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


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hawthorne00 (2510) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2011
UPDATED: APR 2, 2014 [5/11] Tap. Amber with an inch of light beige head that lasts well. Aroma has fat caramel, grass, passionfruit, a little pine and citrus. Slightly oily body. Tastes pretty much as smells with some stone fruit and wood too. Sweetish with struggling bitterness despite the punchy hop aromatics. OKish. If this is Hightail without constraints, I look forward to their Prometheus ale. [3.1]

[4/14] Can. Previous pretentious smug bastard remarks reiterated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mattburns (109) - USA - SEP 8, 2010
Top beer. Intense though balanced aroma. Fantastic flavor of malts at first though the bittnes kicks in with a long finish. Pour a dark amber with red hues. Dry in the mouth. Really good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2010
a very nice citrusy beer, strong an the caramel with a floral finish. had on tap at the Local Taphouse Darlinghurst

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - MAR 12, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2011 Nose is quite floral and citric. In the mouth it is 50%caramel 50% lingering citirc/floral hops. Well balanced but the malt tends to get more dominant as it warms.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
davidm (1937) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 26, 2010
Tap at the brewery. Very tasty. Aromas of roasted malt, caramel, and flowers. Taste is sweet, with a light bitter finish. Velvety palate, medium body. Amber colour, with a frothy white head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 14, 2010
Draught at The Local Taphouse (Sydney). Another popular one with the GrandMistress. Looks more light brown than amber in the glass. Sour fruit on the nose. A smooth palate with a little creaminess. The malt and hops are quite mellow, but the balance works well. Toffee from the malt and citrus and fruit from the hops. I love the sourness - farmhouse ale like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bluevegie (3058) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 2, 2009
Tap at Mountain Goat. Amber (slightly dull) in colour with short head and some lacing. Galaxy hops on the nose and in the taste with some caramel supporting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2009
Tap at Mountain Goat. Served quite cold and really suffers for it. Subtle, integrated, orangey hop aroma in the Goat style, tasting otherwise fairly thin and dominated by angular dark toffee-ish crystal malt flavour, with surprisingly high carbonation and a yeasty note like you get in some bottle-conditioned beers. As it warms, it opens up a lot more. Esters come forward and the malt character rounds out with the crystal malt becoming a lot more bright and glassy, and the yeastiness fades away. Much improved, but still only nice, not great. And how do you score it? It’s not like it’s a pub butchering their beer - it is served as they intend it (presumably).

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