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Horny Goat Red Vixen - Horny Goat Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
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41 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Goubears

Maine

1/5  rDev -65.3%

12-21-2011 03:00:57 | More by Goubears
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crossovert

Illinois

1.9/5  rDev -34%

I wish i wasn't reviewing another beer form this putrid company but here I am. Brown twist-off bottle.

It pours actually a not bad appearance. It is a hazy orange with a thick, foamy white head that has some decent retention and leaves some nice lacing.

The smell is stale breadcrust and a hint of hops, mostly herbal and lemony.

The flavor is tart, bready tasting water. It is a cringe worthy taste. There are some hops in there that make it even more awkward. The carbonation is high. There is an odd tanginess as noted that just makes it odd.

Skip.

10-04-2010 21:37:30 | More by crossovert
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Grebdioz

Texas

2/5  rDev -30.6%

12-28-2011 10:15:08 | More by Grebdioz
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Profane

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -30.6%

12-21-2011 12:21:16 | More by Profane
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Beerlover

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -30.6%

04-22-2014 01:29:27 | More by Beerlover
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WastingFreetime

Wisconsin

2.2/5  rDev -23.6%

A. Not actually red. Brownish-amber. Very sickly tiny head.
S. I can hardly smell anything at all in this beer. Which is very bad. There should at least be something there!
T, M. Horribly watery and thin. This beer really needs a lot more substance before I can take notice. The flavor can best be described as "Soggy Bread"

Yikes. I'm not ever getting this one again. Avoid.

05-13-2011 16:16:04 | More by WastingFreetime
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

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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GRG1313

California

2.48/5  rDev -13.9%

Pours a clear amber with a firm nice looking white head.

Nose is big and rich banana, Belgian candi sugar and malty characters.

Mouthfeel is thin and watery with no character at all. There are no flavor character profiles in this beer; none. This is a weak watery super light yeast and super light malt if you really look for it. Minor flavors/minor finish.

This may well be one of the thinest and least flavorful beers I've ever tried. This one is all nose!

03-04-2010 02:30:17 | More by GRG1313
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TippySelenoid

Missouri

2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

01-10-2012 00:39:56 | More by TippySelenoid
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drpimento

Wisconsin

2.53/5  rDev -12.2%

Meh. Poured with a small, cream colored head that quickly faded to almost none and no lace. Some small bubble trails. Color is a very clear amber. Aroma is beer, malt, hint of hop. Flavor does have a little fruitiness, malt, a little on the sweet side, no apparent hop. Ok body and sharp carbonation. Finish is like flavor and the carbonation bite lingers as long as flavor - maybe longer. Forgettable.

03-07-2011 02:30:00 | More by drpimento
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Gavage

New Jersey

2.55/5  rDev -11.5%

Appearance: pours an amber color with a one finger head that breaks down quickly.

Smell: a bit of bread-like quality is all you can pull from the glass.

Taste: caramel, grainy bread, some grassy tones, a bit of fruit sweetness, and almost no bitterness makes up a very one dimensional beer.

Mouthfeel: light in body. Lightly crisp to start, smooth at the finish.

Overall: easy to quaff but little body and flavor overall. Just didn't excite the tastebuds or provide any satisfaction.

11-10-2011 23:51:04 | More by Gavage
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

2.68/5  rDev -6.9%

Beer #2 from sampler pack.

A: Flat caramel apple color has a thin, sudsy covering with minimal retention. A steady medium show of effervesce rises within. Lacing is moderate, nothing to write home about, but does provide some lashes on the glass.

S: Dry apple skins, slight caramel sweetness, a bit dry of really light intentions.

T: Sweet syrupy flavor is followed by a dry toasted grain base. The flavor seems a bit muddled, and unsharp. Flahses of nobel hops come through of warming flowers with a slight herbal appeal being one of the few highlights. Overall the flavor seems not to go anywhere transition wise and is fairly boring.

M: Medium bodied, syrupy thick and warming toasted malts with flowers coming through on the hold. Carbonation is light on the hold.

O: Overall as stated a bit muddled, malting seems like stale dme. What you get on the first sip is what you finish with, generally boring midway through the first serving.

08-04-2011 23:12:06 | More by beerthulhu
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RoamingGnome

Wisconsin

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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pweis909

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

Bottle from a very affordable 6-pack, $2.99, poured into a modified pilsner glass. The first night I tried it, I wasn't paying close attention and thought it had some promise. These notes are from my second tasting.

A. As a few others have noted, this was not RED-red. More of an amber-red, maybe orange, at least when held to the light. The color is consistent with the Vienna lager style, even if the name Red Vixen misleads one into expecting something like Killians. So it's not RED. So what? It's an appetizing-looking, very clear beer, although its thin white foam dissipates quickly.

S. Hints of malty, toasty aroma. No off flavors.

T. Very lightly malty initially, with clean, balanced bitterness. No off flavors, but not much taste here.

M. Not creamy, pushing watery. The low levels of carbonation make this seem smoother than a macro-lager (equating smoothness with low carbonic acidity), but also may be contributing to the thin, watery texture.

D. The first night I tried this beer, I thought it was just interesting enough to try a second. On the second occasion, I changed my mind. While there is nothing offensive about the beer, it is just too bland. The beer seems to suffer from not having enough malt (blandness), perhaps being mashed too low (thin body), and low-carbonation.

01-29-2011 12:53:00 | More by pweis909
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

12-30-2012 13:54:41 | More by ejimhof
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

Thanks to BeerFMAndy for tossing a bottle of this my way.

Poured into my pint glass the beer is clear golden yellow. Full three fingers of stark white head. After settling a thick coating of lace sticks to the glass like cob webs.

The aroma is light hops and malt and not much else. Fairly muted.

The flavor is even lighter than the nose. Just a hint of malt and hops with a dry bitter finish.

Light body and light carbonation.

Overall this beer is all looks and no substance.

03-07-2010 18:09:19 | More by beerwolf77
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djrn2

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

07-25-2014 14:35:11 | More by djrn2
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brewcrew12


2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

07-15-2012 19:00:53 | More by brewcrew12
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -4.5%

12-05-2013 03:14:38 | More by XmnwildX12
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dhannes

Wisconsin

2.8/5  rDev -2.8%

Had at the local Hu Hot before and during dinner, served in a frosted pint glass.

Appearance--a reddish orange color...too orangy for my book.

Smell--did not notice or detect any smell.

Taste--sharp and bitter...sour orange and lemon, perhaps.

Mouthfeel--too watery for a good red.

Drinkability--this beer actually grew on me the more that I drank it, but the first half was not enjoyable.

Won't go out of my way to get this beer.

11-23-2010 21:50:54 | More by dhannes
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

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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ForWhatAlesYou

Minnesota

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.

01-10-2012 15:39:31 | More by ForWhatAlesYou
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

3/5  rDev +4.2%

07-01-2014 15:54:58 | More by Canada_Dan
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rayj212

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev +4.2%

04-15-2012 01:29:55 | More by rayj212
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AWS2111

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +4.2%

01-06-2012 02:26:52 | More by AWS2111
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Horny Goat Red Vixen from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
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