Frank (3531) - 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!!!
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - NOV 20, 2002
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not much to say. The color was darker than I thought it would be. Pretty weak otherwise though.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - NOV 20, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2002
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
jpfrog (130) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2002
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Smells like piss. Good head. Nice amber color. Not that bitter, but for a macro it is. OK, and better than reg, fosterís.
Aurelius (4723) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
I should have become worried when I saw the words íUnion Madeí on the label. The version that I had was from Canada. This was easily the worst bitter that Iíve 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.
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice light malt flavor, strawberry blond hue, very easy drinking. Doesnít resemble a lot of English Bitters. Very smooth!
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 20, 2002
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Why is this so carbonated? Anyway, this is a bad beer. what else can I say that its score doesnít.
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2002
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Greatly superior to regular Fosterís. Notwithstanding this fact, itís still mediocre.