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

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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
Muggus69 (2491) - 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!

4
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.

3.6
Gramoit (490) - Surrey, ENGLAND - 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.

4
bmmarshall (15) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2013
Nice amber ale. Great bitterness and aroma. Fruity hop flavor. Nice colour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
Niksko (624) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2014 Bottle, best before 14/12/13. Pours a lovely darkish amber with a finger of white head that fades to a cap. Beautiful citrus and slightly piney hop nose, and some tropical pineapple notes from the Galaxy. Very fresh and vibrant. Flavour is bitter grapefruit, slight pine, sweet caramel, and some tropical fruit punch. Very balanced and tasty. 2014 can: Pours a rich copper/amber with some off white head. Nose is fragrant and sweet. Pineapple, caramel, orange, passion fruit. Really lovely, the can is doing it’s job. Flavor is a little lacking. Citrus, caramel, a lovely toasty biscuity note on the finish and a mild bitterness. A bit of a cliff beer, in that the flavor is gone almost as soon as you’ve swallowed. Light bodied and pretty refreshing.

4
M_Sack (719) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2013
Reddish amber with medium levels of lacing. Tropical fruit, honey and malt aromas. Minimal carbonation. Malty start that leads into a medium level of bitterness in the mid palate along with nice nutty flavours. The malt is present again on the finish, intertwined nicely with the bitterness. A very classy beer based on an unfashionable style that too many microbreweries ignore. -

4
ShaneJ (896) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2014 Bottle from Plonk. Dark amber, frothy lasting head, a hopped-up malty amber, toffee, passionfruit, pine, looks great, tastes great. Re-rate November 2014 - the canned version is equally as good!

3.7
Pdubyah (729) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 11, 2013
if you like Amber Ale and try this and don’t like it, I’d probably give you your money back. Of it’s kind and of this beer it’s pretty good. The low bitterness, the nice malt sweets and the floral notes make this an easily session beer. But it doesn’t make any statement other than oi! oi! oi! It is the first craft Aussie Beer I ever had, and it’s a swing and ding! Awesomesauce.

3.6
Theodopilos (68) - - MAY 10, 2013
My first beer review! 640mL bottle from Dan Murphy’s, poured into pint glass after allowing to warm up in room temp for 15 mins. Smells of passionfruit. Fluffy head that lasts. Good lacing. Creamy mouth feel. A great beer.

3.5
fletchfighters (1527) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2013
640 ml bottle Reddish amber color, half finger of off white head, falls quickly to a collar. Not too much visible carbonation. Should be a bit more for the style and ABV level. Some tropical fruit notes with passion fruit, lemon , wheat, caramel and malt. Slight bits of pine do show up in this though. Toffee, slightly burnt toast ( not in a bad way), tropical notes , then a good dose of pine in the taste. Bits of spice in the feel. Does smooth out the sweetness well. Right amounts of carbonation for the style. Get a little more grassy and pine in the feel. Bitterness picks up nicely while drinking. Solid offering and a good amber ale that does a lot.


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