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Horny Goat Oktoberfest - Horny Goat Brewing Co.

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Horny Goat OktoberfestHorny Goat Oktoberfest

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22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.15
pDev: 21.9%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 10-10-2010)
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Reviews by FickleBeast:
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New Jersey

2.55/5  rDev -19%

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.

09-30-2011 04:45:18 | More by FickleBeast
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South Dakota

3.25/5  rDev +3.2%

12-27-2013 15:49:34 | More by SD-Alefan
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3.03/5  rDev -3.8%

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.

02-22-2011 16:01:37 | More by richkrull
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3.33/5  rDev +5.7%

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.

08-27-2011 01:27:32 | More by WoodBrew
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1.93/5  rDev -38.7%

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.

10-10-2010 23:49:03 | More by BeerFMAndy
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08-25-2013 00:31:35 | More by jaydoc
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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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2.81/5  rDev -10.8%

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.

09-07-2013 21:39:28 | More by JuicesFlowing
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1.4/5  rDev -55.6%

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.

12-02-2010 03:12:10 | More by crossovert
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2.88/5  rDev -8.6%

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.

07-29-2013 21:52:00 | More by Stinkypuss
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3.3/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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New Jersey

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Horny Goat Oktoberfest from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
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