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

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Blue Moon Short Straw Farmhouse Red AleBlue Moon Short Straw Farmhouse Red Ale

Brewed by:
Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Colorado, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Summer

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Added by Humulus85 on 06-09-2012

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5/5  rDev +61.8%

One of my favorites

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5/5  rDev +61.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +53.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +53.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +53.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +53.7%

Photo of bullwinkle88
4.73/5  rDev +53.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the STAR of the variety pack for sure. I haven't tried many saisons, so let that speak to how true to style it is. Semantics aside, what we have here is a delicious beer. Pours a beautiful ruby color with a mild head. Smells like fruit, spice. Not really carbonated but bubbles on the tongue like crazy, tastes of orange and PEPPER! Like pepper spice. So incredible. I could literally drink enough of these to kill a large steer. Delicious. A+. Please sell in a standalone 6er!

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Photo of tippiecanoes
4.55/5  rDev +47.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I tried the Expressionist Collection: Farmhouse Red. It has hints of Coriander, Hibiscus and White Pepper. When you smell this beer it smells a little like cilantro (coriander), which is why it has that orange/citrusy smell. I loved this beer; the flavors were delicious and it was just an easy beer to drink. It was light and not bitter like an IPA.

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4.5/5  rDev +45.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +45.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +45.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +45.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +45.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +45.6%

Photo of spynkz
4.43/5  rDev +43.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer is a winner...whoever dunnit deserves a medal..You know what the problem here is...
TART, the sourness which lingers...was it Vinegar? It can't be Hibiscus!!!
Dear Blue Moon, please reduce that tart, make it like 1/10 of what it is now, and then thank me.
This is a world beater...I would have it any time of the year.
Btw, I created this account coz I think their flagship beer tastes like water compared to this...I am mad that I am getting my 12 packs only at one shop in the whole of 3 counties of the Bay area!!!!
Cheers for the 4th time...

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4.4/5  rDev +42.4%

Photo of CaptJackHarkness
4.4/5  rDev +42.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Twelve ounce bottle dated August 19 2013.

Sweet, malty floral aroma. Poured deep copper/brown with full beige head. Head lasts a few minutes, spotty lacing. Taste is crisp slightly bity and sweet, like a Lemonhead sour candy! Tangy tart mouth feel, nice finish. Enjoyable.

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4.3/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Caj1
4.28/5  rDev +38.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the Blue Moon Fall Sampler 12-pack, this beer pours a lovely reddish-copper that gives a nice, cream colored head that takes a couple of minutes to fully dissipate and leaves a lot of lacing both on the surface of the beer and on the side of the glass. Carbonation is pretty good with lots of bubbles rising to the surface.

Smell is sweet and malty with a nice hint of hops, nothing more. Taste is much the same -- hops are backed off quite a bit which is actually quite fine for this kind of beer. A little bit of earth and some very nice citrus notes and that's it. The real flavor is in the spicy and tart flavor of the beer, where the signature orange peel of the Blue Moon brewers is front and center. Sweet, bready malt is next, and this beer, brewed with white pepper, is fragrant and peppery. Mouthfeel is crisp and light.

Overall this is a particularly refreshing and delicious beer and my favorite from the Harvest sampler. Just a shame it's so hard to find.

To good health and good beer.

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4.28/5  rDev +38.5%

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4.26/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this in the winter sampler which really confused me as this is definitely not a winter beer. Has a hoppy aroma not much citrus there. The flavor had hints of citrus and the white pepper with the hops dominating it. Overall not a bad beer but as i said before definitely not a winter beer.

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4.26/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a delightful beer. The aroma is very fruity with hints of raspberry. The head was adequate with nice lacing. It has a wonderful reddish golden color. It has a nice light crisp taste that follows on down. A wonderful crisp mouth feel that is hard to describe.
This beer is a nice addition to a hot afternoon siesta and snack of chips and salsa. It is one I will be drinking a lot this summer.

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4.25/5  rDev +37.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +37.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +37.5%

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Blue Moon Short Straw Farmhouse Red Ale from Coors Brewing Company (Molson-Coors)
Beer rating: 3.09 out of 5 with 769 ratings