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


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RATINGS: 206   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (5812) - 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 (245) - 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 (52) - 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 (1320) - Turku, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Smell of malt. Bronze colour, beige head. Aroma of malt, rubber, sugar. Medium sweet. Oily texture, flatmcarbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danev76 (508) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 15, 2014
Malty aroma. Dark brown golden colour with good head. Malty up front with a nice smooth finish. Light to medium body with medium to high carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Supertrev (55) - CHINA - JUN 12, 2014
Bought in a bottle. Can't comment on head because of a crap glass. Colour is golden toffee. Nice aroma. Easy to drink. No real aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kurtos (100) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep Amber Colour Aroma. Malty aroma with hints of sweet citrus. Taste. a nice malty taste, backed by bitter grapefruit and a very slight burnt taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sarpa (885) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fantti (704) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StuffWine (128) - 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!

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