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 StoutAtTheDevil
3.25/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of paulish
3.25/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 GRG1313
3/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jams1220
2.63/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of cabowski
2.66/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of ldhughes3
2.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of HawbakerBrewery
2.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours to a crystal clear gold, with a thin, white head. Head dissipates very quickly, leaving almost no lacing. Tiny particles are suspended within the clear gold volume. Odor is sour and lightly skunky. The taste is almost identical to the smell. Flavors other than sour and skunk are lacking. Hearty carbonation gives this a heavy feel when swallowed. This one's a belcher. I would compare this to Genessee Cream Ale-which I feel exactly the same way about. Priced too high for the quality. Build your own 6-pack for $7.99

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Photo of SierraFlight
2.42/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into shaker pint. Yellow body with white head and no lace. Aroma is corn, grass, grainy malts. Taste is similar - macro brew flavors of wheat/grain, weak grassy hops, a bit of sweet corn. Medium body, mildly creamy texture, aggressive carbonation, metallic finish.

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Photo of Lager_stout_87
2.39/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jzlyo
2.61/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Aroma is grains, mild/medium sweetness and a small hint of tea. The flavor is very similar to the aroma.

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Photo of Beer4Mike
3/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jjhardy12
4/5  rDev +47.6%

Photo of jacks0n
2/5  rDev -26.2%

Photo of dheldman
1/5  rDev -63.1%

Photo of JimP
2.5/5  rDev -7.7%

It was OK. The sales associate told me that this was similar to Spotted Cow from New Glarus Brewery. He wasn't even close. I could only drink half and threw the rest away. I'm gonna pawn off the rest of my 6 pack to my brothers.

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Photo of RavenForBeer
4/5  rDev +47.6%

Photo of Pens1967
2.75/5  rDev +1.5%

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 JayNat
3.2/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of relynnjr
2.76/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of fossage78
3/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of BeerWithMike
4/5  rDev +47.6%

Sampling right now on 9/12/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 deghrres F in my beer cooler and poured in to a "Horney Goat Brewing Company" pinyt glass. (LOL the name).

Pours a slight hazy straw-yellow in color with a very thin white head. Some spotty lacing is seen when sipped but not a lot. A good amount of sediment is seen in the bottom of the bottle. The aroma is of some sweet citrus and grains for the most part. Pretty much the same for the taste with a very light hoppy finish that doesn't last more than a few seconds. Goes down easy. Overall, it was good.

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Photo of BeccaH
4/5  rDev +47.6%

Photo of Ratten46
2.25/5  rDev -17%

I didn't even finish the bottle. Yeah, it's better than bud light....but that's about it. The rest of it was used for grilling.

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2.71 out of 5 based on 157 ratings.
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