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Blue Moon Short Straw Farmhouse Red Ale - Coors Brewing Company

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622 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 622
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 19.54%
Wants: 3
Gots: 60 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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Travis_Faught

California

5/5  rDev +62.9%

07-06-2013 05:26:05 | More by Travis_Faught
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bullwinkle88

Isle of Man

4.78/5  rDev +55.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the STAR of the variety pack for sure. I haven't tried many saisons, so let that speak to how true to style it is. Semantics aside, what we have here is a delicious beer. Pours a beautiful ruby color with a mild head. Smells like fruit, spice. Not really carbonated but bubbles on the tongue like crazy, tastes of orange and PEPPER! Like pepper spice. So incredible. I could literally drink enough of these to kill a large steer. Delicious. A+. Please sell in a standalone 6er!

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2013 03:01:46 | More by bullwinkle88
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Dizbro21

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +54.7%

09-30-2013 03:18:25 | More by Dizbro21
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SmokeyDaVillain

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +54.7%

04-15-2014 00:44:55 | More by SmokeyDaVillain
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tippiecanoes

Kentucky

4.53/5  rDev +47.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I tried the Expressionist Collection: Farmhouse Red. It has hints of Coriander, Hibiscus and White Pepper. When you smell this beer it smells a little like cilantro (coriander), which is why it has that orange/citrusy smell. I loved this beer; the flavors were delicious and it was just an easy beer to drink. It was light and not bitter like an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2014 19:53:05 | More by tippiecanoes
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +46.6%

05-28-2013 18:06:41 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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josh00


4.5/5  rDev +46.6%

01-05-2013 18:42:16 | More by josh00
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Dam262a

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +46.6%

12-23-2013 04:32:06 | More by Dam262a
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Petersfavoritebrews

California

4.5/5  rDev +46.6%

07-07-2014 21:45:50 | More by Petersfavoritebrews
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rtcjny

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +46.6%

03-31-2014 01:53:13 | More by rtcjny
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CaptJackHarkness

New York

4.41/5  rDev +43.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Twelve ounce bottle dated August 19 2013.

Sweet, malty floral aroma. Poured deep copper/brown with full beige head. Head lasts a few minutes, spotty lacing. Taste is crisp slightly bity and sweet, like a Lemonhead sour candy! Tangy tart mouth feel, nice finish. Enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 00:43:00 | More by CaptJackHarkness
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spynkz

California

4.36/5  rDev +42%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer is a winner...whoever dunnit deserves a medal..You know what the problem here is...
TART, the sourness which lingers...was it Vinegar? It can't be Hibiscus!!!
Dear Blue Moon, please reduce that tart, make it like 1/10 of what it is now, and then thank me.
This is a world beater...I would have it any time of the year.
Btw, I created this account coz I think their flagship beer tastes like water compared to this...I am mad that I am getting my 12 packs only at one shop in the whole of 3 counties of the Bay area!!!!
Cheers for the 4th time...

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 06:04:56 | More by spynkz
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Caj1

Texas

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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Rhf9120

Rhode Island

4.29/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this in the winter sampler which really confused me as this is definitely not a winter beer. Has a hoppy aroma not much citrus there. The flavor had hints of citrus and the white pepper with the hops dominating it. Overall not a bad beer but as i said before definitely not a winter beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 15:33:36 | More by Rhf9120
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HideYaBeer

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +38.4%

05-05-2013 21:04:52 | More by HideYaBeer
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middkid45

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +38.4%

07-23-2014 16:51:30 | More by middkid45
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JoeLacy

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +38.4%

06-20-2012 02:08:09 | More by JoeLacy
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jesseejames

Montana

4.25/5  rDev +38.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a delightful beer. The aroma is very fruity with hints of raspberry. The head was adequate with nice lacing. It has a wonderful reddish golden color. It has a nice light crisp taste that follows on down. A wonderful crisp mouth feel that is hard to describe.
This beer is a nice addition to a hot afternoon siesta and snack of chips and salsa. It is one I will be drinking a lot this summer.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2013 21:16:12 | More by jesseejames
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jski

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +38.4%

12-17-2013 14:36:27 | More by jski
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MFrankenfield

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +38.4%

05-30-2013 01:18:33 | More by MFrankenfield
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Jasinner76


4.25/5  rDev +38.4%

07-08-2014 21:19:58 | More by Jasinner76
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bsteels


4.25/5  rDev +38.4%

06-29-2014 01:05:32 | More by bsteels
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Fronk11

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +38.4%

04-25-2013 15:52:57 | More by Fronk11
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MaddDogg84

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +38.4%

04-18-2013 02:25:13 | More by MaddDogg84
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BierJager89

California

4.08/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Translucent dark brown with a mocha head.

S: Nose is faint with raspberry and maybe some wheat and a touch of fruity Belgian yeast esters.

T: Quite fruity, raspberry is definitely there. A touch of wheat, a touch of lemon.

M: Light bodied, not smooth, but far from harsh.

O: Pretty good, way underrated, as are many blue moon beers. Don't let the name or the rating discourage you. It's less than 2 dollars a bottle and well worth a try. Definitely recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 01:25:57 | More by BierJager89
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Blue Moon Short Straw Farmhouse Red Ale from Coors Brewing Company
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