Product Type: Fosters Beer
Newest Review: ... enjoy the average amount of flavor it does have. In a way i prefer drinking Fosters out of the can because that is the way in which i li... more
Fabby Foster's Fizz..!!
Member Name: Wee_Jackie_163
Advantages: Nice tasting lager that is readily available..
Disadvantages: None for me..
I quite enjoy a pint of lager now and again when I am out with friends and have tried out many brands and types over the years. My fondness for the refreshing drink has led to me buying a variety of canned and bottled lagers to enjoy whilst at home, and one brand that I buy regularly is Foster's, which is a popular Australian lager.
Foster's is widely available to buy in good off license shops as well as supermarkets (such as Asda and Tesco) and grocery stores. I recently bought a box containing twelve cans - which are 440ml in size - for around £7 in a local off license store, and it seems to be a lager that is often on promotion and available at a discounted or 'promotional' price. I would usually only buy six cans at a time, which usually costs me in the region of £5, but as we were approaching the festive season at the time of purchase, I thought it would be a good idea to have some cold lagers chilling in the fridge to offer to guests and visitors who might visit over the festive season. Plus, my husband wanted some lager to enjoy on Christmas Day, so it made more sense to buy a larger 'bulk' load on this occasion, which resulted in us saving a little money.
The metal cans are made of recyclable material and are a bright blue colour which makes them stand out on the supermarket shelf. There is a ring-pull opening at the top of the can, and an easily-recognisable sort of 'badge' or emblem detailing a large red "F" adorns the front of the can. I think the packaging is quite eye-catching, but I do think that it is a product that is aimed at males rather than females, though this doesn't put me off from buying it.
I have never had any problem with opening up one of the cans of Foster's using the ring pull on top of the can, apart from the occasional time when the lager seems to fizz up eagerly in its anticipation of its newfound freedom, resulting in a frothy mess over the kitchen worktop (and myself). This is most likely due to the cans being jostled in transit, during their journey home, rather than a fault of the product or the packaging, however!
The lager is a gorgeous, warm gold-like colour and it is not difficult to see the copious amounts of little bubbles throughout the amber-coloured liquid, which rise to the top of the glass, finally resting underneath the layer of white froth on top of the glass. There is no bitter aroma evident from the lager, nor does the appearance of the drink have any sort of 'cloudy' hue. In fact, the Fosters lager looks very clear, and very appetising and refreshing as a result.
This impression is absolutely spot on, and the taste of the refreshing lager is very pleasant. It is not a particularly strong lager, especially when compared to other brands that my husband has purchased before. I have found that rival brands of lager can be slightly 'denser' in their flavour which tends to make them slightly bitter to my own taste buds at least. Furthermore, I have found that other lagers are lacking the rather smooth and even 'edge' that the Foster's lager possesses within its flavour, which means that there is no bitter after-taste evident in the Foster's make up. The addition of such an after-taste in a lager is something that I find quite off-putting, so I am pleased that there is no evidence of it in my Foster's.
I often enjoy drinking lager on its own, but will usually opt to mix it with either a generous dash of lemonade and make a glass of lager shandy, or I find that a small dash of Lime Cordial added to a freshly-poured glass of lager makes a really tasty, refreshing drink. I have found that both of these additions work well with the Foster's lager, such is it's well-rounded flavour.
At 4% Alcohol/Volume, each can has 1.8 units of alcohol in it, which is on a par with most of the other brands of tinned lager that I buy regularly.
All in all, I would highly recommend the Foster's Lager brand and will continue to buy it for myself. I will also continue to buy the occasional pint of it when I see it for sale in a pub.
Summary: I'll buy it again, and recommend it!