Sunday Sesh #24 – Mountain goat Hightail Ale

This week’s Sesh brought to you by Mountain Goat Hightail Ale.

These guys have got a pretty cool story about how they established their brewery. It’s a real backyard home-brewer to microbrewer tale.

I’m not sure what I was expecting with this one – I bought it because of the name more than anything. Certainly not because it was brewed in Victoria – I’m glad I didn’t realise until after the purchase. I don’t think I would have bought it otherwise.

As you can see from the first photo, it was a little bit excited to be opened.

Yep, it’s a boy!

It was a bit better behaved when I poured it though.

Dark and dangerous

It’s a bit of a surprise packet this one. It’s a bit rich and heavy for a summer beer, but I would definitely enjoy this one on a cooler day. It’s very robust, and the flavour sticks around giving a strong after taste.

It has the burnt toast taste of the Old Fart I reviewed previously, but it also has a sweetness that offsets it that makes it easier to drink.

Apart from the froth on the pour, there’s not a lot of gas or bubbles, so it’s quite smooth to drink. A good session beer in Autumn or Winter I think.

All-in-all, it’s not a bad drop for something made in Victoria. Recommended if you like something rich and malty.

Until next Sunday’s Sesh,

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