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Foster's Premium Ale - Foster's Group Limited

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BA SCORE
66
poor

341 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 341
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 2.8
pDev: 23.57%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | 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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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: Absolutely translucent copper/amber color with lots of effervescence and a thin soapy off-white head.

Aroma: If I didn't know any better I'd call this one a lager based on the smell. Yeasty with a faint malt sweetness. Plain but very lageresque.

Taste: Pretty similar to the regular Foster's Lager. Some corn adjunct flavor and a metallic tinge. I will say it has more bitterness than its lager counterpart. Somewhere in the vicinity of 20 IBUs but it doesn't linger at all like a true ale of this style would. A somewhat smooth finish and lingering crystal malt flavor but it's very subtle.

Mouthfeel: It's got some decent body to it at about medium in thickness. Average drinkability but too much carbonation.

Final Thoughts: If you want to know what a macro-ale tastes like, look no further than Foster's Premium Ale. Would I drink it again? Unlikely.

Serving type: can

03-07-2013 00:59:35 | More by JamesMN
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Foster's Premium Ale from Foster's Group Limited
66 out of 100 based on 341 ratings.