Blue Moon Farmhouse Red Ale
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)

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Style:
Belgian Saison
Ranked #2,005
ABV:
5.4%
Score:
73
Ranked #47,148
Avg:
3.15 | pDev: 16.83%
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
371
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Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
 
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Reviews: 47 | Ratings: 371
Reviews by Clockwork420:
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3.59/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L - Dark bronze, or amber color. Clarity was clear, no haze at all. Head was 2 full fingers when poured aggressively. Head retention was minimal. Left a thin head over the top, and a bit more than that around edge of glass. Color was creamy white.

S - Spicy and sweet. Smelled clean and fresh, reminded me of earthy or grassy notes. Spice was a concoction or mixture of different things, nothing stand outish. Cirtus, or more like a fruity lemon. Smelled tarty and sweet. Interesting combination.

T - Taste was sweet and malty in the beginning. The tart comes right at you. Sweetness and malt. Spices and caramel. The hibiscus is much more pronounced than I had expected. Finishes clean and with a highlight in that sour/tart area noted previously. I noticed very little yeasty flavors as this one was very clearly filtered (unlike most of the others of this style).

M - Light/Medium body, fairly carbonated. Did not make me very burpy. Drier finish.

Overall this beer is fairly solid. Admittedly, I know little about Siason's or Farmhouse Ales with the exception for what I read about minimally before I drank this one. It was clean, and refreshing. The hibiscus notes are more pronounced than the other expressionist beers Blue Moon/Coors produced (like Rounder Belgian Pale Ale) but it was definitely intended to be more of a highlight. Drinkability of this one may still be high for most fond of the tart finishing, drier brews. I could drink quite a bit of these I think.

What makes me sad is this one may fade into the retired section, or annual release only if Blue Moon does not make it a regular flagship beer. This as an expressionist release is pretty good by the standard of what they are currently putting out year round. This one, along with Rounder should be regular finds, all year, if the ingredients and people in charge of brewing permit it.

3.75/5
Better than I expected, but for the ones who like tart, dry finished beers.

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Blue Moon Farmhouse Red Ale from Coors Brewing Company, on sale at the local grocer. Eh, what the Hell, right? Poured from the bottle into a glass, this has got a 3/4 finger thick head, dark copper transparent body, and somewhat decent lacing.

I can't process what it is that I'm smelling. Not very strong a scent, I can tell you that. Hmm...Not bad, but nothing heavenly. I'm fairly neutral here.

Initial taste is like a nicely-done shandy or radler with its clean tartness. There is also a faint sweetness throughout that I can't really say WHERE it is, exactly, it is coming from. All in all a very balanced brew with its mysterious components doing the job quite nicely. Clean,dry finish.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Blue Moon Farmhouse Red has zero lingering elements for me. Quite refreshing for Ohio's asphyxiating humidity during the dog days of summer.

Overall a respectable 3.5 for Blue Moon Farmhouse Red Ale from Coors Brewing Company. This was my first of this seemingly revivalist style of brew. But hey, its back for a reason! I may buy this brew again.

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Blue Moon Farmhouse Red Ale from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Beer rating: 73 out of 100 with 371 ratings