Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale | Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin AleBlue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-22-1998

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3.75/5  rDev +21%

Photo of TMoney2591
3.12/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Served in a Chicago Bears shaker pint glass.

It's getting cooler, the Bears are losing: definitely pumpkin beer season. This one pours a clear auburn topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises light graham cracker, light cinnamon, and light clove. The taste brings in more of the same, with a slight underlying vein of stale gingerbread. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slick feel. Overall, a decent enough little pumpkin beer, though not something I could see drinking many of, no matter how bad the Bears are doing.

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.75/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My neighbor gave me a bottle of the Blue Moon pumpkin ale. It poured a clear copper with white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent had hints of pumpkin. The Mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a decent beer....I'm not a huge pumpkin guy.

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.72/5  rDev +20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Copper amber hue with a nice creamy tan head, though short lived leaves some speckled lacing. Aroma: Is very satisfying to me, I get some of the light caramel toasted malts that a very nice this time of year with the change of seasons along with some very precise pumpkin pie spicing not too much doesn't seem like a concentrated artificial scent but is just nice and rather tame. Taste: A flavor that is based upon a bready sweet caramel tone and complemented by a swirling stint of cinnamon and mild pumpkin tones, I have sampled some pumpkin ales that just can't pull this off. Should I say Ein Prosit to Coors, for doing something solid from their brewing empire. Not outstanding but definitely not bad I enjoy this brew. Mouthfeel: Is a bit sticky but it goes down fairly well no overpowering extracts just right carbonation is a little rough making each sip just a bit more cloying than it should be. Drinkability: A definite nice beer to at least try this fall I give it oh, I would say one thumbs up a tasty seasonal from the "Blue Moon" brewing company, sweet!

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Photo of ejimhof
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of dfhhead25
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of tdm168
2.84/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a nice clear amber with 1/4" of head with decent retention. The smell is grainy and metallic. Taste is grainy and metallic up front with faint pumpkin and spice in the finish. The flavor profile is weak at best. Mouthfeel is well carbonated and medium bodied.

This is forgettable. By far the worst pumpkin beer I've had yet.

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2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of rab53
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Billolick
3.03/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle, pours clear darker amber, under a very long lasting medium tan head. Leaves ample low strands of lace and sheeting.

Mild nose of mushy pumpkin pie spicing, and a slight off putting metallic nose.

Easy drinking, I will give it that. Moderate pumpkin pie notes, but basically dull and uninteresting in nature.

Buckeyenation got it right….”tastes like it was brewed by Coors”…and it was

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Photo of dvmin98
2.49/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jwc215
2.74/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

best before Feb. 4.

Pours amber with nice clarity. Thick off-white head soon descends to a lasting, thin cover. A little lacing is left.

The smell is very thin. Some traces of spice are there, but pumpkin is hardly noticeable, if at all. Nothing smells bad about it, but much too weak.

The taste is of some sweet malt and a hint of roasted grain. Some hints at pumpkin-pie like spices are noticeable, but pumpkin is almost completely missing. Might be an okay autumn amber ale, but it falls short of a pumpkin ale, as the key ingredient is so vague. The tastes hardly stick around to have any aftertaste at all.

The feel is light, not too watery, though some watery thinness is noticeable. It doesn't have the texture and body that the style calls for. Doesn't feel like I just had pumpkin pie the way I do with others of this style. Still, the body holds up fairly decently.

This could use more pumpkin flavor, and more flavor in general. It might be somewhat easy to drink, but not if in the mood for a good pumpkin ale, as it is almost missing the main feature. Barely touches the surface of what it should be. Too many better pumpkin ales out there now to bother with this one.

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2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of GarthDanielson
2.83/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

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Photo of krome
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.57/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

October 2013:Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale, Seasonal Collection, Blue Moon Brewing Company. "A pumpkin ale crafted with the fall flavors of cloves, allspice and nutmeg and brewed with a touch of wheat for a smooth, lightly spiced finish. 5.7% Alc. by vol.

The look: Clear, copper-y, deep amber colored, a good match for pumpkin flesh.

The smell: Fresh, spicy, wheat-y and pumpkin-inny. They're all here.

The taste: Rather light on the tongue. There's the spice, and below it pumpkin meat. It sits on the palate pleasantly enough, the flavor's delivered, but…not quite enough. It just falls a bit flat. Maybe I don't care enough for pumpkin ales anymore, or maybe this one just doesn't do it. You have to keep it light enough to please anyone who looks for the Blue Moon logo.

For a hard-lined critic like myself, this one gets an "eh…"

October 2003:
Clear, earthy dark orange color, nearly bronze, with a full, off-whitish head, riddled with myriad brownish dots. (Subsequent tastings did not show this peculiarity.)
Nose is an immediate hit of sweet and warm spices, a bit vegetal, soft and mild, but pleasant.
Nice flavor off the bat, full, rich, aflood with spices (cinnmon, ginger, ...cardamom?) riding on top of the palate. Smooth, and malty, little hops, medium body,...and ulimately fading. Nice balance, decent taste, but I'd prefer a little more...then again, this is Coors behind the helm, who aren't normally in the business of challnging tastebuds.

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Photo of BEER88
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale from Coors Brewing Company
3.1 out of 5 based on 2,730 ratings.
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