Horny Goat Oktoberfest | Horny Goat Brewing Co.

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Horny Goat OktoberfestHorny Goat Oktoberfest

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Horny Goat Brewing Co.
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
A traditional marzen-style lager. Light in body to increase drinkability at appropriate Oktoberfests. Crafted with you in mind.

Added by BeerFMAndy on 10-10-2010

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Photo of Zimmerman
4.04/5  rDev +36.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light, slightly spiced, well-balanced with some hoppiness and citrus

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Photo of beertraveler08
3.21/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of woodychandler
3.55/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am almost certain that my (usually) local, in-person trader, tone77, dropped this off for me in furtherance of The CANQuest (tm). It is a tad past Oktober, but it being Super Bowl L Sunday, it is a Fest!

From the CAN: "Seasonal Beer"; "Carefully Crafted Famously Fun."; "Drink Responsibly"; "This is a malt forward beer with caramel and biscuit qualities. We use German Noble hops throughout the boil because they are low in alpha acids. This means we [CAN] add large amounts with out [sic] exceeding our bittering target, leaving the beer very balanced, but with a great deal of hop flavor in the middle of the beer."

The Goat has never looked Hornier, so I Crack!ed him open for a bit of release. Things were very calm upon the opening, but rather than taking a ChANce on roiling things up, I went with a gentle Glug. A swirl in the glass raised a finger of fizzy, tawny head with limited retention. Color was a lightly-hazy Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with amber highlights. Nose was very sweet with caramel & so I give them credit for truth in advertising. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was very sweet & redolent with caramel, but it is hard to dun them for it when a) they copped to it & b) that was what they were shooting for. Finish was likewise sweet & I really could have used more of those "biscuit qualities" to help balance things out. In total, it was just a bit too sweet for me get behind. It was not a bad beer, but not to my taste.

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Photo of imperialking
3.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.21/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Horny Goat Oktoberfest has a medium, off-white head, a mostly clear, copper color, some lazy, ascending bubbles, and almost no lacing left behind. The aroma is of spiced bread or caramel, oddly. Taste is of syrupy, malty bread crust, with noticeable metallic or grassy hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Horny Goat Oktoberfest finishes crisp with high drinkablility.


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Photo of bplabernie
2.88/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.39/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dbrauneis
3.14/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a crystal clear medium to dark copper in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation and some faint amber + orange highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy sudsy beige head that reduces to a large patch of medium thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass.

S: Light to moderate aromas of bready + toasted malts and earthy + herbal hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of bready and toasted malts with minimal amounts of sweetness. That is followed by a light flavor of earthy + herbal hops which impart a light to moderate amount of bitterness which does not linger for long.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: A somewhat Americanized version of an Oktoberfest, not quite the same malt flavors/aromas and hop profile that I am used to experiencing. Not bad, easy to drink but not one of my favorites in the style so I probably won't be grabbing it again. I guess I'm more of an Oktoberfest traditionalist.

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Photo of jpuetz
3.5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Drew03cmc
3.19/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Not a bad beer, but probably won't buy it again.

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Photo of Nurt20
3.69/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chefhatt
3.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Its a good and malty marzen.

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Photo of rossracing
3.38/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yergermeister
2.63/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of jzlyo
3.04/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is bread and very light citrus/fruit notes. The flavor is bread, slight fruit notes, mild spice notes and a tangy/tart finish.

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Photo of Samp01
3.26/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

16oz can. Pours a clear rusty amber with a medium off white head. Aroma and Taste is sweet toasted barley, grains, some yeast and fruity notes. Palate is a medium body with mild carbonation. Finish is sweet toasted malt, yeast and fruity, some light grassy notes, mild bitterness. Nothing really stand out here,tends to be on the sweet side but still a pleasant drinking brew for the style.

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Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of joseph_french
3/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of ToddGingerich
4/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of sanitarium16
3.5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of JParlow
3.5/5  rDev +18.2%

A fair type; a little watery.

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Photo of tone77
3.06/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a dark bronze color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very mild, a bit of malts. Taste has some toasted malts, not much else. If a light version of this style were made, I imagine it would taste something like this. Feels watery in the mouth and overall, nothing offensive here, but just a bland and boring beer.

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Photo of bunta
3.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of JMS1512
3.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of jaygerman
3.12/5  rDev +5.4%

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