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

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RATINGS: 1802   WEIGHTED AVG: 2   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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."


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2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerInHeaven (194) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2014
pours clear gold with a smallish white head. nose is hay, grass.. taste is crisp and a little bitter, some hoppy bitterness on the finish. Reminiscent of some Euro macros like Beck’s (especially the nose). Not terrible.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
panzerwolf (124) - FINLAND - FEB 21, 2015
Pours clear gold. Slight bit of bitterness, some malts, but overall a kind of watery kind of beer that doesn’t really bother you or impress you. Tinge of bitterness is nice, though.

2.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
teromous (114) - - FEB 16, 2015
Review of one of the large cans.

Appearance: Perfectly transparent with a bright golden colored body under a thick fluffy head that stands up for a long time. Great visible carbonation. It looks perfect.

Aroma: Mild spicy hop aroma and that familiar lager tinge. I can clearly pick out the spicy hop aroma though.

Taste: I’m literally picking up no flavor at all. There’s a bit of a cereal flavor at the end, but even that is watered down. It really does taste just like water. I won’t give it a 1 because it doesn’t taste disgusting, it literally just has no flavor...and I’m not saying that to be mean. I’m looking for flavor of any kind and I get none.

Mouthfeel: It’s crisp but it doesn’t give much presence in the mouth. Average at best.

Overall: Skip this beer. An adjunct lager does not mean the beer has to be flavorless, which this is. I recommend passing on it.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
kevinator (1104) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Sadly, this beer falls into the same unexciting category of most pale lagers. No real aroma with a slight hint of corn. Unattractive light yellow color with a lot of effervescence. Light watery palate. Taste was bland and slightly grainy with hints of corn or rice. Better than most American macros, but that’s not saying much.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
R2k2 (373) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2015
Gedronken in een pub in Londen: Een goed doorzichtig, geel bier met een stevige compacte kraag. Het aroma is niet echt aanwezig, maar wat er is, is iets hoppig. De smaak doet iets waterig aan, maar de hint van graan is volop aanwezig. Een heel licht bittere nasmaak blijft achter. Tried it in a London pub: A really nice transparant yellow beer with a firm layer of foam. It doesn’t have quite an aroma, but if there is any, it is hop like. It has a watery structure, but there is a lot of grain in the taste. A quite subtile aftertaste remains.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Brandon1989 (384) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head that dissiaptes very quickly. The aroma is grains, sweet, and water. The taste is very similar. For the style it is average.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
jflopsu (699) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Pours a clear gold with white foam. Has a grain and malt beer aroma. A watered down taste of crisp malts and grains. A bland flavor overall.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
waiake (280) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 15, 2015
not quite sure what "skunky" means but I’m guessing this sums it up, pale gold light laciness & a mild malt grain straw aroma taste is sort of crisp lightly bitter watery very average

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Piw (178) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2015
Frisch gezapft. Klar und golden. Sehr wässrig, es mangelt an Aroma. Eher unterdurchschnittliches Lager.

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
CardsPackHawks (111) - Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2014
On tap at Outback Steakhouse. If you want the faux Australian experience, I guess this is the way to go. It was cold and easy drinking, but nothing more than that.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BucannonXC5 (977) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Type: 25.4-oz. can Glass: Firestone pint glass From: Vons in Pacific Beach (San Diego), Calif. Price: $2.00 (w/ Vons card) Purchased: Dec. 22, 2014 Consumed: Dec. 22, 2014 Misc.: Best by May 11, 2015 Poured a yellow, pale, clear color with four fingers of rocky white head. Light bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Below average-to-poor wet foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Below average retention all the way down. (Sight - 3.25) Smelled boozy malts up front. Also honey, Cheerios, cereal, grassy malts, wheat and caramel. Not terrible after the initial whiff for the style. (Smell - 3.38) Taste was a little rough at first, but got better after a few more gulps. Got cereal, corn, grassy malts, honey wheat, caramel, Corn Flakes and late medicinal notes. (Taste - 3.25) Light body. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, watery finish. (Feel - 3.25) This was a pretty good beer for the style. I’d have to see where I would rank it, but if would have to be toward the top for all American Adjunct Lager’s. (Overall - 3.25) 3.28 85 B-


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