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Horny Goat Exposed - Horny Goat Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
67
poor

132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 2.81
pDev: 19.93%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KarlHungus on 04-21-2009)
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Reviews by matjack85:
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matjack85

Illinois

2.21/5  rDev -21.4%

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.

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

Minnesota

3/5  rDev +6.8%

04-09-2014 17:16:08 | More by IchLiebeBierZu
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richkrull

Wisconsin

3.43/5  rDev +22.1%

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.

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

New Mexico

2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-15-2014 21:54:15 | More by LXIXME
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev +8.5%

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!!!!

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

California

3.05/5  rDev +8.5%

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.

01-25-2011 07:06:06 | More by PeprSprYoFace
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lumpy1126

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-26-2012 01:35:13 | More by lumpy1126
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Greg4146


2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-19-2014 23:45:22 | More by Greg4146
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dpottsy3

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +33.5%

07-25-2013 20:44:26 | More by dpottsy3
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Eaglefan344

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev +15.7%

07-04-2013 02:50:50 | More by Eaglefan344
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -28.8%

01-20-2013 18:22:43 | More by Kunstman
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

2.55/5  rDev -9.3%

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.

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

Pennsylvania

2.33/5  rDev -17.1%

A: A sort of Champagne look. An ever so slightly hazy, super pale golden with lots and lots of fast rising effervescent bubbles. Despite bubbly aspect, it still has a minimalist head that barely tries to leave lacing.

S: Sweet husky grain that some bisquity/ crackery notes. Smells more adjunct macro than saison. And what is there, is rather weak anyway. No yeasty nothing, no distinct ester nor phenols. No hops, let alone spicy, peppery, or other character. Not bad per se, but not good and not to the implied style.

T: ummm.... Not a Saison. More like a macro lager or cream/blonde ale... Only some reserved malts - bready and biscuit notes, maybe some light crystal, a bit of wheat, a grainy sweetness that fades to raspy husk, and more than a hint of dms / cooked corn. Picks up a bit of yeast character if bottom of bottle is swirled and drunken straight, if added to glass then not so much. Some spice does come through in the hops that are otherwise grassy and herbal. Rather insipid.

M: Medium to thin body with active CO2 that contributes noticeably to mouthfeel by giving a softness. Finish is barely semi-dry. Not bad, but not the dryness of a saison.

D: Not bad as a summer wheat brew / lawnmover beer. Not great mind you, but passable. As a Saison? Like they say in Wallonia, "Fuggitaboutit!" But even if they called it something else, the rating would not jump considerably.

12-09-2010 21:11:10 | More by SickGnar
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troyvar

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -11%

12-21-2011 21:23:34 | More by troyvar
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LJWalker

Alabama

2.5/5  rDev -11%

05-27-2014 02:47:23 | More by LJWalker
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

2.33/5  rDev -17.1%

12 oz bottle poured into a Unibroue Tulip. No date or info.

A - Exposed isn't very exposed as it poured a lightly hazy, still translucent pale golden yellow. Heavy carbonation is constantly streaming up to a non-existant head. About 1 finger of white foam rose up but dropped almost instantly. All thats left is a lacing-less ring of tiny white bubbles.

S - Devoid of any aromas resembling a saison - one of my favorite styles. I get lightly grassy, extremely low-level hops with a minute pinch of spice and a hearty husky graininess. It smells more like a Miller Lite than anything else.

T - The husky graininess overtakes all in a bad way. The flavor is lacking in every aspect and the hops give off a citric hint. Almost no spices but what's there is cheap tasting. Just a bland adjunct-like flavor not worthy of the glass it's in.

M - Smooth up front with a carbonation finish that's just standard. A tiny citrus finish.

D - Lacking of all-out bad in every regard, it's an awful "saison" (if they can even call it that) that may as well be an adjunct lager with a minimal splash of real flavor, this beer needs some serious work. Also, why is it called Exposed anyway? Just part of the whole gimmick I would imagine. I can drink it fine but every time the style "saison" pops into my head I want to pour it out.

09-22-2009 01:14:02 | More by BeerFMAndy
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jaydoc

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-03-2013 20:06:54 | More by jaydoc
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enelson

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +24.6%

09-15-2012 20:27:20 | More by enelson
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Big_Dave

Texas

3/5  rDev +6.8%

08-11-2014 05:30:39 | More by Big_Dave
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

2.55/5  rDev -9.3%

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

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

Minnesota

3/5  rDev +6.8%

07-15-2012 00:19:53 | More by MN_Beerticker
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

3/5  rDev +6.8%

07-01-2014 15:54:07 | More by Canada_Dan
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jmccullough108

Missouri

2/5  rDev -28.8%

10-25-2013 23:30:58 | More by jmccullough108
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TonyY

New York

2.5/5  rDev -11%

03-19-2013 09:32:02 | More by TonyY
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Lewdd

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-07-2013 20:12:41 | More by Lewdd
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Horny Goat Exposed from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
67 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.