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


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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Bottle conditioned English style ’real ale’. Burnt amber in color, it has a rich malt body and floral hop aroma.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlyingWombat (21) - - JUN 14, 2011
This beer a copped a fair bit of flack over the last year, since it has become an off-site brew, produced under contract by a larger craft brewer to meet national demand and free up the Mountain Goat microbrewery for more interesting, experimental beers (and what a reward that has been!). Hightail is a personal favourite for me, because it is ever reliable. It is also a very unique beer, as a hybrid cross between an English Brown and American Amber. The beer pours a lovely cloudy amber-brown with a little red glow and a small but decent off-white head. The aroma is caramel malts and notes of fruity hops. The taste is of a of a malty English brown but with the late hop twist and mouthfeel of an American amber. The body is on the lighter side of medium and the carbonating on the slightly higher side of medium, it can sometimes leave the beer a little thin but makes it plenty drinkable. Finish is solid but short. This beer is very sessionable. A refreshing and flavoursome beer that is an excellent introduction to craft beer for regular lager drinkers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alberti92 (34) - - DEC 14, 2014
Pours a dark copper with no head with minimal carbonation. On the nose it has massive hints of toffee which seems to disappear as the beer gets closer to room temperature. As mentioned it appears almost flat like most traditional English ales with a fairly low bodied mouthful. Taste wise it's a fairly nice amber ale. You get your sweeter toffee notes at the start with almost a barbecue/smokey bacon on the finish. Not bad at all. Would be more my style if it had a bit of a fizz factor to it tho!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
zvikar (3741) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Ariel. Pours clear brown with a nice beige head, aroma of hops, caramel, malt and fruits, flavor is bitter with fruits and caramel, medium bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RafeAU (200) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2014
Some hop aroma initially but not much flavour. unexciting amber ale. their fancy pants amber ale is far superior.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomer (1806) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - SEP 26, 2014
At a tasting, thanks Ariel, clear very deepred colour, aroma of plums and biscuit with some caramel and a hint of barnyard, strong barnyard aroma with some caramel, light sourness and bitterness. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (2613) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Ariel. Clear dark amber-brown with white ring. Nice grainy and toasted aroma, a little sweet, malty taste. Light-bodied, soft carbonation, bitter with long finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvsn (720) - ISRAEL - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks Ariel. Clear amber with a small head. Aroma of caramel malts, a bit stale. Sweetish with caramel, honey and light roast, low bitterness. Medium-bodied, sticky on palate. OK

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (6352) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Ariel. Clear deep reddish amber. Aroma of stale-ish malt, caramel, some toastiness and a bit of fruitiness. Sweetish flavor with malt, a bit stale-ish, with toastiness, a bit of caramel, mild fruitiness and a bitterish finish with light hops. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ngejo (378) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - AUG 22, 2014
Tap. Cloudy, amber, frothy, tan foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Morboso (68) - ECUADOR - AUG 2, 2014
Dark beer with subdued roasted barley/malt taste but pretty light body. The way I would describe it is like eating rice that has been slightly burnt on the bottom of the pot. The burnt flavour will go through no matter what. So you are either after this in a beer or not. Once it has this taste it takes it into another category/style, one which I know not much about but it is better than drinking a flavourless lager. Just not too exciting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Psytron (1396) - Turku, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Smell of malt. Bronze colour, beige head. Aroma of malt, rubber, sugar. Medium sweet. Oily texture, flatmcarbon.

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