Tuesday, October 18, 2011

America's Original Pumpkin Ale & Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale

I don't really know if my opinion on this is valid because I'm just starting to like beer and taste different kinds, but Melissa and Mia didn't like it either (M&M are my main pumpkin friends). All I can say is that it wasn't fun to drink, it didn't taste like pumpkin at all, and none of us finished. Sad! We tried though, really. I like it a little at first, but it had a really strong flavor that I can't describe (I still need to go beer tasting so I can figure out what phrases like "really hoppy" mean so I can use them here. I have seen TV shows comparing beer flavors, but I have to try them myself to really understand.






Anyway, we thought that this Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale tasted better, although it still did not taste like pumpkin at all. Do any pumpkin-flavored beers taste like pumpkin? If not, what the heck is the point? I probably sound like such an amateur right now...and there are probably people out there who can (or at least claim to) taste the pumpkin in both of these drinks.,

4 comments:

fabrosaurus said...

Hmm... I've been wanting to try pumpkin ale for a while now. Too bad you girls didn't like it. I didn't even know that Blue Moon had a pumpkin ale! I'll have to try it sometime.

Corriendo said...

oh...yeah. i'd drink the blue moon one again!

Catherina said...

BJ's has the Piranha Pale Ale, which is a hoppy beer. It's not a true microbrewery but you can try their 8 taster set (5 oz pours of each beer) and that can give you a little bit of a reference point with beers. And the beer mats have tasting points to them too. They also have a seasonal Pumpkin Ale...not sure if it's out right now (I would think so though). People either love love love it or hate it so you can buy a 5 oz taste of that too or try a free skosh. And Yardhouse is opening up in Riverpark soon and they should be awesome like that too =). Good luck on your beer tasting quest!

Corriendo said...

ohhh yeah! i wanna try that someday! thanks for the info! so far i like beer more than wine...so i can't wait to taste and learn more. :)