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Horny Goat Watermelon Wheat - Horny Goat Brewing Co.

Horny Goat Watermelon WheatHorny Goat Watermelon Wheat

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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.28
pDev: 17.99%

Brewed by:
Horny Goat Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Summer

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(Beer added by: BDIMike on 07-04-2012)
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Photo of JohnnyHopps


3.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - The beer was a nice golden straw color with a fluffy white head.

Smell - I actually thought this beer had a pleasant aroma. I got honey out of the aroma more than anything, so the aroma was a little deceiving.

Taste - On the initial taste, I noted candy watermelon. The watermelon notes were far from realistic. This might suggest some type of extract. In the broader picture, I might suggest this beer tastes like a mouth full of watermelon Jolly Ranchers and grass. The sweetness fades in the aftertaste to become more typical of a wheat beer.

Mouthfeel - It tastes like a wheat, but really does not have any thickness. I would go so far as to suggest it to be slightly watery.

Overall - I still have not found a watermelon wheat that I really like.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 21:21:54 | More by JohnnyHopps
Photo of rhoadsrage


2.93/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

(Served in a flute)
A- This beer pours a hazy hint of the lemon yellow body with a thin snow white film supported by a sluggish big carbonation.

S- The clean aroma has a light corn chip hint as it warms.

T- The clean light lagered field corn note leads to a green biter note that lingers. There is a watermelon rind hint that leads to a jolly rancher flavor comes through in the finish.

M- The light mouthfeel has a crisp little fizz in the finish.

O- This beer has an interesting watermelon note but it is a bit harsh in the bitterness in the finish without other flavors to support or cut it.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2013 15:59:26 | More by rhoadsrage
Photo of Cylinsier


4.1/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz.

Pours a light hazy gold, over an inch of white fluffy head dissipates slowly.

Smells of grassy barley malts with a light citrus and mild semi-sweet fruitiness.

Tastes of mild grassy malts, light citrus, and a melon sweetness. A little white grape as well.

Light to medium body with a soft carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

A nice light session-candidate wheat ale, great summer beer, goes down easy, good flavor balance, surprisingly good body. Unless you object to the melon element, this is hard to knock. Not a superstar beer, but well worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 01:12:14 | More by Cylinsier
Photo of Tone


2.89/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy, golden color. One inch head of a white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, pale malt, sugar, and slight hops. Fits the style of an American Pale Wheat Ale. Mouth feel smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of watermelon jolly rancher (not actual watermelon flavor at all), sugar, hint of hops, slight sweet malt, and a hint of wheat. Overall, artificial flavor and no watermelon in the aroma creates a subpar offering.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2013 19:47:45 | More by Tone
Photo of Bosoxfan20


2.89/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a near straw color with a 1 finger off white head that quickly fizzles out. Some soapy lacing, but nothing special to speak of.

S- Grain/wheat malt. Sweet honeydew and watermelon in the finish. The watermelon character doesn't do much to spark my interest.

T- Seems to start off just tasting like run of the mill average wheat beer with sweet malt dominating the flavors, but then a subtle does of melon flavor comes to pass. Slightly bitter finish.

M- Probably the highlight of the beer. Drinkable, light body and refreshing. Carbonation and consistency that I look for in a fruit style ale.

O- Nothing real spectacular here, but not all that bad. I have certainly had better fruit beers, but it was worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 15:31:02 | More by Bosoxfan20
Photo of woodychandler


4.43/5  rDev +35.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I found this Goat hanging out in the cooler at The Friendly Greek yesterday and I figured that he and his Old Lady could help me to beat the heat. I love the label with the Horny Goat hanging out with his Horny Ewe in a watermelon hot tub! Rock on, you two!

From the bottle: "Craft Brewed In Wisconsin"; Beer Brewed with Watermelon Juice".

My initial pour created a two-finger pillow of fluffy, bone-white head with decent retention. Nose had a light scent of watermelon, which was nice, because I have had these types of beers where the watermelon was overpowering. I remember my babysitter neighbor and her friend once doused each other with watermelon perfume before spending the night with my brother and I. Gag-O-Rama! Color was an oh-so-slightly hazy golden-yellow and only King Midas showed any interest. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium and the taste was just right - watermelon, yes, but not cloying or overpowering. It tasted like real watermelon, not something mimicking the flavor that came from a laboratory test tube. Finish was semi-dry and the watermelon taste just kind of lingered, a pleasant reminder of summer days gone by.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 17:27:28 | More by woodychandler
Photo of phideltashaggy


3.51/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass

A-Vaguely Cloudy, very light copper color. Even with a swirl at the bottom of the bottle the white billowy head dissipated quickly. Lacing is present, but fades.

S- Smells like a barely sweet wheat beer, not a lot of fruit, as I was expecting.

T- Hits quickly with a bitter wheat beer taste, then subsides with an almost sour taste at the end. For a brief moment between the initial and final tastes, there's a Jolly Rancher taste, somewhat sweet and somewhat sour.

MF- Thicker than I was expecting from the color. The carbonation is tight bubbles aplenty.

Overall, this is a nice beer. I was expecting something a little too sweet, but I could see myself sessioning a few of these on a hot day. I would like to have another of these sometime soon.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 04:35:21 | More by phideltashaggy
Photo of thecheapies


3.61/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pale yellow-orange/light gold. Some yeasty haze. Laces wonderfully from a fluffy white crown of an inch plus.

Crispy and fresh notes of watermelon rind, pale wheat malts, and creamy yeast. Bright and semi-sweet. One note, but refreshing fruitiness.

Less crisp, but complete with the element of fruit, wheat malts, and hops. Light watermelon that turns from tart to sweeter from start to finish. Decent malty tone with soft wheatiness, but still dry. Seemingly drier with a mild hop bitterness with a hint of spiciness. Perhaps light pine. Much more interesting, if not, still tasty.

Opens with bubbly carbonation that peters out toward the finish. Still burpy. Body is light.

A decent little fruit ale. Best Horny Goat beer I've had thus far.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 16:17:02 | More by thecheapies
Photo of jbdpsu82


2.9/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I bought this simply for the Horny Goat brewery name, and because my girlfriend likes fruity beers. Turns out she hates watermelon, so it fell on me to drink.

Poured a golden, almost greenish, color with a thin head. Smelled a little funky (doubt that's what it was going for), tasted a little funky too. Bland fruity taste. Would not buy again.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2013 17:30:28 | More by jbdpsu82
Photo of Stinkypuss


3.33/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Horny Goat Watermelon Wheat

Pours a peach hued copper with a fizzy white froth that leaves quickly. Aroma of sweet grains and a hint of watermelon, or at least fruit. In the taste, grainy and lightly malty upfront gives way to a definite watermelon note that follows to the finish. The watermelon flavor reminds me of slightly unripe melon. Light to medium bodied, well carbonated yet watery feel. Overall an ambitious beer, that succeeds at its ultimate goal. In the increasingly popular fruit beer genre, this is one of the better watermelon ales I've had to date.

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2013 04:46:53 | More by Stinkypuss
Photo of JuicesFlowing


3.66/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Hazy light honey color. Foamy white head leaves a good film, great lacing.

Aroma: Subdued, wheat, grains, not much watermelon.

Taste: Subdued fruity watermelon coats over a really good wheat body. Really solid wheat, floury grains. Tang and more watermelon in the finish but not overdone.

Mouthfeel: Medoum bodied.

Overall: Nice effort here because the melon is used perfectly.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 18:43:08 | More by JuicesFlowing
Photo of themind

New Jersey

4.11/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Boom! this is a great Watermelon beer! just like Hell or High Watermelon I really enjoy this. Slight watermelon taste compliments the wheat beer. A good summer brew to share with friends. I enjoyed this and would buy again as you can drink one after another.

Bottom Line: Good!

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 00:39:26 | More by themind
Photo of BDIMike


3.85/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden straw color. A good amount of carbonation creates a thin white head that laces throughout the drink.
Aroma is very clean. A nice crisp wheat smell with nice malt backbone.
Taste is very nicely balanced. A good malt and straw wheat base. The watermelon hints come in at the end. They are very undertoned, which is great for someone who isn't a huge fruit beer guy (me).
Mouthfeel is good. A nice amount of thickness and smoothness. Not as crisp as the usual refreshing summer beer.
Drinkability is very good on this beer. A very nice balance and dry finish leaves the palate wanting another sip. Very good beer to complement the summer season.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2012 01:13:04 | More by BDIMike
Horny Goat Watermelon Wheat from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
77 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.