Fiji Gold

Company info:
Fosters Group


[No website listed]

Alcohol: 4.4%
Standard drinks: TBC

Cap type: Ring-pull

Cost: I picked this up for $TBC AU

Label info: ‘Full Flavour. Full Strength. Less Calories. Less Filling’

What the label really means: Class.

The Hell-Cat review starts here

Label: Not impressive in the least. It’s like holding a pack of Benson and Hedges cigarettes. If they wanted to stick with the whole gold theme, there are better ways to go about it than making the whole blinking can gold. It doesn’t work, it’s not attractive, it made me cringe to be seen holding this.

I give it a label rating of 2 out of 10.

AROMA:  There is a persistent, strong, wheaty aroma that has hints of fermenting apples.

Taste: GLASS – Upon tasting, I immediately notice how mild this brew is. It’s very watery with a dry, dusty undercurrent that carries it along like dirty dishwasher. Let’s be honest here, this is not a great brew. For me it doesn’t even pass into worthiness. 

I give it a beer from glass rating of 4.5 out of 10.

Taste: CAN – Drinking this from the can, the brew is very much the same. Sure, it’s drinkable – I won’t deny that. It’s easy to throw back and very inoffensive. But I need more. Fiji Gold is so boring that I after every sip I put it down and walk away in the hop that some yeast in the air may somehow float past, fall in, and ferment under my nose. Perhaps then it may have something to write home about.

I give it a taste from bottle rating of 4 out of 10.

Song of choice: Try this alongside Sex Pistol’s ‘God Save the Queen

Accompanying food: Salty or chilli dishes may suit this brew. Perhaps a chilli soft-shelled crab.

Best season to appreciate: More of a Summer brew

All-nighter beer? The low carbs suggest yes (if you’re one of those weekend beer drinkers concerned with bloatiness), the lack of flavour suggest no. 

NEXT WEEK: Cascade Stout

  1. Diddlysquat says:

    Very accurate review, my sentiments indeed on this plain Jane brew. The only redeeming feature is its low carb content, probably engineered this way so not to raise the blood sugars of the poor islanders who are plagued by type 2 diabetes.


  2. Radio Q. Snivins says:

    ‘Kazoo! Look, everyone, it’s ‘Kazoo. He’s back. Kill the fatted Sigley. I think I can safely speak on behalf of everyone, ‘Kazoo, when I say we thought you’d taken up absinthe drinking, and hearing mazurkas coming from your toaster. Glad to see you’ve kicked the green fairy.


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