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Forest & Main Hermitage

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
A strong dark ale aged in red wine barrels.

PhillyCraft's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (5874) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2014 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (3144) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2016
Pours unclear murky amber with a small quickly dissipating head. The aroma is raw doughy with a bit of tangy tart. Flavor seems to maybe have gone down a bit with some tangy tart light cherries without a bite on the backend at all.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Pours a hazy and very dark ruby red/chestnut brown color with mahogany edges and a two finger, frothy off-white head. Great retention, only slowly fading into a thick, lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing are left behind. Fruit punch-like aroma with lots of vinous fruit and subtle barrel character. Nice oak and vinous red wind presence in the nose along with vanilla bean, sweet malt and dark fruit. Smells like sangria and tropical fruit punch along with vinous berries, oak, vanilla and subtle malts. Medium body with a really nice barrel presence that’s there but doesn’t dominate, letting the other notes come through. Sweet with vinous red wine and dark fruit flavor, especially currant, cherry juice and other tropical fruit. Slightly tart tropical fruit punch flavor with damp oak, red wine character and dark fruit esters. Perfectly balanced with oak, vinous fruit, red wine, Belgian yeast and subtle spice flavors complimenting each other nicely. No noticeable heat making his beer dangerously drinkable. I was really impressed with Hermitage and it has me looking forward to trying more beers from Forest & Main.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (10500) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle thanks to Gibson. Pours a cloudy amber with medium frothy off white head that lasts. The aroma is plastic and red wine. Thin mouth, light fruit, oak, vinous flavor, good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10642) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reggiedunlop (3669) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12756) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brystmar (1314) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (6071) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bleeng (1668) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeputyAndy (636) - 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.

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