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Forest & Main Palomino - Barrel Aged

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.98/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (4464) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reynolds314 (2799) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwood04 (4645) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (2015) - 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..

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cpetrone84 (1676) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Pour is a lighter gold color, slight haze, aggressive pour produces very little head that dissipates immediately. Nose has honey, lemon, apple skin, a touch of leathery brett, Flavor is considerably tart and sour, mostly fruity and juicy apple skins, lemon, light citric acid. Not much of the barrel, maybe a touch of tannin with a subtle brett leather. Flavors are very bright but lacks a bit of balance. Carb is high, a touch fuller than some of their other saisons, Not their best work; but bright and juicy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (10627) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours orange gold. Nose/taste of oak, wine, light funk, flaked oats and sour lemon - medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (4661) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2015
Bottle. Light golden pour with no head. Light wine, fruit and tart aromas. Wish it was more carbonated. Tart wine, fruit and saison yeast tones.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5772) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2015
(750ml bottle) cloudy light gold, fine white bubbles. Nose of honey, Brett, tart stonefruit. Taste of earthy Brett, light vinous, touch of barrel, dirt, herbs.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (5565) - 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 (2472) - 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.


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