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Brewed by Fosters Brewing (CUB)
Style: English Pale Ale
Southbank, Victoria, Australia
Serve in English pint

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RATINGS: 531   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.32   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beastdog75 (363) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2003
Better than the lager, but still just an ordinary tasting ale. Nice copper color, some fruity characteristics. Smells cheap, and some adjunct taste does carry over into the flavor.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - AUG 8, 2003
Beautiful appearance which was easily the best thing this beer had going for it...otherwise pretty average. Still, better than regular Fosters.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
garrison (792) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2003
It's better than "Fosters Lager", but still wimpy for a bitter.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cAPSLOCK (156) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2003
Medium amber color... skunky aroma. Bitter and a long finish. The best part of the taste is that long finish... something still is odd in the taste of the beer... a bit sour and strange.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
obxdude10 (2099) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2003
Actually not all that bad of a beer, almost amber in color, very little head & carbonation, body was pretty well balanced but very light, a bit of a dry taste & aftertaste with minimal bitterness, but a drinkable beer

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 24, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2006 Oil can: Clear orange color with a frothy white head, earthy grain aroma with some flowers, starts sweet and ends a little bitter. Watery texture, mild carbonation with a clean ending.

2.2
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2003
I was planning on getting Foster's because i haven't had anything from Australia yet, so i was like "ok, if i'm going to have a potentially crappy beer, i'm going to have the 'special' beer." i poured some into my glass and took a deep breath...and was rewarded with it's pungent aroma. yukko. i looked at it in the light and it actually looks nice with a deep coppery color. i winced as i started to drink it, but it wasn't that bad. somewhat fizzy with some light malty characteristics. you can definately taste the water in it. much better than i had thought it would be.

0.6
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2003
This slipped under my radar. I forgot that the last time I had this beer I recognised it as another absolute dog from the Foster's group, and therefore in keeping with most of the other beers in the stable. ABV 2.8% says most of it. Anything that is 97.2% water is rowboat beer. Thin, dry and tasteless, the offering from the can only exacerbating its metallic evil taste.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2003
This is a better offering then the lagered blue label by Fosters. This has a nice dark green label and when poured it gets a fairly sizeable off-white head with lots of retention and the color is a lightish brown/orange, kinda pale looking. Smell is faint of malty sweetness and a bit of citrusy fruit hop. Taste is well rounded for a bitter, very smooth and semi-sweet with a nice drying bitterness but is dull and not as bright and toothy as other ESB types. Feel is a very sturdy medium body with a good sweet, semi-bittering hold and finish. Not bad, its a tad lighter in the bite for a bitter, but is smooth enough to suck em down easy.

1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2003
No - Don't drink it! EET WILL KEELE YOOOO! Whatever you do, if you *do* decide to be a brave beer-man like me, DO NOT smell this stuff. Plug your nose. It smells like barf in a stopped-up bar urinal. This beer is very heavy on carbonation, and pours with a heavy "soda-pop" head (e.g. not creamy). Pretty bad stuff. It's actually worse thatn Foster's lager... And at 2.8%, why even drink this crap? (I wish I could rate aroma at a -5). It almost finishes with a drinkable flavor, but there is just too much that is wrong with this weird-ass brew to make it enjoyable. Americans that like this stuff need to be checked (Budweiser drinkers). Look... Even the Aussies hate this swill.


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