So I have some of the Mountain Goat beers that I have been sitting on for a while now and thought I should share what I thought. But first, I thought I’d give a quick overview of the who they are given that it has changed recently.
Mountain Goat was one the early microbrewery to enter into the craft beer market, being launched in 1997. Cam Hines and David Bonighton founded Mountain Goat after “cranking out” home brews in the 90’s. However, as of late 2015 Asahi has now bought the brewery in which the founders say they are “sticking around” and that Mountain Goat will continue to operate as a stand-alone business. Which, hopefully they can keep that micro-brewery culture and small batch releases that they can do.
Location: Victoria, Australia – Style: Summer Ale – ABV: 4.7% – Value: Mid
APPEARANCE – 5/5
FLAVOUR – 8/15
FINISH – 8/10
OVERALL – 35/50
When poured the comes in a hazy golden colour with a medium sized head. There is a nice subtle noise of tropical fruits like passion-fruit and pineapple.
The palate does not carry the aroma though, but rather you are left with a light and crisp beer. the finish has a short length to with a with subtle citrus bitterness. Too which I rated high given that after all it is a summer ale.
Overall, this beer is quite enjoyable, the hops and malts are exceedingly light which is expected in a summer ale. However the beer is carried by how crisp it is and the nice finish. The beer can easily turn into a session beer, quite similar to a lager in that sense and probably best enjoyed on a very hot afternoon (which may not of helped that a had it coming into winter :P).