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