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Thirsty Goat Amber | Thirsty Planet Brewing Company

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171 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Thirsty Planet Brewing Company
Texas, United States
thirstyplanet.net

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
30 IBU

Added by wagenvolks on 06-29-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,691
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
171
pDev:
14.61%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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On-tap at the Draught House, Austin.

Looks like the carbonation issues surrounding the first batch of Thirsty Planet's Buckethead have been remedied, as 'the Goat' sports a healthy cap of newspaper-white foam. Good retention, too, although there isn't much lacing to be seen. Color is typical for the style, with a glowing, copper-amber body and appropriate clarity. Sweet toffee and caramel malts dominate the aroma. Yeasts smell buttery and fruity with a hint of shoe polish (in a good way, like Fuller's ESB).

Hops hit the tongue first with sharp, grassy notes. A citric, bitter hop bite lingers into the finish. Amber malts are slightly sweet and supply a superb balance of English toffee and caramel. Yeast contributes a light presence of tropical fruitiness. Everything seems to be working well together with Thirsty Goat, and the mouthfeel is similarly on-point. Crisp, well-carbonated, and slightly creamy on the back of the palate, but bitter and lively at the same time. All in all, a solid, refreshing Amber from the burgeoning Thirsty Planet brewers. Baaa!

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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.

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Thirsty Goat Amber from Thirsty Planet Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 171 ratings
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