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RATINGS: 339   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.67   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LowBrau (100) - Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Reddish gold color. Floral/fruity nose. Nice combination of malty & tart. A little spice too.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drdisque (632) - Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2014
From a 12 oz bottle. Sweet, mildly spicy, notes of tart fruit. Slightly artificial, but enough beer flavor to ignore it. A bit too watery. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
EithCubes (5237) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle, another screw-top which I pried off. Nose is sweet with lots of coriander, lemon, lighter roses and caramel, spice. A candyish, thick fruitiness floats behind. Pours clear amber with avg carb and a fizzy, soapy beige head. Taste is zippy and refreshing, faint tartness and lightly oily texture, medium body seems fuller at times with acceptable malt depth, sweet and a little phenolic with subtle warmth from uppity booze. Very minimal spice, no hops at all, light diacetyl, and that peel/oiliness is the real calling card. I need this to be drier or bitterer to balance the assertive sweetness, but the flavors that are here arenít bad, even if they arenít rustic, "farmhouse", or "Flanders Red." Oh, and if you insist on selling the fable of Belgian beer for the nourishment and productivity of day laborers, keep the damn abv below 5%, OK?

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
arondee (598) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Pours a reddish brown color with a tiny white head. Aroma is weird. Maybe some cherry along with some bread? Possible some spices? The taste is weird too. Kind of sweet, some cough syrup taste, a little straw. Itís gross. This is not a good beer. Avoid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
micahb (14) - - NOV 29, 2014
I enjoy this. It was strongly carbonated, but was a little bland. Slightly higher alcohol content at 5.9% made it better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeffbigD (115) - - NOV 25, 2014
A very overwhelming taste of wheat. The hops get lost in translation with the wheat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fidelis83 (2186) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Pours a reddish copper to amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is cereal, old wet grain, a hint of vinegar, earth citrus and floral notes. Flavor is mostly dull fruit up front, then some tart floral, vegetal notes, cereal, and odd metallic and fusel notes. Medium body, slick, slightly oily feel throughout with a light, but blanketing and sharp carbonation. Not very good, lots of sloppy off notes and a mouthfeel that just doesnít work for me. .

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1751) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle from Grantís going away as Blue Moon Extra Sour Red -- best of luck in the air, we will miss you at events! Pours reddish amber with some carbonation, leaving an off-white head with slight lace. Aroma has sour cherry and light vinegar with some spices. Taste has lightly sour earthy cheery with some woodiness. Some biscuity malt, possibly. Light to medium bodied. Pleasant, somewhat sour. Decent offering from a macro.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HIGHB4LL (835) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Cash Wise in Watford. Appearance: half finger slightly off-white to tan head, head does not last, copper color, clear, no lacing. Aroma: light fruit, caramel, light wheat notes. Palate: light body, average carbonation, dry finish, cloying texture. Taste: sweet caramel, wheat, and heavy fruity sweetness, into very very subtle tartness, ending with a cloying sweetness. Overall, interesting beer, but tastes are all off. There is nothing special about this beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
UDBeernut (2164) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2014
My wife picked up a six pack of this and I helped my self to a bottle. Pours ruby red, passes a little light. Off white head. Nose just has some malt. Taste is completely malty, faux cherry. Diacayl. Cloying sweetness. This beer is not a farmhouse by any stretch. Craptastic.

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