Mountain Goat Steam Ale | Mountain Goat Beer Pty Ltd

Mountain Goat Steam AleMountain Goat Steam Ale
BA SCORE
21.2%
Liked This Beer
3.34 w/ 66 ratings
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
Ranking:
#40,620
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
66
Liked:
14
Avg:
3.34/5
pDev:
16.17%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 66 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of Danhudo
1.96/5  rDev -41.3%

Photo of pin
2.05/5  rDev -38.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of drpimento
2.28/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Poured this at a good temperature with a very fizzy, then scummy head. Aroma was abundant tropical fruit with some yeast and hop. Flavor's a bit more traditionally steam, but not much. The heavy carbonic tang hinders. Body's a tad thin. Finish is like flavor, not very balanced, too long lasting. Never want another. Very minimally similar to a steam beer.

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Photo of Hanger
2.3/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

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Photo of mulder1010
2.33/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

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Photo of olradetbalder
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of laituegonflable
2.63/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

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Photo of Stew41
2.66/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Ok summer drinking but not much more. Mild flavours of tangy citrus fruits and some dry aniseed (& smoke) on the finish. This beer is very subtle in all respects and clearly built to quaff. Some examples from tap have been much better so I will need to revisit at some point.

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Photo of Kornoms
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of CrazyDavros
2.86/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of lacqueredmouse
2.95/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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??)

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Photo of ddaedalus
2.95/5  rDev -11.7%
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.

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Photo of EdgarGerik
2.96/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of csmartin6
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of life_of_agony
3.02/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Andrewharemza
3.09/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

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Photo of brendan13
3.13/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a pale straw colour with a couple of centimetres of white head that falls away fairly quickly but leaves a bit of lace.
S - Some grainy and nutty character initially with some vauge light citrus notes.
T - Grainy, slightly sweet bready malt. Some light fruity character.
M - Light bodied, medium to high carbonation.
D - Not horrible but certainly could have a bit more oomph. I guess it's an approachable beer from a decent microbrewery.

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Photo of chinchill
3.16/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of dgilks
3.17/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Fairly clear gold colour. The head is tight, white and shortlived.

Fairly fruity aroma with passionfruit in the fore. I'm struggling to see this as a California Common or even as a Steam Beer. Looking at it outside the style guidelines. It's one dimensional but tasty.

Fairly malty which is to be expected. Bitterness could be higher and the passionfruit hop flavours are out of style. Some toasted malt and some form of mineral quality are present. Not as crisp as it could be in the finish and it is a little bit muddled.

Medium body with moderate carbonation that just tickles the tongue. Spot on.

What can I say? It's drinkable, there is flavour, it isn't stylistically accurate and otherwise it is a bit boring. A decent step up from macro lagers and an easy entry for new craft drinkers.

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Photo of edonovan0
3.18/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very, very pale transparent yellow, almost straw. Nice foamy pure white head, about half finger, with good retention to the last sip, with an average lace. Medium visible carbonation.

Definite malt grain on the nose, small traces of light citrus fruits ... Not a very appealing nose.

Big malt, like the nose. Earthy grain notes ... pine. Also a hint of hazlenut maybe. There are traces of the citrus hops in there, but don't do anything more than tease.

Refreshingly light and bubbly on the palate, which is similar to most lagers targetted for Australia.

It's not something to write home about. Drinkable on a hot Aussie day, and is definitely better than a macro Aussie lager, but not something you would recommend.

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Photo of bylerteck
3.22/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from a supermarket in West Footscray.

A - Light golden with strong carbonation. Slight haze. One finger of white fluffy head. Minute lace and a film of retention.

S - Light citrus, tropical fruit and sweet grain.

T - Lot's of sweet grain, tropical fruit and some citrus hops, with pear and apple.

M - Overly carbonated with a light body and a crisp finish. Body is hard to pin down with the carbonation so strong.

O/D - A fairly tasty 'light' beer. Pretty decent. I remember it being really tasty on tap at the brewery but less so from the bottle which is probably older. Not bad as a gateway craft.

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Photo of CaptainHungry
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of hunteraw
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Mountain Goat Steam Ale from Mountain Goat Beer Pty Ltd
Beer rating: 21.2% out of 100 with 66 ratings
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