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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

2,443 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 2,443
Reviews: 700
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 20%
Wants: 33
Gots: 337 | 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)
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Photo of dcook11
1.65/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Out of the fridge for about 15 mins. Drink on a moderatly hot october afternoon.

A- zero head from an aggresive pour. High carbonation with dar orange hue. Very unimpressive look to this beer.

S- Upon crack the bottle open I realized the nose is weak on this beer. Funky adjunct smell. Not like a bud or a coors, but the same destestable oder I encountered upon drinking simple times pilsner. The worst smell I could imagine in a beer. Very faint red apple with just a splice of pumpkin. Smells like a funky apple cider.

T- Carbonated apple juice. Not really getting any all spice or pumpkin at all. Very watery and simple, but not in a endearing way.

M- Like fermented drinking apple cut with club soda. Odd to say the least and not something I want to revisit.

D- Aweful. Close to a drain pour.

A waste of money. Had buffalo bills the other day and that is a fine example of a pumpkin brew. Coors drops the ball once again.

Photo of knoxtennessee
1.68/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pretty much what I expect from the folks who bring us coors light.

A- Looks like a copper beer. Really clear, perhaps too clear. Really thin, which is inapropriate for the style.

S- Almost none what so ever. This style is famous for smelling like pie, lots of sweet and spice and bread. This almost doesn't even smell like beer.

T- Right on par with the smell. The only discernable taste is a coppery metalic taste like oxygenation/stale quallity. Doesn't even taste like beer. At least cheap lite beer taste like beer, this was almost like drinking soapy water.

M- Watery. Again this style is supposed to be rich and full, but this one was probably thinner than water.

D- not drinkable. Very lame even for a blue moon.

Photo of DJFetherolf
1.72/5  rDev -44.5%

Photo of radshoesbro
1.73/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

awful! from beginning to end this was not good. the color is very light for my taste (you could see through it!). the head was actually quite nice, very big frothy white, somewhat lacey.

smells very much like any pumpkin flavored beer should smell. spicey with a hint of pumpkin to it.

as soon as i tasted this i was disgusted. the spices were quite weak and you didn't get any hint of pumpkin until the finish. a very terrible aftertaste occured that i couldn't get out of my mouth without the help of water between almost every single sip.

if your idea of a good time is eating pumpking pie and drinking high life maybe you'll enjoy this...but i doubt it.

Photo of KajII
1.73/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

[Best served in a Lager glass]

The pour was a hazy dark amber with an average sized (1-2 finger) creamy white head that lasted a little while and produced excellent lacing that stuck to the glass rather nicely.

The aroma was very weak of a mild crystal malt and a moldy yeast with a very light hint of nutmeg and pumpkin.

It tasted bitter and acidic with just an ever so light hint of nutmeg in the beginning and finished about the same with a harsh bite of pumpkin rind at the end. The flavor lasted a long time letting the taste of rind hang around way to long.

Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and dry in texture with a very lively carbonation

Overall this did not really even taste like a Pumpkin Ale which was rather disappointing.

Photo of dubljj
1.75/5  rDev -43.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -43.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -43.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -43.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -43.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -43.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -43.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -43.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -43.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -43.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -43.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -43.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -43.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -43.5%

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1.75/5  rDev -43.5%

Photo of Canada_Dan
1.8/5  rDev -41.9%

Photo of UncleFlip
1.83/5  rDev -41%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Copper colour with almost non-existent just off white head. Ever so slight haze.

Smell is thick and heady, and reminds me of a store-bought pumpkin pie that's been in the fridge a bit too long.

Flavour is hard to nail down- a bit ashy, with overtones of that pie from the smell comments. Not much flavour on finish.

Just slight bit high on the carbonation, and a body that's just about right.

Not very drinkable at all...but oddly, I've had worse....else it would have gotten a 1.

Be well
-UF

Photo of dfclav
1.83/5  rDev -41%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Harvest moon pumpkin ale

Best by march 07, 2011

Poured into perfect pint glass. Beer given to me from a friend at work.

A - orangish/amber color with a quick 1 finger head that left in about 10 seconds with no lacing.

S - this is a tough one. Not much smell on this guy...that domestic ale alcohol the smallest bit of peppery spice....that's it really. Nothing the bottle says.

T - boy this is a bland pumpkin ale but what did I expect? The smallest bit of pumpkin, no cloves no allspice...little bit of pepper and oranges...My buds are failing me here, I got nothin'.

M - light, at least it has decent carbonation.

D - this was not a good pumpkin ale, not that I was expecting much but it didn't even meet the criteria I had thought it to be. If you want pumpkin ale spend the extra few bucks and get one that's worth it. You'll thank me.

Photo of hungryghost
1.83/5  rDev -41%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

In the glass the beer looks fine, amber in color. The smell was nothing great but not offensive or specifically pumpkin.
It was sticky in my mouth, with an odd aftertaste.
I am a big fan of pumpkin spice beer in the fall. I was expecting more pumpkin spice and do not feel it delivered. I just did not really care for it at all.

Photo of 24garcia
1.88/5  rDev -39.4%

Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale from Coors Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 2,443 ratings.