beastdog75 (363) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - AUG 8, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beautiful appearance which was easily the best thing this beer had going for it...otherwise pretty average. Still, better than regular Fosters.
garrison (792) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It's better than "Fosters Lager", but still wimpy for a bitter.
cAPSLOCK (156) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
obxdude10 (2099) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 24, 2003
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
ericnixon (741) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2003
2.2 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2003
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
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.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2003
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
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.