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

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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59/5   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
samsomuk (416) - Bridgwater, Somerset, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2017 375ml can sampled during Aussie trip 2017-18. Pours copper amber with a white head. Aroma of bread & toffee malts, fruity hops. Taste is moderate malty, caramel, toffee, light spices. Medium bodied, carb was fine. Dryish lingering bitter finish. Solid amber ale

4.4
craftyrocker (108) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 16, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2017 I tried some cans from late 2017. I believe the recipe changed since the January 2017 cans. It is now watery, cardboard, hop-less and gross - **AVOID**!!! Below is my review for a BB Jan 2018 can (Jan 2017 batch). 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.

4.1
colui72 (1158) - 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!

3.7
Kurtos (226) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2017
Pours a nice amber, moderate bitterness nice and happpy, taste as per marketing description Quite a solid beer.

3.8
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.

3.8
CurlyJoe (383) - 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.

3.3
danjs5 (357) - 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.


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