Foster's Lager - Foster's Group Limited
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Reviews by tenesmus:
United Kingdom (England)
1.25/5 rDev -51%
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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2.34/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
Foster's Lager Beer 25 oz oil can $2.29(OH)
25 oz oil can poured into a stemless white wine glass. freshness date clearly marked on bottom of can.
pours almost a straw yellow color. less than two fingers of bright white thin head. giving way to little to no lacing.
it smells very adjunct. i smell cereal grains like corn. a slight grassy pilsner smell and a slight metallic twang. a malty sugary smell also.
the taste is better than the smell, malty at first, kind of grainy like corn, followed by a slight grassy pilsner taste. has a dryness to it, but a bitterness too.
mouth feel is rather light. a metal taste feeling is left over maybe due to the can. rather watery, and not very pleasant. the dryness and bitterness is over powering and a lackluster hops don't help.
overall i wasn't expecting a whole lot here but i was still let down. first off its brewed in GA and TX so its not an import at all. i was expecting a non adjunct premium lager. which i did not get. over priced and in the wrong cooler. (import cooler) should be placed next to other adjuncts not next to real premium imports.just stay away from this one. adjunct and not a real import.
Serving type: can
04-07-2014 04:26:03 | More by Ohiolager
2.59/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5
Poured a typical adjunct lager color of straw yellow and a crystal clearness. The head was a short lived group of hyper ascending bubbles that dissipated immediately.
This smell of a corn malt and barley with some Pilsner cereal grains.
This has a tinny, twangy barley flavor, some obvious corn malts and a tinge of bitter hops. No quite assertive enough it seems built as a thirst quencher an not suited to taste.
The feel is ultra crisp with a real throat burning bite from all the carbonation. That said it is really light and drinks very clean.
Fosters was always one of my favorites but under the lens of beer snobbery I have to admit that it's just not that good.
Serving type: bottle
03-21-2014 23:42:09 | More by KYGunner
Foster's Lager from Foster's Group Limited
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