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Brauerei Forst AG

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Romabrew on 11-08-2002

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Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 18
Reviews by Samp01:
Photo of Samp01
2.53/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at a local restaurant in Calabria Italy. Pours a pale yellow with a medium lasting white head, some very light lacing. Aroma and Taste of grains, yeast, grassy notes, some light citrus. A light bodied crisp with mild carbonation on the palate. Finish is sweet light grainy notes,yeast, citrus and grassy notes. Not much else but overall a good light hot summer time brew that goes down easy

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Photo of RoyalT
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance – Hazy yellow in color with an orange tint and a sad head.

Smell – The orangish hops make up the bulk of the aroma here. There’s a sweet syrupy smell to this as well. I’m sure there’s some malt notes to be had, but I can’t find them.

Taste – This tastes more like uncarbonated orange soda than beer. It’s really more like a pils gone bad. It’s hard to pinpoint the flavors, but it seems to be made up of some orangish hops that are heavily spiced (with what I don’t know) and a thin but creamy malt base.

Mouthfeel – Lightly carbonated but shy of medium-bodied.

Drinkability – I’m sorry I couldn’t do a better job of describing this beer, but it was hard to pin down. Overall, I thought it was below average and wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.

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Photo of beerhunter13
3/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of talbotjf99
2.65/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of fionn13
2.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of DOCRW
2.6/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Bieniek30
2.96/5  rDev +8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of scootny
3.02/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CrazyDavros
2.2/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours pale amber with a large, fading head.
Uber-skunky aroma, with some grainy, bready malt underneath. Rather sweet smelling, lots of light malt.
Very similar flavours: bready malt and hay character pretty much sums it up.
Body is very watery, a problem exacerbated by the very low carbonation.

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Photo of nervetattoo
4.33/5  rDev +58%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It's a good lager beer, one of the best italian ones.
I have to say that it's not really Italy where they make it, because it is produced in the German-speaking region of Italy which once belonged to Austria.
It has a nice drinkability, that makes it even more enjoyable.

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Photo of Riddle
3.5/5  rDev +27.7%

Photo of lmdengis
1.25/5  rDev -54.4%

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
2.85/5  rDev +4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of pin
1/5  rDev -63.5%

Photo of patre_tim
2.64/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Straw and filtered to crystal clear, lots of carbonation, a huge white head with random snow flake lacing.

S: Malt, beer in the most adjunct sense, malt, an almost coconut milk quality, dry hay grassy quality.

T: Malty, watery, a hint of hops in the back of the throat, some grainy biscuit quality but very, very light.

M: Light and watery, little carbonation.

O: Found at Carrefour, Kunming and drank Jan 26th, 2015. Not a lot going on here beyond the Alpine flowery meadow picture printed on the can. An image, a brew, its enough for me so I’ll take this Italian as it is. 6.5 out of 10 from me.

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Photo of Globetrotter
1.93/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Found in a Vienna grocery store, the stubbie green 33cl bottle bears a pretty busy green and white label featuring the word "beer" in four languages and three pine trees inside the O of the name. The label actually calls this "premium" rather than "lager," but I'm pretty sure this is the same product. Ingredients include corn. Best before 11/17/07, I opened it on 11/15/06 - made it with a year to spare.

Standard macro fare. Clear watery yellow liquid briefly under a 1/2 finger off-white head that is gone without a trace before you can manage more than a couple sips. The corn is evident in the nose, which is an adjunct-junkie's dream. There's a hint of rust there, too. Light and very prickly. The taste is standard swill: some sweet malt, some adjunct stuff, some metallic hops leaving a tinny feeling in the mouth at the aftertaste. Tyroleans should certainly be able to do better. I won't be finishing it - life is too short.

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Photo of Eman17
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Zorro
3.52/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a good looking clear gold color.

Smell is a strong toasted grain and a bit grassy with a spicy scent something like butter rum.

Taste is mild and very grainy with a wheat bran flavor to it. Bitterness is mild, but I can taste a bit of alcohol in this.

Mouthfeel is thin.

A bit above average Eurolager, better than a Heineken.

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Photo of bobbyhands
4.03/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cozzatoad
3.28/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

660ml bottle

A- Light golden with perfect see-trough. Medium white head, enough retention, almost no lacing. Visible carbonation

S- Corn, with some faint sirupy and wet grass notes

T- Crisp and sweet malts, somewhere in the middle between a classic pale lager and a weizen. Fresh herbal hops on the tongue with little bitterness, a slight fruity taste and aftertaste on the back of the palate. Nothing mindblowing but all in the right place

M- Very smooth and not astringent or metallic as a lot of those pale lagers. Light body, but good carbonation and viscosity make up for the otherwise watery mouthfeel

O- Not very interesting and not complex at all but very good drinkability. Refreshing

An aside note for american reviewers. Euro pale lager doesn't mean bad beer. Forst Brauerei is in the northernmost, german-speaking, region of Italy. They still brew according to the german purity law. There isn't actually much difference between euro pale lager and munich helles lager

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Photo of safaricook
3.44/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
2.5/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of JohnCassillo
2.79/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of woodychandler
2.81/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Ah, travel. I was up to Eataly (Manhattan) several months ago and snagged this out of an innate sense of curiosity.

I am kind of digging Pop!ping the cap on these Italians. They are very responsive & an aggro pour resulted in two fingers of foamy, rocky, bone-white head that quickly ran off and hid. I get being shy, but baby, I mean you no harm! Color was a pretty Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a light sulfur skunkiness, leading to the eternal Q: Is it Saaz or is it light-struck or is it Memorex? Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium. The taste was slightly spicy and I did not get the blatant sulphur of the nose, so I am going to err on the side of caution. I would rather be wrong and allow you to draw your own conclusion as opposed to being wrong and putting you off of a beer solely based on my erroneous assessment. Does that seem equitable? Finish was semi-sweet to semi-dry, but I just was not feeling as excited as with the previous beer. Let me say that it was okay, but there are better choices.

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Photo of Savaseri
2.75/5  rDev +0.4%

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