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Foster's Lager | Foster's Group Limited

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Foster's Group Limited
Australia
fosters.com.au

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by kbub6f on 07-10-2001

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#44,514
Reviews:
650
Ratings:
2,055
pDev:
25.3%
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Ratings: 2,055 |  Reviews: 650
Reviews by tyleeis:
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3.75/5  rDev +48.2%

More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
3.11/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 25.4 oz can with no description of the beer and no freshness date.

Appearance: Pale sunny clear golden colour, good frothing of a white head when first poured. Yields a rocky and slowly dissipating two fingered head that soon enough is virtually gone.

Smell: Hint of malted grain, traces of cooked veggies and husky undertones make up the aroma which is relatively clean.

Taste: Crisp and grainy with a slightly refreshing smoothness. Light to moderate body. Sweet grain leans towards husky with light biscuity and powdery flavours. Even hop bitterness that couples well with the fresh graininess. Vague astringent flavours are mild and hard to trace back to their grain and hop origins. Husky finish that gradually dries.

Notes: A pretty drinkable lager, nothing to go “beer crazy” over. A good beer to wash down a working man’s meat and potatoes meal.

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Photo of docoman
3/5  rDev +18.6%

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.

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Photo of Turkzil
3.63/5  rDev +43.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

I live in Florida. We can't drink heavy beer in hot weather. Fosters is cheap, it's light, and it's refreshing. I'm an IPA lover but Fosters is a good beer to take down when you're in the middle of a hot summer. It is not a specialty beer but I prefer it over Budweiser any day. It is light gold in color, smells citrusy but tastes bland, has white foam, and is not bad when taking down a pint in ten seconds to cool down. Gives a good buzz.

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Photo of pat61
3.25/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L: brilliant gold with a vigorous 3" ivory cap with good retention

S: grain, some fresh bread dough, and a mild dose of floral hops

T: bready with a pleasant bitter accent and a mild sweetness. It finishes dry and crisp

F: medium body and medium carbonation

O: It is not a great beer but it is a lot of beer and if you are really thirsty or have some Vegemite, the big can is nice

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Photo of Schlitz74
2.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from the classic oil can into a big mug, it has a pillowy white soapy head, the beer in neither bad nor great, it is easy drinking with no bad after taste, it would be refreshing on a hot day. This is better than a lot of adjunct lagers.

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Photo of metter98
2.4/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down, leaving a bit of lacing on the surface and a small collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Faint aromas of grainy malts are present in the nose along with some hints of corn adjuncts.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that the flavors aren't as prominent because they are somewhat masked by a light amount of bitterness from the hops.
M: It feels rather light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: There's nothing overly special about the taste of this beer, but it seems to be a little more palatable compared to other beers in the style because the bitterness helps to mask some of the flavors of adjunct malts.

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Photo of Stockatron
1.52/5  rDev -39.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Just another truly awful bland lager. You cant find it anywhere in Australia, I guess its just contract brewed everywhere ... the recipe is probably pretty simple. The bigs cans you can get in the US are hilarious though, thumbs up for that, makes me remember the Simpsons. Perhaps its best drunk over a game of knifey spooney !!

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Photo of Bouleboubier
3.19/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

(750 ml can, US brewed, JAN0818... poured into a fat wine glass)

review # 1100

L: crystal-clear, pale yellow-brass colored liquid; poured with more than a finger width of loose, sizzly foam, which receded to a spotted, broken cap in under a minute, eventually gone entirely

S: fresh, finely-ground corn meal, corn stalk, vague dry cidery esters, mild cereal graininess... weak overall, but not Natty weak

T: corn tortilla and sand... dry with a delicate husky bitterness... mostly grain-forward, maybe only a faint blond tobacco-like hop flavor lingering in the finish, maybe a little nip of candy sweetness as it goes along... by the end, notably dry with one of the most minimal residual aftertastes in memory

F: not terribly gassy - either a good or bad thing, depending - here, in this glass, it could use a little more gas, as it does have marginally more body than the flavor warrants - kinda just slogs through - tall, narrow glass might be best... would be more of a chore to drink if it didn't leave nearly no mark of it having passed through your face

O: passable, as in 1) it'll do, 2) I'll pass... Bud and Miller has more flavor than this... Foster's lager may be more on par with a Japanese rice lager... it's greatest asset and defining character is its dryness and uncompromising absence of character

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Photo of scottfrie
3.1/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

750ml can into SN imperial pint glass. Rated to style.

A: Pours a clear light yellow color with a frothy and thick bright white head that faded into a dense cap of foam. A complex network of lace was left down the glass.
S: I get light notes of crackery malt, corn, minerals, and a touch of peppery hop spice.
T: Clean, light, crackery malt taste mixed with maybe a touch of flaked corn. Very low hop presence is spicy and slightly leafy. Not the worst flavor profile, although the aftertaste has sour quality. Peppery, corn, creamy, crackery, bready, and sour. Light mineral quality as well.
M: Light body, slightly creamy mouthfeel, lightly peppery, fluffy carbonation.
O: Not the worst adjunct swill on the market. Fairly east to drink and more flavorful than most. As it warmed though, this became harder to drink.

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Photo of TPZEM
2.16/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a golden yellow with a thick head. Lots of lacing here, but as soon as the head dissipates there is not really much in the way of lacing. Carbonation seems to last forever. Smells of a corn and wheat mix. No real hop aroma. Tastes of a lightly sweet corn but no flavor outside this. Light body. Not a bad AAL, just not a good one.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
2.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Best by 10/1/12.

Pours a clear light yellow with a 2 inch foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Random patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, corn flakes, and sugar. Taste is of grain and sweetened corn flake flavors. There is a very mild bitterness that quickly fades after each sip and turns into a slightly medicinal flavor. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer in the main area: flavor. The sweet corn mixed with the medicinal flavors on the aftertaste aren't too tasty in this one.

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Photo of mdargis
3.04/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - Golden in color and produce a small head
S - Sweet taste
T - Taste is easy to enjoy, no bitterness
M - light to medium
O - I love the can, nice and big like me, great for a warm day

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Photo of Hackattack
2.88/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Another one of those beers that used to be an import. Now they use the original recipe but brew it in another country from where it was born . It is not all that bad though.

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Photo of Knapp85
2.68/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is what I ordered the first time I ate at the Outback Steakhouse. I ordered it simply because I hadn't tried this beer yet. I knew going into it that it was a standard lager and wouldn't be overly amazed by this. The beer is basically what I expected. It's yellow and clear with a pretty good head on it, the head actually leaves some nice lacing. The flavors are of the standard hops and malts. This beer is a little bit heavier on the belly than something like a Coors original or Budweiser. Apart from it's fuller body this beer isn't much different than the rest of the lagers in America.

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Photo of TCP2017
4.22/5  rDev +66.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm not saying that Foster's Lager is by any means the best American Adjunct around, but I believe it deserves a lot more credit than it's getting on this page. It is true, most Aussies aren't fans of Foster's. But, more than anything; it's a good brew, for a good price. What's not to love about that?

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Photo of danasofia
3.01/5  rDev +19%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

One of the better mass market lagers as far as I'm concerned, on par with craft pilsners in appearance and feel, only falls short in taste but is still solid for what it is and it's style.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
2.87/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

as the adjuncts go, I like fosters. interesting fact is that nobody in Australia drinks this, but it has been marketed in the united states as their national drink, remarkable commentary on global capitalism, but I digress. oil can is a great serving after a long shift as a line cook, let me tell you. crisp and clean, no off aromas or flavors, and while it lacks the feel and complexity and richness of a great ipa, which I would always prefer, it refreshes with the best of them. light malt and hops in balance, but the point is to be drinkable, and that it is. perhaps a bit more carbonation than necessary, but it works for me, I just burp a lot. this is not Australian for beer at all, as they have a diverse and burgeoning craft industry there that is way underrepresented in American markets, but fosters has a niche here and it fills it well. a little more to this one than the American crap beers, so I choose it for those reasons.

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Photo of gandres
2.72/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

750 mL can poured to pint glass
Sight: light amber golden liquid, medium white foam dissipates quickly
Smell: Malty
Taste: low bitterness, some sweetness
Fell: good carbonation, abrupt finish
Overall: good beer, ok to repeat, but not look for
drank: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 9:03 PM

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Photo of Lemreway16
1.13/5  rDev -55.3%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Only bearable if stone cold this is just an example of how a nation that creates such good wine has no idea of how to brew. Quite simply a disgusting tasteless example of lager rather than beer.

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Photo of mojohawk21
1.75/5  rDev -30.8%

Photo of RoyalT
1.98/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Appearance – Thin yellow body with a cheap head that went down quickly.

Smell – The grainy skunk came out in force here.

Taste – The creamy nature of this beer can’t hide the Gummi-Bear sugars and hallow flavors.

Mouthfeel – Flat, watery, and unsubstantial.

Drinkability – The kangaroos are probably spitting this one out. Fosters adds a smooth style to the standard piss formula, but this ale has little else to offer.

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Photo of cam477
2.25/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of t2grogan
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of Tiernan
2.36/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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