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So, back to my story of visiting Forest & Main. We ordered a bunch of appetizers because I was starving and every single thing we ordered was terrible. We even ordered a cold appetizer plate that was inedible. I could barely get through more than two bites. The server didn’t even notice and since I lack a bit of patience, once I’m done, I’m done. We decided to just get the check and leave without ordering much else. I felt badly because the server was obviously very young and inexperienced, so we still left a decent tip, but this still goes in the books as one of the worst meals we ever attempted. Needless to say, it will awhile if we ever go back.

banjo

ABV: 4.5%

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Trivia: Happy hour at Forest & Main is Tuesday through Friday.

Random: One of the guys my mother used to work with decided to take up the banjo.

The brew poured with a half a finger of white head that dissipated slowly. It left limited lacing on the glass. The body was slightly hazy and bright yellow with a lot of carbonation visible. The nose was filled with citrus, cucumbers, cantaloupe and orange segments. The taste was equally as good as the nose. I picked up the same notes, but the citrus and cantaloupe stood out. Cucumber was there, but I wish it was a little more bold. It had a light body with moderate carbonation that needed to be a bit more dialed up. It had a quick, citrus finish. I liked this beer and honestly, it didn’t take me long to drink it since it was so light. This is a solid choice.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

One of the places that Val and I have been waiting to try is Forest & Main. It’s a bit of a hike from us, but it looked like a place we would be into. The exterior is a super-cute restored house and the menu looked tasty as well. Add to it the fact that they make their own beer and have visually pleasing glassware and that usually spells a win for us. But, although I enjoyed the beer here, this was a miss. I’ll go into some further detail tomorrow.

muon

ABV: 5.5%

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Trivia: They are currently closed Mondays. I wish there was more information on the website, but it’s a little lacking.

Random: I’m a sucker for cute glassware.

This beer poured with a half a finger of white head that dissipated slowly. It left a decent amount of lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy yellow with no visible carbonation due to the cloudiness. The nose had some bright citrus and tropical fruit, specifically papaya. After a few sniffs, I picked up some honeydew as well, which was interesting. The taste had some vanilla and then went into tropical fruit notes. I picked up passion fruit, papaya and mango. It also had a note of pencil shavings, which was a bit odd. The body was medium thickness, despite the relatively low ABV. It had just enough carbonation. The finish was lengthy with honeydew and papaya. I had no problem throwing this one back. It had a lot of good flavor and was quite enjoyable. If you see it on tap, it’s definitely worth ordering a pint.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0