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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: 517   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.32   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2012
It’s kinda hard to rate this one because for a pale ale it’s pretty lacking in body and way over-carbonated. With that said, I think it tastes like a pretty interesting Euro-lager rather than an insipid pale ale. The nose does have a bit of biscuit and apple that reminds me of an English pale ale, but other than that its pretty clean and malty with a nice dose of bittering hops. From a glass (as a pale ale) it gets a 2/5 maybe, but drinking it cold from a can is pretty good so I split the difference with the rating.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
maxwelldeux (3539) - Everett, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2012
I’m surprised at the style. This seemed so much like a cheap lager that it tasted like cooled urine. Not a fan.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BVery (6069) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 25.4 oz can. Clear orange-amber pour with a slightly spotty white head. Aroma and taste are light yeast, grain, and mild caramel. Far from good, but not offensive either.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Evangelion2014 (13) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Smell is faint aroma of hops and typical ’macro smell’. Color is a deep orangish gold with a semi permanant soapy head and moderate bubbles from carbonation. Taste is of some faint cooked veggies, some pale malts and a finish of a twang of metal and a reasonable ammount of hop bite. Much better than I was expecting it to be and better than the regular fosters with a much heftier body. It’s not going to be rated best pale ale any time soon, but the extreme hate for this reeks of snobbishness, for what it is and the price point it’s a decent choice.

0.9
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
DruncanVeasey (7134) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2012
Stubby 24oz can from Big Save split with Matt (and the plughole) at the house in Kaua’i, 27/08/12.. Copper with a slim but lacing off-white cap. Aroma of crusty, sundried, sea-soaked swimming shorts...something unspeakably nasty, cooked mussel meat and candlewax. Rusty, sweet breakfast cereal, slimy, shredded wheat flavour. Tesco bitter? Truly horrendous.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
b3shine (5301) - Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Oil can to pint (from notes). Looks fine; a transparent dark gold with white head that quickly dissipates into lacing. Smells and Tastes like regular Fosters, only a little richer and maltier (which is a good thing). Average on the palate. A major improvement from regular Fosters, and good for what it is.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Really not that bad, better than regular Fosters. Nice hint of caramel on the backside.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (2064) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Pours a dark gold with short lasting foamy head. Decent malty flavor, a little richer than their normal lager. Slight lingering aftertaste stays on the tongue. Very pleased with this brew.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Minderbinder (1740) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 3, 2012
Can 25.4 oz. Pours clear brown with high creamy white head. Aroma is of grain, malt. Taste is of grain, malt, caramel. Overall: Not very good. Ligth body. Caramel colorant is listed into ingredients. Jeez.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
luttonm (2192) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JUL 31, 2012
The big can, from a Queens bodega. Darker yellow pour, metallic grain and some hops. hugely macro but it is at least an ale with some character. Grassy bittering finish, metallic funk. eh


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