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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: 518   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.32   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2008
I had a 25.4 oz oil can of this, and was anxious to try it, considering I like Fosters other offering. It pours a transparent, golden amber color, with a initial fluffy, foamy head. It looked good, and the initial taste was good...but not for long. It tastes cheap, to be honest, mostly a bitter and lingering grainy taste. Do the hops make it that bitter? I thought it was just me, but the bitterness didnt go away, it just mellowed a bit and became slightly sweet at the finish. Nothing special about this one, just a typical brew, mostly sour, bitter and slightly sweet at the finish. I see no reason to buy this again.


2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Metalchopz (2261) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
Big can in a convenient store on my trip to Maine. Pours a clean amber colour with a foamy warm cap, decent stay and dirty lacing. Corn taste with amber beer adjunct and a light bitter finish. The smell is not very good, with a typical big macro adjunct aroma. Not bad tasting, but still a big macro that I would not have again.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GTAEgeek (1201) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2014
25.4 oz. can, given by Mason. Pours a light brown, with a big, foamy, beige head. Big bready aroma, with some earth, caramel, and rye. Very sweet and malty, with just a hint of hop bitterness. Light to medium body, sticky, and a little thin. Overall, this is a reasonably tasty beer; similar to a vienna lager, or a light brown ale.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Darkmagus82 (948) - - AUG 10, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-24-12- Poured from 750 ml can into pint glass Appearance – Pours a darker golden/amber color with a big white head. The head fades relatively quickly, leaving a decent level of lacing. Smell – The aroma is very light overall. It consists of some lighter bready notes as well as a very light grassy hop smell. Taste – The taste begins with a malty and sweet flavor. The malt is of a bready nature with the sweet being a mix of a corn and caramel. Toward the middle of the taste, it intensifies in sweetness with more caramel and corn coming to the tongue. In the end, a lighter haylike and grassy hop flavor bring some bitterness to the tongue. For the most part it would have been nice, except that with the hop flavors at the end there is a rather off papery flavor that pulls away from the rest. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is rather average in terms of creaminess as well as carbonation. Both are rather nice for the style and make it rather easy drinking. Overall – OK. If it wasn’t for the paper taste that comes to the tongue at the end it would actually be a beer I would go to on more occasion as a session, but since the taste is there, I would likely take something else.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
obguthr (3763) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Rubbery garbage disposal smell. Clear dark amber, thick lacy head. Stale malt flavor, vanilla, tinny. Grassy cherries finish. Not great.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JHeath99 (911) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Giant can from the grocery store. Pours a super transparent amber with a thick layer of off white head. Aroma of cheap malts and a hint of lemon. Taste pretty much the same as the aroma but way more malty.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jow (2086) - New York, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Last second nab at market. This was almost my 2k that would have been unremarkable. Pours clear amber with frothy head. Nose is grainy and metallic. Tastes caramel, metal, light florals, grainy, and some hop bitterring. Slight sticky palate come in nice big can.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
generallee08 (641) - New York, USA - JUN 21, 2014
It has a very clear and bright golden color with a tall foamy head. The head slowly fades down to a very thin layer that just hangs on until the last sip and makes only some spotty and slick lacing on the glass. The aroma is semi-sweet and grainy with a slightly floral hops in the background. Its flavor has a somewhat sweet with husky and grainy alcoholic malt and very mild hops that add more bitterness than flavor. Its finish is quick and grainy The texture is slightly thick and smooth with average carbonation and a medium body.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerman6686 (4302) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Poured a straw color with a white head. Aroma of cardboard, pale malt, and grass. Flavor similar, not good but better than regular.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
eRock_2013 (213) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 3, 2014
For being a cheap and unsophisticated beer, this is decent, has more of a full flavor than your average macro lager. Appearance is nice full caramel bronze color, although Foster's admits on the label that they cheated by adding caramel color. At least they're honest, although knowing the beer you're drinking is partially artificial is a little unsettling overall. Either way aroma is metallic, taste likewise has metallic notes to a grainy and moderately bitter flavor. Finish is not clean, didn't strike me as refreshing overall. Don't go out of your way to try it.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Headbanger (3278) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2014
Oil Can (Old Notes)-Pours amber with a small head. Aroma of corn and grains. Taste of the same. This beer is pretty pathetic.


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