Foster's Lager - Foster's Group Limited
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Reviews by tenesmus:
United Kingdom (England)
1.25/5 rDev -50.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5
According to the can the provenence of the beer is Heineken UK in Edinburgh. 4% alcohol.
500ml can poured into a straight pint glass. Looks pretty good, crystal clear straw coloured liquid with a nice pure white head with decent retention, leaving streaky suds rather than lacing down the side. Medium carbonation.
Smells distinctly unpleasant. Something undefined but faintly medicinal and vegetal, also a sweet graininess.
First impression when tasted is of water, some biscuity maltiness, a little crackery. Some saccharine sweetness and seltzer from the carbonation. There is a metallic note on the back of the throat, something almost chemically bitter. Aftertaste is a sweet and cloying breadiness despite the apparent lightness when first imbibed. Overall really unpleasant.
Fosters in the UK is viewed as just another characterless corporate pale lager, brewed cheaply with no regard to quality. It definitely lives up to the hype. There are many beers I would rate as average that are far superior to this.
Serving type: can
07-14-2012 07:45:54 | More by tenesmus
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3.49/5 rDev +37.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
From the infamous oil can. Brewed in Fort Worth Texas. Best by date Dec 1. 2014. So quite fresh.
Pours clear gold with two fingers of long lived white head. Lacings were spectacular and some head remained to the bottom of the nonic pint glass.
Smell was mostly white bread. Some herbal or grassy hops also.
Taste is mostly malts white bread or biscuit. The hops are mostly noticed in the dry finish.
Mouthfeel is good. Carbonation is bold and the body is light to medium.
Overall a suprisingly good beer for the style. Served as cold as possible. As the beer warmed it still tasted alright with no off tastes.
Serving type: can
07-18-2014 03:55:45 | More by Spikester
Foster's Lager from Foster's Group Limited
60 out of 100 based on 1,459 ratings.