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

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RATINGS: 1798   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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1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
finn1918 (203) - Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2012
I was on a cruise on my honeymoon, and a can of this stuff was as cheap as a bottle of Bud, which was pretty much the only other beer served outside of the main bar. Pours a light straw color with an overly-fizzy, force-carbonated head. Smell is yeasty and corn. Taste is actually not bad considering the price, but still watered down metallic corn with some noticeable yeast. I was drinking mostly for effect, and I could barely feel it 24 ounces in. This is not bad for the price (1.99 in most places for a 24oz can) but if you can get a better beer... get a better beer.


1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
jflopsu (682) - 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 (239) - 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 (130) - Rüsselsheim, GERMANY - JAN 11, 2015
Frisch gezapft. Klar und golden. Sehr wässrig, es mangelt an Aroma. Eher unterdurchschnittliches Lager.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
MatthijsE (879) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle @ home. Clear yellow color, small fizzy head, decent lacing. Clean butter hops smell. Light body with a fizzy slightly bitter nutty flavor.

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
CardsPackHawks (107) - 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 (955) - 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-

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
UDBeernut (1897) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2014
got a can of this from ye old gas station at jacksonville town center cause i gave zero fux that my parents in town. yellow stanky skunk nose. light corn meal and malt. generally shit.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
GreatDane1632 (659) - USA - NOV 23, 2014
Typical light lager with a little more body and a little more carbonation to make it more of an Aussie sparkling lager. I would still prefer this over BMC.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Sevenlee (1432) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2014
You won’t find Fosters in Australia. This comes as a surprise to a lot of foreigners, especially the English. The reason is: It’s shit!

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ajnepple (2695) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2014
750 ml can from Biggie Wine & Liquor into a Guinness glass. Clear golden yellow appearance with a diminishing white head. Bland aroma of pale malts, mild grains, light hops and a touch of yeast. Similar flavor, bland and dull, not much going on. Light body with a crisp, carbonated feel and a gross finish. Pretty awful overall, worse than I remember.


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