Flatline99 (36) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2002
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
For some reason that I just can’t place, I like this beer...maybe I’m just crazy?
BallsToTheWall99 (11) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2002
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Very skunky and watery with a horrible aftertaste. If you can finish one of these big ole’ cans without throwing up or inducing vomiting, i’ll buy your next one.
Evster64 (107) - Kempner, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2002
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Australian for mediocre.
mhs2ou99 (4) - Danville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 11, 2002 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Most appealing about this particular gift from the land down under is the color. A light amber/golden tone sets this beer apart from most UK lagers, which are too dark to drink, let alone stomach. I especially appreciate the malty taste, combined with the light touch of flowery hops within the brew. Much better than a traditional lager, Fosters gives you the flavor of lager without the filling after effects. The aroma leaves a bit to be desired, and yet the beer is remarkably smooth, despite the slightly metallic nose (perhaps it is the oil can). Also interesting was the slightly bitter taste it had. The finish, though a touch bitter, is one that is still quite smooth for a lager. Though not quite as impressive as say a thicker, more full bodied lager in the ’head’ department’, Fosters is a reasonably priced beer, and one that will make you think twice about picking up a bottle of UL lager!
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2002
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2003 I finally found this world famous beer somewhere and was eager to drink it last night. But the aroma spoiled it all smelling like cardboard mixed with leather as a shoebox. It's light golden, white frothy head, good lacing. Light, light sweet, very soft, light hop bitter. Very unlike Dutch pilseners (not worse or better however). Short light sweet, light bitter finish. For the details: the one I tasted was brewed by Courage, Edinburgh.
neilrichards (191) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2002
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The taste isn’t strong, and that disappears instantly. However, an unpleasant aftertaste is left in the palate. In most pubs there will always be better alternatives.
themorningzoo (49) - Fairbanks, USA - MAR 15, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
As the croc hunter might say ’Blimy, you gotta watch for them teeth but really shes a beaut’ but with no bite.’
StevieMSU (64) - Kentucky, USA - MAR 12, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
decent, but it just doesn’t have the tatse I thought it would have..hopefully austrailia has more to offer than this
Saad (104) - Jacksonville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 13, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It is a good warm weather beer. However, if this is the best Australia can do, it is nothing to brag about.
Caton (160) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2002
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
It gets so much publicity overseas as Australia’s top beer, I dont know why when VB is clearly as good.