Photo of MillerMan16
MillerMan16

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -2.6%

07-15-2014 21:24:36 | More by MillerMan16
Photo of Dexterityviking
Dexterityviking

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -2.6%

07-15-2014 04:43:42 | More by Dexterityviking
Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

3/5  rDev -2.6%

07-14-2014 23:45:47 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
Photo of katieapainter
katieapainter


3/5  rDev -2.6%

07-14-2014 14:36:33 | More by katieapainter
Photo of Cjvicknair
Cjvicknair

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +29.9%

07-14-2014 00:39:28 | More by Cjvicknair
Photo of chip26
chip26

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-13-2014 23:47:44 | More by chip26
Photo of hipHOPSanonymous
hipHOPSanonymous


3/5  rDev -2.6%

07-13-2014 21:05:06 | More by hipHOPSanonymous
Photo of Jmbbabson
Jmbbabson

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

07-12-2014 00:25:34 | More by Jmbbabson
Photo of EJosesA
EJosesA

California

3/5  rDev -2.6%

07-11-2014 17:37:35 | More by EJosesA
Photo of heliocopter
heliocopter

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

07-10-2014 15:08:14 | More by heliocopter
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale from Coors Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 1,991 ratings.