Foster's Lager | Foster's Group Limited

Foster's LagerFoster's Lager
BA SCORE
2.53/5
2,047 Ratings
Foster's LagerFoster's Lager
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by kbub6f on 07-10-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,129
Reviews:
649
Ratings:
2,047
pDev:
24.9%
Bros Score:
2.45
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
337
Trade:
0
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Photo of Nace4
2.79/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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 cryptichead
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of CC93
2.14/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a 20oz can into a 20oz glass mug.

Look: Straw yellow with high carbonation. Clear body. White, bubbly head that dissipates very quickly and presents almost no head afterwards.

Smell: A bit of skunky aroma, a bit o' sweetness involved. Nothing distinct and empty of any discernible smells; the skunk smell is a turn-off.

Taste: Highly prevalent sweet corn flavour, with nothing much else to pick up, though otherwise not disgusting or bitter. I do not approve of the sweet taste in a lager, however.

Feel: Smooth, slightly dry and slightly metallic aftertaste.

Overall: Weak body with its overall flavour being brought down by its sweet corn flavours and lack of head. The sweetness of this beer (as a lager) could have been made better if it had its other added ingredients be brought out by some of its hops and yeast, which the former is not present. This goes to the bottom of my list of AALs, as it lacks balance between the used grains and hops. No love is given to the yeast, too, and the lack of lacing in this AAL does not make it an enjoyable drink.

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Photo of pcbnumber1
2.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Shane-L-Waddell
2.05/5  rDev -19%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Tcsox
3.06/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Bogdawg
3.09/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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 cdub70085
1.87/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Grupatre
3.43/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stout_Scout
3.9/5  rDev +54.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 2D2F
5/5  rDev +97.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

looks like I'm by myself on this one....I love this beer!

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Photo of jbehlar
3.8/5  rDev +50.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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 Jlabs
2.85/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of IBUBrew
2.23/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of 94rocker1
2.95/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Johncnh
2.74/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Golfontap
3.29/5  rDev +30%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerTest
2.44/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of chriswjr
2.62/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of fthegiants
1.65/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of TerryMills
2.5/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Goes down easy like all lagers but has a bit of a burnt corn aftertaste..

Pretty sweet and not a lot of flavor other than the lingering burnt corn .

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Foster's Lager from Foster's Group Limited
Beer rating: 2.53 out of 5 with 2,047 ratings
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