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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

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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Photo of davecavemaster
3.44/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours an off-white, creamy head. The color is a very clear orange/copper.
The foam does not last very long, and there is very minimal lacing on the sides of the glass.

The aroma of this beer hits you the moment you pour it, and is definitely the highlight of this brew.
The pumpkin smell takes a backseat to the spices, so you get a lot of the clove and allspice in the nose.
Very pleasant smell.

As far as taste, I got the pumpkin flavor upfront, and then the spices as the beer washed around my mouth.
Some malty flavors are evident as well.

All in all, the flavors are a bit more subtle than I would have liked.

This beer has a kind of "clingy" mouth-feel, as it seems to stick a little bit to the inside of your mouth.
Very mild carbonation makes it a smooth drink.

Overall, not a terrible pumpkin ale, but not a great one either.
Probably won't go looking for this one next season.

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Photo of Koralin
3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +20.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of Luigi
3.17/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a rich amber color, clear, and with a decent head to start. The retention is a thin lace around the top of the beer, but does retain.

The aroma is pretty much you would expect out of an pumpkin ale. Nothing over the the top but definite hints of pumpkin pie spices. There is also a nice caramel malt to complement the the spice.

The flavor is not as strong in spice as it is caramel malts. But, all hints of clove, nutmeg, and all spice can be detected. Particularly towards the the finish, with a very mild hop profile.

The body is a medium slightly slick on the palate, but does have a moderate amount of carbonation is to make this ale very drinkable.

Years ago, before Coors took completely over. When this ale was produced in Tenn. I seem to remember a fuller pumpkin ale flavor. Now it seems to be a little watered down. Nothing terreble just nothing exciting, This Pumpkin ale seems to be better as an introduction to the style. Basically, for anyone who is a not a beer need.

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Photo of PancakesbyMail
2.77/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bought at Rochester Wegmans, tasted same day. Bottle, poured into glass.

A: Translucent, nice orange color. Looks a bit thin. Small amount of head that dissipates quickly with no lacing.

S: The high point of the beer - lots of pumpkin pie spice and a strong pumpkin scent. Stronger than about any other pumpkin ale I can remember.

T: Overpowering notes similar to the smell - too much pumpkin pie spice, beer flavor is essentially absent. The pumpkin flavor is definitely there, but tastes a little unnatural - not sure whether they use any artificial flavoring. Cloyingly sweet and with a strong aftertaste of cloves, just wasn't a very appealing flavor overall.

M: Syrupy, with a tendency to 'stick' to the sides of the mouth. Very smooth as far as alcohol bite, and very high carbonation.

O: Not a particularly good beer, but not awful. Major problems were with the sticky mouthfeel and the heavy spices - not something you could drink a few of in a row, but it still lacks the heartiness of a good porter or stout.

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2.75/5  rDev -11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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4/5  rDev +28.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -27.9%

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.52/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This Blue Moon offering had the aroma of canned pumpkin pie filling--especially heavy on the clove, bready, with some lemon. The smell was probably my favorite aspect of this beer. It was like lighting some kind of an autumn-themes Yankee Candle under my nose.

The taste followed the aroma pretty closely. There was a very obvious canned pumpkin flavor--that processed, spicy, distinct flavor, although this didn't translate into something delicious. I found it sickeningly sweet with a lot of malt.

The mouthfeel was especially unpleasant. It was syrupy and lingered in my mouth in an unpleasant way.

Like the rest of Blue Moon's offerings, it's an attempt to make beer palatable to the widest possible audience, making it the safest, least offensive, lowest-common-denominator beer you will find. In other words, it's the Nickelback of beer. It's drinkable, but that's the nicest thing I can bring myself to say about it.

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3.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -3.8%

Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale from Coors Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.12 out of 5 with 2,749 ratings
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