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


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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   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/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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ComradeK (1081) - 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 (602) - 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 (418) - 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 (4664) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3810) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 10, 2013
Frothy head clear amber pour medium strong carbonation the aromas piney citrus caramel stonefruit flavours are caramel peach grapefruit resiny pine good bodied ale lemon taste medium bitter best aftertastes pine malt caramel strong bitter enjoyable tasting toffee as well

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jade (426) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2013
Clear dark amber with a moderate head. Minimal carbonation. Fruity, wheat aroma. Smoky touches, leaves a bitter after taste and gives a warming sensation - very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rangi (669) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 1, 2013
Mountain goat. Fancy pants. Nice amber clear looking poor. Nice lacing on the glass. No significant aroma to report, very slight malty sweet if pushed to describe. Flavour is pleasant mild malt with a very small hint of some floral hop. Taste is actually very nice, seems silky and smooth. Overall nice beer but is a little underwhelming. Once again coming off night shift I was looking for something  To slap me awake this  beverage does the opposite.  It’s smooth and not in your face, easily drinkable as if it istucking you into bed again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2013
Looked and smelt great, but didnt really have the punch i was expecting. In fact it was rather boring. Average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NBird (597) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2013
2L bottle from IBS keg. Deep copper murky amber, medium-large creamy head. Smells flowers, citrus fruit and malt. Tastes floral citrus hops and decent dose of malt, some caramel, nice bitterness. Thanks MG

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