Gregis (1291) - Stilwell, Kansas, USA - DEC 3, 2007
Pours a pretty reddish caramel brown with a small, creamy, off-white head. The nose is sweet and malty caramel with citrus and spice in the background. Quite nice. Medium-bodied with fine carbonation, the palate finishes spicy and just slightly bitter. Sweet caramel and molasses up front with notes of citrus and spicy hops conclude in a fairly quick and lightly bitter end. Quite well balanced and very drinkable. Despite living in KC most of my life, this was actually the first bottle of Nutcracker that I’ve ever had. It won’t be my last. IrishBoy (4252) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 2, 2007
2007 12 oz bottle from mreusch; BB 02/01/08; Nose of brown sugar, caramel, and light vanilla; lightly hazed copper with a big beige head; flavor has pepperiness, caramel, and molasses with a lightly bitter finish. Decent ale. dyetube (1378) - Hurst, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2007
This beer pours a deep orange/amber with a thin to no tan head. On the nose I get grapefruit, malt and sugar. the flavors are spicy grapefruit and a little warm I suppose. This is a different winter warmer if you ask me. Not a bad beer, but could have been done so much better. Cheers! kmweaver (3208) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 1, 2007
12oz bottle, courtesy of mj. Thanks, Mike! Pours a hazy mahogany color; off-white head with excellent retention and medium-bubbled lacing. Some piney and spicy hops in the aroma, with a bit of green apple / leafy hops poking through. Chewy toffee and cola and green apple in a medium-to-full mouthfeel; pleasant bit of mild spice (some clove and cinnamon), with a well-integrated spicy hoppiness and chewy candy sugar throughout; a pleasant, drinkable english strong ale (?), though this doesn’t really have the hop character I’d normally associate with an English beer. Medium, candy sugar and light clove finish; somewhat drying. ketchepillar (1208) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Didn’t know anything about this beer, and i was pleasantly surprised. 1.5 finger head, decent retention, decent lacing. Aroma is a bit weak, but pretty good. Hoppy with some caramel, some brown ale type malt notes. Hops are pretty strong in the taste but again its like the aroma. Some brown ale & psuedo-nuttiness comes through more in the finish.
hellomynameis (877) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2007
dark brown with some hints of red. I don’t smell anything but my cohort says if smells like hop. Medium to light mouth feel with some brown malts and spices with a long icky hop aftertaste. wxman (1865) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2007
Pours a ruby amber color with a nice full off white head that diminishes yet stays. Aroma is nutmeg and hop flowers. Taste is nutmeg, cinnamon, maple syrup, and roasted malt. A fine holiday season beer! oh6gdx (26485) - 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. TBone (18551) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2007
Bottled (BB 02/2007)RSRIZZO (2034) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 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.
Had this beer on 6/23/2000. Aroma is like a wine with roasted malt in it. Color is a hazy brown with light carbonation and head. Taste is nutty, woody, and a bit roasted. Starting with medium body that goes down with a nutty flavor. Finish is a mildly roasted malt flavor that has a wood like flavor in it and is followed up by a slight winey tang.