Horny Goat Watermelon Wheat - Horny Goat Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Stinkypuss:
3.33/5 rDev +5.7%
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
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3.61/5 rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
So, what flavor is more identifiable with summer than watermelon? The answer; likely none. So why are brewers so slow to come about a "watermelon beer" where the fruit and ambition is seemingly everywhere? It takes the wily brewers of Horney Goat to showcase the finesse of the fruit but in ale form.
With no hint of watermelon to its appearance, the American pale wheat beer carries a light haze into its pale straw hue. But once the nose draws near... there it is- watermelon! True in its natural form, that succulent aroma invites the first taste in rapid succession. Sweetened with grain, wheat and and mild toast; notions of light bread, savory toast and fresh-kilned grain gives a cereal taste early on.
As the watermelon simmers beneath, the middle palate opens with a mild lemony tang to complement the toasty, bready center. Where the flavor of the distinctive melon is present, it does so without the associated sweetness of the fruit to render it more natural in taste and less candied.
Crisp and grainy, the ale thoroughly quenches the thirst with its medium-light body that trends drier and more refreshing as it nears finish. Its playful acidity keeps the palate refreshed beyond that of its light grain astringency and tepid hop bite. But once the memory of the taste has passed, another wave of whole-grain wheat and watermelon come rushing back to reward the palate one last time in a charming afterglow.
Where the watermelon fruit is rarely considered seductive, it turns out that the palate is smitten by the melon taste of this beer. The bottom of this glass came way too soon!
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2014 16:05:06 | More by BEERchitect
3.25/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Appearance is a cloudy light pink color with a small head
Aroma is faint grain and watermelon. Has a watered down smell.
Taste is the same. You get the watermelon but its in the background.
It tastes like drinking watered down watermelon juice.
Mouthfeel is medium with no great lingering flavors.
Not complex, not even really that good but I'm glad I tried it.
Serving type: can
06-28-2014 15:21:29 | More by zookerman182
Horny Goat Watermelon Wheat from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.