Horny Goat Horny Blonde | Horny Goat Brewing Co.

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Horny Goat Horny BlondeHorny Goat Horny Blonde

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

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of Duff_Light
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can. Easy drinking ale. Straw colored, bright fruit on nose, peach stands out to me, with fruit on the palate and a little like a belgium pale ale with a nice little bitterness on finish. At 5% abv and only 8 bucks for a 6 pack, an easy beer to kick back with on a lazy sunny day.

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Photo of ordybill
3.9/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear bright gold color with a small white head. The aroma is malt with some hops in the background. the taste is malt and grain. Overall, a good beer.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.34/5  rDev +35.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

As promised, the CAN review gets top billing in this rare opportunity to review a CAN vs a bottle on the same day at the same time. The CANQuest (tm) is paramount in such instCANces and so we proceed acCANdingly. The approved pic is of a bottle, but if you CAN get a CAN, take note of how much better the graphics look on an aluminum cylinder! CANs win that test every time.

From the CAN: "Drink Responsibly"; "Brewed [overlain on an outline of WisCANsin]"; "Carefull Crafted[,] Famously Fun."; "Bright Blonde Lager"; "This beer is brewed to be clean and crisp with the hops slightly edging out the malt on the taste. A generous addition of German hops will leave the finish quite dry which is accentuated by the softness on the palate given by the white wheat. Horny Blonde took Silver in the Premium Lager [CAN]tegory at the famous Great International Beer Festival in 2012." Don't get that on the bottle's label!

The Crack! revealed that the Goat squirts! I got a spray across my fingertips before I playfully turned her upside-down for an inverted Glug. She giggled and gave me just under three fingers of head before falling back down. The color struck me as being just a shade lighter than from a bottle, like Straw-Yellow (SRM = > 2, < 4), but still with NE-quality clarity. Nose held a little more intensity in terms of the honey-like sweetness, but it was still clearly a bready lager. Mouthfeel was slightly fuller, medium-to-full, but not quite creamy, unlike the Goat's thighs. The taste was somehow fresher, more pronounced than from the bottle. Here, I was able to taste the grassiness of the aforementioned German hops. Finish was semi-dry to dry with the hops actually asserting themselves at the end. Once more, CANs win! Yay!

Well now, between my (recently departed for the winter) local, in-person trader, tone77 and I, this is the rare opportunity to do a back-to-back bottle vs. CAN review! I am going to start with the bottle and push its review to the bottom so that the CAN review (the more important of the two) will be on top and immediately visible to those with an interest in The CANQuest (tm).

From the bottle: "Bright Blonde Lager"; "Craft Brewed in Wisconsin"; The Goat depicted has horns, blonde hair, long eyelashes and large (ahem!) udders. At first, I thought that the Goat was in drag, but females may also sport horns. Fair dinkum! Although, if it is mating season, I will not be around.

I Pop!ped the cap since I, too, was becoming Horny thinking about Blondes & such. A gentle pour created a foamy finger of bone-white head that quickly fizzled out of existence. Color was Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 -5) with NE-quality clarity and the Gelt Gang showed up to get their hands on this Blonde! I have not seen Mammon, Croesus & Midas act this way in a while, but they were definitely up to their old tricks. Nose had a malty, bready smell and I was ready for something to wash out the taste of Horny Goat Exposed. Mouthfeel was medium. Taste was clean, bready with a honey-like flavor that bespeaks adjunct-free lager. Think toast drizzled with honey to get an idea. Me likee! Finish was in that twilight zone between semi-sweet & semi-dry. It finished clean, refreshing and a definite CANdidate for the summertime cooler (I think. CAN review is next.).

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Photo of dacrza1
2.31/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Date: August 9, 2015... Glassware: Cleveland Browns pilsner... Occasion: post geocaching relaxation after my birthday... Appearance: pale, tawny body with large bubbles throughout; white, spongy head that has solid retention and maintains a cloudlike ring--surprisingly alluring ...Aroma: nice wheaty esters hover over some pale hops and lager malts--tough to actually hone in on a predominant scent; some oddball spiciness--not clove or corn, but off-kilter... Palate: oily, thick and coating despite its purported blondness... medium-bodied, somewhat refreshing and somewhat substantial... Taste: slight bitterness, with some sweetness as well; honey and bready malts are the distinguishing features; overall, a nondescript lager with little to suggest its blond aspects... Overall: not much difference between the Horny Goats I have had...maybe the others in the summer can mix pack can separate from the others; does it at least refresh on a nice summer afternoon? perhaps, but I would not seek this out again...

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Photo of Brian_L-2056
3.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Nice, clean, crisp tasting blond lager with light finish. Pours light golden color, with thin, pale white head. Very little carbonation so might appear a little flat. Plenty of initial flavor with smooth slightly dry finish. Could drink this all day long, unfortunately it just doesn't quite separate itself from others as far as taste, but all in all a good beer.

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Photo of witster18
3.39/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Was about to brew a lighter blonde ale in this srm 3 range, so I picked up a bunch of different varieties for inspiration. This was my favorite, surprisingly. It was one of the lighter offerings, but it had that something different that kept me going back to it. It pours light gold with a .5" head that dissipates rather quickly but has nice lacing and a brisk, spritzy inner-carb... tastes like a decent macro lager with a nice funky yeast-kick. It's a weird almost cloying sour/sweet funk to it that makes it original and interesting. Let's face it - this style is hard to make interesting, but that yeast funkiness going on doesn't taste like a paulaner, but it does kinda remind of that original-funk quality that's nice and it does set this apart in a usually boring/bland category. It might be slightly under-rated here. Slightly. A good summer beer. Beef it up with a bit of grain of paradise bite and you'd have yourself a winner. And get rid of the twist offs - pls. don't like buying bottles I can't recycle for homebrews.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.15/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bright golden color with a bit of haziness from some light sediment. A quarter inch head of off white foam is on top,but quickly fades. Brussels lacing. Aroma is of light malt,rice, and perhaps some faint bittering hops. Flavor is light malt,rice, and some faint Saaz hops. This beer is daily light in body and fairly crisp.

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Photo of d3hilton
4/5  rDev +25%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Not usually a fan of lagers but this one has a good flavor with a touch of hops on the back of your tounge. Smells of a wheat beer. Maintains a smooth flavor even as the bottle warmed unlike a real hoppy beer... Pairs good with a beef dish like steak...

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Photo of Tone
3.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, straw color. 3/4 inch head of a white color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of pale malt, hint of wheat, rice, and a hint of hops. Fits the style of a Light Lager. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of rice, pale malt, hint of hop, and a hint of sweet malt. Overall, decent appearance, aroma, and blend for a Light Lager, but the bottle clearly states Blonde Ale, and is therefore a poor American Blonde Ale.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.16/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Clear light straw color. Fizzy white head that leaves a wisp. Decent lacing.

Aroma: Cereal grains, malt, honey.

Taste: A metallic tang gives way to a cereal grain body with some malt sweetness. The honey is a nice touch.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, almost sticky.

Overall: Not offensive, but I've had this style before and it comes off as sweetened cereal. Honey Bunches of Oats?

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Photo of powerss13
3.18/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

ST: Bottle poured into glass

A: Bright golden color. good head and lacing

S: Very light aroma, not much to it.

T: Better than what I was expecting from the smell. Pretty decent flavor for a light blonde lager. Definitely would consider this as a starter in craft beers for those who only drink BMC.

MF: Light and easy to drink. Doesn't linger around

O: For such a light beer, it still has decent flavor that is certainly better than BMC. Again, if you know someone looking to get into craft beers, but are scared of the heavy flavors, this is a good start.

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Photo of jwc215
3.43/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours golden with a thick creamy head that leaves lacing.

The smell is grainy - not much, but not unpleasant.

The taste is of grain with a touch of lemon. Basic, inoffensive and refreshing. Crisp finish.

It is smooth with a creamy finish. Has a nice body to it for the style.

This isn't bad for what it is. It's probably brewed for the macro-lager, and it's better than most in that class. It's not a bad "lawn-mower" beer.

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Photo of facundoCNB
3.42/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

a cloudy yellow with a slight bit of foam around the edge of the glass. smells of pilsner malt, lemongrass, very sweet. the flavor is much like the smell..very basic with a slight bit of pilsner taste to it.. has a very bready aftertaste. light-medium in body, low carbonation for the style. nothing impressive here.. good starter beer for those who only drink pbr, miller, and bud (taking into consideration unless you're at least 50 you don't bother with coors anymore, and that would be coors original not light)

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Photo of Ricochet
3.41/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Light gold, a bit cloudy, very fizzy, good head went quick, good lace
S: Candy like fruit scent and grain. Average for style.
M: Light bitter on the edge of tongue . Sticky sweet. Mild foam.
T: Sweet. Honey as advertised. Odd slight rubber note doesn't detract. Cooked grain in the center. Lemon bitter slight.

O: Pleasant drink, good alternative to the BMC, but still a bit plain.

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Photo of ckollias
3.03/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a light golden hue with a huge, white, 4-finger head that slowly dissipates down the side of the glass ending in a solid lace.

S: Not much of a nose – light grains, malt, and hops.

T: Very light and slightly sweet. Like the nose – there’s just not a lot of flavor here. Grainy middle with hints of honey in the background.

M: Thin body and medium carbonation.

O: Not totally disappointing but nothing I would grab again.

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Photo of schoolboy
3.53/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As usual with horny blondes, this one was suddenly calling over to me, so it was an easy pick up. She has a nice top, with just a bit of good head. She has a taste you can't complain about, unless you were looking for something a bit more serious, but with a horny blonde, you shouldn't expect an intellectual experience.

This blonde doesn't get down and dirty but I am sure you could make up for that by doing it all night long. Hopefully the horns won't wear off, but I think I might get tired of it and want something with more character.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear brillant medium yellow with some light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall bright white head that reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate amounts of sweet grainy malts (possible adjunct malts), honey, and just a hint of grassy hops.

T: There is a sweet cereal grain (and hints of adjunct malts) along with some honey. There is a light amount of grassy hops and very light amounts of bitterness.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Easy to drink and enjoyable, this is a very sessionable beer that you could drink all day long - this tastes more like a blonde ale than a light lager.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.18/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not as horrible as the label looks or the beer sounds. Pours a clear brilliant golden color with a bright white head, forms thin speckled lacing as it dwindles. Aroma has light biscuit malts with a light herbal hop in the back end, nothing overtly sweet or offensive here. Flavor has a creamy malts sweetness, with massive cereal notes and a bit of cooked veggie. Light herbal hops in the back end with some dry yeast cake chalkiness. Mouthfeel is light bodied with ample carbonation, a bit fizzy and a bit yellow nothing markedly better than anything mainstream or worse than anything out there that is super craft. Overall, it was bearable but nothing really exciting or well executed as a honey blonde lager.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Horny Goat Horny Blond

LOOK: pale yellow, perfectly clear brew. Carbonation rising actively from the bottom.

AROMA: clean lager yeast, faint malt sweetness and the suggestions of honey oat cereal.

TASTE: bready, lager yeast characteristics. There is a mild honey grain sweetness and a ghost hop bitterness. the brew has a more or less even balance. Mellow but agreeable flavor. Light to medium yet thin bodied, semi crisp, alittle loose but alriight.

Affordable and inoffensive, this lager is a serviceable beer. Could be paired with just about anything, and would go just fine along with greasy bar food or lighter seafood dishes.

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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.97/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served in a pilsner glass.

L - clear yellow color with a bright white head that became a thin layer with lots of bubbles rising from the bottom, lacing was thin and minimal.

S - malty with a trace of grassiness.

T - crisp, clean taste upfront with a pilsner-like taste on the finish.

F - light/medium bodied with a crisp and refreshing feel.

O - a good tasting beer that's easy to drink.

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Photo of JimmyPage
4.63/5  rDev +44.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pulled from a sampler and poured into a pint

Poured a perfect head with good lacing

Malty some busciut

The inital taste is malt. very smooth, malt gives way to a slight hop bite, finish dry extermely refreshing

Perfect balance on the mouthfeel This is not a world style lager Much fuller body

I love this beer. It is a extremley refreshing lager. There is the perfect amount of hop presence and mouthfeel.

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Photo of BDIMike
3.73/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark golden color that looks a lot less bubbly and clear as most light lagers, which is a good thing. A thin white head dissipates almost immediately.
Smell has a nice clean biscuit smell. Very fresh wheat and a clean hop smell. Nothing crazy, but nice.
Taste has a clean wheat start. There is a bit of a hop tinge, too, which gives it a bit of a taste.
Mouthfeel has a bit of a thickness, but a very crisp shot at the front of the tongue. Very refreshing feel, which is perfect for a light lager.
Drinkability is very good on this beer. It has a high ABV and a much better taste than most light lagers. If someone is looking to slug beers all day long, but not compromise taste, this is a great choice!

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Photo of keethrax
3.07/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Apperance: Crystal clear yellow pour with a decent quantity of fairly creamy head. The head didn't last too long though. But it hung around for at least a little while.

Smell: Honey + grass. Maybe hints of herbal hops in there somewhere, but definitely well behind the other two.

Taste: Honey comes out and hits you in the face a bit. Still grassy. Some malt, and now the hops are somewhat more prominent (but still a bit role). Some lemony citrus. And a pleasant earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Light. Maybe a little shy on the carbonation.

Overall: Another Horny Goat offering that I don't mind drinking but likely won't purchase again. Not bad, just so many better options.

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Photo of Gavage
2.63/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: pours a clear golden yellow color with a 1/2" head that breaks apart immediately.

Smell: some honey sweetness and grass is all you can detect.

Taste: mild malt profile. Grass, honey, golden apples and a bit of bitterness creates a dull beer.

Mouthfeel: lightly crisp throughout. Basically a clean aftertaste too.

Overall: this has an overall fake flavor about it. This one comes across as just another macro type beer for the masses. Skip this one.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Brilliant clarity of blonde-gold coloring shows a moderately paced and spaced array of effervesce. The head is a thin frothy covering that needs help in retention with a minimal show of lace. I generally like my blondes dirty (hazy with protien).

S: Soft fresh hopping, fresh greenery and pilsner grains. Soft muskiness of oranges and lemons lies beneath.

T: Honey malt with a light zing of lemon and fresh greenery for hops. As with the nose ever so slight muskiness is observed, some graininess leaving the tongue with a touch of herbal and semi-dry lemon peel. Decent show of hoppiness by style regards.

M: Light mouthful, slippery buttery texture and feel. Carbonation is a bit quiet, would of benefited with a bit more crispness but seems to fair well with a lazy, laid back attitude perfect for sippin on the cot.

O: Overall not a bad tasting beer, certainly not a Belgian style or yeasty, but as a stand alone entry level light sippin tweener will suffice for one or two. Bought as a part of a sampler pack. average all around.

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