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Horny Goat Exposed - Horny Goat Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 2.82
pDev: 21.28%
Wants: 1
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Horny Goat Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: KarlHungus on 04-21-2009

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Ratings: 152 | Reviews: 51
Photo of HawbakerBrewery
2.68/5  rDev -5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours to a crystal clear gold, with a thin, white head. Head dissipates very quickly, leaving almost no lacing. Tiny particles are suspended within the clear gold volume. Odor is sour and lightly skunky. The taste is almost identical to the smell. Flavors other than sour and skunk are lacking. Hearty carbonation gives this a heavy feel when swallowed. This one's a belcher. I would compare this to Genessee Cream Ale-which I feel exactly the same way about. Priced too high for the quality. Build your own 6-pack for $7.99

Photo of SierraFlight
2.42/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into shaker pint. Yellow body with white head and no lace. Aroma is corn, grass, grainy malts. Taste is similar - macro brew flavors of wheat/grain, weak grassy hops, a bit of sweet corn. Medium body, mildly creamy texture, aggressive carbonation, metallic finish.

Photo of jzlyo
2.61/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Aroma is grains, mild/medium sweetness and a small hint of tea. The flavor is very similar to the aroma.

Photo of JimP
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

It was OK. The sales associate told me that this was similar to Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewery. He wasn't even close. I could only drink half and threw the rest away. I'm gonna pawn off the rest of my 6 pack to my brothers.

Photo of RonaldTheriot
2.25/5  rDev -20.2%

Horny Goat Exposed has a thin, white head, a mostly clear, gold-yellow appearance, lots of strong bubble streams, and a bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is of a slight bit of sweetness and lemon, but there really isn’t much smell. Taste is of sweet, cracker, light malt, slight bitterness, and a touch of sugary cake frosting. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Horny Goat Exposed finishes decently crisp, drinkable, and dull.

RJT

Photo of BeerWithMike
4/5  rDev +41.8%

Sampling right now on 9/12/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 deghrres F in my beer cooler and poured in to a "Horney Goat Brewing Company" pinyt glass. (LOL the name).

Pours a slight hazy straw-yellow in color with a very thin white head. Some spotty lacing is seen when sipped but not a lot. A good amount of sediment is seen in the bottom of the bottle. The aroma is of some sweet citrus and grains for the most part. Pretty much the same for the taste with a very light hoppy finish that doesn't last more than a few seconds. Goes down easy. Overall, it was good.

Photo of Ratten46
2.25/5  rDev -20.2%

I didn't even finish the bottle. Yeah, it's better than bud light....but that's about it. The rest of it was used for grilling.

Photo of Callipygea
2.28/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured a clear gold and 1/2" head that vanished almost immediately. Smells like Budweiser. Tastes starts off slightly sweet and a hint of orange/lemon, and then goes slightly bitter/astringent. Tastes alot like Budweiser actually. Maybe a little more intense. It's drinkable, wouldn't say pleasant but not deeply unpleasant either. No hint of creaminess.

Photo of matjack85
2.19/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I picked this up at the Binny's store in Plainfield, IL as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99, making it $1.67 for this single 12oz bottle. No freshness date and no information about the beer on the label.

The beer poured a hazy pale yellow color with a ½-finger of white head that dissipated to nothing (not even a rim) in less than 20 seconds. No lacing whatsoever. Not a very pretty beer.

There's not much smell to this. Picking up just a little grain - probably corn and a little wheat.

Weak flavor that's on the grainy side Tastes like corn sweetener, a little lemon citrus, and a mild hop bitterness (13 IBU's).

This is not creamy at all. Light body with low carbonation.

Not much to recommend here. It's drinkable, but not that good of an example of the style.

Photo of JuicesFlowing
2.83/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Hazy golden color. An off white colored head that recedes to nothing, no lacing.

Aroma: Sweet malts, another sweet note such as rice or corn added.

Taste: Immediate malt sweetness, faint grains, rice. Very light tang finish.

Mouthfeel: Carbonanted, slightly creamy.

Overall: A bit harsh around the edges, so to speak.

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.08/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Exposed pours a hazy golden color with a nice large lacing head. There is a slight garbage like aroma. The taste is mellow and creamy with hints of a nice spice. Easy to drink and nice full body for a cream ale. Overall a good flavorful cream ale, good full flavors, and enjoyable.

Photo of soju6
2.95/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours a slightly hazy pale golden color with a moderate head and bits of lacing.

S: Mild citrus aroma with a bit of malt sweetness and grain.

T: Taste of citrus, some malt sweetness and a bit of grain. Has a mild bitterness and a slightly sticky finish.

F:Light body and quite smooth.

O: Decent non-offensive Cream Ale.

Photo of bigfnjoe
2.25/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a stemless wine glass

A- pours a cloudy shade of yellow with a one finger white head that fades very quickly. The head was a great color, but didn't stick around at all. The beer looks like lemonade. Yikes.

S- slight corny aroma, though it's not very pleasant...true to style, I guess

T- starts a little cloyingly sweet, finish is actually a tad bitter. Tastes a lot like macro swill, to be honest

M- very thin body, moreso than most typical examples of the style

O- just a disastrous cream ale. When done properly, it's a lovely style, but this is just...no

Photo of mfnmbvp
2.55/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle. No bottled on date present. Uncapped and poured to a Boulevard tulip. This will be my first beer resembling the cream ale style, so I'm not too sure what to expect.

A - Pours an extremely cloudy lemon color. Looks like a more full-bodied version of a Miller Lite or some other such swill. Virtually no head on top, with a couple of bubbles stuck to the sides of the glass.

S - Again, on the track to resembling such swill as a Miller Lite or a Miller Genuine Draft. Smells of carbonated chemically treated corn husk with perhaps some vague hint of unrecognizable spice buried in the end. Some very vague citrus note is present in there, also. The "cream" flavor really only begins to present itself by the time the beer has warmed up significantly, and you are practically finished with it.

T - Resembles the smell almost to a tee. Not nearly as carbonated or bloating as I would have expected, judging by the quality of the smell. Definitely tastes very corny and mealy. Dry finish. Not a whole lot of flavor to be had out of this one, though. Cream ale? Doesn't taste at all how the style makes you think it would taste like. Very faint hint of citrus at the end, and a faint cream taste near the end as the beer warms up.

M - Mouth feel is good. Nice medium body, and nicely balanced. Again, very dry in the finish. No real flavor was there in the first place, so nothing really lingers about.

Overall, this brew tastes more like a well-made lager than it does a "cream ale" although this was the first one I've had. Nothing special, more like a quality Miller Lite or Bud Light than it is an actual "craft" beer. Still a step above mass produced swill, but not great by any means, but I would drink it again if I had the chance.

Horny Goat Exposed ---2.5/5

Photo of Ricochet
2.7/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Cloudy yellow, no head and tiny lace.
S: Not much. Just like the Blonde. Cooked grain, slight sweet.
M: Not as much bitter as the Blonde. More of a grain taste. Other than the sweet honey note of the Blonde, this seems the same.
T: See above. Is this the same beer? Bit more alcohol in the profile and maybe a bit more of the grain/corn. A touch of butterscotch.

O: Vaguely a cream ale. Not bad, but for the style, a bit of a miss.

Photo of TMoney2591
2.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a (512) anniversary glass.

Didn't even know Horny Goat was available down here, so I picked up what singles I could to give them a try, beginning with this one. It pours a clear pale straw topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises wheat, mild corn, and sweet flowers. The taste brings in more of the same, progressing flavor-wise from sweet, almost cream-like notes to decidedly wheaty and grainy notes to a sort of off-fruit-y territory that mars an awful lot of decent progress up to that point. The body is a very light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a generally fluid feel. Overall, an okay cream ale at best, one that hints at some form of tastiness before wrenching it away from me.

Photo of CurtisPeacock
4.03/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Stopped at the grocery store to grab a six pack for the night. Had a friend suggest Horny Goat Exposed because it has good flavor/ balance while also being a lighter session style beer.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden yellow with 1/2 inch of head. I little lacing around the empty glass.

Smell: Earthy smell with a little bit of malt and vanilla.

Taste: A lighter cream ale with a hint of citrus and a very small bit of bitterness. I really like this beer. A great combination of flavors while also being light enough to have a few in a sitting. I think this may have just become one of my favorites. Also, a great introductory beer to someone new to craft beers. I used to drink nothing but light beers but recently became a craft head. I truly believe in the saying "once you go craft you never go back."

Mouthfeel: On the lower end of medium body. Very smooth and easy to drink with a slight creamy feel.

Overall: I really like this beer. It's a great beer to enjoy and sit back for more than one. The taste does not get old or overwhelming. If you enjoy cream ales such as Spotted Cow you should give this beer a try. Also, if you have friends you are trying to convert to the craft side this would make a great transitional beer.

Photo of ckollias
2.83/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a golden hue with a 2-finger white head that slowly dissipates into a thin persistent lace.

S: Grainy scent with a mild lemon citrus aroma.

T: Slightly tart flavor with a grainy smooth taste.

M: Thin body and medium carbonation

O: Decent beer – nothing special – a step above a Budweiser.

Photo of schoolboy
3.75/5  rDev +33%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I'm not sure what this style is supposed to be, but this is pretty interesting compared to others I've had. This beverage is pretty cloudy with not much head or lacing. It has a simple, clean aroma and a similar taste. It is nice and creamy, which as I recall, some others weren't, dispite the name of the style. The aftertaste is a nice bitter hoppy flavor.

This was a complete surprise since the bottle gives no clue what's inside. As such, I didn't expect much and I got a little more than I expected. I won't go out of my way for another, but it is a well made brew.

Photo of barczar
2.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear straw color with a fairly solid one inch white head that dissipates into a thin ring of foam, leaving no lacing.

Aroma is dominated by sweet corn and grain, slightly bready, with notes of herbal hops.

Flavor follows suit, mostly grainy, with herbal hops, almost tea-like, rounding out the finish. Sweet corn is present, as well as a bit of a tangy taste, slightly metallic.

Body is moderate, a touch light, perhaps, with fairly high carbonation. There's astringency in the finish.

Overall, a pretty lackluster brew. The tangy note and astringency detract from what could be a decent beer.

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.45/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Horny Goat Exposed

LOOK: cloudy pale yellow brew, white head forms.

SMELL: light aroma of citrus , malts, and sweet grains.

TASTE: sweet grains, mild citrusy grassy notes. Mild bitterness, cream sweetness and firm malty notes. Pretty tasty. Medium bodied, thin feel, soft carbonation.

Decent cream ale, one of the better offerings in the horny goat line. Would be a suitable session ale.

Photo of thydarkprevails
1.5/5  rDev -46.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

In a bar, bottle. Pours a hazy yellow. Inch thick head quickly shrinks. Aroma is apricot, belgian yeast, and bread. Taste is mild and watery for the style. It works because budweiser and miller lite at my other options, otherwise It wouldn’t. Pretty mediocre.

Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.35/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz twist off cap bottle served in a glass beer mug.

L - slightly hazy bright yellow color with a white head that thinned out leaving one or two spots in my empty mug.

S - light hint of vanilla cream.

T - light tasting cream ale, very non-offensive beer.

F - light/medium bodied, smooth and easy to drink.

O - a decent example of a cream ale.

Photo of JimmyPage
4.1/5  rDev +45.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pulled from a sampler 12 pack and poured into a pint

Poured a clear deep yellow color with good head and some lacing

Smell is earthy some malt

Love the taste on this one, Wheaty, creamy slighty sweet hint of citrus on the finish

Mouthfeel is extremley creamy. The oats in this beer lend themselves very well to the mouthfeel

Overall a really good session beer. Very drinkable. Similar to a Spotted Cow but better

Photo of Gavage
2.57/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance: Pours a cloudy light golden yellow color with a 1/4" head. No lace develops.

Smell: some soft grasss and a hint of earthiness is all you can detect.

Taste: light grass, pear, golden apple, a hint of yeast, a hint of pepper, and a touch of bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp throughout. Short aftertaste.

Overall. Not a true farmhouse or saison as the style suggests. A basic macro type beer here.

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Horny Goat Exposed from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
67 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.