Foster's Lager - Foster's Group Limited
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Reviews by thehyperduck:
3.3/5 rDev +29.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
750 mL oversized oilcan picked up at the Beer Store. This is the Canadian version, brewed domestically. I've had this before I think, but don't remember having strong feelings for it either way. An obnoxiously large can of beer deserves nothing less than an obnoxiously large mug to pour it into... unfortunately, giant oilcans are not very conducive to non-spilly pours. Lesson learned, I guess.
Pours a clear, pale golden colour, topped with a puffy white, uneven head about two fingers thick. Very effervescent; tons of bubbles cling to the sides of the glass and stream forth from the bottom. Head retention is surprisingly decent and there is a similarly surprising amount of lacing. The aroma is thoroughly uninteresting and basically what you'd expect from the style - grainy malts with corny undertones. A bit of a skunky smell; it wouldn't surprise me to find out this had been sitting on the shelf for a while.
This definitely tastes a little different than a lot of AALs. Not a whole lot better than them, mind you, but the flavour is a bit less muted for sure. Pale grain malts and damp corn provide the majority of the flavour, but there are some light fruity notes to provide at least a bit of character. No real hop presence. Pretty clean finish, maybe some very faint lingering dryness. Light-bodied and pretty watery, with less carbonation than the bubbly appearance would imply (still, it's enough to provide good bite). Easy to throw back.
Maybe it's just a 'grass is greener' effect, but the Aussies seem to really know how to make a proper adjunct lager. I like this stuff probably more than I should, and I had a similar opinion of VB. Don't get me wrong - it's an adjunct lager, so ultimately it's nothing to go out of your way for - but it's an adjunct lager done properly, with some character. I'd take this over most other Molson products any day.
Serving type: can
10-15-2011 04:21:22 | More by thehyperduck
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2.59/5 rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Poured from a 12oz bottle
Appearance: Light golden, clear wheat in color, clean white head that holds well, fair lacing, good carbonation
Smell: Nothing real exciting or strong, but malty grains and slight fruit show up if you try hard enough
Taste: Flavor is on the light side, slight hints of malts, earthy fruit, very light hops
Feel: Fresh, lively carbonation, surprisingly heavier than expected
Overall: Not much to stand out from most cheap lagers
Not completely unimpressed, but I don't plan on buying any soon. A decent recommendation for a session beer or summer post-chore refreshment, however.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2014 04:46:09 | More by TotallyGomer
Foster's Lager from Foster's Group Limited
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