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RATINGS: 572   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
triplehopped (64) - - DEC 21, 2015
Pours a hazy amber with a medium/large beige head; heavy lacing. Aroma is of carmel with a fruity hop undertone. Taste is medium bitter, with spicy and sweet notes. Medium bodied, light bitter finish. Overall, a good seasonal choice, just enough spice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
scarletfire65 (1323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Bottle at home. Saturday morning breakfast. Cloudy yeasty pour. Deep amber with a high foamy head. Aroma of resiny hops, nutmeg, orange zest. Sweet and spicy, notes of oxidized fruits, sherry, cinnamon, piney hops. Nicely balanced finish. Warming and a bit boozy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RedSox2004 (1673) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - DEC 18, 2015
Reddish amber with a two-finger khaki head, solid retention and thick lacing. Aromas of caramel malt, toast, Grandma’s candy jar, alcohol and medicinal hops. Bready malt sweetness, dark fruit, brown sugar, and grains. Full body, creamy smooth mouthfeel, modest carbonation and a warming finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttoadee (1286) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Medium amber pour, 2 fingers of tan head. Nose is malt backdrop, hops over the top. Little more bitter than sweet. Middle is medium roasted malt, spice, hops, alcohol. Finish is dry, spicy, and boozy. OK

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Bottle. Poured clear dark amber color with medium white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium sweet malt and hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium balanced flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This is an interesting brew.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2015
12oz bottle, from Dutch’s. 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? That’s hard to believe.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hockey9930 (256) - - NOV 2, 2015
Pours a murky auburn with half finger tan head. Weak malty aroma. Initial flavor is of toffee and caramel but finishes with a light hop kick.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GreatDane1632 (1168) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 23 Apr 2012 -- An interesting ale. I think the spices didn’t quite do it for me.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosskyle (532) - - MAR 20, 2015
Hoppy aroma. Dark cloudy Amber color. Smooth texture. Hoppy flavor but not overwhelming. Spicy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (2281) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2015
12 oz. bottle 2014. Pours a nice amber color with a large frothy fluffy khaki head that slowly settles. Aroma has nice subtle earthy hops and mellow spices and faint sweetness. Taste is bitter hops with subtle spices and some molasses shows. Nice mellow beer.


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