badgerben (4864) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark amber color with a medium head. Aroma of possibly over-rippened pumpkin. Decent taste of pumpkin and malt, but it laked much of the spices that make up the typical pumkin ale. Slightly disappointing, but not bad.
PhatB420 (838) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 15, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Venturing down a steep mountain hill after an intense hike I could only dream of the relazation that awatied me at home. I prance in to find this wonderful beer looking me in the eye, saying, drink me, rest, enjoy, relax. so I did. the taste fit the mood perfectly as a slight bit of pumpkin-ness hit my tongue, but that was it, not much to offer after that. but at that moment the mood was just right. I had one the next day and then reached for a bud light. yeah, I said that.
esagz (6) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2004 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Best pumpkin flavored beer bar none. Excellent spicy flavor; no moldy pumpkin taste like some other pumpkin beers have. Orange color fits right in to the autumn theme of this exceptional brew. Another Blue Moon winner...
shusterr (2) - Pittsgrove, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2004 does not count
1.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Pumpkin What? I have had pumpkin beer before but this is the worst I have had so far. No taste at all! If you are in the Philadelphia area you must go to Iron Hill Brewery for the best Pumpkin Ale ever made! It is availabe around Halloween.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 [12 oz. bottle] Pale orange color with not much of a head. Decent carbonation. Very faint aroma. I had a lot of trouble determining exactly what was in it. Very slight notes of pumpkin and dry spices. Lighter pumpkin flavor than others I’ve tried. Sweetness and pumpkin flavors with a malty backbone and a very light finish. Not the best pumpkin ale I’ve tried.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange-amber colored body with abundant carbonation and a tight sudsy beige head that collapsed in less than one minute. Nose of cardboard, carbonic acid, mild spice, and faint pumpkin puree. Medium sweet pumpkin and malt flavor. Mild pumpkin spice. Fizzy palate.
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2004 While I do like this beer I was semi disapointed. I think Blue Moon white is one of the best brews out there so I hoped this would be in the same legue but its not. It has a somewhat week smell and a bit of an aftertaste but the flavor is spicy and pleasent if too mild. Very beautiful to look at, I do taste pumpkin and I will admit it grew on me after my inital disapointment. I also think Buffilo Bills is better but I do hope to try other Blue Moon’s. How about making the rasberry available?
sethdude (706) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light orange color, thin white head on top. Flavor is hefe plus mild pumpkin and moderate clove, cinnamon, and sweetness. Not terrible, but there are far better pumpkin beers available. I would suggest Buffalo Bill or O’Fallon for what it’s worth.
TJackHole (83) - Alabama, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Burnt orange hue and a medium head fail to make up for the lack of exotic spicy taste i was expecting from a pumpkin ale. fairly smooth on the palate and not to bad overall.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, earthy dark orange color, nearly bronze, with a full, off-whitish head, riddled with myriad brownish dots. (Subsequent tastings did not show this peculiarity.)
Nose is an immediate hit of sweet and warm spices, a bit vegetal, soft and mild, but pleasant.
Nice flavor off the bat, full, rich, aflood with spices (cinnmon, ginger, ...cramom?) riding on top of the palate. Smooth, and malty, little hop, medium body,...and ulimately fading. Nice balance, decent taste, but I’d prefer a little more...then again, this is Coors behind the helm, who aren’t normally in the business of challnging tastebuds.