wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I used to drink these in grad school because i thought they were
better than the lager. I got a big surprise on this one. The appearance
is actually nice when not viewed through the opening in the top of
a can wrapped in a paper bag. Nice lacey head. Had a nice floral
hop aroma, and tastes really good. Nice citrous and pine flavors intermingled
with a lovely malted flavor. I doubt seriously that the one I consumed
had only 2.8 ABV--maybe thatís what it is in Utah or something. I was
really surprised with how good this beer was. I may even keep the next one i buy
wrapped in the paper bag just for old timeís sake.
PorterPounder (6291) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2008 Rerate Too much foam; funky stale fruit aroma; worn out bitter taste - similar to sucking on copper pennies. Original 2.9 Better than regular Fosterís - which is not saying a whole lot. Nice fluffy head with good lacing - a bit of a wet towel aroma to it. I like the copper color to it. Good balance of hops and malts. Overall not bad - does not stand up to British bitters of course - but a good solid effort by a macro brewer down under.
MrGregAD199 (65) - Medford, Oregon, USA - JAN 2, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
not much better than the regular fosterís shit...have fun avoiding this one!
Radek Kliber (6691) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 1, 2003
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Gee . What should I say . I had no pleasure of drinking that BIG can at all . Anoying to stomach and my tatse buds . Very simple , very no no .
Catadobe (112) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2002
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Iíd have to say as far as Fosters goes this is one of their better brews, still abit fizzy for my tast buds but for the strenght not to bad.
khayman70 (154) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a beer that stands out in my mind, but a drinkable brew on a hot day.
psychodrama311 (122) - petaluma, Nevada, USA - DEC 16, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
not a horrible beer..but the tin flavor is a bit strong at tymes. and sometymes you just canít get over it.
Frank (3470) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2005 I had this again and looked at my original rating. It makes me laugh but it a sad way. Anyway, itís decent enough for what it is. Iím still giving bonus points for the megacan but not a five. Oh--by the way, I had it rated a 3.8.
Original: Iíve drank this quite a few times and I would have given this a 5 in appearance just because of the huge oil can it comes in. Tonight, I finally poured it in a glass and Iím still giving it a 5. Deep rich brownish amber color. Great head that leaves big chunks of lace on the side of the glass. Very mild flavor and aroma with just a hint of ale-fruityness.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 3, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
People bag on Fosterís all the time, but I think the bitter is really good. I wish it came bottled, but I was pleased nonetheless. (The can is pretty cool, though.) Exactly how a bitter should taste. Fruity nose, medium body, enough malt presence to balance the hops, and of course, a hoppy finish. I liked this stuff, and Iíd buy it again. Oh. One more thing. 2.8% abv means you can drink a ton of these! Rock on!!!