Paradisaea - Forest & Main Brewing Company

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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 14
Gots: 8 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Forest & Main Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Rifugium on 06-26-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Paradisaea is an orange-hued 6.5% saison brewed with four varieties of citrus and lightly dry hopped with Mosaic. It was then aged in wine barrels with our house microflora. The result is fruity, funky, tropical and delicious.
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Photo of Rifugium
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from the source.
F&M has been cranking out some really good barrel-aged saisons lately, and they've shown quite an improvement since they started.

Poured into a Moeder Seizoen stem glass, a golden-amber color, hazy, with a half-finger of foamy off-white head; nice retention and stratified lacing. Nice aroma, oaky, notes of apple skin and stone fruit, bready malts, spicy/funky yeast. Crisp taste and a bit tangy up front, lots of toasted oak coming through, apple and lemon, herbal hops, grassy funk, toasty bready malts, dry earthy finish. Great balance, medium body, good carbonation. Overall a very good brew, and easily on par with other great names from this brewery like Hermitage and Moeder Seizoen.

Photo of dar482
4.7/5  rDev +13%

The flavor offers sour grape, lemon tartness up front. Then it is balanced out by some wheat and decent funk. The beer dries out nicely with a touch of oak.

A very refreshing brew that offers a wonderful balance of tart, funk, and oak. An "everyday" type of beer that is a great example of the new wild saison style.

Photo of cpetrone84
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Pour is golden amber with about 2 fingers of tight white head. Nose is assertively hopped with a strong musky pineapple character. Faint grainy character up front and the strong hop and fruity brett take over. Taste follows suit, extremely strong pineapple flavors and very hoppy. A bit of funky musk, moderate bitterness in the finish, creamy medium body, nicely carbonated.

Photo of Beerisheaven
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another stellar release from the good folks at Forest & Main. I respect the fact that they reserve the right to adjust limit bottles when they go on sale to ensure that everyone walks away with something. - other places near them could follow suit. As a result, their releases are quite enjoyable with no line cutting, etc that shows up routinely at other releases. These guys have it going on for sure.

Poured from a bottle that reminds me somewhat of MST3K; great artwork is always a landmark of their bottles and this one does not disappoint.

A - Poured into a Cape May Brewing Company snifter with a nice white head that steps back after announcing itself leaving some heavy lacing and legs on the glass. Pours with a nice yellow/orange hue.

S - Funky and sticky consistent with what you expect from a saison/farm ale. A little bit of funk and slightly acidic from the barrel and hops.

T - Tart with some citrus and a good amount of barrel oak to make it have a slight bite but still be very pleasant. Malty, hoppy, sticky, oakey, and biting, delightful as a nice beer with some Thai or Mexican food would be my thoughts for pairing or simply to kick back and enjoy on the beach as I did over the holidays.

M - Very rich and satisfying, not spritzy by any means.

O - Another winner from the gang and a beer that is a nice addition to their continuing stellar lineup. The best place in the burbs for sure.

Photo of Jonada
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%

500 ml bottled 5/16/2014. Served in a wine glass

Appearance: Pours a dark golden orange color with 1+ finger of a creamy, off white head with good retention. Body is hazy but still translucent.

Smell: Pineapple, tropical fruit, red apple, some light funk, slightly grassy with some sweet maltiness as well.

Taste: Medium tartness throughout with citrus, white grape, grass, spicy yeast, slight funk and breadiness, along with a toasted oak character that comes out more as the beer warms.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Finished super dry, with a mild lingering bitterness.

Overall: Another nice beer from Forest and Main. Not my favorite of their bottle releases, but still worth a try.

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.12/5  rDev -1%

Bottle shared by Lunch. Thanks Paul. The beer is golden orange hued with a mild haze and a white head. Aromas of saison yeast, funk, floral notes, tropical fruits. Wine barrel and white grape. Complex with a bright, champagne like finish. Lingering tartness. Nicely done.

Paradisaea from Forest & Main Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.