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Horny Goat Exposed - Horny Goat Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
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109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 2.81
pDev: 21.35%


Brewed by:
Horny Goat Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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matjack85

Illinois

2.21/5  rDev -21.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 05:57:43 | More by matjack85
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

2.85/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 21:41:35 | More by JuicesFlowing
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vette2006c5r

Minnesota

3.1/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2013 03:00:55 | More by vette2006c5r
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soju6

Missouri

2.95/5  rDev +5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 20:31:21 | More by soju6
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

2.24/5  rDev -20.3%
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

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2013 23:02:37 | More by bigfnjoe
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

2.55/5  rDev -9.3%
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

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 04:02:10 | More by mfnmbvp
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Ricochet

Ohio

2.68/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2012 03:57:03 | More by Ricochet
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TMoney2591

Illinois

2.85/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2012 03:21:04 | More by TMoney2591
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CurtisPeacock


4.08/5  rDev +45.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 19:12:34 | More by CurtisPeacock
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ckollias

Maryland

2.8/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2012 01:57:45 | More by ckollias
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schoolboy

Ohio

3.78/5  rDev +34.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 16:34:24 | More by schoolboy
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barczar

Kentucky

2.68/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2012 04:00:21 | More by barczar
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +24.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 20:47:41 | More by Stinkypuss
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thydarkprevails

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -46.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 11:25:11 | More by thydarkprevails
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

3.38/5  rDev +20.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 00:22:17 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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JimmyPage


4.15/5  rDev +47.7%
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

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2012 16:11:31 | More by JimmyPage
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Gavage

New Jersey

2.55/5  rDev -9.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 21:56:33 | More by Gavage
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jsprain1

Minnesota

2.45/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

A- Pours a shade darker than golden. Head is one finger and white. It looks like it's going to last, but then it falls down.
S- Smell is of pear, peach, a bit of lemon and just a touch of a coriander/pepper aroma.
T- Wow, where did the grassiness come from? It is overwhelmingly grassy. There is a faint lemon and pepper flavor in the finish, but otherwise it is overwhelmingly grassy.
M- Not nearly as sturdy as this style should be. It is almost foamy.
O- It's a nice idea but it's just not a good beer. It looks and smells nice, but then when you drink it it's grassy and just an odd mouthfeel. I'll pass.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 02:10:18 | More by jsprain1
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

2.55/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Beer#6 from sampler pack. Another stab at a Belgian style.

A: Pale straw blonde coloring shows a small haze in the glass. The head is good on the pour, chalky white, a finger high, but fails to hold and collapses to a skimpy covering of film right before the eyes. On the way no down it fails to cling or lace. The effervesce is strong, medium dense, and quickly paced matching their pale in terms of presentation.

S: Dull and lack luster aroma, pale dry wheat and dry lemon peel. Vague hints of dried apple. Neither musky nor pungently fruity with a scent to light to appreciate.

T: Pale wheat, dry grapefruit with some grassiness. A bit watery with some apple-citrusy notes. A bit of sour funk with training wheels comes on the end but really nothing to write home about nor compare to Belgian standards. Tastes like a watery pale wheat. Musky? Hardly. Disappointing no doubt.

M: Light bodied, starts off crisp enough but quickly turns flat and boring.

O: Again another feeble attempt at a Belgian style it probably has no business to attempt when it can hardly handle the basic styles. You can probably blind taste these beers and struggle to define style. If you cant come close to style you should probably leave well enough alone. Fairly boring limited appeal no repeat quality. Exposed, yeah as another leinenkugel.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2011 22:33:43 | More by beerthulhu
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SkitzIrish3

Illinois

2.4/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy, deep gold with fizzy head that immediately disappears. Very active carbonation. Wheat smell, very bland. Very thin body, smooth with only traces of wheat and some citrus. No lasting flavor.

Saison? I'm not sure. It would be refreshing after a hot day of work and is HIGHLY drinkable. It goes down even easier than a BMC. For that purpose it serves. However, don’t sit down looking to enjoy something complex when you pour this because in that regard it fails.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 17:17:47 | More by SkitzIrish3
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climax

Missouri

2.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The pour exposed a cloudy pale lemon yellow color. The fizzy white head was pretty solid, and barely receded.

The aroma is subtle, nothing stands out in general but lemon, yeast, wheat, and a touch of noble hops. The fruity flavor typical of the style is pretty much absent, but the complexity is acceptable.

The flavor is an extension of the nose, not a whole lot there. It's quite tart with notes of lemon and bitter strawberry puree, thus the fruit flavors emerging. It finishes with soft wheat.

The carbonation adds modest crispness, but not enough to saver this one, as it is pretty watery. It's soft and smooth but there's just no body here.

Once all is said and extracted, I could definitely leave this one behind.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2011 22:35:27 | More by climax
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Horney Goat...well I'm horney....so why not!....Right! So this beer has a good solid beer taste, nothing fancy....could compare it to Bud, Miller Genuine, etc. It is clear golden in color, thin white head, minimum lacing. very drinkable and has a decent mouthfeel...Session....I THINK SO!!!!

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2011 04:08:35 | More by WoodBrew
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3.43/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this in a Horny Goat mixed 12-pack from Party Mart in Lake Mills, WI.

Poured a hazy straw color, not too much head on it. Smell is pretty faint with a bit of wheaty malt and some citrus. Taste is not bad, nothing to write home about, but it's decent. Some citrus notes. Pretty smooth beer, not much aftertaste. Easy drinking beer. Definitely could put down a few of these without a problem.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2011 22:31:30 | More by richkrull
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PeprSprYoFace

California

3.05/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a flat looking golden wheat color. The color is nice but no head and no lacing.

Aroma is that if a wheat beer. Not very farm house funky like a saison should be.

Tastes the same. I actually started drinking this before I knew what it was and thought it was just a hefe. Needs more of that yeasty flavor that the saisons have. More funk. Tastes real wheaty.

Mouthfeel is kind of boring. Kind of low carb.

Overall a very boring beer. Probably will never buy it or trade for it. Not terrible though.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2011 07:06:06 | More by PeprSprYoFace
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taez555

Massachusetts

2.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured an extremely clear and dull pale yellow body with a small white head.

Nose was very faint with only some mild malt touches.

Taste is light bodied and rather carbonated. Very classic macro lager sort of taste but with a mild touch of citrus, some non sour lemon juice and a mild touch of wheat. Very simple with not much of a hop taste or bitterness at all. Little mild touch of earth. Ends very clean.

Hmm. It says farmhouse ale, but this alll macro lager with a splash of american wheat beer. Sorry guys, it's an easy drinking lawnmower beer, but not even close to the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2011 21:57:32 | More by taez555
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Horny Goat Exposed from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
67 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.