maxhits (172) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - MAR 29, 2002
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 (6392) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 28, 2002
The more macho a country, the lamer the beer. Octopussy (50) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAR 26, 2002
No real flavour or aroma at all. Just a mouthful of bitterness before I swallowed. dprior (118) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2002
It’s drinkable, I suppose. I’d prefer it to a bud any day of the week. A shade of decent hop flavor. ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2002
Its Bud with some hops, not hops that are all that good, but at least it can be distiguinshed from water (its not neccesarily beter than water, but you can tell them apart.)
Sigmund (7514) - Tau, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2003 (330 ml bottle, ABV 4.5%): Light golden colour, large head that doesn't last long. Initial fresh Heineken-like aroma that doesn't linger, bland watery flavour, aftertaste has a little strange and unpleasant bitterness in the end. So boring they could have named it "Neville Chamberlain". Odin (123) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2002
An overbearing hop taste that makes me wonder why I didn’t just order a Michelob.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2002
always tastes somewhat smooth and creamy. slight, slight bitterness. not all that great. olympian (107) - USA - MAR 18, 2002
I once had Australian-brewed Fosters. It was better than the current Canadia-brewed version, though in a hard-to-define way (most likely the water). This is mainstream beer, but better than the Miller/Bud stable, bottle or draft.
It is saved from being a bit too sweet by the more noticeably hop content (ALL beer used to be that way, years ago), and I like it, in an everyday sort of way. First thing I’ll buy for everyday use when it’s on sale (frequently), but last thing I’d consider
when I want some excellent beer - and my ’mad money’ is up to it. jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - MAR 18, 2002
UPDATED: APR 21, 2005 You know, after almost 700 beers, many of them world class, this is not a bad macro, very clean, smooth and quenching.