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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Ratings: 717
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 19.74%
Wants: 8
Gots: 103 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Humulus85 on 06-09-2012)
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3/5  rDev -2.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -11%

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4.04/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up a blue moon variety pack for a quantity over quality night. This one was a nice little surprise. Decent looking beer with an outstanding smell and really good taste. Enjoyed it a good bit and would certainly try again if I see it individually.

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3.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 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.

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3/5  rDev -2.9%

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2.79/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

This is one of the most coppery colored beers I've seen. Clear with a fine carbonation, well made in that regard. Sparkly mouthfeel. Fruity, lemony aroma.

They call this an "interpretation of a Farmhouse Ale blended with a Flemish Red." Uh-- does that mean it has Belgian yeast? Something of a citrus taste with sweet fruit punch. The first couple of sips seem interesting, and then it gets cloyingly sugary plus that icky aftertaste.

Overall this is rather sweet and it has that same dirty, raspy hop finish of so many industrial brews. Is that some kind of cheap hop extract, or do they just buy "bittering agent" from the janitorial supply house?

This is not really bad tasting but it's at the bottom of the scale compared to actual Farmhouse Ales. From the 12 oz screw-cap bottle purchased at Liticker's Liquors in Ocean Beach.

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Blue Moon Short Straw Farmhouse Red Ale from Coors Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 717 ratings.