Metalchopz (2080) - 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 (1066) - 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, itís very good. Worth a check-see. RJT
Frahmo (205) - 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 (134) - 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 (1080) - 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 Iíll get again.
DuffMan (6079) - 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 (131) - - 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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bhensonb (10215) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours clear copper with a slight beige head. Aroma is fruit, malt, chocolate, spice. All mild tho. Med body, or nearly. Somehow the mix of flavors isnít working right. Reminding me of an age old candy bar I didnít really like very much. Never stopped me then, but it might now. Thereís fruit and pepper and chocolate in the finish. Some citrus, I guess. But comparing this to a Flanders Red? Well maybe it is a bit tart. Still.
Campy877 (147) - Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle pours a cop perish red with a thin white head with a thin uniform lacing. Taste is that of a red lager for sure but very "thin" with a slight framboise taste. Average.
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Fredis23 (478) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear Red Amber Color, Medium Head, Decent Lacing. Nice Sweet Coriander Aroma. Taste of Vegetables, Reminds Me Of Pumpkin Beer without Spices. Slightly Sour. Medium Body, Over Carbonated. Might Be OK for the style, appreciate attempt from Blue Moon / Coors. Smell is the best Thing Going For This Brew. Drinkable but it is not something That Iíll try again... Pass It...