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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 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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2002
Great color. Has a nice spice to it. Nutmegish. My new favorite from Boulevard.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2002
deep dusky orange fills the glass, like natureís paintbucket for decorating monarch butterflies. cocker spaniel biege head with curly locks. not a grand nose, but when you see heavy yeast like this in your beer, it means "some assembly required". the taster should swirl that stuff around, let it warm, swirl it again, and let it release all itís bounty of delicate fruits: this murky glass of beer is a continuum similar to river water: thicker toward the bottom. agitation lifted some deeper spice and apricot aromas to the surface, plus fresh wheat bread still steaming with doughy yeasty notes. carbonation brisk enuf to hold your attention, medium bodied, apricot and vanilla flavors; light sweetness weaves in and out of an emphatic hop counterpoint.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinotwinelover (18) - USA - NOV 6, 2003
Nice beer, almost has that barley wine flavor which I love, but a bit more malty. Nice beer, why not drink 2!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2637) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 12, 2009
This poured a dark amber color with a moderate to large beige head. The aroma contains some dark fruit, toffee, molasses, caramel and spices pretty nice! The flavor is somewhat sweet with a hint of bitterness in the finish. Iím tasting cherries, caramel, molasses, raisins, and toffee. I also detect a hint of spices. Overall this is a nice beer!

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skeils (7) - , Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2009 does not count
bottle...great amber pour...excellent spicy twinge. Nice on a cold night read or NFL playoffs party.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JAG55 (77) - OíFallon, Missouri, USA - NOV 28, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2009 sweet carmely aroma comes around after it sits awhile and warms up; light amber color, cloudy, frothy tan light head, lightly bitter with some sweetness and spiceness, full body, oily feel, soft carbonation, smooth long finish, sticky texture. Very tasty and drinkable beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopphead88 (33) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Pours a rusty, hazed burnt orange with a fluffy, light tan head. The aroma is full of fresh hopped goodness. Pine needles , spices, peaches and a bit of fruitiness I imagine is coming from the yeast. Flavors of sweet caramel and toffee in the front. Finishes with oranges, brown sugar,:spicy, piny hops, and a cookie dough like maltiness Med-full in body, with absolutely no alcohol heat. This batch has a far more pronounced hop character than I remember in years past, which isnít a bad thing. Damn, itís good this year!!

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiercepanda (594) - Missouri, USA - OCT 29, 2011
A hazy caramel colored beer with a small beige head. The aroma is piney and bubblegum, really nice. The flavor is similar with a pleasant bitterness in the finish. An all around easy to drink and enjoyable beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
uncle_rick (61) - Missouri, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Very dark orange pour with a thin beige head. Smell the citrusy hops, resin, and caramel. Body is super smooth. Rich caramel in the front and spiciness/bitterness in the finish. Creamy and delicious. Love this stuff. First winter beer that I can highly recommend. Boulevard makes damn good beers.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DenverLogan (823) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Poured from a 12 oz into a Lost Abbey chalice. Pours brown with modest head and lace. Aroma of malts, caramel, cocoa, Brazil nuts. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of caramel malts, cocoa, minty herbs, candy sugar, molasses, hay hops. Overall medium body with significant complexity and sweetness.


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