mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
[1693-20080907] 25.4floz can. Alcoholic grainy yeast aroma. Clear, amber orange body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Toasted grainy yeast flavour is mildly bitter with lots of skunk. Medium body. Not particularly appetizing.
douglas88 (5171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 21, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big damn can. I was desperately looking for a new tick- here I go! Pours a clear amber color with a small white head. A sweet nose of grains and honey. A sweet fairly clean flavor, some light ripeness, caramel, light bitterness. Very smooth. Decent.
BVery (5153) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 9, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
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.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 26, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Purchased single 750 ml green oil can as Fosters Bitters at Cellars Wine & Spirits in Shorewood, MN. Pours a clear golden amber brew with a thin off-white head that slowly dissipates (when served above 40 degrees) and leaves behind thin ring. Aroma of golden grain malt with some corn character, a hint of grassy hops and some light fruit. Taste is light bodied, plenty of carbonation with flavors of corn, some cereal grain and grassy hops. Finish is semi-sweet with a mild bitter aftertaste that quickly disappears.
heemer77 (5061) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - APR 18, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2006 I was surprised. Went into this biased against anything from Fosters. Pours a dark red. This has a slightly malty and metallic nose. The aroma has some caramel and dirty sweat socks. The flavor is decent with a touch of orange from the hops and some malty sweetness. There is also a little bit of a cardboard metallic taste. Finishes with a sour, lemon note. Not bad for a cheap oil can beer.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber with a taller white head. Light malt and mild floral aroma. Light in flavor and only slightly better than the regular Fosters.
PorterPounder (4955) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2008 Rerate Too much foam; funky stale fruit aroma; worn out bitter taste - similar to sucking on copper pennies. Original 2.9 Better than regular Foster’s - which is not saying a whole lot. Nice fluffy head with good lacing - a bit of a wet towel aroma to it. I like the copper color to it. Good balance of hops and malts. Overall not bad - does not stand up to British bitters of course - but a good solid effort by a macro brewer down under.
BrewDad (4505) - Olympia, USA - SEP 9, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This was a nice stiting around drinking beer but not the best I ever had by far. It just did not have a strong bitter flavor that I would have expected. The huge tin can must have it in the metal. It was nice but there was missing flavors and some off aromas.
altonbrownd (4500) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle in Greenfield, MA. Copper body with large head. Malty nose and less malt flavour. Bitterness throughout. Better than their standard fare. Sweet finish.
presario (4437) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 24, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Big head. Copper colour. Heavy lacing. Touch of salmon at first and then vegetable and hops in the aroma. Some mild hop bitterness. More vegetable flavour than malt.