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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3/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.07/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Best before 1/6/14.

Pours a clear orange-red with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, yeast, and spice aromas. Taste is much the same with malt and yeast flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an average beer that is drinkable but I am not getting any sort of the Flanders Red aspect that this is supposed to have.

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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

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3/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +21.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -2.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -11%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -11%

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3/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%
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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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -11%

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1.75/5  rDev -43.4%

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1.98/5  rDev -35.9%
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 (Molson-Coors)
Beer rating: 3.09 out of 5 with 769 ratings