Tasted Tuesday 4 August 2009. 330ml bottle, 4.5%Alc/Vol
About time these Goats released another packaged beer onto the market. As one of the trail blazing Victorian micro-brewers I feel they have been a bit old news lately. There is a fair argument however that by just being a regular visitor their fantastic brewery in Richmond one would feel that there is plenty on offer with the one-off brews available on tap.
This beer is somewhat confusing for me. Don’t get me wrong it is a good beer. I just think that my expectations were different. I expected “wow” factor. Maybe that wasn’t the intention. Instead what we have is a good, uncomplicated and easy drinking session beer – a lager drinker’s ale designed for summer days.
Pale and hazy in colour. Not much on the nose just a subtle malt and fresh grassy hop character. The palate is soft, mildly malty on the front and mid palate, slightly grassy with crisp carbonation and a nice drawn out hop bitterness lingering at the end. This is a light, refreshing, easy drinking ale. It just has no “wow” factor.