Foster's Special Bitter | Foster's Group Limited

Foster's Special BitterFoster's Special Bitter
BA SCORE
2.82/5
234 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#43,899
Reviews:
173
Ratings:
234
pDev:
20.21%
Bros Score:
2.88
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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Photo of OzmanBey
3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I am not sure but everyone gets this at least ounce in their life and it is a good starter beer into the bitter world but ounce you have a few top quality beers you quickly move on. Not bad but not great either.

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Photo of BeckHardy
1.24/5  rDev -56%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Other than having caramel coloring added please see my review for the original Foster's.

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Photo of fthegiants
2/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
2.64/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mikr
3.7/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NavyVet1959
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%
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 +1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Oidmoe
3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Mebuzzard
2.69/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SFNC
2.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 31Sam13
3.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brenden
2.71/5  rDev -3.9%
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 +1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jooler
3/5  rDev +6.4%
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 -6.4%

Photo of NorCalAussie
2.25/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of Stuckey_Stuckey
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of Lovethemhopps
2/5  rDev -29.1%

Photo of Sellen
2.75/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of MeisterSmudge
3/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of pixarnick
3.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Damian74
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of Georgiabeer
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of Twpsyn
2.25/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of Noelito76
2/5  rDev -29.1%

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Foster's Special Bitter from Foster's Group Limited
Beer rating: 2.82 out of 5 with 234 ratings
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