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Brewed by Royal (Heineken UK)
Style: Pale Lager
Manchester, England

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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.12/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Different to our lovely Foster’s in a can, this premium lager has been brewed to 4.8% and chill filtered to deliver a clean, crisp taste for maximum refreshment.


2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bungz (1) - ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2016 does not count
When originally released this was a pleasant enough upgrade over the original fosters, adding more strength at 4.8% abv and more depth and body to the taste. However it has been diluted to 4.5% and then again to 4.3% since it’s release and the beer now has a taste\palate far more in common with normal fosters than the original Fosters Gold. Seems bizarre to me they have brought it more inline with fosters as such undermining this supposed premium beer against its rivals.

2.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
lokis333 (375) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - JUL 17, 2016
Clear golden color with strong white foam. Aromas of are sweet of rum and sugar snaps with a little light spice of cinamon mixed with lager malt. Palate, medium/light body with thin texture and surprisangly flat! leaving light sweet, with developing dryness finish. Tastes flat and sweet with notes of spice and water (very watery) Overall, surprisable drinkable without off flavours or off aromas.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shoestring (351) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2016
Okay . Drunk after some efes and this had more of the skunky aftertaste. Ok and better than some cheaper lagers.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
HonestGriff (64) - Birkenhead, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2015
Poor beer, it’s something you would drink at a party when all the good beer has gone. Great colour but lacks depth, favour and punch.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerhunter111 (16477) - Hasborn, GERMANY - NOV 11, 2015
30cl bottle. Pours clear golden colour with a mid-sized white head. Aroma of pale malt, grain, water. Taste is grainy, mild hoppy, cereals, watery palate.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Bov (11866) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 18, 2015
courtesy of Mich Gfeller - bright golden beer with a little foam left; very shy nose with light papery tones; fizzy, quite harsh palate and thin-bodied; light buttery and bitter corny and papery finish - next one please

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
gegwilson (3152) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2015
Drank straight from the bottle at the Bansdale darts tournament - a night when I should have taken more beer. Cadged a bottle of this from Mark B to avoid having to drink Budweiser which was the only other beer on offer. This was better, but was still pretty bad.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
weordie (785) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2015
Awful piss water that is so bad it has to be served nearly frozen to be able to drink it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sim81 (17) - - MAY 1, 2015
From 660ml bottle. A pleasant surprise! Caramel flavour which gives way to a refreshing, smooth lager. If you’re looking for a an easy drinking lager with more taste than your average lagers, this could be the one for you.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
The_Osprey (5968) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2015
After a long search, I’ve finally harpooned this whale. 300ml clear bottle, 4.8%, BB June 2015. Pale orange, clear, sparkling, small foamy white head, full lacing. Aroma is light, corny, some pencil shavings. Body is light, foamy, tingly carbonation. Taste is very light - so light that I can taste the booze. A little dusty. Dry and refreshing finish. Watery and plain, but no bad flavours at all. A fine pale lager, better than expected. Can see why people would like it.


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