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Foster's Lager - Foster's Group Limited

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BA SCORE
60
poor

1,597 Ratings
THE BROS
58
awful

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Ratings: 1,597
Reviews: 570
rAvg: 2.53
pDev: 24.9%
Wants: 12
Gots: 87 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-10-2001)
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4.75/5  rDev +87.7%

markallmon, Mar 17, 2012
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4.7/5  rDev +85.8%

Hexley, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of dav12cnen
4.7/5  rDev +85.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

this is a beer a lager what lager should be if miller and bud where this good i would buy it . im not sure the recipe is the same as always but the folks in texas got it right ive been drinking this beer for more than 20 years i can tell you it has changed over the years the first ones had pull tabs and where from australia then came the canadian ones which wasnt so good now is the texas brew which i love its my go to beer i always buy the 750 ml big cans its the best in those cans taste like lager should a bit bitter yet goes down smooth and taste like beer use too when i remember beer being good most of todays lager is too sweet and has no taste or just too watery . this one is a goodie . as for pour well i drink straight from the can dont care how she pours .i enjoy it and thats a rare find these days in mass market beer. thanks folks in texas for making this fine lager may there be many days in your venture .

dav12cnen, Nov 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +77.9%

ktanner99, May 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +77.9%

davy238, Feb 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +77.9%

TammyC2164, May 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +77.9%

ericdailey, Nov 20, 2012
Photo of ronniebruner
4.25/5  rDev +68%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

For such a common lager beer, Foster's has a unique taste. This is a good beer. This is the best beer to enjoy while barbequing and smoking a cigar. The color, smell and taste are all as good as a traditional lager can be. Imagine if Budweiser was actually drinkable, and that's what Foster's is!

ronniebruner, Aug 15, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +68%

Miami66, Mar 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +68%

Wservati, Apr 25, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +67.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I remember Fosters Lager being one of the first beers I've tasted after being 21 back in 2006-7. My first experience I can remember was with the 25.3oz can before a Def Leppard/Styx/REO Speedwagon concert in Manchester in 2007. My older brother and I took a can down each before we walked to the Verizon Wireless Stadium on elm st. Good times.
Looking back I really thought the large can was rather unique and neat. Plus it went down easy. I've gotten back into the bottled Fosters recently and realized what a solid lager it is. When poured it has a nice head to it...not too much nor too little while smelling pleasant. Appearance wise it has more of a caramel color to it..a bit similar to Sam's Boston Lager or Yuengling Amber Lager. Filtered and clear but more brownish than most Pale Lagers and Adjunct Lagers. When sipped or gulped Fosters Lager is smooth with a bit of bite to it. Nothing too offensive though. Feels good in the mouth without much kicking. With that said price wise its rather affordable compared to most imported beers.
Overall I think Fosters Lager is a rather solid beer. Its not quite a beer that will most likely have you saying "wow this is the best beer ever!!". But if you're a beer drinker that doesn't like lighter beers too much I guarantee you won't be pushing it aside.

bullseyestrat, May 26, 2013
Photo of Tepsitola
4.23/5  rDev +67.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Australias classic lager.soft structure and with rounded malted taste.Brewed firtst time in Melbourne 1887 by two brothers from N.Y city. Now it is awailible in 150 contries. Yellow golden colour 4.9% alcohol.Fosters brewing group. Good thirst qenchener.Its well past average!

Tepsitola, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of Shiloh
4.13/5  rDev +63.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This Fosters Lager that I had on tap was an exellent brew. It came to me with a deep medium golden hue and a mid-full body. It had a thick foamy crown that stuck around, but eventually faded to a large lacy island.
Aroma was crisp and clean and was a very well balanced brew. A joy to drink.

Shiloh, Nov 20, 2002
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4.1/5  rDev +62.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As Paul Hogan used to call it, 'The Golden Throat Charmer' and 'Australian for Beeya'.

First off, this tastes best very cold. This pours a beautiful golden colour with an offwhite head that sticks around. It has a nice hoppy aroma that I find distinctive. It dances on the tongue with some mild carbonation that isn't overpowering that winds into a crisp lager-y feel. The taste is crisp and clean with some malty tones and tastes great (and filling). It does have one hell of an aftertaste that takes some getting used to. This was my beer of choice in the late 80s and early 90s, and I still visit it every now and then (like this afternoon)
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When I originally tried this it was brewed in Canada by Carling O'Keefe Brewing Company under license from Elder's Brewery in Australia. Elders eventually gave a huge sum of money to Molson Brewing Company to buy Carling O'Keefe (with some money from the Miller Brewing Company). When I did my Ph.D in Tennessee, I saw Foster's in the supermarket...it was brewed by Molson in Canada (and distributed in Reston, Virginia).

cyrenaica, Jun 30, 2007
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4.05/5  rDev +60.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- pours a clear pale yellow with a thick foamy head.

S- an earthy/spicy hoppiness in the nose.

T- a mild bready malt balanced with a slightly spicy hoppiness.

M- smooth, slightly creamy. Carbonation level is appropriate. Better than average body for the style.

D- very good. A nice easy drinking lager.

JayNH, Jan 30, 2009
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4/5  rDev +58.1%

valkyre65, Dec 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev +58.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I know, as beers go this is somewhat on the light side; but there is nothing more refreshing than a Foster's on tap in a cold mug with a nice steak at Outback. Gorgeous golden color, nice carbonation, thick head (albeit short lived) and a nice, rich malty scent in the nose. Taste is malt with a touch of hops, obviously a bit more watery than many micros; but a step above (IMHO) the typical BMC fare. Any beer tastes better on tap and this is no exception. Avoid the bottles, but try it the next time you order wings. It's a great, drinkable option. Think "gold." Tastes like it looks.

tugdriver7, Apr 12, 2008
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4/5  rDev +58.1%

MaizenBrew, Jan 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +58.1%

nsschwab, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +58.1%

jesus808, Dec 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +58.1%

shacawgo24, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +58.1%

troobie, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
4/5  rDev +58.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got a bottle of this in a "beers of the world" mixed pack

this wasn't the first time I've had this beer (I've had many, many "oil cans" of this back in the late 70's) but this is the sample I shall base my review on.

looks ok, nice golden/amber color with a good white head

smells nice, malt, Australian malt?

taste/mouthfeel - full malt character on the mid-palate blends well with a delicate creaminess and crisp, clean hop finish, creating a perfect balance to the beer.

Australian for beer?...

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drink up mates !

JoeyBeerBelly, Mar 25, 2007
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4/5  rDev +58.1%

edwardkersh, Jan 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +58.1%

pdhoward07, Jan 17, 2014
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Foster's Lager from Foster's Group Limited
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