Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale | Coors Brewing Company

Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin AleBlue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale
BA SCORE
15.6%
Liked This Beer
3.12 w/ 2,742 ratings
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:
#43,168
Reviews:
738
Ratings:
2,742
Liked:
427
Avg:
3.12/5
pDev:
19.55%
Alströms:
3.24
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
706
Trade:
0
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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

Photo of Jakeman52
2.94/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Hackattack
2.75/5  rDev -11.9%
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 +0.6%
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 OriginalWayOut
3.81/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrfehon33
3.1/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.24/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of redcloverkid
2.96/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of nater919
3.07/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jcbogantes
3.85/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Urk1127
3.51/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Noelito76
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
3.49/5  rDev +11.9%
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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Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale from Coors Brewing Company
Beer rating: 15.6% out of 100 with 2,742 ratings
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