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Blue Moon Short Straw Farmhouse Red Ale

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RATINGS: 335   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.68   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Farmhouse Ales were brewed for the diligent farmhands who drew the short straw and had to work the arduous harvest. Our brewmasterís expression blends the spiciness of a Farmhouse Ale with the tartness of a Flanders Red for a remarkably refreshing finish. Malts: Caramel Malt Pale Malt, European Abbey Malt, European Acidulated Malt, Chocolate Malt, Malted White Wheat Hops: Spalt Select, Czech Saaz Our Twist: White Pepper, Coriander, Hibiscus

Formerly know as "Farmhouse Red Ale"


1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
BiiruBierBeer (579) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Hits the nose kind of like pine, spice, and piss. First it tastes like a sharp wheat ale and then very soon after the incredibly disgusting aftertaste begins. It takes a few seconds to reach peak nastiness (the label calls it "tart") and then it continues to linger in the mouth for a long time. I poured it out after drinking half the bottle. It actually burned my throat like stomach acid for quite a while after I stopped drinking it until I washed it down with something sweet. Medium to high carbonation. Kind of sharp going down.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Larry_Duffman (67) - - JUN 21, 2015
I had it from the bottle. You still get a little fruity yeast aroma. The taste is tart fruit, wheat, and a hint of pepper on the back end. The mouth feel is carbonated yet creamy and balanced. I donít think the Saison label applies. Itís still solid though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
AAEA (214) - California, USA - JUN 20, 2015
12Fl OZ ($14.99 12pack) this was a very good beer, maybe not a regular tasting beer but to a beer guy this was the best of the blue moon box after the belgian style ale in their box. its good and youíll like this over the fruit beers.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
CardsPackHawks (123) - Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2015 Picked up two as part of a variety pack. I hope the other offerings are better. This has a very odd flavor, which I guess is created by the white pepper. Sometimes brewmaster?s try to hard to be creative and fail. This is one of those times.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
generallee08 (756) - New York, USA - JUN 17, 2015
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 matches the aroma. It is a mild light bodied easy drinking beverage with matching carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
UXO (773) - CANADA - JUN 6, 2015
Pours clear medium amber with a short, short-lived light tan head, no lacing. (3/5) Nose is yeasty wheat, coriander, grassy/floral, slight pepper. (5/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild bitter, very mild tart. (5/10) Medium body, lively to moderate carbonation, brief duration finish. (3/5) Maybe we need to take up a collection and buy Blue Moon a dictionary? Iím getting essentially no saison character whatsoever, and only the weakest of tartness as the nominal ďflanders-styleĒ aspect. Coriander is more witbier than saison, and the yeasty tones just smell like bog standard Blue Moon. Itís not terrible, but itís not what it says on the label, either. (10/20)

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fatehunter (1644) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 27, 2015
Pours a half finger of head on a clear red body. The aroma is dry grain and an odd strawberry smell. The taste has a mildly tart start then into a mild sweet finish. The texture is light with too much fizz. It has a weird flavor profile and too carbonated.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kevinator (1340) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Fruit, funk and Coors. The aroma had a strange hint of a macro brew. The color was a pretty golden red. Palate was sharp with not a favorable finish. Flavors were interesting with a hint of spice but too subdued. Below average.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TXBadger (1889) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Pours a clear coppery color with off-white head. Caramel malt and some spice on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes bland.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
legion242 (2333) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Poured a very pretty garnet colour with a slight, whispy head. Slight tartness in the mouth. Not much hints of any saison.


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