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RATINGS: 1101   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.69/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 173   ABV: 5.77%
This amber-colored flavored ale is brewed only in the autumn and combines the flavor of vine-ripened pumpkin pie flavor with traditional crystal malt.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 18, 2005
This has a strong aroma of pumpkin, but the flavor fails to deliver. This has a small creamy, white head that stays around the glass. It is more wheaty than pumpkin flavored. hops and carbonation are lively, and slightly bitter in the finish. I expected better, but this is expected from Blue Moon. It is not dissapointing, just not exceptional. Overall a decent seasonal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Bottle. well next to the post road this was weak. In color, flavor nose. Not good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2005
Bottle: Clear amber with some rust hues shining through, medium beige head. The aroma is sweet caramel, light pumpkin, light pie spices. The taste is sweet caramel, pumpkin, butterscotch, with only a hint of spices. Light to medium bodied, moderate-medium carbonation, bitter and acidic at times.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2005
I think a lot of pumpkin ales are over spiced. Blue Moon might actually be guilty of under spicing. Light spices like nutmeg and cinnamon, along with cara malts. Very nice copper orange with next to no head. It surely looks like a pumpkin ale. Enjoyable enough for once a year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - SEP 17, 2005
This is a fun brew from Blue Moon. It tastes like a hard pumpkin beverage, if you can imagine that. The beer-ness is nonexistent on this one. However, it would be great with a pumpkin pie. It smells of caramel and lightly of pumpkin. The appearance is orange-like with little head and it tastes like pumpkin. A very smooth, enjoyable brew, which I might buy again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5768) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 Despite being a Coors product I rather like the Blue Moon Wit so I was rather hopeful going into this beer. Of course that was before I found out that there was no actual pumpkin used in this beer. Hopes faded quickly. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright orange color with a large orange-white head. The aroma is spicy with nutmeg and cinnamon elements and is not wholly unpleasant. The flavor is dry and spicy with nothing else of note. The spices on the flavor are rather unpleasant after the first sip or two.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
auerbrau (3199) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2005
Hazed orange amber pour, with a thin sparse head of off-white. Savory plant-like malty aroma. Bright, effervescent, bubbly malt flavor, with a slight pumpkiny plant flavor on the back end. More like chewing on a tomato stem over malt and a hint of hops. Fruity with good ester notes. Palate lemony and crisp.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (5331) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2005
Very light spice aroma. Wheat taste and a dry finish. This is very similar in taste to the Wit. A lightest flavor of pumpkin in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EKGoldings (617) - Radford, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2005
I had 4 pumpkin ales in the past 2 days, this was one of the 2 best. The best thing about the Blue moon ale was the pumpkin and spice flavors were subtle. Some malt in there ... not much hop but thats OK in this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
lamas (1494) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 11, 2005
Bottle. Best before: 01/29/06, I think. Pours a deep orange with a medium-sized, fizzy, sandy-colored head. Sweet malts dominate the aroma with some pumpkin and cinnamon. Light body. Sweet malts and some pumpkin along with enough spiciness in the finish to taste close to how a pumpkin beer should. Nice balance. Decent. Just way too thin, watery and overly carbonated.

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