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Blue Moon Short Straw Farmhouse Red Ale

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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.7   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"


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrBeerFanatic (848) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Pours a medium amber with medium orange hues. Aromas of orange peel, fruit punch, slight grass and light caramel. Flavors of slight fruit punch, slight coriander, and slight grass/hay. Light to medium sweet. Interesting aromas upfront of what resembles fruit punch.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Msdrbeat (47) - - AUG 10, 2014
Quite nice. Interesting color with a small head when poured. But very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2224) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2014
not a bad brew but the vegetable and/or vegetable broth like flavor is something i just canít wrap my head around. soupy.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
hockeybeerguy (1854) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 30, 2014
My curiosity has been piqued, so I bit. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a clear yet slightly hazy amber color with a one finger white sustaining foamy head. The lacing was kind of all over the place. The smell, well that left a lot to be desired. However, I did get some sweet and tart strawberry. It did kind of smell like strawberry juice (fake strawberry, hmmm...itís suspect at least). The taste was sweet and tart again but added the element of "soured grapes." On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with what shouldíve been sessionable but the tartness on my taste buds isnít exactly accepting this too much. There was a long tart aftertaste and watery finish. Overall, this wasnít exactly a beer Iíd come back to. Interest piqued and ended just like that.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Weevo (22) - Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle, pours amber with small tan head. Hints of chocolate and spices. A good drinkable beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
odog (9) - Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2014 does not count
Expressionist collection farmhouse red saison/Flanders style ale six pack from Kroger. This should have been a good beer - but it is a disaster. No aroma. No head. Very strong onion taste. Bleech.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
60minuteman (717) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Clear red color. There was head on my glass but Iím not sure where it went. There is a fair amount of burnt malt character but it isnít too overbearing. Hay, wheat, peppercorns, faint tart at the end. Overall, interesting brew from BM, but itís too pedestrian to stand out.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fiercepanda (528) - Missouri, USA - JUL 15, 2014
A clear copper beer with almost no head. The aroma is earthy funk and grain. The flavor is nutty, a little bitter, and a little tart.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
snoworsummer (2048) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle. Smells like cereal malt, light berry, light sour notes, faint funk, and faint floral notes. Flavor is sour and tart fruit esters, dry malts, and faint hop bitterness. Light/medium body and medium carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sinfull (808) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2014
Clear amber color, small white head. Aroma of wheat , spices and malt. Malt , yeast and cherry tartness in taste. Light body , medium carbonation. Malty and tart aftertaste. Interesting beer.


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