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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: 518   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.32   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GABeerMan (48) - HOSCHTON, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2002
Smoother and better tasting than Fosters Lager

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gpolice99 (32) - Arizona, USA - APR 18, 2002
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!

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nate (3710) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2002
Much better than the lager. Only had it from the can - and I generally don’t like canned beer. Dry and not too watery.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - APR 9, 2002
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.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxhits (172) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - MAR 29, 2002
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.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Caton (160) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2002
They have stoped making this beer, what a loss to the world of beer.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Elteefor99 (10) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2002
An easy to drink beer with a nice head. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have as much flavor as I would like.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OD40oz (773) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - MAR 4, 2002
Liked the tasted a little better than the lager but it wasnt bitter at all and there wasnt enough alcohol in it.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerdrinkingking (47) - Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2002
similar to fosters but not much for taste or alcohol

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2002
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.


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