Mountain Goat Fancy Pants Amber Ale

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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/spicy aroma. On top of a lot 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, 30 IBU, served in the bar in our fanciest glass.

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craftyrocker (75) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2017 Aroma/Appearance/Taste/Palate/Overall: 8/4/9/5/18. 375mL can (contract brewed) into an oversized wine glass. Had several. Appearance: Hazy amber with an off-white head. Very suitable colour to style. Fades to a ring with some lacing. Aroma: Toffee, caramel, spice. Very distinctive. Taste: Toffee and caramel malt. A little spicy. Subtle fruity apricot/Galaxy hops appear near the finish. Mouthfeel: Perfect viscosity and perfect moderate carbonation. Overall: Perfectly balanced and tasty. Definitely deserves to be a Top 50 amber ale. One of my top 5 beers.

colui72 (1087) - HONG KONG - APR 5, 2017
Copper with a medium white head, lot of lacing. Aroma is quite malty, with ripe fruits and hops. Sweet an malty, lot of caramel, spices and a good hoppy balance (unusual for this style), which adds some tropical fruits and hints of citrus. Creamy and full bodied, easy to drink, very tasty. Pretty damn good!

Kurtos (214) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2017
Pours a nice amber, moderate bitterness nice and happpy, taste as per marketing description Quite a solid beer.

DavidAust (275) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2016
375ml can. Copper red, white head. Burnt toffee malt and citrus hops providing fruitiness with a slightly toasty and slightly bitter finish.

CurlyJoe (305) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2016
Mild aroma with hints of malt. Clear brown in colour with plenty of great brown/white head. Tastes of malt, bread, coffee and some hops for good measure. Fantastic drinking, great mouthfeel with perfect viscosity. All around tasty beer.

danjs5 (270) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2016
Pours a deep cloudy amber with a thin head. Floral, melon, citris, caramel aroma. Front carbonation, backend malt and hops. Fresh mouthful and lingering sweet aftertaste. Clean palate. Very nice and we’ll balanced ale.

Tezminator (296) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2016
Nice aroma of fruit and toasted caramel. Similar taste with stronger fruit, though. The wheat (?) gives it a special flavour. More bitterness would be to my liking, but it is a good beer.

sm89walt (2080) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2016
Can(s). A burnished dark amber with a small, mostly fading and somewhat lacing white to off-white head on the pour. Aromas of caramel, biscuity pale malt, citrus, citrus pith and orangey mid-fruits. Mid-weight, medium carbonation and a moderate length and intensity pithy, near grassy bitterness to end.

Itsumishi (49) - AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2016
One of my favourite Australian session beers. Delicious and great value. Poured from a tinnie. Pours a deep golden amber with white head that settles quickly but then stays as a thin layer. Nose is full of some slightly funky hops and bread and toffee malts. Taste is caramel, toffee, citrus. Palate is a little acid and thin. Medium carbonated. Quaffable, well balanced. Delicious. Better after it warms up a bit and goes a little flat.

mrjez (660) - Osaka, JAPAN - MAR 17, 2016
Poured from can. A clear darkish amber, decent finger of white foam. Lovely balanced aromas, malt caramel mixing well with fresh fruits, quite tropical. The flavour follows well, a little more citrusy but refreshing and balanced. It goes down well, medium feel with a nice lingering bitterness. Delicious amber.

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