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Exposed

Horny Goat Brewery
Stevens Point, WI
USA
http://www.hornygoatbrewing.com/

Style: Saison

Franz’s Rating:
one beerone beerone beerone beerone beer   (Drinkable, but flawed)


Comments:
Tonight’s beer of choice is a saison from the Horny Goat Brewery in Stevens Point, Wisconsin called Exposed. If you’re thinking of an exposed horny goat on the beer bottle you are a pervert. The bottle has a wooded keg around a goat making it very PG rated. I’ve been hearing and seeing a lot from this brewery and decided to see what the hype was all about.

The beer pours cloudy with a pale yellow hue. Little-to-no aroma, and the taste is bland. A few seconds after the taste I am left with a sweetness in my mouth, which is about the only positive quality Horny Goat had that I enjoyed.

Not knowing a lot about saisons, I decided to look it up and see what the characteristics were. Saisons are traditional Belgian farmhouse brews, served primarily in the summer months. This makes tagging any characteristic to them hard because there are so many variables to each individual farmhouse’s brewing process. The beer tended to be (relatively) highly hopped to preserve it and low in alcohol so the farm workers would not get too wasted while working.

I would have to say the only things going for this beer is that it’s a drinkable beverage for pretty much everyone. That being said, personally, I have no need to ever try this particular beer again.

Reviewed by Franz Mueller on June 11, 2009.
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