Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Wheat
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)

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Style:
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #384
ABV:
5.7%
Score:
73
Ranked #49,930
Avg:
3.15 | pDev: 19.37%
Reviews:
761
Ratings:
2,845
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Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
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Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin WheatBlue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Wheat
Notes: Formerly Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale
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andrewjraab from Michigan

4/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - copper brown with good clarity. Off white and creamy head that clings after each sip.

S - Nutmeg, pumpkin spice, chai tea, vanilla, bread dough.

T - Malt forward, caramel, grain, oats, pumpkin spice, nutmeg, anise. Nicely balanced and really clean and crisp on the palate.

O - After looking at some of the negative reviews, I'm quite pleasantly surprised with this brew. This is a really solid pumpkin brew that is highly quaffable and is nicely balanced.

Nov 15, 2020
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realJohnnyHobo from Maryland

3.11/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

It is pumpkin season! Alongside my annual purchase of Southern Tier's Pumpking, I got a pack of BM Harvest Pumpkin wheat to compare it to the Jack-o from Sam Adam's I recently tried in weeks ago. And right from the pour, BM's take is more of a transparent rich copper brown color with little to no head even with a semi-aggressive pour. No need to swirl with this filtered wheat beer.

Spicy pumpkin notes alongside clove, nutmeg, and the usual suspects found in a pumpkin style beer, this is slightly average in its smell. The beer itself has an ultra-light smoothness that is well balanced, semi-dry to dry finish, with mild carbonation in the mouthfeel. Tasting notes rely more on a 50/50 split of wheat and pumpkin with less spicy notes found in other presentations. The smell and taste are similar when it comes to the pumpkin flavoring. This is more like a scoop of pumpkin ice cream sans the creaminess, but still enjoyable. One of the better options on the market.

Aug 16, 2020
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Troy-Hawaii from Hawaii

3.64/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 6-pack $8.59 Tamura's
Smell of pumpkin and spices
Clear amber color
Medium mouthfeel
Medium carbonation
Taste of pumpkins and spices.
Overall an ok seasonal beer. Tastes a little thin.

Oct 28, 2019
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Weisenbeer from Ohio

2.86/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Disappointing..... definitely get the "pumpkin" glow, but flat in appearance and taste.... Don't care for a pumpkin spice latte, and now don't care for the beer equivalent

Oct 03, 2019
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izraelc from New York

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours copper. Bland aroma. Sweet pumpkin body. Falls pretty flat at the end. Mediocre. This was the first pumpkin ale I ever had. They have come a long way from this one.

Sep 22, 2019
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PMakowski from New Hampshire

3.67/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 Oz Bottle poured into glass
Look - copper colored with a fizzy small foam head
Smell - The aroma is good but it's more of a winter spice blend than actual pumpkin. Lots of cinnamon, clove, vanilla, and nutmeg.
Taste - Some pumpkin initially but a sweet malt finish that also has a metallic taste like copper. Medium-high carbonation, which detracts from the taste in my opinion. Can taste a bit of alcohol in this. Spices are less apparent than in the aroma. Body is medium.

Overall, a solid pumpkin beer to drink in the fall. The twist off cap beers tend to be over-carbonated and this was the biggest weakness. Grade is a B

Sep 16, 2019
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fedt from Arizona

3.53/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tried from seasonal pack.

L: Deep amber, moderate carbonation seen, thick persistent head
S: Smell of pumpkin and nutmeg, little cinnamon and allspice. Smells like regular pumpkin spice stuff.
T: Tastes of strong pumpkin spice seasoning, pumpkin, allspice, nutmeg, then goes to kind of a flat bready malt. Very malt heavy. Aftertaste of pumpkin pie.
F: Warming alcohol taste, medium bodied
O: Overall kinda flat. Looks better than tastes.

Jul 29, 2019
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Harrison8 from Missouri

3.4/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a ruby-orange with a clear transparency. Head is a finger in height, with poor retention. Aroma is pumpkin and spices. Squash comes off a little artifical, but not frail. Toasty, biscuity malts fall behind to add a little porch for the pumpkin to sit on. Flavor profile is pumpkin up front and then a big hit of spices. Spices really drive the majority of the flavor profile. Beyond pumpkin and spices, hints of wheat, straw, toasty, biscuity malts add some depth. Mouth feel is medium-thin with a lighty fuzzy, crisp texture. Overall, it drinks easy and smooth, and while the notes come off a little artificial and loud, it still makes for a tasty sipper.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz bottle.

Dec 02, 2018
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EMV from Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip. Surprised to see a 'best by'

L: Clear copper amber pour with 2 fingers of fizzy white head. Falls fast... leaves a modest ring of lacing.

S: Pumpkin and pie spices. Cinnamon and clove. Smells like fall.

T/F: Toasted grains and pumpkin... sweet with pie spices. Not much hops for balancing... light bodied and effervescent.

O: An easy drinking pumpkin soda... not much 'beer' to it, but better than I expected.

Nov 19, 2018
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.6/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

(12 oz bottle - 'Harvest Pumpkin Wheat - Brewer's Select' ... poured into a snifter)

L: curiously crystal-clear deep amber near garnet-colored liquid; finger-high head on pour, rapidly reduced to thin, bubbly collar... only little nuggets of lace just slide down

S: spicing isn't too bad, though it seems to be the generic 'pumpkin pie spice' kit applied - no one spices sticks out of the pack... later the spices die off and gourd cord is all that remains

T: pie spice; nutty, lightly-toasty, cereal malt; little sweetness... ginger and allspice and some toasty malt seem to linger most in aftertaste... kind of a straight-ahead, generic pumpkin ale taste, but decent for what it is... I think because the finish is a bit dry and mild, probably why others declaring this 'watered down'

F: not much going on... has a touch of lean muscle in its body, but no definition... mild, light, quietly dry finish; bottom end a bit thin

O: didn't read the label well enough when I purchased the single, assumed this was the regular pumpkin ale - but apparently they'd changed the name? - https://gotbeer.com/beers/specialty-beers/pumpkin-beer/blue-moon-harvest-pumpkin-wheat

Oct 14, 2018
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Nass from Florida

2.9/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Yes, I agree that this beer is watered down. If you want a cheaply made pumpkin ale with just a slight amount of pumpkin & spices added to it then you can't go wrong with Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale. This is definitely a one & done pumpkin beer for me. Man I tell you I'm glad that I didn't purchase an entire 6 pack of this. On the bright side of things at least this is better than Shipyard Pumpkinhead LOL. Cheers! C

Oct 05, 2018
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TreyIsWilson from Michigan

3.27/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - Pours a clear amber with a ten finger off white head. The head dissapates quickly leaving no lacing.

S - Aroma is pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice.

T - The taste is a very mild mix of pumpkin, allspice, nutmeg and bready malts.

M - Medium body with medium/low carbonation. Watery mouthfeel with a soft finish.

O - This is a watered down version of a pumpkin ale. Very underwhelming.

Oct 02, 2018
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ZenAgnostic from Texas

2.28/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

12oz bottle poured into Duvel tulip. Smudged date probably on neck.

Appearance - Medium offwhite head with medium-low retention and little to no lacing. Clear brown-amber body with slight carbonation. 3

Smell - Pumpkin spice,typical in style with a body of hay. Sweetness and vanilla too. 3.75

Taste - Perfume and alcohol. No body to it, just harsh chemical flavorings all around. 1.75

Mouthfeel - Very thin and astringent. 1.5

Overall - Barely passable even as the gimmick that it is. 1.75

Sep 01, 2018
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chitoryu12 from Florida

3.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Look: Normal amber with a lot of visible carbonation. Decent white head that quickly dissipates.

Smell: Spiced pumpkin, citrus, and wheat mash.

Taste: Very mild pumpkin flavor...and that's about it. It's like carbonated water with the essence of pumpkin. No real malt or hop flavor.

Mouthfeel: Average thickness, high carbonation.

Overall: Disappointing. While I'm not sure a strong pumpkin flavor would be great, I didn't expect it to be so weak as to be worthless.

Aug 13, 2018
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dd53grif from Michigan

3.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a amber color with a foamy tan head that disappears quickly. Aroma is pumpkin, cinnamon and nutmeg. Light taste of pumpkin and spices. Medium mouth feel.

Apr 14, 2018
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Kemblain from New York

3.89/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Popped the cap and was hit with pumpkin. Not the 'pumpkin spice' garbage that might as well be an ounce of pumpkin and a pound of cinnamon, but it smells like actual pumpkin, albeit sweeter, like pumpkin pie. Taste was less sweet than I expected based on the smell, but was definitely full of pumpkin. You still get the basic Blue Moon underneath that, so it's not quite one dimensional, but not much more complex than that. Feels thin and creamy, carbonation was minimal.

Overall an easily drinkable, fairly straightforward beer. What it says on the label is what you get.

Feb 07, 2018
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colts9016 from Idaho

3.26/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A frothy creamy three finger head with okay retention. The head does dissipate rather quickly and leaves no lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is SRM 10 a pale amber to a medium amber with copper hues. The clarity of the beer is clear with a ton of carbonation bubbles visible.

The first aroma of the beer is wheat and pumpkin. Baking spices do push through cinnamon and nutmeg. Other aromas in the beer are grass, floral, earthy, and some yeasty notes.

The first initial taste is wheat and squash notes with grass and floral. Some baking spices do push their way on the pallet. Other flavors I am getting are some earthy, an odd muted phenolic taste, yeast, caramel, and grainy.

The mouthfeel of the beer is medium- body, the carbonation is medium, a touch of astringency, and a medium finish.

Is this a pumpkin beer worthy of craft brewing? That is the thought that is circling my head, I say yes and no. The company has the potential to push this beer to the next level and really make this beer worthy. The flavors in the beer just ebb and flow, the other thing is this odd muted phenolic taste.

Dec 10, 2017
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HoodviewBrew from Texas

4/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wife loves this beer. For me, it is solid for its style especially at its low price point. Good balance of pumpkin, nutmeg, and other pumpkin spices. If you need an every day pumpkin drinker for your fall parties this would be a good one.

Nov 25, 2017
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coldseamonster from New Jersey

3.89/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Not overly spiced. Pours golden , little lace , mouth feel thinnish and taste cinnamon slight , pumpkin slight ,wheat finish. Mild pumpkin brew , super drinkable. Surprised at the mild , non cloying character of this. A good one despite Blue Moon having a reputation of being too sweet.

Nov 14, 2017
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DJTOBY from California

2.55/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

I think “Blue Moon” beer is okay. Not the best but just okay. I do like to try different craft/seasonal beers so I picked this up at our local Food-4-Less (build your own 6-pack). It’s a decent beer but the pumpkin spice, although not heavy or strong, wasn’t for me.

If you like that in a beer, go at it. Not for me though.

Oct 23, 2017
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JohnFatAss from New Jersey

3.96/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I wasn't expecting much , but this beer turned out to be a nice surprise.
Pours a gorgeous copper color.
Nice pumpkin pie aroma.
Tastes really good too. Good flavor without the pumpkin spices being over done.
Easy to drink and most enjoyable.

Oct 19, 2017
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matcris from Arizona

3/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours a pretty clear copper/amber, with a half finger of quickly receding, white foam. Spotty lacing down the glass. The aroma, is, lots of spices. Nutmeg, all spice, cinnamon, etc... it's so strong that I don't pick up anything else. Flavor, lots of cinnamon from the middle to the very end. Everything else is an afterthought. It does have an overall, bit of a bready quality, though. Where is the actual pumpkin flavor, though? The feel, is, average carbonation, fairly dry, and medium thin body. Enough of this for one lifetime.

Sep 16, 2017
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mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured into custom shaped grip glass: color is copper, head is thick with fine bubbles, head color is off white, no lacing on the glass.

Smell is minor spice in the pumpkin ale style: hard to decipher types of spice, but some noticeable clove and hint of cinnamon, maybe some light toasted malt.

Taste is similar with medium spice, mixed well hard to disaggregate flavors but some clove and cinnamon and nutmeg. Notable malt flavors include some toast and light wheat. As pumpkin beers go its spice level is high for the backing malt flavor, but the spices are not that notable in terms of flavor balance.

Mouthfeel is a bit full with moderate carbonation and lingering light spice.

Overall, not a bad beer the spice aroma/flavor/profile is not overly done but its not notable. No pumpkin presence, but that is always hard to find in the taste and presentation, but the fuller, wheaty flavor seems to indicate minimal pumpkin addition.

Sep 06, 2017
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BeerBobber from Nevada

4/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper color with LOTS of carbonation. Finger of bone colored head with large bubbles. Head dropped away fairly quickly.
Smells like a damn pumpkin pie in my beer glass! We have tried several but this one really nails that smell of nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin and allspice. Love that smell!!
Taste is a lot of the smell with that cinnamon and nutmeg and just a hint of pumkin on the tounge. There is more of a beer flavor following the spices. Some bready notes followed by a bit of hops. Not quite like that smell but still very nice flavor.
Mouth leans toward the medium side with a funny spicy and warming finish that seems to linger a bit.
Overall I really like this beer! When this guy is served cold vs. a bit warmer the profile will change up a bit. When a bit warmer it does seem a bit heavier but when cold this is a nice refreshing beer that could be sipped upon during some light conversation around the fireplace at the chalet after a good day of skiing. Seriously chill this and imagine friends and family around the fireplace while the snow falls. Meanwhile in Vegas I will finish this off while it is 108 degrees outside. Enjoy my friends!

Aug 31, 2017
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Hackattack from Indiana

2.75/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I got this for 8 bucks for a 12 pack. It is pretty far past the best by date, but not toooo bad in flavor. Not a session beer due to the rich/sweet flavor. I won't buy it again......hopefully my wife will like it and help with this 12 pack. Maybe I should try it after dinner...not such a good idea trying it on a hot summer day.

Jun 16, 2017
Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Wheat from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Beer rating: 73 out of 100 with 2845 ratings