CH-303 (2229) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 8, 2013 walkingstd (20) - - MAR 29, 2012
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Despite being a very crap beer this was a life saver! Crisp and cold, that's all you need in Fiji
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Appearance: Light golden, clear. Ok amount of off-white head.
Aroma: Slight hops and malt, some sweetness.
Taste: Better than the non-export, but quote light on the hops and malt, and this one not a bitter either.
Info: 355ml can, 29/5-2013, BB: 25/10-2013 fletchfighters (1527) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2012
Make this short and sweet. Had several good cans while in Fiji. Not A beers but C- area on this beer. Very similar to the Flagship beer of CUB Pacific in Fiji, Fiji Bitter. Just a little sweeter and not as cidery as FB is.
My Export bitter was just bad, awful bad. Vinegar and plastic smell and it went from there. Undrinkable. Sour vinegar, burnt plastic and scorched vegetables. Returned to bar and got a Fiji Bitter.
Was good in a Hammock on South Sea Island and that is OK with me.
drpimento (3627) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Bitter?!?!?! Don’t know where they get that other than a pure marketing gimmick as there’s only a smidgen of bitterness that’s dominated by wet carboard, spoiled fruit and old bread dough sweetness. Poured at a good temperature and with a foamy, frothy, off-white head that soon settles and some lace. Color is an 18 k gold with a couple of bubble trails. Aroma was sweet and had the above qualities a bit muted. Body is a little thick and the little bitterness there is clashes in some odd ways with the carbonic tang and cloying sweetness. Finish is not short enough. I need the medicinal effects so I will soldier on thru this, tough guy that I am.
jgb9348 (6249) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2011
Clear golden coloured body with a white head and a little bit of bubbles rising from the bottom. Mild malt and cardboardie smells with a touch of light sugars. Light-bodied; Some mild malt notes with a very subdued sweetness and no complexity at all, just watery tastes. Aftertaste shows almost nothing except for cool ocean breezes and a touch of water - maybe a touch of malt and alcohol. Overall, not very good and very passable - once again, Fiji Bitter was better than the other three (including this) that I sampled. I sampled this 33 cL can sampled at the Octopus Resort on Waya Island (Yasawa Chain) in Fiji on 15-20 August 2009 on my honeymoon.
allanbowers (93) - melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2011
This is widely available in can form all over Fiji for not much money. Exactly what you would expect from mass market beer. Pretty much tasteless. When you taste this you can understand why this particular beer hasnt broken out of Fiji. mkel07 (5949) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2011
375ml can. Pretty much what I expected however it did carry a bit more body and colour than expected. Amber gold with a sudsy soapy white head. Grassy cereal aroma and thin in the mouth with a sweet dry finish. jarow (237) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2011
Can. Pours a light golden with a short-lived white head. Not much difference between this and the domestic Fiji Bitter. Slightly more grain and slightly less sweet when consumed side by side. Tastes a bit thinner. DuffMan (10421) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2009
Fiji Export—very similar to Fiji Bitter, but a tad less sweet (or should that be a tad more watery?) with a metallic tinny note in the finish. You would think that being available only in cans should add points for freshness in a tropical climate. Nope. madquacker (1143) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2009
This was a watery mess. Not even the chemical tastes of normal Fiji Bitter. Water and some malt. That is about it. Stick to the better Fiji Bitter if holidaying in fiji.