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Foster's Premium Ale - Foster's Group Limited

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BA SCORE
66
poor

343 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 343
Reviews: 168
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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Reviews by boilermakerbrew:
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

2.85/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A- Pours a rather clear, copper-amber color. You can see right through this one, and about a 2 to 3 finger head forms and retains well. Lacing is pretty good.

S- Fairly malty for is color and apparent weight. First thing you get in the smell is a small amount of caramel malt before lighter flavors start to dominate. Of the lighter flavors in the scent, it seems like there is some corn, or at least corn-like smell, present. Ends with a miniature hops bitterness crispness.

T- Starts with a hint of the caramel malt from the scent, but on the lighter end of caramel malt flavor. Moves toward the lighter, grainier notes, just like in the scent, before an abbreviated hop note and a forgettable finish. Lingering flavors on the tongue include very light malts and cereal grains.

M- Medium to high in carbonation and rather thin. This one is an easy chugger. I think the amount of lighter grain flavors in this beer smooths it out a little as it lingers and lacks a crispness on the palate.

Overall, this is not an ESB. I think this fits more into the cream ale category with its low bitterness, light flavors, and light body. Not impressed, but I think it's better than regular Foster's.

Serving type: can

08-14-2013 01:49:44 | More by boilermakerbrew
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holj1x

North Carolina

2/5  rDev -28.6%

07-25-2014 15:35:57 | More by holj1x
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Spikester

Oregon

3.71/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is clear amber with three fingers of white haed that sticks around for five minutes or so. Lacing is very fine.
Smell is just average.
Taste is slightly better than average for an ESB. Malty with a good amount of earthy hops.
Mouthfeel is light to medium with average carbonation. Lightly bitter finish.
Overall if you haven't tried the oil can frim Ft. Worth you need to give it a go. Tasty ESB.

Serving type: can

07-25-2014 06:17:13 | More by Spikester
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

1.5/5  rDev -46.4%

07-20-2014 22:35:01 | More by XmnwildX12
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Texas

3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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2/5  rDev -28.6%

07-16-2014 22:04:31 | More by CptnCraptastic
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Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

07-13-2014 20:06:12 | More by Dzhill87
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Rhode Island

2.25/5  rDev -19.6%

07-13-2014 12:36:22 | More by A-Sox
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Maryland

3/5  rDev +7.1%

07-11-2014 02:38:34 | More by wrightst
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priwen

Arkansas

3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

07-09-2014 08:33:50 | More by priwen
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Florida

3/5  rDev +7.1%

07-08-2014 15:14:04 | More by DuffDaddy
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Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

07-03-2014 22:49:42 | More by SimonPuggle
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J702

Nevada

2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-29-2014 21:55:14 | More by J702
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Georgia

3/5  rDev +7.1%

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Alabama

1.5/5  rDev -46.4%

06-27-2014 01:47:23 | More by Vestlake
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Missouri

1/5  rDev -64.3%

06-23-2014 01:29:26 | More by jharris0624
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Panama

2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-20-2014 03:13:14 | More by dmorgan310
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Vogt52

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-19-2014 16:14:36 | More by Vogt52
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Gabriel_Vaughn

California

2.36/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer is purely a novelty. I picked one up at the store with that in mind, no high expectations. It looks amazing, has a nice, dark amber color. Everything else went downhill- smells like a 40 of malt liquor, tastes kind of like one as well, im not going to get into detail its just not worth it. Mouthfeel is a bit better than the taste, overall, I give this a 2.5 below average.

Serving type: can

06-19-2014 02:16:59 | More by Gabriel_Vaughn
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California

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Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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Idaho

2.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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California

1.5/5  rDev -46.4%

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Florida

3.25/5  rDev +16.1%

05-26-2014 21:17:12 | More by coopdog1000
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New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -46.4%

05-22-2014 20:20:10 | More by NJBeer265
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Foster's Premium Ale from Foster's Group Limited
66 out of 100 based on 343 ratings.