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Saison Lunaire - Forest & Main Brewing Company

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Saison LunaireSaison Lunaire

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

50 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 7.82%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Forest & Main Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A terroir driven Saison aged in wine barrels for roughly six months with our unique resident microflora.

(Beer added by: Rifugium on 04-12-2012)
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callmemickey

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

01-31-2013 23:25:08 | More by callmemickey
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First had: on tap at F&M, Ambler, PA

Listed as a saison aged for two months on wine barrels.

This is a beer with potential, but I think it hasn't quite reached it yet, and I'd be interested to see how (or if) this one progresses with the years. On the other hand, this is a beer made to be more on the sessionable side, and not a "big beer," so you can't go in expecting a RR Damnation or something. A medium amber body, slightly hazy, with a small white head that receded to a thin layer of bubbles but laced nicely. Aroma was actually quite vinous, with notes of caramel and herbal hops. Taste of toasted grains, a more subtle wine quality than was picked up in the aroma, woody, leafy. Light-medium body and quite drinkable. In an attempt at constructive criticism, I'd sum this beer up by saying: it's good, but the recipe needs a little tweaking to make it great.

*Edit - Already showing improvement in the bottle.

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Growler poured into a tulip.

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Amber with 3 fingers of loose, white head. Very low carbonation with good clarity. Great retention leaves behind thick, fluffy rings of lacing.

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Saison Lunaire from Forest & Main Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.