Mountain Goat Steam Ale | Mountain Goat Beer Pty Ltd

BA SCORE
80
good
66 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Mountain Goat Steam AleMountain Goat Steam Ale
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:
No notes at this time.

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
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 35
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 Ajax85
4/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

 380 characters

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.

 287 characters

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

Photo of EdgarGerik
2.96/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of hunteraw
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.09/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pale yellow pour with no head and low carbonation. Malt, grapefruit and slightly earthy aroma. Slight citrus and malt flavour, crisp but not much to it.

 152 characters

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.

 978 characters

Photo of toronadotornado
3.28/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Movida Restaurant - Melbourne, Australia - 330 mL bottle poured into a glass

76 characters

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 life_of_agony
3.02/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BillRoth
3.4/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 ddaedalus
2.95/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy, head bursts quickly but is replaced.
Pleasant citrus aroma is overwhelmed by suplhur, very little malt character.
Some pleasant ester and hop flavour, but isnt balanced well with an over carbonated under bodied beer. Blood navel orange taste and aroma (seems over ripe with excess sulphur). Although could lend itself to a few if the sulphur wasnt so evident.

 367 characters

Photo of SmashPants
3.28/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Format: standard 330mL solid brown bottle, standard Mountain Goat-esque craft label.

Appearance: a pale, lightly hazy yellow with a thin white head that drops to a film. Looks okay.

Aroma: heavy malts with an odd smoky aroma. Some fruits behind - tropical and stone fruits.

Taste: a little awkward here too, but not terribly so. That smoke flavour with malts and not much of the fruits.

Aftertaste: some bitterness on the finish with the smoke fading away. The stone fruits make a bit of a comeback, which is nice.

Mouth feel: this beer is medium in body with a moderate carbonation that brings the flavours forward. Quite refreshing too - a pretty good feel.

Overall: I'm normally a fan of Mountain Goat beers, but have to admit that this one was a bit disappointing. Not awful by any means, just a bit of an awkward flavour profile. I certainly wouldn't recommend it at AU$69 a case.

 891 characters

Photo of Rwalford74
3.32/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of olradetbalder
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Photo of Danhudo
1.96/5  rDev -41.7%

Photo of Refloosh
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of DamienI
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of D-Day
5/5  rDev +48.8%

Photo of CaptainHungry
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
3/5  rDev -10.7%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Mountain Goat Steam Ale from Mountain Goat Beer Pty Ltd
3.36 out of 5 based on 66 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.