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Blue Moon Short Straw Farmhouse Red Ale - Coors Brewing Company

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Blue Moon Short Straw Farmhouse Red AleBlue Moon Short Straw Farmhouse Red Ale

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BA SCORE
71
okay

650 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 650
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 19.87%
Wants: 6
Gots: 67 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Humulus85 on 06-09-2012)
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Reviews by Goosehunter75:
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Goosehunter75

Missouri

3.33/5  rDev +8.5%

A - Pours a very colorful ruby red that is crystal clear with a huge 3 finger head. Head retention is ok. I was surprised at how fast the large head went away

S - Aromas of apricot and tangerine immediately caught my attention. The beer almost has a sour aroma overall.

T - Quite malty with a very tangy finish. The finish is too tangy for my liking. There is also a very slight spiciness to the beer that I didnt pick up on immediately

M - A medium body beer that has nice mouth feel. It is very creamy and goes down smooth. Enjoyable.

O - I just cant get used to the Saison style beers. I have not found many I truely like, but still try and give them a fair score. This beer is very good looking in appearance and has a nice aroma. Its just too tangy for my liking.

06-10-2013 17:08:38 | More by Goosehunter75
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

08-13-2013 21:26:36 | More by tbryan5
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GameOfBeers

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

08-07-2014 00:51:00 | More by GameOfBeers
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jonny1138

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev +14%

06-21-2014 21:19:09 | More by jonny1138
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RoninBirdman

Oklahoma

2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

10-15-2013 18:23:38 | More by RoninBirdman
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chip26

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -51.1%

07-10-2014 03:16:11 | More by chip26
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ValpoExpo

Ohio

1.75/5  rDev -43%

06-27-2013 21:46:14 | More by ValpoExpo
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.18/5  rDev +3.6%

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Decent head, decent lacing as well. Reddish amber hue shows a bit of clarity. Light breadiness, hint of tartness and a neutral nuttiness in the aroma ... expect a bit more. Nearly perfect smoothness, a tad creamy ... medium bodied. Maltiness is a bit thin, mild tartness reveals little and does not really go anywhere. Very modest hopping, grainy with a toasted character throughout. Finish semi-clean and dry with an almost steely after taste.

I expect a bit more from this beer ... not much but as usual this beer lands flat like the others from Blue Moon. Approachable to the masses which is what they are all about.

08-29-2013 02:25:04 | More by Jason
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Jstewart6

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -34.9%

12-31-2013 07:16:20 | More by Jstewart6
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avitallo

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +14%

08-08-2014 23:32:18 | More by avitallo
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JC333

New York

2.25/5  rDev -26.7%

07-27-2013 21:30:23 | More by JC333
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Cavanaghty

Maine

2.98/5  rDev -2.9%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Reddish Brown with a thin off white head. A lot of carbonation.

Smell: Mild hops. But mostly grassy.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth light to medium bodied. Taste is watery with earthy grassy notes.

Overall: This one is ok. I won't be going out of my way to buy it.

11-07-2013 22:01:48 | More by Cavanaghty
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NOLTERN

Oregon

1.99/5  rDev -35.2%

I poured this from a bottle into a pint glass. The colors of the label along with the description really threw me off from what this beer actually is. With the red label and the word straw house, I thought that it would be fruity (bringing to mind strawberry), and being a "saison", I expected fruity esters at the very least. Of course, this is a coors product and not a true craft beer, so I cannot say that my dissapointment is not well deserved.

The head disappears quickly.

The smell is metallic and does not have much going on. It brings to mind rusty copper.

The taste is thin. I detect almost no hops.There is that metallic flavor again, and the grains were either cheap, stale, or paired with large amounts of corn syrup.

The mouthfeel is decent. Like the flavor it is thin, but it has a slight creamy characteristic.

Overall, I think that this beer would make a great new substitution for the current coors recipe, but as mixture of saison and flanders red, this beer falls way short of being even remotely close to either style.

10-06-2013 02:17:15 | More by NOLTERN
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New York

3/5  rDev -2.3%

05-31-2013 20:22:10 | More by jiffymon
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Texas

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Ireland

3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

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Ohio

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Arizona

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West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

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chinchill

South Carolina

3.06/5  rDev -0.3%

Undated 12 oz bottle served in a pint glass.

Pours dark red-amber; clear with a fairly durable head.

Aroma is neutral rather than appealing, but then I am not a fan of most farmhouse ales.

Taste: an appealing fruity flavor with a sweet/tart balance leaning towards the tart side. Hints of strawberries. Tame and mild for style.

Medium body and medium-high carbonation.

03-18-2014 00:56:20 | More by chinchill
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Colorado

3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

06-16-2014 00:51:32 | More by timontheroad
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Blue Moon Short Straw Farmhouse Red Ale from Coors Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 650 ratings.