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Laka Laka - Horny Goat Brewing Co.

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71
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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 2.94
pDev: 25.17%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Horny Goat Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: enelson on 06-04-2014)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a tumbler.

I've honestly been thinking about how good of an idea a pineapple hefeweizen would be. Then I saw the Horny Goat logo. Welp, it's worth a try, at least, right? It pours a cloudy brass-gold topped by a finger or so of white foam. The nose comprises somewhat fake-seeming pineapple juice, clove, light cracked wheat, and a touch of lemon zest. The taste brings in more of the same, the pineapple actually jiving pretty well with the clove (though any banana character is completely drowned out in the process), though its seeming artificiality holds things back a bit. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a wet feel. Overall, a surprisingly not-all-that-bad beer from the randy farm animal, but that fake-ish pineapple doesn't do it any favors. (I acknowledge that it might actually be genuine pineapple juice, but I'm saying it comes across as fake-seeming for whatever reason.) Beyond that, though, this was actually pretty enjoyable. Fair enough.

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The clean white head is almost dense in its heavy bubbling and its rockiness, though the retention is just more than average. It does leave some light patching behind. The beer itself is a thick, opaque medium yellow.
Pineapple is there though not as strongly as in the flavor (or as it should be), which makes a bit of wheat, dust and clove the only other detectable notes.
The taste actually brings more of the style out than Horny Goat beers tend to; the pineapple makes a good show, sweet and tart with a little sourness to it, while gentle notes of banana and clove do come out. It's a bit musty, too, but for a brewery that either can't figure out what a beer style is going for or panders to those that don't, this one actually gets it...plus pineapple.
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A: Pours a cloudy golden apricot in color with a moderate amount of active visible carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass and some faint golden yellow highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense foamy white head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a couple of slightly thicker spots and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of banana and clove over lighter aromas of wheat malt and just a hint of tropical pineapple.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of wheat malts which is followed by a moderate flavor of banana + clove. Towards the finish, there is a light flavor of sweet tropical pineapple which increases slightly as the beer warms up. The pineapple is slightly artificial tasting.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Relatively smooth with a hint of creaminess.

O: Slightly disappointing, I was hoping for a bit stronger presence of pineapple and a more natural pineapple flavor (not so much like a chemically/artificial pineapple). Otherwise this beer is pretty easy to drink and enjoyable, just not what I was expecting or what seemed to be advertised.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Hazy rusty tangerine body. A white fizzy head with little retention and no lacing.

Aroma: Right away I get some typical banana notes, but little else. Maybe a faint touch of pineapple, if that.

Taste: Pineapple slowly emerges over a malty banana and clove body. The pineapple is so subdued that if you're not actively looking for it, it's not there. A tart finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and somewhat creamy.

Overall: The pineapple element was awful, because it wasn't there, and if it was it was a watered down "pineapple extract" kind of taste.

Serving type: can

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I very much wanted to like this beer. I like Hefeweizens a bunch but a pineapple version is just wrong. Honestly, I don't even really taste the pineapple. Instead, I get more a of a saccharine-chemical sweetness that's bitter in the wrong way. Maybe it's just the 6 pack I got, but the beer was skunky tasting too. I've known some Hefeweizens to have a bit of funk to them, but this was just kind of gross. Now what to do with the remaining 4 beers....

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Laka Laka from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
71 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.