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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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A strong dark ale aged in red wine barrels.


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4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyCraft (3143) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle with Brian and Court, big thanks for sharing this guy. Poured a slightly murky cranberry color with thin, bubbly clearish head, Not much lacing to note. Nose and taste are tart fruits, sour berries, cherry, vinous funk, peach, oak, pinot grapes and beautiful acidic yeasts. Medium in body. This is easily the best Forest & Main I have had and maybe one of my favorite beers made in the area over the last year.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (8890) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2013 Bottle... Hazy caramel-colored ale with a tiny, creamy, off-white head. The bouquet is a complex swirl of acidic, earthy, tropical fruit and melon notes with undertones of cat piss and herbs. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and modest carbonation. The flavor is a mélange of caramel sweetness, light acidity, mildly bitter notes of melon and tropical fruits with a splash of red wine. Lightly tart, mildly sweet, tongue-numbing finish. Botttle courtesy of jyoungsbcp

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ReggieDunlap (3028) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Pours a ruby/amber with a thick foamy tan head...nice lacing and retention. Aroma has lots of sour fruit/wine...nice oak and tannins...touch of leather...faint vinegary tartness. Flavor is tart/sour wine and wonderful oak...underlying leather and vanilla...nice complexity. Mouthfeel is light and silky with a dry oaky/tannin finish. Really nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2013
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a tall beige head. Aroma of vinous, herbs, musty barrel, and earthy wild berries. Flavor of vinous, stone fruit, raisins, berries, rhubarb, herbs, and minerals.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brystmar (1203) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Barrels. Mild hop presence, earthy yeast jumps forward. Spice, lemon, hay bales, grass. Soured, odd. Finishes dry & bitter from the yeast.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5501) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 12, 2013
(750ml bottle #109 of 204) cloudy medium brown, lasting white bubbles. Nose of white wine barrels, grapey, vinous, not super complex but smells nice. Taste is vinous, grapey, charred barrel, mild tartness, more wet wood than anything, raisin as it warms, lightly spicy belgian yeast, white peppercorns, complex and quite unique beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bleeng (1499) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2013
Bottle 192 of 204 thanks to Matt. Interesting and unique nose with some burnt malt aroma and aromatics. Slightly bitter and tart. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2013
Draft at the brewery for the one year anniversary. in a blue solo cup. was crazy. brown pour. lasting frothy brown head. aroma is heavy dark fruits sour. taste is very sour. bordering on vinegar. notes of nail polish are strong. very good but very rough on the edges. don’t know how this compares to the bottled. version.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 9, 2013
Bottle. Murky amber color, beige head. Aroma of bright cherry and raspberry. Taste is bittersweet rhubarb. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2172) - Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Bottle shared at Chris’ pad. Murky brown pour with an off white head. Vinous aromas. Malty body with woody/vinous undercurrents. Nice body and balance. Good mouthfeel.


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