Fosters Premium Ale (Special Bitter)

Fosters Premium Ale (Special Bitter)

Rated 2.861 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Fosters Brewing Group Ltd. (CUB)

Southbank, Victoria, Australia

Style:  English Pale Ale

4.5% Alcohol by Volume

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ID: 3279 Last updated 15 years ago Added to database 22 years ago

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Overall Rank48819
Overall Percentile8.7
Style Rank412 of 450
Style Percentile8.4
Lowest Score1.5
Highest Score4.4
Average Score2.852
Weighted Score2.861
Standard Deviation0.585

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  • BRADPEAR 272 reviews
    rated 3.3 9 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    Not much of an ale fan however for the $$ and what is local...S.A fall river, pabst wiper etc...an oil can of this is not a bad deal. looks very nice all copper colored, but has no real nose to it. get this good and cold goes down well and stays down with no morning after issues. 5.5 abv....beats the lager fosters produces...at least for my $. Made now in Cnanada, Fosters ale, no too bad.

  • CHOPZ 7122 reviews
    rated 2.1 9 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 3 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 4

    Big can in a convenient store on my trip to Maine. Pours a clean amber colour with a foamy warm cap, decent stay and dirty lacing. Corn taste with amber beer adjunct and a light bitter finish. The smell is not very good, with a typical big macro adjunct aroma. Not bad tasting, but still a big macro that I would not have again.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 2.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    sampled a can a while back: not horrid. some crisp hop bite but still a lot of generic corn flavor. no skunk present, which is a plus. not a bad lawnmower beer, but not a likely revisit. Can't remember the price, but the big can was cheap.

  • RICHSBEER 1929 reviews
    rated 2.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    pours a bright golden color with a tall foamy head. The head slowly fades down to a very thin layer that just hangs on until the last sip and makes only some spotty and slick lacing on the glass. The aroma is semi-sweet and grainy with a slightly floral hops in the background. The taste is somewhat sweet with husky and grainy alcoholic malt and very mild hops that add more bitterness than flavor. Its finish is quick and grainy. The mouthfeel is slightly thick and smooth with average carbonation and a medium body.

  • TONE77 221 reviews
    rated 2.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 4

    Pours a brown/beige color. Smell is mild, some malts. Taste is bitter, but not in a good way, a touch of hops, an off flavor throughout. Overall a below average beer.

  • FARGINGBASTIGE6 1476 reviews
    rated 2.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 4 | Overall: 5

    I'm guessing that my taste buds have matured a bit. I may have once thought this was pretty good, but it's "OK" at best. Thin, watery, grassy texture, aroma and flavor. I can't comment so much on the appearance as I was drinking it from the "oil can".

  • JABAH 1780 reviews
    rated 2.4 12 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    This is what it is. I wouldn't call this an ESB, more like an amber. A weak one too. Could use more malt. Been a while since I had a fosters lager oil can, so I bought both to sample and compare. Not premium by any means.

  • DOGFOODMAN 373 reviews
    rated 2.9 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    MMMMM-yummm - ale with caramel color added, -- well it's ok, big hon-kin can, kind of a slightly sweet flavor with so, so bitter after tones. Best thing about it is that it's a lot of liquid and I get to check off yet another beer on Beer-Pal.

  • PORTERHOUSE 544 reviews
    rated 2.1 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 3 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 3 | Overall: 5

    I felt like a real man when I put this can in my hand, but that's where the compliments stop for this beer. There's an uneasy poor. Smells sour. Looks watery. Virtually no head and even less taste. What a let down. I was really looking forward to this one. Oh yeah. Is this a bitter, a pale ale, a premium ale???? Make up your mind then make a beer. In a word, "Swill"

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 2.5 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 3 | Mouthfeel: 4 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    A copper colored beer I decided to have with a wet steak sandwich. Huge frothy textured white head. Great hang time. As it settles big film presence is left behind. So far I am impressed with this Australian macrobrew. The metallic aroma in the nose starts the disappointment. Light, nearly watery, too much so for an ale. A sweet corny and grassy hops. I tried, I drank and won’t do it again.

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