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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

653 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 653
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 19.87%
Wants: 6
Gots: 68 | 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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tsgooch79

Kentucky

1/5  rDev -67.4%

05-23-2014 14:28:22 | More by tsgooch79
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ACarp

New York

1/5  rDev -67.4%

03-31-2014 04:28:49 | More by ACarp
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er_code_blue


1/5  rDev -67.4%

07-07-2012 21:47:50 | More by er_code_blue
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4thelvofbeer

Virginia

1/5  rDev -67.4%

05-29-2014 22:52:57 | More by 4thelvofbeer
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bmjivi221

South Carolina

1/5  rDev -67.4%

07-17-2013 06:06:36 | More by bmjivi221
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AHeaston8

Ohio

1/5  rDev -67.4%

12-10-2013 03:00:56 | More by AHeaston8
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Beerlover

Minnesota

1.13/5  rDev -63.2%

Short straw is the last straw for me with blue moon, idk why I keep fooling myself into thinking they will ever put something good out, heck I'd settle for "o.k." I mean you'd think for the fact that they have what, at least 30 different "styles" (more like flavors) that they would eventually put out something worth drinking! Well I guess thats too much to ask from Coors. I mean can this even be called an "ale"!? I'm trying hard to have one good thing to say about this beer but I can't think of anything.

A: almost got this one right, it has the slightest reddish brown tinge but nothing compared to a good version of this style, plus it looks super watery and extremely bubbly and carbonated for a flanders style.
T: yup it's blue moon, no doubt about it. At least when you drink a schells or a summit, it's easy to tell that is' one but at least they have more than one base style of beer, I think blue moon always starts out as a blue moon Belgian white ale and then they add stuff to it to make it taste different initially but it finishes like the same gross tasting ale. This also has a DISGUSTING mid-palate that tastes like PEROXIDE, yeah you really nailed that "sour" style feel guys... NOT! Then as it warms it taste more like a pilsner than anything....EPIC FAIL.
O.A. I REALLY have to try hard to remember no matter how good a new blue moon "FLAVOR" SOUNDS it's never in no way gonna be different. SHOCKTOP FOREVER!
P.S. also I have a stomach ache from 1/4 of this beer! unbelievable!!! Also I think I'm going to throw my Cassanova's pint glass away cuz it tainted it so much, ICK!

04-11-2014 22:38:11 | More by Beerlover
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BeerDocT

Georgia

1.2/5  rDev -60.9%

I have had Blue Moon beers before and never been impressed, but a friend gave me this beer and told me to try it. Here goes.

Served in a chilled pint glass.

-Appearance 3.0: Kind of a generic translucent amber in color. Small CO2 bubbles abound. Half inch head quickly disappeared.

-Smell 1.5: Not much here. I smell a slightly spicy aroma of some indiscernible spice. That's it.

-Taste 1.0: Front is slightly sweet and has a light tanginess. Middle is non-existent. Nothing there. Finish is where the nightmare starts. Light sugary sweetness with this horrible artificial orange-rind taste that is reminiscent of a cheap brand of floor polish. To top that off, the aftertaste leaves a slight burning in the mouth, like what one receives from eating a hot pepper, but much milder. What the heck is in this swill???

-Mouthfeel 1.0: Cheapo CO2 carbonation actually make this horrible beer worse. It's true.

-Overall 1.0: Utter garbage. Let me use some onomatopoeia here: "Bleargh." What is the "brewmaster" at Blue Moon smoking? I have had saisons before and this abomination is not a saison. This is one farmhouse that should be burned to the ground and salt sown into the soil along with its ashes. Again, I say, "Bleargh."

10-16-2012 04:40:09 | More by BeerDocT
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notchucknorris

California

1.25/5  rDev -59.3%

09-30-2013 03:09:25 | More by notchucknorris
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kybeerdrinker

Kentucky

1.25/5  rDev -59.3%

07-30-2014 01:31:44 | More by kybeerdrinker
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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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J-Bonestradamus

Massachusetts

1.5/5  rDev -51.1%

03-19-2014 15:40:32 | More by J-Bonestradamus
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Miami66

Nebraska

1.5/5  rDev -51.1%

07-14-2013 01:49:11 | More by Miami66
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Zzigg92

California

1.5/5  rDev -51.1%

06-20-2014 05:57:39 | More by Zzigg92
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IAmHollywood13

Ohio

1.5/5  rDev -51.1%

06-05-2014 17:23:39 | More by IAmHollywood13
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tykechandler

Indiana

1.5/5  rDev -51.1%

07-18-2014 03:47:10 | More by tykechandler
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jnelms

Tennessee

1.5/5  rDev -51.1%

03-25-2013 19:49:16 | More by jnelms
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Misanthropy_Sipping

Nebraska

1.51/5  rDev -50.8%

Picked up a single at The Still in Lincoln. Glad I got a single... just... a single...

Was interested by the "Flanders Red" boast on the label. I've had a pretty bad Flanders in Wisconsin years back, won't say who it was from because the rest of their beers were pretty good. Couldn't imagine anything worse than that one.

HA!

Pours a bit light for a flanders, but seems like a good shade for a farmhouse, a bit of a dusty, ruby tone. Quickly dissipating poppy white/pinkish head.

Smell, well... it smells reminiscent of Blue Moon, has an odd Belgian character, but this doesn't seem right. This doesn't particularly smell good, not farmhousey. Smells of somewhat bland beer. Lagery, minerally.

Taste...

...

Mouthfeel! ...

Excuse me... ( *pours* )

Overall, forget it. I tasted and tried a few times and even put the Flanders thing out of my head. I just tried to accept it at beer. It was full of lies. Original Blue Moon is fine with me, I'll gladly drink it over numerous other beers in certain situations. But this... What were they thinking! I'm actually a bit annoyed they put the term "Flanders Red" or even "Farmhouse Red" anywhere on the bottle.

09-26-2013 00:02:27 | More by Misanthropy_Sipping
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bonkers

New Jersey

1.61/5  rDev -47.6%

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. It pours with a reddish/golden hue, quickly fading white head. The aroma is faint, straw, wheat. The flavor profile is weak, tasteless. It does not have any flavors of a saison or Flanders red. the body is light, good carbonation, easy drinking. Taste like a light wheat beer, avoid it.

10-28-2013 23:01:00 | More by bonkers
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ValpoExpo

Ohio

1.75/5  rDev -43%

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

Minnesota

1.75/5  rDev -43%

09-26-2013 01:52:06 | More by IchLiebeBierZu
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Sazz9

Texas

1.75/5  rDev -43%

10-06-2013 14:28:09 | More by Sazz9
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1.75/5  rDev -43%

07-13-2014 20:15:17 | More by grimsooth
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

1.75/5  rDev -43%

09-08-2013 22:59:12 | More by Sludgeman
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Connecticut

1.75/5  rDev -43%

12-25-2013 21:57:55 | More by jfcaa193
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Blue Moon Short Straw Farmhouse Red Ale from Coors Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 653 ratings.