Oakes (13156) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2000
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bronze mainstream ale, with a touch of fruit.
bhensonb (12016) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 10, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brewed and canned in Canada (25.4 oz). Light grassy, hoppy aroma. Clear amber color with a creamy off-white head. Starts with a malty flavor that is somewhat balanced towards the finish by hop. Better than any mass produced common American products.
Tmoney99 (11587) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 3, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big can. Poured dark amber with an average frothy white head that lasted. Moderate malty resin aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Well balanced flavor with a medium finish. Drinkable brew.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 9, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2011
Name: Special Bitter
Date: September 08, 2007
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear amber, fine white head, thick drippy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with earthy hops
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, well balanced with earthy hops, long bitter finish
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 9/20
Score: ** /4
Ratman197 (10678) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2007
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Oil can poured a clear amber with a small l,asting ivory head. Aromas of carmel and fruitiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel and light fruitiness with a crisp lightly sweet finish. Decent session beer. Iwas pleasently surprised.
BeerandBlues2 (10531) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber colored ale with a foamy white head. Hoppy and malty aromas. Sweetly bitter and buttery flavors. Clean and smooth palate. This ale is much better than Fosters Lager.
daknole (10045) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Big ass can. Apricot colored with a white head. A roma is very malty and a bit odd...chemical in a way. Flavor is pretty bland...some light malts and light hops. Damn am I glad I didn’t have to drink the whole can.
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2008
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 mL "oil can." Fuck, these oil cans make the initial pour
difficult. Um... well... the initial pour is clear amber with
3/4 of the glass being head. Decent head retention and nice
lacing. Corny aroma with some sublte leafy hop notes. Taste is
bitter hops, caramel and lots of corn. A very nice effort from
Foster’s, but it still has that macro thing going on. It is
better than Bud American Ale, so, it has that going for it.
hopscotch (9954) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can... Clear golden ale with a small, fluffy, white head. Long lasting tight retention. Minerally, metallic nose. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. Metallic bitterness hardly buffers intense corn and cereal grain sweetness. Sweet finish.
Dogbrick (9109) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was definitely better than I was expecting, although it was not very special or bitter. Brownish orange with a very thick foamy head that dissipated quicker than I expected. Light hops aroma. Flavor was really not bitter in any way, it was rather mellow with a malt presence. A little tinny and thin which I WAS expecting. Dry, lightly fruity finish. Overall I think if they tweaked this one a little it would be worth another try but as it stands it is kind of mundane.