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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.46   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Horny Goat Wheat is a Belgian-Style white beer, craft brewed with wheat, malted barley, hops and a bit of orange peel and coriander. Itís natural haze from yeast and wheat make it a classic to be enjoyed on its own, or with a slice of orange. Horny Goat Wheat loves big cans... those little 12 ounce bottles arenít enough beer, and cans fully protect the beer from light and oxygen, producing a new level of fresh that you wonít find out of a bottle. Cans are also easier to recycle and better for the environment... as an ecologist if you donít believe the brainiacs at Horny Goat.


2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 20, 2008
Initially poured a cloudy golden, bright yellow colour, but one the smoke cleared it turned back to a vibrant yellow. Head was large and aromatic. Semi sweet, and mildly wheaty. Mouthfeel was light, and sort of flat to be honest, taste was tolerable but metallicaly. I wouldn’t call this a belgian wit, more like an american wheat.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2008
A belgian wit from City Brewery, this should be a treat. Hazy, dirty golden color. Moderate, big bubbled, off-white head. Aromas of grain, old oranges and some spent spices. Well that’s as good as it gets. Touch of wheat and grain in the start. Some circus peanut sweetness in the middle along with a bit of pickling spice. Rather dry finish. Some more old dried up orange flavor. A tough style that was not handled with much finesse.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
FlagstoneHill (213) - Erie, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2008
16 oz Can Thin aromas of citrus, light spice, would like a bit more punch, slitght metallic note (7/12)
Pale-gold, almost orangey, cloudy, very weak head retention, light effervescence (1/3).
Thin, oxidized flavor that reveals some orange peel/citrus with hints of spice. Sweetness in the finish. (12/20)
Light body, liight carbonation (not to style), sweet finish, would like more tartness, refreshness (2/5)
A fairly dark white beer. There’s a lack of carbonation and coating sweetness that is not at all to style. recipe feels lacking, would like more yeasty complexity, and the process could use tweaking (reducing mash temp to get thinner body, etc) (5/10)

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nearbeer (3677) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2008
24 oz. can. Cloudy orange-gold with a large head that quickly settled to a small disc. Aroma of spicy yeast and citrus with some light honey and dry grass. Flavor is orange, lemongrass, and honey with an occasional bite from an apple-alcohol twang. Near-medium body is lightly carbonated and finishes dryish. This one seems almost a blend of a Belgian and an ESL.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
csbosox (1223) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - JUL 21, 2008
One of four 16oz cans bought at Johns Grocery in Iowa City, the other were enjoyed on the disc golf course, which made for a nice round. This time it is served in a Chimay chalice. The aroma is light orange, husky wheat, and a touch of spice. At first, the aroma is faint, maybe due to the coldness, but it opens up nicely over time. The taste is sharp wheat, herbal spiciness, and some fairly prominent orange. The flavor is aided by a velvety, but also crisp body, and mild tartness. Seems well attenuated. I am not sure why this beer is rated so low, it is a very drinkable wit.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
jzzbassman (1514) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JUL 7, 2008
I debated whether to rate this from a sip of Shag’s, but it was so awful I know I’m never going to bring myself to buy it myself. Eww, looks like tang. WTF is a wit doing smelling like creamed corn?!? Flavor is very fusel infused, and not in a good way.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Shag (2603) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 5, 2008
This poured from the can a strange yellow color. It looked like orange juice with no head. The aroma was foul with some rotten lemons and corn. A hint of metal as well. The flavor tasted like swill with a hint of synthetic lemon juice and orange juice stirred in there. I donít think Im feeling horny baby after this one. Overall this was the worst wit I’ve yet to try. Pass!

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2008
Orange color, more clean that the hazy orange of other wheats. Pillowy white head. The nose is tinny and metallic wheat, typical of bed canned beer to me. Taste is all around mild but not unpleasant. Weak citrus, simply a thinner, watered down version of Blue Moon. Clean finish at least.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JK (4401) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2010 A city product. It is drinkable, not as terrible as one might expect. From a can. Gold color. Mild spice, with some coriander and wheat. Just a little sweet. It is drinkable, but not good. City made no effort on this one. RERATE. considerably better from the bottle.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DKTN (110) - Mc Donald, Tennessee, USA - JUN 7, 2008
Can, 16 oz. Pours cloudy, straw yellow with an off-white head. Spicy citrus aroma with notes of oranges. Bitter hops on the palate with bitter finish. Not that great.


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