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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
72
okay

705 Ratings
THE BROS
74
okay

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Ratings: 705
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 19.81%
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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Photo of Pegasus
3.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Hazy reddish-brown, with a tall, dense white head, with excellent retention. Lacing rings the glass walls, resembling a baroque circlet. Moderate streams of carbonation drift lazily to the surface.

Aroma: Complex aroma of grass, burnt caramel, apple rind, coriander, and pepper.

Taste: Opens with a mildly tart note, soon followed by some earthy wheat, caramel, and then coriander and pepper. As the taste progresses, the pepper and modest apple cider vinegar-like sourness increase, along with bitter apple. Finishes with a lingering, mildly rustic note that somehow seems dusty and earthy, with subdued herbal hops and lingering, mild pepper.

Mouth feel: Smooth, fairly full, with zesty carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: An interesting creation, very understated compared to its Belgian antecedents. It might offer a novice a mild introduction to the Farmhouse style.

Presentation: Packaged in a custom-embossed brown glass long neck bottle with a twist-off crown, served in a Samuel Adams Boston Lager Sensory glass.

Pegasus, Oct 05, 2014
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Blue Moon Short Straw Farmhouse Red Ale from Coors Brewing Company
72 out of 100 based on 705 ratings.