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Foster's Special Bitter - Foster's Group Limited

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BA SCORE
68
poor

181 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 2.87
pDev: 19.51%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Foster's Group Limited visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UnionMade on 07-10-2001)
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papaglide

New York

3.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought at Consumers for $1.99 for an Oil can.

Pours into a beautiful, white frothy head that slowly dissipates leaving nice Belgian lace around the glass reminiscent of a fine English Bitter


Color is a gorgeous light amber reminiscent of a fine English Bitter. That's about where the similarity ends.


The nose yields adjuncts, sweet malt and a very small hop floweriness. Maybe grass. It is a good smell.


The taste is a sweetish, slightly toasted malt, followed by a very small possibly corny, but not bad aftertaste. The malt does shine thru and does lend a goodness to the taste.


The mouthfeel is slightly watery and light on the carbonation but not bad.

Overall, as in the style of an English Bitter, this ale is close but comes up a little short but not much. It's better than a Labatt Canadien Ale, Molson Export or any other Macro offering. If you want an English bitter get yourself a fuller's ESB. But as a swilling lawnmower beer this beer excels! It really isn't a bad beer (like any beer is bad...well maybe light beer is) But it is refreshing, quaffs easily and is not at all offensive. That being said I can get the same qualities from my Genny Cream only because its cheaper !!

Serving type: can

08-25-2007 20:06:07 | More by papaglide
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Foster's Special Bitter from Foster's Group Limited
68 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.