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


on tap


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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   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. Its 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodjay3585 (4) - Pental Island, - MAY 26, 2014 does not count
Very full flavoured definitely late hops but they are dry hops. Mountain goat have excelled with this. We experienced this in cans and would have preferred stub bies. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone by Rox

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (1888) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2014
From a 375 mL can. Pours a dark amber colour, tiny white head, big fresh floral aroma, crisp fruity hops flavours, malt smoothness and a slight resin finish. A very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosslew (320) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2014
From a can. Trepidation. But nice head. And great aroma. Hoppy delight. Got a bit of kiwi fruit. Lovely and malty. Very pleasant mouthfeel. When you think the resin is getting too high it trails off nicely. Very sessionable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mattyhennessy (376) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2014
375ml can. Pours a clear copper amber with a light tan head that holds firm. Looks magnificent. Medium carbonation. Sweet floral aroma with a punch of citrus and pine. Strong malt backbone contributing caramel and roasted nuts. Very biscuity. Sessionable and delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mattress63 (74) - AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2014
375ml can. Poured nicely with a nice head and lovely deep red, amber colouring. Not the greatest aroma but pleasant all the same. Tastes of bread and citrus with a good malty backbone which is not overwhelming. A good bitter finish on the palate which lingers . A very good Aussie Amber and would be very sessionable. Another one of those beers youd love to try off the tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maneliquor (3508) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2014
Can from Mane Liquor during the Goat tasting. Pours magnificent - a clear chestnut amber with a sturdy and sticky beige head. Nose shows mild pine and lychee with a bigger malt build than I expected. The hops are there but its a malt show with loads of bread and toffee. Drinks really well and its very sessionable. Nice stuff

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2961) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2014
If ever a beer should be sampled just upon appearance this is it. Towering, rocky crest just shy of beige that is persistent and leaves a very messy lace. Well conditoned with very fine carbonation lifting up that head. The body a fiery copper; misted by the yeast. Virtual pineforest on the nose with hints of caramelised pawpaw, crushed white grapes, honeydew, sticky date pudding - honestly very pleasing stuff. Quite sweet, plump, malty and sticky on the palate. Huge for its modest ABV. Resinous sappy hop finish. Plenty of malt, chunky at the least. Tinges of grapefruit, pawpaw, honeydew and white wine. Little too malt forward, biscuity. Struggled to finish the bottle. (64cL, Dan Murphys Mandurah)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (2269) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2013
640mL bottle Mid-amber/bronze body with uniform haze. Holds a dense beige head - looks a treat! Nice hop-driven aroma without being over-the-top; floral notes, citrus, pine and tropical fruits. Underlying toasty, biscuity malts. Medium-full body, nice creamy texture with moderate carbonation. Tasty biscuit, medium crystal-malt & toasty malt backbone plays host for a good dose of floral, spicy, citrus hops. Decent length, bitterness restrained but balanced. Really loved this one! The malt character is a real joy with complimentary hop character without being understated. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TenEighty (11) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 23, 2013
Pours golden amber with a lasting head. Citrus and floral aromas. Mild sweetness with fruits turning to a buttery bitterness that lingers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gramoit (472) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2013
Quite a hoppy beer with a nice pour. Predominantly fruity with some caramel on the side. Would be a very good session ale.

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