Foster's Lager | Foster's Group Limited

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Foster's LagerFoster's Lager

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Foster's Group Limited

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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look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I wish all beers were available in oil cans because every single beer I've ever had from an oil can, all three of them, tasted better and were more enjoyable than their bottled brothers thanks to this outstanding container. 'Murrica.

I'd like to give credit to Foster's for their marketing over the years (decades) that makes me feel Australian when drinking this. In all seriousness, this beer's labeling and marketing are top notch in my book.

A: A one finger head (barely) from a moderate pour. Head quickly reduces to just a thin ring of bone white foam. Lacing depends on how quickly you consume but is present. Beer is a shade or two darker than most macro lagers making it slightly disappointing but not off-putting. At least Foster's doesn't artificially color their lager like they do their ale. Plenty of particles floating around when I hold the glass up to light.

S: I remember the first time I tried Foster's and drain poured it because it smelled like mold. Now I know that smell is just the Pride of Ringwood hops! Bitterness is very apparent and lets you know this isn't your average AAL. Metallic. Corn sweetness increases exponentially as the beer warms. There is an underlying typical macro lager smell that is well muted.

T: I remember the first time I tried Foster's and drain poured it because it tasted like mold. Now I know that taste is just the Pride of Ringwood hops! Toasted bread and biscuit flavors, and they come in at the end. Corn is present as the beer warms. The spotlight with Foster's Lager is focused on the hop flavor.

M: Carbonation is high from a moderate pour and features a bit of a sting. There is a strong tea-like drying that begs you to take another drink. Hop bitterness is at first balanced but quickly switches to being dominant. Bitterness hits hard and then lingers after swallowing.

O: I really like and enjoy this beer. Unique and refreshing are two good adjectives. I pay $1.72 for a 25.4 fl. oz. can and am happy to do so. Foster's Lager is way outside the norm for this style.

If you wanted a lesson on Pride of Ringwood hops, here you go. I'd love to try more beers that feature a single hop!

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Foster's Lager from Foster's Group Limited
Beer rating: 2.53 out of 5 with 2,079 ratings