Horny Goat Oktoberfest - Horny Goat Brewing Co.

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76
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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.23
pDev: 15.79%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Horny Goat Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Märzen / Oktoberfest |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 10-10-2010

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Ratings: 58 | Reviews: 16
Reviews by BeerFMAndy:
Photo of BeerFMAndy
2.01/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint. No date or info.

The masochist in me began doing cartwheels when I saw this in the singles section of the new Woodman's by my house today. Siiigh.

A - Crystal clear and golden amber orange in color with lots of carbonation. A stiff two-finger, off-white head has good retention with some decent lace left behind.

S - Caramel and Vienna malts start it off the right way. Maybe this won't be so bad. It's got a follow-up of mineral water that isn't entirely appealing though. Just a touch of floral hops. Not bad, but very average.

T - Now THIS is the Horny Goat I know: Tinny, downright metallic flavors overwhelm everything and are incredibly off-putting. It overshadows the lightly toasted Vienna malts in the background. Slightly medicinal hints as well. Just awful.

M - Crisp and smooth with a dry and metallic finish that lingers and gives the feeling of chewing on aluminum foil. Ugh.

D - It started out ok! While I shouldn't be surprised at it's outcome, I was half hoping it was decent like their Red Vixen. Unfortunately it's completely undrinkable for how metallic it is. Drain pour.

More User Reviews:
Photo of richkrull
3.03/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Picked this one up at HyVee in Madison in the $1 bin. Might be a little past it's prime, but I haven't had it so I figured I'd give it a shot.

Poured an orangish amber color with a good amount of head on it.

The smell was pretty weak overall. But there was some caramel in there.

Taste was pretty average. Not bad though.

Mouthfeel was a little off. Can't put my finger on it but it wasn't the smoothest drinking beer.

I'll give this beer another shot this fall when it's fresh. As it was, I could have drank a few more without a problem, but it's probably better when it's fresh.

Photo of Drew03cmc
3.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Not a bad beer, but probably won't buy it again.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

OOOHHH MEEE SOOO HORNY!!! The horny goat octoberfest is much better than the D rating that is currently presented on BA in my opinion. The appearance is a nice amber with thin white head that didnt lace all that well. Smells typical of most octoberfests....sweet malt, etc. The taste was heavy with the sweet malt and was quite nice. The mouthfeel was smoot and well worth the try.

Photo of tone77
3.06/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a dark bronze color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very mild, a bit of malts. Taste has some toasted malts, not much else. If a light version of this style were made, I imagine it would taste something like this. Feels watery in the mouth and overall, nothing offensive here, but just a bland and boring beer.

Photo of Samp01
3.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

16oz can. Pours a clear rusty amber with a medium off white head. Aroma and Taste is sweet toasted barley, grains, some yeast and fruity notes. Palate is a medium body with mild carbonation. Finish is sweet toasted malt, yeast and fruity, some light grassy notes, mild bitterness. Nothing really stand out here,tends to be on the sweet side but still a pleasant drinking brew for the style.

Photo of EgadBananas
2/5  rDev -38.1%

Dark caramel color, beige head. Somewhat sweet nose, but somewhat plastic-y and mineral-y. There's a fair amount of noble hop taste that's almost minty, with a astringent malt backbone. Medium body, but a bit creamier than I like my Oktoberfest lagers. It was kinda a mess. Glad I was able to share the whole 4 pack with coworkers and not be stuck with any.

Photo of JuicesFlowing
2.82/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: A normal caramel copper color. A cream colored head recedes to a light film, a few splotches of lacing.

Aroma: Malty, faint sweet caramel, crackers.

Taste: More on the cracker toasted bread side of things, some sweetness from malts.

Mouthfeel: Slightly dry, carbonated.

Overall: There's just something off about this.

Photo of crossovert
1.39/5  rDev -57%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

12 oz twist off.

It pours a clearish amber with a fizzy white head.

It doesn't have a smell.

It tastes like bad cornbread.

The mouthfeel is thin and watery.

Drinkability is bad, glad I only have 1 bottle.

This is an oktoberfest? I almost mistakened it for Natty Light Oktoberfest Edition.

Photo of Stinkypuss
2.9/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

LOOK: 12 oz twist off cap. Pours a light orange copper color with a white head that recedes to a ring. Clarity is decent with this German style lager. About par for the course on the look, retention being a bit low however.

SMELL: White bread, grains, and alittle caramel going on in the nose. Has a generic beer aroma aside from light caramel on the back end.

TASTE: Upfront there is some toasty malt and caramel, tasting like a light American take on an Oktoberfest. Little to no hop profile, there is a faint bitterness, maybe the slightest citrus and finishes bittersweet, mostly sweet. Toffee flavor hides in the background, along with some buttery diacetyl.

FEEL: A light body and medium carbonation on this brew. A bit thin and watery, and the finish lacks a true malty ending.

OVERALL: This is a more mainstream take on the style, but is not terribly different from a lot of others on the market. One of the better offerings from the Horny goat line, this is OK.

Photo of IronLover
3.31/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Golden honey orange in color with a slight chill haze. Poured with a short, soapy white foam that reduced to a wispy cap and left wet lacings on the glass. Grain and light toasted bread aromas up front with sweet malt and buttery aromas at the back end. On the lighter side of medium bodied with a thin buttery feel up front with assertive carbonation through the middle. Grainy toasted malt flavor throughout with buttery flavors in the middle and floral hop bitterness from the middle to the end. Finishes crisply but not cleanly with a buttered toast finish.

Photo of FickleBeast
2.56/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Pours a robust brown coloer with a full finger of off white foam. Aroma is a bit off, there is a some sourness in the nose.

First sip is.... not great. There is a sour/lactic off flavor, with a bid of a metallic aftertaste. It has a lingering harsh aftertaste. There is no crisp finish, or malty sweet flavor. It just tastes off.

I was a bit skeptical when I saw the branding of this beer, and unfortunately the beer lived up to my impressions. Glad I only bought a single.

Photo of chefhatt
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Its a good and malty marzen.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.47/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

my first beer from these guys. first impression is that this may be a little gimmicky, labeling and all look pretty goofy. the beer is crystal clear and looks exactly the right color, orange rusty with a white head on it. the smell is a little bland, but its the right munich type malts and plenty of lager yeast doughy aromas. the flavor is real clean in the back for how much malt sweetness it first presents. notes of maple syrup and yellow squash are there, and a slight tinny metallic property where hops should be as it finishes. not the most artfully made example of the style out there on the market, but a reasonable beer overall. a good gateway craft type, its familiar enough to BMC guys but definitely a step up. still not particularly impressed, but its cool to see something from these guys for sale in colorado now.

Photo of JParlow
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%

A fair type; a little watery.

Photo of jzlyo
3.04/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is bread and very light citrus/fruit notes. The flavor is bread, slight fruit notes, mild spice notes and a tangy/tart finish.

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Horny Goat Oktoberfest from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.