Forester's Draft | Mitchell's Knysna Brewery

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Brewed by:
Mitchell's Knysna Brewery
South Africa
mitchellsbrewery.com

Style: Euro Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 03-01-2005

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Ratings:
9
Reviews:
4
Avg:
3.46
pDev:
19.36%
 
 
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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by seydou:
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3.66/5  rDev +5.8%
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 JohanM
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Loved this beer when I lived in South Africa. Toured the brewery in Knysna SA
Great crisp taste on a hot day on the beach!!

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Photo of sd123
2.25/5  rDev -35%

Photo of pitasoup
3.27/5  rDev -5.5%
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.

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Photo of hunteraw
3.56/5  rDev +2.9%
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)

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Photo of Thehuntmaster
3/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of Onslow
3.7/5  rDev +6.9%
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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Photo of PierreStemmett
4.29/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful rich bodied lager with a smooth bitter finish. Strong scent of hops and wheat

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Photo of Steve_Bull
2.27/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Forester's Draft from Mitchell's Knysna Brewery
3.46 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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