Thursday, October 3, 2013
Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale
Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale, Seasonal Collection, Blue Moon Brewing Company. "A pumpkin ale crafted with the fall flavors of cloves, allspice and nutmeg and brewed with a touch of wheat for a smooth, lightly spiced finish. 5.7% Alc. by vol.
The look: Clear, copper-y, deep amber colored, a good match for pumpkin flesh.
The smell: Fresh, spicy, wheat-y and pumpkin-inny. They're all here.
The taste: Rather light on the tongue. There's the spice, and below it pumpkin meat. It sits on the palate pleasantly enough, the flavor's delivered, but…not quite enough. It just falls a bit flat. Maybe I don't care enough for pumpkin ales anymore, or maybe this one just doesn't do it. You have to keep it light enough to please anyone who looks for the Blue Moon logo.
For a hard-lined critic like myself, this one gets an "eh…"