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RATINGS: 80   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.


1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
rumproasts (3751) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 15, 2015
can. Dirty golden with one finger head. I can’t say I detect any watermelon. Wheat beer with an indistinct bitterness that seems a bit rindy. Quite underwhelming. Now that I see it’s brewed at Stevens Point, it all makes sense. Never had a good beer from that place.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chad9976 (1358) - 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.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
razzanof (63) - Leavenworth, Kansas, USA - MAY 13, 2015
From a can. Pours a yellowish-green hue with minimal head. Aroma is off putting. The beer is billed as a watermelon wheat - I certainly didn't taste it. Rather it was a malty, flat lager taste reminiscent of a bad homebrew. I don't use the term "drain pour" often but this is one of them. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (4129) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Can. Pours clear golden amber. Aroma is watermelon, cereal malts, light wheat, faint floral notes, and faint corn. Flavor is malty and slightly sweet with a touch of watermelon that comes through at the finish as the beer dries out on the palate. Light body.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
e303 (197) - - MAY 24, 2015
Wheat beer with jolly rancher watermelon candies. Not great but definitely drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
jeffbigD (106) - - MAR 28, 2015
Medium carbonation. Taste similar to a can of tuna fish mixed with mayonnaise. Overall not a good drink.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
degbert (1318) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
EtTuCthulhu (1326) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
wlajwl (4431) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Aroma is medium sweetness and mild watermelon. The flavor is watermelon, mild/medium cloying sweetness and a slightly sour/tart finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (4546) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2015
12oz can from a mix 8 pack via Xroads. Poured a clear rusty gold body with a smaller fizzy off white head. Aroma was rather metallic, pennies, rust, bad sweet fruit, jammy, bread. Flavor is a little bit better with just slight metallic notes, grains, light sweet fruit on the backend. Body is medium with stronger carbonation and a creamy finish. Blah.


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