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Mountain Goat Fancy Pants Amber AleMountain Goat Fancy Pants Amber Ale

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Mountain Goat Beer Pty Ltd

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by brendan13 on 07-30-2008

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Photo of Beginner2
3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

A pleasant surprise that confirms (after a dozen beers or so) that Aussie crafters are coming into their own... and in particular crafters in Melbourne, becoming known for its foodies. (Mountain Goat is a mile its from downtown/CBD.)

A decent red. I don't get much malt in the nose. And I certainly get the hops in the Taste. Also, the bubbles could be too much for a session. While hops and bubbles can bother me, I fortunately started eating an Indian dinner and, suddenly, too many hops had competition from some real spices.
It all worked well. A culinary experience I would repeat if I lived here.

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Photo of iftcoach
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hunteraw
3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kitschiguy
3.48/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy deep amber - a little bit of head and a bit of lacing.

Nose is a little malty with some orange - a bit dull.

I was expecting a big hop on the palate but it's well balance with some dried fruit, brown sugar and bread - quite malty.

Mouth is good but a slight waxy/oily finish lets it down.

Good overall and recommended for the style.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From can, pours a hazey Amber colour with a small off white head that laces well. Aroma tropical fruit, orange, spices. Taste orange, malty, hint of tropical fruit. Not to bad.

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Photo of ironmc43
4.04/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jeschaefer
2.04/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Photo of joecast
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ddaedalus
3.51/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A metallic quality lets there beer down. a bit unbalanced, but that would probably mean a a more sessionable beer fit for current consumer standards, but the metallic taste is overwhelming. may be more approachable from keg

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Knapp85
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of wordemupg
4.27/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Grabbed a 4 pack of cans to go at the canned release party and poured into wine glass in my hotel room the next day 29/3/14 from notes

A clear glowing amber liquid with just a few slow bubbles here and there, a finger of foam sits around for a couple sips leaving a pair of rings on the way down

S the nose is a massive tropical fruit bomb, passion-fruit, peaches, pineapple, guava and some sweet orange peel, I get a little spruce and brown sugar but mostly a tropical blast, smells more like juice then beer

T still a hop runaway but slightly more malt then the nose, a hint of spice, most of the tropical notes are still there just not the same level as the nose

M leaning towards medium, fluffs up and flattens out, a nice bitter kick and a little grit, lemon rind and grapefruit linger

O great stuff, I'm wishing I grabbed another 4 pack, big on hops and so juicy

canned 9 days ago I know I got to this one in its prime but much like many beers I've had down-under I'm surprised it doesn't get more love from the local BA's.
I thought it was great from start to finish and would be drinking this often whenever I'm in Melbourne.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Vanz
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of admiral
4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Interesting and tasty beer - ah sweet nectar

aroma: fanta softdrink like aroma with grape juice, spice and slight malt

taste: fanta softdrink like taste with orange marmalade, citrus, grape juice, orange, spice and pepper with slight malt - very fruity!

a delicious beer that is full of fruit and definitely on the sweet side - in a good way

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

640ml bottle purchased from Red Bottle Liquor in Alexandria. Best before date of 30/11/2013.

Pours a very clear, and very ruby red colour: quite a lovely hue. Lots of large-bubbled carbonation streams through the body and forming a relatively thick and quite slick head of cream-coloured froth. Lacing is excellent, forming big wide swathes with internal intricacies. Really looks very good indeed.

Nose is pleasantly clipped with a crisp hoppiness that gives some citric tones and a dusky, slightly earthy tone. Not the fragrances I expect from the Galaxy listed on the label, but pleasant nonetheless. There's a pleasant grain fragrance to it as well that brings it into proper amber ale territory as well. It's actually a really nice amber nose.

Taste is clean and smooth for the most part, with a fragrant nuttiness from the malts. Hops provide balance, but not very much in the way of bitterness: just a slight metallic character on the back. Slight green leafy character comes through as well to meld with the grain and nut characters through the centre and towards the back. It's nice stuff.

Feel is good, rounded but slick: the hops at the end give it a little twist to finish it off, but the slickness in the mouth means that there's a real gravitas and persistence to the flavours.

Overall, this is well-crafted and very tasty stuff. The malt profile is expertly put together, and even though I feel like the hops might have dropped out of this one just a tad (it was maybe a couple of months ago that I bought it), it stands up very well, showing off its quality and stability. Good stuff.

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of soju6
3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy dark amber color wit a nice head that fades slowly to good lacing.

S: Aroma of citrus, malt sweetness and a bit of fruit and spice in the background.

T: Initial taste of citrus, some toffee and a bit of fruit. Good bitterness and a clean finish.

F: Medium body, crisp, quite smooth and refreshing.

O: Nice beer that is an easy drinker. Reminds me more of a Pale Ale but still enjoyable.

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Photo of mungus
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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