beertholomeus (485) - California, USA - JUL 3, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a straw yellow color with foamy white head. Smell is that of similar lagers, a little bit of hops and malts, grass and rice. Light grassy and slight hop flavors. Thin body and lots of carbonation.
pinkie (402) - New York, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with exceptional clarity. Light gold with lots of lager bubbles wafting toward the top to meet a fat soapy head of white foam that had better retention that I thought It might. Nose is crisp with only a slight bit of apple, sweet grain and a bright hops character. A bit of lemon from those pride of ringwood hops as it warms. Taste follows the nose all the way. The malt stays in the background until it warms and brings a light dry cracker. The apple is thin and delicious adding something cheerful and crisp. The carbonation has a small bite and the yeast imparts a bit of sourness to really round out this beer. Even though the middle is quite dry and palate cleansing, this beer finishes off dry and with a bit of sweet lemon and is very delicious. I would have this again.
Beerhunter111 (3205) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ins Glas ergieŖt sich ein goldgelbes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch leicht malzig, getreidig. Geschmack leicht malzig getreidig, minimal bitter.
Erzengel (1714) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml can (!), brewed in the US (Can Breweries Albany, GA or Fort Worth, TX).
The beer starts smooth malty, slightly sweet and quite deep in aroma. The mainpart is slightly grainy, smooth, not too sweet, nicely malty. The aftertaste is long, malty-grainy, slightly sweet.
A very nice full-bodied Lager. --> 10/12/11/12
beastmaster (188) - Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2014
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Not even sure if this is the lager because the label ok the can. Just says fosters. Pours the color of a nascar beer, piss yellow and the head dissipates quickly. Aroma corn and miller light (i didnít know that was possible). Iím not sure what i get out of taste. Bitters that arenít hop-esk and a malt combo that some would call "balanced". Not sold. This beer is badand. But great if you are low on cash and want to smashed. I think i paid $1.98 for 750mls.
exeter (120) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cloudy golden yellow colour. Thin white head left in a hurry. Noticeable smells were mostly corn and metal. Taste was along the same lines, sweet corn water, and metallic tinged water. Some buttery flavours finish. Sweetness lingers. Bubbly, fizzy feel. Watery and light. Pure crap
Chad9976 (1066) - Albany, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I poured a 750ml can into a 1-liter boot stein. It had a best before date of 6/30/14 and cost $2.19 ($0.09 per ounce).
Appearance: Glowing hue of yellow/gold with plenty of spastic carbonation viewable. Pours to a large, white, soapy head which mostly dissipates and leaves little lacing on the glass.
Smell: Not just a generic fizzy yellow beer smell, but a dirty one at that. Strong corn aroma and nothing else.
Taste: Iíve been reviewing macro adjunct lagers for a while now and even the ones with the most notorious reputations Iím usually able to shrug off as being mostly tolerable. Some have a sharp, tanginess at the beginning or end, but in the case of Fosterís Lager that tang sensation is present throughout the entire swig. Itís an offensive taste of metal and general uncleanliness. Akin to that of a really cheap beer poured through a really dirty tap. Thereís no genuine malt character here and I doubt the brewery has even heard of hops. This is a generic flavor I usually associate with very strong and very foul-tasting malt liquors and ice beers, so itís surprising to find it in a mainstream beer like Fosterís. I really do not understand the appeal at all.
Drinkability: While Fosterís Lager may taste worse than most fizzy yellow beers of the general style, it drinks about as well as its brethren. The mouthfeel is rather thin and flat, with a cold, wet texture. It does feel a little abrasive on the tongue and lips, but it goes down smooth and leaves virtually no aftertaste. Iím surprised itís 4.9% ABV, as it has so little body it would seem to be that of a true "light" beer. Not that this is something worth sessioning, anyway.
DW78715816 (28) - Kansas, USA - FEB 16, 2014
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
For the style it's ok, I buy one every once in a while because of the novelty of the oil can. If it wasn't for the big can I would never buy it.
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Paul_Matsumoto (5) - - FEB 9, 2014 does not count
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
An absolute shocker of a "beer". Iíve drunk my fair share of mass produced crap but this is the worst of all. Forget your Bud, Tennents, Carling whatever. Australia takes the crown for having produced the worst beer Iíve ever drunk.
lukedarock (78) - Howell, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2014
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Got it in the good ole oil can! But it has alot of the same resemblance as other mass beers not bad not great
Pjtaelman (33) - SPAIN - FEB 7, 2014
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
A very well known commercial beer that does not deserve its reputation. Lack of taste, nothing special.