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Stumbling Goat | Cannery Brewing Company

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Stumbling GoatStumbling Goat

Brewed by:
Cannery Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada

Style: German Maibock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of bumchilly25
3.42/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.82/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear dark golden color with dense activity. Creamy and frothy white 3 finger head, lasting around 10-15 minutes, with good legs. Flavors of berries, apples, sour yeast, candies, sweet grains, toffee, a bit cheesy and minty, peppers, grassy and leafy hops. Highly bitter and sour tongue coat, with thick fruity sugars. Oily medium body with extra crispy carbonation. Strong finish, astringent bitter earthy hops, thick pine tar on the tongue, with an aftertaste of pepper, faint roasted grains, and faint barrel aged feel. Quite bold and low on accessibility, while interestingly fresh and balanced. Strong but pleasant to drink, wakes you up. The flavors are nice and fits well with the finish. Overall very good quality craft.

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Photo of gallan1
4.51/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Powers30
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pmaka
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

LOOK: When poured the beer appears to have a dark golden glow. Just like the eyes of the demonic goat on the front of the label. A thin constant fog of head hovers on top of the beer throughout the drinking experience. The lacing around the glass slowly trickles down the side, lingers around like the creepy goat in a haunted forest.

SMELL: The initial smell of the beer focuses on bready malts, followed up by almost a banana biscuit. Hints of citrus, and earthy pine can be noticed. Peach, apple, plum, and apricot sweetness is apparent. All the smells one can expect of a demonic looking stumbling goat.

TASTE/FEEL: A bready taste is predominant with the first sip. A grainy feel throughout the mouth. The taste then takes a turn towards a citrus peel, apple, and fruit sweetness. The finish focuses on the hops used, an earthy bitter yet not over powering. The 6.5% alcohol content warms the stomach nicely. A medium mouthfeel, smooth carbonation is slightly less than average. A strong flavor profile with everything in balance. Tasty goat indeed

OVERALL: A beer that was enjoyable and worth a taste. It had added excitement to what could been a rather boring style. The dry hopping was done well without going overboard. If you have a chance to try, give it a try. A goat that you shouldn't be afraid of.

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Photo of Bunman3
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Me likey. Any beer that lauds intoxicated ruminant animals deserves my attention. I was pleasantly surprised by the light, peppery and substantial nature of this beer. Cannery is one of my favorite BC breweries, and this seasonal is another winner!

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Photo of chickenm
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of biboergosum
4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

650ml bottle - a dark and sinister-looking labeled seasonal brew from one of my favourite interior BC breweries - one which is seemingly applying new-world techniques to an old-world standard.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium golden amber hue, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and certainly bubbly off-white head, which leaves some sparse, exploding biomass lace around the glass as it quickly slips out of its own corporeal realm.

It smells of bready, biscuity pale malt, almond paste, earthy citrus and pine resin, a touch of black orchard fruitiness, and leafy, herbal, and slightly perfumed hops. The taste is more prominent grainy, bready, and rather biscuity malt, a still semi-sweet nuttiness, plain indistinct citrus rind, wet pine needles, somewhat tart plum and overripe red apple, and still edgy leafy, grassy, and weedy green hops - the moderately amped-up alcohol doing well to keep its pesky head down.

The carbonation is average in its supportive frothy bearing, the body just on the light side of medium weight, and so-so smooth, as funny enough, it's the biscuity character stepping in front of the alcohol in terms of culpability. It finishes off-dry, the fruitiness finally making its point, while the heady malt starts a slow wane, and the hops pop like the pretty balloons that they once were.

A pretty impressive and enjoyable brew, I gotta say - the extra hopping distracting and enhancing the typical besotted lager experience. And that biscuity character - if it weren't for a few tell-tale German malt notes, I'd be crying out 'ESB! ESB!', in the manner of my toddler pointing out, well, really, anything he sees that he thinks he's just discovered. Yeah - that, and it's all good.

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Photo of Derek
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Strength of a Bock, drinks like a Dortmunder Export.

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Stumbling Goat from Cannery Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 9 ratings