Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale | Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)

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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 (Molson-Coors)
Colorado, United States
millercoors.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Fall

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-22-1998

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#45,702
Reviews:
741
Ratings:
2,760
pDev:
19.55%
Bros Score:
3.24
 
 
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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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Photo of Oidmoe
3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MichaelProcton
3.32/5  rDev +6.4%
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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Photo of Darrin_Smith
3.75/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmorris15
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Gemini6
3.83/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kelby777
4.53/5  rDev +45.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured at a slightly warmer temperature into a beer glass...

Appearance - Pours a thick, beautiful head with high carbonation and a dark-amber color.

Smell - Smells of sweet wheat/grain. Mellow hops.

Taste - Right off the bat, I can sense a bitter taste, followed by a dry sweetness. I honestly cannot taste the "pumpkin" spice for the life of me. But the beer is surprisingly balanced for it being 5.7% ABV.

Mouthfeel - Thick, plentiful, and satisfying.

Overall - If the beer was sweeter and less bitter, I would have given this rating a five. Also, it would have helped (maybe) if this beer would have tasted a little like pumpkin. But I don't discredit this beer for not tasting like pumpkin... I don't mind a little false-advertisement as long as the beer tastes GOOD.

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Blue Moon Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Beer rating: 3.12 out of 5 with 2,760 ratings