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RATINGS: 568   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10522) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2003
The nose is malty and floral with notes of caramel and pine. A hazy, mohogany brew with a frothy, medium sized off-white head. Decent lacing. Bitter, malty, tart and spicey. Complex. Long, pungent yet dry finish with clover and straw at the wee end. A very good winter warmer.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
adnielsen (10367) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2010
Tasted from a bottle at the Parade of Darks in Denver, Colorado. Lightish orange appearance thatís fairly. Mildly spiced with nutmeg. Orange tasting brew that has a light to medium body and somewhat spiced. Kind of weird and not all that impressive.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
shrubber85 (9943) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Bottle. Orange-caramel malt and orange peel aroma. Dark amber with large head. Sweet caramel malt and moderately bitter orange peel hops flavor. Light body. Okay.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2015
12oz bottle, from Dutchís. Best by 2/16/16. Up front, a musty kind of strange malt. Chestnut, some caramel. Color is a hazy brick orange, with an astonishing amount of small particles hazing up the body. Thin khaki head, leaving very good lace. Big earthiness. Medium to bigger body. Kind of lighter carbonation. Very dry texture. Bigger bitter taste. Light sweet, more dry overall. Mild bite, bit of heat in the finish. Alright to sip on, but overall, a bit muddy and overly dry. Gets a bit better as it goes. Some nicer dark fruit character comes out, more caramel. RB says that this is with wet chinook, is it really still? Thatís hard to believe.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 1, 2010
355mL courtesy of emacgee. Pours a dirty reddish brown with a two-finger tan head that has okay retention and leaves little to no lace. Aroma is brown sugar, caramel, toffee. Fairly nice. Taste is a little off- maybe since itís a 2008 bottle. There is a raw grainy mess juxtaposed with some light tartness. Interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (9242) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2005
Thanks to RobertsReality for this. Slightly turbid dark copper with a huge off-white head. Aroma of malt, hopcit, fruit, spice, slight peat. Tastes malty, with fruit and spice, and a medium palate. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9207) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark reddish brown pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of lots of caramel, molasses, lots of nutmeg, cinnamon, hints of a grassy note, some red fruits in there as well. Taste is a mix of red fruits, some cinnamon, touch of grass mixing into some caramel, toffee, and molasses, finishing fairly sweet, slightly spicy. Decent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (9172) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 BOTTLE: copper/amber appearance, taste was citrus/orange/spice with caramel and malt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (8991) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (8969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2010
12 oz. bottle from a $3.99 six-pack purchased wildly out of season at A-1 Liquor in Indianapolis. Pours a cloudy brown with some clear caramel-colored tints around the sides and a smaller beige head. Notes of caramel malts, toast, nutmeg, cinnamon, nuts, and hops, which was nice for a beer that was probably half a year or more old. Medium-bodied, with a toasty and mildly spicy mouthfeel. Pretty easy to drink- is English Strong Ale really the right category for this?


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