Foster's Lager - Foster's Group Limited

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1,671 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,671
Reviews: 575
rAvg: 2.52
pDev: 25%
Wants: 13
Gots: 114 | FT: 0
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Style | ABV
American Adjunct Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-10-2001)
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Photo of rednrag
2.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Figured I,
d try this again after a few years. Last time I had it, it was brewed under license in Canada, and was not as good as the Fosters I'd had from Australia.

Well, I get this home and see now that it's brewed by somebody called Oil Can in Georgia and Texas! Whats goin on here?

One taste lets me know I will not buy this again. I will finish this 6 pack and think back to the days when Fosters was a pretty decent beer from down under, mate.

Photo of sophisticated
3.03/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I got a 25 oz. huge can for $2.60. I've never had a Foster's NOR a beer from Australia. So hey, why not.

A) crystal clear straw colored with massive white foam that left quite a bit of lace

S) smell was extremely mild but vaguely sweet/carby. a tiny bit of hops.

T) Pleasantly surprised! For this type of beer I was expecting the worst, so this was actually not bad. Certainly not very flavorful. Bland and watery. Mildly lemon, apple, then slight bitterness. Very slightly metallic, but this taste is less-so than other macro adjuncts lagers.

MF) watery, thin, and lots of carbonation

D) Pretty good for this style! Refreshing and mild, good to wash down a meal or on a hot day. 25 ounces is A LOT though for something that is not so good. But for what it is, it's okay!

Photo of MOB210SA
2.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2 finger quickly dissipating head. Disappearing before my eyes. Medium yellow/gold color. Not too great looking. Eventually the head died down to practically nothing.

Pungent corn aroma with some wheatiness and some metallic to it.

Mostly a corny metallic taste. Not the worst, but def not the best. I guess its better than a lot of other AALs.

Light body, thin and watery. I want to say carbonated water. Well, Its light and despite its taste Its moderatly drinkable. Moderate might be pushing it.

Sadly Im guessing this is the Budweiser of Australia?

Photo of matty
3.4/5  rDev +34.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yellow colored beer with a rapidly fading head.Aroma and taste are typical macro like.It is refreshing and smooth.It's at it's best when it's ice cold.Perfect for summer outings or when watching football games.I've always been a fan of macros and this is no exception.

Photo of tjd112
2.23/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

This review is for the beer in the oil can. The colour of the beer is piss yellow with fizzy carbonation. The smell is not much better, nothing more than corn and rice, with some grassy hops. The taste was metal mixed with adjuncts and the mouthfeel was light. Overall, this beer does not pass muster, though it is better than other adjunct beers.

Photo of Midway
2.88/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - Dark brownish colour, Good smoke emmited, a spongy looking head with lots of bubbles, creamy.

Smell - Slighty sweet but also a slighty bitter smell.

Taste - Bitter and skunky taste.

Mouthfeel - Light feel and very carbonated.

Drinkability - Ok consumption, easy to drink would have a few more.

Photo of GeezLynn
2.03/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from a can into pint glass.

Golden blonde color, with a half inch of short-lived white head.
Aroma is not very appetizing. Smells like old dirty lager. Also cooked vegetables and metal. Not going to try too hard here. Standard corny adjunct. Slightly sweet, but otherwise bland with very little hops. And..not sure what that other flavor is but if I had to guess, I'd say....dried grasshopper. Mouthfeel is flat and watery, and adds additional insult to the flavor. Slight alcohol bite at the end.

Have stayed away from this one for a few years and with good reason. Could be me, but seems like this beer has gotten worse since then. About the best thing I can say for it is that I love big cans like this and that I have had much worse beer. Next time I get the burning desire to grab an oil can off the supermarket shelves, it will probably be a Molsen XXX.

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

Poured from a big can into a huge frozen glass mug.

A: Brownish-yellow, like a sick person's pee with a big frothy head.

S: Typical adjunct scent with a burnt, melted plastic underlying the corn and stale grain character.

T: A lot like the smell, unfortunately. Has a very plastic quality in the aftertaste.

Drinkability: Not so much. I'd much rather go for PBR or Miller High Life if I'm going to go this route.

Value: Extremely overpriced. I've seen this for around $11.99 per 12 pack. That's a total gip when you can get Miller High Life for around eight bucks per 12 pack.

Overall: Foster's, Australian for piss.

Photo of kikobcn
2.15/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance is a clear pale yellow gold with a big white head

Smell :is grainy malts with maybe a small hint of the hops.

Taste: little bit bitter.

Mouthfeel: bitter and not so good. leave in your mouth light malty sensation

Drinkability is ok. It goes down easy and is not soo alchoolic.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
1.98/5  rDev -21.4%
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.

Photo of bob3701
2.78/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a Sam Adams glass. I have not had this brew in a very long time and bought the can so I can attempt to cook a beercan turkey. I drank and enjoy this beer a lot in college but today was wondering what the attraction was. Tastes like imported yellow fizzy stuff.

Photo of rootbeerman
2.98/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

oil can poured into pint glass

A: straw, with finger thick white head with medium lacing
S: grainy, light hops in the background.
T: light malts, rice, barely any hops
M: crisp, medium carbonation
D: easy to drink, but must be cold. good choice if you goto outback i guess

Photo of MrStark
2.7/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 25.4 oz can into a nonic pint glass.

Appearance is a quite clear pale yellow gold with a big foamy white head with good retention leaving bits of sticky lacing.

Smell is basically grainy malts with maybe a small hint of the hops.

Taste matches the smell with grainy malts and not much else. No real noticeable hop bitterness in it, maybe just a slight hint at the end. Not a terrible flavor, but nothing impressive.

Mouthfeel is a fairly light for the style, with somewhat mild carbonation and a crisp finish.

Drinkability is ok. It does go down easy and would be a good session beer. But overall the taste doesn't leave me wanting anymore. I will drink it, but I wouldn't go looking for more.

Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.58/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

12 ounce bottle - $1.29 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clear, golden body with a foamy, frothy, white head.

Smell: Sweet-smelling aroma with mere, vague hints of barley and little else.

Taste: Sweet light pale malts with faint, fleeting grain hints. Incredibly small amount of floral hops and bitterness, leaving this one to finish sweet and somewhat crisp.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.

Drinkability: Pass this one by, folks. Foster's has very little to offer beyond a simple, basic sweetness and some carbonation -- like a soda!

Photo of rfabian
3.8/5  rDev +50.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tumbler it produces a 4 inch head that leaves lots of lacing. The appearance is pale and crystal clear. The smell is mainly of malts with a hint of hops. The taste is slighly hoppy with moderate sweetness and malt taste. I don't get any hint of adjunct aroma or taste here. The feel is light to medium bodied with a clean finish. This is a very drinkable beer.

Photo of thekanna
2.83/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

Photo of BARFLYB
2.78/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

25oz big can into some small glasses, shared with Birradr14. Have not had this in years.

A- Bright amber with some gold trimmings, a big white head that had no legs and left minimal lace.

S- Like a lager with a big grain bill and malts surrounding that, not picking up any hops from this at all.

T- See above. There is also some very small amounts of baked bread and surprisingly no metallic taste from the can. This is not good beer but it's not horrible.

M- Thin and highly carbonated. 1/2 way through the can I could feel the carb rumbling in my stomach. The taste is not huge so therefore there is no aftertaste to speak of, fosters comes and goes.

D- Glad I split the 25oz can because i suspect the carb would of did some damage to me with some bubble guts. Perhaps if that was toned down i would be able to finish the oil can by myself, for now smaller cans would be ideal. I suspect this tastes like shit out of a bottle so the can is the only way i would go. The taste is not memorable, but it's also not horrifying.

Photo of imanidiot777
2.48/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Very pale gold color, clear, decent sized white head but dissipates very fast.

S: Not good at the smells but nothing special, grainy.

T: Pretty grainy, maybe a little hoppy at the very end but not anything impressive, pretty average.

M: Pretty light for a "lager", if you want to call it that. Not enough carbonation.

D: Goes down pretty smooth but has a weird after taste.

Photo of DerBayer
1.58/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

The look and mouthfeel of this beer are distinctly average and that s about the best thing that can be said.

The smell is not offensive but thin thin thin and faint and the taste is thin yet sickly with adjunct grains - not at all impressed.

I can never even finish a single can/bottle/glass of this because it gets so boring to drink

Photo of BBri
2.93/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

If you're not drinking this from an "oil can" you're not experiencing what Fosters should be! Darker than it's US counterparts with a more pungent and malty smell. Taste has a real bite too it, but flavorful at the same time. Mouthfeel is nothing special. Drinkability is good, but get that can done before it starts to get warm! Goes best with BBQ'd walaby or platypus.

Photo of flagmantho
2.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from 750mL oilcan into a pint glass.

Appearance: very pale straw color with a giant white foam head.

Smell: regular bland grainy aroma I have come to expect from an adjunct lager.

Taste: mostly graininess; a little tartness of which I'm not fond. Not exceptionable, but not exceptional either.

Mouthfeel: light body, little carb. Not good.

Drinkability: this beer is on the bad side of mediocre, even for an adjunct lager. I'm not gonna dump it out, but I doubt I'll be buying another one again.

Photo of wahhmaster
2.48/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pilsner glass.

Appearance: Pours a translucent golden color with plenty of carbonation bubbles. The thick, fizzy head dissipates slowly leaving some nice lacing.

Smell: Typical macro territory here...grainy and sweet.

Taste: Once again, typical macro territory here. Really grainy with a hint of sweetness to it. Kind of bleh.

Mouthfeel: Thin, watery, and over-carbonated. Nothing great.

Drinkability: Pretty much your typical macro. Don't waste your time or money on this worthless import when there are plenty of cheaper, better macros out there.

Photo of HopsRunner
2.15/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

The notable parts of the beer I found was the sweet smell and the malty taste compared to that of other Lagers.

Being a beginner initially the smell threw me off as somewhat sweet and apparently the word i was looking for was malty.

The head i got on it was white and half a dime which quickly dissipated. Clear golden yellow in color.

The taste was malty and and very light. It went down smooth but i was not impressed overall by the slight difference than that it had with an American Lager.

Photo of Mavajo
3.2/5  rDev +27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

If I have to drink an adjunct lager, this one is probably my choice.

Pours the typical pale yellow/golden color with an average white head. Smell and taste are typical of the kind. Thin mouthfeel. For whatever reason, I find Foster's to be slightly more enjoyable and drinkable than other adjuncts. That said, it's still an adjunct. Nothing interesting going on here at all.

Photo of burnstar
2.73/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Pours a clear light gold with a big persistent white head. Aroma is very faint. Maybe a little malt and some grassy hops but there's not much there. Tastes sweet. Malt maybe some adjucts- rice. Maybe just a touch of herbal hops. A bit watery. Overall this is not offensive at all- there's just very little to it. Easily drinkable. Passable for the style.

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