tderoeck (4371) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
22/VIII/2012 375ml bottle @ home - Brewed: 28/12/11, BB: 23/IX/12 (2012-959) Thanks to Thomas and Annelies for the bottle!
Clear blond beer, small aery white head, pretty stable, adhesive. Aroma: pretty nutty, some caramel, bit herbal. Mf: ok carbon, medium body, smooth texture. Taste: pretty malty, citric hops, herbal. Aftertaste: nice clean crisp bitterness, some citrus, hint of malts. Definitely not the worst beer ever, surprised at the low ratings. Maybe I was thirsty? :p
fletchfighters (1028) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A-- poured a clear copper color. Small white head. With swirling get a half finger of head. Some visible carbonation and soapy lacing with the beer.
S-- Grassy, vegetables, slightly metallic, and touches of bread.
T-- Some skunky hop presence (POR I am assuming), grassy, stewed vegetables and a funky metallic taste.
M-- Bitterness comes from a strange metallic taste. Warmer it gets the more obvious it becomes. Metal and plastic. Some bread in mouth.
O-- Can is the better way to taste this. Saw a lot of FB on uncovered trucks in Suva. Highly prone to skunking in bottle format. Taste format is almost the same to VB, also made by CUB. Is it bad? Yeah but on a beach or in a hammock and it is in the 90’s and high humidity are you really going to want an Abacus? Some reason it works here. Then again, it is Fiji time.
jgryffudd (2) - IRELAND - JUN 16, 2012 does not count
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Middle of the road. A little bland. Some good, some bitter but no balance. Nice on a beach in SUVs though
MadIndian (2342) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not as bad as I had thought. Some hop, bread and cereal notes.
A bit thin.
portableparty (1909) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle (thanks bro). Pours pale yellow with a white soapy head that fades to a spotty film. Aroma grass malt and slightly skunky. Taste is more grass malt and funk. Palate is thin crisp and dry. Brother brought this back from Fiji for me to try.
jgb9348 (4626) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Slightly off-golden coloured body with a nice white head. Aroma of dry malt, a touch of light sugars, some very mild hops and a good dry finish. Light-bodied; Fresh malt flavours with a little sweetness, a decent amount of carbonation and a suprisingly amount of hops (good) that show some actual complexity and flavour. Aftertaste is relatively light with a touch of hops, some mild sugars, a little alcohol and some nice malt. Overall, a surprisingly nice beer and my go-to beer when in Fiji. I sampled at least 20 of these 375 mL stubby bottles at the Octopus Resort on Waya Island (Yasawa Chain) in Fiji on 15-20 August 2009 on my honeymoon.
allanbowers (93) - melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2011
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
mass market fiji beer made by the (good) people of fosters. This is a bland brew that is fine to quench your thirst in the heat though not the greatest taste you can get. Saying that this is really cheap everywhere you go.
mkel07 (3017) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
375ml can. This beer is everywhere in Fiji. Quite good colour for a pale lager , a little cloudy with a white foam cap. Grain and cereal in the aroma , no surprises there. Some sweetness in the mouth and a moderate level of bitterness.
Koelschtrinker (9999) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 16, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Auch meinen zweiten Fiji-Test verdanke ich Doppelbock.
Das Bitter ist definitiv kräftiger als das Gold, was ihm gut steht. Der malzig-herbe Antrunk ist durchaus auch bei heimischen Biere zu finden. Der Abgang allerdings ist weiterhin wässrig und wird nur durch eine leichte Bitterkeit unterstützt.
Test vom 25.4.2006, Gebinde: Dose Noten: 8,12,9,7,6,9 - 8,90
jarow (237) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Golden yellow pour with a white head. Nose is sweet with corn and cereal. Body is a step above most pale lagers - not as watery. Mild bitterness with some bread and grain flavor. Finish is medium length and slightly bitter.