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RATINGS: 340   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"

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
flylikeabanana (179) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2012
This is a so-so holiday red, some spice and some sour. Caramel, fruit and coriander.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SG111 (574) - New York, USA - JUL 20, 2015
Bottled. Best by 10/26/15. Pours golden amber, thin white head. Aroma is caramel malt, sweet sticky malt, light toffee, (very) light citrus hops. Meh Aroma. Flavor is sweet. Very sweet. Sweet cherry, dark fruit, plum, light cinnamon spice. not great. Not super generic ale which is what it smells like. But itís sweet and not super pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
tfontana (161) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle. Aroma is strong yeasty dough fruitiness with some bread. Appearance is beautiful clear copper with slow, mild sparkle, no head and no lacing. Taste is mainly tart fruit. Palate is light bodied with thin texture and did something unpleasant in between my back molars and also along the sides of my mouth. Carbonation starts soft and then gets kind of fizzy. Finish is sour. Overall, an intriguing start (aroma and appearance) with a really disappointing ending (taste and palate). They succeeded with the tartness but it is not a refreshing finish and all those malts, hops and spices get lost. Not my favorite type of beer but I donít think itís very good for itís style either, and it seems most agree.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
generallee08 (756) - New York, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a Samuel Adams tasting glass. Appearance: The body has a medium amber color with a light haze. The pour produced a small just off white head which quickly settles down to thin wispy layer. Smell: There are some hints of bready maltiness with some vague fruity notes in the background. Taste / Palate: The flavor matches the aroma. It is a mild light bodied easy drinking beverage with matching carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
eRock_2013 (330) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Hmm well I suppose it's an acceptable macro rendition of the style, but blue moon's saison can't escape being something funky and artificial. The nose is a pungent red fruit flavor with coriander, reflected in the overly fruity almost apple juice-like taste. Has its sophisticated aspects, like the subtle peppery accents throughout, and the resemblance to the style is recognizable. Too much fruitiness, not of the yeasty variety, no malt that I perceived ... just ok overall but I would not drink this again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cavie (4042) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish orange color. Aroma is lightly funky, hay, and faint fruit. Flavor is a bit sour, grainy and dry straw. Finished with a bit of a pucker. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CharmCityCrab (210) - Maryland, USA - JUL 30, 2015
A bit watered down and what is there is a bit sweet and cloying. Thereís a note of strawberries in it that I donít think are actual strawberries, just a flavor created by the yeast or something. It being a bit watered down saves it from being disgusting. You can throw one of these back and not mind it. But I wouldnít seek it out. Go for their Cinnamon Horchata instead if you have your pick of bottles from their summer mix pack.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Larry_Duffman (84) - - JUN 21, 2015
I had it from the bottle. You still get a little fruity yeast aroma. The taste is tart fruit, wheat, and a hint of pepper on the back end. The mouth feel is carbonated yet creamy and balanced. I donít think the Saison label applies. Itís still solid though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
CardsPackHawks (129) - Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2015 Picked up two as part of a variety pack. I hope the other offerings are better. This has a very odd flavor, which I guess is created by the white pepper. Sometimes brewmaster?s try to hard to be creative and fail. This is one of those times.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
BiiruBierBeer (605) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Hits the nose kind of like pine, spice, and piss. First it tastes like a sharp wheat ale and then very soon after the incredibly disgusting aftertaste begins. It takes a few seconds to reach peak nastiness (the label calls it "tart") and then it continues to linger in the mouth for a long time. I poured it out after drinking half the bottle. It actually burned my throat like stomach acid for quite a while after I stopped drinking it until I washed it down with something sweet. Medium to high carbonation. Kind of sharp going down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
AAEA (216) - California, USA - JUN 20, 2015
12Fl OZ ($14.99 12pack) this was a very good beer, maybe not a regular tasting beer but to a beer guy this was the best of the blue moon box after the belgian style ale in their box. its good and youíll like this over the fruit beers.

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