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

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RATINGS: 200   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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3.7
   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sarpa (671) - FINLAND - APR 6, 2014
Bottle 33 cl from Citymarket Turtola @home. Pius clear dark copper with a small white head. Malty, bread aroma, some hay. Some hop bitterness, sweetness, some fruits.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fantti (629) - FINLAND - MAR 17, 2014
Kaatuu lasiin mahonginruskeana ja kirkkaana, tiivis vaahto on noin 2,5 sormen paksuinen ja hyvin pumpulinen. Hennossa hajussa on vahvimmin karamellia ja havuista sekä puumaista humalaa. Heikosti on myös leipäisyyttä ja sitrusta. Maussa vahvimpana on karamellinen mallas, mutta muuten tämä on aika ontto. Puumaista humalaa ja lievästi maamaisuuttakin on joukossa. Suutuntuma on alkuun jopa vetinen, mutta sitten humalointi iskee sopivasti kiristyen suuhun saaden aikaan miellyttävän pureskeltavuuden. Kevyt amber ale, jossa karamelli pääosassa lievän puumaisen humaloinnin avittamana. Mietous jää vaivaamaan.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StuffWine (117) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 12, 2014
Poured copper-red with small white head that diminished (mother-in-law mispoured it). Aroma malts, dark fruit earthiness, followed by citrus of hops. Taste wonderful mouthful of malts, touch of brown sugar, following through to to soft dry bitterness. Soft carbonation, moderate body and finish. I like!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lusikka (5341) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2014
330 ml bottle. Pours a copper colour with a white head. Aroma of toasted malts, grass and bread. Flavour of toasted malts, grass, bread, some grapefruit and gooseberries. Light bodied, a bit rough mouthfeel and a harsh, grainy, bitter finish. Decent.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rosslew (118) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2014
Got a coffee and peanut aroma and a colour to match. The white cap isn't dense but it lingers. A bit light, watery, on front of tongue. Not very hoppy and doesn't leave much in the memory. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerheart65 (895) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2014
Deep amber/ruby, clear, short, thin light beige head. Caramel, tropical fruits in nice sweet aroma. Fizzy feel, Semisweet, bitterness and carbonation balance, quite long drying finish, light to medium body. Ok, nice aroma and looks.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
liinis (1496) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 19, 2014
Very delicious floral aromatic hops with just tue right amount of bitterness when you dont want too much bitter

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (3759) - Tromsø, NORWAY - FEB 17, 2014
Flaske 0,33l spandert av Rune og delt under ratesammenkomst hos ham 29 Mai 13. Mørkebrun. Middels høyt luftig skum som daler. Søt fruktig aroma. Smaken er mørk frukt med antydning til karamell. Innslag av papp.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TET (1434) - FINLAND - JAN 16, 2014
A dark coppery beer with a quite weak but long lasting and blond head. The nose is strongly nutty with some toffee, wood and hint of citrusfruits. Quite nice. Taste of nuts, wood, quite dry, nice bite of hops with wood and herbs. Medium bodied, quite high carbonation that is smoothening after a while. Surprisingly nice to drink even the quite low alc. %. Nice and nutty beer but also quite fresh with nice bitterness.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braastad (323) - FINLAND - 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.


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