Mountain Goat Steam Ale - Mountain Goat Beer Pty Ltd
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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
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
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
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
3.95/5 rDev +19%
Note: As an ale, this beer does not quite fit the "steam beer" style category.
Appearance - 3.0
Poured a finger of white head that reduced to a thin layer over a golden yellow body that has just a hint of haze.
Smell - 3.5
A very much hop-driven aroma, citrus fruits and a little passionfruit.
Taste - 4.0
Crisp, refreshing and lightly fruity with moderate to assertive hop bitterness. Rather sweet although not a lot of malt character, plenty of juicy, citric hops, pineapple and a slightly buttery taste that rounds out the beer rather than detracting.
Mouthfeel - 4.0
Fine carbonation, medium body, goes down very easily.
Drinkability - 4.5
A very sessionable golden ale, perfect for the hot summer months.
OVERALL - 3.75
With one sip, I was instantly reminded of James Squire Golden Ale, a beer that I have a lot of time for. Currently a rather underrated beer in my opinion, and the best from Mountain Goat that I have tried.
01-13-2010 07:22:44 | More by LittleCreature
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
3.75/5 rDev +13%
I got this at the same time as the hightail ale as recommended by the bottleshop person, and I must say I was surprised that I hadn't heard of these Mountain Goat guys before.
Poured from a 330ml bottle into a Guinness pint glass.
A: Light amber/golden body, a good colour for a lager, however this is not so common for an ale (I have since read what a "steam beer" is). There is pretty much no head to speak of... interesting as the ale appears quite active with carbonation but no head, weird no?
S: Nice! I'm getting a strong hop smell that can only be described as cannabis-like... err, nice as in the strong hop smell, not the cannabis-like part. It's difficult to register a malt odor over the hops but I'm sure it's there somewhere.
T: As with the aroma the malt completely takes a backseat to the overpowering grassy cannabis-like hops. The flavour of the hops leave a slight expected bitterness and the aftertaste is a hint of Brazil nut, which could only be as a result of the malts, very interesting.
M: This ale explodes in your mouth like a fruit tingle! It's quite odd and I'm not sure if I like it or not.
D: If it wasn't so crazy in the mouthfeel I could probably drink these all night, however this ale presents an eclectic mix of hops, nuts, and pop-rocks which holds it back from a perfect score... I'll still gladly get it again though.
Food match: Thai, grilled chicken with salad or light barbeque fare.
02-19-2011 07:57:13 | More by doktorhops
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
3.5/5 rDev +5.4%
Overall a beer just above average.
Hazy and light it had a slightly sour note to both the taste and the smell , which I always associate with yeast and dont find particularly satisfying .
Certainly a nice enouh brew , perhaps more suited to really hot weather
04-15-2012 03:05:52 | More by jarmby1711
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
3.48/5 rDev +4.8%
A - Light cloudy golden body with a thin white head and minimal lacing.
S - Citrusy hops, a little honey type malt.
T - Hop forward with a mild sweetness of tropical fruit flavours (passionfruit, pineapple), the malt is there but subtle.
M - Crisp light to medium body, moderate carbonation.
O - A little bit different and really sessionable.
01-26-2012 13:47:35 | More by dansmcd
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
3.45/5 rDev +3.9%
First of style.
Pours a massive five finger coarse ivory head - dies so quick. Straw body.
Aromas of citrus/lemon.
Taste is somewhat dry, somewhat sour. Hops drive. Sherbert is there, so is lemon, a hint of passionfruit. Quite acidic. However, it does all hang together.
Mouthfeel is light and well carbonated. Funny that. Burp fodder after a while.
Overall, interesting. A great hot weather beer. Zestily refreshing. So when will Mountain Goat make their core business their better one-off beers, rather than the two they regularly release?
02-05-2012 08:04:40 | More by heygeebee
Mountain Goat Steam Ale from Mountain Goat Beer Pty Ltd
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