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


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RATINGS: 1793   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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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
eRock_2013 (276) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2013
I remember that I used to like this beer, but now I can't remember why. Still it has decent taste with an unusual distinct light hoppy taste, although the finish is almost tinny or metallic. Refreshing when ice cold, which I hear is how Australians prefer all their beers. Nice golden appearance, although the aroma strikes me as a kind of "industrial" metallic smell with some bready malt. I do enjoy sporting the obnoxiously large oil cans which also save you the trouble of going back to find a second beer. On a side note, I've heard that this beer is not that popular in Australia, so it's "Australian for beer" tag line may be inauthentic. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BucannonXC5 (937) - 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-

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
UDBeernut (1856) - 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
GreatDane1632 (609) - 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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Sevenlee (1411) - 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!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
ajnepple (2564) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Diabobale (242) - ITALY - NOV 11, 2014
La solita pale lager nazionale di esportazione. Birra commerciale e industriale come le colleghe

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Toomio (257) - Joensuu, FINLAND - OCT 31, 2014
Peruskalja. Ilkka Lipsanen. Formulakalja, ei muita ansioita. Hyi hyi. Ei täältä enää isoja odotuksia.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
"better than most of the american macro crap (almost on par with Coors)...but it’s still macro crap, just australian. don’t fool yourself. not quite as skunky and a little more flavor, but that’s it."

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Osprey87 (2061) - WALES - OCT 12, 2014
Can as ’Fosters Export’. Drank from can at a social event. Taste is thin, malt-forward, body is medium to light, carbonation medium.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
corkyrory66 (709) - BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2014
Pils australien de 5 % abv, prétendu par le brasseur être « the amber nectar ». Nous allons vérifier. Couleur pas du tout ambrée … (ça commence bien!!), mais doré brillant. Clarté nette (comme l’eau... je dis cela par hasard). Bulles grosses et quasi inexistantes. Mousse blanche pétillante, avec un amas central curieux. Arômes de tabac blond, malt pâle, papier à cigarette, un rien de houblon. 1ère bouche douce sur le malt pâle, houblon et un sucre caramel. Arrière-bouche faible mais pas désagréable. 2ème douce toujours, et les saveurs, bien que très faibles sont bien fondues. 3ème très légère, mais douce et acceptable. Arrière-bouche quasi inexistante (il ne faut pas trop demander...). La longueur est plus proche de l’eau que de la bière. Alcool banal et inefficient. Finale plate. CONCLUSION : « amber nectar » dixit le kangourou, sauf que pas amber et pas nectar. Morale de l’histoire : ne vous déplacer pas en Australie pour la bière uniquement ...

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