cathcacr (622) - Oregon, USA - JUN 17, 2002
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2005 Not exactly sure what to make of this one. Supposed to be bitter, and maybe I just have a different definition of bitter, because this is more on the sweet side. (Same with the ESB’s I’ve had.) Nice orange-brown color, and this one got a pretty big head on it pouring from its 25 oz. can. Pretty mild in the taste, thin and watery in the body. Did a reasonably good job covering up the adjuncts with whatever is supposed to make it ’bitter.’ About average overall; above-average for a macro.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2002
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 2/20
Amber color, bitter to the taste (as billed), a little bit dry, not too pleasing.
GABeerMan (48) - HOSCHTON, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2002
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smoother and better tasting than Fosters Lager
gpolice99 (32) - Arizona, USA - APR 18, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I liked Regular Foster’s ,but this one is smoother,and Tastes Even BETTER than the lager! the English Bitter is a good way to go!
Nate (3470) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2002
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Much better than the lager. Only had it from the can - and I generally don’t like canned beer. Dry and not too watery.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2002
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I was actually surprised by this one. I figured it would be Australian for wallabee piss but shone above fosters other beers. Not very bitter, but not bad. Looks really good with a nice head, goes down easy but doesn’t leave much of a lasting impression.
maxhits (172) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - MAR 29, 2002
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This medium-bodied ale pours with a deep honey color and produces a thick pillowy head that will lace up your glass. It features a soft, fruity nose with some hop aroma. Despite its name, this ale is not very bitter. There is a little initial fruit sweetness in the mouth, and the beer finishes to a somewhat dry, bitter finish. I found this beer to be quite delicious, and I definitely enjoy this Special Bitter ale and find it to be a superior beverage when compared to the blue-label Foster’s Lager. Compare in flavor to Bass Pale Ale, only think of something a little less fruity and a little more bitter.
Caton (160) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2002
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
They have stoped making this beer, what a loss to the world of beer.
Elteefor99 (10) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2002
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An easy to drink beer with a nice head. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have as much flavor as I would like.
OD40oz (750) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - MAR 4, 2002
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Liked the tasted a little better than the lager but it wasnt bitter at all and there wasnt enough alcohol in it.