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Foster's Premium Ale - Foster's Group Limited

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BA SCORE
66
poor

376 Ratings
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Ratings: 376
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 2.81
pDev: 22.78%
Wants: 3
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Foster's Group Limited visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: hustlesworth on 06-08-2008

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2.3/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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3.13/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From an "oil can" dated June 2015.

Aroma is a bit funky and grainy. Pour is nice clear light Amber with a full white head. Head dissipated quickly, but left attractive lacing on the glass. The taste is better than the smell, however, it is bitey and grainy. Best drunk ice cold, it becomes more bitter and less fulsome as it warms.

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2.76/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Ratings are correct below, but I changed some marks above to make the final rating as correct as possible with Beer Advocate's "revamped" system. The 2.76 overall rating is correct.

Type: 25.4-oz. can
Glass: Karl Strauss pint glass
From: Vons in Pacific Beach (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $2.00 (w/ Vons card)
Purchased: Dec. 22, 2014
Consumed: Dec. 22, 2014
Misc.: Best by May 11, 2015

Poured a honey, orange, clear color with 3-to-4 fingers of khaki white, frothy head. An average amount of bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Minimal lacing on the sides of the glass. Average retention. (Sight - 3.25)

Smell was rather bland. Worked for it and got light caramel, grainy malts and apple. (Smell - 2.50)

Tasted bitter, boozy, metallic malts up front. Also some red apple, sugary caramel and earthy grains. (Taste - 2.88)

Medium body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Bitter, abrupt finish. (Feel - 2.50)

Not a big fan of this beer, especially for the style (Beer Advocate labels it an ESB). If it was an AAL, I might have it a tad higher, but just not that good. (Overall - 2.75)

2.76 | 65 | C

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Foster's Premium Ale from Foster's Group Limited
66 out of 100 based on 376 ratings.