grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 2, 2005
Slick orange. White head. Water around the edges. Very belgian nose. Yeasty dough funk. No pumpkin to speak of No bitterness only a vinous fruity quality. Very one-dimensional. Flavors are a bit better. Yeasty funk is nice and the dough is pleasant as well. No bitterness. Crystal malt all the way. The pumpkin is very restrained and subdued, which I like. It’s not alike adrinking a freaking potpourri basket which is always good regardless of what you like. However all in all a little boring. Ehh... LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 2, 2005
This beer tastes just like Blue Moon with a bit of pumpkin pie filling added. No better or worse than the original blue moon. Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2005
Deep orange. Yeasty nose with a little funk. Very mild beer with weak aromas. Sweetness was a bit too much as well, with virtually no bitterness to speak of. Pumpkin pie sweetness was solid in the background. walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2005
Bottle. Nice orange color with little head. Aromas of pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, and caramel malt, though all are more faint than I would prefer. Flavor is a fairly nice combination of all of these, though overall it is a bit thin and watery. A fun seasonal, but it has potential for more. TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - SEP 29, 2005
Pours a translucent amber/orange with an average size off white head. Aroma is pumpkin, probably more pumpkin than some of the Pumpkin Ales I’ve had. But less pumpkin pie smell (I like more of the pumpkin pie smell in my pumpkin ales). Some nutmeg in the aroma as well. Flavor is again the pumpkin, and other pumpkin pie spices (but not that well balanced). Also picking up some corn in the flavor. Even though it was a pumpkin ale it still had that macro brew taste in there, cannot pinpoint exactly what it is, but it is there. A decent pumpkin ale, not up to speed with some of the others out there though.
JFGrind (2057) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2005
The most pumpkin comparison I can make of Brew Moon’s offering is the autumn orange color. Just a dash of spice and pumpkin flavor. Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2005
Out of a bottle. So I wanted a comparison against another pumpkin ale. This one loses. Aroma wasn’t much. Poured a nice amber at least had that going for it. Flavor was okay just not much to speak about, a slight hint of nutmeg and cinnamon but that’s it. Palate was ok nothing special either. BitchesBrew (716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2005
[bottle] Pours a dark amber, with a small head that runs away quickly. I thought the pumpkin flavor was lacking big time. Its almost not there at all. This is sort of a utmeg infused Blue Moon. I can’t say I’m a fan. BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2005
Ok overall but rather average. No head and little lacing; amber-rust color. Aroma is pleasantly malty and fruity but has just a hint of pumpkin. Flavor is almost the same as the aroma, perhaps a bit sweeter but rather in the corn sense. Ok silky body with lots of tiny carbonation. Get it if it’s on sale. SSSteve (4006) - - SEP 27, 2005
no pumpkin in aroma. typical malty smell. amber color. trace of pumpkin and spices. doesn’t even compare to post road’s pumpkin ale.