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Horny Goat Horny Blonde - Horny Goat Brewing Co.

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Horny Goat Horny BlondeHorny Goat Horny Blonde

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Reviews: 30
Hads: 137
Avg: 3.15
pDev: 35.24%
Wants: 6
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Horny Goat Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 01-23-2010

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.29/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Pilsner Glass. 3069 printed on the neck. No other info.

A - This pours completely clear golden yellow with a one-and-one-half finger white head. Decent retention and some creamy lace left on the glass.

S - A little spritz of skunky funk comes out of the freshly cracked bottle. Beyond that I pick up grainy, adjuncty smelling malts with a kiss of honey.

T - The flavor has the same small skunky hint to it with a kiss of honey. Again, it also has a grainy, dried corn adjunct flavor.

M - Very light-bodied and watery. A bit slick across the tongue and fully carbonated giving the finish a real sharp kick.

D - I'll never have it again. The Horny Blonde isn't their worst beer but it's not worth having. If, for some reason, you find yourself in a predicament where it's the only option, it wont kill you. Of course, after a few, in the morning you may wish it had.

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Photo of dacrza1
2.31/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Date: August 9, 2015... Glassware: Cleveland Browns pilsner... Occasion: post geocaching relaxation after my birthday... Appearance: pale, tawny body with large bubbles throughout; white, spongy head that has solid retention and maintains a cloudlike ring--surprisingly alluring ...Aroma: nice wheaty esters hover over some pale hops and lager malts--tough to actually hone in on a predominant scent; some oddball spiciness--not clove or corn, but off-kilter... Palate: oily, thick and coating despite its purported blondness... medium-bodied, somewhat refreshing and somewhat substantial... Taste: slight bitterness, with some sweetness as well; honey and bready malts are the distinguishing features; overall, a nondescript lager with little to suggest its blond aspects... Overall: not much difference between the Horny Goats I have had...maybe the others in the summer can mix pack can separate from the others; does it at least refresh on a nice summer afternoon? perhaps, but I would not seek this out again...

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Photo of drpimento
2.6/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Eh. Poured with decent white head and some lace. Color is a clear amber. Aroma is heavy banana, crackers, biscuit malt. Flavor is similar to aroma. Body is ok and so is carbonation. Finish is like flavor too. The banana thing is too much. Not a session beer.

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Photo of Gavage
2.63/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: pours a clear golden yellow color with a 1/2" head that breaks apart immediately.

Smell: some honey sweetness and grass is all you can detect.

Taste: mild malt profile. Grass, honey, golden apples and a bit of bitterness creates a dull beer.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp throughout. Basically a clean aftertaste too.

Overall: this has an overall fake flavor about it. This one comes across as just another macro type beer for the masses. Skip this one.

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Photo of arboristfish
2.79/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The look of this beer is like a lager, yellow. The aroma smells like bananas, maybe a hint of apples. It tastes like a light lager. There isnt much of a honey taste in this beer. The mouthfeel is very light. It tastes like there really isnt any flavor there. This is how light lager is suppose to be. But even with a light flavor, you need balance. When the beer is on the tounge it doesnt taste smooth.

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Photo of sleepysmurf
2.92/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Pours a pale yellow color, quite a bit of foamy white head. Smells lemony sweet. I enjoyed this beer. But won't go out of my way to get one from the store. But if on sale, and If you looking for something to slam it would be good for you to go for it man.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Brilliant clarity of blonde-gold coloring shows a moderately paced and spaced array of effervesce. The head is a thin frothy covering that needs help in retention with a minimal show of lace. I generally like my blondes dirty (hazy with protien).

S: Soft fresh hopping, fresh greenery and pilsner grains. Soft muskiness of oranges and lemons lies beneath.

T: Honey malt with a light zing of lemon and fresh greenery for hops. As with the nose ever so slight muskiness is observed, some graininess leaving the tongue with a touch of herbal and semi-dry lemon peel. Decent show of hoppiness by style regards.

M: Light mouthful, slippery buttery texture and feel. Carbonation is a bit quiet, would of benefited with a bit more crispness but seems to fair well with a lazy, laid back attitude perfect for sippin on the cot.

O: Overall not a bad tasting beer, certainly not a Belgian style or yeasty, but as a stand alone entry level light sippin tweener will suffice for one or two. Bought as a part of a sampler pack. average all around.

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Photo of ckollias
3.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a light golden hue with a huge, white, 4-finger head that slowly dissipates down the side of the glass ending in a solid lace.

S: Not much of a nose – light grains, malt, and hops.

T: Very light and slightly sweet. Like the nose – there’s just not a lot of flavor here. Grainy middle with hints of honey in the background.

M: Thin body and medium carbonation.

O: Not totally disappointing but nothing I would grab again.

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Photo of happygnome
3.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

picked this up in what i thought was a mixed six...i was wrong

a: pours a golden color with about about a quarter inch of white head that disappears quickly leaving only a trace of lace around the edge of the glass and a touch in the middle of the beer. there are a lot of carbonation bubbles rising to the top of the beer throughout the tasting

s: lemony sweet aroma there is merely a hint of citrusy hop bitterness to balance

t: lemony sweet flavor, hop balance is not really detectable in the flavor

m: light bodied beer, average carbonation

overall, this is a decent beer but not one that i will get again

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Photo of keethrax
3.07/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Apperance: Crystal clear yellow pour with a decent quantity of fairly creamy head. The head didn't last too long though. But it hung around for at least a little while.

Smell: Honey + grass. Maybe hints of herbal hops in there somewhere, but definitely well behind the other two.

Taste: Honey comes out and hits you in the face a bit. Still grassy. Some malt, and now the hops are somewhat more prominent (but still a bit role). Some lemony citrus. And a pleasant earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light. Maybe a little shy on the carbonation.

Overall: Another Horny Goat offering that I don't mind drinking but likely won't purchase again. Not bad, just so many better options.

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Photo of Tone
3.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, straw color. 3/4 inch head of a white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of pale malt, hint of wheat, rice, and a hint of hops. Fits the style of a Light Lager. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of rice, pale malt, hint of hop, and a hint of sweet malt. Overall, decent appearance, aroma, and blend for a Light Lager, but the bottle clearly states Blonde Ale, and is therefore a poor American Blonde Ale.

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Photo of climax
3.11/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I'll thought a horny blonde sounded nice...

This blonde, despite being a lager and not a blonde ale, actually looks pretty attractive. It pours a bubbly bright gold with a surprisingly tall eggshell white head. The retention is excellent.

I'm hoping that the beer isn't hopeless after my first whiff. It smells like fizzy foam, with fleeting dashes of lemon, crackers, and a dash of skunk. It is better than a macro aroma despite it's relative lack of passion.

It's got enough flavor to keep me interested. Slight bitterness from noble hops keep things earthy and slightly bitter from beginning to end. A bit of diacetyl and lemon peel accent the dry flavor.

The feel is pretty silky and finishes nice and dry. The carbonation isn't in the mouth as it is visually.

It's really pretty smooth, and it's got more flavor (especially hops) than I was anticipating. So for that, I give it credit. It's not an award winner, but it is gone in 2 minutes, and that certainly aids in it's overall impression.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bright golden color with a bit of haziness from some light sediment. A quarter inch head of off white foam is on top,but quickly fades. Brussels lacing. Aroma is of light malt,rice, and perhaps some faint bittering hops. Flavor is light malt,rice, and some faint Saaz hops. This beer is daily light in body and fairly crisp.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.16/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Clear light straw color. Fizzy white head that leaves a wisp. Decent lacing.

Aroma: Cereal grains, malt, honey.

Taste: A metallic tang gives way to a cereal grain body with some malt sweetness. The honey is a nice touch.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, almost sticky.

Overall: Not offensive, but I've had this style before and it comes off as sweetened cereal. Honey Bunches of Oats?

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not as horrible as the label looks or the beer sounds. Pours a clear brilliant golden color with a bright white head, forms thin speckled lacing as it dwindles. Aroma has light biscuit malts with a light herbal hop in the back end, nothing overtly sweet or offensive here. Flavor has a creamy malts sweetness, with massive cereal notes and a bit of cooked veggie. Light herbal hops in the back end with some dry yeast cake chalkiness. Mouthfeel is light bodied with ample carbonation, a bit fizzy and a bit yellow nothing markedly better than anything mainstream or worse than anything out there that is super craft. Overall, it was bearable but nothing really exciting or well executed as a honey blonde lager.

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Photo of powerss13
3.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

ST: Bottle poured into glass

A: Bright golden color. good head and lacing

S: Very light aroma, not much to it.

T: Better than what I was expecting from the smell. Pretty decent flavor for a light blonde lager. Definitely would consider this as a starter in craft beers for those who only drink BMC.

MF: Light and easy to drink. Doesn't linger around

O: For such a light beer, it still has decent flavor that is certainly better than BMC. Again, if you know someone looking to get into craft beers, but are scared of the heavy flavors, this is a good start.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.2/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Horny Goat Horny Blond

LOOK: pale yellow, perfectly clear brew. Carbonation rising actively from the bottom.

AROMA: clean lager yeast, faint malt sweetness and the suggestions of honey oat cereal.

TASTE: bready, lager yeast characteristics. There is a mild honey grain sweetness and a ghost hop bitterness. the brew has a more or less even balance. Mellow but agreeable flavor. Light to medium yet thin bodied, semi crisp, alittle loose but alriight.

Affordable and inoffensive, this lager is a serviceable beer. Could be paired with just about anything, and would go just fine along with greasy bar food or lighter seafood dishes.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear gold color with a medium white head.

Nose is an assertive banana/peach/yeast. Smells more like a Belgian ale than a blonde lager.

Medium bodied with a mouthfeel that is clean, fresh, crisp and with a citrus character.

Flavors are medium to big yeasty white bread with bitter grapefruit flavors and undertones.

Finish is a pleasant grapefruit-pine.

This is a very simple but well made beer and is extremely drinkable and would likely be pleasant for most. I'm a fan of much bigger beers and of extreme beers. Yet, this one, as simple as it is, was quite pleasant and appealing.

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Photo of Brian_L-2056
3.3/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Nice, clean, crisp tasting blond lager with light finish. Pours light golden color, with thin, pale white head. Very little carbonation so might appear a little flat. Plenty of initial flavor with smooth slightly dry finish. Could drink this all day long, unfortunately it just doesn't quite separate itself from others as far as taste, but all in all a good beer.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.33/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear brillant medium yellow with some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall bright white head that reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate amounts of sweet grainy malts (possible adjunct malts), honey, and just a hint of grassy hops.

T: There is a sweet cereal grain (and hints of adjunct malts) along with some honey. There is a light amount of grassy hops and very light amounts of bitterness.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Easy to drink and enjoyable, this is a very sessionable beer that you could drink all day long - this tastes more like a blonde ale than a light lager.

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Photo of witster18
3.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Was about to brew a lighter blonde ale in this srm 3 range, so I picked up a bunch of different varieties for inspiration. This was my favorite, surprisingly. It was one of the lighter offerings, but it had that something different that kept me going back to it. It pours light gold with a .5" head that dissipates rather quickly but has nice lacing and a brisk, spritzy inner-carb... tastes like a decent macro lager with a nice funky yeast-kick. It's a weird almost cloying sour/sweet funk to it that makes it original and interesting. Let's face it - this style is hard to make interesting, but that yeast funkiness going on doesn't taste like a paulaner, but it does kinda remind of that original-funk quality that's nice and it does set this apart in a usually boring/bland category. It might be slightly under-rated here. Slightly. A good summer beer. Beef it up with a bit of grain of paradise bite and you'd have yourself a winner. And get rid of the twist offs - pls. don't like buying bottles I can't recycle for homebrews.

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Photo of Ricochet
3.41/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Light gold, a bit cloudy, very fizzy, good head went quick, good lace
S: Candy like fruit scent and grain. Average for style.
M: Light bitter on the edge of tongue . Sticky sweet. Mild foam.
T: Sweet. Honey as advertised. Odd slight rubber note doesn't detract. Cooked grain in the center. Lemon bitter slight.

O: Pleasant drink, good alternative to the BMC, but still a bit plain.

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Photo of facundoCNB
3.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a cloudy yellow with a slight bit of foam around the edge of the glass. smells of pilsner malt, lemongrass, very sweet. the flavor is much like the smell..very basic with a slight bit of pilsner taste to it.. has a very bready aftertaste. light-medium in body, low carbonation for the style. nothing impressive here.. good starter beer for those who only drink pbr, miller, and bud (taking into consideration unless you're at least 50 you don't bother with coors anymore, and that would be coors original not light)

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Photo of jwc215
3.43/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden with a thick creamy head that leaves lacing.

The smell is grainy - not much, but not unpleasant.

The taste is of grain with a touch of lemon. Basic, inoffensive and refreshing. Crisp finish.

It is smooth with a creamy finish. Has a nice body to it for the style.

This isn't bad for what it is. It's probably brewed for the macro-lager, and it's better than most in that class. It's not a bad "lawn-mower" beer.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.53/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As usual with horny blondes, this one was suddenly calling over to me, so it was an easy pick up. She has a nice top, with just a bit of good head. She has a taste you can't complain about, unless you were looking for something a bit more serious, but with a horny blonde, you shouldn't expect an intellectual experience.

This blonde doesn't get down and dirty but I am sure you could make up for that by doing it all night long. Hopefully the horns won't wear off, but I think I might get tired of it and want something with more character.

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Horny Goat Horny Blonde from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.