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Foster's Premium Ale - Foster's Group Limited

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BA SCORE
66
poor

335 Ratings
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Ratings: 335
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 2.81
pDev: 23.49%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: hustlesworth on 06-08-2008)
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Avagadro

New Jersey

2.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A: This beer is surprisingly sexy. I was expecting pale straw, but received copper. Lacing is lively and active, but the head could use a bit of retention. Sexy nonetheless.

S: Yeast bite, a touch of cereal grains, and a dash of creamed corn.

T: Not what I was expecting. This is much too clean to be an ale, I'm calling shananegans. To me, this seems like a flawed amber lager, falling somewhere between Yuengling and High Life. The creamed corn that was in the nose has become the dominate player.

M: Very light and clean, with a touch of lively carbonation.

D: Not a terrible beer, but I wouldn't say that it's worth importing, we've got plenty of our own swill already. This would be a fine beer for whenever else a lifeless, imbalanced brew is called for.

EDIT: Immediately after reviewing this beer, I checked out the can and found the description, "Ale with caramel color added." In my eyes, this is cheating. Since this copper color was based on lies, rather than malt, I am deducting 2.5 points from the appearance score, bringing it from a 4.5 to a 2.

Serving type: can

12-02-2010 03:34:28 | More by Avagadro
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Foster's Premium Ale from Foster's Group Limited
66 out of 100 based on 335 ratings.