Horny Goat Red Vixen | Horny Goat Brewing Co.

Horny Goat Red VixenHorny Goat Red Vixen
BA SCORE
2.85/5
43 Ratings
Horny Goat Red VixenHorny Goat Red Vixen
BEER INFO

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

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Also known as Red Planet

Added by BeerFMAndy on 11-08-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,168
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
43
pDev:
21.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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2/5  rDev -29.8%

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3/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
2.43/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

Poured into a shaker pint glass, in 2014 the beer is called Red Planet.

Look: Very dark amber with a ruby tint. A small cream colored head recedes to a ring of foam around the glass, no film on top or lacing.

Aroma: Strong toffee presence, faint caramel malts, caramel popcorn.

Taste: Trace amounts of malts, grains, and a strange stewed meat and/or brisket finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body with carbonation.

Overall: This beer misses the mark on taste. I've had a very good brown ale with smoked meat notes, but didn't expect it here. This will probably be the last beer from this brewery I ever try. Always disappointed.

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2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

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4/5  rDev +40.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

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3.55/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Don't get me wrong, this is a well crafted beer, but this beer is one that will make me avoid the small Wisconsin breweries. Actually it is the Horny Goat sampler that will do that. I went to Wisconsin last fall and did a lot of beer tasting, but what has been showing up here lately is not as good.

This lager is nice, full bodied vienna style. It's slightly above average in many respects. The taste is nice and rich for the style - thick. The aftertaste is nice too. None of it is too sweet. I will not buy it again, despite the fact that it's pretty good. This is turning me off to Wisconsin beers.

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2.75/5  rDev -3.5%

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2.68/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Served chilled...

A) This was teetering on red. Decent clarity.There was a rather unimpressive half a finger of soapy head that quickly dissolved to a collar. No lacing.

S) Nothing but malt sweetness. Lightly toasted grains and caramel. A very one dimensional aroma.

T) Unfortunately, this follows the nose. Where was the hops. It just needed a little bitterness for balance, some floral or grassy component to keep me interested. Again, this was all about malt sweetness. It did have an okay aftertaste.

M) A lighter body, that seemed under carbonated. It came off more flat than smooth, but overall it was easy drinking from a feel standpoint.

O) This was my first Horny Goat beer, but since my Dad just got a variety pack, I'll likely try a few other selections when I visit. Let me just say, that after drinking this one, the bar has been set rather low. This was not an enjoyable Vienna Lager. A family friend was also drinking a Red Vixen tonight, and he thought my assessment was a bit harsh. He described this as a working man's beer. I responded, a working man deserves better. Sorry, but I cannot recommend this beer.

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3.25/5  rDev +14%

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2.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Horny Goat Red Vixen
Rex Beverage Holdings
Style: Vienna Lager
ABV: 5.40 %

LOOK: Mostly clear copper, foamy head forms and recedes, leaving little to no lace on the glass. Looks like an unassuming lager though a few shades darker than most in this style.

SMELL: Grains, lager yeast, caramel malt, faint flowery hop character and somewhat sweet smelling.

TASTE: Mild fruity twang, light grains, faint biscuity note, caramel, toffee and very small bitterness. Unoffensive is the key word, and this ends up being a serviceable lager beer.

FEEL: Medium bodied, yet thin. Carbonation is fine. Goes down more or less easily.

OVERALL: A decent attempt at the style. Boring, Yes, Bad, No. Just a ho hum lager and a good gateway to budding craft beer lovers.

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3.58/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle served in a pilsner glass.

L - chill hazed amber color with a beige head that settled down to a layer leaving a good deal of lacing.

S - somewhat sweet, almost fruity with some earthy aromas in the background.

T - sweet tasting beer, wheat and berry with no bitterness until the aftertaste.

F - light/medium bodied, crisp and easy to drink.

O - a decent beer for the warmer months.

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3/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev +5.3%

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2.95/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a tulip

A: Slightly cloudy, nice orange color. Pours a fizzy 2 finger head which falls right away. Loose carbonation bubbles.

S: Boozy. A clovey tinge with copper and sweet malt.

T: Lighter than expected for the style. Almost a little bland. Lightly malty. Some grain, over-ripe stone fruit.

M: High, loose carbonation. Alittle watery with a drying note.

D: Not what I expected. Nothing really offensive but not good.

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Horny Goat Red Vixen from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 2.85 out of 5 with 43 ratings
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