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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

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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (2786) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2014
Can from Mane Liquor during the Goat tasting. Pours magnificent - a clear chestnut amber with a sturdy and sticky beige head. Nose shows mild pine and lychee with a bigger malt build than I expected. The hops are there but it’s a malt show with loads of bread and toffee. Drinks really well and it’s very sessionable. Nice stuff

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2281) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2014
If ever a beer should be sampled just upon appearance this is it. Towering, rocky crest just shy of beige that is persistent and leaves a very messy lace. Well conditoned with very fine carbonation lifting up that head. The body a fiery copper; misted by the yeast. Virtual pineforest on the nose with hints of caramelised pawpaw, crushed white grapes, honeydew, sticky date pudding - honestly very pleasing stuff. Quite sweet, plump, malty and sticky on the palate. Huge for its modest ABV. Resinous sappy hop finish. Plenty of malt, chunky at the least. Tinges of grapefruit, pawpaw, honeydew and white wine. Little too malt forward, biscuity. Struggled to finish the bottle. (64cL, Dan Murphy’s Mandurah)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1108) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2013
640mL bottle Mid-amber/bronze body with uniform haze. Holds a dense beige head - looks a treat! Nice hop-driven aroma without being over-the-top; floral notes, citrus, pine and tropical fruits. Underlying toasty, biscuity malts. Medium-full body, nice creamy texture with moderate carbonation. Tasty biscuit, medium crystal-malt & toasty malt backbone plays host for a good dose of floral, spicy, citrus hops. Decent length, bitterness restrained but balanced. Really loved this one! The malt character is a real joy with complimentary hop character without being understated. Nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TenEighty (11) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2013
Pours golden amber with a lasting head. Citrus and floral aromas. Mild sweetness with fruits turning to a buttery bitterness that lingers.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gramoit (347) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2013
Quite a hoppy beer with a nice pour. Predominantly fruity with some caramel on the side. Would be a very good session ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmmarshall (15) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2013
Nice amber ale. Great bitterness and aroma. Fruity hop flavor. Nice colour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niksko (264) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2014 Bottle, best before 14/12/13. Pours a lovely darkish amber with a finger of white head that fades to a cap. Beautiful citrus and slightly piney hop nose, and some tropical pineapple notes from the Galaxy. Very fresh and vibrant. Flavour is bitter grapefruit, slight pine, sweet caramel, and some tropical fruit punch. Very balanced and tasty. 2014 can: Pours a rich copper/amber with some off white head. Nose is fragrant and sweet. Pineapple, caramel, orange, passion fruit. Really lovely, the can is doing it’s job. Flavor is a little lacking. Citrus, caramel, a lovely toasty biscuity note on the finish and a mild bitterness. A bit of a cliff beer, in that the flavor is gone almost as soon as you’ve swallowed. Light bodied and pretty refreshing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
M_Sack (279) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2013
Reddish amber with medium levels of lacing. Tropical fruit, honey and malt aromas. Minimal carbonation. Malty start that leads into a medium level of bitterness in the mid palate along with nice nutty flavours. The malt is present again on the finish, intertwined nicely with the bitterness. A very classy beer based on an unfashionable style that too many microbreweries ignore. -

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShaneJ (414) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2013
Bottle from Plonk. Dark amber, frothy lasting head, a hopped-up malty amber, toffee, passionfruit, pine, looks great, tastes great.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pdubyah (276) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 11, 2013
if you like Amber Ale and try this and don’t like it, I’d probably give you your money back. Of it’s kind and of this beer it’s pretty good. The low bitterness, the nice malt sweets and the floral notes make this an easily session beer. But it doesn’t make any statement other than oi! oi! oi! It is the first craft Aussie Beer I ever had, and it’s a swing and ding! Awesomesauce.


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