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Horny Goat "Nutcracker," Ball Busting Beer

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Some beers were not meant to be saved. But from the reviews I've been reading, this Nutcracker from Horny Goat, never started off that well in the first place.

I cracked open a 2010 bottle, thinking it would be more of a Christmas brew with spices, that had faded nicely.  Quite the contrary, what was inside tasted like a spoiled meat locker. No joke, and no disrespect to Horny Goat. I really liked their Hopped Up and Horny, so while in Wisconsin I bought a 6-pack of this Nutcracker on a whim. I never expected it to be a smoky beer, and I guess I never really new what a Bavarian Holiday Wheat Bock was. So to be fair, I didn't know what I was getting into from the get go, and that's my fault. Regardless, it was bad and I poured the rest down the drain after two sips. I did leave a little in my tasting glass for about a half hour, and when I went back it still tasted awful.

I added a review below that I thought was spot on. Here is my favorite quote from that review:

"Overall I will probably pour the rest of this beer down the drain. Not very good. Tastes like a homebrew gone wrong."
Take a look at this review for yourself.

2.23/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1
This is an odd beer.
Pours a merky amber color. No head and no lacing.
Aroma is sort of vegetable like. Smells boozy. Kinda apricot ish. Not very good smelling.
Tastes nothing like it smells. It has a smoked meat aftertaste. Like meat loaf. Little bit of spice in the beggining. Not very good.
Mouthfeel is again too low on carb.
Overall I will probably pour the rest of this beer down the drain. Not very good. Tastes like a homebrew gone wrong.
Serving type: bottle
01-25-2011 08:30:34

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