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Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale - Coors Brewing Company

Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin AleBlue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale

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1,891 Ratings

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Ratings: 1891
Reviews: 668
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 19.48%

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 Jackofallbrews


3.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Aroma: I get nutmeg followed by sweet caramel and then a hint of allspice. Some corny aroma mixes with some fruity pear and apple esters. No hop aroma.

Appearance: Deep gold in color with crystal clarity. Fine white head, that seems to last.

Flavor: Fruity sweetness up front, followed by flavors of allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg. No real pumpkin noted. The apple and corn flavors make this taste more like apple pie. Creamy mouthfeel, but ends somewhat flat.

Overall: Not a lot of complexity, but has the proper mix of spices. Not as bad as I thought it would be--I've had worse this season.

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2013 21:51:54 | More by Jackofallbrews
Photo of ConsumerOfBeer


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
Photo of StonedTrippin


3.3/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

a way overly spiced pumpkin beer in my opinion. on tap at dave and busters, this one pours a nice amber shade with a faint orange glow and a fleeting off white head. the nose is nutmeg and clove, a little vanilla, and red and caramel malts. no squash to speak of. the same is true of the flavor, where the heavy spice dose totally crowds out any real pumpkin thats in this beer. its very desserty, like a pumpkin pie, seasonally okay, but to me id like to see more of the actual pumpkin. all the spice makes it a tough beer to session, even though the body is just medium and the carbonation is good. its not a bad beer, dont get me wrong, and definitely better than some of the other blue moon seasonals, but ive come to like my pumpkin beers to showcase the vegetable, not the spice, and this one is just too spice based for me. others may disagree.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2012 16:20:53 | More by StonedTrippin
Photo of rfgetz

New Jersey

3.03/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy burnt orange, moderate cap of off-white foam, gone quickly. Pale notes of grain blend with mild pumpkin and firm seasonal cinnamon, clove and ginger. Taste very light, mild notes of pumpkin and spice on a weakly malted base beer. Fizzy, light. Not one of the best representations of a pumpkin ale... simply a weak, fizzy beer with a splash of the season.

Serving type: on-tap

09-21-2012 16:49:37 | More by rfgetz
Photo of metter98

New York

3.1/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: The beer is crystal clear amber in color and has no visible carbonation. It poured with wispy lacing on the surface and a thin collar of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are aromas of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and also has a little bit of sweetness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This isn’t a bad pumpkin beer because it has a good amount of aromas and flavors (that don’t taste artificial) and is easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

09-10-2012 23:10:23 | More by metter98
Photo of dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Served on tap at Teak on the Hudson in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a crystal clear dark orange to dark amber in color with very minimal amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a quarter finger tall off-white head that quickly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of pumpkin and yam with some lighter amounts of pumpkin pie spices with nutmeg, clove, and allspice all present. The dominant flavor is the pumpkin while the spices are more subtle and in the background.

T: Very similar to the smell, that taste of this beer is dominated by pumpkin and some lighter spices (nutmeg, allspice, and clove) but seems to be lacking in malts. There is a light amount of underlying sweetness.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery.

O: Not the worst pumpkin beer that I have had but nothing special either. Easy to drink and I enjoy the fact that the spices are not too dominant and it is not overly sweet.

Serving type: on-tap

09-09-2012 01:27:50 | More by dbrauneis
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2.83/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

APPEARANCE: This beer, poured from a tap into a pint glass, produced an off-white fizzy 1" head that dissipated quickly leaving thin head lacing. Carbonation was moderate in a clear deep amber colored body.

AROMA: Moderate wheat malt and pumpkin with a light nutty overlay. No hops, but that's okay.

TASTE: Light pumpkin and moderate wheat malts with some nutty taste and light spice. That's about it. Kind of a disappointment; it's not bad, it's just not good either.

MOUTHFEEL: This beer has a light to medium body with a thin texture, moderate carbonation and thin body lacing that dissipates swiftly. The initial flavor is a moderate sweetness with a lighter sweetness at the finish, that lasted for a short period of time.

DRINKABILITY: The bear is repeatable and easy to drink due to its alcohol level but I'd suggest finding a better exemplar of this style. All in all, it's a pretty pedestrian brew. There's not much pumpkin here and what there is tastes like baby food. It's not really objectionable but it's at the lower end of acceptable.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2012 22:59:46 | More by paulginva
Photo of socon67

New York

3.15/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pour is orange with visible carbonation. Clear and with a quickly dissipating foam.

S - Not much here. Slight smell of cinnamon but that's it.

T - Decent. Some pumpkin flavor and some clove and nutmeg spice.

M - Carbonation is a bit high and kinda ruined this one. But it is quite drinkable if you can look past this.

O - Average. Nothing great but it is as good as any standread pumpkimn beer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-2011 00:05:00 | More by socon67
Photo of JackieTH


2.42/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

orange with a smallish head that had decent retention. Smell was watery, as was the taste, reminds me of regular blue moon with some attempt at pumpkin spices. This is certainly not a pumpkin ale for craft beer geeks. I really can't think of any reason to ever drink this again unless the last two choices in the world are between blue moon and blue moon pumpkin.

Serving type: on-tap

10-17-2011 04:53:36 | More by JackieTH
Photo of akorsak


3.58/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Champion's.

A: A medium amber color, this pumpkin ale has a bit of depth to it. On the color spectrum, it falls between Summer Love and Arrogant Bastard. A white head is negligible.

S: Spices dominate, with cinnamon and nutmeg standing out. Clove and allspice linger below. The spices aren't concentrated, just a lingering aroma at the end.

T: A very mild ale, things don't get cooking until the latter part of each sip. Up until that point, breadiness is the biggest aspect of the ale. As each sip fades away, the spices kick up. Cinnamon and nutmeg, allspice and clove, the flavors aren't intense but they are present and add a nice full taste. I'm no pumpkin fan, so I find that I prefer the mild spiciness of this one over the in-your-face of others.

M: The mouthfeel is nondescript, the spices never get too strong. The ale provides enough diversion though, a brief interlude.

Serving type: on-tap

10-17-2011 00:41:25 | More by akorsak
Photo of Schmittymack


2.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Old Chicago Westy. Poured a bit darker than I expected--leans towards the tan side. I couldn't really pick up any pumpkin/spices in the nose but the taste was a bit of pumpkin spices, malt, and very little hop bitterness. Not a bad brew but I would like a little more pumpkin here.

Serving type: on-tap

10-15-2011 06:35:06 | More by Schmittymack
Photo of rudzud


2.73/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at pizzeria unos.

A poured into a tall pint glass a copper hue with a one finger cream head that faded to leave nice side lacing.

S - typical unimpressive pumpkin fall spices. Fairly mediocre.

T - More of the same unimpressive tastes.

M - typical average lowish carbonation.

O - Overall this really isn't worth the buy. If id known id already had this I would have held off....

Serving type: on-tap

10-03-2011 03:31:07 | More by rudzud
Photo of Herky21


2.85/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Thick. You can tell when it swishes back and forth. It's got that pumpkin ale body you come to expect. Deep brown and syrupy (slightly syrupy).

Smell: Spices are subtle, maybe nutmeg, or whatever else is in pumpkin pie. The fragrance is really subtle, not like some of the stronger pumpkin ales. The alcohol is very subtle too.

Taste: A little pumpkin on your palate, and I mean a little. It's not a bold beer, and every detail: sweetness, pumpkin flavor, spices---- well, they're all TOO subtle.

Mouthfeel: It's a full bodied beer. Really smooth though. The carbonation hits the back of your throat after the sweetness opens up the show.

Overall: It's not bad, but not a beer I would want again. Stronger, bolder pumpkin ales have swayed my expectations quite a bit. If you've never had a pumpkin beer, and you try this one, don't let it turn you off. And it really wasn't bad, just not good enough to pay for twice. Pumpkin ales are such an extreme idea--- the problem is this one aims for balance so hard that it misses out on bold flavors. It just doesn't work.

Serving type: on-tap

09-25-2011 22:01:38 | More by Herky21
Photo of hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

In a restaurant with limited macro draught choices, this was definitely the best of the bunch! I realize it's Coors and therefore every true beer element is muted, but I actually enjoyed this very mildly spiced pumpkin pint. It had far more white/wheat notes than I expected and was light in flavour. No aroma or finish per say, and I didn't order a second pint, but overall it was surprisingly drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

12-25-2010 16:19:57 | More by hopsolutely
Photo of Durge


3.3/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A clear, dark amber-copper color with a fair white head and modest signs of lacing. The aroma is sort of a light caramel allspice idea, leafy and pretty mild. Nothing outstanding. The flavor brings orange leafiness and harsh toasted almond. It's acrid with a vague soapiness evident at times. I pick up some caramel toffee hidden under the surface but it's mostly about the grassy/leafy thing which doesn't excite me. It's medium bodied and lively. Reasonably drinkable if you are okay with the taste.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2010 04:57:07 | More by Durge
Photo of Zebus0


2.42/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A- Probably the only thing that impressed me about this beer. Pours a dark copper/amber color with a pretty good head on it. Head doesn't stick around very long, but overall pretty good lookin' beer I reckon.

S- I'm reviewing this beer from notes and memory, and nothing really struck me. Slight herbal/maple scent, nothing memorable.

T- I do concede that this beer has an interesting flavor, but where's the pumpkin? Didn't taste any, a hard maple aftertaste that wasn't that pleasing is all you get.

M- Same as the smell, nothing memorable, typical ale.

D- Overall, I have to say I wasn't impressed with this beer. I really like most fall seasonals but I think they kind of missed the mark here. Too bad because I love fall flavor, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spice, ect, didn't get any of it, maybe a dash of nutmeg. Maybe worth a try, but not really that drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2009 02:59:15 | More by Zebus0
Photo of mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.63/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap (special for $1 pint which was why I tried it).

Poured a nice creamy head and stayed around for a decent amount of time, only slight lacing observed. Color was nice autumn/amber red. I have to say that the looks of this beer were appealing.

Smell was mainly of spices, with a hint of the obvious pumkin. Taste was much similar, only more of the pumkin taste.

Cabonation level was not to bad and the mouthfeel was very smooth.

Overall, I wasn't expecting this to be too impressive, but it turned out to be pretty good and I ordered another (you can't go wrong for a buck). If you not looking for something to expensive, I'd give this a try.

Serving type: on-tap

11-04-2008 02:37:33 | More by mothman
Photo of dananabanana


3.55/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Nice orange "fall" color. Thin, white layer of foam on top.

S: Definitely pumpkin pie spice.

T: Light, sweet. The pumpkin flavor takes some time to come through. A bit of hops in the back of the throat. Vanilla notes develop later.

M: Creamy, perfect carbonation.

D: Good, but a little too bland for a session.

Serving type: on-tap

09-21-2008 13:35:42 | More by dananabanana
Photo of Cyberkedi


3.58/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Comes out of the tap a beautiful clear copper, with not much head. Appetizing malty aroma has hints of spice, mainly cinnamon. Lively flavor is mainly malty with hints of hops and cinnamon, no real pumpkin flavor but still tasty. Texture is smooth and tingly.

Serving type: on-tap

09-21-2008 01:10:24 | More by Cyberkedi
Photo of MikeRa


3.35/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

with this Fall Season ale, you really have to hunt for the pumpkin taste in this beer. It is very hard to find any unique spices in this beer. It's malt is different from the other Blue Moon brews. It does smell almost like the spring ale, except it is much less sweeter than the Spring Ale. This beer is a strong beer, compare to the other Seasonal Brews from Blue Moon.

Serving type: on-tap

09-19-2008 02:44:50 | More by MikeRa
Photo of TeamMathis

West Virginia

3.51/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Reddish copper. Decent head at first. No lace remains.
Smell: Spice, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
Taste: Pumpkin and spices.

Not bad. The smell is slightly better than the taste, but not by much. The nutmeg is very clear in the smell. The taste of pumpkin is light, but there's a definite bite to the drink with spices. I'm impressed. Although I wouldn't probably get it again, I am impressed from this Blue Moon offering.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 04:57:48 | More by TeamMathis
Photo of BeerWithMike


3.88/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sampled on 1/3/14. Part of a 'Make your own 6' from the local Baker's (Kroger's) about 5 weeks ago. Also seen this one in their 'Autumn Sampler'. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours a pretty amber in color with about a 1-finger off white head. Some spotty lacing was seen with each sip. The aroma is on the light side and is of pumpkin and spices. The taste is actually very pleasant with the spices and you can taste the cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg as well as the pumpkin. No bitter or harsh aftertaste. Good carbonation for this one that wasn't overdone. Overall, better than some other pumpkin ales that I tried and liked this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 17:55:59 | More by BeerWithMike
Photo of coalcracker


3.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is a bit light on spice and pumpkin. Taste is very clean with a hint of pumpkin and spice. The wheat body is notable and melds well with the pumpkin and spice overlay. A bit more fuller-bodied than I had expected. Overall, not knocked out by this rather toned-downed and overly-clean seasonal ale. Certainly palatable and quite good, but not optimal for those seeking a more robust pumpkin ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 01:05:24 | More by coalcracker
Photo of JednoPivoProsim


3.64/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 FL. OZ. bottle into a pint glass. Best by JAN1314.

Appearance: Pours a thin amber body without much of a head.

Smell: Pumpkin and spices (cloves, allspice, and nutmeg per neck label). Very nice!

Taste: Gingerbread cookie and spice flavor. Slightly sweet pumpkin. Not overpowering, very smooth.

Mouthfeel: Decent rich, full bodied mouthfeel.

Overall: Decent pumpkin ale from the big boys.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 19:15:56 | More by JednoPivoProsim
Photo of Goosehunter75


3.44/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a very nice copper color with 1 1/2 finger fluffy white head. It has really good retention as well. Very good looking beer.

S - Fairly light aroma, especially for a pimpkin spiced fall beer. There are pie spices present such as nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon. There are also faint smells of pumpkin and you can really pick up on the malts as well

T - Not too bad. Pleasantly surprised. The pumpkin is definately there and the nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon are much more pronounced than they were in the aroma. Very drinkable

M - A medium bodied beer. It has slicker feeling in the mouth. Not objectionable by any means, but I prefer a creamier style beer when drinking pumpkin style beers

O - Not a bad offering by Coors. I can see where this would appeal to someone drinking a pumpkin beer for the first time. Would do in a pinch although it wouldnt be my first choice when drinking a pumpkin ale.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 18:48:00 | More by Goosehunter75
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Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale from Coors Brewing Company
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