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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

2,329 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 2,329
Reviews: 692
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 19.68%
Wants: 32
Gots: 283 | 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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3/5  rDev -3.2%

millerbuffoon, Oct 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +21%

TR0219, Oct 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

fivetime, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of JJStorm
4/5  rDev +29%

JJStorm, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of Bonsai
2/5  rDev -35.5%

Bonsai, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of Snickz
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Snickz, Oct 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +21%

Cameronc12, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of MattBreight
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

MattBreight, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of GarthDanielson
2.76/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a orange-copper coloring with a slow flow of carbonation and a scant, filmy, white coating of head that quickly settles out into a ring. Aromas of roasted pumpkin, earthy notes, cinnamon and nutmeg spice, hints of vanilla, and a touch of sweet potato. Can't really fault anybody so far on this beer. Flavors are where things start to go awry. Syrupy and sugary sweet forward flavors of pumpkin come at you ham-handed, with an almost instant cloying. The spice characters are completely drowned out, and the roast notes don't stand a chance in balancing this beer out. I guess the saving grace is that the flavor is almost completely gone from your palate in a matter of seconds. The aftertaste is almost non-existent, with hints of toasted grain and a linger of sugary sweetness. Oily slick body, which helps expedite the disappearance of this beer from your palate, leading to an empty finish that I suppose will be deemed clean. This one started off alright, but the drop off was dramatic.

GarthDanielson, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of mitch3114
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

mitch3114, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of weaverd33
4.25/5  rDev +37.1%

weaverd33, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of Horbar
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Horbar, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of maDUECEgunner
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

maDUECEgunner, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of hdf561
3.71/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Been hitting the seasonl October beers hard so I couldnt leave this one out....

I was acutally expecting alot more...cant smell or even taste the pumpkin in this beer. Can taste and smeel some of the spice and you can taste the cloves, and of course the wheat.

This is just an overall average beer, I wanted to taste some pumpkin but really it just tastes like normal Blue Moon with more spice.

Not a horrible beer but the October Fest Beers from Sam Adams, Lienenkugel, and Legend are better and more worth your time.

I would drink it if offered but will probably not purchase this again.

UPDATE 10/9/13

Gave this another shot and I think they have nailed the formula for this one now. Had a great balance of smell, taste, and drinkability with that warm feeling you want to get form the beers in the cold weather. Give this one a try

hdf561, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of krh
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

krh, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a clear orange-amber color with a nice two finger white head with just a light tint of orange. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is dominated by a pumpkin spice smell of nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice. Other lighter aromas of a roasted pumpkin and some brown sugar are there as well, giving it a very spiced pumpkin pie like smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready and pumpkin puree like taste. Upfront there is sweetness of a caramel flavor, which transitions to a more brown sugar taste as the taste moves to the end. Along with the transitioning of the sweet so too comes the spice flavors that were detected in the nose. The spice doesn't get as potent as the nose would have let one to believe however, remaining more on the lighter side. Along with the spice there is also a light citrus taste that is present throughout much of the middle and the end of the taste. All in all, in the end one is left with a lighter spiced pumpkin flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in thickness with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. A slightly thicker body may have been a bit better for accentuating the pumpkin flavors of the brew, but the lower carbonation did just that so overall the feel was pretty good.

Overall – A decent and rather easy drinking pumpkin ale that is very accessible and rather affordable.

Darkmagus82, Oct 09, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

scottwurst, Oct 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

ToddHolder, Oct 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

Braz, Oct 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -3.2%

100200300, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of ckollias
3.36/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed this brew from a 12oz bottle in a Belgian Tulip glass.

A: Pours an orange hue with an off-white head frothy head that slowly dissipates down the side of the glass leaving a no trail and a solid lace.

S: Malty aroma with hints of pumpkin spice, caramel, and vanilla.

T: Smooth slightly tart and malty flavor with hints of caramel and pumpkin spice.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Decent pumpkin brew – worthy of a try.

ckollias, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of sneezye
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

sneezye, Oct 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Bassman2019, Oct 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +29%

sensespanic, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of Auraan
3.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured an almost bright orange amber, with a thin ring of white head that quickly dissipated to nothing, leaving no lacing. The same look of every other pumpkin ale. Scents of pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices that I cannot accurately separate and sweetness. It's a typical, sweet pumpkin ale scent. Taste is sweet, with prominent pumpkin and the same undifferentiated pumpkin pie spices, but with some slight undertones of cinnamon and nutmeg. Some caramel malt flavors throughout and a bit of wheat cracker on the finish with a toasted malt aftertaste. Not bad, but a bit sweet, like most pumpkin ales, the wheat cracker is a nice addition to the flavor profile of an otherwise standard pumpkin ale. Mouthfeel is light bodied with moderate carbonation, about what I expected from a pumpkin ale. Overall it's a standard pumpkin ale, with all the good and bad that comes with the style. It manages to separate itself slightly due to the addition of wheat malt, but it's not enough to raise it above "It's a pumpkin ale." status.

Auraan, Oct 07, 2013
Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale from Coors Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 2,329 ratings.