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Horny Goat Red Vixen - Horny Goat Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 2.88
pDev: 21.18%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Horny Goat Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 11-08-2009)
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New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

07-25-2014 14:35:11 | More by djrn2
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3/5  rDev +4.2%

07-01-2014 15:54:58 | More by Canada_Dan
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2/5  rDev -30.6%

04-22-2014 01:29:27 | More by Beerlover
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3/5  rDev +4.2%

03-30-2014 00:37:46 | More by DaveMiller
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2.4/5  rDev -16.7%

Poured into a shaker pint glass, in 2014 the beer is called Red Planet.

Look: Very dark amber with a ruby tint. A small cream colored head recedes to a ring of foam around the glass, no film on top or lacing.

Aroma: Strong toffee presence, faint caramel malts, caramel popcorn.

Taste: Trace amounts of malts, grains, and a strange stewed meat and/or brisket finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body with carbonation.

Overall: This beer misses the mark on taste. I've had a very good brown ale with smoked meat notes, but didn't expect it here. This will probably be the last beer from this brewery I ever try. Always disappointed.

02-19-2014 20:51:42 | More by JuicesFlowing
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2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

12-05-2013 03:14:38 | More by XmnwildX12
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4/5  rDev +38.9%

11-07-2013 00:31:51 | More by Fluffmeister
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2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

12-30-2012 13:54:41 | More by ejimhof
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4.25/5  rDev +47.6%

08-25-2012 12:48:58 | More by Mojoman8561
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3.55/5  rDev +23.3%

Don't get me wrong, this is a well crafted beer, but this beer is one that will make me avoid the small Wisconsin breweries. Actually it is the Horny Goat sampler that will do that. I went to Wisconsin last fall and did a lot of beer tasting, but what has been showing up here lately is not as good.

This lager is nice, full bodied vienna style. It's slightly above average in many respects. The taste is nice and rich for the style - thick. The aftertaste is nice too. None of it is too sweet. I will not buy it again, despite the fact that it's pretty good. This is turning me off to Wisconsin beers.

08-04-2012 20:41:19 | More by schoolboy
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2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

07-15-2012 19:00:53 | More by brewcrew12
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2.68/5  rDev -6.9%

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Served chilled...

A) This was teetering on red. Decent clarity.There was a rather unimpressive half a finger of soapy head that quickly dissolved to a collar. No lacing.

S) Nothing but malt sweetness. Lightly toasted grains and caramel. A very one dimensional aroma.

T) Unfortunately, this follows the nose. Where was the hops. It just needed a little bitterness for balance, some floral or grassy component to keep me interested. Again, this was all about malt sweetness. It did have an okay aftertaste.

M) A lighter body, that seemed under carbonated. It came off more flat than smooth, but overall it was easy drinking from a feel standpoint.

O) This was my first Horny Goat beer, but since my Dad just got a variety pack, I'll likely try a few other selections when I visit. Let me just say, that after drinking this one, the bar has been set rather low. This was not an enjoyable Vienna Lager. A family friend was also drinking a Red Vixen tonight, and he thought my assessment was a bit harsh. He described this as a working man's beer. I responded, a working man deserves better. Sorry, but I cannot recommend this beer.

07-14-2012 04:50:15 | More by RoamingGnome
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3.25/5  rDev +12.8%

07-08-2012 23:34:36 | More by hoosier222002
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2.93/5  rDev +1.7%

Horny Goat Red Vixen
Rex Beverage Holdings
Style: Vienna Lager
ABV: 5.40 %

LOOK: Mostly clear copper, foamy head forms and recedes, leaving little to no lace on the glass. Looks like an unassuming lager though a few shades darker than most in this style.

SMELL: Grains, lager yeast, caramel malt, faint flowery hop character and somewhat sweet smelling.

TASTE: Mild fruity twang, light grains, faint biscuity note, caramel, toffee and very small bitterness. Unoffensive is the key word, and this ends up being a serviceable lager beer.

FEEL: Medium bodied, yet thin. Carbonation is fine. Goes down more or less easily.

OVERALL: A decent attempt at the style. Boring, Yes, Bad, No. Just a ho hum lager and a good gateway to budding craft beer lovers.

06-05-2012 17:18:03 | More by Stinkypuss
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New York

3.58/5  rDev +24.3%

12oz bottle served in a pilsner glass.

L - chill hazed amber color with a beige head that settled down to a layer leaving a good deal of lacing.

S - somewhat sweet, almost fruity with some earthy aromas in the background.

T - sweet tasting beer, wheat and berry with no bitterness until the aftertaste.

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

O - a decent beer for the warmer months.

05-20-2012 23:19:17 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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3/5  rDev +4.2%

04-15-2012 01:29:55 | More by rayj212
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3/5  rDev +4.2%

03-02-2012 03:50:55 | More by Zachtheporter
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2.95/5  rDev +2.4%

12 oz bottle into a tulip

A: Slightly cloudy, nice orange color. Pours a fizzy 2 finger head which falls right away. Loose carbonation bubbles.

S: Boozy. A clovey tinge with copper and sweet malt.

T: Lighter than expected for the style. Almost a little bland. Lightly malty. Some grain, over-ripe stone fruit.

M: High, loose carbonation. Alittle watery with a drying note.

D: Not what I expected. Nothing really offensive but not good.

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1/5  rDev -65.3%

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3/5  rDev +4.2%

12-12-2011 02:12:57 | More by murf1087
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Horny Goat Red Vixen from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
70 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.