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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
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:
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Added by Humulus85 on 06-09-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,330
Reviews:
109
Ratings:
767
pDev:
19.35%
Bros Score:
3.18
 
 
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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Enjoyed this brew from a 12oz bottle in a Belgian Tulip glass.

A: Pours an amber hue with a white head that slowly dissipates down the side of the glass leaving a thin white lace.

S: Sweet malty aroma.

T: Similar sweet malty flavor as the smell with a slight caramel backbone.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Decent red ale.

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look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

I poured this from a bottle into a pint glass. The colors of the label along with the description really threw me off from what this beer actually is. With the red label and the word straw house, I thought that it would be fruity (bringing to mind strawberry), and being a "saison", I expected fruity esters at the very least. Of course, this is a coors product and not a true craft beer, so I cannot say that my dissapointment is not well deserved.

The head disappears quickly.

The smell is metallic and does not have much going on. It brings to mind rusty copper.

The taste is thin. I detect almost no hops.There is that metallic flavor again, and the grains were either cheap, stale, or paired with large amounts of corn syrup.

The mouthfeel is decent. Like the flavor it is thin, but it has a slight creamy characteristic.

Overall, I think that this beer would make a great new substitution for the current coors recipe, but as mixture of saison and flanders red, this beer falls way short of being even remotely close to either style.

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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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