Blue Moon Short Straw Farmhouse Red Ale - Coors Brewing Company
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4.3/5 rDev +40.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From the Blue Moon Fall Sampler 12-pack, this beer pours a lovely reddish-copper that gives a nice, cream colored head that takes a couple of minutes to fully dissipate and leaves a lot of lacing both on the surface of the beer and on the side of the glass. Carbonation is pretty good with lots of bubbles rising to the surface.
Smell is sweet and malty with a nice hint of hops, nothing more. Taste is much the same -- hops are backed off quite a bit which is actually quite fine for this kind of beer. A little bit of earth and some very nice citrus notes and that's it. The real flavor is in the spicy and tart flavor of the beer, where the signature orange peel of the Blue Moon brewers is front and center. Sweet, bready malt is next, and this beer, brewed with white pepper, is fragrant and peppery. Mouthfeel is crisp and light.
Overall this is a particularly refreshing and delicious beer and my favorite from the Harvest sampler. Just a shame it's so hard to find.
To good health and good beer.
Serving type: bottle
11-18-2013 01:15:30 | More by Caj1
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Blue Moon Short Straw Farmhouse Red Ale from Coors Brewing Company
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