Mountain Goat Steam Ale | Mountain Goat Beer Pty Ltd

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mountain Goat Beer Pty Ltd
Australia
goatbeer.com.au

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by laituegonflable on 07-08-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
66
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.36
pDev:
16.07%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of D-Day
5/5  rDev +48.8%

Photo of DocDownUnder
4.5/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Bearded_beer_guy_
4.21/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Format: Standard 330 ml brown bottle poured cold in to Pilsner glass.

Look: A cloudy golden with a finger of foamy head that didn't last long but settled a lacy off white ring around the glass.
No visible carbonation but a lot of particles floating around. It is a living beer, after all so that's to be expected.

Smell: Straight away Its gives a beautiful strong fruity sweet, smell. Peach stands out above anything else.

Taste: as above. The palette immediately gets the sweet peachy flavor with a very subtle almost malty after taste replaced by the slight bitterness of hops. Not overpowering and quite enjoyable.

Feel: Her the invisible carbonation comes to life with a seltzer like sensation that lasts for quite a while. Not too heavy and not to light. Very smooth.

Overall: This was a nice beer to drink. There's nothing overpowering about it but it isn't lackluster either. Well balanced is the best way to describe it.
Ill buy it again.

Well done, Mountain Goat.

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Photo of foles
4.18/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of Ajax85
4/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jimiboi
4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of joecast
3.98/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of LittleCreature
3.92/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of eric5bellies
3.88/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
finish.

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.

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Photo of Clesko
3.83/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of 31Sam13
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopnerd
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of bala747
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

First of all this bottle is a bit old and nearing expiry.

Looks and pours a slightly cloudy yellow, fizzy with big bubbles. Head takes a while to dissipate. So far so good.

Smells sweet, fruity, candy flavours in taste and aftertaste. Not a bad tasting beer but the problem is, the mouthfeel is a letdown. It is surprisingly flat, and it could be due to the age of the bottle.

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Photo of doktorhops
3.71/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of RickyS
3.6/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Very pale opaque yellow. The smell reminds of a landbier, tartness and acidic with hints of apples and grapefruit. The taste is similar maybe a bit more malty. Pleasant fizzy carbonation and medium mouthfeel. Nothing special but very refreshing. Could easily be a go to beer over summer.

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Photo of Macca
3.6/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Medium bodied.

Everything adds up to make this one sessionable beer.

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Photo of gracient
3.51/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of juju7
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of Bobhoya
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of adityashekhar
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of magpieken
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of personpitch
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Refloosh
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Agentveba
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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Mountain Goat Steam Ale from Mountain Goat Beer Pty Ltd
3.36 out of 5 based on 66 ratings.
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