Tiny Tim | Forest & Main Brewing Company

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85
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19 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by callmemickey on 02-05-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
19
Reviews:
3
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
16.32%
 
 
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Photo of salthemonster
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cts309
2.49/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of deaddear
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at F&M

A - Tawny brown with nice clarity

S - Not a ton happening on the nose; bit of maltiness and English hops

T - Wow! Solid ESB with a really unique and forward tobacco flavor. Felt like I was drinking from an old tin of Ashton Pebblecut pipe tobacco.

M - About right

O - This is a really well done English bitter, a sadly underrated style, served at the right temp (also probably underappreciated here in the States). I had the good fortune to taste hundreds of bitters in the UK one summer many, many moons ago, and this one has a really unique and enticing flavor. It might bore the pants off of monster-beer lovers and leave others scratching their heads (at the beer, not the pantsless macho men and women), but this is delicious. A fine and unique ESB.

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Photo of GreenMind
3.82/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of curlybird
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of tobelerone
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of orangesol
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Kegatron
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask @ the Forest & Main Brewing Company (Ambler, PA) on 11/2/12. Served in a mug.

Pours a clear copper, with ½ finger of smooth foamy head that has a bit of an off-look to it. This retains with a moderate frothiness in the glass, leaving some light spotty lacing behind. The aroma smells leafy, spicy and citric in the nose, backed by some light medicinal notes and a combination of buttered toast and some tangier caramel character.

The taste has a touch of caramel sweetness to it but the malts are overall coming off as having a dry buttered toasted feel to them. Hops give this a solid green citric bitterness that keeps this crisp in the mouth and trails a leafy spiciness in a dry and bitter finish. The mouthfeel is lighter to medium bodied with a soft crispness on the tongue. The overall feel here is definitely on the lighter side but I was still happy to find that this still had some presence in the mouth.

This was a nice take on an English Bitter that was flavorful, well balanced and most of all, quite drinkable here on cask. Sessionability was very high on this one!

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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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2/5  rDev -48.2%

Photo of zekeman17
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of touchmeimsac
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of callmemickey
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Reddish brown body. Thin off-white head.

S: Toffee, warmed caramel, mild nutty component, faint raisin-like fruit notes as it warmed.

T: Big toffee component as well as a nice semi-sweet caramel, a bit of nuttiness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied. Creamy with gentle carbonation. Soft finish-could be a bit cleaner.

O: A fresh bitter can be a real gem. Sadly, very few American breweries do it well. Forest & Main's offering does the job.

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Tiny Tim from Forest & Main Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 19 ratings.
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