Brewed by Fosters Brewing (CUB)
Style: English Pale Ale
Southbank, Victoria, Australia
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 529   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.32   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 3, 2002
People bag on Foster’s 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 I’d buy it again. Oh. One more thing. 2.8% abv means you can drink a ton of these! Rock on!!!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - NOV 20, 2002
Not much to say. The color was darker than I thought it would be. Pretty weak otherwise though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - NOV 20, 2002
Nose of flowers, caskwood, resin, caramel and just a hint of dried fruit. Pours a clear flat orange. The huge off-white fluffy head is mostly lasting with good lacing. The flavor though balanced is way to shallow for this style. The middle is flowery and soapy with a very average finish. The medium oily body is fizzy and finishes metallic. A poor representative of an excellent style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2002
Thin, thin thin thin; tasted of tin. the light bitterness was thin. the malts were thin. Palate - thin. The best thing about this was the big fizzy head and the gorgeous sheets of lace that totally covered the glass. Otherwise, THIN.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2002
Smells like piss. Good head. Nice amber color. Not that bitter, but for a macro it is. OK, and better than reg, foster’s.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Aurelius (4497) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2002
I should have become worried when I saw the words ’Union Made’ on the label. The version that I had was from Canada. This was easily the worst bitter that I’ve ever had. Tasted like the lager with a bit more sugar thrown in. But it came in an oilcan which could easily be smuggled onto Amtrak. Clingy, thin palate. Buy the lager instead.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2002
Nice light malt flavor, strawberry blond hue, very easy drinking. Doesn’t resemble a lot of English Bitters. Very smooth!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2002
Why is this so carbonated? Anyway, this is a bad beer. what else can I say that its score doesn’t.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2002
Greatly superior to regular Foster’s. Notwithstanding this fact, it’s still mediocre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trappist (284) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2002
Well I love bitters, but I have drank much better than this one. It is not the worst bitter I have ever had though, it does however have a nice clean taste to it, but not the dry bite I was used to that most bitters produce. I want to try it one more time however.

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