Brewed by Mountain Goat Beer (Asahi)
Style: Golden Ale/Blond Ale
Richmond, Victoria, Australia


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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 141   ABV: 4.7%
This ones come about after a couple of summers playing around with aromatic, hoppy and sessionable ales like Skipping Girl and Goldilocks. Theres plenty of malted and unmalted wheat in the grist make up, and a big burst of fruity Nelson Sauvin and Motueka hops on the nose. For the tech-heads the numbers are: 20BU, 7EBC, 4.7%ABV. Were also pretty pumped to have packed it in a 375 ml can, for all your outdoor summer thirst quenching requirements.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
GoufCustom (1950) - HONG KONG - APR 15, 2017

375 ml can bought at Great Food Hall in Pacific Place, Admiralty.

Translucent light golden colour with a cloud of fine mist of yeast particles; Half finger head with soapy white foam which fades in 40 seconds; Good sticky lacing with zero carbonation; Fragrant aroma of Ale malt, with strong white grapes, passion fruits, dew melons, wheaty tartness, floral, light spice, dry biscuits, lemon and light grass; Light sweet taste of very light Ale malt, with wheaty dryness, faint grapes, dry biscuits, and faint lemon; Light body. Dry and slick palate; Mouth feel is very light maltyness in a heavily wheat-thinned body, but no tartness. Almost like water, nearly devoid of any malt or hop taste - no floral, no sweetness, no citrus, no grass, just nothing - WTF!... Hoppiness is white grapes, passion fruits, dew melons, floral, spice, lemon and light grass in nose. Very faint grapes and faint lemon in taste; Bitterness is nil for non-astringent wheaty finish; Quite dry after taste, Crisp and watery to mouth.

Comments: Beyond the rather decent NS hop aroma of grapes and melon, it is virtually a beer water with absolutely no taste in malt or hops. This is even worse than the Steam Ale, but I managed to down it all just because I was thirsty. Absolutely poor and steer well clear!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
danjs5 (212) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 9, 2016
Big bold fruity sweet aroma. Pours cloudy straw with big frothy head quickly dying down to flat. Sweet citrus, melon taste. Refreshing and typical for the style. More sweet than bitter and hops. Really enjoying the summer ale style right now. Great with sun and water. Good value for a summer staple.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChuggBoy (4) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2016 does not count
floral, citrus, lively, thin feel, medium body, lightly bitter, very sweet taste, heavy cloying sweetness,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Devonbung (43) - - FEB 20, 2016
The hurt of them being sold to a global giant is tempered by the fact there has not yet been a discernible change to taste. Was on this before the takeover and happy to report the Ale is still refreshing after. Soft floral aromas/taste and not too heavy make this a great session-beer option.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (10046) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - JAN 16, 2016
On tap at Taps KL. Thin creamy white head. Very hazy blond pour. Refreshing with a slight bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
HopMagnet (18) - Katoomba, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2016
375mL can. Poured pale gold with a white foamy head and light carbonation. Fresh summery aromas in the glass, with touches of tropical fruits, pineapple and passionfruit. Palate more restrained, light and crisp with subtle citrus bitterness to finish. Light n easy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ANZUShophunter (412) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2015
From can in shaker. Very light golden hue with a burst of fruity hops on the nose. Quite lively and refreshing, hints of grapefruit remind me a bit of Fresca. Very nice for hot weather.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (1801) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2015
BB 18/05/16. Poured a clear pale straw colour with a two-finger white dense foam head that retained OK and laced OK. Carbonation low and medium. Aroma subtly of nice tropical fruits - grapefruit, passionfruit, possibly pineapple, possibly melon plus sweet malt. Taste of pineapple, passionfruit and subtle grapefruit; nice flavours; subdued bitterness (there but not over-powering). Light body. Crisp, fresh with a lingering slight but nice bitterness on the finish. Quite nice!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
StevieT (1966) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2015
From a can. Its pretty much as you would expect, light, fresh, crisp and sessionable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
swannycellars (43) - Swanbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2015
Crack.... loads of passionfruit and pineapple leap out of the can. Flavour is lots of tropical fruit which dies quickly into some slight biscuit. Great refreshing carbonation. Designed to drink by the 6 pack on 48 degree days.

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