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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

2,400 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 2,400
Reviews: 697
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 19.68%
Wants: 33
Gots: 319 | 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 Koralin
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Koralin, Oct 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +21%

jtb0608, Sep 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Eastside151, Sep 30, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

NumberNone, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of Luigi
3.15/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a rich amber color, clear, and with a decent head to start. The retention is a thin lace around the top of the beer, but does retain.

The aroma is pretty much you would expect out of an pumpkin ale. Nothing over the the top but definite hints of pumpkin pie spices. There is also a nice caramel malt to complement the the spice.

The flavor is not as strong in spice as it is caramel malts. But, all hints of clove, nutmeg, and all spice can be detected. Particularly towards the the finish, with a very mild hop profile.

The body is a medium slightly slick on the palate, but does have a moderate amount of carbonation is to make this ale very drinkable.

Years ago, before Coors took completely over. When this ale was produced in Tenn. I seem to remember a fuller pumpkin ale flavor. Now it seems to be a little watered down. Nothing terreble just nothing exciting, This Pumpkin ale seems to be better as an introduction to the style. Basically, for anyone who is a not a beer need.

Luigi, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of PancakesbyMail
2.73/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bought at Rochester Wegmans, tasted same day. Bottle, poured into glass.

A: Translucent, nice orange color. Looks a bit thin. Small amount of head that dissipates quickly with no lacing.

S: The high point of the beer - lots of pumpkin pie spice and a strong pumpkin scent. Stronger than about any other pumpkin ale I can remember.

T: Overpowering notes similar to the smell - too much pumpkin pie spice, beer flavor is essentially absent. The pumpkin flavor is definitely there, but tastes a little unnatural - not sure whether they use any artificial flavoring. Cloyingly sweet and with a strong aftertaste of cloves, just wasn't a very appealing flavor overall.

M: Syrupy, with a tendency to 'stick' to the sides of the mouth. Very smooth as far as alcohol bite, and very high carbonation.

O: Not a particularly good beer, but not awful. Major problems were with the sticky mouthfeel and the heavy spices - not something you could drink a few of in a row, but it still lacks the heartiness of a good porter or stout.

PancakesbyMail, Sep 30, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

buzzed, Sep 30, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

jslice99, Sep 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

NeverSettle, Sep 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

brandon911, Sep 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Beer4Baltimore, Sep 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

GFD400, Sep 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +29%

Stev, Sep 28, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

chrob757, Sep 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

danthehopslamman, Sep 27, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

rydev24, Sep 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

JoostFricke, Sep 26, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

RobinLee, Sep 26, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

atone315, Sep 25, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

BarleyQuinn, Sep 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

Mazarate, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of BMW
2.45/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This Blue Moon offering had the aroma of canned pumpkin pie filling--especially heavy on the clove, bready, with some lemon. The smell was probably my favorite aspect of this beer. It was like lighting some kind of an autumn-themes Yankee Candle under my nose.

The taste followed the aroma pretty closely. There was a very obvious canned pumpkin flavor--that processed, spicy, distinct flavor, although this didn't translate into something delicious. I found it sickeningly sweet with a lot of malt.

The mouthfeel was especially unpleasant. It was syrupy and lingered in my mouth in an unpleasant way.

Like the rest of Blue Moon's offerings, it's an attempt to make beer palatable to the widest possible audience, making it the safest, least offensive, lowest-common-denominator beer you will find. In other words, it's the Nickelback of beer. It's drinkable, but that's the nicest thing I can bring myself to say about it.

BMW, Sep 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Dirtinabottle, Sep 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

frontalot, Sep 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

buffcityx, Sep 25, 2012
Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale from Coors Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 2,400 ratings.