Foster's Lager | Foster's Group Limited

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Foster's LagerFoster's Lager

Brewed by:
Foster's Group Limited

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by kbub6f on 07-10-2001

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

We pour a golden-straw colored brew. It holds a half finger tall head of big white bubbles. This disappears almost immediately, leaving half the liquid covered with those same big bubbles. Little lacing is noted. Carbonation appears lighter to average, and transparency is complete. The nose is full of adjuncty grain, with corn and cheap pale malts dominating. There is a grassiness, but it is hard to attribute this to any solid “hop” quality. We also detect a general dirtiness, with metals, toast, wax, and a bit of alcohol. As we sip, flour and adjuncts hit the palate first. These remain and dominate the front, giving room for little else through the middle. There are hollow sugars, with a bland distribution or distinction to the malts. Corn and rice continue, but let some sweetness seep through. It remains mild throughout. The finish shows more sugar and grassiness, with a wheaty vibe to the finish, which actually gives a bit of depth, if it can be considered such. The aftertaste breathes with more wheatiness, synthetic lemon, and the faintest grassy hop added for balance. Very hollow, as much of the flavor showed. The body is lighter and the carbonation is average. The mouth is coated, but quickly dried with tannin-like astringency. There is little smack or pop, but the drinkability is easy going. Abv is appropriate.

Overall, the thing we enjoyed most about this beer was its clean finish. Really, this is good and bad, because it speaks both to a refreshing quality about the beer, and an utter lack of flavor. At least the flavors that were there were relatively well blended, and less offensive or starkly metallic than many others within the style.

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Foster's Lager from Foster's Group Limited
2.6 out of 5 based on 2,011 ratings.
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