Foster's Special Bitter | Foster's Group Limited

BA SCORE
70
okay
195 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor
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Foster's Special BitterFoster's Special Bitter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Foster's Group Limited
Australia
fosters.com.au

Style: English Bitter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by UnionMade on 07-10-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
195
Reviews:
146
Avg:
2.86
pDev:
19.58%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 195 |  Reviews: 146
Photo of fthegiants
2/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
2.64/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BeckHardy
1.6/5  rDev -44.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Poured from the oilcan into a pint glass. Clear amber appearance with a off white frothy head that dissipates quickly. Virtually no lacing left around the sides of the glass. The aroma was very faint. It had a very odd taste and lots of carbonation resulting in numerous belches. The after taste was even worse. The mouth feel was thin and the finish very watery. This is best drunk at very cold temperatures and on a very hot day will get you bombed. Heck it isn't even a real bitter but a lager as most Australian beers are. It is a step up from regular Fosters but barely. Don't let yourself be fooled. This is a bad beer.

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Photo of mikr
3.7/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NavyVet1959
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Definitely better than regular Fosters, but not what I would call a "great" beer. Still, it's a quite a bit better than any of the American mass market beers (e.g. Bud, Miller, Coors, etc). But then again, even regular Fosters is better than *them*. I think that the version we get is make in Fort Worth these days, so technically, I guess it's an American beer with Aussie influence. I'll still buy it in a pinch, so I guess that says *something*.

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Photo of Urk1127
2.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Mebuzzard
2.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SFNC
2.97/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 31Sam13
3.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brenden
2.71/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not the bronze or brown color of some, neither is this beer extremely pale; it's pretty much an even copper, clear and fairly bright. The head is a bit more than expected, a bubbly off-white foam that might top at half a finger. Retention is above average, and the little bit of lace left clinging may just be as well.
The aroma, as expected, is pretty light and altogether unexceptional. Tangy fruit esters, grainy dryness and mineral make up the nose, while the flavor is marred by something not quite vegetal and the mineral aspect taken to metallic proportions. It seems like someone made an effort with hops, though it went wrong and only made it a little sulphuric.
IT's a little slick and dry at the same time, though it evens out and goes to a cleaner semi-dry in a light but almost medium body. It goes into a quick finish.

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Photo of Winston3737
2.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jooler
3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not really an ale, it's more like an India pale lager. Has a really hoppy lager taste to it

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Photo of corywalston
2.64/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Lovethemhopps
2/5  rDev -30.1%

Photo of MeisterSmudge
3/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of pixarnick
3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Damian74
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Georgiabeer
2.5/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Twpsyn
2.25/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of Noelito76
2/5  rDev -30.1%

Photo of Lobina
3.75/5  rDev +31.1%

Photo of krome
3.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of LXIXME
3/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of Jame515
2.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Nihilistkid
3/5  rDev +4.9%

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Foster's Special Bitter from Foster's Group Limited
2.86 out of 5 based on 195 ratings.
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