Foster's Premium Ale
Foster's Group Limited

Foster's Premium AleFoster's Premium Ale
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From:
Foster's Group Limited
 
Australia
Style:
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)
Ranked #127
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
68
Ranked #28,279
Avg:
2.9 | pDev: 22.41%
Reviews:
269
Ratings:
620
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 12, 2024
Added:
Jun 08, 2008
Wants:
  8
Gots:
  130
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Reviewed by FreePal88

2.77/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Tastes a lot like their much-maligned lager (it's got that slightly metallic, caramel-like sweetness and watery feel) except it's technically an ale. Or more specifically an ESB, if this site is to be believed--but for some reason it feels weird to think of it as that. Also like their lager, it doesn't take better to me the more buzzed I get (which PBR, bud, etc. do).
Overall, I think Foster's lager does a better job being a bad lager than this does being a bad ale, if that makes sense. Still drinkable, but it's hard to conceptualize anything more average than this.
Feb 12, 2024
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Reviewed by Jd333 from South Carolina

3.16/5  rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Bought a 25.4 oz can at local Walmart for $1.97 to use in braising ribs. Only needed half the can for cooking so poured remainder into chilled pint glass. Pours an attractive deep amber with quarter inch of off white head that fades quickly. No detectable odor. Taste is sweet malt from start to finish. Occasionally detect an odd bitter after taste but nothing offensive. Taste to me is like apple juice and similar to Bass Ale. Surprisingly not bad for the price. As good or better than Yuengling in my opinion. Will make this part of my summer budget drinking regime.
Feb 10, 2024
 
Rated: 3.5 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Dec 30, 2023
 
Rated: 3.51 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Dec 10, 2023
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Rated by etan420 from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
cold snack
Dec 05, 2023
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Reviewed by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

3.35/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a oil can into a pint glass. Pours red orange with a fluffy white head. Smells of sweet grain, especially corn. Tastes of sweet grain, better than most adjuncts, some fruit notes. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, an average beer.
Dec 02, 2023
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Reviewed by Vixie from Florida

3.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Clear amber color with a slightly off white head. The head did seem to last a bit.

The smell wasn't real strong, but picked up some grain and sweet floral notes.

The taste is pretty subtle in this one. There is a malty sweetness, Also has a bit of caramel, which lingers a bit in the aftertaste.

Main thing in the feel is tingling from the carbonation.

Compared to the original Foster's, I think this version has less flavor to it. It's not horrible by any stretch, just a bit bland. Still better than many big name beers I have had, as it does have more flavor. Would be a good one to have on a hot day.
Nov 07, 2023
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

2.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
750ml can. Brewed in the USA. Bottom is stamped with best by date of 'DEC1823'.
Clear, pale amber colored body. Initial pour produces a multi finger white head. Leaves behind thick webs of lacing.
Aroma of sweet grain malts and fruity/floral hops.
Taste is sweet grain malts, getting close to caramel. Fruity, as in pear and apple. Floral and herbal hops. Low bitterness level.
Medium mouth feel. Smooth texture. Good carbonation.
Pretty body color. Decent drinkability, but does get a bit of a cardboard effect mid-stream.
Aug 15, 2023
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Reviewed by Death_Adder from South Carolina

4/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I’ve only had the Foster’s Lager and that was a few years ago, and I remember it tasting pretty bad, so I was very pleasantly surprised by how enjoyable Foster’s Premium Ale was, I will be repurchasing this in the future. I also love that the cans are tailor made to fit Andre the Giant’s hands.

Style: Strong Bitter | Tap/Can/Bottle: Can | Abv: 5.5% | Rating 4
Aug 05, 2023
 
Rated: 4 by Zachboyd3334 from Indiana

Jul 29, 2023
 
Rated: 3.71 by x0rd_

Jul 28, 2023
 
Rated: 2.5 by AbeO

Jul 28, 2023
 
Rated: 3.21 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Jul 08, 2023
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Reviewed by rwarde from New Jersey

3.76/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This beer is by no means a fancy shmancey high end IPA. It's a simply concocted beer for the masses. It tastes good enough, it's got a good kick and when you can buy two big cans of it in a CVS in midtown Manhattan for $5, who the fuck cares. Nuff said
Jun 06, 2023
 
Rated: 2.86 by Lucnifter from California

May 22, 2023
 
Rated: 3.46 by Wilkolaczek94 from Connecticut

May 02, 2023
 
Rated: 3.79 by GOBLIN from Ohio

Apr 26, 2023
 
 
Rated: 2.25 by MobBarley from Oregon

Apr 01, 2023
 
Rated: 4.14 by morsa_95 from California

Mar 21, 2023
Foster's Premium Ale from Foster's Group Limited
Beer rating: 68 out of 100 with 620 ratings