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Forester's Draft - Mitchell's Knysna Brewery

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Ratings: 6
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.24
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Mitchell's Knysna Brewery visit their website
South Africa

Style | ABV
Euro Pale Lager |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 03-01-2005

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Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 4
Reviews by seydou:
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3.66/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Got from Chalkboard cafe in downtown Joburg on a hot late summer afternoon happy hour. Pours the typical pale African lager color, little head, not much carbonation (unlike many other African beers). I was prepared to be disappointed a la Castle, Hansa, and the like, by a watery taste.

First difference was the smell. It was subtle, not overly beer, and a little tart.

The tartness carried through the taste, and though I rarely name flavor notes, I swear this came through with tart apple, which was very refreshing, not overpowering, and a great, great taste. Finally, a session beer with taste.

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Photo of sd123
2.25/5  rDev n/a

Photo of pitasoup
3.27/5  rDev n/a
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A: drank straight from bottle - assume to be golden/yellowish

S: faint floral hops, and an artificial candy-like sweetness

T: fruitier and hoppier than the standard lager. Crisp hops quickly fade to a slightly sweet body. Finishes slightly yeasty - very unexpected.

M: low carbonation for a lager straight out of the bottle, thin body.

D: Very drinkable, definitely a hot summer day beverage.

Bottle purchased and drank on top of Table Mountain in May '10.

^submitted photo is mine. apologies for the un-neutral background.

Photo of hunteraw
3.56/5  rDev n/a
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: yellow tint, dark gold. very small head, no lacing, not an appealing looking beer to be honest.

Smell: interesting! there's something different in this one from the typical lager. apple, grass, and a hint of honey are all present.

Taste: floral with apple and honey notes. this is the second Mitchell's beer I've had and there's definitely some honey flavors in both.

Mouthfeel: a little syrupy for a euro pale lager. carbonation is low, but it works.

Drinkability: different, solid lager. definitely worth trying, although the mouthfeel is a little heavy.

(sampled at the Cape Town location, review entered from notes)

Photo of Thehuntmaster
3/5  rDev n/a

Photo of Onslow
3.7/5  rDev n/a
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark golden colour...Has a good size head ... some delicious flavours for a lager beer... some honey and malt aromas and flavours... a very easy going brew made for the hot african sun!! on tap or bottle ,it works well on its own or with a bbq!

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Forester's Draft from Mitchell's Knysna Brewery
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