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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdixon77 (2328) - Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Reddish brown. Pine, malt, bread, nuts aroma. The taste brings a nice bitterness from the fresh hopping to complement minority sweet malts. Medium bodied. Nice take on a seasonal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimsRatings (421) - - JAN 4, 2014
On tap at Ridgewood (Raleigh). Pours an opaque reddish/brown with just a hint of head. Mild aroma hinting of spice and hops. Taste is very mild, almost weak, but good. Spices are not the foreground flavor like most winter/xmas ales, with hops coming through pretty strongly. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
HuskerTan (1700) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. A- Molasses, caramel, roasty, toast, nuts, bread, spices. A- Mahogany color, hazy liquid, white head. T- Spices, allspice, cloves, cinnamon, nuts, molasses, slightly bitter. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, spicy finish. O-A lot of spices going on here. Reminds me of Christmas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Draft. For Xmas ales this is excellent. More hops less spice. That's what i always say. Nice job. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jw0406 (1125) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 27, 2013
12oz bottle pours a brown color with a nice white head. Aromas of pine, caramel, sweet roasted malt. Medium bodied, nice holiday beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MetalNHopHead (1432) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Fresh hop seasonal beers are an awesome idea. Too many Holiday beers tend to center on unusual seasonings and other nontraditional ingredients. Nutcracker goes back to the basics by using hops and malts in an attempt to craft holiday flavors. The effort is very well done. This ale is spicy and clean. Happily, Boulevard makes a great holiday beer without selling out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2013 12 oz bottle. Appearance: average sized reddish hue head, amber-red color, ok lacing. Aroma: heavy malt, coffee, dough, caramel, herbs, oatmeal, roasty, leather. Palate: medium body, average carbonation, sticky texture. Taste: relatively sweet and mildly sour moving quickly towards a bit of hoppiness and then back to a sweet finish that is relatively short lived. Overall, a very nice Christmas beer and a nice treat on Christmas Eve. Happy holidays!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
llcooldave (1188) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Pours a nice reddish amber copper color. Nice vanilla cream colored head with decent lacing. Spicy fruitcake aroma. Some bitter citrus hops flavor along with some Christmas spices, cinnamon, mace, and nutmeg. Overall, a nice brew to share with friends and family on Christmas eve.;

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
majorchaz (24) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Nut Cracker ours a nice deep amber, with a generous head that quickly dissipated (perhaps my pouring technique). While I don’t get hardly any aroma on the nose, the taste more than makes up for it. Rich, malty, and a bit of spice, with a nice underlying sweetness (apparently molasses). Overall a nice winter warmer for the holiday season.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brentv (646) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2013
On tap at the Old Chicago Grill in Wichita, KS. Dark red with medium head. Caramel aroma. Taste is bitter, caramel, not much sweetness.

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