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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Ratings: 2,079 |  Reviews: 657
Photo of granger10
2.94/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I just got this at the Whitecaps (single A pro baseball team) game. The only reason I got this was because my other choices were standard macro swill. It actually poured really nice with a solid, clean head, better than most lagers. The smell sort of threw me off because it was sweeter than most lagers, and I didn't like it. But the taste was good enough. Nothing special just a solid amount of malts and hops were present. Not a bad beer for watching a ballgame on a hot day.

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Photo of TheDM
3.26/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This brew poured a creamy while head of fine bubbles. It had a standard hoppy lager beer aroma and a transparent straw orange color with carbonation. It left some lacing as the head receded. It had a slightly fizzy foretaste of hops with a very mild somewhat bitter after bite. It went down real easy. This is a very drinkable brew. Not great not bad just middle of the road.

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Photo of hotstuff
2.81/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This brew poured a white foamy head. It left excellent lacing on the sides of my glass. It was gold color in body. It had a bitter taste to it. It also had an aftertaste that seemed to linger. This beer does not have much character to it. It reminded me of when i rated Bud. In other words, I was not very impressed with this brew.

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Photo of Reidrover
1.94/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Ok its my "popular" lager tasteing night..first up is Foster's a challenger from Australia via Canada.
Like the plain blue and gold Fosters label very simple and handsome..brown 12 oz bottle.
The beers appearance is actually quite livelly and attractive..its a slightly darker gold than most macro lagers..and has a nice enough pure white head on it.
Now the aroma is hard to detect and what i do sense is not that pleasant..strangchemical aroma mingles with rather wishy washy hop.
I tatsed this in the "oilcan" before and it wasn't halfbad..but this is just nasty..its got a horrible dry bitterness thats certainly not caused by hops..and what else i can detect through this is very weak sweet sickly malts.
Its bad on my tongue to cloying on the back of the mouth.
Not a drinkable lager at all..I was dissapointed.
NOTES: My opinion of Fosters lager keeps getting worse and worse. I first tasted this beer many moons ago when i was a teenager ( 19) expierienceing my first trip to was better then ( made in Aussie) ..then much later i tasted it again in America ( the canadian version) it was reasonable in the oilcan..but this in the 12 oz bottle was pretty bad stuff..whats going on?

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Photo of StevieW
2.26/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Cloudy golden yellow color. Thin white head left in a hurry. Noticable smells were mostly corn and metal. Taste was along the same lines, sweet corn water, sulfer smells, and metallic tinged water. Some buttery flavors finish. Sweetness lingers. Bubbly, fizzy feel. Watery and light. Not much to impress here, and I wouldn't have more than one of these. Hey it was free.....

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Photo of BeerResearcher
1.48/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

This can was brewed in Canada. Straw colored and very thin malt. Malt? Hops? I can't positively identify any common beer ingredients. Bread soaked in dishwater aroma. Fizzy white head disappears rapidly, but I don't miss it. Evenly weak and sad. Follows the American mega-brewing formula for making good commercials, awful beer. Aussies must cringe at the "Australian for Beer" claims.

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Photo of Stubbie1
3/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On draught via the Outback. No head but the glass was filled to the rim. Dark gold in color. Mostly a malt presence, maybe a slight hint of hops. A semi sweet malt taste with a slight dry finish. Pretty decent mouth feel and drinkable. I didn’t like the frosted mug. Made the beer too cold. A average brew.

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Photo of BigHead
2.93/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Foster's is the beer to go to at the gas station when all they have is macros and luckily this sitting by the Tequiza. It gets a little warm here in Phoenix every now and then, and a nice cold Fosters really hits the spot when you are out working in the yard. The beer is a standard looking beer with the typical foamy head of a lager such as this. The smell takes me a little off guard each time, almost metallic in nature, which coincides with the way it feels in my mouth. I find the flavor of the beer is nice but lacks in complexity. All in all, still a good drinkable beer.

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Photo of Tballz420
2/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Of course if youre going to get a fosters, you had better get the big can. Comes out looking real yellow, pretty big head but my pour was splashing all over. Not a bad beer if youre going for a standard lager, but nothing special by any means. Couldnt taste it much, but granted i had a nice goose island right before. Give it a shot i guess, dont get your hopes up to high though.

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Photo of GeoffRizzo
1.95/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

25.4 ounce, the oil can as it is commonly referred to, this sucker is heavy. Pours a transparent, clean yellow with some instant carbonation, and a huge white bubbly head that makes efforts to cling throughout. Initial smell was tough, maybe of corn and a bit floral, not too much to get excited about. A taste of malt and light corn, both very thin and light, finishing with somewhat of a watery, wheat taste. Clearly a step up, just one, from the macros, nothing spectacular though. Memo to Foster's - put some type of freshness date on these, it scares me when a grocery store puts these oil cans on sale for $1.25, not a good sign.

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Photo of ThePostmaster
2.65/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I wish I had been able to try a Foster's from Australia. This one is from Canada. Pretty much like an American style lager. Straw in color with a medium white head. Taste is malty with decent hops, not bad going down. This is better than Bud by far.

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Photo of AtLagerHeads
2.97/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I liked this Australian offering brewed under license in Canada. It poured a clear yellow with a fair head that fades quickly and a nice aroma. Crisp, clean taste of grainy goodness; enough hops to balance the fairly sweet start. Reasonably full-bodied for a macro brew. There was much to like and nothing offputting about this nice, clean lager. Clearly this would be very tempting on a hot summer's day.

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Photo of LarryKemp
3.15/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This lager was the $2.50 Fire Sale at the Flying Saucer tonight. It was a clear golden with a fair head. The malt was present in the nose with a slight presence of hops. The bitterness was more noticable on the tongue than on the nose. The taste was good, good enough to have a second pint. The mouthfeel was light. It was good for $2.50 to have several rounds but was not a memorable beer.

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Photo of SixpointJMH
2.15/5  rDev -15%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

any time i drink a foster's, it's only because i feel like drinking a beer that comes in a big-ass can. that's about it's only appeal to me. it's basically australia's (and by australia's, i mean canada's) version of a budweiser. minimal flavour (save for that sweet, sweet taste of tin) and minimal colour. pours just like it tastes, light and boring. blah.

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Photo of Morris729
3.1/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden color with a foamy white head that quickly dissipates into a thin lace. Nose is sweet malts and grains with a hint of honey. Taste is light and crisp. Flavors of sweet malts come through up front followed by a bready taste and then a mildly bitter hop finish. An average beer that’s nice on a hot day.

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Photo of JISurfer
1.88/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This was one average, well, actually below average beer. I thought it would be good, since most things from Australia is good, ie surfing, rugby, and women. It was really light and had no head at all, except for the carbonation. The taste was that of a skunky one. I had it once, and that was enough for me.

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Photo of Zraly
3.05/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This Australian lager is a pale-straw yellow. The head is huge, fluffy, and white. A nice lace does form and cling to the glass.

Sweet notes of grain linger through, with a tiny, astringent bite in the finish. Nothing to get excited about, although thirst quenching. This drink lacks in body and the mouthfeel is...well, not much to speak of. The taste is mild and not the least bit offensive. A very safe beer.

When I read the definition of what an Australasian lager is suppose to entail, Foster's encompasses many of the features. So, I must give it credit where due. I wish there was a way to evaluate the beer's "form or stylistic interpretation" -- I would rate this factor very high.

I would be willing to try this drink on tap sometime to contrast the difference with the canned product. I'm not a huge fan of the style but do give it approval if you like this sort of thing.

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Photo of Shiloh
4.13/5  rDev +63.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This Fosters Lager that I had on tap was an exellent brew. It came to me with a deep medium golden hue and a mid-full body. It had a thick foamy crown that stuck around, but eventually faded to a large lacy island.
Aroma was crisp and clean and was a very well balanced brew. A joy to drink.

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Photo of allboutbierge
2.7/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer has the appearance of a brew of far less quality. That is not to say that this is a good beer. It's merely average; many people say this is a good beer simply because of its allure of being imported and slightly above average price. Pours a light head on top of its molson golden look a like body. Just looks flavorless. Has no noticable fragerances worth mentioning. Taste is clean and crisp...not many beers are meant to be drank very cold, but this is one that is. As it has no real prominent flavors to hide it serves best as a 'cooler offer' than something to relax and indulge in.

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Photo of BeerGlassesCollector
2.8/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Fairly average beer. Not very impressive but not too bad either. One of it's characteristics its that it's easy to drink and i mean really easy to drink. Not that its watery but refreshing

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Photo of Winter
3.56/5  rDev +40.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed a Foster's at the Outback Steakhouse on draft. Served up in a 12 oz frosted mug. Color is clear golden with a slight amber hue. Body had small bubbles and a thin white foamy head. Mouthfeel is very watery and the only taste comes in the mild bitterness of the finish. Taste gets more bitter and unpleasant as it warms to room temperature. This is an overrated import beer. Pairs well with BBQ and spicy foods and is very refreshing when icy cold.

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Photo of bewareOFpenguin
2/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Light colored, not too much hops. This is a bad beer. One oil can is all it takes to realize how bad it really is. You have to force down every sip. There must be something better from Australia.

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Photo of Lupe
2.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 4

Pours a pale golden color that you could read something through if it wasn't reversed. Very nice frothy of white head that slowly dissipate and leaves some lace. Head and lace are pretty good for a lager. Smell is pretty clean with some grain. Thin and watery mouthfeel. Taste is a little sweet with a touch of hops. Beer is typical of most American competing lagers. Better than the big boys, but nothing great.

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Photo of putnam
3.06/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in a single-blind format with bottles of Budweiser, Rolling Rock, Labatt Blue, and Red Stripe.
Scarce, very fine bubbles in a amber liquid. Stiff white head. Aromas of wilted veggies and grain with sugar. Nice dry toastiness to the palate which leads off with roasted grain bitterness, caramel and lemon candy. Some cleansing bitterness on the finish. Not bad at all. Won't offend anyone. Might even keep a Beer Advocate interested.

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Photo of boblinneman
2.92/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Transparent yellow color, or lack of. When poured displayed a nice white head that lasted almost through the whole 22oz. draft. Has a clean malt taste followed by a bitter hop nip. Lacks flavor of hops, but does have a desirable bitterness. Overall a very dry, thirst quenching lager.

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