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Horny Goat Belgian Style Wheat - Horny Goat Brewing Co.

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Horny Goat Belgian Style WheatHorny Goat Belgian Style Wheat

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71
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69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 2.96
pDev: 20.27%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Horny Goat Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 01-20-2008)
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CTM70


1/5  rDev -66.2%

07-26-2012 17:10:47 | More by CTM70
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

1.73/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Appears a bright orange tinted golden hue slightly hazed with yeast suspended in the body large creamy texture white head forms thick and dwindles quickly. Aroma comes off with fruit esters citrus peel and spices aplenty. Some sweet sharp acidic wheat notes are first to tickle my nose hairs with some sulfur twang and fruit esters in the finish. Flavor is every where at once a blast of honey malt sweetness some corn and rice syrup combination with coriander spice notes and citrus peel zest bitterness. Nothing plays well together and once again I have to say either wet cardboard or excess sulfur components from an unknown source. A really non cohesive version of a white ale usually dead on for drinkability this one falls short in mouthfeel with spritzy unnatural added carbonation and a linger rotten egg stench in your mouth pretty much kills all hopes. No a skunked or old can just bad beer here., no plans to consume any more singles or marketable Horny Goat four packs.

Serving type: can

03-21-2008 22:56:18 | More by WVbeergeek
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Skubaker

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -32.4%

01-04-2012 03:53:56 | More by Skubaker
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Grebdioz

Texas

2/5  rDev -32.4%

12-28-2011 10:14:27 | More by Grebdioz
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TippySelenoid

Missouri

2/5  rDev -32.4%

01-10-2012 00:40:36 | More by TippySelenoid
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

2.03/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Pours a clean pale yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, notes of citrus and spice. In the taste, a small spice and ends with a mellow lemon citrus. A small spice bite and lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry spice in the aftetaste. Not my style, but overly spiced and a bad use of citrus.

Serving type: on-tap

02-27-2012 17:35:23 | More by OWSLEY069
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HollyHops

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -24%

05-22-2012 01:34:30 | More by HollyHops
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.25/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, pale golden body with a thin, wispy white head.

Smell: Altogether weak aroma of wheat, coriander, and lemon juice.

Taste: The taste is a fairly bland blending of flavors; some wheat and grains, pinch of spice, hint of a citrus, and a bit of yeast. That’s all there is to it.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A "don’t call me, I’ll call you" kind of witbier.

Serving type: can

01-23-2008 17:07:45 | More by ChainGangGuy
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gabeerfanswife

Georgia

2.28/5  rDev -23%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Picked this up because it was the only non-BMC/macro import in cans and we were going to Tybee Island for the weekend. Should have looked at the ratings here first.

A: not very cloudy. Looks like PBR.

S: like oranges

T: Well, it really tastes like a BMC product brewed with oranges.

M: Eehh

D: PBR is about $1 cheaper for a six pack instead of 4 pack and does not have the orange flavor that this has.

Serving type: can

07-07-2008 00:17:32 | More by gabeerfanswife
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roblowther

Texas

2.45/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Doesn't look quite right. A little clear and no real head. Smell is better, with caramel, oranges and a hint of something spicy. Taste is bland, almost refreshing then just tailing off to a hint of sourness. Not like a wit at all. Mothfeel is a touchy sticky and, again, odd. Drinkable? 99 cents a can is its best asset

Serving type: can

08-25-2008 22:58:32 | More by roblowther
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drpimento

Wisconsin

2.48/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Had this can for a while; over a year I think. I suspect it's a lager, but could be wrong. I was kind of apprehensive about drinking it, but it's really not that bad. Poured with a nice, foamy, frothy white head that mostly settled down to a thin layer with a little lace. Color is a clear shiny brass with a little bit of particles settling out. Aroma was a pleasant spicy Belgian wit. Flavor was a little less impressive with kind of a sweet soda pop cast. Body and carbonation are ok. Finish is like flavor and so not too great.

Serving type: can

01-01-2010 22:51:10 | More by drpimento
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4Socialanxiety

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -15.5%

05-27-2012 16:02:27 | More by 4Socialanxiety
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -15.5%

06-10-2013 11:49:54 | More by bigfnjoe
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Horny Goat Wheat, Belgian White Ale, GJS Sales, La Crosse, WI.
One pint can. The innuendos didn't hit me at first, sure "horny goat", but on the box we get this: "cans...the bigger the better!" and "why choose our BIG cans?" Let's not forget on the can" "horny goat loves big cans."
By the way, a can can sometimes mean an ass, or butt, or tuchus, or booty, in the contemporary vernacular.
The cartoon goat also has a constant leer.
'Cause he's horny.

Alright, let's drink 'er. Into a Blue Moon glass, just for fun. With no orange.
Huge fizz and carbonation, lightly hazed yellow appearance, huge head, leaving lace.
Sweet, perfumey aroma, light spice, pronounced lemon, some orange. Nice enough. Could be fresher and brighter.
In the mouth, smooth and slick...brisk and citric. Flavor swims in the mouth for a moment, then disappears. Seems like this is made for those who think Blue Moon is too thick. And then, the lemon spikes the palate with a palpable hit. Not especially pleasant...Lays flat and just putzes out at the end. Sticks in the mouth, a messy lemony...bleh...That'll do.

I had two cans the other day when I was fairly drunk, and didn't think it sucked. Just not terribly good. Now that my mind is in better command, I'm less charitable.
Paid $5.49 for a 4 pack. I've got to be more careful with my money...
Don't settle, folks. Say no to horny goats.

Serving type: can

05-10-2008 23:08:09 | More by feloniousmonk
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

2.55/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Beer #3 from sampler pack.

A: A pale lemon coloring shows the slightest bit of haze. The head is pancake thin, concrete white, sudsy, and dissipates quickly. A light and spacious rise of effervesce is moderately paced. No window dressing from the vertically and retention challenged head.

S: Musky citrus of orange and lemon mix along with dry wheat. Very faint spicy nature with a light cotton candy sweetness coming on the close.

T: Watery wheat and citrus, makes not for a good start. Cotton candy sweetness, creamy musky oranges is thin in substance with an artificial type of flavor. Rather dull and unexciting, lacks a yeasty Belgian bite from the yeast and any defining character which put my tongue to sleep.

M: Okay carbonation brings a bit of zip but hardly enough to say its good, maybe average which is a step or two above the other characteristics of this beer. Decent body, a bit creamy with a citrus twang on the finish.

O: After having a couple of their beers (red vixen & horny blonde) and being unimpressed I was even more hesitant about this brewery tackling a style with the word Belgian in it. I really hate to put down beers, as someone must of was excited enough to think others would share their enthusiasm with this, but this is hardly bottle or pint worthy let alone six pack. Meh best describes my sediments towards this.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2011 00:10:25 | More by beerthulhu
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

2.55/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy light pale yellow color with a very small head and no lacing. The smell is of orange and grains however, the smell is very very faint. The taste is the same faint taste of orange and some grains however, it is watery and very subtle. The mouthfeel is of light carbonation. The drinkability is average, there is nothing to make you dislike this beer and nothing to really make you like it. It is very refreshing and smooth though.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2009 13:39:13 | More by goblue3509
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GRG1313

California

2.63/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Made with coriander and wheat. Pours a light amber with a medium sized firm white head.

Big, but simple, banana Belgian and candi sugar nose.

Light/medium in body and a thin mouthfeel, a bit watery.

Flavors are very light and simple and mostly a light orange character. Simple fruit flavors.

A short simple malt finish.

Nothing special here

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2010 20:03:13 | More by GRG1313
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ibashmuck

Wisconsin

2.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Purchased as part of "build-your-own-six-pack" at local grocer. Poured a very small head on a cloudy orange body. Smell was strong of coriander and a tanginess. Not fruity or citrus, just an odd tang. The coriander dominates the taste, with a touch or orange, and really not much wheat. Throw that tang in there as well. Despite the small head, it has a decidedly fizzy feel. This isn't a terrible beer, just unlike any wit I've ever had. The coriander is very strong to start, too strong, but it does wane after a time. Not terrible, but not good.

Serving type: can

08-08-2008 18:26:22 | More by ibashmuck
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Greggy

Minnesota

2.7/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A- Pours a decently fluffy head over a cloudy golden color. The head recedes after a minute or two but doesn't leave much for lacing.

S- Very nice yeastiness as well as big orange, coriander, and pepper. This almost reminds me of la fin du monde. Nice.

T- Very malty with a big orange, lemon, but this is very malternative-esque.. Not good.

M- Medium carbonation is a touch cloying.

D- This isn't very good. I will not have this in the future.

Serving type: can

08-09-2008 04:31:29 | More by Greggy
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garymuchow

Minnesota

2.7/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Fairly tight aroma, especially for style. Yeasty, mild spice and some wheat.
Virtually no head with this pour and what bubbles do show up leave immediately. Brilliantly clear (nice, but not appropriate for style). Golden.
Note the dryness first. Rather grainy, but not necessarily with wheat, but barley noticable. Where's the spice? Occassionally get a touch, but really quite absent.
Actually a fair amount of body, bordering on hefty.
Not sure what this is as it doesn't necessarily meet any particular style (which is fine, but in this case it doesn't make a particularly appealing drink.
From the Cliff Klavin theory of drinking this one isn't worth the loss of buffalo, but I suppose if you get a free glass some might find that's a worthwhile deal. I guess other better beers will taste good in the glass.
Thanks Chuck, for nothing. :)

Serving type: can

11-13-2010 21:12:51 | More by garymuchow
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Brenden

Ohio

2.73/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This wit is the appropriate pale gold, very lightly hazed but not nearly as much as it could be. I can pretty much see through it, but it's got enough of a hazy thickness not to have any give at the edges. A small white head forms and fades somewhat quickly, leaving a bit of a thinnish, wispy foam that actually leaves some decent lacing behind.
I get coriander and grains on the nose with a bit of mostly citric sweetness. Otherwise, it's quite nondescript.
A little spiciness comes out in the flavor before tangy red grape and fruits into the finish, where some grains come out. This may have more Fruity Pebbles taste than Leinie's Sunset Wheat. There's nothing particularly Belgian detectable other than a note of the distinctive dusty earthiness.
There's actually a bit of a surprise in the feel, as it starts out quite creamy and fuller-bodied than I would have thought. Crispness kicks it up a notch as it goes and edges out the smoothness, then it fades off and gets watery but, hey, it had something there for a minute.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 04:27:35 | More by Brenden
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -7.1%

04-23-2012 01:33:54 | More by Kunstman
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -7.1%

03-26-2013 09:31:24 | More by bigbeers84
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jcjerabek

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -7.1%

06-12-2012 19:23:47 | More by jcjerabek
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Garlicjosh

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -7.1%

03-15-2012 00:14:25 | More by Garlicjosh
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Horny Goat Belgian Style Wheat from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
71 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.