The size of the can first drew me to Foster's Premium Ale and in the 70's it had more flavor than many of the American beer options of the day. BlackStack Amirite? (5.3% alcohol by volume) is an Australian Style Pale Ale but it is made with Mosaic and Vic Secret hops which add big tropical fruit flavors and aromas. Fosters uses the Australian hop, Pride of Ringwood which is an incredibly popular bittering hops. My crowler was packaged a week ago and is much fresher than any can of Fosters I've ever had. Cracking the can releases big citrusy tropical fruit aromas, some light cracker and a clean fermentation character in tune with the hops. It pours brilliant gold under a robust 3" light beige cap with good retention. Big bitter flavors emerge mid-palate with a light malt sweetness laced with tropical fruit and then the beer goes bone dry. A crisp bitterness lingers along with some tropical fruit flavor. The bitter is exceptionally pleasant and a good reason to drink this beer, the head adds a nice creamy touch, and the bitterness grows as you drink. The hops are indeed crisp and delightful. Amirite? has a medium low body and medium high carbonation.
Amirite is the perfect coldie to fill your esky for when you fire up the barbie and have a piss up with some mates. It is the crisp, bitter pale ale that you will want to have on a warm summer afternoon. I rate it 85.
Go to Australian Sparkling Ale for a brief discussion of the style, links to reviews of similar beers, food pairings and glassware recommendations.