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Foster's Premium Ale - Foster's Group Limited

Foster's Premium AleFoster's Premium Ale

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BA SCORE
67
poor

312 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 312
Reviews: 166
rAvg: 2.84
pDev: 22.54%


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 pistola:
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pistola

Ohio

3.35/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

IMHO, Far better than the blue can.

Pours nice with plenty of head that lasts.

Smell is ok.

I think the taste is good with hints of Carmel and bitter hops.

Clean finish.

I kinda like it!!

Overall, not the best ale in the world, but certainly drinkable and goes good with a nice Partagas or Cohiba. I enjoyed it.

Serving type: can

07-20-2012 20:08:34 | More by pistola
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Beerlover

Minnesota

3/5  rDev +5.6%

04-23-2014 04:42:15 | More by Beerlover
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SteveMcQueen36

California

2.44/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I haven't tried Fosters before this "oil can". I was told this tastes just like VB (Victoria Bitter) another Australian beer that's hard to find in the US. I didn't like it. Too sour, too flat, no smell... I did not enjoy. Perhaps, I would like regular Fosters in the blue can. I don't think I am going to be trying that out anytime soon.

Serving type: can

04-21-2014 16:49:02 | More by SteveMcQueen36
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PvtSnowball

Florida

3.29/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

25.4 ounce can for 2 bucks.

A: Nice amber color with a 1 finger head and good retention.

S: A little bit of hops and malt but not much.

T: Moderate bitterness and sweetness. Caramel/Honey? Really not too bad at all.

M: Smooth and somewhat rich.

O: I am really surprised by this one. Didn't think Foster's had it in them. At two dollars it's a good bargain. Might buy this again.

Serving type: can

04-16-2014 23:57:53 | More by PvtSnowball
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

3.01/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled tonight on 3/27/14. Comes in a 750ml ( 25.4 ounce) 'oil can'. Never had this one before, just the regular blue Foster's. can chilled down to 36 degrees in my beer cooler and poured into a handled glass stein.

Pours a deep copper gold with a thin beige head. Some spotty lacing was seen but just near the top of the brew when sipped. The aroma is of malts with some hops. Nothing special. The taste is the same with the malts right up from followed by a hint of corn sweetness and a slightly dry finish that was a little 'hoppy'. Overall, not a big deal.

Serving type: can

03-28-2014 03:20:26 | More by BeerWithMike
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joe12pk

Michigan

3.21/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Green oil can

A - Deep gold (caramel color added). 1 inch head doesn't last but for a few minutes. Lacing is minimal.

S - A little malt.

T - Corn, hops, and a malty backdrop dominate with a nice dry finish.

M - Medium and smooth.

O - Got this for $2. Beats the snot out of the bland Heineken that costs a buck more. If you enjoy a pleasant, hoppy brew like me, kick back and enjoy!

Serving type: can

03-20-2014 03:19:04 | More by joe12pk
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theteleman

California

2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

03-15-2014 04:35:32 | More by theteleman
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Storning

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

03-04-2014 12:59:52 | More by Storning
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3/5  rDev +5.6%

03-03-2014 01:51:09 | More by Whiskeydeez
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sgttibbs

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

03-02-2014 19:58:14 | More by sgttibbs
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Eighty

Washington

1/5  rDev -64.8%

02-24-2014 21:50:07 | More by Eighty
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nikhilshetty007

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev +14.4%

02-21-2014 17:26:55 | More by nikhilshetty007
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

2.21/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Poured into an Irish pint glass.

Look: Deep copper color. Cream colored head that recedes very slowly leaving a light film. Decent lines of watery lacing.

Aroma: Vague, faint malts with slight hops on the back end. Barely detectable toffee sweetness.

Taste: Malts and toasted grains up front. Hop bitterness soon follows. Metallic finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, somewhat sticky and carbonated.

Overall: The beer looks decent, but not much of a flavor profile.

Serving type: can

02-19-2014 17:17:33 | More by JuicesFlowing
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BeerBob

Nebraska

1.95/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

This is just the pits, Foster's used to be Australian for beer, then Canadian for beer, and now Foster's is American for beer. The "Oil Can" has brewed in Texas, or Georgia... and whats with the caramel color added? Not that American for beer is bad, its just not Australian.

The stuff looks good until you find out that the color has been painted on.

So anyway, Foster's "Premium" Ale pours a bright caramel color from the 25.4 FL OZ "Oil Can". Head goes over two fingers then turns rocky.

Nose is corn and and a chemistry set.

Palate is a toasted corn and paper products with the bite of carbonation.

This is so not a Fair dinkum "Premium" and I bought 5 cans of this stuff.

Serving type: can

02-13-2014 01:48:23 | More by BeerBob
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hogrider

Florida

2.55/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Like another reviewer said, this is better than their lager. I like the appearance; but the smell, oh my God! It smelled like the Florida Everglades after a rainy day, the taste was ok, mouthfeel a bit grassy and skunky. Yeah, overall; I will drink it again....nice lawnmower beer. And remember folks....keep drinking beer and support your local brewery. HOG

Serving type: growler

02-11-2014 22:14:19 | More by hogrider
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -12%

01-22-2014 03:16:02 | More by kvgomps
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jgunther71

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +32%

01-21-2014 13:56:34 | More by jgunther71
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -3.2%

01-15-2014 02:31:52 | More by scottbrew4u
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Mike_Moe

Illinois

3/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Light brown/amber color, with a light brown head
Aroma: Light malty aroma.
Flavor: Toasted malt flavor, light bitter sweet finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation
Overall: This beer is on the verge of being a really good tasting ale. It’s definitely better than the Foster’s Lager.

Serving type: can

01-10-2014 06:17:40 | More by Mike_Moe
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brandon911

Texas

3/5  rDev +5.6%

01-02-2014 07:09:40 | More by brandon911
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This pours a dark amber color with a slight beige head. There is a slightly bitter/yeasty aroma. The taste is malty with a slightly bitter finish. The body was pretty average but the overall taste was pretty good given the rating. Quite a bit better tasting than regular Foster's.

Serving type: can

12-17-2013 16:31:56 | More by Lemke10
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Beermazter310

Nevada

1.5/5  rDev -47.2%

12-05-2013 21:00:40 | More by Beermazter310
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RochefortChris

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -12%

12-04-2013 17:20:13 | More by RochefortChris
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dsreeves

Florida

3/5  rDev +5.6%

11-30-2013 23:29:38 | More by dsreeves
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

1.5/5  rDev -47.2%

11-30-2013 19:20:18 | More by mmulebarn
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Foster's Premium Ale from Foster's Group Limited
67 out of 100 based on 312 ratings.