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

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RATINGS: 69   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.


3.9
   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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DeliriumT (391) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (4352) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3645) - 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

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jade (423) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rangi (643) - 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.

3.1
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NBird (528) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vinhol (344) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 15, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2014 Pot at young and chaplains golden amber in colour big hoppy aroma and taste outstanding re rate from can pine aroma amber in colour taste is a bit thin compared to rare bread bottle

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1102) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 1, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2013 Tap from mountain goat brewery. Pours a deep copper orange colour with a creamy off white head. Lovely aromas of citrus, hops, grapefruit and toffee. Taste is quite refreshing and malty in the after taste with a nice bitterness hanging around the palate. This is like a half IPA/half amber ale as its quite hoppy and fruity compared to your usual amber ale. Love the chewy maltiness. A winner for me.


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