otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Burnt red with dark orange edges under a fizzy khaki head which fades into a thin bubbly collar with no real head. A few swirls of the glass produces nothing else.
Pumpkin pie and spice – spice forward then canned pumpkin pie filling. Sweetness of prepackaged icing and powdered sugar on top. Hints of allspice and nutmeg in the front. Pie crust in the very back.
Mild up front with a creamy middle which does little to tease the tastebuds with flavors matching the aforementioned aromas. Faint pumpkin filling topped with faint icing sweetness and finishing dry with faint generic spice notes. Some graham crackers mingle with the pie crust underneath.
I wouldn’t even qualify this pumpkin beer as an average quaffer, especially when there are so many other better offerings. For whatever reason the Blue Moon line of beers seem content with their mediocre status, showing no desire to brew a truly artisanal flavorful craft beer. But considering Blue Moon is just an arm of MillerCoors, that isn’t very surprising. Keep shopping.
SilentJo (53) - Chocowinity, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is pumpkin and nutmeg, tastes like pumpkin pie with some malty flavors at the end. Not getting much bitterness but the taste does linger a while. Not bad but not as strong a pumpkin flavor as other pumpkin beers I’ve tried.
penguinfinity (76) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Smells like nutmeg, maybe a little cinnamon. Pours light amber with a little translucence. Taste follows the smell with a little pumpkin taste with the bitterness at the end. A little heavy on the spice but an enjoyable holiday brew with a good festive flavor.
ROBC3366 (308) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
I was surprised this one was rated so low. Probably that sense that it has to start out lower as a mass produced beer. I though it was actually good in the realm of pumpkin beers. Pours an amber color, very nice look. Aroma has a clear spice smell to it, nutmeg. Taste is sweeter than I prefer, but easy to drink. -
sinfull (685) - Lviv, UKRAINE - NOV 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color with mid-sized white head, which quickly disappear . Aroma of pumpkin , malt and spices. Taste is caramel , sweet with notes of spices , pumpkin and hop. High carbonated. Moderate bitterness in finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
TBone (11727) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (from cornershop in NYC)
Clear deep amber color, small steady off-white head. Pumpkin-cinnamon aroma. Medium-bodied. Some caramel and pumpkin in the flavor. Lingering spiceyness in the aftertaste. Harmless.
drpimento (2082) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kind of a meh beer. Poured a bit cold with a small to medium size, cream-colored head that soon settled to a large island and ring and no lace. Color is a clear, somewhat lighter orange amber with loads of bubble trails. Aroma is beer, malt and a little pumpkin. Flavor’s like nose, with carbonic tang dominating, on the dry side, and leans to bland. Body is controlled by over carbonation. Finish is like flavor which is short lived, but has the long lingering tang. One thing I like is the underplaying of the pumpkin flavor, but they went too far. Forgettable.
jhgrantjr (413) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was surprised this one was rated so low. Probably that sense that it has to start out lower as a mass produced beer. I though it was actually good in the realm of pumpkin beers. Pours an amber color, very nice look. Aroma has a clear spice smell to it, nutmeg. Taste is sweeter than I prefer, but easy to drink.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ttroha (147) - Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Amber with white head. Taste of pumpkin and spices with a lot of carbonation. Aroma of spices and hops. Bitter aftertaste. Not great, but decent from the price.
tightslice (124) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 8, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2013 More like a pumpkin pie beer. Cloyingly sweet and wheaty. Not a fan of the overly-sweet Blue Moon style and not a fan of wheat beers... so I choked this one down.