omhper (17478) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2002
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Joy of joys, they make two different versions of Fiji Bitter. This is the one they don’t export. A pity, as they seemed to have chosen better adjuncts to ferment than in the Export Bitter. It is golden coloured and slightly hazy, and boosts a lovely plastic nose. It has a hint of maltiness, bears clear marks of adjuncts, and has no bitterness a human being can detect.
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - MAY 4, 2013
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pale gold. No shelf life - you’ve really got to find the stores that turn this over. At its best, Fiji Bitter is bland, and has little character. Yes, that is what it aspires to, because otherwise it’s papery. You won’t really ever find much malt or hop or any of that stuff, but it wins for having fewer overt flaws that the other Fijian beers.
bhensonb (8997) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 6, 2008
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of Phyllis Svetich. She packed a six pack, and five broke. She gave me the survivor. Thanks! Light, sweet, pale malt aroma. No detectable hop. Orange gold color with a white smear for head. It’s a bit fruity, a little bready, and mildly bitter. Medium body with light carbonation. Drinks more like a light ale than a pale lager. Bitter comes herbal, and tends to build up with time. Fiji could have it worse.
Koelschtrinker (8485) - 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
Bov (8204) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 3, 2006
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2007 can; courstey of Per Samuelsson - relatively clear golden colour with almost no foam; the nose shows nothing but discrete plastic notes; the very high carbonation almost hides the poor malt body; sweet and no bitterness (the name of the beer must be ironical); finishes surprisingly dry but short and watery - luckily, I’m not disappointed because there is a long time that I don’t expect anymore to have a good beer coming from a new country
JoeMcPhee (7622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2005
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
375 ml bottle. Golden colour, moreso than the Gold. Thin, white, fast dissipating head. Pale malt aroma, similar to millions of other pale lagers. Tastes like it smells, witha touch of fruitiness in the finish. Not great, but the start of this trip has been a gong show, with lost bags, delayed flights, missed connections, so I guess I’ll take what I can get. Slightly sweet finish.
DuffMan (5196) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2009
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Old school stubbie! Pours a deep brassy gold with a foamy white head that leaves some lace. Sweet corn syrup cereal aroma. Sweet corny grainy flavour with a dry pithy bitterness in the finish. Enjoyed in gorgeous fiji, which adds a point or two! Of all the lagers available in fiji (5 that I found, if you count the newly discovered fiji draught), this was the best IMO.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Canned. Aroma is grainy and light skunky. Yellow color, light hazy, small white irregular head, good lace. Sweet, malty, light bitter to bitter in the finish, thin and metallic. Why do they call this a bitter?
presario (4406) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 11, 2003
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Sample was a can of the Export version. Initial aroma is sharp and unpleasant, but disappears with the sound of the can opening leaving almost no aroma at all. Huge head of big white bubbles. Slightly cloudy dark yellow. Imagine drinking an excellent bitter. Drink it all. Now fill the glass with water. That residue of beer mixed with water is Fiji Bitter. American micros could have sold a ton of this during the lite beer craze. Almost tastes like beer.
jgb9348 (3967) - 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.