Paradisaeidae
Forest & Main Brewing Company

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From:
Forest & Main Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.18 | pDev: 5.5%
Ratings:
36
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Dec 29, 2016
Added:
Apr 27, 2015
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  7
SCORE
92
Outstanding
Notes: Saison fermented with our foraged culture, conditioned on lime and lemongrass, and dry hopped with Motueka before being barrel aged.
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4.25 by jschott75 from Illinois on Dec 29, 2016
 
4.25 by BeersAndBears from Georgia on Nov 29, 2015
 
4.34 by benzalman from California on Nov 13, 2015
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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

This should be a treat. Thanks to the fine folks at F&M for reserving this for me for a couple of days. 500 ml bottle into a champagne flute.

A - Pours like champagne for sure. It's a lovely slightly hazy golden color with a large pearl head. Plenty of bubbles streaming up. Darker than I would have expected. Nice.

N - Definitely tart on the nose. I get the requisite amount of barnyard funk, but I really detect that sourness. Maybe some lemon in there.

T - Interesting! This is VERY dry. Like bone dry. Not unpleasantly so, but it was unexpected since it was so fruity and funky up front. It's like they hit the pause button in the middle just as things were getting good. Not that they got bad, they just didn't quite reach the finish line.

M - Very fizzy around the tongue, and the tartness really hits you on the back end before the dryness kicks in. A strange beer.

O - Like a said, a strange beer. This is definitely well-crafted, and I am intrigued enough to be interested in acquiring others.

Sep 08, 2015
 
4.12 by yeaprolly from Washington on Aug 25, 2015
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4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by NHbeerguy from New Hampshire

Pours a hazy copper color with a decent fluffy white head. Head reduces fairly quick leaving a nice ring around the edge. Smell was lime, lemongrass and funk. Taste followed with the lime and slight funk and then Some lemongrass on the end. Little harsh at times. Feel was dry. Each sip left the mouth dry after. Overall a pretty good beer.

Aug 11, 2015
 
3.88 by AlexFields from Tennessee on Aug 05, 2015
 
4.5 by AdamP from Pennsylvania on Aug 03, 2015
 
4.25 by PassMeAZima from Kentucky on Jul 20, 2015
 
4.5 by Darklight from Pennsylvania on Jul 16, 2015
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4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by ShanePB from Pennsylvania

Golden orange colored body; thin white head. Aromas of lime, lemongrass, white wine, oak and some tart funk. Flavor is nice and tart, citrusy (you can certainly pick out the limes), oak and some dry white grapes.

Jul 15, 2015
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3.63/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

Pour is hazed dark amber with lots of tight white head that lingers with a thick lace. Nose is heavy citric lime, a bit peppery, and some dusty brett. Flavor follows suit, bright lime, very citric but low acidity, leathery brett, a hint of pineapple. Finish is slightly bitter, light body and high carb, delicate feel.

Jul 15, 2015
 
4.14 by salthemonster from Pennsylvania on Jul 02, 2015
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4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jjdc from District of Columbia

Interesting and a bit underrated little beer. Oddly for a saison, it reminds me a lot of Cantillon Gueuze. I like the interplay of the barrel, lime and lemongrass. Tart and a touch bitter with some sweetness to bring everything in line. Tasty and refreshing.

Jun 21, 2015
 
4.17 by InspectorBob from New Jersey on Jun 20, 2015
 
3.73 by djrn2 from New Jersey on Jun 13, 2015
 
4.25 by sludgegnome from Pennsylvania on Jun 07, 2015
 
4.46 by ShemRahBoo from New Jersey on Jun 04, 2015
 
4.44 by LehighAce06 from Pennsylvania on May 28, 2015
 
3.73 by acurtis from New Jersey on May 23, 2015
 
4.25 by mportnoy from Pennsylvania on May 23, 2015
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3.87/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Alequine from Delaware

Cloudy in appearance with a quarter inch head on the pour. Citrusy, grassy aroma at the nose. Slight bitter taste, grassy, lemony taste to me. Upon checking more into the ingredients the beer was made with lemongrass and lime which validates my taste buds. Much too citrusy at the finish. I prefer my saisons lighter in ABV with less of a pungent bitterness and with more clarity at least to give me the perception that I am drinking a lighter fruitier, aromatic beer and not the perception that the brewers were trying to make this a hoppy saison.

May 23, 2015
 
4.26 by mtpHokie from Virginia on May 22, 2015
 
4.21 by Guzzle_McBrew from Connecticut on May 21, 2015
 
4.5 by waddellc2 from Pennsylvania on May 15, 2015
 
4.25 by lateralundertow from New Jersey on May 15, 2015
 
4.31 by rhong187 from Pennsylvania on May 13, 2015
 
4.39 by Ken_P from Massachusetts on May 13, 2015
 
4 by ArtZan from New Jersey on May 12, 2015
 
4.39 by cp45 from New Jersey on May 12, 2015
 
4 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania on May 11, 2015
 
4.34 by Kurmaraja from California on May 10, 2015
 
4.5 by oline73 from Maryland on May 07, 2015
 
3.92 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania on May 05, 2015
 
4.18 by BARFLYB from Pennsylvania on May 04, 2015
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3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Jonada from New Jersey

500 ml bottle dated 2/20/2015. Poured into a teku

Appearance: Pours dark orange with 3 fingers of a creamy, off white head. Good retention and lacing. Body is hazy but translucent.

Smell: Lime, white grape, floral, mild funk and some lacto character. Lemongrass starts to come through more as the beer warms.

Taste: Low medium sourness followed by lime, peppery yeast, herbal character, fresh grain and white grape. There's some mild funk as well, but it's mostly a clean sourness. Mild to medium lingering bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a softish feel and medium gentle carbonation. Tart, dry finish.

Overall: Another good one from these guys. Definitely worth checking out.

May 04, 2015
Paradisaeidae from Forest & Main Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 36 ratings