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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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2,006 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,006
Reviews: 670
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 19.48%
Wants: 23
Gots: 113 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-22-1998)
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newbrewer_zb

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +38%

01-08-2014 17:50:08 | More by newbrewer_zb
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b1515152004

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +38%

10-27-2013 22:28:33 | More by b1515152004
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Srive009

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +38%

05-18-2013 23:43:47 | More by Srive009
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Kastler

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +38%

11-15-2012 03:25:23 | More by Kastler
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.23/5  rDev +37.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale has a very thick, fluffy, off-white or cream-colored head, a clear, copper appearance, lots of tiny streaming bubbles, and a good amount of thick lacing left on the glass. The aroma is essentially of pumpkin pie- spices, pumpkin, dough, sweetness, etc. Just terrific! The flavor is likewise pumpkin pie in a glass, with an added, underlying beer flavor, bitterness, and even some sourness. Mouthfeel is medium and a bit soft, and Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale finishes mostly dry, refreshing, pleasant, and delicious. I was shocked, to say the least. I highly recommend giving this a try!

RJT

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2012 13:59:18 | More by RonaldTheriot
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Alfred


4.18/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

As far as pumpkin beers go, this one is off the chain. Forget what the antiquated reviewers think; I can drink a six pack to the head by my lonesome, and not feel any raunchiness towards the makers. This beer is the shit!
I won't go into the Yuppy classifications : ASTMO...if you want pretentiousness check Google. I will keep it unadulteratingly real: this beer is good-quality pumpkin. Not the best, but drinkable, and worth the money spent. I have a bigger problem with the ass-clowns trying to act like like they know what "good beer" is. Fuk 'Em! and Fuk' Em good!

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 04:28:14 | More by Alfred
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CAP1868

North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A-Light amber/reddish color with a small head nothing much else

S- Smells of spices coriander and pumpkin, smells just like fall in my humble opinion

T- Tastes just like it smells full of pumpkin with heavy spices. A spiced pumpkin pie comes to mind when I try to explain taste.

M-Relatively light for all the spices and pumpkin mixed into this brew

D- The carbonation in my opinion is great and I could drink quite a few of this delicious beer.

I really enjoy this brew even though it gets a bad rap from people because it is a Coors product. This beer really made me want to go out and try different types of beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2009 13:46:10 | More by CAP1868
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agleas1

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I'm generally not a fan of Pumpkin beers, but this one is pretty tasty! Seems less "pumpkiny" than last years version. Recently had it at a beer dinner paired with a German brat and sauteed root vegetables...they were great together. In a word-delicious!

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 13:38:41 | More by agleas1
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

So I gave in on this one only because it was a seasonal. I am really not a fan of Blue Moon in general, but figured I would give this one a shot and see how it fared. I was actually pleasantly surprised. Poured a nice clear deep pumpkin colored amber with a huge off white fizzy and foamy head on the top. A ton of carbonation bubbling up from the bottom kept it replenished enough that it had some nice side glass lace present. The aroma was very inviting, tons of spice were blowing you away from the very beginning. I was quite impressed with how strong the aroma of nutmeg and spice coming off of it was. A nice malty and bread like back was apparent as well and this translated over to the taste wonderfully. A deep rich spiced flavor came over you immediately. It had the definite pumpkin pie spiced taste, but not overblown. This was subtle enough to get the pint across without being too sweet and really making you say enough. Great feel, nice and light with a great medium body and full flavor. The carbonation stuck around until the very end and made it feel very full. I easily could have had more then one and was quite surprised with how easy of a drinker it was. Overall I really actually enjoyed this. I have had some better seasonals before, but this was a solid offering and there was no doubt about it. I would not hesitate to try this one again, it was really well done and light enough to be sessionable. My first good experience from Blue Moon, heck it had to happen sometime.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2007 00:16:11 | More by mikesgroove
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jasonjlewis

Texas

4.1/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is not a true pumpkin ale. It's more like a pumpkin spiced ale. The beer tastes very nice. Complex. Pumpkin with nutmeg and caramel malts. Hop character is in the backround and blends nicely. The beer clings to the mouth nicely and is crisp. This is a beer everyone can enjoy. If you don't like pumpkin ales, don't be afraid of this one, pumpkin is just a spice in the brew.

This is a very seasonable brew. I was very pleased.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2006 14:35:19 | More by jasonjlewis
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jeremyd365

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy dark amber with a small white head and seemingly having medium-high carbonation. The smell is a pleasant spiciness with mild pumpkin. It is medium-bodied and sits well in the mouth. The taste is where it's at! The pumpkin and spices land much harder than I would have expected from the milder scent. It's got a strong finish and aftertaste which is really delicious. This one's not too heavy either so it's really drinkable. I'll definitely be having this one again.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2008 00:17:29 | More by jeremyd365
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ConsumerOfBeer

Maryland

4.06/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer is essentially pumpkin pie in a glass. Definitely not a bad thing if that's what your in the mood for, and I was.

A: Honestly can't remember for the life of me. 3.5!

S: Smells of sweet pumpkin and lots of spice. Could almost be a wintertime drink.

T: The most pumpkin flavor I've ever tasted in a beer, and I loooveee pumpkin. Very heavily spiced with a sweet start and finish. Ever so skunky, however, but Blue Moon tends to do that for me in general (still enjoy it).

M: Just like eating a pumpkin pie. Seriously.

O: I really enjoyed this beer. If you want something for after a meal, or just something for the fall season, I would recommend this brew. Any pumpkin lover will like this. Fact.

Serving type: on-tap

10-23-2013 06:39:54 | More by ConsumerOfBeer
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another find in my cellar. Tomorrow is Christmas in July at Iron Hill, so why not a prelude Hallowe'en/Thanksgiving beer today?

From the bottle: "This amber-colored, naturally flavored ale is only brewed in the autumn and combines the flavor of vine-ripened pumpkin & spices with traditional crystal malt."; "With its clove, nutmeg and allspice flavors, this amber-colored ale is perfect for fall's crisp, clear days. Serve this hearty brew with all of your autumn meals."

It looks to have held up quite well! I got a dense finger of tawny head with great retention in the heat from my pour. Color was an orangish-amber with NE-quality clarity. The spices really carried the day on the nose. I got clove immediately and I am not sure that I can discern between nutmeg and allspice, but there was more than just clove in there. Mouthfeel was medium to full and the spices had mellowed into a melange of spice, almost cinnamon-like, but quite nice. Finish was dry and refreshing, very welcome on this humid afternoon. I recommend drinking any you may have still around so that you can load up on the fresh stuff in a few months.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2011 20:40:41 | More by woodychandler
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a festive orange-amber color. A plump and creamy head looks to have some staying power, but dwindles to a bare covering and fairly sold collar.

The smell yields pleasant pumpkin notes, some decent albeit light spiciness thrown in and a tad yeasty, too. A bit more than I expected from Coors, whatever that's worth. More cinnamon aromas emerge as it warms and endure for the entire sampling, earning bonus points from this cinna-head.

Taste is a little on the candyish side, but not bad. The malts are there as are the requisite fall spices. Softer than Buffalo Bill's taste-wise. This has better balance I think between the malts, the pumpkin, and the spice flavors. The aftertaste gravitates towards an enjoyable cinnamon-clove thing that makes for a thumbs-up ending.

Mouthfeel is sturdy, not too heavy. An artificial sweetness pushes it towards cloying, but it's not *that* sweet. Does drape in the mouth a bit, though.

A very nice drinkable seasonal for both fall and winter. It was a decent crossover hit at a Halloween party I went to. Guys and gals alike, while they didn't go crazy over it, all seemed to enjoy the change of pace with this pleasant spice-style beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2003 05:27:05 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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jeffmonarch

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle in a pint glass.

A - Orange brown clear in color with a thick white head.

S - Pumpkin, spice and malt.

T - One of the better pumpkin ales. Definite pumpkin flavor. There are a lot of spices also. I can pick up the nutmeg, it's very strong. It tastes a lot like pumpkin pie mix before you bake it, only a little less sweet.

M - Light bodied with good carbonation.

D - Good beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2008 05:33:15 | More by jeffmonarch
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BFC84

Ohio

4/5  rDev +29.9%

07-08-2012 16:59:42 | More by BFC84
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ksiazewski

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +29.9%

05-19-2012 03:07:41 | More by ksiazewski
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oceanrue

Florida

4/5  rDev +29.9%

10-19-2013 23:46:20 | More by oceanrue
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Chandler_R

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +29.9%

12-27-2013 06:26:24 | More by Chandler_R
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Moserman331

Georgia

4/5  rDev +29.9%

12-02-2011 15:53:41 | More by Moserman331
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a 1 inch frothy off-white head that falls to a creamy and patchy layer of foam and good lacing all the way down. Amber color and filtered clarity. Aroma is of fresh cut pumpkin, caramel malt, and pumpkin pie spices. Flavor is a balanced blend of crystal malt, vegetables (pumpkin?), spices, wheat bite and a tinge of hop bitterness to balance. Finishes on the dry side. Mouthfeel is light-medium, it is definitely a more autumn-oriented sipping beer much like an O-Fest. Overall it is very good and that's saying a lot coming from Coors. I've enjoyed this one very much and even self-professed non beer drinkers say they like the spiciness and think it is different enough to drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2011 02:59:31 | More by EagleTalon
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j-estep

Ohio

4/5  rDev +29.9%

04-26-2013 03:40:01 | More by j-estep
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jboles5472

Ohio

4/5  rDev +29.9%

12-26-2011 00:21:44 | More by jboles5472
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christy13

Georgia

4/5  rDev +29.9%

12-31-2011 14:45:12 | More by christy13
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KatAura


4/5  rDev +29.9%

10-04-2012 20:06:35 | More by KatAura
Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale from Coors Brewing Company
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