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 (761) - 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.
beerdrinkingking (47) - Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2002
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
similar to fosters but not much for taste or alcohol
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad ale from down under as the malt was kept in check by the bitterness. It did seem a little overcarbonated and that played games with its smoothness.
russ71cj5 (40) - Rhode Island, USA - FEB 3, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nicely acidic. with a surprising amount of flavor. nothing super special, but just a damn good infinetly drinkable beer.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Re-Rate 01/20/02: Pours a nice deep amber, generous head and nice lace. Nose is malt, hints of citrus?, start is malt, the middle is light to medium, and the finish is nicely hopped, acidic and moderate to high carbonation. Clean and fresh, personally, I kind of like this beer, no not a world beater, but good none the less.
Darkover (1511) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2003 amber with a pretty big head that lasts. There's nothing really special about it and its not bitter either. But its not bad either
jpm8920 (152) - Park Ridge, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2001
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20