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Foster's Lager - Foster's Group Limited

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BA SCORE
60
poor

1,472 Ratings
THE BROS
58
awful

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Ratings: 1,472
Reviews: 568
rAvg: 2.53
pDev: 24.9%
Wants: 9
Gots: 47 | 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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redluvr

Indiana

3/5  rDev +18.6%

11-15-2011 06:37:38 | More by redluvr
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videofrog

Texas

3/5  rDev +18.6%

11-14-2011 22:23:31 | More by videofrog
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azorie

Florida

1/5  rDev -60.5%

11-14-2011 15:28:41 | More by azorie
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pure gold with a ton of white, bubbly head that has decent retention. The nose smells primarily of corn with faint notes grassy hops. The taste is grainy, corn sweetness with grassy hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is clean, smooth, and well carbonated.

Overall, this beer is solid. As far as adjuncts go this one is superb. The balance is there, the sweetness is minimal, and there's no hint of metal as is usually noticeable in this style. I would definitely put this in my tailgate cooler.

Serving type: can

11-04-2011 23:31:21 | More by tdm168
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JoLight

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +48.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's super filtered, and has that pale adjunct lager color. The head is stark white and the head goes down very quickly.

The aroma consists of corn, clean water, some light barely malt/white bread.

As for the taste, the hop bitterness is very minimal. For a non-light American adjunct lager, it's not near as bitter as what you might find with Pabst or Coors (which neither of those are very heavy on hops to begin with). It's a lot more watery than I expected. Mostly you get the white breadiness, and that's really it-- along with some of the corn adjunct.

It's refreshing, crisp, and rather light for a non-light lager.

Although there are beers like this with more flavor and lower price, that's not to demean it in any way. It's not worth the price in my opinion, but it's a good beer.

Serving type: can

10-26-2011 22:53:06 | More by JoLight
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jsisko01

Michigan

2.93/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - Pours a clear, light golden color with a thin head that lingers for a little bit.

Smell - A little bit of a skunky smell and a grassy/hay smell to it. Nothing else really stands out.

Taste - Also tastes skunky.. Can't really point out flavors here. Maybe just the light hops. A very crisp drink though.

Mouthfeel - Very light with medium to mild carbonation.

Overall - Not a bad beer but nothing really special that stands out. I'd rather stick to something cheaper.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2011 01:15:12 | More by jsisko01
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750 mL oversized oilcan picked up at the Beer Store. This is the Canadian version, brewed domestically. I've had this before I think, but don't remember having strong feelings for it either way. An obnoxiously large can of beer deserves nothing less than an obnoxiously large mug to pour it into... unfortunately, giant oilcans are not very conducive to non-spilly pours. Lesson learned, I guess.

Pours a clear, pale golden colour, topped with a puffy white, uneven head about two fingers thick. Very effervescent; tons of bubbles cling to the sides of the glass and stream forth from the bottom. Head retention is surprisingly decent and there is a similarly surprising amount of lacing. The aroma is thoroughly uninteresting and basically what you'd expect from the style - grainy malts with corny undertones. A bit of a skunky smell; it wouldn't surprise me to find out this had been sitting on the shelf for a while.

This definitely tastes a little different than a lot of AALs. Not a whole lot better than them, mind you, but the flavour is a bit less muted for sure. Pale grain malts and damp corn provide the majority of the flavour, but there are some light fruity notes to provide at least a bit of character. No real hop presence. Pretty clean finish, maybe some very faint lingering dryness. Light-bodied and pretty watery, with less carbonation than the bubbly appearance would imply (still, it's enough to provide good bite). Easy to throw back.

Maybe it's just a 'grass is greener' effect, but the Aussies seem to really know how to make a proper adjunct lager. I like this stuff probably more than I should, and I had a similar opinion of VB. Don't get me wrong - it's an adjunct lager, so ultimately it's nothing to go out of your way for - but it's an adjunct lager done properly, with some character. I'd take this over most other Molson products any day.

Serving type: can

10-15-2011 04:21:22 | More by thehyperduck
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JohnFatAss

New Jersey

2.8/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Drank Fosters out of a can in a parking lot at a tail gate party.

Not the place to drink the most sophisticated beer in the world, so the Fosters was able to hold up its end of the bargain.

The beer was a little warmer than it should have been but still tasted alright. I have had much worse.

Just an average beer.

I didn't pay for it, so I can't factor the cost of the beer into my review.

It is not something I would buy on my own. Like I said, just an average beer.

Serving type: can

10-14-2011 03:53:16 | More by JohnFatAss
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gtermi

Texas

1.9/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I just dont get where this beer went. I know that as soon as MillerCoors took it over, it hasnt been as good. Anyways, I had this beer at Buffalo Wild Wings the other day and I was so disappointed. The appearance and smell were just terrible. It smelled and looked like your basic crap beer and I just wasnt impressed. The taste was the worst part of the beer. It was just of faint malt and that was really it. Overall this is one of the worst beers I have ever had. I can't stand anything about it and definitely the perfect drain pour.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2011 06:58:00 | More by gtermi
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CaptJackHarkness

New York

3.3/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

G'day, mate. but ya'll not be Waltzin Matilda with this one!

Fosters,may be Australian for beer, but I think it's American for boring!

It looks nice standard medium yellow, frothy short lasting head. It taste's just ok, a ricey grain flavor to it with a mildly bitter aftertaste. the oil can is cute though.

Serving type: can

09-21-2011 18:36:19 | More by CaptJackHarkness
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yemenmocha

Arizona

2.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

One of the least offensive adjunct lagers out there. Pours golden, good clarity, nice white head. Nose has slight cooked vegetables, cereal grains, and a Trace of smoky-metallic-herbal hops. Cereal grain sweet on the palate and the metallic hop element comes through. Not harsh. Not cooked veggies in palate either. Novelty oil can packaging is a change for me. Should I go sit on a street corner to imbibe ?

Serving type: can

09-05-2011 18:08:30 | More by yemenmocha
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CraftBeerTastic

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Ba Review #57
Served On: 9/4/2011
Glassware: Wheat Glass

Look: Poured from the 'Oil Can' into a tall wheat glass (for effect). Color was a bright yellow with a fizzy white head. Almost no carbonation.

Smell: Wet grains and a typical BMC smell of corn and yeast.

Taste: Palate was very clean with only traces of faint malt and sweet fruits. Extremely watery – I would say this is slightly better that a BMC. It also caused me to become very gassy. No detectable metallic or chemical notes though. I did notice some corn coming though as the beer warmed a little.

It was ok. I don’t think I’ll have it again. I just had to try it though. Call it a right of passage if you want.

Serving type: can

09-04-2011 19:15:13 | More by CraftBeerTastic
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theRooster90

Indiana

2.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Yellow, typical light beer look with pearl white head

S: Some malt, some grain, yeast

T: Not horrible but not good. Some light hops with something else I can't put my finger on. Some sweet overtones as well.

M: Some carbonation with low lingering

O: Not the greatest, not the worst. Probably wouldn't buy this again but if it were free I might drink it.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2011 01:55:49 | More by theRooster90
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750ml Can

Appearance – Clear yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some pretty solid lacing. The head lasted for around 4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains, bread, malts, corn, pears

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste breads/grains mixed with light hops and some cooked corn. There is also a bit of a pear/apple sweetness and maybe even some honey. It finishes with a corn syrup sweet aftertaste.

Overall – I know this beer is rated poorly on this site, but there's something about the taste that I enjoy. It's still just an adjunct beer, but it has a few nuances that set it apart from the rest. You could do worse.

Serving type: can

08-29-2011 17:57:21 | More by spinrsx
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

2/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

330ml can/bottle served into a Lager glass.Enjoyed several times since 1987.Light golden yellow.Thin head,some foam slowly dissipated.Not noticeable hints of adjuncts.Slightly light maltiness,hues of hops & kind of bitterness...that´s all can be said about flavors.Boring beer.Thin body,medium carbonation.Watery.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2011 01:12:41 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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JoeAmerican77

Colorado

2.23/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

The color of honey with a destructive white head...

White grapes and keystone light on the nose, also some caramel malts

Semi sweet malts and a hint of alcohol, some tin as well. I guess it tastes like an American adjunct lager

Has the body of water and beer pong

Overall not exciting, obviously just a macro beer

Serving type: can

08-21-2011 17:12:12 | More by JoeAmerican77
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sommersb

Tennessee

2.9/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Tasted On: 07-24-2011
Freshness: Best by 11-28-2011
Packaging: 750ml can
Glassware: Mug
Purchased: Single from Wal-Mart

The can says this beer was brewed in either Georgia or Texas instead of Australia. Crikey!

A: Clear, light yellow beer, with a big 4+ fingers of white head on pouring that settles in with fair retention. Lots of bubbles seen in the beer.

S: Very little in the way of aromas. I get some grassy notes and some sort of off, plastic odor.

T: Some light malt flavors with a slightly sweet taste. Also a little bitterness in the back, but has an astringent quality as well.

M: Medium-high carbonation and a thin body make for a crisp mouthfeel. Aftertaste is lightly bitter, and as the beer warms up, some sweetness as well.

O: Not too impressed. A good beer to quench your thirst, but there are dozens of other beers I'd select before this light lager.

Serving type: can

07-26-2011 04:19:06 | More by sommersb
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notchucknorris

California

2.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Somehow, I ended up with a big-ass can of this at a local restaurant.

A: Pale golden color with a thin white head and a lot of carbonation.

S: Sweet grain and a medley of other strange smells.

T: Sweet and a little malty with a whole lot of grain. Very faint grassy hop presence. Verrry faint.

Serving type: can

07-19-2011 17:00:18 | More by notchucknorris
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rvdoorn

Netherlands

2.3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Look: pours a clear yellow color with a white head.
Smell: Malts and some hints of grain, sweet and bit metallic.
Taste: Sweet malts and grain again, with some very light hop in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation and medium body
Overall: Just another below average lager

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2011 16:34:13 | More by rvdoorn
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

1.9/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This just hurts my heart, to be reviewing this from a bottle! Yes, I have already reviewed it from its iconic oil can CAN, but it just is not the same in a 12-oz. bottle.

I had about a half-a-finger of bone-white head that was on the wane by the time I was done with my pour and my lamentation. Color was a sunshine-yellow with NE-quality clarity. My, but the nose was heavy in terms of cereal adjuncts! Man, if they were looking to nail the style, this was how to do it. Mouthfeel was medium with a curious admixture of cereal adjuncts and a metallic tang on the tongue. Still think that taste is relegated to the area of CANs? Guess again! Finish was bland, cereal-like and that metallic taste was what lingered. If I am ever to drink this again, it will be either on-tap or out of a CAN. This was brutal!

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2011 20:47:36 | More by woodychandler
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

2.98/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A 500ml can with a BB of Nov 2011. The exterior states that the ABV is 4%, and that this was brewed in Edinburgh by Heineken UK (so much for Australia's amber nectar).

Poured into a Sam Smith's pint glass. A clear golden-amber colour with considerable carbonation. Yields a frothy head of white foam that disappears after a minute or two. Aroma of light malt with a funk of stewed leaves and a hint of sulfur. Not particularly good.

Tastes of light malt with a faint hint of grain. Mild bitterness and a slight stewed hop flavour in the background. No hoppy aroma to be found. Mouthfeel is crisp and tingly with some astringency. Weak aftertaste of light malt.

Not exemplary; particularly given that this tends to represent 'Australian beer' to most people. Although I have it on authority (from an Ozzie) that it isn't really sold in Australia - so it's just for export. Bland and pretty flavourless, with an unpleasant note to the aroma. If you must drink it, keep it cold....

Serving type: can

06-17-2011 20:56:54 | More by jazzyjeff13
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aval89

California

2.53/5  rDev 0%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: clear yellow.. 2 finger head.. lots of active carbonation..

S: corn.. grain.. pale malt .. slightly metallic.. sweet smelling

T: cooked corn upfront.. some grain.. some sweet malt with an almost spicy like finish.. has a slight slight bitterness at the end..

Mf: light & crisp..

O: an ok AAL..

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2011 08:28:29 | More by aval89
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projectflam86

Ohio

2.4/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A- Pours a crystal clear straw yellow color with a sizable white foam that fades quickly and leaves a touch of lace.

S- Faint malt sweetness but not much else.

T- Sweet corn maize with a solventy finish.

M- Light bodied with ok carbonation.

O- Overall its fairly predictable. Not much aroma or flavor but not as bad as some.

Serving type: can

05-26-2011 23:19:00 | More by projectflam86
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WoodBrew

Illinois

2.6/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Still sitting in the Bahrain Airport Exec lounge and just happy to have beer again after being in Saudi Arabia. Foster'sis a golden clear colored beer. It has nice carbonation and white foamy head that appears to be lacing well. There is no smell....maybe grain...if any. Taste is ok...not the greatest...there is a bit of heaviness with this beer, unusual for an American adjuct Lager...I dont mind heaviness...but c'mon give me some better flavor. The mouthfeel is fine. Maybe there is a reason they dont serve Foster's in Australia!!!

Serving type: can

05-26-2011 15:46:42 | More by WoodBrew
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spitInTheOcean

Michigan

1.53/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

drinking tonight from the oh-so-attractive 25.4 oz can "as seen on tv"

very decent head retention. more on lacing in a moment...

the aroma is bad. smells like corn and grain alcohol.

the taste i am afraid is also bad. taste like... corn and alcohol.
crisp finish, but it leaves an unpleasant aftertaste.

full carbonation, but otherwise feels thin in the mouth.

the lacing as it turns out is poor. its there a little but thinly.

overall this is a beer to avoid, even if you like lagers.

Serving type: can

05-18-2011 03:43:15 | More by spitInTheOcean
Foster's Lager from Foster's Group Limited
60 out of 100 based on 1,472 ratings.