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Foster's Lager - Foster's Group Limited

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BA SCORE
60
poor

1,692 Ratings
THE BROS
59
awful

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Ratings: 1,692
Reviews: 586
rAvg: 2.52
pDev: 25%
Wants: 14
Gots: 133 | 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:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-10-2001

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
2.05/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of CJNAPS
1.02/5  rDev -59.5%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I don't understand why I drank this.

Photo of Vixie
3.2/5  rDev +27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewing this one based on the style, not compared to other beers.

Did a bit of a hard pour, and poured a light straw yellow color with a large white head that did leave some lacing.

Smell is corn and grain, reminds me a bit of bread.

Has a definite taste of corn and malt up front, but has a bit of a funky aftertaste. It is a touch on the sweet side.

Feel is a bit watery, but the carbonation does add a tingle that improves the feel a bit.

Overall, one of the better examples of the style. Seems most mass beers like this are very watery and have almost no flavor, this one at least has flavor. I can see how something like this would appeal on a hot day, it goes down easy, and at least to me, is a bit more than just water with a touch of beer flavoring.

Photo of jsf14
2.04/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of GRPunk
2.99/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

750 ml oil can into an imperial pint. Bottom stamped Apr2015

A- A sloppy, partial pour creates a huge, fluffy white head atop a clean, straw body with medium-heavy carbonation. The head drops to a thin foam that leaves some pretty good rings. A more controlled, second pour makes more like a 1 finger head.

S- A mix of husky grains and sweet and slightly tart, berry-like aroma. Some cooked corn when it warms up a bit.

T- It starts out pretty good for the style, lots of malt sweetness with some creamed corn flavor. It gets really dry and a little overly clean in the finish with some light, grassy hops.

M- Medium-light body with a bite from a higher level of carbonation and a little hop tingle. Somewhat "pop-like."

O- This used to be a splurge-type beer in college. I could see drinking one after mowing the lawn or around the grill, but it doesn't set itself apart from its truly cheap, domestic counterparts. More of a thirst quencher than something to savor.

Photo of ruzzal
2.75/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of lucasj82
3/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of DavidSomers
2.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of jmills3
2.7/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SkiBum22
2.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of almostjay
3.26/5  rDev +29.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I think my rankings are off because the system detected an outlier, but to me this is a reasonable AAL. I haven't drank one in many years, but I preferred it to Coors Lite way back when.

Photo of Gajo74
3.07/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a straw yellow slightly on the dark side compared to other adjunct beers. A frothy head of modest size ensues, the lace retention not so much.The smell was the only thing that really bothered me. It had a graininess to it that didn't feel fresh. In addition, there was an odor of cooked vegetables that was not so pleasant. The taste surprised me however. A smooth and clean taste that was malty and grainy. Not complex at all but not so watery that it rendered it flavorless. The feel was light bodied with moderate carbonation. Fairly drinkable beer. Not my favorite but not as bad, for me at least, as it's portrayed here.

Photo of DougT
2.86/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Phi_Psi_OR_Beta
2.41/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Foley67
2.27/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of CIBoy10
2.18/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Had in the oil can tailgating for a football game in November (sorry for late upload). Very unimpressive for the AAL category. There are so many cheaper (domestic) AAL beers that are so much better.

Photo of PaulSlazinger
2.08/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had this from a 12 oz bottle just after Christmas 2014. Selected this beer as it was the best option of the beers available at the party we attended. Tolerable at first because it was cold. Worsened as it warmed as the corn flavor started to emerge. Wouldn't pay money for his stuff.

Photo of MichaelProcton
2.55/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Mikestaf
2.17/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
3.27/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I had this ice cold on tap at Outback Steakhouse on New Year's Eve. In the light of the restaurant the brew looked pretty good, a nice golden hue with delicate carbonation and a puffy white head. There was minimal lacing. Smell is of whet and some slight malt. taste was... Well, actually, upon first tasting it, I thought it was pretty awful stuff. Not much subtlety and too much malt, but upon taking a few more tastes, I consider Fosters to be an acceptable tasting lager. It beats the Budweisers and Millers or the world, but not by too much. It has a light body and good carbonation on the tongue. It certainly gets the job done, and I wouldn't turn one down if offered. But again, I had it on tap. It's probably better that way. What beer isn't?

Photo of Reds76
2.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of noproduction
1.39/5  rDev -44.8%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Pretty terrible... its kind of amazing how bad Foster's actually tastes.

Photo of taters21
2.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of rden4654
2.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.28/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Ratings are correct below, but I changed some marks above to make the final rating as correct as possible with Beer Advocate's "revamped" system. The 3.28 overall rating is correct.

Type: 25.4-oz. can
Glass: Firestone pint glass
From: Vons in Pacific Beach (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $2.00 (w/ Vons card)
Purchased: Dec. 22, 2014
Consumed: Dec. 22, 2014
Misc.: Best by May 11, 2015

Poured a yellow, pale, clear color with four fingers of rocky white head. Light bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Below average-to-poor wet foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Below average retention all the way down. (Sight - 3.25)

Smelled boozy malts up front. Also honey, Cheerios, cereal, grassy malts, wheat and caramel. Not terrible after the initial whiff for the style. (Smell - 3.38)

Taste was a little rough at first, but got better after a few more gulps. Got cereal, corn, grassy malts, honey wheat, caramel, Corn Flakes and late medicinal notes. (Taste - 3.25)

Light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, watery finish. (Feel - 3.25)

This was a pretty good beer for the style. I’d have to see where I would rank it, but if would have to be toward the top for all American Adjunct Lager’s. (Overall - 3.25)

3.28 | 85 | B-

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Foster's Lager from Foster's Group Limited
60 out of 100 based on 1,692 ratings.