Thirsty Goat Amber
Thirsty Planet Brewing Company

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Red Ale - American Amber / Red
Ranked #732
Ranked #45,615
3.58 | pDev: 14.53%
Thirsty Planet Brewing Company
Texas, United States
Thirsty Goat AmberThirsty Goat Amber
Notes: 30 IBU
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Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thirsty Goat from Thirsty Planet Brewing. 12 oz bottle of grocery store beer. Stored in refrigerator. Reviewed 3/11/21. Note that I use DD/MM/YY protocol.
Stamped on label “Best before 11/22/21”. Served at 56.3 degrees in a hand washed and dried glass coffee cup. Final temperature 60.9 degrees.
Appearance – 3.75
First pour – Medium Amber (SRM 12), clear.
Body – Medium Amber (SRM 12), clear. When rear-lite, same but hazy with tons of suspended particles.
Head – Average (Maximum four cm, aggressive center pour), floral white, short retention, diminishing to a three mm crown and a complete rocky cap. Second pour produces a 0.8 cm cap.
Lacing – Fair. Band of tiny to small bubbles
Aroma – 3 – Initially toasted malt, slightly sweet, no hops, no yeast.
Flavor – 3.5 – Taste follows the nose but slightly bitter, no hops, no yeast. Sweetness builds in the aftertaste. No ethanol (6.8 % ABV, as marked on container) taste or aroma. Oddly enough, moderate gastric warming. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl.
Palate – 3.5 – Thin, watery, soft but lively carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 3.5 Quite average example of a red ale, malty and slightly bitter.

Nov 03, 2021
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BroBobby70 from Texas

3.51/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. Bottle into pint glass
Batch no. 398, Brewer Kuchar, Cellarman Ericson, Packaging Stanford. Yes all this on label.
Look: Three finger head, slow to dissolve. Nice lacing. Color of whiskey or watered down cola. Aftertaste hangs around a bit.
Feel: Light carbonation
Smell: Medium malt.
Taste: Medium bitterness.
Overall: Style is not my cup of tea but if you like this style you should enjoy it.

Jul 02, 2021
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wejohnsn from Texas

4.19/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nie cool box and labe. cool marketing and print material. tastes really good like a cross between a adjunct lager and and micro brew....some malt. low fizz higher alcohol. I could drink this everyday. the taste fades fast which me drink more. refreshing and filling like cold water and fresh bread. dont pass this one up, its very very very good!

Oct 10, 2019
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Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served a dark brick red color with a one finger head of foam. The head fades rather fast to leave a little bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is strong of caramel and a bit of molasses as well as some toasted brown bread and malt smells. Along with these aromas comes some light grassy smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a large showing of toasted malt and a good hit of caramel and molasses. Along with these tastes are some light dark fruit tastes which are there upfront, but fade toward the end. At the same time some light grassy tastes and a bit of hay develop on the tongue and leave one with a sweeter, but very drinkable taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is medium to slightly more syrupy with a carbonation level that is lower. For the mix of dark and sweeter flavors the feel is quite nice and accentuates the rich flavors quite well.
Overall – A tasty brew overall with a nice easy going style. Nothing super extraordinary but well worth a try as it is a nice drinker overall.

Aug 10, 2019
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puck1225 from Texas

3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this at the Teage Tavern after the July 4thparade at Round Top. It went very nicely with my burger.

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Nice amber color, good head and lacing. Slightly sweet smell. Nice malty flavor.

Jul 05, 2019
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the tap, it comes out as a clear darker amber with a small head. Some malt in the nose. In the mouth, is a obviously hoppy, but not IPA hoppy, but a bit more bitter than I would expect from an amber. Disappeared quickly though...

Feb 22, 2019
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snaotheus from Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle given to me by a Texan friend at work. Best by 08/28/18. Brewer: Barnes. Cellarman: Kuchar. Packaging: Ericks. Batch No. 77.

Pours a deep brownish amber with a medium sized head and a medium (but very slow) carbonation. Smell is tea, nuts, malt.

Taste is bitterer than I would expect for an amber -- almost a woody / roasty bitter. Kind of interesting. Moderate sweetness, more of the tea than of the nuts but a little of both. Toasty might be a good word. Sweetness compounds on subsequent sips.

Mouthfeel is light. Overall...not going to be my favorite beer, but not a beer I would avoid. I think it's a pretty good amber.

Jul 25, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

i still enjoy a good amber, and this is exactly that, even though this is a style that seems to be fading as flagships go away and slowly die, and gateway craft has turned into fruited blondes or sours instead of red ales. this is classic to me, a relic in a way, but a delicious take on a style that usually bores me. its clear and copper to brick red, shiny and heady, looks awesome in the glass. the aroma and flavor feature a sweet and nutty malt complexion, i get toasted almonds, toffee, and brown sugar, but also a hearty baked breadiness that keeps it from being too sugary. the yeast has just a hint of english character which is a nice twist, still really clean, and the finish has a neat mineral thing happening, maybe from the water, that makes this a little more crisp than a lot of amber ales are, light copper and then dry. nice pleasant sweet richness all the way through this, natural and from the grain, balanced by just enough of a bittering hop there that comes on late, and with nice carbonation to keep it moving along and drinkable, not too much body either. not a style of beer that often moves me, but this is ahead of the field. really well done, simplistic and highly refined brew! my first from these guys.

Jul 10, 2018
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TheLVBeerGuy from Nevada

2.85/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Mediocre beer with GREAT packaging and an awesome logo. If you judge a book by its cover you will be seriously disappointed. Tastes like an IPA went seriously wrong so they called it an amber and went from there

Nov 28, 2017
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_drummer_ from China

4.02/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this at Pluckers in Austin, served in a glass. Dark(ish) red color. Great balance of hops, malts, and spices. Smooth finish. Enjoyable beer - great with wings.

Jul 30, 2016
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gerite from Alabama

3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought in six pack in Texas and drunk on the beach in Florida. A little lite on the mouthfeel but overall a very enjoyable amber ale. A good balance of hops and malts and the label ain’t bad either.

Jun 24, 2016
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DoctorZombies from Florida

3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reddish Amber almost copper draft pour; thick beige head; decent cap and retention; pretty good lace and clarity. Semi sweet caramel nose; semi sweet caramel malt flavor. Lite, almost watery mouthfeel; moderate carbonation. Lite, almost nothing, hop linger...

May 05, 2016
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JohnDee from Texas

3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a translucent reddish amber color. Mildly sweet malt flavor with a hop aftertaste that's somewhat bitter but not objectionably so. Light bodied. This is a good, straight-up ale.

Jan 18, 2016
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UPMD_Bill from Maryland

3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap.
Straightforward caramel malt aroma and sweetness. Adequately carbonated and goes down easy, and surprised to see it's listed as 6.8% here because it felt sessionable. Surprised by bitter finish at the end because of lack of hops on the nose. Overall, good but nothing particularly special.

Oct 14, 2015
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Realbeerguy from Oklahoma

1.49/5  rDev -58.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

This is the stinkiest beer I've ever had. On the good side, the beer has a cool label, silly goat. On the bad side, the beer smells and tastes like a mulch heap.

Sep 17, 2015
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HipCzech from Texas

3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the W Austin Wet Deck, served in a Greenstripe plastic cup. Clear, light brown amber with a decent head of off white foam. Mild aroma of toasty cereal grains, slight fruit ale yeast. Malty body with caramel notes, more yeast fruitiness, slight spice and peppery bitterness. Medium body and good carbonation. Flavorful without much complexity; crisp and bitter enough to balance the malt and remain enjoyable poolside during August in Austin.

Aug 08, 2015
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CTHomer from Connecticut

3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; amber colored; 1 finger off white head that receded to a thin collar; OK lacing; steady stream of tiny bubbles rising;

S: caramel, fresh wort, a little grass and citrus;

T: malt sweetness all the way through; mild bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: not very complex or interesting;

Jul 05, 2015
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ElJacobian from Texas

3.9/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is an underrated beer. It smells fantastic - caramely and malty, and somehow it even smells like it's going to be crisp. The taste is great too. A nice mellow balance of caramel and toffee but with a very crisp finish. I'd definitely try this one again.

Jul 03, 2015
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MNishCT77 from District of Columbia

3.43/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. on tap at Ginny's Little Bighorn on Sun., 12/28/2014 (Chicken Shit Bingo), unknown brewing/packaging dates, poured into plastic cup, drank over 30-45 minutes

Jan 07, 2015
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Durge from Connecticut

3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A fairly clear copper brown colored brew with a solid off-white head and
great lacing. The aroma is a very subtle grainy malt, not much else. However,
the flavor jumps out with a healthy evergreen hop blended with deep molasses
malt. There's some grass bite with a neat chocolate idea floating around. I
might add a little rye grain as well. Really pretty enjoyable with a medium body
that delivers a very fine, pretty mild carbonation and a slight resin to a
smooth, easy drinking brew. Not bad.

Jan 27, 2013
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dbrauneis from North Carolina

3.33/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at Opal Divine's Marina in Austin, TX

A: Pours a crystal clear medium amber in color with light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall light beige head that quickly reduces to a very thin film covering about half of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of sweet caramel and toffee malts and just the faintest hint of grassy hops.

T: The flavor of this beer is almost all sweet malts with both caramel and toffee notes. There is a light amount of grassy hops in the finish that lends a light amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Just heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp but slightly thin/watery.

O: Easy to drink and could be sessionable as I could easily put a couple of these back. Nothing special but definitely an enjoyable everyday kind of beer.

Nov 14, 2012
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elNopalero from California

4.92/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is the Thirsty Planet’s Amber that’s been wood aged and dry hopped. It looks a pale yellow-orange color with a lot of foam that lets off a big grassy hop aroma. Grassy hops dominate the flavor as well, in a way that I completely forgot about this being an amber originally. I don’t pick up a distinctive malty sweetness but the beer does have an exceptionally well-rounded finish. Simply wonderful. It’s like a completely different beer and one I would gladly welcome seeing again.

Mar 06, 2012
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twiggamortis420 from Texas

3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

growler courtesy of fthomasl, thanks dawg! Pours a lightly hazed amber color with a small tan head that leaves some spotty lace.

Nose is surprisingly nice, caramel and toffee with a few dallops of sugar. Malts are nice, bold and varied. Nice hop aroma too, bright and tropical.

Taste is pretty big, lots of hop flavor and tons of bitterness. Lingers on and on... Malts are no slouch either. Loads of sweet toffee and burnt toast. Not bad, but a little homebrewey. Not much depth and the flavors dont meld together all that well. Its almost a bit too much going on here, the beer could be simplified dramatically.

Oct 24, 2011
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bisonkron from Alaska

4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - lighter than other ambers in general, white head that fades quickly. nice carbonation.

S - light caramel, light hops, and slight tea notes

T - very light on taste, not bad, but very light for my preferences. very light caramel taste, the malts make it through the taste a bit and are refreshing

M - very light, crisp, a bit of silkiness in there as well.

D - very drinkable, and just the right amount of kick for the summer.

Jul 08, 2011
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mrarkadin from Texas

1.97/5  rDev -45%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had a pint at the draughthouse.

A - Light orange. With a very small head that disappeared almost at once. Not sure why they call this an amber.

S - faintly malty with some caramel, minimal hop aroma

T - Best way to describe it is watery. Very little carbonation and a slight malt sweetness.

M - Light and crisp.

D - It goes down easily because there isn't much body, but the lack of complexity or much flavor doesn't really make we want another.

Thirsty Planet is a new brewer, so maybe this will improve with time.

Mar 24, 2011
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