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Forest & Main Palomino - Barrel Aged

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.93/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
This saison is brewed with a significant amount of local alfalfa honey, producing delicate floral notes, a soft honey sweetness and a dry finish. A short time aging in oak wine barrels adds layers of complexity. 100% brettanomyces fermentation.

Editorís Note: Bottled versions of this beer as well as draft version at GABF were barrel aged. Recent 2014 kegs at the brewery are not barrel aged.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JBPortland (1449) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 4, 2016
500ml bottle Nov 2014 vintage pours semi clear toasted orange with a small head. Nose is musty orange and citrus, grain, dusty wood traces, white wine. Taste has nice rustic grain presence, orange and lemon tartness with a soft dusty oak funkyness, notes of white wine and white grape. Finishes fairly dry, light bits of rustic honey grain and fuzy citrus funk. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
douglas88 (8012) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange color with a small white head. A big bretty nose. The flavor is light funky hay, lemons, zesty. woody vinous. Solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
neepsntatties (1650) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Bottle courtesy of "douglas88". Colour...hazy, gold with no head. Nose...highly acetic, fruity and tangy. Palate...light bodied, refreshing, and bright with many fruity notes and loads of tanginess. The finish is very quick and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ernesto987 (5299) - Arizona, USA - AUG 25, 2015
wow, big thanks to Matt on this one, a very light and tasty saison, everything is light nuances complex and perfectly balanced. Great tasty grains, wheat and light barley flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (3337) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Thanks to Paul for sharing. Light golden body, moderate haze, small cap. Aromas of brett, apple, lemon, a touch of oak. Light acetic character with hints of wine. Medium tartness with some tasty fruit notes. Light to medium in body with a slight pucker in the finish. Nothing over the top or super impressive here, but a solid and tasty beverage nonetheless.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (8982) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2015 500ml bottle, November 2014 batch. Hazed gold with a short and quick white head. Aroma impression is lemon juice, oak, fennel, phosphorus / matchstick phenols, pickle juice / brine, alcohol fumes, possibly fusels. Malt is starchy, lightly kilned / toasted. I get some kind of butyric / vomit note as well :( The pickle notes in the aroma come and go, showing the more enjoyable lemon-brett note beneath, but the alcohol fumes donít seem to dissipate. Medium-light body, lightly sweet, has some nice juiciness across the middle, but the carbonation is low and dull and the acidity strong. Kind of wacky nose, all sorts of stuff going on but I only find the lemon juice note enjoyable, while the alcohol / chemical notes distracting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (6139) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 9, 2015
Bottle. Pours crystal clear golden, small white head, dissipates quickly with a bit of lacing. Aroma is bretty, oak, lemon, a touch of white wine. Flavor is light plus tart, brett forward, medium funk, oak tannins. Medium body, low carbonation. Solid.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (3236) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 2, 2015
500 mL bottle into tulip glass. Hazy straw golden pour with light head. Aroma is really nice stone fruits, oak, apple, and flowers. Taste is mild tart, light cheese, spicy oak, and vinous notes. lighter carb but soft and it works. Another winner from F&M.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (5191) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 1, 2015
500ml bottle in a tulip. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of light tartness/sourness, some light oak and wine, hints of light fruits, some light malts, and the faintest note of off flavors. Flavor the same with a nice blend. Average texture. A really cool beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (2439) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle..Pour is gold with a bubbly head that fades..Nose is funk, oak, dry, grape, some cheese...Taste is soft, spice, oak, dry,lemon, soft funk..

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