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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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Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin AleBlue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
coors.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-22-1998

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,357
Reviews:
741
Ratings:
2,754
pDev:
19.55%
Bros Score:
3.24
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
711
Trade:
0
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Photo of AyatollahGold
2.34/5  rDev -25%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of colts9016
3.26/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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Photo of austinc94
3.55/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JoeyJellico
2.64/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Erik-P
2.69/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of coldseamonster
3.89/5  rDev +24.7%
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 Khaack
3.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of durwood64
3.42/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnFatAss
3.96/5  rDev +26.9%
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 Mojopin88
3.37/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Curt3
2.78/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of tykechandler
2.5/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Verasong
3.27/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of matcris
3/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

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Photo of jbehlar
3.59/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RapidRoySCB
5/5  rDev +60.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Hiago
2.7/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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 Buck_Jones
3.48/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dmoot
3.75/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Commandophile
3.86/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBobber
4/5  rDev +28.2%
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 lilalibby
4.16/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ab39z
2.08/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Kurzman
3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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