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Forest & Main Palomino - Barrel Aged

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 4.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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.

Editor’s 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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (5013) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 7, 2015
bottle shared by tom10101, many thanks bro. pours hazy pale yellow with a small yet creamy white cap offering good retention and lacing. funk - mamouche-like cucumbery, lemons, ginger, touch of honey, light winey and oaky notes. bright carbonation, light body - oily and surprisingly fluffy and creamy, lightly astringent, dry and tart finish. excellent!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Minderbinder (2198) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle 750ml. Pours hazy blond with low-medium white head. Some lacing. Aroma is of sulphur, citrus, bile, chlorine. Taste is of sourness, bretts, menthol. Palate: Light-medium body. Soft carbonation. Overall: Good. Nice yeast. Refreshing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1723) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
Pours a heavily hazy yellow with a medium white cap that leaves some lacing. Nose is of cereals, fruits, carbonation acid traces and lightly funky. Taste is of fruits, wine and wood. Body was medium and carbonation medium-high and a little pricky. Another nice barrel aged saison by F&M!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (3368) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle (750 ml). Split 6-ways with the Québec crew. Thanks to John for this one! Gusher.

Appearance: Hazy/cloudy yellow with a small white head and little lacing.

Aroma: Nice funk with winey notes, brettanomyces, lemony, oak and apricots/peaches notes.

Taste: Peaches/apricots with brettanomyces, a nice funk, wine and light lemony notes.

Palate: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Winey mouthfeel. Dry finish.

Overall: Another delicate, complex and super tasty barrel-aged Saison from Forest & Main. Quenching. Quite gueuze-ish. With just a little more carbonation, I think it would have been nearly perfect.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcartamdg (2280) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2014
pours a hazy yellow with a thick white head. Aroma of funk, big belgian funk, citrus, white whine and oak. Taste follows, tart, big funk, oak and nice barrel presence

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2014
shimmering gold with lasting puffy white head. Incredibly dusty nose, tons of pear and apple with considerable brett a la cantillon, more juicy than boulevard saison brett. Front palate shows more sugar, light white grape a la peconic but way more pear and lemon citrus balance, mid palate showing dusty dough and lemon-lime citrus before the drying finish is minerals and faintly brett. High carbonation keeps it light, almost draws sweetness out too singularly.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
GT2 (9064) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 16, 2014
[ Bottle ][ Tasting ][ 750mL ][ Unibroue Tulip ][ Gift ][ 2/16/14 ]
>> Thank you MrChopin for the share. Bottle #30/204. GUSHER! Pours a beautiful, full haze, glowing straw, sparkling carbonation, beautiful foam and lace. Nose is amazing fresh peach and tangerine, very Cantillon like funk medley with FouFoune written all over it. Taste is FouFoune Light with bright acidity, great quenching, low sourness, mild citric and lactic blend, aerated lemonade palate. Big fruit peach all over. Super juicy. Really superb.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deekyn (1311) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 22, 2014
A - pours a hazy nice golden straw with 1 finger white head. Some sticky lacing. S - mmm. Nice aromas of light funky egg, sweet citrus, yeast, hint of Belgian yeast. Cross between a gueze and a saison. Light barrel notes. M - tart. spritzy carb. Bright light medium body. Nice mf. Full palate. Dry end. T - tart and lightly funky on the front. Horse blanket, grapefruit juice, citrus juice. Te palate is grassy and and yeast. End is dry grassy and all the elements. Funk, yeast, citrus, prickly pineapple. O - damn good showing from f&m. 4.3

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyCraft (3634) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Pours hazy gold with light to medium white head. Note are bright citrus, Brett, lemons and earthiness. Got funky and bright as it warmed. Really nice barrel aged saison from Forest.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2763) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Wow, the funky aroma hits you so well right after taking the cap off. You get huge sweet and funky notes developed so well in both the nose and on the tongue. Pours clearer darker golden with a big bright white head.


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