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Blue Moon Short Straw Farmhouse Red Ale

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RATINGS: 324   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 brewmaster’s 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"


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ordybill (478) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a blend of grass, fruit and coriander Appearance- Pours a murky reddish-brown, with a large white head. Taste- Has malt flavor with a tart finish, wheat and coriander is present in the flavor. Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation Overall- An average Farmhouse style ale

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarrettB (1163) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 23, 2015
August 9th, 2013 - Blue Moon’s Short Straw is the strawberry beer in the line of Blue Moon’s flavored dalliances. I have to admit, knowing the brand and the flavor at attempt made me a little less than excited to give this one a go, but it came out surprisingly well. It’s twangy at front, but then eases into a nice, acidic flavor with strawberries and berries floating atop regular witbier style palate. A surprising success!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
douglas88 (6810) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear orange color with a small white head. A light toffee and dusty leaf nose. The flavor is light spices, pepper, some caramel, toffee. This tastes like an amber ale mostly. But I do get some spicy light sourness, metallic really. I don’t know, this isn’t terrible. It is laughable to call it a Flanders Red or whatever, but it is OK drinking. Some kind of odd malt liquor huskiness in the finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DialSquare (3174) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2015
12oz bottle from Kroger in Grandview. Copper pour, off-white head. Aroma of sweet, spicy, caramel. Tastes are bready, floral, spice, earthy, sweet caramel malts. Not horrible, but nothing to write home about either.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
achtungpv (226) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2015
Inoffensive and uninteresting. It's not a saison just a generic macro with a bit more grassy notes and malts. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelgianBeerGal (3315) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Spring break bottle at Vinnie’s condo. Nice dark amber color with a tan head. Aroma is light sweet malt. Flavor is lightly sweet and light lemony tartness. Decent but not really a saison.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bkurtz (924) - PERU - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle - Pours a clear amber with re highlight and creamy head. Aromas of straw and biscuit. Taste has some malt flavor with some sweetness. This neither a saison nor a Flanders Red. Drinkable.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BroadestTom (79) - - MAR 7, 2015
Aroma caramel, bread, Appearance amber, clear, minimal head, Taste light sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate light body, thin feel, Overall I would suggest this to a friend that is not into craft beer

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drsordr (1389) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle pour transparent copper/amber with quickly diminishing head. Nose caramel malt with a little rotten funk, but also some underlying chemical acidity. Taste better than it smells but not that much. Early malts lead to mid palate light bitterness. A hint of cardboard in the early finish.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
jake65 (2848) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle: Clear copper color with about two fingers of creamy sand colored head. Lots of bubbles. Smells mostly of malts, tastes mostly of malts. A little bit of spice in the backend, but it’s sooooo muddled… no farmhouse, no red, no barnyard. There is an odd sweetness amongst the spice. Misses all the marks.


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