Marius (Peach)
Forest & Main Brewing Company

Marius (Peach)Marius (Peach)
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Style:
Belgian Saison
ABV:
6%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 14.57%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
61
From:
Forest & Main Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  5
Gots
  6
SCORE
88
Very Good
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Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 61
Photo of Buck89
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Teku glass.
Look: a hazy golden color with a bubbly white head.
Aroma: ripe peaches, dough, some phenolic funk, and oak.
Taste: slightly tart lemony flavor that was met squarely with peach sweetness, and the combination was delicious. Mixed in was a sticky, grassy funk that played well with the fruit. Finally, there was a nice oaky presence. Crisp and dry on the finish.
Feel: medium-bodied and carbonation was medium. Light on the palate.
Overall: outstanding. The fruit, oak, and funk blended superbly.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A little undercarbeed; what is there fizzes out quickly. A bit murky. Not a beautiful beer. Bur the aroma and flavor make up for it; sweet peach, a bit syrupy, light brett and some cheesy notes. Not as accomplished as many of their saisons of the plum variant but time seems to have cleaned up any diacetyl issues mentioned in other reviews.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden yellow in color. Fairly clear in appearance. Good carb. Huge lacto smell. Slight peach taste, but mostly tart and sour. Wish it was a bit less sour, more fruit forward.

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Photo of Sarge3130
2.28/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

definitely a bad bottle. poured upside down with no carbonation and tasted like a stick of butter was melted in. Really can't believe this got past F&M quality control.

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.2/5  rDev -19.6%

Pour is hazed yellowish amber with a ton of tight white head that lasts fairly long. Nose is super dusty, light peppery spice, with some sweeter ripe peach. Taste is a bit sweet, lots of sweeter ripe peach. The brett and saison are much more mild and hard to pick up. Body is a bit syrupy, carb is a bit low.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.29/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to Ray for the share. I missed this bottle release, and after seeing the total sh*tshow that it was, I'm pretty glad I did.

Orange-amber color, slightly amber, with a small bubbly head that disappeared pretty quickly; minimal lacing. Peach and white wine in the aroma, sweet pale malts. Taste was sweet with wildflower honey and peach essence, quite buttery, as in off-flavored buttery, oak, toasted wheat and sourdough. Not really tart at all. Light-medium body, low carb, smooth mouthfeel, but just kind of messy and off overall. A rare "miss" in that F&M's bottle are typically quite good, and sometimes downright great. Kind of sucks for the people that stood in that ridiculous line if all the bottles are like this, but then again, no one said they had to stand in line. heh

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Photo of Jonada
3.66/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

375ml Bottle #20 of 432. Bottled on 12/7/2013. Served in Goose Island stemmed glass.

Appearance: Pours a darker amber orange color with no head whatsoever. Body is lightly hazy with some fine visible sediment floating.

Smell: Fresh peaches, white grape, oak, green orchard fruit and a hint of honey. Lots of wine barrel character on the nose.

Taste: Tart white grape, oak, peach, mild lactic character, light funkiness with a bready yeast presence that continues from the finish to the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with very low carbonation and a tart dry finish. Drinks easy and alcohol is nearly undetectable.

Overall: Good but not great. There's some good stuff going on here, but this could have benefitted from some additional carbonation. I'll be interested to see how this develops with some additional time in the bottle.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle # 79 of 432.

Appearance - Very clear pale orange. Tiny fleeting head. Big bubbles cling to the inside of the glass. Thin collar.

Smell - Peachy stone fruit. Estery. Mild acidity. Grainy malt.

Taste - Pleasantly tart. Peaches. Grainy wheat malt. Sourness builds up.

Mouthfeel - Light and nicely sour. Medium carbonation. Very drinkable.

Overall - Tasty, but not very complex.

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Photo of yourefragile
3.72/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

375 mL peach color wax dipped bottle. Bottled Dec 7 2013, 66 of 432.

Pours a still dark, hazy deep golden color with a fleeting, clear bubbly head. No lace or retention. Very fruity, wine barrel heavy nose. Peach, vanilla, white wine, honey and light lemon. Flavor has hints of the syrupy peach, white wine spritzer notes of nose at the start before a strong white grape, lemon sourness takes over finishing with a bready/sourdough yeast finish. Brett hasn't done much yet. Thick bodied with "gentle" carbonation, near still. Well, had high hopes for this and was let down with it fresh. However, based on the nose and previous experience with Forest bottles (Dec 12 batch of Solaire Reserve had same heavy bready yeast thing going on fresh and after a few months cleaned up nicely into a lovely dry, crisp saison) I expect this still might turn out to be something nice. Will revisit.

edit: Plum bottle I tried was fine and had no issues. Take this review with a grain of salt. Stupid bottle variation

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Marius (Peach) from Forest & Main Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 61 ratings