GABeerMan (48) - HOSCHTON, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2002
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smoother and better tasting than Fosters Lager
andrewje41 (592) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
25.4 oz bomb of a can. Typical grainy, corny aroma. Really light grassy flavor, but surprisingly drinkable. I could session on thus stuff. According to the can, I got some tabby topper to play. Iím sure Iíll drink this again someday. Enjoyed the experience.
trapped (869) - New York City, TURKEY - NOV 23, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Pours clear amber colored with small creamy light beige head, doughy aroma, flat watery taste despite the high carbonation, little bit of malty taste, abrupt finish. If there is a light ale, this must be it!
geologyguy (742) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
smells like an average ale...slightly reddish color, taste is smooth and malty...tastes like a standard ale too! Perfect strength and smoothness to have a real beer that you can drink many of...good, but no character to it...very generic
AdamT (176) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Oil can from Food Lion. Light amber hue, good clarity with somewhat lasting fizzy white head. Virtually no lacing. Aroma of skunk, light fruit and some floral notes. Light sweet floral and funk from start to finish. Fizzy carbonation on the palate. I have had worse!!
Chad9976 (1225) - Albany, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fosterís is one of the most popular macro beer brands in the world, though theyíre known mostly for one beer (their lager). Lest we forget, they also make their ďPremium AleĒ that comes in a green can. This is allegedly an English-style pale ale, but it has so many similarities to that of an adjunct lager itís actually quite impressive they were able to brew it this way. That being said, itís most definitely not a good beer Ė little authentic taste, some off-flavors, and an inefficient body.
I poured a 750ml can into a mug. It had a best before date of 2/5/15 and cost $2.19 ($0.09 per ounce).
Appearance: Beautiful copper color (though this is due to added caramel coloring); completely transparent with spastic carbonation clearly visible. Pours to a small, ivory, soapy head which mostly dissipates and leaves no lacing on the glass.
Smell: Similar to an adjunct lager, though milder and slightly cleaner-smelling.
Taste: I actually made a point of drinking this beer a little warmer than I normally would in hopes of detecting all the flavor it had to offer. And indeed thereís more flavor to Fosterís Premium Ale than their usual lager. Just a faint hint of bready/biscuity malts and a touch of confectionery sweetness is apparent throughout the first half. Once it hits the apex, an astringent, tannic sensation of metal-like flavors come rushing in. The same thing happens with their lager, but to a lesser extent here. It has a slight sour tinge, and leaves a dry, starchy aftertaste. The more I drink, the less prominent it becomes, though thatís not a sign of a good beer. I can tolerate this, as much drinkers probably will, but there isnít much to enjoy. (NOTE: I canít help but wonder if this is brewed with a pale ale recipe and fermented with a lager yeast)
Drinkability: A beer like this is meant to be quaffable, and thatís true of Fosterís Premium Ale. However, drinkability and enjoyment are not the same thing. The mouthfeel is, not surprisingly, thin and fizzy. Thereís a slickness to the texture while in the mouth, and the pasty aftertaste is not that pleasant (though itís not that annoying). At 5.4% ABV, there should be much more flavor and body to this beer than there is, though Iíd imagine the average Fosterís drinker will have no difficulty sessioning it.
Bork (318) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2014
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Another flavorless, watery concoction from the people at Fosterís. Mildly refreshing, although some sweaty notes and unpleasant adjuncts take away from the experience.
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
"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. Canít remember the price, but the big can was cheap."
beertholomeus (854) - California, USA - SEP 18, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2014 Pours a clear amber color with a white head. Grain, grass and floral aroma. Grass, grain, floral and some caramel flavor. Medium light body and average carbonation. Grass and floral finish.
Metalchopz (2367) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
GTAEgeek (1258) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
25.4 oz. can, given by Mason. Pours a light brown, with a big, foamy, beige head. Big bready aroma, with some earth, caramel, and rye. Very sweet and malty, with just a hint of hop bitterness. Light to medium body, sticky, and a little thin. Overall, this is a reasonably tasty beer; similar to a vienna lager, or a light brown ale.