Mountain Goat Barrel Breed: Christmas Ale 2017

Style
Barrel Aged IIPA
ABV
10.4%
Bitterness
90 IBU

Of Mountain Goat's Barrel Breed lineup, it's been their Christmas release they play around with the most. The first was what you might call a traditional Christmas beer: a big, dark, fruity Belgian number. Last year, it was a refined Belgian strong golden ale and, this time around, they've left Europe entirely and released a barrel aged triple IPA that could as easily be tagged an American barley wine.

The base beer was the same recipe as the brewery's Trip Trap Triple IPA then aged for three months in fresh American whisky barrels. And, while the time in oak has impacted the beer, you can still pick up distinct piney aromas from the Columbus, Centennial, Amarillo and Simcoe hops, at least if you drink it fresh over Christmas. They play just one part, however, in a beer that's voluptuous of body and luscious in nature, awash with vanilla, clotted cream toffee, stewed fruits and sweet alcohol, kept in shape by the hop bitterness. We suspect your guests will thank you if you pull one out with the brandy snaps on the big day.

Published December 21, 2017

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

Midland Insurance B2 2023
Black Summer Sour

More from Mountain Goat (CUB/Asahi)

Mountain Goat XL Extra Lager (2023)
Hoppy Lager
4.9%
Mountain Goat Hazy Apple Cider
Apple Cider
5.0%
Mountain Goat Ginger Beer
Ginger Beer
4.0%
Mountain Goat Rare Breed: Lucille Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout with Raspberry
9.5%
Mountain Goat Rare Breed: Hightail XXV
Barrel-Aged Dark Ale
10.2%
Mountain Goat Cold IPA
Cold IPA
6.2%
Mountain Goat Rare Breed: Cherry Sour & NEIPA
Barrel-Aged Cherry Sour & NEIPA
6.0% & 6.2%
Mountain Goat Hog's Head
Barrel-aged Imperial Stout
11.5%
Mountain Goat Rare Breed: Citra & Strata Triple IPAs
Triple IPAs
Both 9.5%
Mountain Goat Rare Breed: Botanical IPA
IPA with Botanicals
6.8%
Mountain Goat XL Extra Lager
Hoppy Lager
4.9%
Mountain Goat Rare Breed: Barrel-Aged Blended Porter
Rum Barrel-Aged Porter
9.0%
Mountain Goat IPA (2020 Onwards)
American IPA
6.5%
Mountain Goat Rare Breed: Pineapple & Coconut Berliner Weisse & P.O.G. IPA
Fruited Berliner Weisse & Fruit IPA
6.5% & 7.0%
Mountain Goat Rare Breed: Swamp Thang Dank DIPA
Double IPA
8.7%
Mountain Goat Rare Breed: Fox Chaser
Spiced Farmhouse Red Ale
6.5%
Mountain Goat & Garage Project Horn Please
Spiced Imperial Milk Stout
8.7%
Mountain Goat Rare Breed: Hello Humanoid Double IPA
Double IPA
7.5%
Mountain Goat Barrel Breed: Christmas Ale 2018
Barrel Aged Wheatwine
11.1%
Mountain Goat North Street Gose
Spiced Gose
4.0%