Brewed by Two Metre Tall Brewing Company
Style: English Pale Ale
New Norfolk, Tas, Australia
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 2.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Aka. Forester Bitter Amber Ale
Forester Pale Ale represents a new “Australian” styled Pale ale. Taking inspiration from Canadian Ale styles (greater hop emphasis and more refreshing than traditional English India Pale ales) the beer features the “Pride of Ringwood” hops sourced directly from growers in North-East Tasmania.

jkm's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkm (235) - - DEC 26, 2011
500 ml bottle - pours a murky, pale amber medium body with a moderate white head. Hops in the aroma, flavours slightly malty with strong hops / bitterness, but well balanced - a great beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
fletchfighters (1298) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2012
A-- Poured a very light orange brown color, or a dark straw yellow. Half a finger of off white head. Shows medium to high carbonation. A lot of sediment in the bottle. S-- Smell reminds me more of a adjunct more than anything else. Pretty metallic smell. Lots of ringwood in this. Very faint floral smell but hidden by the ringwood. Smells almost like VB in a lot of ways. T-- Hops taste more like pine. Tastes a lot like a typical Australian Lager. Lots of ringwood and metallic. Just throw in some pine for effect. Also a bit of a soapy quality to this. M-- Fairly sour aftertaste. Not a great tasting beer. Has a little bit of a sweet kick to it but it turns to sour. No hop flavor to it and very unbalanced. Keep thinking this is infected with bad hops as it tastes more like bad homebrew. D-- Unimpressed to say the least.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madquacker (1075) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2012
Brown ale. A flat base vegemite an yeast taste with some raisens. Quite unusual. Nicely marketed with the farmhouse and local ingredients promotion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brenhophead (670) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2011
Got this from the farmhouse bar at the brewery. It pours a deep amber colour with a light malt and fruity aroma. Has a big flavor with nutty and citrus notes also something that I can’t put my finger on. Its sought of a pale meets amber ale and very nice IMO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
floydian1 (1249) - FNQ, Australia, - NOV 7, 2011
500ml bottle (well packaged as an "artisan" beer). Pours cloudy amber with a decent white head showing good retention and lacing. Aroma is caramel malts with a nice fruity hop presence. Taste is mildly sweet with a decent hop bitterness to the finish. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium-light body. Reminded me of cask-conditioned English Real Ale which is high praise indeed, although I suspect quality control may be an issue given the variable ratings on this site.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidm (1994) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 1, 2011
Bottle 500ml. Interesting beer. Aromas of caramel, pine, citrus, apple. Taste has a touch of sourness, and average length. Palate is oily and highly carbonated. Amber, with a thin head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - NOV 16, 2010
500mL. Bottle #141 brewed 18 Mar 2010. Pours a clear amber to near red with a large, fizzy, yellow head with decent retention and no lace. Aroma is odd: sort of like a funky sour ale but not quite as nice. There is white wine sulphites, salty ocean, orange blossom, lemon, and HUGE BRETT! LIke a freaking massive amount of funky brett. Taste is lemon, dry, cedar, blueberry skins, blueberry bagel, earthy Brett, orange creamsickle, sour cream. Really a prime example of post-bottling Brett infection. Dry, prickly palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bman1986 (173) - Broadstairs, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2010
Golden orange colour, a little sediment. Biscuity and hoppy with a fair dose of malt. Not a bad drop at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (3049) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2010
Bottle. 10C. Hazy amber. An inch of stable fluffy creamy-beige head. Modest aroma - some caramel, citrus and woody hops. Taste is sweet with some bitterness out the back. There’s also some wood and sour apple juice character. The hop note at the end is crude and a bit nasty. I’m in two minds about this beer. On the one hand, bits of it are crude and some of the tastes verge on the unpleasant. On the other hand, it has character and - dare I say it - terroir. It has that aliveness and rambunctiousness that good low ABV English styles have that so often seems to get eliminated when things are more refined. So many Australian brewers are trying for good: this is a rough draft of great. But it is pretty rough.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange. Large creamy head. Plenty of lacing. Aromas of yeast, honey, some tropical fruit and hops. Pride or Ringwood not my favourite unfortunately but anyway. Flavours are dominated by those hops which is not great. Not much else unfortunately. Would be nice enough on a hot day but not anything special.

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