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RATINGS: 568   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
bendz1 (87) - Ankeny, Iowa, USA - JAN 6, 2007
Too many flavors going on with this seasonal. A littley syrupy for my liking. Had a nice tan head that lasts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 22, 2006
(draught) dark brown with almost no head. Hops aroma. Flavor is dark malt with a hint of spice and a hops finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a dark copper color with a decent tan head. A couple of different malts dominates the flavor. Brown sugar, burnt caramel, and floral hops give this beer a pretty unique flavor for a holiday ale. This is probably one of my favorite holiday ales that Iíve tried this year. Definitely worth a try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJC (238) - USA - DEC 18, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2007 2007 version: Cloudy, dark amber body, with a very thin, off-white head. Hardly any lacing. Citrus, pine, and malt in the nose; rather faint, but clean and inviting. Hop bitterness and some sweet malts in the initial flavor, and the finish is dominated by dry bitter hops with a somewhat creamy base. Great carbonation and weight. This beer is definitely better after it sits in your glass for a few minutes, so please be patient. Happy holidays!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doon (109) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 17, 2006
Bottle. Boulevard has some great beers. This is perhaps the best! It is a dark reddish brown, whith good aroma, and nice mouthfeel and just a hint of spice. A perfect winter beer. At 224 calories, better drink this one slowly!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - DEC 7, 2006
Bottle, pours slightly cloudy deep amber color with a moderate creamy tan head that dissipates; good lacing. Aroma of hops, malt, some yeast and slight molasses. Has a bit of a hops bite that tames quickly as the malt takes over on the finish. Nothing earth shattering or complex, but overall a nice balance and a good holiday beer. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 4, 2006
Draught at Old Chicago in Coralville, IA. Attractive hazy reddish-brown color with thick bubbly off white head that laced the glass. Sprucy hop aroma and flavor balanced by sweet malt and a hint of alcohol. I though this one was stronger than 6%. Very tasty beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2006
on tap. pours a dark amber with a decent head. a solid brew from Boulevard with a nice balance of earthy notes, floral hop profile and some toasted malt. did not quite live up to the label of "winter warmer" IMO but still a nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2006
Bottle. Pours a solid, gelatinous amber with a nose of red wine and hops. Celery and faint spice flavoring. Average palate, but it spreads. At least I got some Vitamin A from the celery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
millstadtguy (50) - Millstadt, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2006
Pours dark brown with a decent head. Aroma of pine & hops. Flavor starts out with carmel malt, quickly followed by a sharp hop & pine taste. I liked last years version better but still not bad.

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