Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale

I really do like a good fall/autumn beer.  I am sure that as we get closer to the fall/autumn, we will have plenty of choices in this genre, as well.  This, while being a choice, has some serious issues, though, that I hope the others don’t share. 

I had high hopes for Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale heading in.  The bottle looks cool and it just sounds good.  I was being very optimistic, if I do say so myself.  My hopes were dashed, though, when I opened the bottle and didn’t smell any pumpkin… they were dashed again, when I took a first sip and didn’t taste any pumpkin… they were dashed a 3rd time (strike three) when the beer didn’t even taste good.  Bad, bad, bad Blue Moon… shame on you for dissappointing me so.

The beer has a smallish head, a good amber (almost orange) hue, a strong beer nose, a light and tangy taste, and an abismal finish.  Overall, a very, very mediocre beer.  Brent was tasting with me last night, I made him do it… he couldn’t finish it.  If that tells you anything about the beer or Brent…  sorry Brent. 🙂

**UPDATE** For more… and better… pumpkin ales, try here: https://justbeer.wordpress.com/category/pumpkin-ale/

JBB6 Rating: Middle of the Road

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8 Responses to Harvest Moon Pumpkin Ale

  1. Ben Kessler says:

    What do you expect from a Miller-Coors beer? Pumpkin? All about the Dogfish Head Punkin’ Ale!

  2. dugpark says:

    Ah… does it truly taste like Pumpkin? If so, I am there! I really need a good pumpkin ale for this fall…

  3. Atomic Rooster says:

    If you want an ale that has pumpkin flavor, I like Shipyard Brewing Co.’s “Pumpkinhead Ale”. The pumpkin flavor is not over powering, but it is definitely there.

  4. dugpark says:

    I am going to go on a pumpkin beer search this fall, I think. Will definitely keep an eye out for that one! Thanks for reading.

  5. coffii says:

    Tastes like pumpkin the squash not pumpkin pie. i had a similar experience.

  6. dugpark says:

    LOL… good call on the taste recognition. Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the recognition in using our picture. 🙂

  7. Ashley says:

    “If you want an ale that has pumpkin flavor, I like Shipyard Brewing Co.’s “Pumpkinhead Ale”. The pumpkin flavor is not over powering, but it is definitely there.”

    I had Shipyard Pumpkin Ale when I was visiting family in New Hampshire and it was amazing! I fell in love with it. I came back to where I live in Virginia and cannot find it anywhere! Does anyone know where I can get it???

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