Before we get to today's pumpkin, I've hit a bit of a snag and need your help. The other two most resquested pumpkin brews were the Schlafly entry and the Samuel Adams entry. I've hit up a few places and they are already sold out.
If you have a lead on getting a bottle of either, I'd be much obliged.
Now, on to today's beer.
Smell-the subtle spicy pumpkin mash I've come to know very well in the last few weeks.
Taste-Bland on the lips and a distinct alcohol taste in the mouth. Really trying to get some of the spice on the swirl...not having much success.
Mouthfeel-Light to medium.
Drinkability-I suggest you try this beer. Don't buy it...just mooch it off someone else and give it a few tastes. If you do, you'll see why the Dogfish Head Punkin is so delicous. This tries to go the same route with the spicy pumpkin taste but doesn't get the mix right. When there is more alcohol taste than pumpkin spice, there is a problem.
About Blue Moon Brewing:
At Blue Moon Brewing Company®, we believe brewing is an art. And it’s been that way since our head brewmaster and founder, Keith Villa, first created Blue Moon® Belgian White Belgian-Style Wheat Ale back in 1995 in downtown Denver, Colorado.
It all started with Keith’s idea to craft a beer inspired by the flavorful Belgian Wits that he enjoyed while studying brewing in Belgium. He brewed his interpretation using the highest quality ingredients like Valencia orange peel, versus the traditional tart Curaçao orange peel, for a subtle sweetness. Then he added oats and wheat to create a smooth, creamy finish that is inviting to the palate. As a final touch, he garnished the beer with an orange slice to heighten the citrus aroma and taste.
About Harvest Pumpkin Ale:
In 1995, we crafted our first autumn seasonal—Pumpkin Ale. At the time, Oktoberfest beers were in high demand. For our version, we wanted to create a beer that was a little different than what was already out there and complemented the season by highlighting the flavors we’ve all grown to love during this time. It was so popular that it became the first nationally available pumpkin ale. Harvest Pumpkin Ale, as it’s called now, is crafted with pumpkin and spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice for a taste you’ll want to fall right into.