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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: 533   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.32   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TChrome (1439) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2003
I was kinda excited about this brew til I discovered the 2.8% ABV. Oh well. Beer pours up nice cooper color with big white fluffy head. Brew is a bit on the carbonated side. Aroma is mostly non-existant with a very light hop, floral scent. Flavor is OK. Initial flavor is lighly sweet and the finish is lightly bitter. Not the worst, but with the very low ABV, what's the point?

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2003
The other Oil Can is better than his brother. Some mild flavor and nicer looking beer. Drinkable.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
freekyp (1568) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2003
UPDATED: APR 15, 2012 Amber body with pure white, quickly dissipating head. Rather shitty overall. Slight bitterness on middle on tongue on initial swallow. Slight metallic grassy hop finish. Watery body.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUN 6, 2003
white head with a nice amber body. A nice malty aroma. Had a watered down hoppy taste with a sweet subtleness to it.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
Ernest (6574) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2006 Can. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear light amber. Aroma is lightly malty (grain), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs), with notes of DMS and plastic. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, metallic. Nearly undrinkable...horribly unclean aftertaste. Worse than I remember.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holdwine (1116) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2003
I guess you could call it "special", 'cause it does come in an oil can. Other than that, Fosters has managed to bring big beer production to a style that is better off wihtout the attention. This is a passable, average beer. Their attempt at a tasty bitter falls well short of the mark.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Norton (329) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2003
Love the big fat can! Makes me feel like Mini-Me holding a regular beer! Semi-orangy color, surprisingly decent head forms, but not creamy. Nice bite, but very drinkable. I have not been unknown to throw down a few of these at parties just to try to look cool.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Cobra (1100) - - MAY 1, 2003
Another big disappointment from Fosters. Had it in the oil can, 25 oz. size. It's a nasty as it's big, blue cousin. Pours out thin and watery, horse-piss yellow, with no head to speak of. Had the aroma of old gym socks steeped in peppermint tea. Cheesy tasting hops leave your mouth feeling fuzzy and tasting nasty. I'd stay away from this one too, gang. Save your money. Bitter in a can? An outrage, if you ask me.


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