Two Metre Tall Forester Pale Ale

 
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Formerly brewed at The Two Metre Tall Company Pty Ltd
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
New Norfolk, Tas, Australia
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An amber ale of mixed culture fermentation, using fresh & aged hop flowers sourced directly from the last remaining commercial hop grower in the "Forester" region of North-East Tasmania. Starts to show significant brettanomyces development from around 6-months of bottle age.

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3.6
   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.


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (6558) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2017
Bottle: Thanks Owen: Served in a Chouffe glass: Good sized creamy head. Beautiful warm hazy full amber with red ish tints... Nose is very interesting: wood, malts, funk, brett, light caramel, flowers, light vinous, light vanilla... very nice! Flavour is mainly bitter with a funky edge. Bit floral and herbal, malty, dry, light wood tint, grassy... Strong bitter aftertaste and very dry aftertaste with a funky edge... Low carbo, light creamy mouthfeel (starts a bit watery towards a bit oily), good medium bodied. Very good stuff!

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dandm (125) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 12, 2016
Dank Aroma of grapefruit and rot. Nice cloudy amber with some small sediment. Overall unbalanced, mid sour with only mild bitterness and sweetness. Clean finish with no aftertaste. It doesnt commit to the sourness of the sour style, and is confused. Still tasty but would have liked the full sour experience.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (2414) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2016
500mL bottle from Beer Exchange. Bottled 08 SEP 16 Still labelled as a "Bitter Amber Ale" Pours a lovely mid-amber body with a creamy off-white head atop. Plenty of good things going on the nose - bruised apple, toast & biscuity malt, brown sugar, balsamic vinegar, slight damp horse character. Quite a clean palate considering, dry, feels well-attenuated, not as rich as perhaps the aroma suggested, mildly tart, moderately carbonated. Really interesting mix of flavours here - spicy, almost metallic/leafy hop notes (PORs call card surely?), dried herbs, brown toast & sugar, leading onto more subdued funky notes of cooked apple, aged balsamic & horse blanket. Moderate bitterness, dry lingering spice on finish. Almost in Flemish red territory here - very nice!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ComradeK (1217) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2016
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy ruby amber, with a huge off-white head, which lasts well and leaves very good lacing. The aroma is potently sour, with woody, spruce resin and leather notes. Very strong sourness and a woody, tannic flavour up front mix with pine hops. Funky, leathery notes in the mid-palate lead into a sour lemon finish. The most potently sour beer Ive had in a while, but with enough hops presence to keep it balanced.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Oakes (17181) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2016
Cask at the brewery. Muddy, light brown. Powdery hop, tart, maybe more than Id like. Nice hop charcter but fruity tart Probably my least favourite one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (3005) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2015
500ml bottle from Beer Cartel, Sydney. Hazy reddish-brown amber colour, tan foam head leaving alittle lacing and aroma of malt, grain, grassy, earthy, barnyard, slightly metallic. Taste is sour, citrus rind, berries, grainy, horse blanket, vinegar notes and some earthy bitterness. Slick mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation, dry sour citric barnyard finish. Interesting, quite drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (3857) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 6, 2015
Hand pull at Grape and Grain. Slightly hazy amber with a fine cream head. Aroma of bread, pears, quinces, flowers, bracken. Smells like a bitter. Creamy texture. Taste is quite sour with bitterness and spices at the end. Apples, twigs, lemon, some berries. Sichuan pepper at the end is mild but lingers forever. Refreshing. First draft beer from 2MT for me. As ever, interesting to drink beer from a brewer proceeding by experimentation rather than indulging in it.
Earlier Rating: 1/21/2010 Total Score: 3.2
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. Theres also some wood and sour apple juice character. The hop note at the end is crude and a bit nasty. Im 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fletchfighters (1507) - AUSTRALIA - APR 9, 2015
500 ML bottle 19/10/14 bottle date Murky, muddy amber brown color. Light tan head. Thick coating of lacing. Good head retention. Nose is bits of horse blanket, vinegar, acid, blue cheese, plastic and caramel. Hops are gone and the funk has set in. Taste is acid, gym socks, blue cheese, vinegar, straw and horse blanket. If there was a base beer it is gone. Brett has really taken over this in a big way. Just some lingering caramel but this is a full blown Brett beer now. Medium bodied, prickly carbonation, long lasting acid bitterness. Fun beer but not an amber
Earlier Rating: 8/10/2012 Total Score: 1.7
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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niksko (617) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2014
A gusher! Pours a murky dark amber with some pillowy off white head. Nose is a little caramel, some horse blanket, maybe a little hop aroma. Ive had this for a while, so any hops that were once here have probably faded, and the funk has probably intensified. Flavor is caramel, some lemony sour funk, a little bitterness on the finish with just a hint of biscuit. I like the idea, and its probably more my fault that this is very much towards the sour and funky with not much hop character as its almost a year old by now (bottle 22 Oct 2013).

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danev76 (505) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2014
Big roasted malt mixed with caramel. Dark brown colour with ok head. Odd sour like flavour but pretty nice, some good malt profile. Medium body with low carbonation ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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