Foster's Lager | Foster's Group Limited

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2.54/5
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2,127 Ratings
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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

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Added by kbub6f on 07-10-2001

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#44,604
Reviews:
672
Ratings:
2,127
pDev:
25.59%
 
 
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Photo of tpauer
2.72/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of KevinReddirt
2.53/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

It comes in a really cool 25.4 oz can. The original oil can. If you do not worry about the pour or the smell it will be all right. Drink out of the glorious can, really chilled. Slightly bitter on the first sip, taste the corn and perhaps some malt. Finish with a little bit of sweetness. You can do a whole lot worse. I always have a can of Fosters put away for the right time.

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Photo of tbarrow
2.08/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of PuffySAJ
2.78/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Meh. Typical mass production beer. Of those that are mass produced, this one taste half way decent. Most mass production beer taste like camel piss, or at least what I'd imagine what that'd taste like. Crisp and satisfying in an emergency.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
2.39/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Chilmer
1.24/5  rDev -51.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

Photo of crackerjack57
1.36/5  rDev -46.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of ajm5108
2.74/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

What you expect it to be - adjuncty, lots of corn water flavor, but mostly just mediocre, bland beer meant to be guzzled on a hot day or at an Outback steak I.e not something to get passionate about either way

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Photo of chitoryu12
3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look: Bright, perfectly clear yellow with a little bit of white head that quickly dissipates.

Smell: Corn, yeast, and that's about it. Tiny bit of citrus.

Taste: The corn is strong with this one. Much like Budweiser and similar adjunct lagers, a very generic "grain" flavor. Bready with no bitterness whatsoever.

Mouthfeel: Carbonated water. Maybe a tiny bit thicker.

Overall: While not disgusting (at least when cold), incredibly one-note and boring.

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Photo of beertunes
2.81/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

25.4oz oilcan poured into 12oz tulip. Poured a bright, clean, clear yellow with 1/4 inch of white head that had minimal retention and lacing.

The aroma was bland, other than some very light grain, nothing noticeable.

The grain was a wee touch bolder on the tongue, and some light hops were also noticeable.

The body was the expected thin of the style, and had a semi-sweet finish.

Drinkability was OK, for what this beer is. Overall, a fairly average, or slightly below, example of the style.

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Photo of Rooie
3.59/5  rDev +41.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Maverick82805
4.92/5  rDev +93.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of dataslal
2/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of cardfan212
2.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Drank from 750 mL "oil drum" can. Ratings are done based on this style of beer.

Look - The almost comically large can looks great and is surprisingly comfortable to hold. The simplicity of the blue background with red F is perfect. A few too many words crammed into small spaces make certain areas of the can look crowded however.

Smell - Neutral with smatterings of a vague sweetness. Nothing really pops out.

Taste - Little malt, lots of adjunct. Metallic tinge on the aftertaste, most likely from the can.

Feel - Thin with an appropriately strong carbonation.

Overall - Good enough of a beer. Doesn't do anything new or exciting, but checks all the boxes you'd want from something in the style.

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Photo of Johnb78
1.35/5  rDev -46.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Nasty

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Photo of hairnic
2.34/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of melsuesim11
3.69/5  rDev +45.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wrigfen
2.75/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Nass
3.63/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I don't know how anyone can give this beer a POOR rating. Yes, it is a freaking lager so it is quite neutral tasting which is not a bad thing. If you don't like pale lagers then don't drink it then. $1.99 for a 25 ounce can is a good deal imo. Knock back a few of these with a few Xanax Bars & call it a fun night. They even got the best by date on the bottom of the can folks & I am not tasting any cheap corn syrup in here either. Cheers! B-

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Photo of WDWAoT
3.04/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Zyzz
2.06/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of superspak
3.63/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 ml can into lager glass, best before 8/13/2018. Pours fairly crystal clear medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with pale malt and light earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness. Light herbal, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, pepper, and herbal/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness of pale malt and light earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Perfectly clean on lager flavors; with zero yeast notes present. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy, and lightly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is good. A bit thin, but not watery. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5%. Overall this is a good pale adjunct lager style. All around good robustness of pale malt and light earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink. Nicely flavorful for the ABV. Not getting any corn at all, must be using rice for the adjunct. Nice clean barley flavors and solid earthy hop presence. A nicely enjoyable offering, and well made style example.

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Photo of Monk287
2.93/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MJSFS
2.96/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of TheCrowsEye
1.87/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Foster's Lager from Foster's Group Limited
Beer rating: 2.54 out of 5 with 2,127 ratings