Blue Moon Short Straw Farmhouse Red Ale | Coors Brewing Company

BA SCORE
73
okay
766 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay
Read the review
Blue Moon Short Straw Farmhouse Red AleBlue Moon Short Straw Farmhouse Red Ale
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
Ratings:
766
Reviews:
109
Avg:
3.13
pDev:
19.17%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
154
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 766 |  Reviews: 109
Photo of Jason_cs
3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MikeDL
3.79/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

got this brew in a variety pack, tasted good.. a lot different then some other red ales

87 characters

Photo of Kon_Doc-08
3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Icemann383
3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of matjack85
2.73/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I found this limited release Coors/Blue Moon product at the local Jewel-Osco store in Glendale Heights/ IL. 12oz brown bottle for $1.67 with no freshness date.

The beer poured a pale reddish amber color with a 1-finger white head that dissipated in under a minute and left no lacing whatsoever. The website suggested using a slender glass so I used a cchampagne flute for this one.

The smell was flowery and spicy. I was looking for a strawberry flavor and smell because of the name (Short STRAW), plus the pink label, but there's not a touch of strawberry in it The pink color comes from the hibiscus flower which they do use in brewing this.

Heavy on the white pepper spice and low on that Belgian funky yeast found in most farmhouse ales. Mild sweetness from the malts and hibiscus flower. Not a very exciting taste.

Light bodied but very high in carbonation.

The Blue Moon website says this is also brewed with chocolate malt and white wheat but I tasted neither one in here. It's drinkable, but kind of disappointing.

 1,035 characters

Photo of Yeldarb92
2.9/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Matt141
2.5/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Mikestaf
3.02/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
3.54/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Andnkuhn
3.6/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rossracing
2.5/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of UPBrewer92
3.68/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of devin305
3.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JoelClark
3.6/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ALC82
3.5/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of h4ger
3.52/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Meur1
3.67/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jblake4124
2.7/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Admittedly I'm not a big fan of the saison style, but this one is particularly bad in my opinion. Tart, sour finish that leaves a lingering sour aftertaste. I have stopped buying Blue Moon variety packs because this one is in there. Shame.

 242 characters

Photo of ConradKenney
2/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Too sweet for my liking. Didn't get much of the traditional saison-y spice.

76 characters

Photo of OKbrew89
3.6/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Expected golden color, but could have a nicer head. It had a mild smell of slight sour fruit with a minor hop finish. Smooth on the front with decent hop and sour fruit taste on the end. There was a slightly bitter after-taste after each drink. It was unusually easy to drink for a farmhouse thanks to the red wheat and fruit finish. It is a bit watery and tame for a farmhouse.
Admittedly, I wasn't feeling good about this one due to the brand. I'm probably in the minority on this beer, but I liked it. It is more red ale than farmhouse to me, but that might explain why I like it.

 588 characters

Photo of FreshButterbeer
3/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Metalsnota
3.25/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jonross07
4.23/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Surprising as you go further into the night

43 characters

Photo of Superbohl4
2.9/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Blue Moon Short Straw Farmhouse Red Ale from Coors Brewing Company
3.13 out of 5 based on 766 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe