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


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RATINGS: 235   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Bottle conditioned English style ’real ale’. Burnt amber in color, it has a rich malt body and floral hop aroma. A batch was brewed in the Hook Norton brewery, UK, in 2015 to be sold from the cask at the UK pub chain, J D Wetherspoon for their Spring 2015 beer festival: "Dave Edney has travelled to Hook Norton Brewery, in Oxfordshire, to brew this beer especially for this Wetherspoon real-ale festival. This amber-coloured beer has a moderately malty body, with hints of toffee and roastiness, complemented by a well-balanced bitterness, fruity, citrus notes and a pleasing, dry finish. Hops used: Cascade (UK), Challenger Beer style: best bitter"

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braastad (454) - - JAN 10, 2014
Aroma is on malty with little refreshing hops. Typical amber ale sweet maltiness with just a hint of roasted flavor. Not very impressive.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (12456) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 21, 2016
On tap at Mountain Goat, pours a cloudy deep dark orangey brown with a creamy beige head. Aroma is very restrained, with bready notes and very subtle English hopping. Flavour is along the same lines but even more tasteless. Weak and shitty. Pointless beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sunevdj (3846) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 23, 2016
On tap at CBC 2013. Pours a hazy light brown with a very small off-white head. Hoppy aromas of spruce with hints of pine. Also malty notes of caramel. Light bodied. Soft carbonation. Short bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrjez (357) - Osaka, JAPAN - MAR 3, 2016
Drunk from the bottle. Rich aroma of caramel, toffee, candied brown sugar, a strong malt feel. The flavour is similar, it verges on hitting a sweet and cloying point with the malt dominant, very similar to a brown ale, but it pulls away just in time to give a fresh citrus hop ending. Quite lively carbonation and a dry finish the leaves lingering hop notes. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
frankcolub (83) - Ashbury, AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2015
bottle: pours an amber/ brownish with a medium white head, retention. Aroma of caramel malt, honey. Taste is slightly bitter up front, sweetness and very malty, a hint of citrus l but mostly honey/caramel . A nice tasting pale ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saltyfrog (6) - Baulkham Hills, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2015 does not count
Inoffensive beer. You can taste that it is an amber ale. It is malty but not in an over the top way. There is not much in the way of aroma or bitterness from the hops. You could easily drink some of these with friends. Your craft beer mates might think it was a bit boring & your generic beer mates might think it was a bit exotic but chances are everyone would drink a few of them.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ANZUShophunter (247) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2015
From bottle into MG-branded shaker. Pours dark copper with modest head and aroma (BB date 10/10/15). Nice nutty taste with a dry finish...reminds me a bit of Newcastle Brown. Does transform a bit as it warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TedE (814) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2015
330ml bottle into glass. Mild toffee malt nose. Red/brown beer with thin tan coloured head. Medium carbonation. Zingy mouthfeel. Creamy malty taste with hoppy finish. A little pepper perhaps. It’s like a standard UK bitter with standard Aussie carbonation. Not outstanding but very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
moreray (2) - AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2015 does not count
Nice beer, needs to warm up more than pub temp. Smooths out after a while English characteristics become noticeable sits a spell.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Don2711 (357) - - MAR 24, 2015
Aroma malty caramel. Ruby appearance with decent head. Caramel and red fruit tastes with nice bite to palate. All in all a very decent drink.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4518) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2015
Cask by hand-pump at Edward Wylie, Glasgow (brewed at Hook Norton, Spring 2015 Festival Beer) - faintest toffee aroma, clear amber brown, bubbly cream head, good lacing, toffee, some fruitiness, creamy, smooth, pleasant, easy to drink

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