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


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RATINGS: 1841   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.01/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, - OCT 9, 2007
Plowing through rating the CUB products I come across the Australian beer most commonly known across the globe. As most know, though, it is barely drunk here in its homeland. In fact, I can’t really recall if I have actually drunk it before, but tasting it I can tell that even if I haven’t actually from a bottle or can labelled the same, I’ve sure as shit drunk beer that is exactly the same or so close that the difference is indefinable. It’s a typical Australian pale lager, no hops in the aroma, just a bit of sulphur and some thin adjuncty sweetness. Flavour contains some PoR bitterness, and thankfully not as much saccharine sweetness as its stablemate VB. Mostly inoffensive, and as the palate becomes saturated it becomes even more so. The ideal drink for any lager lout wanting to down a dozen pints without actually tasting anything. Better than expected (at least I could finish it!), but it’s still a pretty lame excuse for a beer.

Bill Becker (1916) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 7, 2017
From Aug 2008

750ML can "brewed by" Oil Can Breweries Albany GA and Fort Worth TX.

It pours a straw gold with a good head of foam that lasts and there's some good lacing. A decent looking brew in the glass.

The smell has a perfumy nose of corn and sweet malt that also has some bitterness in it. Not too bad.

The taste has notes of corn, sweet malt, and a hop bitterness floating around in the background that offsets the sweetish tones and it works.

Mouthfeel is light but I expect that in a example of the style; carbonation is medium as opposed to heavy for the style and I like that; it finishes with a semi sweetness that makes me want to drink some more. And more I will drink, no problem.

Ok, this isn't the best example of the style out there but it sure is pleasing and easy drinking enough. Though I never reviewed the brew when it was contract brewed in Canada, this US version doesn't stray much from the path if at all. This is an ok, middle of the road brew that shouldn't offend anyone's palate because, frankly, the flavours *aren't* offensive. It is decent and a good alternative if you are taking a break from big, strongly flavoured microbrews. It helps to put things in proper perspective. ;^)

rooak78 (2) - - DEC 4, 2017 does not count
Good beer. Got to love the oil can cheap two beers and a few more things to get done with this beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Grumbo (4130) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2017
Bottle. As Fosters Export. UK brewed. Backlog rating from my bottle collection and historic scoring. Source not recorded. Tasting notes not kept, just rating.

deepdrinker (324) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2017 easy to drink with no fruit / hop aroma but not a very imaginative lager though seem popular in England

JefVerstraete (3673) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2017
Dull, easy drinkable, light sweet lager. Nothing wrong but very uninspiring and boring beer.

Rhyfelwr (6) - SCOTLAND - OCT 12, 2017 does not count
Frequently called "Australian piss" in Scottish pubs. Easy drink watery lager with minimal taste. Hints of bread and metallic tones. Pours medium yellow with heavy carbonation. Widely available on tap for cheap. It's most positive aspect is the price and availability.

Cokemonkey11 (1107) - - OCT 3, 2017
On tap at shit pub. Medium gold with residing bubbles and foam. Scent is scentless. Taste is nice, lightly fruity Pilsen. Finish a little harsh, a little cereal malt. Good.

tfontana (1151) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 2, 2017
25-oz can pour into shaker pint glass from Signal Variety for Australian tick. Appearance is clear pale golden yellow with fair sparkle, finger-width fizzy white head with fair retention and no lacing. Aroma is pilsner malt with light floral yeast. Taste is thin cracker malt with mild white-wine-like yeastiness; slightly metallic. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with thick texture, soft-to-average carbonation with crisp, dry finish as taste. Overall, not much to it but very drinkable and thirst-quenching. Less harsh than American domestic macros.

camay1997 (76) - patton, California, USA - AUG 11, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2017 Weak thin head on top of a clear yellow body. There's a slight nutty aroma, more aromatic than most pale lagers. There's virtually no flavor, but it's kind of harsh on the palette. probably tasted better when it was made in Australia. Definitely better when it was made in Canada.

Peterhogan22 (27) - - AUG 10, 2017
Fosters is a good Australian beer, lookin like a beast crackin open a cold big ol' barrel of beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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