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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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673 Ratings

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Ratings: 673
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 19.81%
Wants: 7
Gots: 78 | 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 avisong
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

avisong, Dec 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

truesolution, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of jjamadorphd
4.05/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

One of the best Blue Moon offerings I have had, by far. I guess it comes out of their "Farmhouse" line, so I suppose I gotta try more of these. I was very happy with it's red-tinged hue, it's distant smell of sweetness, and an overall great tasting beer.

jjamadorphd, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of jski
4.25/5  rDev +38%

jski, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of breakingbland
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

breakingbland, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of BrewClint
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

BrewClint, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of thecheapies
2.94/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Another amber-colored brew with bronze-red tones. Less carbonation showing in the middle, leaving more on top. A solid breachable cap of a finger's width slowly simmers away, but proves to leave something tangible behind.

Super-perfumy in the nose upon first treating. Hints of farmhouse yeast spriteness with floral tones and red ale character, sans the hoppiness. Some light toast, some flowery sweetness with white tea notes, persimmon, and the quietest flutter of candied ginger. Smells benign, but disappointingly unlike a true saison.

The taste is just off. Too sweet. Thin maltiness that is overpowered by a mucky excuse for a saison yeast. Very unflatteringly floral, like sipping on cheap perfume mixed with beer. It has a strange off-putting burn toward the finish. Soppy to drink with a restless body and quaintly wrapped carbonation presence. There might be a slight tartness that's hard to pull out because of the red grain push and offsetting sweetness. Hops are mildly citrusy with a gummi grapefruit note that absorbs too much of the attention. Doesn't settle entirely too well.

thecheapies, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of spedprof
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

spedprof, Dec 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Drknight, Dec 11, 2013
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1/5  rDev -67.5%

AHeaston8, Dec 10, 2013
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

grimey68, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of MarvinSnyder
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

MarvinSnyder, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of deonreds
2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

deonreds, Dec 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Gemini6, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of Captain_Komamura
3.36/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - It is a dark amber color, with a decent head.

Smell - It is some sweet malts, with a fruity/herbal tea smell to it.

Taste - Like the smell, with a nice spiciness to it.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied beer.

Overall - Well this is my first time trying this type of beer, and I actually enjoyed it; since its nice to have something different once in a while.

Captain_Komamura, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of j-rod18
3/5  rDev -2.6%

j-rod18, Dec 04, 2013
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2/5  rDev -35.1%

Beermazter310, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of Treyliff
3.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- pours a golden brown color with some ruby hue. two-finger head that reduces to a foamy layer that lasts long after the pour

S- Tart nose of grape, vinegar, some fruity esters, not really picking up and traditional saison aromas, more Flanders than anything

T- light fruity tart notes, some sweet malty notes, dry finish with not much else going on

M- light body with moderate carbonation, slightly fizzy mouthfeel with a dry finish

O- If I didn't know before hand, I'd never know that this was a farmhouse ale, no traditional flavors of the style. I did pick up some Flanders red ale characteristics, although is seemed watered down

Treyliff, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of jzlyo
2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

jzlyo, Dec 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

koakley, Dec 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

SonictheBeerhog, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of johnnnniee
3.66/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up on a whim. 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams pint glass.
Pours a mostly clear deep reddish gold with a smallish off white head that doesn't stick around very long. Aromas of light sugar, spicy wheat, and a hint of cherry tartness. The flavor follows the aroma, its a light tart spicy beer. Medium body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a slick tart mouthfeel. Not too shabby, nothing earth shattering, but pleasant and flavorful enough to enjoy.

johnnnniee, Nov 30, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Hearneator, Nov 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Beerbuddy21, Nov 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

msondel, Nov 29, 2013
Blue Moon Short Straw Farmhouse Red Ale from Coors Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 673 ratings.