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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Photo of Andreji
2.63/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Odd lager this is.

Pours an average golden translucent tone with a small fading head and some carbonation.

The smell is soury, sharp and rather wheaty with some hops.

The taste is VERY strange. excessively wheaty, like biting into a piece of bread. Shocking in all regaards, but not very nice.

Glad to get it out of the way, not a beer for 2 times.

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Photo of elmocoso
2.44/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I must have a magic pint glass here at home. Every time i pour a beer with low expectations, I get a big billowy head. This phenomenon held True for this big Can o' Foster's. Big, white and lacy. Hmmm.

The brew was about the color of a nice long piss after a vitamin B shot, but that isn't necessarily putting it down. It was a bold gold. Better than many BMC's out there.

It had an average Lager taste. A little more full bodied, but i am used to light beers, so that might explain the difference. It also had a not-bad graininess/nuttiness that stood out.

I'd still skip it next time.

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Photo of Mark
3.66/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This is not the first time I have ever had this, but it was all there was today at Suzanne's house. Well banish me to beer hell, it wasn't all that bad. Pale straw color with big white head that settled in to a thin layer of foam that left pretty good lace. Aroma is pretty standard for a lager. Smooth malty taste with a decent hint of bitterness. You know for an import lager you could do a lot worse. I'm not going to seek this one out of course but I won't blow it off if it's available and I don't have many options. Drinkable in a relative sense if you know what I mean.

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Photo of clvand0
2.55/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Funny that the commercials promote this as Australian for beer, but it's really not one of the more popular beers in Australia. Anyway. Pours a very average yellow color with a small head that dies off quickly. The aroma is grainy, but not too interesting. The taste is a little watered down and a little grainy as well, so it's not all that enjoyable, but not bad for a macrobrew.

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Photo of chilidog
3.33/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had one On-tap, where-else, an Outback Steakhouse. It arrived very cold in a frosted mug.I think that put stress on the head for it was thick, but more like thick in spots. Lace was good but not a good read from the mug. carbonation was medium. The straw color and white head matched the somewhat grassy aroma. The taste was crisp, well balance of malt and some hop bitter to round-out the mouthfeel. Not a bad brew, but rather drinkable with a burger or a heavy breaded onion. Good-enough that i'll pick some up for a home bottle taste, nor will I shy away from it out when its available.

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Photo of Globetrotter
3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had this served to me on tap in the eatery of Moscow's largest shopping mall. A 400 ml serving came in a 500 ml standard Munich Helles glass. There's something wrong about getting a glass that is not full, but so it goes.

Came out a perfectly decent straw color under a foamy white head with just a touch of contour. The head was a bit larger than I would prefer, but since they had extra space to fill at the top of the glass, it didn't look so bad. The head stuck around a while, and left some perfectly respectable lacing down the glass. The nose was reasonably, pleasantly malty, while the mouth was quite bubbly and light. The taste was as the style would dictate - smooth malt, followed by an ever so light hoppy bite. The aftertaste was the expected combination of hop and malt.

I didn't find this beer objectionable at all. It was a perfectly fine representative of an international macro-brewed pale lager. In other words, utterly average.

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Photo of beerguy101
2.36/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Light gold color, large white head. Aroma is grainy and sweet. Light hops and malts. Light tasting lager. Full round Mouthfeel. Good flavor, nice balance. Finish is smooth and clean. Aftertaste is smooth and slightly bitter. That said it still a lager.

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Photo of Beastdog75
2.55/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I had this one from a 12 oz. bottle instead of the big blue oil can. When I was younger, I always liked the "How to Speak Australian" commericals for Foster's, but like most well promoted beers, the advertisements are usually better than the product itself. Foster's suffers from what I like to call the "Guinness Syndrome." It's still an import, but it doesn't come from where you think it does. All I can say is that Canada must be a good base of operations for these breweries.

Foster's pours a bright yellow gold color, and a decent foamy head forms and dissipated within 45 seconds. The aroma is of corn and grains with some fruity smell. The mouthfeel is thin and is quite fizzy. There is a corny flavor all around with some very mild malt flavor. Moderate bitterness present. The aftertaste is mostly clean, with some continuing corn flavors and some bitter hop fruitiness. No alcoholic warmth to this one.

Other than the corn taste, not much really stands out on this one. Reminds me of Budweiser in a few ways. Label both under the "boring macro" category.

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Photo of SetarconeX
2.48/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Not my favorite Lager, but certainly completely drinkable in its own right. This is one of those beers where, if faced with a lousy beer selection, you could probably fall back on it and be alright. Better than most macros, though it seems to have something of a funky aftertaste which prevents me from rating it more highly.

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Photo of granger10
2.94/5  rDev +15.7%
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 +28.3%
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 +10.6%
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 -23.6%
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 -11%
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 -41.7%
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 +18.1%
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 +15.4%
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 -21.3%
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 -23.2%
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 +4.3%
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 +16.9%
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%
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 AsburyParkJMH
2.15/5  rDev -15.4%
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%
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 -26%
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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