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Sunday
Jan132013

MOUNTAIN GOAT HIGHTAIL ALE

Mountain Goat Hightail Ale. Well, I was starting to wonder if my glass was deteriorating or my detergent was off because a couple of my recent beers haven't kept their heads. I'm not worrying anymore.

Whatever else it is and whatever else it has, the Hightail is not short on bubbles. In fact, this was my second attempt at pouring it, 10 minutes after the first. The first attempt is the really, really, really fizzy one. 

It's a beautiful beer, the hightail. There are fruits in the nose, but nothing overwhelming, but the bottle conditioned beer drinks beautifully.

Its mouthfeel is utterly charming, though that gas can get you if you have a few of them. At least your burps taste good.

It's not bitter, compared to some of this ilk, but it's earthy and leaves a slight toffee taste and then some bitterness works its way along the tongue a few seconds after the beer has gone.

It's a tough beer to find (especially here in Italy) and a tougher beer to pour. Chase it down, by all means, but if it's hot and you're really thirsty, have another beer on hand to knock over while you're waiting for theHightail to settle itself down.

Still, all good things are worth waiting for, aren't they? Aren't they?

 

8/10

 

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