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


on tap

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RATINGS: 515   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.31   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
russ71cj5 (40) - Rhode Island, USA - FEB 3, 2002
nicely acidic. with a surprising amount of flavor. nothing super special, but just a damn good infinetly drinkable beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2002
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2002
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

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