Mountain Goat XL Extra Lager

Style
Hoppy Lager
ABV
4.9%
Bitterness
25 IBU

The Mountain Goat story started out as two mates looking to shake things up in Melbourne's beer scene by giving drinkers something very different to the lagers that had commanded the 20th century. They certainly achieved their goal, with founders Cam and Dave claiming Champion Australian Beer at the AIBAs in 2015 for a barrel-aged barleywine before selling the business to Asahi. Since then, they've picked up more trophies for IPAs although, somewhat ironically, the beer that's performing heroics for the brewery on the sales front these is the budget conscious GOAT Very Enjoyable Beer, a gently-hopped 4.2 percent ABV lager not too dissimilar to those they once rebelled against.

Now, however, GOAT is joined by a second lager, but this time one that's playing in far craftier waters. A combination of Simcoe, Enigma and Centennial hops ensure juicy, ripe tropical fruits are there for the meet and greet – then stick around for a good chat too. There's a little green grassiness and a drying, spicy underbelly, with the malt there to provide clean, unobtrusive support, which makes XL an enjoyable, easy-going quaffer.

James Smith

Published November 15, 2020

Name
Mountain Goat (CUB/Asahi)
Address

80 North Street Richmond
Victoria
3121

Phone
(03) 9428 1180
Open Hours

Thursday: 5pm to 10pm
Friday: 5pm to 11am
Saturday: 1pm to 11pm
Sunday: 1pm to 11pm

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