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Solaire Reserve - Forest & Main Brewing Company

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Solaire Reserve
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25 Ratings
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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 9.04%
Wants: 3
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: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our 5% saison, Solaire, bottled with several strains of brett.

(Beer added by: Thorpe429 on 01-27-2013)
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pour is pale golden yellow with a ton of tight white fluffy head. Nose has a good bit of grain up front with a musky bret and then strong citrusy lemon. Taste is very similar, lots of nice grains, a bit of dusty brett but not quite as musky, with a nice lemon kiss and a good bit of farmhouse yeast to it. Moderately carbonated and a dry finish with some prickly action on the back.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 20:00:12 | More by cpetrone84
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-15-2014 21:58:40 | More by jrfehon33
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael.

The beer is pale yellow with a half inch of white head. Aromas of hay, brettanomyces, earth, grain, lemon. Herbal flavor with the aforementioned attributes. Light in body and pretty easy drinking. Nothing too exciting here, but a solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 01:47:18 | More by Huhzubendah
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

03-14-2014 13:04:44 | More by InspectorBob
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

12-29-2013 21:22:03 | More by stereosforgeeks
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +13%

11-23-2013 03:28:03 | More by tobelerone
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Sarge3130

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-20-2013 00:43:03 | More by Sarge3130
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle #19 of 144.

Appearance - A slow gusher. Big head atop a pale hazy body. Lasts a while. Lots of surface wisps.

Smell - Bretty. Lightly fruity. Slight lemony aroma. Lots of pale malt.

Taste - Slight acidity. Very bretty. Earthy and bitter. Pale malt.

Mouthfeel - High carbonation. Medium light and bitter.

Overall - Generic brett saison but it's good.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 00:38:12 | More by Alieniloquium
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-15-2013 01:45:27 | More by DonFrap
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HevvyMetalHippie

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-14-2013 01:34:28 | More by HevvyMetalHippie
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JMRSN

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13%

08-01-2013 18:31:59 | More by JMRSN
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13%

07-30-2013 12:03:09 | More by zekeman17
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

07-17-2013 16:24:04 | More by JAHMUR
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

06-17-2013 23:02:17 | More by ShanePB
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

05-27-2013 12:34:53 | More by acurtis
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jacewg

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-11-2013 00:13:38 | More by jacewg
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SPRichard

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

02-25-2013 21:51:06 | More by SPRichard
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

02-25-2013 00:56:19 | More by rolltide8425
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Beerontwowheels

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

02-22-2013 12:07:30 | More by Beerontwowheels
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

02-20-2013 14:23:59 | More by mendvicdog
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duceswild

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

02-20-2013 04:56:42 | More by duceswild
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oline73

Maryland

3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle 52 of 64. Served in a tasting glass.

The beer pours a cloudy golden yellow company with a half finger of fluffy white carbonation. The smell is light and herbal. This is a very light beer with a strong brett characteristic. There isn't a sour note to be found, but lots of brett. There is a slight bitterness in the finish. There is a lot of fluffy white carbonation with an extremely dry finish. This is a pretty solid offering.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 03:47:40 | More by oline73
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callmemickey

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

01-31-2013 23:25:30 | More by callmemickey
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

01-27-2013 16:27:45 | More by yourefragile
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.08/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Bottle split with callmemickey, yourefragile, raveskdr, and Amyliz4 yesterday at Forest & Main on the day of the release. Served in a goblet.

Pours a fairly-hazy yellow straw color. Nice fluffy white head as it is poured. Good retention and nice lacing along the sides of the glass as it goes down. Thin cap throughout.

The nose carries a lot of bread and quick-rising yeast. Murky appearance along with this seems like it needs a bit more time in the bottle to develop. Underneath these notes are some notes from the underlying Solaire base, with light lemon and a bit of peppery yeast and spice.

Flavor is similar, but a bit less yeast. Some underlying earthiness and Brett funk. Touch of citrus and a light graininess. Still a bit of bread and bread yeast.

Body is medium with good carbonation. A bit thick right now. Again, probably the yeast not being quite ready.

Overall, I could see this ending up nice, but I think it needs some additional time in the bottle to settle. Probably won't be all that long before bread yeast character falls through, and then I could see the Brett taking this one in a nice direction.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 16:03:53 | More by Thorpe429
Solaire Reserve from Forest & Main Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.