hopophile (15) - USA - APR 4, 2003
Definetely better than orginal Foster's, but still not much to speak of. Seems a bit stale and watery. Not bad though. lasonovich (151) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 21, 2003
Nothing too special here at all really. It is a bit better than normal fosters because it has some flavour but it still isn't anything tasty. A little hint of hops and a slightly darker colour make it better than some but still not great. JoeM500 (1909) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2003
Jaymobrown ordered this riculously large can at a bar last night. It was a greyish amber color with a corny/grainy nose. Grainy and rough on my poor tastebuds, thin and metallic. Substandard beer. Jaymobrown drank the whole damn thing! ClarkVV (6962) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2004
24 oz can. Huge amount of carbonation off the bat. The smell is bittersweet, like corn syrup, but also has some club soda like mineral/metal aroma. Flavor is sharp, not as adjunct ridden as the usual American Standard. I dont see much lager quality in this, it tastes sharp from the carbonation and quite metallic. Maybe a hint of malt on the finish, which tastes like corn and honey. thegreenrooster (4627) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 13, 2004
Pours a nice copper but everything nice stops there. No real aroma or taste. Kind of tastes like the can it came in.
mjg74 (3204) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 7, 2004
Lots of foam on the pour. Pours a nice dark reddish color. Not much to it at all. Seems kinda flat. Not much flavor. Goes down easy though. frankenkitty (2014) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2005
When I popped open the oil can, the odor was so repugnant I couldn’t get near it. I took some time to give it some air and admired the almost-orange, sparkling body beneath a nice-sized, foamy white head. I read a review where somebody used "street-bum" to describe an aroma. Well, this was his funeral pyre. After a bit of time, I went back to experience the smell of burning tires doused with dank, smoldering corn husks and a few pairs of sweaty tube socks. I dove in to take a sip and was surprised by a lightly-sweet malt start followed by mild bitterness and a sour ending. Palate was thin but a little creamy and it ended dry. Further tastes revealed buttery diacetyl and I couldn’t stomach it after that.Nuffield (4245) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2005
Overall, rank and highly upsetting.
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I was really surprised at how unashamedly poor this was. I wasn’t expecting greatness, to be sure, but neither did I think it would miss the "bitter" target so completely. I like the large can--better than the taller American style malt liquor can--but it pours with all the same quality of a malt liquor, with a dubiously large head and a food coloring amber color. The aroma and flavor shout macro lager, not offensive but more boring than most. There isn’t even the rush of sweetness and grape popsicle flavors that many poor beers often provide. Just a dusty, carboard flavor reminiscent of stale marshmallows from an old box of Lucky Charms brand breakfast cereal. Average lager palate, neither creamy nor fizzy. Forget about this one. Tubbfan (147) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2005
Not sure why it’s called "Bitter". Poured great from the oil can - a dark amber with good head and lacing. Little aroma and less flavor than regular Foster’s Lager. Little, if any, malt flavor - all hops, but not "bitter" as the name suggests. Flanny (24) - Severn, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2005
I wasn’t expecting much, and got what I expected. Aussies like their beer light, like Americans, and this fits the bill. Amber in color, with a nice white head and lots of lacing. Taste is extremely light, with just a hint of malt and a hint more of hoppiness. It goes down smooth and has a dry finish. A good swilling beer. After looking and tasting from a glass, I finished it off from the oil can.