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Blue Moon “Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale”
Pumpkin Ale (ABV 5.7%)

Rating: 1.8/5.0

Aroma: 4/10
Appearance: 3/5
Taste: 3/10
Palate: 2/5
Overall: 6/20

The pour was a hazy dark amber with an average sized (1-2 finger) creamy white head that lasted a little while and produced excellent lacing that stuck to the glass rather nicely.

The aroma was very weak of a mild crystal malt and a moldy yeast with a very light hint of nutmeg and pumpkin.

It tasted bitter and acidic with just an ever so light hint of nutmeg in the beginning and finished about the same with a harsh bite of pumpkin rind at the end. The flavor lasted a long time letting the taste of rind hang around way to long.

Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and dry in texture with a very lively carbonation

Overall this did not really even taste like a Pumpkin Ale which was rather disappointing.

5 comments
  • HEISCHMAN
    HEISCHMAN It may not be the best one out there, but it is the pumpkin beer that started the whole craze. Harvest Moon was the on the shelf before any of the crafts beweries started brewing Pumpkinks. So for the everyday "Cheap Beer" drinker this is a gr...  more
    November 21, 2011
  • KajII
    KajII DISAGREE, this brew does not even have any pumpkin ale flavor. Like I said it is just plain HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!
    November 21, 2011 - 1 likes this
  • HEISCHMAN
    HEISCHMAN But do you like cheap beer? No you like good beer. This beer is the definition of a CHEAP Pumpkin. lol
    November 21, 2011
  • KajII
    KajII I like all beer as long as it tastes good. Which this one did not. Cheap is fine, nasty is not.
    November 21, 2011