Moeder Seizoen
Forest & Main Brewing Company

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Belgian Saison
Ranked #154
Ranked #3,552
4.21 | pDev: 6.41%
Forest & Main Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
Moeder SeizoenMoeder Seizoen
Notes: Saison aged in French oak wine barrels.
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 77 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Coldstorage
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Golden yellow and lively with one finger head.
S: Tart lemons, chardonnay
T: Flavor is bready with moderate funkyness and a peppery finish.
F: Medium body, a bit slick.
O: Lovely example of the style.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

White wine, orange & clementine, oak, grass and fresh crushed leaves. Mild spice and musty notes from their house yeast - white peppery and bright. Finishes dry but somewhat rounded due to medium body. Another F&M Saison winner.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.94/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Slightly hazy orange. Medium white head and a very thin collar.

Smell - Oak. Light lemon and some wine/grape-like fruitiness.

Taste - Tart. Lots of orange. White wine, but not too strong. Oak. Some sweetness lingers along with the tart finish.

Mouthfeel - Low carbonation. Medium light body.

Overall - Quite nice. Finish is a little messy and I'd like a bit more carbonation, though.

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Photo of cpetrone84
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pour is transparent golden amber with a medium amount of tight white head and some retention. Nose is super bright, tons of tangerine, lightly tart, soft peppery saison yeast, and light oakiness. Flavor is also extremely bright, not quite as deep or integrated as the nose. The fruity tangerines are the most dominant flavor, light oakiness, still some saison yeast, gently tart finish. Everything isn't quite as pulled together as the nose but the elements are still there. Body is light, a touch syrupy, soft carb, dry finish.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden yellow in color. Cloudy in appearance. White wine barrels integrated well.. Crisp, tart granny smith apples. Short finish, lower carb. This is good.

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Photo of Jonada
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle into a wine glass

Appearance: Pours a bright golden yellow color with a finger of a white head that dissipates to a thick collar with some wispy coating. Body is lightly hazy with medium/high visible carbonation.

Smell: White grape, citrus, hay, grass, lacto and a hint of oak.

Taste: Lots of white wine, with green apple, some fruity brett character and mild funk. Mild grassiness as well. Very mild hop bitterness starts to come though in the finish, but by the time you start to notice it it's gone.

Mouthfeel: Light/medium bodied and crisp with medium carbonation. Tart, dry finish. Super drinkable.

Overall: Another excellent beer from Forest and Main. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of serjyserj
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is the beer I was drinking when budweiser aired their "brewed the hard way" ad. I watched the ad looked down at this beer and chuckled.."they can keep their `golden suds` because this beer is phenomenal". A light easy drinkin sour saison. Only my second beer from these guys and I am impressed...

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle shared by Justin at Curran's tasting. Thanks man, happy to try this brewery for the 1st time.

This one was a real gusher. Pours a nearly opaque golden orange, with a small bubbly, fizzy head.

Smells like lemon, orange, hay, champaqne, and brett.

Tastes similar. Lots of bretty complexities, with some hay, lemon, chalk, sweet tarts, grass, oak, white grapes, and orange. Lots of great flavors here, great way to start out a tasting.

Light bodied, crisp, light, smooth, dry and tart mouthfeel. Very drinkable.

A good one, I'm glad I was able to try this one.

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Photo of kevanb
4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle, #203 of 270, poured into a Forest & Main stemmed flute, thanks to Rifugium for both the bottle and the beer!

The beer pours a cloudy apricot color, touches of copper and straw, a bit murky but with some noticeable bubbles rising to the top of the glass. A foamy white head appears, about a finger or so high, that has great retention and leaves behind a wonderful amount of soapy lace. The aroma is very funky, lots of brett, earthy, dirty and musty with some nice oak, white grapes, a nice floral bouquet with some ripe pear with some old oak. The funk almost reminds me of that of a gueuze at times, although its not sour or tart, just impressively funky. The flavors are in line, lots of bretty funk, sharp white wine character, musty oak, ripe white fruits, apple, pear and grape, with some soft pale grain at the finish. The mouthfeel is nice, a bit dry, but its lively and crisp, but coats well and finishes smoothly.

Verdict: A very nice Barrel Aged Saison from Forest & Main. It's a bit earthier and mustier than I prefer, but it's complex and balanced fairly well. The wine character is nice, but overly dominate, making for a refined but palatable beer. Cheers to Forest & Main! Side note: Like Rif mentioned below, this didn't gush, but a nice amount of foam slowly came up the bottle to say hello.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

First had: bottle from the source. (Bottle 30/270)

Be careful with this wasn't a gusher, but it fizzed up about an inch and half within the bottle when I opened it.

Poured into a #properglassware F&M Moeder Seizoen stem glass (finally a glass suitable for this brewery!). Opaque golden-orange pour, with a small cap of bubbly white head that receded to a wispy but lasting layer, and coated the glass with lacing. Fine, Champagne-like carbonation rising from the bottom. Lots of classic saison funk in the aroma, wet grass, hay, overripe fruits, white and red grapes. First sip brought in a wave of grassiness and herbal hop bitterness, but this soon mellowed out to a lighter, fruitier sensation, notes of white grape, pear, touch of strawberry--mildly tart--with a pretty big barrel profile coming in, spicy/fruity brett, finishing off sweet with a stiff (but not at all hot) kick of white and red wine. Medium body, lively, crisp mouthfeel, refreshing. Beautiful beer! Reminds me a little bit of HandFarm (though I might like this one a tiny bit better!).

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Moeder Seizoen from Forest & Main Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 77 ratings