Forest & Main Brewing Company

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Forest & Main Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
4.18 | pDev: 5.5%
Dec 29, 2016
Apr 27, 2015
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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Rated: 4.25 by jschott75 from Illinois

Dec 29, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by BeersAndBears from Georgia

Nov 29, 2015
Rated: 4.34 by benzalman from California

Nov 13, 2015
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Reviewed by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.12 by yeaprolly from Washington

Aug 25, 2015
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Reviewed by NHbeerguy from New Hampshire

4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 3.88 by AlexFields from Tennessee

Aug 05, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by AdamP from Pennsylvania

Aug 03, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by PassMeAZima from Kentucky

Jul 20, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by Darklight from Pennsylvania

Jul 16, 2015
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Reviewed by ShanePB from Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
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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Reviewed by cpetrone84 from Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 4.14 by salthemonster from Pennsylvania

Jul 02, 2015
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Reviewed by jjdc from District of Columbia

4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.17 by InspectorBob from New Jersey

Jun 20, 2015
Rated: 3.73 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Jun 13, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by sludgegnome from Pennsylvania

Jun 07, 2015
Rated: 4.46 by ShemRahBoo from New Jersey

Jun 04, 2015
Rated: 4.44 by LehighAce06 from Pennsylvania

May 28, 2015
Rated: 3.73 by acurtis from New Jersey

May 23, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by mportnoy from Pennsylvania

May 23, 2015
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Reviewed by Alequine from Delaware

3.87/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 4.26 by mtpHokie from Virginia

May 22, 2015
Rated: 4.21 by Guzzle_McBrew from Connecticut

May 21, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by waddellc2 from Pennsylvania

May 15, 2015
Rated: 4.25 by lateralundertow from New Jersey

May 15, 2015
Rated: 4.31 by rhong187 from Pennsylvania

May 13, 2015
Rated: 4.39 by Ken_P from Massachusetts

May 13, 2015
Rated: 4 by ArtZan from New Jersey

May 12, 2015
Rated: 4.39 by cp45 from New Jersey

May 12, 2015
Rated: 4 by PA-Michigander from Pennsylvania

May 11, 2015
Rated: 4.34 by Kurmaraja from California

May 10, 2015
Rated: 4.5 by oline73 from Maryland

May 07, 2015
Rated: 3.92 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

May 05, 2015
Rated: 4.18 by BARFLYB from Pennsylvania

May 04, 2015
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Reviewed by Jonada from New Jersey

3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
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