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

Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin WheatBlue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Wheat
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Style:
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #369
ABV:
5.7%
Score:
73
Ranked #47,794
Avg:
3.14 | pDev: 19.43%
Reviews:
758
Ratings:
2,825
From:
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Fall
Wants
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Gots
  739
SCORE
73
Okay
Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin WheatBlue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Wheat
Notes: Formerly Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale
Reviews: 758 | Ratings: 2,825 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.64/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

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Photo of Weisenbeer
2.86/5  rDev -8.9%
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

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Photo of izraelc
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

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Photo of PMakowski
3.67/5  rDev +16.9%
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

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Photo of fedt
3.53/5  rDev +12.4%
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.

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Photo of Harrison8
3.4/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

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Photo of EMV
3.35/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.6/5  rDev +14.6%
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

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Photo of Nass
2.9/5  rDev -7.6%
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

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.27/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
2.28/5  rDev -27.4%
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

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Photo of chitoryu12
3.28/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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Photo of Kemblain
3.89/5  rDev +23.9%
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.

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Photo of colts9016
3.26/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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Photo of HoodviewBrew
4/5  rDev +27.4%
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.

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Photo of coldseamonster
3.89/5  rDev +23.9%
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.

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Photo of DJTOBY
2.55/5  rDev -18.8%
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.

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Photo of JohnFatAss
3.96/5  rDev +26.1%
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.

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Photo of matcris
3/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.13/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of BeerBobber
4/5  rDev +27.4%
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!

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Photo of Hackattack
2.75/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

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Photo of poisoneddwarf
3.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

2009 backlog. 12 oz bottle. Very faint aroma of clove, cinnamon. Mostly, it smells like mass-produced swill. Pours deep amber, nice head, nice lacing. Flavors are as described on the label. Kind of watery. This year’s version is better than the last few. This one at least has some pumpkin pie attributes. For the past few years, those flavors were MIA.

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Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
3.49/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought a 12-pack from the local liquor store. I guess the store bought a large amount of these, since I bought this in Mid-January, and couldn't resist a 12-pack priced at $6.99 HA HA!

Beer smell is definitely pumpkin spice on the open bottle. Taste of Blue Moon is mostly masked by the mixing of the pumpkin spice in this beer, it can almost be overpowering sweetness some mouthfuls and others it is much better masked however. The thing that is consistent is the sweetness from start all the way to the finish, beer is a little dry but carbonation is pretty good. No Alcohol taste is present either.

This beer is okay. If I can get it at the ridiculously cheap price of 6.99 a 12-pack, sure I'd buy it again. But at the regular price of Blue Moon, no thank you, I'd rather drink the original Blue Moon or something else.

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Photo of MichaelProcton
3.32/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Good-looking beer. Just pumpkin orange-y-er than amber, just cloudier than clear, just bubblier than average, and a decent head that hangs around and remains as a solid cap after a reasonably aggressive pour. On the nose, they do a good job of the traditional pumpkin pie spices: clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, but on the back end, you also notice the clear artificial canned-y nature of the pumpkin base. Taste is more balanced, but also underwhelming. Plenty of malty body, and there's nothing skunky about the flavor, but there's nothing that brings me screaming back, either. No detectable hops. Mouthfeel is pretty good, and I like the sharpness of the carbonation, but there is something slick and artificial about what happens on the back end. Overall, it's not awful if you need to say you were drinking a pumpkin, but not worth chasing, either.

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Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Wheat from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Beer rating: 73 out of 100 with 2825 ratings