Mountain Goat XL Extra Lager (2023)

Style
Hoppy Lager
ABV
4.9%
Bitterness
25 IBU

A beer going by the name XL Lager was first sent our way by Mountain Goat ahead of summer 2020; three years later, it returns with a new look based on that of their biggest-seller: the GOAT Very Enjoyable Beer. It's a look also applied to a couple of non-beer core range additions debuting at the same time: Hazy Apple Cider and Ginger Beer.

Other than the revised can design, the 2023 edition follows the same path as first time around: Simcoe, Enigma and Centennial hops, a German lager yeast, 4.9 percent ABV and 25 IBUs of bitterness. If anything, it feels a little more restrained, offering up new world fruitiness – melon, grapefruit, a little mandarin – with a gentle touch alongside some more traditional lager-like floral spiciness.

Back in 2020, we said XL made for "an enjoyable, easy-going quaffer", and it's no different this time around.

James Smith

Published October 6, 2023

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

Obsidian 2024
GABS World Record B

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