Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
scanman (150) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - JUN 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
oil can. head nothing special....just like the taste and appearance. it was either this or miller lite.
Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2005
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
Precept53 (147) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad, but not great either. Nice amout of hops, but somewhat skunky aroma. Somewhat thin mouthfeel. decent copper color.
altkencru (143) - USA - NOV 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Botnik (142) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 25, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
CJfromPhilly (140) - Aston, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
sneezey (135) - Hackettstown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2007
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
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.
ZiggyG (131) - Gladstone, Oregon, USA - JAN 24, 2007
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can: Pours golden near transparent. Little bubbly head dissipates quickly. Not much smell, what there is is similiar to a macro lager, light grain. Less flavor than I had hoped for. Not enough bitterness to give it a good bite. Was well carbonated but it didnít have much mouth feel, pretty thin and watery. Pretty average, good alternative to macro lager for the price.