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Brewed by Fosters Brewing (CUB)
Style: Pale Lager
Southbank, Victoria, Australia

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 1812   WEIGHTED AVG: 2   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Filtered and pasteurised. Available with added carbon dioxide in keg, can and bottled formats. First brewed in 1887.
Available in Britain as Export.
"A light-coloured lager style, it presents full malt character with a balanced clean hop bitterness. Combined with a slightly hoppy, but yeasty/malty nose, Foster's lager is a full bodied beer with excellent drinkability."


2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2002
Looks fine, tastes alright, but the smell is way too much like urine. Oh, well. Australians are all criminals anyway.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2002
Not Bad.

1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2002
tastes like many other mass-produced lagers. it isn’t too bad. A slightly bitter aftertaste with a little ’nut’ flavor to it. might go well with snacks on a hot summer day. And like Budweiser, the cool advertising far outweighs the actual product

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
Willdrink4beer99 (9) - USA - APR 2, 2002 does not count
fosters, australian for budweiser

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Brian (145) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2002
Bland mass-market lager. Slightly better than some other mass-market brews (Bud comes to mind here as the eternal point of reference for swill) but faint hops does not a good beer make. Foster’s appears to be trying to make up for the lack of quality with quantity as the can seems to get bigger every year. No word on when ’Fosters in an oil drum’ will hit the market.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
NJBeerman013 (1052) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2002
hmm... Tastes a lot like Bud with a bit more of a zest. Decent beer all the same.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAR 30, 2002
**Re-Rate** My, but my tastes have changed. It’s nice to come back to an old favorite after a while though. This brew pours a clear light gold with a massive creamy white head that has some of the best lacing I’ve seen to date. I haven’t seen big hunks of foam sticking to the sides of my glass since I sampled a Bass. The light piney, soapy, doughy nose is clean with some fruity perfume accents. The flavor is light also with a fruity middle and an average nutty finish. The watery palate is smooth but weak with a metallic mouthfeel to the finish. Very good for an American Standard. *Original Rating 2/24/02* I love this beer on tap. The depth charges aren’t bad either. This has the ’bite’ that I like in a beer. Very smooth and crisp.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maxhits (172) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - MAR 29, 2002
If you buy this beer in America, chances are that it is not from Australia. Rather, it probably was brewed and imported from Canada, where is it produced by FBG Breweries in Toronto, under the “supervision” of Carlton & United Breweries -- the Melbourne, Australia owner of the Foster’s brand name. This is a beer that is marketed as an Australian favorite, but it really isn’t that... it is just the most well-recognized of Australian beers. This beer is a medium-bodied lager with a honey-amber color, medium levels of carbonation and a moderately thick head. This beer has an oily, hoppy aroma and it has a finish that is slightly “off” and sticks on your palate with a foamy, alkaloid taste.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Suttree (5376) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 28, 2002
The more macho a country, the lamer the beer.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Octopussy (50) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2002
No real flavour or aroma at all. Just a mouthful of bitterness before I swallowed.


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