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
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2,446 Ratings
THE BROS
74
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Ratings: 2,446
Reviews: 702
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 20%
Wants: 33
Gots: 341 | FT: 0
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Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-22-1998)
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Photo of maki88
3.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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12oz bottle poured into a tumbler. Enjoyed at home.

A: Clear and rich burnt orange/deep rust color. There was a significant white-off-white head that quickly dissipated. Very much in keeping with the seasonal style.

S: A very spicy nose -- bold pumpkin aroma with a strong clove scent, with a tinge of sweet malt smell.

T: Strong spice flavor "on impact." The taste was more spicy and less "pumpkin-y" than the smell would have suggested. The tinge of sweetness is present throughout, until the spicy aftertaste from the clove.

M: Though it has a smooth feel, it seems to fall short by being too light. Carbonation was appropriate. In short, nothing outstanding in this area.

O: A good, if unremarkable, seasonal beer. Certainly a solid choice to serve at an autumn gathering, though drinkability suffers somewhat on account of the spicy aftertaste. It seems to lack some of the complexity in flavor that makes other seasonal brews so enjoyable, while the flavors that do emerge can tend to be overpowering, particularly in the aftertaste. I wouldn't refuse one of these beers if handed to me, but given a cooler full of options I might dig around in the ice for a while before grabbing one of these.

Photo of Jeffani
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Cavanaghty
2.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Reddish copper color with a beige head that was about two fingers thick, no lacing.

Smell: I could smell just that fake pumpkin smell, like the pumpkin pie concentrate out of a can.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Medium bodied. Taste like a freezer pre made pumpkin pie with some malts and hops added.

Overall: Not really impressed, this was simply just a "seasonal" flavor added to a Coors like all of the other Blue Moon beers, at least thats what I think. I really want to like the Blue Moon brews, I think they need to be more origanal with their brews and it might be better.

Photo of Mick-e-d
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of DCav
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of Deuce_Wingo
4/5  rDev +29%

Photo of KatAura
4/5  rDev +29%

Photo of Blumstein
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of mckenziac
3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams Boston Lager glass. Taken from a Blue Moon seasonal variety pack.

Appearance: Pours a translucent, dark copper color. Has a small, frothy head that dissipates quickly down to a small cap.

Smell: Smells strongly of pumpkin pie spices, caramel malts, and a hint of pumpkin. Not as strong a pumpkin smell as most pumpkin ales.

Taste: Starts mildly hoppy with a sweet, caramel maltiness. Finishes spicy and sweet with some light pumpkin flavors.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, with a light body.

Overall: Definitely an average pumpkin ale. The pumpkin isn't quite as dominating in this beer as in most pumpkin ales, which is kind of a nice change. However, there just isn't really anything there to take its place. It's not bad, but it's nothing I'd seek out regularly.

Photo of johnhcarr
3.88/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

You know after drinking this a couple of time, I really enjoy this beer. As a matter of fact I buy this beer every year now. Its not something you have to think about its just a nice fall beer, not overly complex or confusing.

The initial smell is what you expect on an Autumn-fall day nice nosy spices. The mouthfeel is lacking but I understand this makes it far more consumable/drinkable. Its a touch over carbonated for my tongue, kinda sharp indeed but no so much that its annoying or harsh.

Nice fall beer

Photo of JamesShoemaker
3.63/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A – this beer looks much better than it tastes. Pours a deep orange, almost red. Very little head, recedes quickly.

S – I smell quite a bit of pumpkin, and it seems to be made up of genuine spice, not the chemical additives you find in a lot of flavored beers.

T – unfortunately, it doesn’t smell like it tastes. There’s some richness behind the sweet pumpkin taste, but it’s just not enough to give push it up in rank.

M – decent. The sweetness helps this beer down the gullet. But the initial feeling is one of overly carbonated light beer.

O – this beer is no exception to my distaste of pumpkin ales, but I always try to give newer ones a fair go. I’d really like it if the spice was almost overwhelming.

Photo of Jimboe
2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of Billolick
3.03/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle, pours clear darker amber, under a very long lasting medium tan head. Leaves ample low strands of lace and sheeting.

Mild nose of mushy pumpkin pie spicing, and a slight off putting metallic nose.

Easy drinking, I will give it that. Moderate pumpkin pie notes, but basically dull and uninteresting in nature.

Buckeyenation got it right….”tastes like it was brewed by Coors”…and it was

Photo of PositivePest
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of MatthewBair
2/5  rDev -35.5%

Photo of AaronBurr
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of Dragon17
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Nihilistkid
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of jbierling
3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I sampled this beer along with another similar choice (New Holland Ichabod Ale) and found it average. There was a hint of smell and taste of pumpkin and had a mild sweetness to it less evident than the Ichabod Ale. The bottle presentation was average at best too.

Photo of chancy14
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of davecavemaster
3.43/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours an off-white, creamy head. The color is a very clear orange/copper.
The foam does not last very long, and there is very minimal lacing on the sides of the glass.

The aroma of this beer hits you the moment you pour it, and is definitely the highlight of this brew.
The pumpkin smell takes a backseat to the spices, so you get a lot of the clove and allspice in the nose.
Very pleasant smell.

As far as taste, I got the pumpkin flavor upfront, and then the spices as the beer washed around my mouth.
Some malty flavors are evident as well.

All in all, the flavors are a bit more subtle than I would have liked.

This beer has a kind of "clingy" mouth-feel, as it seems to stick a little bit to the inside of your mouth.
Very mild carbonation makes it a smooth drink.

Overall, not a terrible pumpkin ale, but not a great one either.
Probably won't go looking for this one next season.

Photo of Koralin
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of jtb0608
3.75/5  rDev +21%

Photo of Eastside151
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Photo of NumberNone
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale from Coors Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 2,446 ratings.