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RATINGS: 539   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31946) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2009
12 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy brown with a small off-white head. Roasted malt aroma, vague fruity note. Light perfumy hops flavour to the roasted caramel malt. Light acidic roastedness and bitter hops flavour into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29837) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2009
Bottled. A hazy red-amber beer with a huge orangey head. The aroma has notes nuts and caramel and more sugars. The flavor is sweet with notes of nuts, molasses - a bit cloying, and some alcohol, leading to a dry alcoholic finish, where the sugar notes lingers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2009
Bottle 35,5 cl. Clear amber golden with a dense, off-white head. Medium body, burned caramel and roasted malt in both nose and flavour, perhaps a little pumpernickel also. Subdued bitterness. 100709

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2007
Bottled (thanks heemer77!). Amber colour, mediumsized beuige creamy head. Aroma is hops, malts, some grass and caramel. Flavour is really flowery hops with much grass. Also some burnt sugary hints in the flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy bitter caramel aroma with hoppy hints. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty slightly bitter caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12991) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2007
Bottled (BB 02/2007)
Ruby dark color, off-white small steady head. Bready hoppy, a bit sweetish aroma. Nutty hoppy, rye-bread hoppy, also a bit sweetish with caramelly notes. Mix of brown ale and IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12788) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2003
Reddish-brown colour, with a muddy complexion. Aroma is earthy, lightly spicy (cinammon). The flavour is earthy, slightly minerally, with hints of molasses and mint. A little bit spritzy in the body. Thanks TTB!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a dark amber color with a thin head. Rich aroma and a smooth taste of toffee, carmel, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11636) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 20, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2003 (12-13-03, 2003 bottle best by 2/1/04): Medium beige head atop a cloudy copper body. Aroma is sweet, toffee, spicy (ginger). Taste is medium sweet, dominated by toffee, but also spicy (ginger+?), some herbal, finishing medium grapefruit. Medium body, slightly acidic. Nice take on the winter warmer style (7/4/7/4/14). (7-20-03, 2002 bottle): Floatie-filled murky brown body with creamy tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, floral, spicy. Taste is floral, malty, spicy, toffee, light grapefruit. Finishes with slight alcohol warming. Creamy medium/full body. Very nice winter warmer. (7/4/7/4/14)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (11532) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 20, 2014
On tap @ Provisions Market. Dark amber/brown pour with a khaki head. Aromas of caramel, toast, and cinnamon. Some nutmeg, a touch of booze, and spicy hops. Flavor is on the sweet side. Lots of caramel and toast and brown sugar. Nutmeg, cinnamon, and maybe ginger(bread). Kind of bitter, surprisingly. Floral and spicy hops. Just okay.

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