User134089 (1644) - - DEC 23, 2014
Type: 25.4-oz. can
Glass: Karl Strauss pint glass
From: Vons in Pacific Beach (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $2.00 (w/ Vons card)
Purchased: Dec. 22, 2014
Consumed: Dec. 22, 2014
Misc.: Best by May 11, 2015
Poured a honey, orange, clear color with 3-to-4 fingers of khaki white, frothy head. An average amount of bubble streams coming up from the bottom of the glass. Minimal lacing on the sides of the glass. Average retention. (Sight - 3.25)
Smell was rather bland. Worked for it and got light caramel, grainy malts and apple. (Smell - 2.50)
Tasted bitter, boozy, metallic malts up front. Also some red apple, sugary caramel and earthy grains. (Taste - 2.88)
Medium body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Bitter, abrupt finish. (Feel - 2.50)
Not a big fan of this beer, especially for the style (Beer Advocate labels it an ESB). If it was an AAL, I might have it a tad higher, but just not that good. (Overall - 2.75)
2.76 65 C
ajnepple (6428) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2014
750 ml can from Biggie Wine & Liquor, into a pint glass. Orange and clear appearance with a fluffy white head, light lacing and active carbonation. Mild aroma of lightly toasted grains and some earthy hops. Flavor is mildly bitter and lightly sweet, not too much going on. Light to medium body with ample carbonation. Better than their lager, for sure. andrewje41 (3752) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2014
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 (3086) - New York, TURKEY - NOV 23, 2014
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 (1583) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2014
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 (268) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2014
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!! ChadPolenz (1802) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2014
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.
Bork (455) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - SEP 27, 2014
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.
Another flavorless, watery concoction from the people at Fosterís. Mildly refreshing, although some sweaty notes and unpleasant adjuncts take away from the experience. slowrunner77 (11917) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
"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 (1813) - California, USA - SEP 18, 2014
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.