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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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fatehunter (1179) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2012
Poured out of a 12oz into a tulip glass. Nice copper/amber color, almost transparent. A dirty-white quarter inch head. Smells of hops. Citrus and Granny Smith apple. Tastes malty rounded out by hoppy bitterness. Thereís a little apple or pear at the end too. Soft texture. Light carbonation. A good beer. Great balance. The fruit notes on the nose and tongue were really nice. I really liked the texture, it was almost creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1315) - Missouri, USA - MAY 25, 2012
Bottle - good size thick head, hazy dark amber color, malty holiday spice aroma and flavor, with a good shot of hops

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
PD4Ever (109) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - APR 22, 2012
12oz bottle dated best by 2/28/12 poured into english pint glass Aroma: Pine, hops, caramel, bread, resin, herbs, woody Appearance: hazy coppery brown. 1 finger of off white frothy head that lingered a bit. Laces glass nicely. Taste: mild sweet, medium bitter, heavy sour Palate: finish is bitter and sour. very off putting. medium body and creamy texture. lively carbonation. mouth feel is good Overall: This is one of my least favorite boulevard beers. Have not had it for a few years and still donít like it. Too much bitter and sour with no sweet to balance it. Alot of pine and wood that I donít really like either. Wanted to give this one another chance but it was still another let down

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nephilium (1326) - Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2012
Starts with a nutty aroma, with a hint of piney hops. Pours a clear reddish-amber, with a huge off-white head. Thereís a bit of alcohol noticeable, which is strange for this low of an ABV. Molasses, toffee, and pine notes are noticeable, with a lingering roasted finish. Not a bad beer, not sure if I would go out of my way to get it again.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pudds (29) - Brandon, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 9, 2012
Hazy golden brown. Thick creamy head that goes for miles. A moderately vigorous pour resulted in so much head that I had to wait for it to settle to continue pouring. Aroma is too mild - hard to detect anything. Faint citrus hops, maybe. Definite hops on the tongue. Light malt, fairly strong pine needle bitterness that lasts after the first taste. Finish is nicely carbonated and leaves me wanting more. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
musinj6 (385) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2012
Pours a red/orange cloudy with very effervescent head almost like a soda. Quickly dissipates with no lacing. Pine and resinous hops. Cereal and toasted malt flavors that accompany the hops. Primarily a medium bitter taste that is long lasting but smooth in itís finish. Medium bodied, slightly sticky on the palate with perhaps a little too much carbonation. Overall, I think it has a good taste although I think he has a little too much with carbonation. Favors an IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Patrickctenchi (3478) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Reddish-amber with huge tan head ( into a chilled footed pilsner) awesome lace. Still has a head at 9/10.....Hops in the nose, mild sweet citrus, spice. some rubber/vinyl. Taste is spicy,, grains, malt, pine....very pleasant. slight bitter aftertaste. a good offering. enjoyed this one a lot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (1833) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Date: February 21, 2012 Mode: Bottle Source: Crown Description: Opaque orangish brown pour with nice amount of head and lacing. Citrus, spice, and malt. Starts sweet and spicy, then finishes with a mild piney bitterness. Light to medium body and some carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (4844) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Nice English ale flavor and aromas. Hints of sweet molasses lingers and finishes quite dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TizzleJizzle (607) - Garland, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Bottle. Aroma of citrus and spruce. Poured a slightly cloudy light brown color with a nice tan-white head that lasts. Watery on the palate. Tasted of slight hay malts with a decent floral hop finish. Overall not bad, well balanced

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