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

bottled
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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2408) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2013
Pours dark amber with a large head. Fruity hops on the nose with apple, pear and resinous hops alongside some light toasty malt. Hoppy flavours too with big resinous notes alongside a little fruit. More caramel and light toasty notes too. Carbonation could be higher.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
floydian1 (1187) - FNQ, Australia, - APR 14, 2013
640ml bottle from Dan Murphy’s. Clear amber-brown pour with medium-sized fluffy off white head. Heaps of crystal malts on the nose with floral and citrus hops. Tongue is sweet and malty at first before the floral/fruity hops take hold and it finishes with quite a satisfying lingering bitterness. Light-medium body with a mild carbonation. Pleasant and highly sessionable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imaragingbull (572) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours near clear amber with off white head and decent lace. Aromas of citrus, grass, passionfruit, grain, light caramel and lightly toasted malts. Light medium body, generous hop bitterness and grassy citrus character atop of light medium sweetness and lightly toasted malts. Finishing lightly grassy, citrus and light toasted.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1711) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 8, 2013
Poura a hazy dark amber color wit a nice head that fades slowly to good lacing. Aroma of citrus, malt sweetness and a bit of fruit and spice in the background. Initial taste of citrus, some toffee and a bit of fruit. Good bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, crisp, quite smooth and refreshing. Nice beer that is an easy drinker. Reminds me more of a Pale Ale but still enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1808) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2013
I usually expect a little more fruity generosity in my ambers but this is very much ultra new world hop dominate. Notwithstanding the not-unreasonable commercial descriptor very much about firm fresh hops and bitterness. Sharp right through the palate and never delivers the toffee and fruitiness. That said, I’d have not style beef if this was marketed as a pale ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sevenlee (1572) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - APR 7, 2013
Pours a clear amber colour with a frothy beige head. Aroma is malt, wheat, pine, citrus, caramel and fruity hops. Taste is light to mediume sweet leading to a fruity finish. Nicely balanced. Really liked this one!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jado (673) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2013
Pours a clear rusty brown with some golden highlights. Smells of caramel and lemon - a nice combo. Taste starts off with burnt sugar and some mainly light citrus, followed by gentle hop bitterness before finishing quite sweet. Nicely balanced and very more-ish. Good amber ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CitrusP (60) - Newcastle, AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2013
Pours deep amber with a nice finger of creamy looking head. Lovely sweet caramel, toffee and hops notes. Definitely recognise the galaxy in there. Slight funk but pleasing. Sweet malt and toffee carries through in the flavour, along with hops ion the back end. Fairly bitter, with a nice earthy hop character that lingers on the palate. Fresh, clean, and well balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ComradeK (1071) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - MAR 25, 2013
640ml bottle. Pours a hazy chestnut amber, with a medium off-white head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. Floral and mild citrus hops mix with a touch of honey and some toffee and sourdough malt in the aroma. Lemon hops up front soften into a more delicate floral flavour. Roasty, slightly charry malt in the mid-palate leads into a finish of citrus hops and sourdough toast. This is quite subtle and complex for an amber ale, and a nice beer all round.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bmeup (576) - Ormeau, AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2013
Great looking Amber/Red body with minimal carbonation though retains a thin 3mm tan cap. Aromas are floral and fruity with caramel base, very pleasant! Initial taste is bitter then malty sweet then back to bitter, lengthy bitter, going well i,m really enjoying this Amber. Quite creamy and soft with a long hopy tang. Bloody good drop!


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