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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Added by BeerFMAndy on 01-23-2010

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

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3.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear gold color with a medium white head.

Nose is an assertive banana/peach/yeast. Smells more like a Belgian ale than a blonde lager.

Medium bodied with a mouthfeel that is clean, fresh, crisp and with a citrus character.

Flavors are medium to big yeasty white bread with bitter grapefruit flavors and undertones.

Finish is a pleasant grapefruit-pine.

This is a very simple but well made beer and is extremely drinkable and would likely be pleasant for most. I'm a fan of much bigger beers and of extreme beers. Yet, this one, as simple as it is, was quite pleasant and appealing.

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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3.33/5  rDev +7.4%
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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3.75/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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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.).

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3.68/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.18/5  rDev +2.6%
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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3.25/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

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3.08/5  rDev -0.6%
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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3.43/5  rDev +10.6%
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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2.63/5  rDev -15.2%
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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3.2/5  rDev +3.2%
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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3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

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3/5  rDev -3.2%
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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2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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2.87/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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Horny Goat Horny Blonde from Horny Goat Brewing Co.
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