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


on tap

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RATINGS: 554   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2007
I knew that RB would destroy this one. Was pleased with this fine pale ale. If all sporting events, bars and grills would serve this kind of beer instead of the swill. It was priced right too. Good intro beer for your BMC people in your circle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scanman (150) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - JUN 23, 2006
A little too malty, not really bitter. Very sweet as I was expecting something a little hoppy with a bite. Not bad for a mass produced lager. Much better than some of the watered down american lagers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2004
oil can. head nothing special....just like the taste and appearance. it was either this or miller lite.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2005
Not sure why itís called "Bitter". Poured great from the oil can - a dark amber with good head and lacing. Little aroma and less flavor than regular Fosterís Lager. Little, if any, malt flavor - all hops, but not "bitter" as the name suggests.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Precept53 (147) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Not bad, but not great either. Nice amout of hops, but somewhat skunky aroma. Somewhat thin mouthfeel. decent copper color.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
altkencru (143) - USA - NOV 3, 2005
A nice change from Fosterís Lager, but nothing spectacular. Again, the size of the can and the price make this a good find in a pinch.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Botnik (142) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 25, 2010
25.4oz can. Clear medium amber with a nice full head. Looks good in the glass. Malty and a bit sweet. subtle but decent hops. Some years ago, this was one of my crossover beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CJfromPhilly (140) - Aston, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2012
25.4 oz "oil can". Pours a really nice copper color along the lines of a microbrewed pale ale. I was going to rate this higher in appearance until I saw the words "caramel color added" on the side of the can. Kinda like cheating IMHO. Iím not getting much of an aroma at all on this brew, but there is some rather lively carbonation. First sip brings a sharp metallic bitterness, almost Saaz hops like, with a mild malty backbone, and a strong bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is decent, not heavy or watery. Overall, for a mass produced beer, this is well...decent. Not up to the standards of SNPA or Daleís Pale Ale, but I could see myself being quite content being at a cookout & washing down some grilled food with these.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
vodka4blood (135) - Miltonboro, Vermont, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Here you have a baseline beer, completely average in every respect. Good thing it costs the same as a regular Fosters oil can, or else I would feel ripped off right now.........

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
sneezey (135) - Hackettstown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2007
Orangish color, very flat. Smells a bit odd then it hits you. Argh - burnt smouldering rubber inner tube taste with a strong dose of rotting cabbage in an old pair of wet sneakers. After about 4-5 sips no taste at all. None. Total numbness of the mouth and gums. Perhaps a bit of novacaine was snuck in there. Wrong. Drastically wrong. Totally avoid since the numbness just doesnít kick in enough to have to suffer through the noxious fumes at the start.

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