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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.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kdm1984 (633) - Missouri, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Aroma of crackers, alcohol, and caramel. Tastes bready, boozy, and slightly hoppy, but not IPA-like. A little weird. I know Iíve had this before, donít remember liking it especially, and still find it merely okay. Love Boulevard, but this isnít one of the best examples of an English Strong, IMO.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zeke626 (418) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle, pours a cloudy orange-brown body with a quickly disappearing yellowish brown head. Aroma of caramel malts, molasses, and sugars with some citrus hops and spices. Taste is similar with a greater citrus/pine hop presence than in the aroma. Sweet finish with a slight lingering hop bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1715) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Deep red-amber with a weak head Aroma is a mismash of components that dont gel at first: spices, caramel, earthy hops ... But this improved with some warming or just the repeated tasting. The flavor was initially better than the aroma but as the latter improved they became more similar in both quality and character. O: an interesting and distinct winter ale. Not challenging.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4444) - Milton, Delaware, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Pours a translucent deep amber with a medium bubbly off white head. Aroma of caramel malt, nuts, toffee and piney hops. Flavor of caramel, toffee, brown sugar and some pine/citrusy hop notes.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1101) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Superb. First, aroma -- I could smell this all day. Beautifully sweet and winter spice on the nose. One of the more aromatic specimens of this variety. Taste is solid as well. Requisite malt base with solid winter spices. But it's 80 F in Arizona! Oh well. A- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (3227) - Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Comes out of the tap a clear, bubbly mahogany with a thin cinnamon-tan head, but lack of head must be due to how it is served. Aroma has caramel, nutty and cloves notes riding a sweet malty undertone. Flavor delivers a little more than what the aroma promises: caramel, cinnamon, cloves, hints of molasses and horehound. Texture is fizzy and smooth, if none too firm. Donít wait for the official beginning of the winter holiday season, enjoy one today.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4135) - Georgia, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Tap @ TacoMac, Cumming. Medium brown color, dark tan creamy head. Sexy lace. Nutty aroma, hint of alcohol in nose, light grassy hops. Sweet malts, (Whoo!) some alcohol, nutty grains, earthy hops. Finishes with a bit of an alcoholic burn. I really like this beer, a great Winter Warmer. (3871)

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
keith0718 (361) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Canít believe itís 7.8% ABV. Not overly malty for such high alcohol beer. Could stand to have a tad more hops .

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6100) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark reddish brown pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of lots of caramel, molasses, lots of nutmeg, cinnamon, hints of a grassy note, some red fruits in there as well. Taste is a mix of red fruits, some cinnamon, touch of grass mixing into some caramel, toffee, and molasses, finishing fairly sweet, slightly spicy. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 30, 2013
A - Pours a hazy copper brown with an off-white head with legendary retention. This head does not move. Tight sheets of lacing. S - Sweet caramel malt, herbal hops hints of green grapes and apples. T - Moderate hops. Sweet malt base with walnuts. Not a lot of spice. Some green apples. The malt has a candy sweetness. Hops finish it of and seems somewhat balanced between the sweet and bitter. M - Moderate carbonation, creamy. Nice sweetness and hoppier than expected. No spice to speak of. A different take on the style. Good drinkability. Serving type: on-tap 01-03-2011


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