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RATINGS: 551   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2004
Murky deep reddish brown with a medium lasting light brown head. Musty, spicy aroma of cinnamon, dough, clove, nutmeg, ginger, pepper, molasses pine, plum, red apple, and a hint of alcohol. Medium watery body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Flavor of hazelnut, ginger, molasses, cinnamon, leather, anise, plum, apple and a hint of mint. Fairly complex, another decent offering from Boulevard. Very good.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2004
For some reason this used to taste better to me. The aroma isn’t as pleasant to me as it once was, but it still looks and tastes great. Another of Boulevards ales that just aren’t available long enough.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2004
Very Little head...Browinsh Coloring. Spices Present. Attempt at Fruit Cake/ Christmas Smells and Tastes. A good Attempt, but needs to be backed off a bit.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jde123 (765) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 23, 2004
Pours a turbid mud color, lots of material in suspension decent head. Very sweet perfumey smell, a little overpowering - but if I had this around christmastime, I think it would be great! Bubbly mouthfeel and a weak taste of cinnamon, coriander and just a sprinkle of "I'm trying too hard to make this a festive beer". I don't like this one too much right now.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jayson2425 (167) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - APR 11, 2004
UPDATED: APR 14, 2004 Nice name for a good beer. I cant wait for next holiday season so i can buy more of this type of beer

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2007 Dark cloudy red with all of the stuff that you like in a holiday ale. Spicy pepper, chocolate, light citrus, bitter hops and sweet malty finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 27, 2004
a good beer especially for the season. the color is a dark red. The flavor is nutty, with some fruit and generous amounts of hops. unfortunately its a bit thinner than i would like.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fly (1419) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAR 21, 2004
Very "holiday spicified" - Nice malt/hop balance. Tad thin. Not bad, but just didn't "do it" for me. Perhaps I wasn't properly in the spirit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pivo (2603) - GERMANY - MAR 7, 2004
Light toasted malt nose with a little dust, brown color, low head. Honey and nut flavors with a sweet end that turns dry and spiced. Thinish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 15, 2004
A nice lookin pour: deep mahogany color w/ a thin off white head. The flavor & aroma is lightly spiced. However, the alcohol is a bit too apparent for me.


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