Manu Negra | Forest & Main Brewing Company

Manu NegraManu Negra
BA SCORE
86.2%
Liked This Beer
4.02 w/ 58 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Forest & Main Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
forestandmain.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by brentk56 on 04-17-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
58
Liked:
50
Avg:
4.02/5
pDev:
9.2%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
7
Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of arlingtonjoe
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cpetrone84
2.84/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pour is black with a tan foamy head. Nose has a dark roast, some lacto/milk, hint of tobacco and wood, with some dark fruit sweetness. Flavor has a strong roast, faint smoke, milky lacto, and fruity sweetness. Lingering roasted bitterness, slightly oily feel, light body, and moderate carb.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nathanmiller
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Devman171
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gotti311
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of brother_kenneth
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jfstilling
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kiki3drt292
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcguitar
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of InspectorBob
4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Norseman
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of Roze
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Moc513
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of John_M
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Given the description of this beer on the label, I was really, really confused by what I tasted.

The beer pours a fairly dark, blackish brown color with pretty good head retention and lacing. On the nose, I get a lot of roasty malt and wine, along with some licorice and light vanilla. The flavor profile replicated the nose pretty closely in this very dry style beer, with the wine barrel aging imparting a light sour component as well. This beer is pretty tasty, no doubt, but given the abv., I really thought is a bit thin on the palate. The beer is at most medium bodied, but delivers prlenty of flavor otherwise. Alcohol is very well integrated into the flavor profile, and in fact, the beer drinks like a beer with an abv. of 5% or 6%. When I saw the 8% abv. on the label, I was very surprised.

When I drank this beer, I remember thinking "huh... a barrel aged, low alcohol, dry stout. Interesting. That's not something you see every day." So I was completely blown away when I saw that it's listed as a dark saison. Whatever. This was a tasty beer, and one I was very happy to have the opportunity to sample. Thanks Derek!

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of CTJman
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of cultclassic89
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of kbuzz
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of TheEvilGenius
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of GreenMind
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev -0.5%

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Manu Negra from Forest & Main Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86.2% out of 100 with 58 ratings
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