johnnnniee (1841) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked this up on a whim. 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams pint glass.
Pours a mostly clear deep reddish gold with a smallish off white head that doesn’t stick around very long. Aromas of light sugar, spicy wheat, and a hint of cherry tartness. The flavor follows the aroma, its a light tart spicy beer. Medium body with a moderate to high level of carbonation and a slick tart mouthfeel. Not too shabby, nothing earth shattering, but pleasant and flavorful enough to enjoy.
beerme31 (433) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet fruity aroma. Mild sweet taste. Medium thin body, tart earthy finish. Not bad overall.
MacDaddy (11) - - NOV 28, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pretty decent beer. Has a touch of tartness to its finish but goes down easy. Would enjoy more on a summer day than in late november.
Metalchopz (2025) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Part of their "Expressionist Collection", now under the name "Short Straw - Farmhouse Red Ale". Enjoyed in Vegas. Pour a clean deep amber colour with an off-white head, good retention and thick creamy lace. Actually a nice different scent with mild wheat, bananas, lemon sourness, hoppy soap perfumes and light roasted grains. The darker malts are in the taste as well, and milder, with light caramel, sourness, berries, coffee, chocolate and the soapy hops. An interesting blend of red ale, Flemish sour and fruit ale. I have to admit that I do like this one.
ronaldtheriot (982) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Blue Moon Short Straw Farmhouse Red Ale has a thin, cream-colored head, a somewhat hazy, rust color, streaming bubbles, and little-to-no lacing. The aroma is of fairly pungent, sweet, grain, with a background of indistinguishable spices. Taste is of rather sweet malt, white bread, a touch of pepper, and spices. Mouthfeel is thin to medium, and Blue Moon Short Straw Farmhouse Red Ale finishes semi-dry, sweet, and easy going, but ultimately a bit dull. Overall, for beer in general, it is average, but for a flavored concoction, it’s very good. Worth a check-see. RJT
Frahmo (125) - Idaho, USA - NOV 24, 2013
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured a reddish brown with a little head. Decent malt flavor with a very mild finish. Not a lot going on in this guy.
jerseyjohn71 (111) - corsicana, Texas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
hay, citrus, grass, herbs, orange, red, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, average carbonation,
Onslow (1019) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2013
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Clear copper brew with white head. Aroma of weak caramel malt, coriander, pepper, wet paper. Taste is sweet malt at the start, a little wet paper and pepper in the finish. Rather bland. Lingering sweetness and pepper. Palate is thin but sticky at the end. Not something I’ll get again.
DuffMan (5816) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Clear copper, medium off white head. The best single word to describe this beer is "delusional". To compare itself to a Flanders red ale is a joke. There are certain features here that, begrudgingly I agree, yes, also are present in that signature style. But the overall experience with this beer is weak and empty. The only thing to perk up a non-beergeeks attention is a mild tartness in the finish. If that person were then to have a true Flanders red put in front of them, they would never place the two in the same family.
RxForHealth (114) - - NOV 14, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Passable. Something a bit bitter in it. Nothing remarkable. I wouldn't buy again.
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