Foster's Lager
Foster's Group Limited

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From:
Foster's Group Limited
 
Australia
Style:
Lager - Adjunct
Ranked #238
ABV:
5%
Score:
61
Ranked #29,966
Avg:
2.56 | pDev: 25.78%
Ratings:
2,245
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 09, 2022
Added:
Jul 10, 2001
Wants:
  30
Gots:
  412
SCORE
61
Poor
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2.77 by cbcrunch from Wyoming on May 09, 2022
 
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2.34/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

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
Photo of BJB13
2.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by BJB13 from Maryland

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
 
2.68 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Mar 05, 2022
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2.36/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75
by jimmah120 from Minnesota

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
 
Photo of Kiiz
2.9/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5
by Kiiz

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
Photo of Pokey57
3.2/5  rDev +25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by Pokey57 from Georgia

Good maintenance beer for the masses.

Jan 04, 2022
 
2.4 by AmatuerSurgeon from Missouri on Jan 03, 2022
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3.08/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by jkh15 from Michigan

Pretty solid. Would drink again. Malty and sweet. Almost no bitterness. Not nearly as bad as I expected.

Dec 18, 2021
Photo of GucciBalboa
1.88/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
by GucciBalboa from Nevada

This beer I liked early on until I realized all the stuff in it like corn syrup

Dec 14, 2021
 
3.3 by Scott_45 from Ohio on Nov 18, 2021
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3.2/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
by JZH1000 from Colorado

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
Photo of MikeWard
2.69/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

750ml can into a tall glass. Best by 2/28/22, so plenty fresh.

Looks nice enough, though pours a little syrupy. Crystal clear pale golden yellow body with good carbonation. Small white head retains well, a little lacing.

Unpleasant perfume/floral aroma.

On tasting, sweet, malty, drying, none of which is in a good way.

Mouth medium, finish initially sweet, then turns a nasty light bitterness.

Overall, while better than many of this style, still not something to be repeated.

Nov 07, 2021
 
2.44 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Oct 21, 2021
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2.15/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by DillonWheaton

I expected a mediocre light lager and somehow still got disappointed.

Oct 12, 2021
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4/5  rDev +56.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by bluestringer from Georgia

Cold and refreshing..........sometimes that's all you need or want.

Oct 08, 2021
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2.51/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5
by hankp59 from New York

Light straw color without anything beyond light malt. It’s not offensive, it just has no defining character beyond sweet malt. Cold, refreshing , and nothing else. Light malt how it’s supposed to be. Where’s the hops?

Aug 23, 2021
 
1.04 by bad_poetry from England on Aug 15, 2021
 
3.3 by MatthewJW from Wisconsin on Aug 06, 2021
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3.29/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 5
by SoCalNative from California

Hot day + ICE cold Foster's = Paradise

Well.... Paradise on a budget!

They only serve giant muffler sized cans here in California, so I got 3 Blue Lagers & 3 Green Ales.

This is the lager review:

Go buy a couple and throw them in the freezer until ALMOST frozen slush. Best if shotguned. (Yup. The WHOLE can.)

Don't worry about thanking me.

Thank the Aussies that made it and the Texans that brew it here in the US!!!

Jul 06, 2021
 
3.25 by carrcolind from District of Columbia on Jul 03, 2021
 
 
2.67 by BEZMEZ on May 29, 2021
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2.8/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
by LucaDiCriscio from Pennsylvania

Has a sour after taste. There's better beers for same price.

May 15, 2021
 
2 by doctorgary from New York on May 13, 2021
 
3.05 by Hazey92 from New York on May 13, 2021
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2.31/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5
by md3kcn from North Carolina

Purchased as a single can from Exxon for $1.99. Poured into a pils glass.

L - Gigantic can aside, it pours a pale amber. Half-finger pale ginger head that dissipates extremely fast.
S - Sweetness. Wheat and corn, a bit of rice, and grass. Not very complex, but not exactly offensive.
T - Tastes like it smells. Relatively sweet, with a strong general grain backing. A bit of a green tea note.
F - Very refreshing. Light carbonation. Easy to drink.
O - As far as single cans go, this is the best bang-for-the-buck you can find at a gas station. Easy to drink, hits the spot on a hot day, and is a relatively inoffensive brew. It's like the Aussie Budweiser. This being said, I've had better beers for cheaper. Taking into account what it's trying to be, it's not bad. Could be better, but not bad. Wouldn't turn down one if you gave it to me, and would probably continue buying one can every few months, but I wouldn't have it all the time.

May 12, 2021
 
3.37 by Wilkolaczek94 from Connecticut on May 08, 2021
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3.46/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75
by Tacoma223 from New York

The beer looks way better than it taste. Beautiful foamy head that stays for a while. The color is a beautiful lager orange caramel. But the smell is very grainy with a sweet scent. The taste confirms it very sweet beer with a grainy taste. No real bitterness , mouth feel is very slick it goes down easy. Overall it’s not a bad beer but not a good one either. It didn’t offend me nor surprise me.

Apr 22, 2021
 
1.99 by simonrgilbert57 from California on Apr 04, 2021
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2.73/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.25
by cjgiant from District of Columbia

Crystal clear, with a white head that doesn't do much but comes and goes as it pleases. Typical of AALs, not much on the nose until it warms, and then it gets a bit corny. Some mineral and grass notes struggle to fit in. Taste is pretty bland out the gate - and then there's the adjuncts and some mineral notes, maybe a little grass. Nothing is jumping out each sip, but there is a dry grassy bitterness that builds a very light foundation as I drink. Unfortunately, the mineral to metallic note (which is quite light, but all things are realitive in this beer) doesn't work for me and detracts from what would could be an completely inoffensive bland offering.

Apr 02, 2021
 
2.78 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Mar 29, 2021
Foster's Lager from Foster's Group Limited
Beer rating: 61 out of 100 with 2245 ratings