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Foster's Lager - Foster's Group Limited

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BA SCORE
60
poor

1,764 Ratings
THE BROS
59
awful

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Ratings: 1,764
Reviews: 618
rAvg: 2.52
pDev: 25%
Wants: 17
Gots: 185 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Foster's Group Limited visit their website
Australia

Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-10-2001

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Ratings: 1,764 | Reviews: 618
Photo of PhilHeinricke
3.45/5  rDev +36.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I know someone from Melbourne. She said that Australians are not crazy about this beer. She said that different regions have their breweries and their favorite beers. This, she said, is the crap they send to the U.S.

I was at Outback the other day. I had a growler of IPA at home, but I didn't want to open it because it was only Tuesday. I wanted to save it for the weekend. So I figured, what the heck, I'll get a Foster's. I was happy. It's got the typical color of a lager halfway between urine and sunshine. The smell isn't all that impressive.

But I was very pleased with the taste. It's not an overwhelming taste. I'm an IPA man so you know I like a strong taste, but for this it was a very pleasing subtle taste. And you don't want anything heavy when you're eating a big steak so it goes well with the restaurant. I'm not going to pick up a case off the supermarket shelves especially when there are so many other better options, but if I'm at a party that's serving it, I'll be happy.

Photo of Lemreway16
1.13/5  rDev -55.2%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Only bearable if stone cold this is just an example of how a nation that creates such good wine has no idea of how to brew. Quite simply a disgusting tasteless example of lager rather than beer.

Photo of WckdVbz
1.1/5  rDev -56.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Not any better than the other one (green label).

Photo of wlfmaldon1
3.25/5  rDev +29%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Too blend and nothing special

Photo of JebBeerFish
2.42/5  rDev -4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Orphan bottle hanging around from a discounted 6 pk, probably 1.5+ years old. Better than expected, but nothing I would seek out.

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.87/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Cheap beer that tastes watered down. But not all that bad. No strong aftertaste.

Photo of gumbee86
2.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Easy to drink.. Has a weird after tasteon occasion..

Photo of HoppyBastard
2.66/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 25.4 ounce "oil can" into a Shaker pint glass, "best by" date 9-21-15.

APPEARANCE: pours a clear, light yellow color with one-finger white head that dissipated quickly until there was absolutely no trace of any head, medium carbonation and no lacing of any kind.

SMELL: corn, grass and crackers, very subtle to the nose.

TASTE: this beer is hard to describe because there is very little going on here, I can barely detect some sweetness form the malt, there is a taste of corn in the middle and then there is a slight metallic hop bite at the end, finishes clean.

PALATE: light body and medium carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a standard lawnmower beer, nothing more, nothing less, I would not buy this again as there are American beers of similar quality that I can buy for less like Hamm's.

Photo of bongobeer
3.21/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

its about the same as Bud,Miller, Coors....brings back memories from college days?

Photo of TopherBreski
2.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Too expensive for the taste. If you can get a deal during a house party/BBQ your friends will laud you for getting an import but obviously not a great craft beer.

Photo of pjludolph
2.26/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Overall a very plain and not interesting tasting beer. However, the can is quite nice but other then that it is not too great.

Photo of Jordan3389
1.92/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Average beer, easy to drink but nothing special.

Photo of Urk1127
2.93/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Fosters used to be my go to. Love the oil can but this beer gives me such a headache after only one.

Photo of aaronm1991
4.07/5  rDev +61.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I like it a lot

Photo of MikeDL
3.55/5  rDev +40.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

its a pretty good brew, good with bbq food

Photo of ppvora
2.82/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a chilled 750 ml. can into a lager glass.

Golden yellow color with a large 4-fingers of head. Plenty of lacing.

Aroma of hay, hay and more hay.

Tastes of barley and hay. No complexity. I can see myself drinking this in the Australian outback on a hot day. Refreshing on a hot day, but otherwise very ok. I expected more from you Aussies!

Photo of Hopglow
1.87/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

This beer reminds me of Natural Light in both taste and feel.

Photo of Bigalduncan64
2.58/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Foster's Lager tastes like any other American style macro-lager. Not too crazy and not the best, just plain ol' beer.

Photo of Mike7141954
3.79/5  rDev +50.4%
look: 5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

a 5 for looks, ilike the color of it
a1.5 for smell, it smells more like corn than Busch.
a 4.5 for taste, It reminds me of Falstaff and I liked Falstaff...ya, ya, ya I know
a 3.75 for feel it's not watery. 4.75 overall
I don't like the way it smells. I like the fact that it is 5% ABV, after having gone through the craft beer phase and home brewing phase, I go more for buzz now than anything else the higher the ABV% the better I like the beer despite it's other short comings. Now then am I a beer geek no, but I know what I like and don't like, I like Fosters and would love to taste some not made in the U.S., Fosters in the UK is 4% abv everywhere else it's 5%. Will I buy more yes I will.

Photo of TheBeerbarian
3.05/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

here are my five words

Photo of stoutmasterjames
2.95/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

L- golden pale yellow, decent-looking head, some sparse lacing.
S- pretty typical adjunct lager smell. Grainy, not too fragrant
T- hardly any... and there is a slight sweetness to the beer that doesn't really work. So it doesn't taste good, but it doesn't taste bad either.
M- light, crisp, and clean.

O- hey, I kinda like it. Sure, it's an adjunct lager that ultimately can be beaten by any craft beer out there. But for what it is, it's alright.

Photo of 5EKF
3.21/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nothing special. Generic lager taste.

Photo of JacketAudio
1.52/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 1

Horrible. Very disappointing. I wanted to like based on it's history in the culture.

Photo of BostonJustin
2/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not a very good beer.

Photo of JohnnyI
2.9/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Fosters. Because... why not?! It's Australian for bored. Saw the oil can at the local Publix and couldn't help but remember how I used to think this was a premium beer. LOL. Pours from the obnoxiously large can in to a Modelo pint glass with gusto. The massive, loose head of fizzy, white crackling suds is as big as the can. It rests atop a pale, yellow lager with copious amounts of bubbles hugging the glass, before disappearing in record time. What's left is an uninspired pint of pale, lifeless liquid. About as transparent as a beer can be. A slightly sulfurous smell melds with metallic accents and a subtle, sour, floral hop note. In a nutshell, cheap lager. The taste is dominated by malty corn sweetness, with scant balancing bitterness. But not a sugary sweetness. Like chewing on unpopped popcorn kernels with a hint of aspartame. The finish is relatively crisp and clean, with little residual flavor. Surprisingly mild carbonation, with a smooth, slick, and easy mouthfeel. I could easily shotgun this entire oil can with little effort. Almost like beer-flavored water. Overall, aside from the unappealing aroma this is your typical pale, fizzy, swill. From time to time, it's just the right change of pace. Surprised I said that? It's an adjunct lager. For the style it's not half bad. If I was self-medicating I'd probably choose a beer like this.

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Foster's Lager from Foster's Group Limited
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