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Brewed by Royal (Heineken UK)
Style: Pale Lager
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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.11/5   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.

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LED40 (121) - Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
A decent standard lager. The aroma is faint hops and cooked vegetable with a dark yellow appearance. The taste is typical for the style - easy drinking and refreshing with a hint of caramel. The mouth feel is thicker than the standard Fosters but not as carbonated and the taste is also slightly improved. Overall nothing bad about this but certainly not exceptional.

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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.

2.1
TyggaBrown (430) - NORWAY - APR 20, 2013
On tap. Sparkly, but that feeling goes away too quickly. A bit rounder than many other pale lagers, but in general too much influenced by the characteristics of industrial beers.

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Graham77 (514) - SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2013
300ml bottle. Pretty standard mas market offering but I have tasted worse. A bit too smooth but quite tasty for the genre.

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eastkenttom (135) - herne bay, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2015 This doesn?t have the same distinctive taste of the regular Foster?s, but I prefer it. A decent after work grab out the fridge beer but it won?t win any prizes. Perhaps a little sweet.

2.1
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.

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GIJOE (1251) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - AUG 25, 2017
Not a gross beer. Quite drinkable, but there’s not much too it. Looks nice. Generous lacing from the pillowy head on a golden brew, but the nose is fermented corn and the taste is about the same.

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flying_pig (1627) - SCOTLAND - DEC 6, 2011
Clear, light golden straw colour with a two-finger sized, bubbly white head that quickly halves in size and finally settles as a thin, soapy lacing.
Almost no noticeable aroma from this one other than a slight hint of corn and a background skunky bitterness.
There is a little corn that matches the nose and what initially comes across as citrus quickly turns out to be a skunky, bitter finish. I’m not too impressed with this one, although to be fair I wasn’t expecting much.
Thin & light bodied but not quite watery, there is a slight tang to the beer as well with a dry finish.

This one is a pretty basic, mass-produced pale lager that I would rate as about average for the style. It doesn’t have much of a smell or taste really although it’s not quite as bland as some others I have tried & it is drinkable if not enjoyable. Skunky at the end though.

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dynamiteninja (1875) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2013
Bottle. Pale gold body. White head. Lager malts, grassy hops. Smells more premium than regular Foster’s, but not as premium as say Becks or Cobra. Light bitter taste. Dry finish.


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