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 Blue Moon Harvest Pumpkin Ale

 

 History:

Here as Long as the Leaves Are.

In 1995, we crafted our 1st autumn seasonal—Pumpkin Ale. At the time, Oktoberfest beers were high in 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 1st nationally available pumpkin ale, as it’s called now, is crafted with pumpkin and spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice for a tasted you’ll want to fall right into.

 

 Profile:

 

Malts: Munich, Caramel

Hops: Hallertau

Our Twist: Pumpkin, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Clove, Allspice

IBUs: 16

Original Gravity: 15 º Plato

ABV: 5.7%

Appearance:

Deep anber-colored ale with brilliant clarity & a rich, white head

Aroma:

Very complex aroma consisting of malty spice notes.

Taste:

The taste starts out with assertive malty notes and is quickly balanced with the right amount of harvest spices including cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice. There’s a small amount of bitterness to keep the malt sweetness from building up.

Mouthfeel:

A medium-bodied ale with just enough carbonation to balance the rich caramel character.

Finish:

Finishes with a smooth, clean malt & spice taste. Hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, and malt gradually face.

 

 Food Pairing:

The flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, & the other harvest spices pair well with beef dishes & seasonal soups.

One of our favorite recipes to pair with the Harvest Pumpkin Ale is Blue Moon® Harvest Pumpkin Ale Braised Short Ribs.

(Look for the Recipe under Sonoma's Beer Recipes Tab!) 

 

Locations

Sonoma Cellars
1807 East Geneva St
Delavan, WI  53115
262-740-2200
Mon-Sun: 9am - 9pm

Sonoma Cellars II
1290 Summit Ave.
Oconomowoc, WI  53066
262-567-7500
Mon-Sat: 9am - 9pm
Sun: 10am - 6pm


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