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RATINGS: 527   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
badgerben (4391) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 4, 2004
Brownish color with a thin head. Malty nose and taste. Definite presence of spices (cinnamon?). Some odd fruit flavors as well, possibly raisin. I didn't find the mix that appealing. Certainly not terrible, but far better winter brews are out there.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
thegreenrooster (3189) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 4, 2004
Hazy brown color to start with. The taste is spice, im thinking nutmeg with some cinnamon? Alcohol is the lasting flavor. Overall very smooth and little bitter and quite drinkable in small amounts.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jde123 (763) - 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
walleye (1066) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2005
from the bottle. shared with flemdawg. poured a mahogany with light tan head. aroma, sour grapes, honey, malts apples the sour kind, grapefruit, molasses. flavor caramel, musty,wheat, malts and just a hint of alcohol. a little weak but not to bad.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Butters (3745) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2008
Pours a near clear amber brown with fair tan head. Nose is hard to distinguish. Some plum, dark fruit, a hint of alcohol spiciness. Flavor is nutty with a solid malt backbone, but the faintest hop note shows up on the tail end. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Cool label, but not exactly what I think of for a *winter warmer*.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
travita (3913) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2009
Smell is like wet grass, hops, malts, and caramel. Look is orange, red, amber colored with a light beige colored head. Taste is light bitterness, malts, some hops. ok.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (6071) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 BOTTLE: copper/amber appearance, taste was citrus/orange/spice with caramel and malt.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Attractive ruby and brown pour with an almost two-finger tall off-white head. The aroma was lots of malt with an almost generic addition of "winter warmer" spices. The flavor is roasted malt, clove, cinnamon, light hops and some tart fruitiness. The mouthfeel was very dry (as the spiced ales tend to be).

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnnyJ (4305) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2009
Hazy dark orange/brown color with creamy off-white head. Not very interesting. Caramel malt, toffee, hints of dark fruit, and a bit of piny hops.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (8186) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2009
12 ounce bottle from the Libation Station in Johnson City, Tennessee. Pours a reddish brown color with a thin head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma is toffee, dark fruits and spice. Taste is toffee, cinnamon and other spices, pineapple, pear and leafy hops. Medium bodied. Decent.


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