Foster's Lager
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Foster's Group Limited
American Adjunct Lager
Ranked #248
Ranked #30,168
2.56 | pDev: 25.39%
Apr 16, 2023
Jul 10, 2001
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Reviewed by Father-of-two from California

3.51/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5
Presentation: 25.4 ounce can poured into a pint glass

Look: Rich golden color. Small foamy head. Looks better than other comparable beers.

Smell: Grainy, cereal like smell. Minor hops odor.

Taste: Grainy, cereal taste to begin with, and a bitter hops aftertaste. The taste is distinct and enjoyable.

Feel: Mouth feel is decent. Smooth with a bit of a seltzer feel at the end.

Overall it is a respectable lager. Nothing remarkable about it but it has a distinct taste which sets it apart from other similarly priced beers. I'd recommend this beer if you're on a budget, but still want a flavorful lager.
Apr 16, 2023
Rated: 4.17 by morsa_95 from California

Mar 21, 2023
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Reviewed by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

3.18/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
This was not a terrible lager. It was reasonably dry, without the corruption of sweeter cereal grains. The body was well carbonated, with the carbonation, being very visible. The grains that came in the initial, lead to a clean, dry finish. On a hot day, this would be exceptionally drinkable.
Feb 27, 2023
Rated: 2.3 by not2quick from Missouri

Feb 24, 2023
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Reviewed by Papercut4 from Wisconsin

3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Pours out of the enormous can a crystal clear gold with an inch of head that dissipates quickly. Smells malty with a bit of sweetness. Taste follows the nose well with a good solid mouthfeel. I was expecting a "bad beer" from my peers' opinions about it, but I actually kinda liked it.
Feb 04, 2023
Rated: 3.25 by Corburk from Pennsylvania

Jan 29, 2023
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Reviewed by mfletterman from North Carolina

3.64/5  rDev +42.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This beer is very delicious. Yeah it's relatively cheap but it's a very good tasting lager. An a matter of fact it's my favorite beer now. It comes in a 25 oz. can and it's just a great lager. Not too hoppy and goes down good. I recomend this to anyone who likes just a neutral tasting lager beer. It gives you the buzz you want but the hangover isn't any worse than some of the others I've drank.. Try it. You'll probably like itl....
Dec 27, 2022
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Reviewed by detgfrsh from Texas

2.85/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
From a 750ml can. Hard to pour, I guess you're just supposed to drink it out of the can. Clear golden color with white foamy head. Smells of light grain and straw. Light body. Earthy grain flavor. Basic macro lager. Nothing really stands out.
Dec 09, 2022
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Reviewed by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

3.21/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a can into a pint glass. Pours straw yellow orange with a fluffy white head. Smells of cereal grain, not too strong but not too weak. Tastes of cereal grain. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, an average beer.
Nov 09, 2022
Rated: 2.6 by dd53grif from Michigan

Nov 07, 2022
Rated: 1 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Nov 06, 2022
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Reviewed by bbtkd from South Dakota

3.54/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Foster's Lager, 5% ABV. Pours golden with a 5-finger white head that left great lacing. Nose is malty and sweet. Taste follows, plus slight grain and bitterness. Decent mouthfeel, overall very good. Be sure to say "Foster's" with an Australian accent.
Oct 28, 2022
Rated: 2.03 by Scotchboy from Idaho

Oct 17, 2022
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Reviewed by datstankadank from New Jersey

3.07/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
average lager, 5 percent abv. good head on a hard pour into 500 ml pilsner urquell glass. good retention, good lacing, fair taste. clean, possibly a tad sweeter than your average american macro style lager. inoffensive, would pick up again.
Oct 14, 2022
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Rated by Americandrinker1995

3.11/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Its a nice refreshing beer with a corny taste. Nothing special just a typical lager you can drink with a pizza or burger.
Oct 05, 2022
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Reviewed by DrOfGolf from Delaware

2.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
Very light golden color with a large white head that goes away quickly. Very carbonated. Has a skunky light hop smell. Tastes grainy but very watered down. Not at all what I remember from my younger days.
Oct 05, 2022
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Reviewed by NorsemanOne from Utah

2.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
25 oz can

Brewed in the US which was a bummer to find out.

Pours yellow with a fair head.
Smell is sweet, light and almost sharp.
Very effervescent but doesn't linger.

Honestly, it's my go-to macro beer and I enjoy it as such.
Oct 03, 2022
Rated: 1.84 by TreyJ88

Sep 24, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

2.5/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
2003: (330 ml bottle, ABV 4.5%): Light golden colour, large head that doesn't last long. Initial fresh Heineken-like aroma that doesn't linger, bland watery flavour, aftertaste has a little strange and unpleasant bitterness in the end. So boring they could have named it "Neville Chamberlain".
Jul 13, 2022
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Reviewed by MaltsOfGlory from Oregon

3.37/5  rDev +31.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
25oz can

Pours over a finger of pillowy, slightly fizzy white head into my Kolsch glass. Retention is decent for a macro, the head hangs around a minute or two, but surely fades soon enough. Initial lacing actually looks ok as well.

Nose is pretty standard, light malt, corn, some sweetness.

Flavor has some light maltiness, faint corn, very one dimensional. No hop flavor to speak of, but what do you expect? That said, it's actually not bad, pretty clean.

Carbonation is on the higher side. Light, but has a little body. Not bone dry like some lagers, this has a little sweetness to it. Bitterness is barely there. Overall a serviceable mouthfeel.

Drinkability is great.

Appearance turned out ok. Lacing just barely held on.

This isn't exceptional, but "clean" is ahead of the curve for a macro. Overall it's unoffensive and easy drinking. Not bad.
Jul 13, 2022
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Reviewed by Vyre

2/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
If you want beer that tastes like corn and nothing else, then this is the beer for you. Not the worst beer, but probably never going to get it again in the future. I had this out of a can so maybe the bottle is different though.
Jul 04, 2022
Rated: 2.77 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

May 09, 2022
Rated: 2.52 by cold_beer

May 07, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by etan420 from Illinois

May 02, 2022
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

2.34/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
No idea how I never did review this stuff. The iconic oil cans were a big draw for my teen self to feel like I was drinking a grown-up beer. This stuff's not that great, even in the AAL world when compared up against the likes of PBR or Bud.
Apr 14, 2022
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Reviewed by BJB13 from Maryland

2.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
750 ml can poured into a tumbler style pint glass.
Brewed in Texas.

Looks and smells decent but taste and mouthfeel are poor. Malty and grainy, not sweet, rather astringent. Highly carbonated, crisp with harsh alcoholic bite. Seems below average even for an Adjunct Lager.
Apr 03, 2022
Rated: 2.68 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Mar 05, 2022
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Reviewed by chum_husk from Minnesota

2.36/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75
750ml can

This is the beer I used to steal from my dad when I was [REDACTED] years old, grabbing out of the minifridge while controlling each smooth muscle movement as to not let any sound penetrate up into the upper caverns of my old suburban household. It was just okay back then, now it is pretty awful, caramel malts that are astringent and slick on the tongue, basically tastes like grain and cheap cereal, along with a half shot of even cheaper vodka. Ugh
Feb 12, 2022
Rated: 2.77 by PapaGoom

Jan 31, 2022
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Reviewed by Kiiz

2.9/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5
Not sure why but the name and look really speak to me. Also it’s Australian so that’s cool. Just looks like an old oil can or what I assume they used to look like. Either way, I approve even if it’s just an adjunct, if your drunk enough anything will taste good.

Edit: good is comparative, it taste like oily sandy mud but much better than many other adjuncts. Also cool can.
Jan 21, 2022
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Rated by Pokey57 from Georgia

3.2/5  rDev +25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Good maintenance beer for the masses.
Jan 04, 2022
Rated: 2.4 by AmatuerSurgeon from Missouri

Jan 03, 2022
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Rated by jkh15 from Michigan

3.08/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Pretty solid. Would drink again. Malty and sweet. Almost no bitterness. Not nearly as bad as I expected.
Dec 18, 2021
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Rated by GucciBalboa from Nevada

1.88/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
This beer I liked early on until I realized all the stuff in it like corn syrup
Dec 14, 2021
Rated: 3.3 by Scott_45 from Ohio

Nov 18, 2021
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Reviewed by JZH1000 from Colorado

3.2/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Look is very good for an adjunct 3ish finger head on first pour out of the 750mL can. Laces when I drink pretty well and is a darker straw color but still pretty pale.

Smell gives away some macro properties and has an odd metallic off smell, but the malt comes through, the off smell could be the hops but other than that no standard hop smell detected.

The taste is mild sweet and grainy in a good way if you like malts with a hint of hop bitterness befor the sweet finale, but again the hops are just hinted at.

Feel is smooth and soft, easy to drink, but clearly not light. Very foamy once you sip but in a good way, not overwhelming.

Overall it's good for the price point, about 3 bucks at a neighborhood liquor store. For the only way to get it being in a single 750ml can it's pretty good, but still not super interesting. I would drink again every few months for the novelty of the can.
Nov 13, 2021
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