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Blue Moon Short Straw Farmhouse Red Ale | Coors Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
coors.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Humulus85 on 06-09-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,374
Reviews:
109
Ratings:
767
pDev:
19.35%
Bros Score:
3.18
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
156
Trade:
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Ratings: 767 |  Reviews: 109
Photo of AyatollahGold
2.58/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of OriginalWayOut
3.75/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeremiah_Nelson
2.87/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.71/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dag1991
3.7/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stevoj
2.64/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Somewhat sweet and cloying beer with strawberry notes. Clear reddish with minimal head, aroma is sweet , taste is berries and sweet malt. Abrupt finish, very dry.

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Photo of Masterson89
3.08/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Almasi_
4.3/5  rDev +38.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WoodBrew
3.45/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The Farmhouse are from Coors is decent. It poured a clear amber with white head that dissapated over time and left no lace. The scent had a hint of floral bouquet. The taste had a hint of apple. The Mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's ok.

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Photo of icemanexit
3.16/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BEER88
3.25/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nuebs
2.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of DKHNOVA
3.79/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.29/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AlaskaAg
2.88/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MaximalC
3.46/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky copper color with a moderate cap of khaki foam that rapidly settles into a thin veil. Aroma smells of noble hops, Belgian yeast, toffee, nuts, and a vague, slightly fruity spiciness.

The taste features nuts, caramel, apple juice, cherries, a pinch of allspice, and an unexpected but enjoyable tartness toward the middle. Papery oxidation puts a damper on the finish, but that may be on account of the fact that this bottle is a couple months past the best-by date. There’s also a prickly bite that’s more than likely due to carbonation and yeast than hops. Medium body starts to dissipate on the back end, but the holistic mouthfeel is pretty solid nonetheless.

Overall, this is an interesting offering that tastes nothing like a saison. It’s more like a hybrid between a marzen and a sour ale, with some winter spices thrown in for kicks. Probably one of the better Blue Moon side projects in spite of its peculiarity.

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Photo of Wolverine48092
3.5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hozersr
3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MarchyMarch
2.82/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of MSandahl23
2.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of generallee
2.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a Samuel Adams tasting glass.

Appearance: The body has a medium amber color with a light haze. The pour produced a small just off white head which quickly settles down to thin wispy layer.

Smell: There are some hints of bready maltiness with some vague fruity notes in the background.

Taste / Palate: The flavor is light and clean overall. Its flavor matches the aroma. The feel is a mild light bodied and easy drinking beverage with matching light carbonation.

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Photo of BigTrubble
3.48/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mchanz99
3.02/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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Blue Moon Short Straw Farmhouse Red Ale from Coors Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.1 out of 5 with 767 ratings
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