Farbrew’s Beer Review: Harvest Pumpkin Ale by Blue Moon Brewing Company

Harvest Pumpkin Ale
Blue Moon Brewing Company

Blue Moon Beer

The Harvest Pumpkin Ale is a seasonal beer brewed around the Fall by Blue Moon Brewing Company. The ale is brewed with pumpkin and nutmeg, then with a touch of wheat that gives the beer its smooth finish. I am usually not a huge fan of Blue Moon but I grabbed it because I am a huge fan of pumpkin and have been enjoying the fall seasonal beers, so I couldn’t leave this one out.

The beer initially poured with an reddish orange color and a half inch head which lasted throughout most of drinking it. Unfortunately, I couldn’t really taste the pumpkin and nutmeg flavoring as much as I would have hoped. The smell of the beer wasn’t really strong either as I think the carbonation really killed the scent. The Ale wasn’t as heavy as I was expecting either and was very easy to drink and enjoy. I would definitely drink Harvest Pumpkin again if it was offered to me but it wouldn’t be the first fall beer I would buy.

Most people probably wouldn’t know this, but Blue Moon is owned by Coors Brewing Company. Coors never makes this clear to their drinkers because they want you to think that Blue Moon is another quality craft beer. With that said, you can find the pumpkin ale at any grocery store or liquor store around the country, but only for a limited time as it is brewed only for the Fall. If you can get your hands on one, give it a try, but I wouldn’t jump at this one right away.

ABV: 5.7%
IBU:  16

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