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


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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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/spicy aroma. On top of a lot 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, 30 IBU, served in the bar in our fanciest glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (2069) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1942) - Phuket, THAILAND - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sevenlee (1762) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jado (779) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CitrusP (65) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ComradeK (1145) - Sydney, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bmeup (639) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TobyMartin (16) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2013
In a tulip glass on tap at the Local Taphouse, St Kilda, 20/03/2013 and then in goblet from a bottle from blackheart & sparrows, 23/03/2013. Pours rich amber with a cream head that lasts. Looks crisp and bright in the glass. Aroma is beautiful fruity hops, especially grapefruit with a touch of malt sweetness. Medium bodied with a delightful balance between the hop bitterness and the malt backbone. At first I thought this beer was a little dull, but it’s actually a real gem. Tantalising fruity hop bitterness perfectly balanced with a mild malt sweetness. My favourite Mt Goat so far.l

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeliriumT (501) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2013
Aroma is fresh citrus caramel. Pours rosy amber. Flavour is very smooth but lacking a noticeable malt backbone. Very sweet, sessionable amber ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (5226) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2013
640ml botte from Archive Beer Boutique. Caramel and malt aromas abound and the flavour is very good with a nice creamy smooth mouthfeel. I never get sick of drinking Mountain Goat beers.

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