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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"

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
beermieser00 (9) - - JAN 17, 2014 does not count
The first five sips were very good, but I was hard pressed to finish the bottle. It’s very syrupy and sweet, but smooth and has an ok finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerathon (945) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2014
This is poor interpretation of a farmhouse ale. Sweet, with no funk. Hops are non-apparent. I’m tasting strawberry and flowery aspects. I don’t hate it, but I certainly don’t like and never need to have it again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
jbuskirk (298) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 7, 2014
I called Blue Moon’s Rounder a "pussification" of its respective style. I won’t say that about Short Straw. Instead, I’ll say that this is the bastardization of two great styles. The red ale and farmhouse ale are combined to make this monstrosity. As if that wasn’t enough, Blue Moon throws in a menagerie of weird spices. The final result is a beer with too many styles, too many malts, too many spices, and not enough hops. What we’re left with is a beer with cloying sweetness, nauseating spiciness, and absolutely no farmhouse taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (10073) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Bottle. Poured clear orange copper color with an average off-white frothy head that was mostly diminished with fair lacing. Toasted malt and spice aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet spice flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft sweet beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
deyholla (5959) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear amber orange with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a strong earthy straw note with underlying notes of bread and a hint of cookie. Flavor is similar with an earthy straw note through out that has a bit of grain and bread but overall bland.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ZacM612 (37) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle, poured in tumbler, minimal head. Thin, light tasting, and little fruity. Just okay.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
k0mpsa (937) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle from small store of miami beach. Malty and little fruity taste, aroma is similar. Watery.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rondphoto (1532) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 30, 2013
@Jungle Jims / Eastgate Clear ruby orange with a nice foamy head that drops to a head cover, dots and streaks of lace. Taste is hard to pin down - there is malt but there is also sour strawberry (at odds with the malt), and there is also sour mead (also at odds with the rest). Interesting and unique, which gives it extra credit, but the total package is a mess, which sends it down, down, down...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (378) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Aroma of raisins and malt, no head dark amber colour, slightly sour taste with a mildly sour finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fontjt (77) - Louisiana, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Nice foamy head on it. Dark amber color. Almost a slightly sour taste to it. lightly bitter,

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