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Manu Negra - Forest & Main Brewing Company

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Manu Negra
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

45 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.11%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Forest & Main Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brentk56 on 04-17-2014)
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Given the description of this beer on the label, I was really, really confused by what I tasted.

The beer pours a fairly dark, blackish brown color with pretty good head retention and lacing. On the nose, I get a lot of roasty malt and wine, along with some licorice and light vanilla. The flavor profile replicated the nose pretty closely in this very dry style beer, with the wine barrel aging imparting a light sour component as well. This beer is pretty tasty, no doubt, but given the abv., I really thought is a bit thin on the palate. The beer is at most medium bodied, but delivers prlenty of flavor otherwise. Alcohol is very well integrated into the flavor profile, and in fact, the beer drinks like a beer with an abv. of 5% or 6%. When I saw the 8% abv. on the label, I was very surprised.

When I drank this beer, I remember thinking "huh... a barrel aged, low alcohol, dry stout. Interesting. That's not something you see every day." So I was completely blown away when I saw that it's listed as a dark saison. Whatever. This was a tasty beer, and one I was very happy to have the opportunity to sample. Thanks Derek!

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Manu Negra from Forest & Main Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.