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Mountain Goat Fancy Pants Amber Ale

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Brewed by Mountain Goat Beer
Style: Amber Ale
Richmond, Victoria, Australia

bottled
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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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We found some fresh hop flowers down the back of the couch the other day (in their little protective foil bags so they really were fresh), and we all said as one: “Fancy Pants.” Could we do it again? Easy said, only one way to find out. Long story short, its back: Fancy Pants Amber Ale. Stupid name, serious beer. We used Galaxy Flowers through our hop-back to give a full-on tropical fruit/spicey aroma. On top of alot of traditional ale malt we threw a liberal dose of crystal malt, a little wheat and fermented her warm with an American Ale yeast. It’s deep copper/amber with a full, rocky head. 5.2% alc/vol, 35 BU, served in the bar in our fanciest glass.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chrisbroadie (15) - Wakerley, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2015
Poured from can (well 2 actually....) to Pint glass / Ar: Nutty and earthy maybe, but LOADS of floral aromas. Interest grabbed! / Ap: Copper, clear, finger sized head which is slowly reducing / T: bitter, but pleasantly. Slight initial sweetness before bitterness takes over and lingers / P: Nice mouthfeel, thin-ish but good, average carbonation and long nice bitter finish / O: Malts and LOADS of hops, and what a mix! Awesome beer, suitably complex to make you think about it, suitable quaff-able to drink while having a BBQ with mates. Sensational beer. And +1 because its in a can.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ANZUShophunter (87) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2015
From can in Belgian ale glass. Pours copper with decent head and awesome fruity/spicy nose. These both translate to the fore on the palate and make for a refreshing brew. In the interest of full disclosure, I was wearing jeans at the time.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
R4N5H (291) - SINGAPORE - JUL 5, 2015
Beerfest Asia, Singapore on 28/06/15. 33cl draft. Clear amber colour with a big beige coloured head. Lively carbonation and medium body. Aroma of caramel, malt and citrus. Very smooth tasting, creamy mouthfeel. Caramel, peach, citrus and pine. Nice tropical fruit bittersweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TedE (498) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2015
375ml can into glass. BIG fruity nose, like a fruit salad. Dark amber beer with foamy two finger head. Fresh clean taste, a little zing on the tongue. Finish is rockmelon followed by a little bitter lemon. There’s a malty backbone in there. Excellent quaffer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ngejo (554) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - MAR 28, 2015
Can. Clear, amber, rocky head, white foam, medium bitterness, medium sweetness, medium body, average carbonation, oily feel, & long finish.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lunkie (1565) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2015
Malt hop aroma. Clear red Amber colour poor head and lacing. Malt soapy hop flavour. Smooth palate. I was expecting more fancy hops in my pants.

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vanvenlo (1440) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2015
Leos Hartwell can(17-Mar-2015) Light cherry&light spice aroma.Dark Amber, good but dissipating hard,suds lace.Peach cherry malt flavour.Light soft bitter herbal finish&tangy light malt aftertaste.Lacks complexity for my liking.Good but preferred the previous incarnation of this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Joakgust (1115) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2015
Can. Clear amber beer with a small white head. Aroma is malty with notes of garlic, peaches, cherries and smoked malt. Flavor is malty with notes of garlic, citrus, herbs and cherries. Well balanced

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (2057) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 28, 2015
The appearance is of a rich rosy amber to caramel colour with a skim of white head that left a trail of lace down the side of the glass. The aroma was faultless, offering rich dessert fruitiness, peaches, nectarines and sweet pastry. There’s resinous amber characters of redwood gum and spruce needles, kiwifruit pulp and locquot. Body-wise it is on the sweeter side with plentiful berryfruit tartness accompanying the bitterness profile that leaves a lasting finish with tangs of burnt caramel. I had one of these and then had another. Then I had another one and wished I could have more, which is what you want from good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyobon (1095) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 18, 2015
(Can) Clear copper amber with good pale tan head that collapses quickly. Wonderful tropical fruit aroma. Light body with good carbonation. Nice taste that mixes exotic fruit, some peppery spice over a light toffee sweetness. The finish has some slightly harsh bitterness and seems a little thin. Very nice amber ale.


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