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Foster's Lager - Foster's Group Limited

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1,338 Ratings

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Ratings: 1338
Reviews: 561
rAvg: 2.55
pDev: 24.71%

Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-10-2001)
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Photo of Alexnzx


3.34/5  rDev +31%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer gets a bad rep, but I am going to defend it a bit. I have tasted it from Cans and do not like it to be honest, but on tap I feel it is a pretty nice beer. I would defenitely get this over other lagers widely availible on tap here in Ireland (Heineken, Carlsberg, Carling, Budweiser, Becks etc).

It is a refreshing beer, I would defenitely advise people to try a few on tap if given the chance.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2013 05:03:04 | More by Alexnzx
Photo of johnnnniee

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

On tap at The Outback with my folks
Comes to the table a clear pale golden color with a smallish but disappearing white head and a steady stream of carb bubbles. The aroma is lackluster at best, sweet grainy malt with a hint of corn and some light floral hops. The flavor is mild lightly sweet with hints of honey and a grassy grainy flavor thrown in there. Medium to light body with a moderate to heavy level of carbonation and a sweet bubbly mouthfeel. Not the greatest beer in the world, but it was a step above the other macros offered on tap. Note to self Sam Adams was the better choice today.

Serving type: on-tap

08-06-2012 00:19:11 | More by johnnnniee
Photo of Dave1999

North Carolina

2.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured the usual yellow colour with a foamy white head.

Smell was sweet smelled a bit like corn.

Tastes pretty much the same as the smell of corn and sweetness.

The mouthfeel is well carbonated, an easy to drink beer.

Overall a very average cheap larger.

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2012 19:50:08 | More by Dave1999
Photo of Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

2.7/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On draft at Outback Steakhouse. Had to be done.

The beer is completely transparent and light yellow colored with a thin, wispy head. The aroma is really mild. Hard to get much in the nose even after letting the beer warm up a bit. Perhaps some grain and general macro lager scents. The flavor is pretty bland, with some hints of corn and grain. Not awful or offensive in any way, but wholly unexciting. The body is extremely thin, as expected from an adjunct lager. Watery and easy to drink rapidly. Perhaps a decent beer to guzzle whilst eating spicy chicken wings or play beer games with, but not something I would choose to savor or relish.

Serving type: on-tap

01-03-2012 23:51:34 | More by Huhzubendah
Photo of shaunb81


2.48/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - This brew poured a clear, golden body with a 1 inch head and medium lacing. Not impressive.

Smell - Mostly straw and grass with slight malts and some light hops. It gets a bit skunky later on.

Taste - Mostly watered down and a light malty flavor. There is also a little sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Carbonation is medium and it's balanced enough to go down pretty smoothly.

Overall - I must say that even though Fosters is Australian for beer, it should've been named the word that is Australian for mediocre. It's cheap at my local bar and now I see why...

Serving type: on-tap

05-13-2011 04:43:29 | More by shaunb81
Photo of Looneybiz


3.43/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got this on draft at one of my better local sports bars. Came out with no head but might have been the bartender's fault. But there wasn't any lacing either so maybe it is the beer.

Smell was so fient I couldn't get anything but a very light malt.

Taste was pretty decent actually. Maybe this is one of those beers that tastes better on draft but I liked it. Has your typical malty beginning but the flavor of the hops came out towards the end of the sip.

Watery mouthfeel but thats typical for this style.

Overall I would order it again as I enjoyed it along with my pizza.

Serving type: on-tap

05-02-2011 05:56:33 | More by Looneybiz
Photo of Knapp85


2.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is what I ordered the first time I ate at the Outback Steakhouse. I ordered it simply because I hadn't tried this beer yet. I knew going into it that it was a standard lager and wouldn't be overly amazed by this. The beer is basically what I expected. It's yellow and clear with a pretty good head on it, the head actually leaves some nice lacing. The flavors are of the standard hops and malts. This beer is a little bit heavier on the belly than something like a Coors original or Budweiser. Apart from it's fuller body this beer isn't much different than the rest of the lagers in America.

Serving type: on-tap

04-07-2011 03:03:13 | More by Knapp85
Photo of socon67

New York

2.85/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - Golden in color, some white foamy head. Notcieable carbonation.

S - Noticeably bland. Some scent of hops, but really minimal at best.

T - Tastes like an average light beer. A little bit of malt, and earthy spice. But it is very muted, and does not stand out.

M - I find it way too watery for one to enjoy.

O - It is a decnet beer for the macro crowd, but would not recommend it as a craft offering.

Serving type: on-tap

03-16-2011 23:37:05 | More by socon67
Photo of afogg0855


2.42/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

First time trying Fosters was at an Outback Steakhouse last night. Outback has a terrible selection of beer to begin with and I figured i might as well just try something I've never had before.

The mug arrived and it looked exactly like a watered down glass of apple juice. Light golden brown in color, clear. Zero head, zero lacing, very low carbonation.

It has very little scent but what is there smells clean... flavorless. It tastes slightly better than it smells, I'm able to pick out a minimal ammount of hoppiness mixed with a grassy, airy flavor.

I definitely will not have this beer again, but it's good to know what you like and what you don't like, so I'm glad I tried it.

Serving type: on-tap

03-14-2011 15:08:48 | More by afogg0855
Photo of DesMoinesMike


3/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

I felt it was fitting to have this while at Outback Steakhouse. This is what Australian's call beer? I thought Aussies were tough.
This is almost completely clear with a hint of yellow, like I just washed my tea bottle. The aroma is almost nonexistent, just a hint of grain. The taste is very light, a hint of grain and corn. Going down it's almost like flavored water but you can down a lot of it. If you're looking for a chug session beer, this is a good choice. If you're looking for quality, look elsewhere.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2011 02:50:34 | More by DesMoinesMike
Photo of beerprovedwright


3.43/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a frost covered mug, not to my liking, but that was how it came. Color was a dark yellow, with a two finger head. Smell was strong, bitter wheat, corn, malt. Taste, well balanced, refreshing tastes of mild roasted wheat, rye, malt, with just a tickle of hops. Quite pricey for what you get, should have been there for happy hour. Not quite as I remember while I was on Guam, or visiting Australia.

Serving type: on-tap

12-21-2010 20:36:09 | More by beerprovedwright
Photo of Thorpe429


2.3/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a clear golden color. A bit darker than many of the style. Visible carbonation and a white head. The nose is grain with a bit of light adjunct. The taste is slight grain but most of the taste is washed away by carbonation fairly quickly. Crisp and light. Drinks decent enough and will quench your thirst, but not a particularly good beer.

Serving type: on-tap

11-11-2010 13:50:00 | More by Thorpe429
Photo of Durge


3.35/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Tried one at Greg Norman's Australian Grille in Myrtle Beach, SC. It shows a watery pale straw yellow with just a vague white ring of head and barely a trace of lacing. The aroma is mellow cardboard sweet bread and a kiss of citrus. The flavor is dominant dry grass hops and a mild malt biscuit. A pretty stiff but tasteful carbonation though generally of weak constitution even for a lager. Plenty drinkable if you like what I would call a very ordinary flavor. Nothing memorable but a refreshing option for a few when in need.

Serving type: on-tap

05-05-2010 20:35:42 | More by Durge
Photo of ThaCreep


2.95/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Even if the first taste is not very famous, mouth slightly, gives, by its hopping, an overview sunny bitterness that leads to an interesting aftertaste with a frankly not bad at all. The beer is drunk very easily, just like warm milk. Nice american premium lager

Serving type: on-tap

04-17-2010 18:23:09 | More by ThaCreep
Photo of Beerandraiderfan


1.98/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Blech. Pours all typical fizzy yellow and looks the same. Smells like day old beer in a couch cushion, even on tap. Very carbonated, so I don't think it smells funky because its old. Adjuncts? Taste, a little better, but still not anything you'd ever want, unless you just don't like the taste of beer.

Mouthfeel, no hop quality to it, any potential confusion of some hop zest is probably due to the vast amount of bubbles in it. Drinkability? Eh, tastes like a very watered down, carbonated beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-17-2009 01:50:07 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Photo of thekanna


2.83/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Very pale yellow with about a finger of head and active carbonation that rises to the top.

S: Strong sweet malts upfront with some yeastiness and overall freshness.

T: Sweet grainy malts hit the palate, followed by a diacetyl creaminess and a slight hint of phenols.

M: Medium carbonation, crisp with a dry finish.

D: Decently drinkable; nice counterbalance to heavier flavors, especially those of grilled meat.

Serving type: on-tap

11-20-2009 06:30:00 | More by thekanna
Photo of santomark


1.35/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Appearance - Poured a tainted yellow color.

Smell - light hops with a slight lemon note.

Taste - Can't really taste anything in this beer. The way i can describe drinking this beer is like swallowing heartburn, had no flavor and made me feel nauseated.

Mouthfeel - was extremely carbonated and had a medium body. To be honest this would be better as a campaign, but I'm sure Fosters would find a way to screw it up too.

Drinkability - Was not drinkable at all; not because of what it has in it, but rather what it lacks in it.

Serving type: on-tap

07-02-2009 06:42:56 | More by santomark
Photo of biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

2.9/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A sunny afternoon on the strip, looking for a decent patio to enjoy the weather and the sights, and lo and behold, the old standard student pub has morphed into an Aussie-themed pub! The Outback now has competition in the kitschy 'Down Under in the Great White North' booze biz...

I couldn't sit down for the first time in such a place and not have a draft pint of that most famous of Australian potables in this part of the world. The beer arrives at the table, in the appropriately labeled glass, and appears a clear pale golden hue, with a minimum of thin white head, which leaves no lace. It smells of sweet white grain, and mildly skunky herbal hops. The taste is sweet, corn-flakes-like cereal grain, and mild earthy hops, somewhat acrid. The carbonation is moderate, the body kind of weak, and the finish off-dry. For a sunny patio, not a bad choice, but overall, nothing special - I don't think I'd order it again in different circumstances.

Serving type: on-tap

05-19-2009 23:16:55 | More by biboergosum
Photo of dude


3.33/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poor man's euro lager. Yellow and clear out of the tap. I don't care about foam/collar/whatnot. Smell is clean with some generic sweet notes. Taste is sweet, earthy hop flavor as well with a good balance. Mouthfeel is very smooth, creamy with a somewhat dry finish. I could, and did, drink a few without effort.

Serving type: on-tap

04-05-2009 03:31:40 | More by dude
Photo of TheHammer

Ontario (Canada)

2.95/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Came in a generic pint glass with a thumb of head with laced somewhat and slightly bellow average retention. The beer itself is a crystal clear yellow, which thankfully is not pale. Good signs of carbonation so not bad, albeit typical.

Smell - I'm catching a definite lemon scent with a background of corn, wheat and the faintest touch of hops. Needed to warm up a bit to catch the smell though and it a bit subdued. Nothing special nor revolutionary here.

Taste - Nothing complicated here, it's pretty much your standard adjunct lager. Slight grain and corn flavors, a minor kick of hops and at refreshing and guzzable flavor as a whole. Ends with a slight taste of lemon which seems a bit out of place. All in all, average, boring stuff that is meant for guzzling although it should be noted, no chemical taste.

Mouthfeel - Very smooth beer, but the carbonation starts to fade near the end of the beer. It also tastes a bit watered down, but it's not bad. This beer leaves no aftertaste, as that slight lemon taste at the ends seems to cleanse the pallet.

Drinkability - This beer is clearly made to be guzzled down like water. I could see myself getting more then one on the patio or at a party. It's refreshing, it's light, it leaves no aftertaste, it's not gassy, and it's good on the gut. However, it's not meant to be paired with food, as it lacks taste.

Final Thoughts - This beer is pretty much your standard Adjunct Lager, that's maybe slightly better then most because it doesn't leave a bad taste. It's boring to the taste, but can be put back faster then water and is clearly designed to get you hammered as fast as possible. Nothing much more can be said for this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

03-14-2009 02:36:57 | More by TheHammer
Photo of JamesS


3.55/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a very light golden, straw colow, with almost no head and no lacing. Nuetral scent, very light with sweetness and no detectable hops. Good crisp taste, not much there, but also no bad attributes; light, sweet, malt with no skunkiness. Goes down very smoothly. A good version of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

02-22-2009 18:52:00 | More by JamesS
Photo of magictrokini


2.98/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Okay, I've been told by an Aussie that this is their equivalent of a Miller/Natural Light. Still, its not terrible off the tap. Yellow with big white head. Sugary metallic aroma. Taste is grain and malt (way more metallic in the oil can). Can be inconsistent.

Serving type: on-tap

12-08-2008 23:16:25 | More by magictrokini
Photo of MrAleman

United Kingdom (England)

1/5  rDev -60.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Woeful lager, about the only one i've had that tastes of pretty much nothing. Also I think they must put some unpleasant chemicals in this, can lead to nasty side effects. So best to be careful drinking this. Then again it is lager so you could go on a bender and have 10 pints!

Serving type: on-tap

11-26-2008 11:32:39 | More by MrAleman
Photo of nrpellegrini


3.35/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had a 22oz at Outback.
Poured a clear golden color with a flimsy white head that didnt last long. Didnt smell of much, watery. It tasted better than I had expected. I expected it to taste water down but it had some body to it. Very carbonated, it was spritzing in my mouth but added a weird spice flavor. Overall I enjoyed it, could of had another.

Serving type: on-tap

09-15-2008 20:45:58 | More by nrpellegrini
Photo of Stonebreaker


3.5/5  rDev +37.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Had this at the ballpark which probably is leading towards a more favorable review, but so what? Unlike Budweiser and to a lesser extent Miller it actually looked like beer, the color when viewed from the top(opaque plastic cup) was amber and not pissy yellow, a plus.

Smell: Not much here.

Taste: It actually tasted like beer, maybe its the power of suggestion but I swear I can taste the rice in Bud and the corn in Miller now. This seemed to be less dependent on adjuncts.

Mouthfeel: Pretty weak.

Drinkability: Very drinkable, albeit a bit boring stuff, though for the import price tag I could get a Sam Smith or a Sam Adams so probably not going on the menu, unless I move down under.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2008 14:53:41 | More by Stonebreaker
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Foster's Lager from Foster's Group Limited
61 out of 100 based on 1,338 ratings.