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Revealing the Critics’ Choice: #11

March 22, 2011

Mountain Goat Hightail Ale

Beer number 11 in the Critics’ Choice has been announced, and it is Mountain Goat Hightail Ale.

Critics’ Choice Editor-at-large and Australian Brews News contributor, Peter Mitcham, said it’s the beer’s “rich amber, generous hop character and refreshing drinkability that  make it an easy inclusion in anybody’s ‘Top List’.

Unlike yesterday’s Coopers Best Extra Stout, this entry closely mirrors the recent Taphouse Hottest 100 where Hightail Ale came in 13th. However, proving that such lists make great discussion topics, it does depart from the RateBeer.com 50 Best Australian beers which doesn’t feature the Mountain Goat flagship at all.

The Critics’ Choice: Australia’s Best Beers
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Available from bookstores & newsagents from April 1, 2011


We’re giving readers a chance to win one of four copies of The Critics Choice: Australia’s Best Beers. Just tell us in the comments below which beer you think should be the choice for Australia’s best beer. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments.

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4 Responses to Revealing the Critics’ Choice: #11

  1. Anna on March 23, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Yeah, Hightail Ale if good, but my favorite is the Mountain Goat Organic Steam Ale, great on a hot day.

  2. Kevin Hawley on March 23, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    I still think Kooinda Pale Ale is the most impressively well balanced and flavoursome Australian brew around at the moment, discounting seasonals and specials.

  3. Olof on March 23, 2011 at 8:13 am

    I think that White Rabbit Dark Ale is one of Australia’s best beer right now. Very nice color and taste. A perfect after-work beer!

  4. James on March 22, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Fantastic to see the Mountain Goat Hightail Ale in the top 12! As one of my local “go to” beers, when seeking a flavoursome session beer, Hightail never lets me down…and is only trumped by the extra awesome Rare Breed Double Hightail Ale version!


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