Marius (Plum)
Forest & Main Brewing Company

Marius (Plum)Marius (Plum)
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Farmhouse Ale - Saison
4.06 | pDev: 14.53%
Forest & Main Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Marius (Plum)Marius (Plum)
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Kurmaraja from California

4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Seems that these bottles are highly variable. Poured yellow orange, low carb, head fades quickly leaving a pretty still looking beer. Nose is light, sweet plum, grain / biscuit, a little musty, some honey. Flavor amps up the sweet plum / pluot flavor. Finishes medium, modest acidity.

Aug 24, 2015
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Davepoolesque from Massachusetts

3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lots of Lacto in the smell, not getting any fruit. Medium to heavy sourness. No carb issues. Getting some fruit, but not sure if it taste like plum or not. Pretty good if you like lots of sourness.

Feb 03, 2015
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cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -63.1%

Pour is dark amber, hazed, with a white foam that disappears immediately. Nose is light plastic, really dirty wheat, buttery biscuit, pitted meaty fruit faintly behind. Huge buttery presence, really bad, faint plastic, meaty, touch of bitterness. Flavors are really dominated by the buttery presence, fruits aren't really there, just off flavors. Body is syrupy and thick, low carb. Bad, just bad.

Sep 27, 2014
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottle # 314 of 432.

Appearance - Hazier than the peach version. Orange body. No real head.

Smell - A little bit of vinegar. Buttery aroma. Kinda funky. Not a distinct plum aroma, but definitely stone fruit.

Taste - Still buttery. More distinct plum and pretty tart. Caramel malt. Lingering plum flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation. Maybe medium low. A little slick.

Overall - I didn't like this anywhere near as much as Peach. The buttery flavor killed it.

Mar 17, 2014
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Jonada from New Jersey

4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

375ml bottle #186 of 432. Served in a wine glass.

Appearance: Pours orange in color with a dark copper hue. About 1+ finger of a white head settles into a thick ring with some light spotty lacing. Body is hazy but translucent, with a fair amount of visible sediment.

Smell: White wine, plum, light lactic character, oak, mild funk and just the slightest hint of licorice.

Taste: Medium lactic sourness with notes of plum, oak, red grape, mild saison yeast and a very light funkiness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, soft mouthfeel with medium levels of fine carbonation.

Overall: Really good stuff right here. I enjoyed this a great deal more than the peach version I had a few days ago. This one's definitely worth seeking out.

Feb 15, 2014
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yourefragile from District of Columbia

4.39/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

375 mL wax dipped bottle, Bottled Dec 14 2013, 80 of 432.

After opening a bottle of the peach Marius from this release which was still and exceptionally yeasty and gross on the finish, I was nervous opening this. Gentle pour immediately produced a billowy cream colored head with long lasting retention, eventually settling to a permanent thick collar and clumpy streaks of lace. Whew. Body also had a healthier cloudy golden peachy color with a steady stream of small bubbles of carbonation.

Nose is weakest part of this bottle, still a little yeasty and musty, with a light oaky, white wine sweetness. Body is maybe a touch overcarbonated actually, but has a crisp, dry tannic finish over a full soft body. Flavor starts with sweet subtle plum, dark fruit flesh blending into lemony and earthy saison notes and funk with a crisp, sour acidic plum skin and tannic finish.

After being sorely disappointed by my first bottle of the peach Marius, this bottle exceeded my initial expectations for this release. Judging by untappd checkins and some friend's comments, it looks like both peach and plum variations are showing bottle variation fresh. I guess... be careful, and hope you're lucky?

Feb 02, 2014
Marius (Plum) from Forest & Main Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 58 ratings