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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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706 Ratings

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Ratings: 706
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 19.74%
Wants: 7
Gots: 98 | 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 russpowell:
Photo of russpowell
3.23/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Took a flyer on this as part of a mixed sixer... BBD 17 Mar 14

Pours an effervescent copper/orange with a thumb of cream colored head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Grassyness, green apple peels

T: Follows the nose, some caramel as well up front & pears as well. More pears & a bit of caramel & white pepper as this warms & some jolly rancher green apple, & dryness. Finishes dry, a sweet with more jolly rancher

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, overly firm. Skews too sweet for the style

A flawed attempt at the style, but drinks pretty easy despite that. This would still be the best beer available for the most part around here for at least ten miles, sigh...

russpowell, Jan 29, 2014
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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.

Jason, Aug 29, 2013
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look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Cavanaghty, Nov 07, 2013
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look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 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.

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Blue Moon Short Straw Farmhouse Red Ale from Coors Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 706 ratings.