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Foster's Lager - Foster's Group Limited

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BA SCORE
60
poor

1,730 Ratings
THE BROS
59
awful

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Ratings: 1,730
Reviews: 601
rAvg: 2.52
pDev: 25%
Wants: 15
Gots: 164 | 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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Ratings: 1,730 | Reviews: 601
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 smb
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-

Photo of MustyDusty
2.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of vancean2
2.31/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Tommyplink
2.69/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of olradetbalder
2.31/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of gazzaboy789
3/5  rDev +19%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of docoman
3/5  rDev +19%

Funny when younger I thought this was a premium beer... still OK, but only ice cold, I'll get one with a steak at good ole Outback steakhouse now and then.

Photo of SeattleBoB76
1.25/5  rDev -50.4%

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3/5  rDev +19%

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2.75/5  rDev +9.1%

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3/5  rDev +19%

Photo of TylerSeitz52
2.24/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of Spence138
3.5/5  rDev +38.9%

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Foster's Lager from Foster's Group Limited
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