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RATINGS: 572   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
Nutcracker Ale is Boulevard’s special offering for the holiday season. This hearty, warming brew is a classic winter ale, deep amber in color, with hints of molasses balanced by the "spiciness" of freshly harvested "wet" Chinook hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2005
Poured brown with a hint of red. Aroma and flavor of sugar, hops and some pepper. Seemed kind of odd after the previous beers I had. Semi-dry bitterness for the finish. Need to try on it’s own to be fair.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
walleye (1094) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2005
from the bottle. shared with flemdawg. poured a mahogany with light tan head. aroma, sour grapes, honey, malts apples the sour kind, grapefruit, molasses. flavor caramel, musty,wheat, malts and just a hint of alcohol. a little weak but not to bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2005
Light hazy amber with orange-red shine and with small light colored head. Nice malty aroma’s with some spices and a ggod dosis of hops and herbs. Taste is smooth and dry at the same time, it has a fine selection if herbs and spices. The afthertaste is dry malty and ends with a fine bitter touch of hops and lemon zest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Bottle courtesy of BeerHandy. Pours mahogany brown with a beige head. Has a decent spiced malt arome to it, maybe some nutmeg and ginger? Flavor is roughly the same with a decent hop finish to it. Very good winter brew in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
flemdawg (559) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2005
Hazy reddish brown color, like cider, with a thin off white to light tan head. The aroma was spiced apples, cherries, some wheat and sour grapes. Moslty wheaty in the taste with a bit of honey, some apples and a bitter wheaty finish. Not much in the way of a mouth feel, but almost watery though. Not outstanding but not horrible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2005
Murky light brown brew.Nose is a darn fine blend of Christmas spices and hops. Flavor is a little thin but the spices and some dark syrup.A nice session brew.Thanks to csbosox for this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LutzBrau (43) - iowa city, Iowa, USA - FEB 14, 2005
Nice spicy malty aroma. Hints of cinamon and vanilla with a great hops finish, though mild bitterness. Overall mild flavors, I have had better winter ales.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sloth (2809) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2005
Medium sized tan head, fair retention and some stringy lace. Murky copper color. Lightly spicey nose. Med/light body, somewhat watery. Light spice flavors, cinnamon out front. Finish is dry, watery. Thanks Chris!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 1, 2005
Poured an amber color with a small head.. Floral hoppy aroma with spices added.. Nice malty spicy flavor with medium hoppiness.. Nice winter warmer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2005
I’m sorry but I don’t recall who it was that sent me this beer. I only know that it was acquired in a trade with someone that was very cool!

Bottled in 2003
Pours a silty mahogany colored body with an initially fluffy russet head.. later fades to nothing. The aroma is largely malty... big, sweet, and fruity. There is a vast presence of caramel, and other cooked sugars. There truly is a nice almond note that brings a fantastic nuttiness to the brew. You know… this is the kind of beer I would like to see cask conditioned in a bourbon barrel. Anyway, there are nice notes of vanilla and macadamia nut… I’m really digging this one, and it’s only getting tastier as it warms. I’m starting to taste pecan pie!

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