Paradisaea | Forest & Main Brewing Company

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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): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Paradisaea is an orange-hued 6.5% saison brewed with four varieties of citrus and lightly dry hopped with Mosaic. It was then aged in wine barrels with our house microflora. The result is fruity, funky, tropical and delicious.

Added by Rifugium on 06-26-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
67
Reviews:
9
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
7.35%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
6
For Trade:
2
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of Rizzy17
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Completely clear. Yellowish
S: Musty sweetness. Lemony.
T: Lemon tartness, but just slightly.
F: Crisp and drinkable.
O: Very nice. Delicious in a subtle way.

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of ShanePB
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of Rifugium
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from the source.
F&M has been cranking out some really good barrel-aged saisons lately, and they've shown quite an improvement since they started.

Poured into a Moeder Seizoen stem glass, a golden-amber color, hazy, with a half-finger of foamy off-white head; nice retention and stratified lacing. Nice aroma, oaky, notes of apple skin and stone fruit, bready malts, spicy/funky yeast. Crisp taste and a bit tangy up front, lots of toasted oak coming through, apple and lemon, herbal hops, grassy funk, toasty bready malts, dry earthy finish. Great balance, medium body, good carbonation. Overall a very good brew, and easily on par with other great names from this brewery like Hermitage and Moeder Seizoen.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden hue with a nice tight head that lingers. Pineapple and herbaceous, almost an agave / tequila note to me, great amount of "buttery" oak from the wine barrels. Modest bitter finish with some musty closet funk. F&M's saison game is on.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4.7/5  rDev +11.4%

The flavor offers sour grape, lemon tartness up front. Then it is balanced out by some wheat and decent funk. The beer dries out nicely with a touch of oak.

A very refreshing brew that offers a wonderful balance of tart, funk, and oak. An "everyday" type of beer that is a great example of the new wild saison style.

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3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Paradisaea from Forest & Main Brewing Company
4.22 out of 5 based on 67 ratings.
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