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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.55   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 19   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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You asked and we listened. We’re showing our melons! The backbone of this brew is heavy on the wheat with just a touch of Vienna malt for complexity. We add real watermelon to our tanks during fermentation, leaving a fruity essence on the back end. German hops balance the fruit perfectly in this wheat ale for a slightly dry, extremely refreshing finish.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
EtTuCthulhu (1295) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2015
This beer pours a clear orange color with a large white head, and the aroma blends bready malts with much less pronounced wheat and watermelon. The taste is mildly sour and slightly sweet with an aftertaste that is more malty than fruity. The palate fuses a slick and thin texture, medium-light body, and a soft carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chad9976 (1340) - Albany, New York, USA - APR 14, 2015
I don’t mind the occasional fruity wheat beer as long as it’s done right. In fact, I’ve even homebrewed a few. Watermelon seems to be the fruit du jour for beers of the style, though I’m not sure why since it creates for more of a tartness than a genuine fruit flavor. Horny Goat Watermelon Wheat is a perfect example of this: decent flavor but not much more than that.

I poured a 12oz can into a shaker glass. It was canned on 2/15/15.

Appearance: Pretty amber hue; nearly crystal clear with plenty of carbonation visible. Pours to a small, white, soapy head – but it retains well and leaves a surprising amount of lacing.

Smell: Rather generic fruity wheat brew scent. Doesn’t smell of watermelon per se, just a general fruity aroma. Slightly tangy.

Taste: There isn’t a lot of distinguishing qualities to this beer – in comparison to others of its ilk, that is. Lightly flavored from beginning to end, though the wheat content is rather prominent. Fairly dry, not much in the way of malt complexity or other notable characteristics. The watermelon is initially tart and faint, but emerges much stronger on the second half for a true juicy flavor. There’s also an underlying tang to the palette – similar to that found in an old unpasteurized beer. I think the natural citric acid from the watermelon may be either accentuating this character or making for a placebo effect. Any way you slice it, this is not a bad-tasting beer but it has a ways to go in order to be a truly good-tasting one.

Drinkability: Outside of malt liquors and “economy” pale adjunct lagers, it’s rare I encounter a craft beer that is a little too effervescent. Horny Goat Watermelon Wheat was light in body for sure, but a little more than simply “crisp.” Champagne-like bubbliness make it a little difficult to drink as I feel the carbonation literally getting stuck in my throat. Be prepared to belch with this beer. I will say that it was refreshing while in the mouth, with a mostly clean finish. Fix the carbonation and this would be a fine beach brew.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
degbert (1300) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2015
Can. Pours a clear gold with a high, mashed-potato, lacy head. Nose is yeast, adjunct, and just a touch of watermelon. On the tongue, it’s a mildly sweet wheat ale -- a little metallic -- with watermelon on the close; the melon is nicely balanced, with even a hint of the white of the rind bitterness. Finish is long and a little bitter. Interesting, but not quite there.

1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
jeffbigD (103) - - MAR 28, 2015
Medium carbonation. Taste similar to a can of tuna fish mixed with mayonnaise. Overall not a good drink.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
shrubber85 (8581) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2015
Can. Melon and wheat malt aroma. Golden yellow with large white head. Sweet light melon, corn/wheat malt, and bitter herbal weed flavor. Cheap lager flavor with a hint of watermelon - not pleasant.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DedicatedToFun (3608) - Santa Monica, California, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Can, gold pour with white head, nose and taste are slight watermelon, nothing crazy, not my fave.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
unclemike (2454) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - DEC 15, 2014
what were they thinking with this beer Poured a golden, almost greenish, color with a thin head. Smelled a little funky (doubt that’s what it was going for), tasted a little funky too. Bland fruity taste. Would not buy again

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
edgallow (2582) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 8, 2014
12 oz can pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, citrus and watermelon. Taste is malts, citrus, pine and watermellon.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chinchill (2709) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2014
12 oz can poured hazy copper-amber with a sizable bubbly head. Light body with mid - high carbonation. Mild but appealing aroma is bready with a hint of fruit. Little flavor; mostly simple light baked grain but some watermelon too. O: disappointing, overly mild wheat beer.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheCaptMatey (175) - Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Poured a light amber colour with a 1 inch head. Aroma of mostly wheat with a very slight note of candy melon. Taste is much of the same, but the melon is more present. Medium body with decent carbonation. Expected a sweeter brew.


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