Horny Blonde
Horny Goat Brewing Co.

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From:
Horny Goat Brewing Co.
 
Indiana, United States
Style:
Light Lager
ABV:
5%
Score:
73
Avg:
3.1 | pDev: 16.45%
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
112
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Mar 10, 2018
Added:
Jan 23, 2010
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  29
SCORE
73
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Ratings by drpimento:
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Reviewed by drpimento from Wisconsin

2.6/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
Eh. Poured with decent white head and some lace. Color is a clear amber. Aroma is heavy banana, crackers, biscuit malt. Flavor is similar to aroma. Body is ok and so is carbonation. Finish is like flavor too. The banana thing is too much. Not a session beer.
Apr 14, 2010
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Reviewed by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

3.27/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Cannot tell how fresh this was as there was only a batch number printed on the can. Definitely more malty than hoppy (despite what the description on the contained said). Slightly hazy appearance and an aroma that was suggestive of an ale more so than a lager. Some fruitiness on the nose too.
Mar 10, 2018
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Reviewed by Duff_Light from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%
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.
Apr 08, 2017
 
Rated: 2.54 by Treyscottthomas from Indiana

Mar 07, 2017
 
Rated: 3.13 by prost2hefeweizen from Oklahoma

Apr 23, 2016
 
Rated: 2.87 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Apr 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.28 by Walnut from Missouri

Apr 03, 2016
 
Rated: 2.45 by Millersbrewers from Wisconsin

Mar 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.23 by Rollmeaway2loadout from Illinois

Feb 03, 2016
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Reviewed by ordybill from Georgia

3.9/5  rDev +25.8%
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.
Jan 12, 2016
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev +40%
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.).
Dec 18, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by billyanania from New Jersey

Nov 12, 2015
 
Rated: 3.19 by lemmy187 from Missouri

Oct 26, 2015
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Rated by LarryZ from Illinois

3.55/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Easy drinking with a nice easy taste. You could drink all day or have a few, most beers pick their magic.
Oct 17, 2015
 
Rated: 2.75 by nuebs from South Dakota

Oct 05, 2015
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Rated by DakotaSmith

4.24/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A pretty good beer. It's like a really good coors light
Aug 29, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Aug 27, 2015
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Reviewed by dacrza1 from New Jersey

2.31/5  rDev -25.5%
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...
Aug 10, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Aug 05, 2015
 
Rated: 2.54 by corywalston from North Dakota

Jul 11, 2015
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Reviewed by Brian_L-2056 from West Virginia

3.3/5  rDev +6.5%
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.
Jul 08, 2015
 
Rated: 3.64 by 03fatboy from Wisconsin

Jul 07, 2015
 
Rated: 3.38 by TheRock7755 from Georgia

Jun 11, 2015
 
Rated: 3.68 by WoodBrew from Ohio

May 05, 2015
 
Rated: 3.49 by Nurt20 from Illinois

May 02, 2015
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Rated by TopherBreski from New Jersey

3.09/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Good blonde but not great. Plus I keep getting a ton of head.
Apr 05, 2015
 
Rated: 3.63 by dcjeffreys

Mar 26, 2015
 
Rated: 2.94 by jedk from New Jersey

Mar 22, 2015
 
Rated: 3.22 by Phar0s from Wisconsin

Mar 20, 2015
 
Rated: 2.75 by jkermitj from Mississippi

Feb 23, 2015
 
Rated: 3.61 by Kkosh from Ohio

Feb 22, 2015
 
Rated: 3.08 by Roberto11232 from New York

Jan 10, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by gordonj from Kansas

Dec 06, 2014
 
Rated: 2.84 by WDGBHOPCAST from Illinois

Nov 24, 2014
 
Rated: 1.75 by dheldman from Minnesota

Nov 23, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by Anacross from Oregon

Nov 11, 2014
 
Rated: 2.92 by BennyLo

Nov 04, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by WestHam973 from Illinois

Oct 27, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by SteveJeremy from Connecticut

Oct 17, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by relynnjr from North Carolina

Oct 16, 2014
Horny Blonde from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 73 out of 100 with 146 ratings