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Foster's Premium Ale - Foster's Group Limited

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BA SCORE
66
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337 Ratings
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Ratings: 337
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 2.81
pDev: 23.13%
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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Reviews by boilermakerbrew:
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

2.85/5  rDev +1.4%
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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Foster's Premium Ale from Foster's Group Limited
66 out of 100 based on 337 ratings.