Blue Moon Short Straw Farmhouse Red Ale - Coors Brewing Company
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3.26/5 rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Served from a 12 ounce twisty cap bottle into a Shaker pint glass. The colorful label juxtaposes the historic with the modern, combining a sturdy peasant house in the foreground with modern machinery harvesting an expansive, yellow field of grain in the background. The beer is described as a blend of a farmhouse ale and Flanders Red brewed with hibiscus, coriander and white pepper. The ABV is listed as 5.8 percent. A moderate pour produces about 1/4 inch of head, which dissipates quickly, leaving a thin lace that doesn't stick to the sides of the glass. The color is an orangy-amber.
The aroma-flavor is quite strong with a flowery scent provided by the hibiscus, spices, and, perhaps, hops, along with a fairly complex fruitiness reminiscent of raspberries and apple. A rich biscuity flavor is apparent in the background, with a pleasantly tart aftertaste. The apparent sweetness is perhaps more a product of the hibiscus and yeast than any residual sugars. The hops are barely noticeable in the aftertaste, in competition with the lingering tartness. The beer is moderately light-bodied and easy to drink.
I drank one or two of these over two nights before this review, as I find that I have to condition my palate to this type of brew. I was put off at first by some of the fruity, flowery flavors furnished no doubt by the hibiscus, but after downing a couple I could see drinking this on a hot summer afternoon after some dry, dusty work in the fields.
Serving type: bottle
05-20-2013 05:53:04 | More by archyquaffer
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Blue Moon Short Straw Farmhouse Red Ale from Coors Brewing Company
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