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Saison Solaire - Forest & Main Brewing Company

Saison Solaire
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87
very good

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 9.46%


Brewed by:
Forest & Main Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A straw colored, brightly hoppy saison, brewed with malted spelt and wild yeast.

(Beer added by: Rifugium on 04-12-2012)
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Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 7 | Show All Ratings:
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callmemickey

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

01-31-2013 23:25:20 | More by callmemickey
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.3%

03-14-2014 13:04:11 | More by InspectorBob
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cdtoffers

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

03-01-2014 11:10:33 | More by cdtoffers
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

01-25-2014 02:38:14 | More by mendvicdog
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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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qcbrewer

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

12-03-2013 21:53:47 | More by qcbrewer
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

09-22-2013 14:25:45 | More by bigfnjoe
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

09-15-2013 15:06:42 | More by tommyguz
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Sarge3130

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

09-06-2013 17:25:13 | More by Sarge3130
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

08-26-2013 02:24:01 | More by orangesol
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

08-21-2013 04:12:36 | More by scottbrew4u
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mikem0487

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Growler poured into Green Man goblet.

A-Two fingers foamy head. A deep burnt orange body. Clarity has a nice faint haze to it. Minimal lacing on the perimeter of my glass.

S-Soft stone fruit smells of peach and plum with a very subtle smell of a very ripened banana peel. Beyond the fruity aroma is clove and spice. Nice grain presence that gives it a fresh bread like characteristics. Hop notes for me are minimal giving a herbal, lemon grass smell.

T-The taste is yeast forward with nice malt layering throughout the palate. The hops come in at the end giving it a nice finishing balance between the malts and yeast.

M-Medium/thin with a semi dry finish. Carbonation is good.

O-A very well put together saison. They do very well with there belgian inspired varieties of beers and you will not be disappointed with this one. This beer is crushable. Bottle it please...

Serving type: growler

07-22-2013 00:51:44 | More by mikem0487
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Alieniloquium

Florida

2.6/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

32 oz. growler poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Wispy surface. Chunky bubbles at the edges. Slight haze.

Smell - Malty and some yeast. Pale and pilsner malt. A hint of funk, but mostly malt.

Taste - Grainy malts most prominent. Burnt toast grain flavor. Sharp. Hoppy. Very bitter. Not my favorite, but not undrinkable.

Mouthfeel - Sharp flavor. Very bitter and difficult to drink.

Overall - Something weird about this. The finish is abrasive.

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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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SPRichard

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the source last weekend, and then served from a growler into a Forest & Main pint glass.

Pours a clear golden with visible carbonation. Nice white head with a good retention time and nice lacing on the way down. The nose is slightly grainy and backed by a bit of pepper and spice. The flavor is crisp and grainy, backed with subtle spice and yeast notes.

Light body and fairly-heavy carbonation. Really easy to drink. Mild, but fantastic for the session saison that it is.

Serving type: growler

01-31-2013 14:38:34 | More by Thorpe429
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District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

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TheFightfan1

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

09-29-2012 20:56:43 | More by TheFightfan1
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.3%

09-23-2012 15:31:55 | More by fdig23
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at The Boilermaker in Philadelphia, PA.

Pours a hazy golden orange color with bright yellow edges and a one finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring.  Splotches of soapy lacing left behind.

Musty brett aroma with farmhouse funk, zesty spice, bready yeast and light fruit.  Really nice brett presence that compliments the barnyard yeast notes really well.  Slightly bready with hints of coriander, apple, banana and pear but the wild yeast dominates the nose.

Medium bodied with a dry, slightly tart brett presence that lingers over the funky farmhouse yeast, zesty spice and light fruit notes into a dry finish.  Strong musty brett character with dry effervescence followed by bread, earthy saison yeast, citrus fruit and spicy pepper.  Really refreshing but a bit heavy on the brett flavor, slightly overpowering the other notes.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2012 01:27:05 | More by corby112
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Forest and Main. A straw colored saison with a few fingers of fluffy head settling down to a thin band on top. Patchy lacing on the glass. Simple aroma; yeast and attendant spicy esters; pepper; a touch of citrus hops, some mild bready malt underneath. Uncomplicated and not particularly fragrant.

The flavor follows the nose closely; a well-integrated blend of spicy yeast notes and citrusy, grassy hops. Some caramel sweetness dries up in the finish. Again there is a restrained sense of bread and graininess in the malt base.

Medium-light bodied, with moderate, smooth carbonation and a nice creamy feel that could use just a hint more crispness, but not bad overall. This was a decent enough saison, but thoroughly unexceptional. Has an easy drinking character but not something I’d go back to when Forest and Main is making a handful of much more interesting beers.

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2012 16:58:45 | More by tobelerone
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Saison Solaire from Forest & Main Brewing Company
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