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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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2,471 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,471
Reviews: 710
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 19.68%
Wants: 32
Gots: 395 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +21%

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +45.2%

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3.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz twist-off bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial Pint.
5.7% ABV, JAN0713 printed in yellow on neck.

A - Harvest moon pours a beautiful deep burnt orange color that highlights the tiny carbonation bubbles which stream from the glass' etching. A big cream colored head rises above the beer only to lower to a clumpy skim leaving little lace behind.

S - Upon twisting the cap off, Blue Moon's Harvest Pumpkin offers a nice inviting aroma of ample spiciness but, once poured into the pint, the aroma changes significantly. It's spiciness is muted and overshadowed by a prominent dusty, dirt-like smell which clouds the beer in general. The glorious orange gourd shows itself with nuances pulling through the mild malt base that lingers with caramel sweetness.

T - Malt accentuated, caramel and toast apply an overarching sweetness to the beer which helps it's lacking aroma build some steam, though rolls are reversed. In flavor, pumpkin disappears to the background, happy to let spiciness develop more but the sprinkle of the ground elements blend together without allowing any of the parts' characteristics to break away from the whole.

M - Smooth but slick on the tongue, the small carbonation bubbles contained within Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale gloss over the tongue and tickle in the throat. Medium bodied and sweet mid palate, this beer falls away cleanly with no real finish of spice, dropping off blandly.

O - Blue Moon nails it on the head with their Harvest Pumpkin Ale. As a gateway craft brewery, their beers appeal to those looking to expand beyond the light, fizzy swill into something with more flavor and presence. Pumpkin ales can be daunting at times as not everyone cares for the gourd, but Blue Moon succeeded in making an approachable fall seasonal which neither excels nor fails. Instead, this beer is completely content to revel in it's mediocrity.

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of IrishHockey
3.58/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ok, I will say it, this is my favorite pumpkin beer for a few reasons. It seems to have a more balanced taste than a few others. The pumpkin and spices do not overwhelm the beer flavor and vice versa. Another factor is the price. $12.99 for a 12 pack is joy in a box. It tastes good and not over priced. I will buy more and stock pile to get my fix for the winter.

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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2/5  rDev -35.5%

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
2.83/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a conical pint glass.

The beer is a crystal-clear ruby amber color. An off-white foamy head recedes to a chunky film, leaving spotted wet lacing on the glass.

The aroma is muted. Some cinnamon comes through, with general "allspice" notes as well.

The taste has a sweet beginning with a solid wheat-based body. Any pumpkin flavors are immediately lost on me. Faint spices come through, with allspice, nutmeg, and cloves coming to mind.

Mouthfeel is slightly creamy and very smooth, almost too syrupy though.

Overall, too much wheat, and little pumpkin for me. It's also too sweet. The spices are generic and this beer feels like it's brewed from a massive company. Oh ...

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2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

2/5  rDev -35.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -51.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of Will96
3.89/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was my first try at a pumpkin beer. Amber Color lit pumpkin smell. Head was thick enough to float the cap. Finish with the taste of pumpkin spice. Nice finish with no bitter after taste. Just like a nice slice of pumpkin pie. Not to bad for a beer from the big breweries.

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5/5  rDev +61.3%

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

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4/5  rDev +29%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

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2.54/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Good head and head retention. The aroma was very bad and was slightly reminiscent of a dead fish. The flavor was okay, about average for a pumpkin ale. There was good balance in the beer with just the right amount of pumpkin spice flavor.

Overall not a bad pumpkin ale, but nothing special.

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2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale from Coors Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 2,471 ratings.