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Horny Goat Exposed - Horny Goat Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
67
poor

136 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 2.83
pDev: 20.85%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | 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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Photo of BMoney575
3.4/5  rDev +20.1%

Sampled on 2-13-10

Pours a cloudy pale yellow color, with a thin white head and respectable lacing.

Smell is very clean malt, a little adjuncty, with a hop edge that is actually quite pleasant. None of the sourness or farmhouse you might expect from the style.

Taste is light malt and very yeasty, with a slightly fruity hop middle and the tiniest amount of sourness. Not bad, tastes like a full-bodied macro lager.

Mouthfeel is good, even considering the subdued flavors.

Drinkability is very good, this one has session written all over it.

Overall, it's the kind of craft beer I'd expect to find in a college town, purposefully inoffensive.

BMoney575, Feb 13, 2010
Photo of drizzam
2.93/5  rDev +3.5%

A - Poured from the brown bottle into a clear pint glass. The body of the brew is a cloudy yellow/orange topped with a bright white head. The head receded rather quickly and left little to no lacing.

S - Not much going on in the nose...what I do get is a minute aroma of yeast with a touch of citrus.

T & M - I don't think this fits the style of a Saison/Farmhouse Ale. Mostly lemon flavors with just a hint of spice toward the back end. Thin mouthfeel that finishes clean and crisp. Probably pretty close to 5% ABV. Doesn't taste offensive, but it's not a Saison.

D - This is not a bad Summer beer, but again, it certainly does not fit the category of a Saison...and that's the way I had to rate it. I could drink these on a hot Summer day while mowing the lawn, but if you're expecting a Saison, you'll be disappointed.

drizzam, Feb 02, 2010
Photo of sweemzander
2.38/5  rDev -15.9%

12oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint. No bottled date. Thanks to BeerFMAndy for the trade!

(A)- Pours a hazy golden yellow color that produced a pure white head with decent retention.

(S)- Tons of grassy wheat with a bit of lemon & burnt toast. Is this really a Saison?

(T)- Some lemon fruit & wheat amidst some roasted corn. Definitely not reminding me of a Saison.

(M)- Good carbonation level & balance. Simple, but tasty enough. Crisp. Very dissapointing when it comes to the style.

(D)- A decent beer that is a terrible beer when it comes to what style it is trying to be. If it were simply an adjunct lager, this would actually receive a much better score, but I cannot give it since nothing besides the appearance reminds me of a Saison.

sweemzander, Nov 29, 2009
Photo of Onenote81
2.6/5  rDev -8.1%

Extra received from BeerFMAndy in a recent trade. Thanks!

Poured into my pint glass. Pours a hazy very-pale yellow with a thin white head on top. Disappears to a sheet on top. Leave no lace. Smells of grains, buttered corn, and a splash of lemon zest.

Moderate body with a nice carbonation kick with each sip. Carbo. level is medium/high. Now the flavor is a conundrum. This tastes exactly what a crisp American lager would taste like, a good one at that. Plenty of buttery grains in the mouth, some light citrus, and a light pop of bitterness on the finish. If this was labeled as a lager, I would rate it a 'B' minimum, but as a Saison, this is way off. I can taste very light yeast and funk in the aftertaste, but it is so faint, it may be my imagination. This one needs some work, or at least a re-styling.

Onenote81, Nov 02, 2009
Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.33/5  rDev -17.7%

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.

BeerFMAndy, Sep 22, 2009
Photo of Tone
3.38/5  rDev +19.4%

Pours a hazy, golden/yellow color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Good retention and slight lacing. Smells of yeast, pale malt, hops, clove, and slight citrus. Fits the style of a Saison / Farmhouse Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp with a high carbonation level. There is a strong tartness associated with this brew. Tastes of tart malt, sweet malt, yeast, citrus, and hops. Overall, this brew is very sharp and tart, but lacks the good complex flavors and quality body. It is very easy drinking, though so that is a plus not normally associated with a Saison.

Tone, Aug 12, 2009
Photo of scruffwhor
2.65/5  rDev -6.4%

Pours a bright, but faintly hazey sunshine and hay color. Quickly receding two finger head down to a nice film of foam. Pretty good bubbling too. The aroma i faint toasted malts and even more faint spice aroma. Pretty bland smelling overall, makes me think of an attempt at spicing up a blonde ale. The taste is a weak farm house spice with pilsner malts. This beer seems more like a keller bier than a saison. Liked a lightly spiced lager. Very easy to drink, but doesn't fit the style.

scruffwhor, Jul 25, 2009
Photo of goblue3509
2.17/5  rDev -23.3%

Pours a light yellow very transparent color with little head and no lacing. The smell is very faint of citrus. The taste is once again very faint and of citrus. There is not a lot going on taste and smell wise. The mouthfeel is moderate to moderately high carbonation. The drinkability is below average, there is nothing there to bring you back. It is weak for a farmhouse ale.

goblue3509, Jul 25, 2009
Photo of beerwolf77
2.1/5  rDev -25.8%

Poured from a bottle into pint glass. Less then a quarter inch of head that dissapated within seconds. Nice golden color cloudy enough to pique my interest.

Smell was faintly sweet a bit of citrus. Yet not very appealing.

Taste wasn't bad but wasn't good either. Maybe a touch of sweetness but no spice. Rather dry. Hardly much flavor to speak of.

Mouthfeel was smooth with a bit of carbonation. Reminds me of any average lite beer.

I guess I could drink a few of these. Only since it's not overly offensive but this is a very boring average beer. Too bad this beer gets so much hype in my area. I had high hopes.

beerwolf77, Jun 12, 2009
Photo of joe1510
2.73/5  rDev -3.5%

12oz Bottle
$6.99 6-Pack
Steve's, Madison

Exposed flaunts a lemon yellow body with enough haziness to keep me from seeing the logo on the other side of the glass. Straw golden highlights this beer when held up to the window and a dollop of perfectly white head snaps to attention atop the body. Tiny carbonation bubbles stream to the surface and meet the fading head. It settles at a nice cap and leaves some thin lacing down the glass.

If the smell is any indication I don't know how much of a saison this beer actually is. Sugar cookie sweetness combines with an almost cooked corn quality (may be wheat).A touch of earthiness and a zing of lemon peel. The smell isn't all that bad but it's hardly saison at all. To be perfectly honest I don't know what I'd call it. It reminds me of an American-style lager with some American wheat components tossed into the mix.

The flavor is basically the same. A touch of some spiciness that must be from the yeast used. Snappy lemon comes along and leaves just as quickly. Sugar cookie sweetness and a faint touch of that corn comes back as well. There's a wheat twang coming through as this warms a bit. I think the wheat is what steered me in the direction of corn. This beer isn't terrible but no way is it saison worthy. More of a glorified macro type of brew.

The mouthfeel is soft with a touch of fizz on the swallow. The body has a moderate weight to it and seems to fit the beer pretty well.

I could and actually will drink a few of these in a row. It's not a super impressive beer but it's easy drinking and fairly enjoyable.

This, for some reason, kind of reminds me of a Sam Adam's Summer ale. It's not quite as floral or wheaty but there are similarities. This is no saison and that's where the low scores come in, what it is, is an easy summertime drinker.

joe1510, Jun 07, 2009
Photo of KarlHungus
2.05/5  rDev -27.6%

I hope this is the right place to post this beer. The Horny Goat Brewery website states it is in Milwaukee. The bottle states it is in Stevens Point. BA lists the other Horny Goat beers to be from a marketing company in Onalaska. My guess is that the beer is brewed at the Stevens Point Brewery for the company in Onalaska.

This beer pours a cloudy pale yellow color. The head is a quarter inch in height, and recedes withing seconds into no lacing whatsoever. The aroma is like most generic pseudo craft beer lagers. The is a very faint hint of spice, but I have to work to hard to find it that it isn't enjoyable. The taste has some wheatiness to it, but no spice. It is quite bland too. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carbonation. Overall, this is a bad beer. The "brewery's" website calls this beer a saison, so I listed it as one even though it tastes nothing like one. In fact this is the worst saison I've ever had. Perhaps, it is more of an American Pale Wheat Ale, but it would be a bad one of those too. I will certainly never drink this again.

KarlHungus, Apr 21, 2009
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Horny Goat Exposed from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
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