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Horny Goat Watermelon Wheat - Horny Goat Brewing Co.

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98 Ratings
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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.11
pDev: 19.61%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Horny Goat Brewing Co. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BDIMike on 07-04-2012)
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +42.4%
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
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dpottsy3

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +36.7%

07-25-2013 20:44:36 | More by dpottsy3
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +36.7%

08-03-2013 20:05:20 | More by jaydoc
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themind

New Jersey

4.11/5  rDev +32.2%
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
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +31.8%
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
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MKMW


4/5  rDev +28.6%

07-07-2012 01:45:35 | More by MKMW
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +28.6%

06-10-2013 11:49:33 | More by bigfnjoe
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NIURicky

Illinois

4/5  rDev +28.6%

07-02-2014 21:18:19 | More by NIURicky
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pcsnyder

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +28.6%

08-09-2013 16:48:36 | More by pcsnyder
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billbeers

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +28.6%

07-02-2013 15:57:45 | More by billbeers
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BDIMike

Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +23.8%
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
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mkf629

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

10-13-2013 04:01:26 | More by mkf629
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JLaw55

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

07-23-2014 00:21:19 | More by JLaw55
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

06-26-2014 03:18:54 | More by IPAchris
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

06-09-2014 10:13:27 | More by rudabegga9
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einman

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

11-05-2013 01:16:19 | More by einman
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

3.66/5  rDev +17.7%
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
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.61/5  rDev +16.1%
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
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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.61/5  rDev +16.1%
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
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phideltashaggy

Tennessee

3.51/5  rDev +12.9%
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
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erialbill

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

04-06-2014 22:39:25 | More by erialbill
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enelson

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

04-20-2013 19:26:50 | More by enelson
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kkmiller76

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

07-07-2013 00:25:56 | More by kkmiller76
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MarshMan71

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

07-18-2014 20:22:47 | More by MarshMan71
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Tahaelmagbri


3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

07-28-2014 07:52:35 | More by Tahaelmagbri
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Horny Goat Watermelon Wheat from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
73 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.