Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2002
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks fine, tastes alright, but the smell is way too much like urine. Oh, well. Australians are all criminals anyway.
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 5, 2002
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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
Willdrink4beer99 (9) - USA - APR 2, 2002 does not count
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 6/20
fosters, australian for budweiser
Brian (145) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2002
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2002
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
hmm... Tastes a lot like Bud with a bit more of a zest. Decent beer all the same.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAR 30, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
**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.
maxhits (172) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - MAR 29, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
Suttree (5689) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 28, 2002
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The more macho a country, the lamer the beer.
Octopussy (50) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
No real flavour or aroma at all. Just a mouthful of bitterness before I swallowed.