Mountain Goat Steam Ale - Mountain Goat Beer Pty Ltd
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3.16/5 rDev -4.8%
330ml bottle 4.5% ABV bb 29 Jan 2014 Purchased and consumed in NZ in Dec. 2013.
Pale, hazy golden-yellow body with a fine white head, and champagne-like visible carbonation .
Feel: Light and thin body with medium-high carbonation.
Aroma: sweet and fruity with some bready malt in the background.
Flavor: lemony white bread with a touch of spicy hops.
O: A poor imitation of the original Anchor Steam. Not bad but not worth seeking out.
01-14-2014 02:35:11 | More by chinchill
2.83/5 rDev -14.8%
Pours golden with lively carbonation sustaining an impressive white head.
Aroma is faint, but shows some mild spicy and minty hops, some bready wheat and sweet clean malt.
Quite clean flavours, and again, quite faint. Sweet clean malt and straw-like wheat first up, followed by quite a strong hoppy bitterness (reminds me of chinook) along with off-putting metallic notes on the finish. Has a certain white wine-like cloying sweetness throughout.
Seems watery to me. But as already mentioned, that only adds to its quaff-ability.
11-19-2009 09:10:43 | More by CrazyDavros
4.18/5 rDev +25.9%
Pours straw yellow with slight cloudiness from bottle conditioning. Fresh yeast on the nose as well as some lemony citrus hops in the background. Crisp soft mouthfeel. Bit fruity. Firm but light bitterness. There seems to be a subtle roast note in there as well. It's like a summer steam beer. This is a very very well crafted beer. Sometimes I absolutely love a gentle delicate beer like this.
03-12-2011 09:58:30 | More by foles
3.9/5 rDev +17.5%
Drank fro my De Struise Tulip
A - Pours a hazey golden colour
, with a white fluffy head that reducesto a light film.
S - Grainy, dog food like aroma from the bottle. Mellows once poured.
T - N ice grains up from witha little citrus that finishes into a smooth almost nutty
M - Low carbonation and light to medium body, but cremay smooth.
D - My first steam beer so hard to judge, but I liked it a lot.
10-09-2010 13:27:27 | More by eric5bellies
4/5 rDev +20.5%
Ooh, my first steam beer.
Looks superb. Bright gold with a nice tit white head. Medium carbonation. Slightly turbid.
Slight hop aroma. Just enough to notice but not overpowering. Some sweet malt there as well. Maybe a touch of yeasty fermentation character but only a hint.
Nice clean taste. Malty with a bit of balancing hoppiness. Nice level of sweetness that would keep it interesting without being cloying or heavy.
Well I'm impressed. Wish I grabbed more than one bottle, but I will cherish this one. Easily drinkable and well made.
10-04-2010 09:15:38 | More by joecast
3.6/5 rDev +8.4%
This pours a bright straw colour with a centimetre of head.
Some nice hop aromas: tropical fruits.
Hops dominate palate as well: pineapple flavours. Not much malt to speak of. Nice dry finish.
Everything adds up to make this one sessionable beer.
06-27-2010 08:26:00 | More by Macca
3.5/5 rDev +5.4%
A bit of yawn in every glass. Not a terrible beer but not quite sure who would get into this. Not enough for the geeks and a bit out there for the regular folks. A bit of citrus hops on the nose and some more on the palate but very high carbonation gives it a prickly feel that hides some of the flavour. Somewhat one dimsional and drab for me. This is only the scond steam beer I've had, the other being the original Anchor and I didn't think much of that either so maybe it's the whole steam thing I don't dig.
07-23-2010 10:16:35 | More by juju7
4.55/5 rDev +37%
330ml into a dimpled stein.
A-Straw to yellow body with a quickly fading white head.
S-Sweet bready/yeasty smell with a bit of fresh earthy hops.
T-very interesting combination of almost sweetness from the malts (cereal sweetness), but then a finishing dry bitterness akin to California IPA. The sweetness is similar to a farmhouse or saison, with less tartness, replaced by a dry bitter hop.
M-The carbonation makes it crisp with a lingering biscuit flavor.
O-This combination of sweetness and dry bitter is hard to put a finger on, but it works. The subtle sweetness takes this beer to a different level. I'd rather drink this than most of the IPA's I've had. Very well done.
09-11-2011 05:31:50 | More by DocDownUnder
2.3/5 rDev -30.7%
330 ML bottle
A-- Clear straw yellow. Lots of carbonation bubbles. Thin white film with a decent ringed collar. Swirl it a bit and get a two fingered head that quickly fades away to film. Good ring of lacing though.
S-- Fresh grass and malt. Otherwise not much else.
T-- Crisp grass and not much else.
M-- Crisp and lively. Light feel and high carbonation. Grass finish to this.
O-- Good for warmer weather but not a lot to this at all.
08-10-2012 16:21:39 | More by mulder1010
3.45/5 rDev +3.9%
A: Pours a hazy golden color with a nice head that fades to good lacing.
S: Aroma of citrus with some malt sweetness and grain.
T: Taste of mild malt sweetness with some fruit and spice. Mild bitterness and a clean finish.
F: Fairly light body, crisp, smooth and refreshing.
O: NIce beer that goes down quite easy. Good for a few.
06-02-2013 02:19:56 | More by soju6
4/5 rDev +20.5%
Hadn't heard of Mountain Goat before but the wife was inspired by the 'organic' branding so she picked it off the shelf. Got it home, and she gave it to me after only one sip. Diagnosis: not a beer for regular folk?
OK, my review...
Straw pour with one finger head receding to a persistent layer leaving no lacing behind.
Smell is on the lighter side, but a wonderfully pleasant aroma emanates from the glass nonetheless, with hints of flora and citrus.
Taste is light citrus (lemony), and very smooth.
Mouthfeel is once again very smooth, perfect carbonation.
Easiest drinking craft beer I've found, possesses the only good attribute of a macro (throw-down-ability), whilst still being a pleasant 'crafty' drop.
One of the most consistent beers I've tried, I would highly recommend this for summer as an easy drinking beer, and I will be purchasing lots.
09-08-2011 11:06:22 | More by jimiboi
3.48/5 rDev +4.8%
a) White frothy head, settles to 1cm. Dark straw, slight haze.
s) Green apple perfume, perhaps some guava, touch of honeycomb
t) Definite fruity esters driving this... a perfumy note reminiscent of a candle shop. Clean pale malt with some long bready notes. Reasonable bitterness. Subtle similarities to Coopers Pale Ale.
m) Touch of tingle on the tongue, supporting the green apple analogy, with a reasonable dextrinous mouthfeel, and backed up by the bitterness. Interesting.
d) An interesting style, not far off the California common style description.
12-22-2009 08:30:02 | More by vancurly
2.58/5 rDev -22.3%
Pours a pale straw colour with slight haze but mostly translucent, pretty good snowy head that's settled down now into a thin ring around the rim. Pretty nice, but fairly standard.
Nose is a OK, but a slight Pride of Ringworm character, or bread yeasty anyway, comes through with a hint of corn, but otherwise a fair hit of malt and a slight bitter hop character, maybe some lime as well? Pretty average.
Taste has a very bread yeasty character and not much else. Pretty bland with some amber malt and some unpleasant hops. Nutty and yeasty with not much nuance. Good on Mountain Goat for brewing a California Common, but I'm really not sure if I should call this an American Pale Wheat Ale instead, what with the wheat malt and calling itself an 'ale'. This is a bit meh, not much to taste or recommend.
Mouthfeel is a bit tangy and fizzy but otherwise OK. Overall it's not too bad but if I don't ever drink this again I think I'll survive.
07-08-2009 03:50:27 | More by laituegonflable
2.9/5 rDev -12.7%
On tap at Sydney's Local Taphouse US Beer SpecTapular.
Extremely pale, slightly hazy yellow color with a filmy but fine head of white bubbles. Lacing is pretty good. Some beading carbonation not bad.
Some light hoppy notes, and a light rank character, not unlike Anchor steam. Some bread yeast pops up later, which is a shame, and rather rinses away my memories of the pleasant characters up front. Otherwise pretty true to style
The taste bombs heavily though. Very bready and thin on the palate. The bread note is dominant, and I can't say I approve. Some light fruit or American cherry notes, but not enough interest to detract from the fact that it's very weak and not very flavoursome. Mouthfeel is thin, but ok.
I'm not terribly impressed and worse, I'm disappointed. This is not much more than a thin bland lager. Drinkable in its way, but not very exciting. A real shame given some of the great American steam beers.
(Also, surely "Steam Ale" is a contradiction in terms??)
07-12-2009 05:27:29 | More by lacqueredmouse
2.28/5 rDev -31.3%
330 mL bottle poured into schooner glass
A- golden straw yellow in colour with thin (1-2 mm) white that dissapated almost immediately to a fine lacing
S - sweet with some fruiity esters, didn't linger
T - slightly sour, lacking complexity
M - smooth, easy to drink
D - Drinkable but not inspiring, wouldn't rush out to get again. Although I am not overly familar with this style it just seems lacking in something
12-29-2009 09:52:12 | More by Hanger
Mountain Goat Steam Ale from Mountain Goat Beer Pty Ltd
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