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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

631 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 631
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 19.87%
Wants: 3
Gots: 60 | 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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BethanyB

New Jersey

3.41/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: The color was a unique ambery orange, distinctive of saisons. The head was white and foamy, leaving very little lace. Clarity was good.

Smell: My first whiff was of cider and hay. I tried to stay open-minded, considering this was a farmhouse ale, and admittedly, the yeasty/earthy combination did grow on me. Spiciness and breaded malt, while slightly hidden at first, helped to round things out.

Taste: The cidery smell made its way into the flavor, but the farmhouse hay was replaced by toasty-verging-on-roasty caramel. A sweet/sour combo on the tongue did not come across as a flaw so much as it was reminiscent of summer strawberries. The spices and malt continued to keep the balance, and lasted into the finish. Enjoyable, if you're in the mood for something different.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel that was just a bit more heavy than I expected from a saison. The medium-high carbonation allowed for a much-needed refreshing quality.

Overall: Not likely to be everyone's cup of brew, as there's a lot of unique yeast character overshadowing the malt and hops. A lighter mouthfeel would make the beer more refreshing, but it has some sweet, summery qualities that, when balanced with the earth and spice, make for a pleasant mix I would happily mull over once in a while.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 10:37:48 | More by BethanyB
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ZombiesAteMyDog

Indiana

3/5  rDev -2.3%

07-09-2013 21:07:06 | More by ZombiesAteMyDog
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krome

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

07-09-2013 20:24:51 | More by krome
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TheMrFarnham

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -2.3%

07-08-2013 17:38:48 | More by TheMrFarnham
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dacrza1

New Jersey

2.63/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Date tasted: July 6, 2013... Glassware: Ayinger willibecker... Occasion: redemption bottle--could a whole sampler of brews be such a terrible mistake? I messed my July 4th hosting gig with this poor purchase....Appearance: clear, blood orange-red body with a creamy white head that settles in thinly... Aroma: white pepper?! pepper, yes--and the doughy yeast that accompanies a perplexing funky malt--too medicinal to be pleasing... Palate: balanced, drinkable body that doesn't waste time in the mouth; as profiled, a farmhouse that cleanses the palate... Taste: honeyed, candied tartness with a bit of grapelike pucker; competing flavors make for a busy development of drinking--again, not attractive... Overall: a slight redux on the abysmal tastings of the agave and blackberry, as this will hold well enough to encourage a second bottle; a decent marriage with the summer elements can be had here--decent....

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2013 03:56:31 | More by dacrza1
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CitizenGrain

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

07-06-2013 21:48:34 | More by CitizenGrain
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Travis_Faught

California

5/5  rDev +62.9%

07-06-2013 05:26:05 | More by Travis_Faught
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halo913

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

07-06-2013 03:18:09 | More by halo913
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Brenden

Ohio

3/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This saison, if it really is, is almost a straight amber color. A very light tan head doesn't quite reach one finger in height and falls off fairly rapidly, though not immediately. A bit of spotty lacing manages to stick to the glass.
The nose is light and it's not so much funk I detect as something very lightly musty, grainy aside from the fruity sort of sweetness. A little floral aspect is there underneath. The fruit/must/sweet combo actually is most like peaches. Interesting.
More fruity sweetness is forward in the flavor. There's some tartness and a very light touch of must to it. It doesn't go too grainy. Peach, again, interestingly, seems the main element. The finish is floral and isn't unpleasant.
The body is light and, while it's a little thin, it's not terribly so. It's crisp without biting too hard and a bit smooth but it flattens out some at the end.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 02:12:01 | More by Brenden
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Mavigo

Michigan

3.29/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Got a box set of this from Sam's club. Seems alright. Poured this one in a chalice.

A: Pours the copper-orange color that is expected along with a short tan head that dissipates fast leaving almost no lacing.

S: Smells of yeast, wheat, barley, spices

T: Tastes alright, nothing ground shaking, great beer for the medium temperature weather. Malty, bit of yeast, wheat, grains, a touch of spice, alright.

M: Medium carbonation with a medium body, fairly balanced

O: Overall, this is alright, nothing spectacular but nothing horrible as well. I'd recommend it, its smooth and easy going, no harm with that.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 22:29:51 | More by Mavigo
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livingtodie

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

07-04-2013 13:28:29 | More by livingtodie
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MikeRice1969

Oregon

3/5  rDev -2.3%

07-04-2013 02:33:41 | More by MikeRice1969
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shacawgo24

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

07-04-2013 02:01:38 | More by shacawgo24
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OB1

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +14%

07-02-2013 23:54:52 | More by OB1
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Achoo_Bacca

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -18.6%

07-02-2013 15:55:36 | More by Achoo_Bacca
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nyrblue2

New York

3.5/5  rDev +14%

07-01-2013 23:52:51 | More by nyrblue2
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cwalter

New York

3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

07-01-2013 04:11:43 | More by cwalter
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scottfrie

California

2.73/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12oz bottle into snifter.

A: Pours a deep burnt amber with a finger of off white head that faded into a fuzzy film. No head retention, no lace.
S: Tons of spices followed by bready malt and some sweeter dark fruits and berries. Slight tartness.
T: Caramel and bready malts, syrupy red cherry juice, slight dry cherry skin tannins, faint oak, lemon, black pepper, Belgian style yeast, and faint citrus in the finish. The aftertaste is almost spicy with flavors of white pepper, red grapes and damp earth. Some medicinal and sugary/syrupy lingers long after the swallow.
M: Frothy foamy carbonation bubbles up on my palate, but at least it's smooth. Medium body, "juicy" sweet and slightly spicy mouthfeel.
O: An interesting blend of styles, but this beer didn't really do it for me. Fruit flavors tasted syrupy and the overall flavors were bland. Maybe better off with a saison and Flanders red by themselves.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 22:44:18 | More by scottfrie
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b1515152004

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

06-30-2013 00:03:57 | More by b1515152004
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ValpoExpo

Ohio

1.75/5  rDev -43%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev +14%

06-27-2013 16:18:18 | More by jbaakko
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Bromine

Florida

3/5  rDev -2.3%

06-25-2013 23:25:29 | More by Bromine
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elglueckert

Montana

3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

06-24-2013 07:26:10 | More by elglueckert
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qquique1010

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +14%

06-23-2013 23:34:00 | More by qquique1010
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gritz147

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -2.3%

06-23-2013 19:41:30 | More by gritz147
Blue Moon Short Straw Farmhouse Red Ale from Coors Brewing Company
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