Horny Goat Exposed | Horny Goat Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Horny Goat Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States
hornygoatbrewing.com

Style: Cream Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by KarlHungus on 04-21-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
157
Reviews:
50
Avg:
2.71
pDev:
22.14%
 
 
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1
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22
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Photo of dheldman
1/5  rDev -63.1%

Photo of KI9A
1.48/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I can't even bring myself to rate this swill. Terrible attempt at a Saison. My God, it's plain horrible. Tasted like an aborted homebrew...This was a absolute drainpour. The smell is sour, which isn't bad, but, the taste is like a adjunct-corn laced lager, with some kind of funk..not a good funk, mind you, just a nasty, rotten, off flavor.

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Photo of thydarkprevails
1.5/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

In a bar, bottle. Pours a hazy yellow. Inch thick head quickly shrinks. Aroma is apricot, belgian yeast, and bread. Taste is mild and watery for the style. It works because budweiser and miller lite at my other options, otherwise It wouldn’t. Pretty mediocre.

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Photo of woodychandler
1.64/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I am a fan of Horny Goat for some inexplicable reason. I do know that like Atwater, they are very hit-or-miss, but I credit their efforts, plus they CAN many of their beers, which is a selling point for me. Take me or leave me, but that's how I roll.

From the bottle: "Craft Brewed in Wisconsin"; The Goat has ensconced himself in a barrel!

I Pop!ped the cap and began a gentle pour that briefly raised a finger of soapy, bone-white head that quickly fell to wisps. Color was a slightly hazy Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) and since they are only interested in the finest, purest gold, the Gelt Gang of Midas, Mammon & Croesus declined a visit. Nose smelled oddly sharp, slightly sour. Acetaldehyde? Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was fairly sweet, there was a definite corn presence, but the taste was marred. It was not as strong as the nose had led me to expect, but it was not as clean as a Genny Cream Ale, which is what I gather that they were trying to evoke. Finish was, again, sharpish, but difficult to quantify. It really did not hold the same flavor as the nose indicated, but then again, it wasn't quite right, either. I'd put it around semi-dry. Was the yeast overworked? A definite swing & a miss.

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Photo of sendbeer
1.75/5  rDev -35.4%

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1.75/5  rDev -35.4%

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1.75/5  rDev -35.4%

Photo of jacks0n
2/5  rDev -26.2%

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2/5  rDev -26.2%

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2/5  rDev -26.2%

Photo of crobinso
2/5  rDev -26.2%

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2/5  rDev -26.2%

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2/5  rDev -26.2%

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2/5  rDev -26.2%

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2/5  rDev -26.2%

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2/5  rDev -26.2%

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2/5  rDev -26.2%

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2/5  rDev -26.2%

Photo of KarlHungus
2.05/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I hope this is the right place to post this beer. The Horny Goat Brewery website states it is in Milwaukee. The bottle states it is in Stevens Point. BA lists the other Horny Goat beers to be from a marketing company in Onalaska. My guess is that the beer is brewed at the Stevens Point Brewery for the company in Onalaska.

This beer pours a cloudy pale yellow color. The head is a quarter inch in height, and recedes withing seconds into no lacing whatsoever. The aroma is like most generic pseudo craft beer lagers. The is a very faint hint of spice, but I have to work to hard to find it that it isn't enjoyable. The taste has some wheatiness to it, but no spice. It is quite bland too. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with high carbonation. Overall, this is a bad beer. The "brewery's" website calls this beer a saison, so I listed it as one even though it tastes nothing like one. In fact this is the worst saison I've ever had. Perhaps, it is more of an American Pale Wheat Ale, but it would be a bad one of those too. I will certainly never drink this again.

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Photo of beerwolf77
2.11/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into pint glass. Less then a quarter inch of head that dissapated within seconds. Nice golden color cloudy enough to pique my interest.

Smell was faintly sweet a bit of citrus. Yet not very appealing.

Taste wasn't bad but wasn't good either. Maybe a touch of sweetness but no spice. Rather dry. Hardly much flavor to speak of.

Mouthfeel was smooth with a bit of carbonation. Reminds me of any average lite beer.

I guess I could drink a few of these. Only since it's not overly offensive but this is a very boring average beer. Too bad this beer gets so much hype in my area. I had high hopes.

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Photo of goblue3509
2.18/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a light yellow very transparent color with little head and no lacing. The smell is very faint of citrus. The taste is once again very faint and of citrus. There is not a lot going on taste and smell wise. The mouthfeel is moderate to moderately high carbonation. The drinkability is below average, there is nothing there to bring you back. It is weak for a farmhouse ale.

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Photo of matjack85
2.19/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I picked this up at the Binny's store in Plainfield, IL as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99, making it $1.67 for this single 12oz bottle. No freshness date and no information about the beer on the label.

The beer poured a hazy pale yellow color with a ½-finger of white head that dissipated to nothing (not even a rim) in less than 20 seconds. No lacing whatsoever. Not a very pretty beer.

There's not much smell to this. Picking up just a little grain - probably corn and a little wheat.

Weak flavor that's on the grainy side Tastes like corn sweetener, a little lemon citrus, and a mild hop bitterness (13 IBU's).

This is not creamy at all. Light body with low carbonation.

Not much to recommend here. It's drinkable, but not that good of an example of the style.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
2.25/5  rDev -17%

Horny Goat Exposed has a thin, white head, a mostly clear, gold-yellow appearance, lots of strong bubble streams, and a bit of lacing left behind. The aroma is of a slight bit of sweetness and lemon, but there really isn’t much smell. Taste is of sweet, cracker, light malt, slight bitterness, and a touch of sugary cake frosting. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Horny Goat Exposed finishes decently crisp, drinkable, and dull.

RJT

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Photo of bigfnjoe
2.25/5  rDev -17%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Poured from a bottle into a stemless wine glass

A- pours a cloudy shade of yellow with a one finger white head that fades very quickly. The head was a great color, but didn't stick around at all. The beer looks like lemonade. Yikes.

S- slight corny aroma, though it's not very pleasant...true to style, I guess

T- starts a little cloyingly sweet, finish is actually a tad bitter. Tastes a lot like macro swill, to be honest

M- very thin body, moreso than most typical examples of the style

O- just a disastrous cream ale. When done properly, it's a lovely style, but this is just...no

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Photo of d5001986
2.25/5  rDev -17%

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