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RATINGS: 572   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
Nutcracker Ale is Boulevardís 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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tybee199 (13) - USA - DEC 5, 2001
Pretty tasty. This yearís batch is typically deep in color, spicy and sweet. Goes well with the season, though I think the 2001 batch is not quite as interesting as those of the past. Itís still fun, though -- a unique winter brew that satisfies that itch for something different that I get occassionally. Yum.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tomer (3032) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUN 26, 2016
At a tasting, thanks, small creamy off white head, cloudy deep orange color, aroma of nuts, almond and caramel, strong caramel flavor with metalic notes and a hint of sourbread. Drinkable but not too good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DSG (12153) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 19, 2016
Bottle shared at a tasting at kerenmkís place. 2015 bottle. Slightly hazy amber with a beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, a bit of toast, some rather stale hops. Sweetish flavor with malt, some caramel, toast, nutty note, and a bitterish hops finish. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvsn (1666) - ISRAEL - JUN 9, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer and Beyond shop. Hazy amber with a big head and a lot of floaties. Malty, spicy, floral and caramel in the nose. Sweet, fruity, malt, caramelic and boozy. Medium-bodied, smooth. Too heavy for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rayaron (1411) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JUN 4, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer and Beyond, Tel Aviv. Cloudy brownish-orange with beige head. Sweetish aroma with notes of caramel and some spiciness. Sweetish flavor, bitterish with notes of citrus (grapefruit), a bit nutty, some spiciness and caramel. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6245) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - MAR 20, 2016
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear mahogany with an off white head. Aroma of cloves. Flavors of fruitcake. Smooth finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - FEB 8, 2016
12/29/15. On tap at Barrel House, Moline. Amber pour with a small khaki head. Sweet toffee and caramel aroma, light spice. Malty flavor, caramel and toffee, bready, biscuit, light spice. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_rookie (416) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Pours a chestnut color. About two fingers beige head. Medium retention, medium lacing. Also has some white chunks floating around. Slightly hazy

Aroma is burnt sugar. Caramel and dark roasted malts. Smells pretty stout.

Taste is burnt sugar, molasses. Dark fruits like dates or prune. Itís piney hops Itís hard to describe.

Mouthfeel is full. High ABV make this not so drinkable.

Overall, itís not so bad. I was expecting some sort of spiced ale or something, but itís not. Itís strong flavored, may not be for everyone. As it warms, I think it gets better. Iím neutral on a recommendation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (10229) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 13, 2016
Fruity hoppy bitter and malty at the same time. Dark fruit and light spice. I like where this was going, even if it doesnít quite get there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (5461) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Draft pour. The beer is a hazy copper color with a beige head of foam that dissipates quickly. The aroma is nutty, a little musty, and I get some leathey notes as well. Some fruity sweetness lingers in the backgroung. It is more of a subdued sweetness. A moderate bitterness kicks in toward the finish. Bigger body and medium carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (999) - Redwood City, California, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle from K&L in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is spiced hops, mild sweet malts. Taste is earthy, spiced teas, hops. The hops have a nutmeg / cinnamon vibe on this one. Great job.

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