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Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale - Coors Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
72
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2,485 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 2,485
Reviews: 716
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 19.68%
Wants: 32
Gots: 423 | 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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Ratings: 2,485 | Reviews: 716
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3.58/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I believe this is my first Blue Moon review. I bought a 6 pack of this about a week ago and paid more than it was worth, thats for sure. But I drank all five and left 1 to review, so here it is.

A: This beer pours a deep, reddish-amber color with a solid 3/4 in soapy white head that leaves a little bit of lacing.

S: Aroma consists of some pumpkin spice, though I doubt they use real pumpkin in this one. I get some clove, nutmeg and maybe some wheat or yeast.

T: Taste is consistent with the smell, allspice up front followed by traces of clove and nutmeg.Has a wheat-type finish with a dry, yeast aftertaste.

M: creamy and smooth, the taste starts with sweetness from the front of your tongue and follows with dryness towards the back of the mouth.

O: For a twist off cap, I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. Im not buying that they use real pumpkin from vines, but it is a nice artificial pumpkin pie flavor with a good balance of sweetness and blandness.

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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

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3.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Blue Moon Pumpkin Ale - Another got to try before halloween!

Appearance - A nice meaty orange hinted medium brown, just about what you would think of a pumpkin ale. Nothing spectacular but nice

Smell - Great smell of orange, nutmeg, and other seasonal spices

Taste - Pretty bland with not much flavor... aftertaste seems more to me of light pumpkin.

Mouthfeel - the carbonation needs some more and it doesn't seem to match

Overall - I dont think I would serve this at a party but might be a nice addition to halloween sampler.

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

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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%

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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%

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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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Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale from Coors Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 2,485 ratings.