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RATINGS: 531   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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (637) - - DEC 11, 2013
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (2394) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2013
12 oz bottle from Tipsy’s. Brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma and flavor of toasted malts, nuts, caramel, spice and earth. Similar flavor, bitter and sweet with a medium body. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5713) - Indiana, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a mostly transparent deeper orange with thin off-white lacing. Smells sweet and malty with notes of molasses. Tastes like it smells with a bit of hops. Average on the palate. Okay.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vikingguy (833) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Cloudy amber-orange with tall head. Not getting much aroma - just some slight resinous hops. Taste is mildly sweet with a good grassy hop bite. Notes of roasted malt, caramel, mineral water and rye. Some spiciness nut not your typical heavily Christmas-spiced ale. Rather dry palate. Good, not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChainGangGuy (4395) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
16 ounce pint - Taco Mac in Woodstock, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a relatively clear, dark amber-hued body with a slim, light beige head.

Smell: Moderately spicy with a growing pine resin presence. Toasty, crystal malts. Thin hint of fruit. A bit of alcohol.

Taste: Toasted bread, crystal maltiness with an extra sip of thinned treacle. Scantly nutty. Lightly estery. Woodsy, lightly resiny hops with very light citrus slipping in the taste. Medium bitterness, yet it still finishes a bit sweetish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: It’s fine, but, I’d politely pass it up on a second occasion.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gregwilsonstl (1122) - Missouri, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Thick foamy head. Spices (cinnamon?) . Smells yeasty. Dark hazy amber. Nice warming brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Concealer (826) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle. Clear dark copper with a frothy amber head. Aromas of caramel, sweet toffee, malt, citrus spice and pine. Flavor is caramel, spice, pine, light citrus and toffee. Medium bodied with a lingering sweet fruit and caramel.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (3071) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Classic winter warmer. Not crazy spicing, but with a healthy nut and dark fruit undertone.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5653) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Decatur, Ga. - on tap at Taco Mac. Medium copper pour, off-white head, decent lacing. Aroma has a nice Christmas spice tint to it with a touch of molasses. Flavor is sweet with some nuttiness, some date-like fruitiness and a hint of Christmas spices. Misses that ’oomph’ that a beer like this should deliver. Smooth mouthfeel. Mark this one as decent.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryrpat (134) - Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Noce brown color and nutty smell. Good taste great for the cold weather. Nice beer to relax on the couch with ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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