Mountain Goat Pale Ale

Formerly brewed at Mountain Goat Beer (Asahi)
Style: American Pale Ale
Richmond, Victoria, Australia


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
golden straw-coloured ale with floral honey aromas and a spicy hop bitterness. A true pale ale, this beer is best enjoyed cold. Made from 100% Australian Pale Malt and German Hallertau hops, its a unique small batch brew made in Victoria, Australia.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 2, 2006
Tasted 02/01/2006. 330ml bottle-conditioned ale from Australia, courtesy of Jacqui. Pal gold, murky, with a just off-white diminishing head. Delicate and fresh aroma of honey, spices and wild flowers. Very soft mouthfeel, from low carbonation and medium weight, delivers a soft banana and apple sweetness up front, that hints of wheat beer, and a spicy bitterness through the middle. Medium lengthed finish is spicey and dry, almost tart, and is quite satisfying. Flavour not quite as fresh as the aroma but is still good. Nice drop,which hints at a german hefe, but firmly remains a pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wenzeled (10) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2005
quite a good solid beer. nice fruitiness from hop flavour. nice malty notes too

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madquacker (1133) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2005
Plenty of solid bubbles with a citrus flavour. A very good beer. My pick of the Mt Goat stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2008 Reading the other comments now, Im left with the thoughts that either Ive sampled a new improved brew, or someones changed the labels in the bottle shop (or, alternatively, maybe Ive got NFI). Mine poured clear golden yellow to the last drop (some sediment solidified in the bottle), and produced a bubbly head that was there until the end, supported by the effervescent fizz in the product below. The aroma was a little bready, with some flowers and apples in the nose too. A good level of bitterness made it slide down with a more-ish tilt, although the carbonation level was a bit high resulting in a bout of eructation. A good pale ale. (3.5) Re-rate: Hmmm, not quite enamoured with it now. Too gassy, a bit boring and too much honey in it for my liking. Dont know why its down as an APA either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DuffMan (10032) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2005
Pale gold, slightly hazy, puffy head that fades fast. Fruity, yeasty aromas. Floral hops up front, but thin palate overall with a dry low-key finish. Nice but not very exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ALLOVATE (2979) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2005 Tasted from the bottle into a stem glass, mine was darker than the ratings below, making me a little worried as I dont know the age of the sample. Poured a hazy honey-gold with a short creamy white head that dissipated back a little and left legs down the glass. Buttery, toffee and honey nose with a hint of sour leafy hops and light fruity esters. Flavours of tangerines and oranges in the mouth, quite fresh and fruity with a light toasted malt and bready yeast feel coming through. Light in carbonation and body, yet quite filling in the stomach. A little too subtle in flavour, but still quite a balanced sweet and fruity beer with a lightly zesty bitter backdrop right before the swallow. Quite refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (24616) - Tyres, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2005
Draught at AIBA, Melbourne. Pale golden, small head. Fruity hop aroma. Dry with clean mouthfeel, SAlty and fairly hoppy with inky finish. A simple pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2005
Tastes alright but not outstanding, taking into account that this is unfiltered the appearance is not that flash, dull straw coloured body with average head. Aroma was quite nice, hops - grassy and lemon. This beer was ok and I could have quite a session on it but just having the one didnt turn me on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
highlandlad (1480) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2005 Refreshing Australian US-style pale ale. Poured a murky yellow with plenty of cat litter-type sediment and a 1cm head that settled quickly. Classic Coopers Sparkling Ale-style aroma of flowers, yeast and passionfruit. Quenching and light-bodied. Nice slug of grapefruity hops at first sip, but theres no follow-through. It just dies on the tongue. Shame, because it starts so well. Still, it would make a good, undemanding summer session ale. Cant find a date on the bottle, so I have no idea how fresh this is. (Bottle)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lunkie (1919) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - FEB 13, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2015 Sweet hop aroma. Coloudy yellow colour with very little head. Sweet malt floral flavour with a very long taste. Fizzy palate.

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