Foster's Lager - Foster's Group Limited
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Reviews by smakawhat:
3.03/5 rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5
Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass, one of those big 750ml suckers... sigh the things I do sometimes... can says product of USA.
Out of the big can it looks like a gusher but it actually holds up with control pretty good. Shocking white head three to four fingers deep, quite varied sized bubbles, and some retention, but very soapy and falling. Body color comes off more of a bright crystal polished brass, very hard to see the fast rising carbonation it looks microscopic. The beer doesn't look that bad at all, it looks like something I could drink.
Nose is a strange spice and almost phenolic hop presence, mixing with a very dry arid grain. It seems kind of burnt and toasty, mixing with a very light lager sense. Interesting, odd, doesn't smell too bad, but nothing real inviting.
The mouthfeel on this is a good solid thickness to it, carrying a malt density well. Finish is very fleeting with a spiced strange hop but not bringing much else. A real strange burnt almost but not quite vegetative taste. Hints of cigarette ash, and a real medicinal bitter on the tongue leave on the aftertaste.
Overall this is odd in that it's a real easy drinking beer, but strangely the aftertaste is not sitting well with me. However, if I continue drinking it, it masks this, until I swallow. Strangely passable but a real weird aftertaste on this brew. I could live with it, but there's more to beer than this.
Serving type: can
07-28-2012 22:33:53 | More by smakawhat
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3.59/5 rDev +40.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours with exceptional clarity. Light gold with lots of lager bubbles wafting toward the top to meet a fat soapy head of white foam that had better retention that I thought It might. Nose is crisp with only a slight bit of apple, sweet grain and a bright hops character. A bit of lemon from those pride of ringwood hops as it warms. Taste follows the nose all the way. The malt stays in the background until it warms and brings a light dry cracker. The apple is thin and delicious adding something cheerful and crisp. The carbonation has a small bite and the yeast imparts a bit of sourness to really round out this beer. Even though the middle is quite dry and palate cleansing, this beer finishes off dry and with a bit of sweet lemon and is very delicious. I would have this again.
Serving type: can
03-13-2014 19:49:43 | More by utopiajane
2.8/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Big ol' fluffy white head with stickage atop a pale golden brew. Looks like a nice glass of beer. No complaints here.
Grassy pilsner malts with a sprite hop presence. Surprisingly, pretty clean. Well-lagered. A slight musty Euro malt note that fades. Not bad.
Pretty clean again. Slight minty hop character that doesn't pair too badly with musty grassiness, slight mineral qualities, and watery grain. Finished gruff and spiny with adjunct sweetness hidden behind a note of fair booze.
Lots and lots of carbonation present. The body is weak, but it's a quenching drink. Booze presence is a little annoying.
Fosters is okay. I would order one when fresh, if left to macro options only.
Serving type: bottle
03-07-2014 16:53:40 | More by thecheapies
Foster's Lager from Foster's Group Limited
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