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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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Ratings: 670
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.08
pDev: 19.81%
Wants: 7
Gots: 75 | 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 tbryan5
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

tbryan5, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of teromous
3.08/5  rDev 0%

A: Rich dark brown color with hues of red, holding up a thick fluffy white head that leaves a few lines of lacing. Very transparent and extremely good color.

S: It has the wonderful yet unexpected smell of coriander and notes of vanilla. It's not your typical profile for a farmhouse ale but it smells very good.

T: The flavor is understandably similar to the scent. I get strong coriander flavor and a hint of fruitiness similar to a pear. It is very heavy on the spice and it overpowers the glass. Again it is not your typical profile for a farmhouse ale but it is good.

M: The mouthfeel feels a bit thick and it does not feel dry enough. Otherwise it's not bad.

O: If you're a fan of the standard Blue Moon Belgian White then this should be on your radar. It has a similar flavor profile, albeit a bit fruitier and heavier. If you're a fan of saisons and farmhouse ales, you won't find the depth and complexity that keeps you buying the style. In the end it is a tasty beer, but it would be at the bottom of my list of recommendations for those wanting to try a farmhouse ale. It's just over-the-top on spice.

teromous, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of mrskunk
2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

mrskunk, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of Eando35
2.8/5  rDev -9.1%

Don't usually like red ale but I got this in a store made variety pack and figured I'd try it. I enjoyed the taste - it was light but had a decent hold to it that you don't see with a lot of red ales - it's either too strong or too light. I drank it directly out of the bottle and didnt get a look at its appearance. However, based on the taste, I picture it to be a light amber with a decent head.

Either way, it was a decent after work beer that I would recommend to someone who's just looking to relax with a one. Wouldn't go out of my way to get another but if I was offered one, I would take it.

Eando35, Aug 13, 2013
Photo of BradShook
3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

BradShook, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of Budinetz
2/5  rDev -35.1%

Budinetz, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of Mleblanc25
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

Mleblanc25, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of emwild12
3/5  rDev -2.6%

emwild12, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of stampfler07
3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

stampfler07, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of mikehillman
2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

mikehillman, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of evalarson
3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

evalarson, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of NickThePyro
3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

NickThePyro, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of rcmooney
3.8/5  rDev +23.4%

Appearance- Ruby red, cherry like amber

Aroma- Dried raisins, dried cranberry, dried cherries, wood, pepper/spice

Taste- Mild malt backbone with tastes of dried stone fruits, cherries, sweet and tart, small finish of hop bitterness towards the back of the tongue

Mouthfeel- medium carbonation, medium body. The tartness of the beer plays very Nicely on the tongue

Finish- Beer finishes slightly dry with a lingering tartness inviting another sip. Drinkable

Overall- This is a really interesting beer and I like it a lot. An extra spicy and dry profile from a farmhouse yeast would add a really nice balance to play off the sweetness and tartness. I feel like this beer would be excellent to pair with several oriental cuisines such as Thai and Chinese. It would also pair well with dried stone fruits, cherries and a nice dry cheese or Brie. EMP

rcmooney, Aug 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

frothy_80, Aug 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -2.6%

aProtagonist, Aug 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +5.5%

vw72, Jul 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +21.8%

mlhyatt, Jul 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

vinylrooster, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of JC333
2.25/5  rDev -26.9%

JC333, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of bmwats
2.91/5  rDev -5.5%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint.

A: Dark amber. Pours a 1 finger, foamy, white head. Slight lacing.

S: Salt water, wood, and nutmeg.

T: Brown sugar malt and old raspberries.

M: Light yet syrupy. Synthetic, pungent finish.

D: Session.

Atmosphere is okay. Dark hue, foamy head, slight lacing. Nose is woody, fall spicy, sea water. Sugary malt, tinted with a washed-out raspberry. Overall, this is an okay quaff.

bmwats, Jul 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

GorgeousNightmare, Jul 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Ron860, Jul 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +29.9%

Cody101, Jul 24, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Whiskeydeez, Jul 24, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -18.8%

ImpactDan, Jul 23, 2013
Blue Moon Short Straw Farmhouse Red Ale from Coors Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 670 ratings.