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RATINGS: 551   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2013
12oz bottle poured into glass. In a few words this is a pretty solid beer but any Christmas flavors/spices has sort of died off. Not really any spice to speak of. A good beer none the less but I just would have liked a little bit more spice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeremyh70 (794) - Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Dark amber with small head and decent lacing. Resiny pine hop aroma with some sweet malt. A hint of honey followed by pine and grassy flavor that settles quickly and some of the sweetness returns. Moderate/full mouthfeel and low carbonation. Liked it the more I drank. Was a bit to hoppy at first but got better. Alcohol hidden well. A good beer for hop lovers but not what I want in a Christmas ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Beerenberger (1538) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Aroma is sweet malts. Pours a medium amber with a none lasting white head and no lacing. The taste is mildly sweet. Malts, and hints of citrus. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, sweetish to the point of blaaaaa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
FalseLion (25) - - JAN 8, 2013
What beer should be. A great tasting ale beer with a hoppy taste and a nutty after taste.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
KUJerry (3) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 7, 2013 does not count
Tremendous seasonal beer. Not overpowering like some with the seasonal spices though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (6326) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Bottle, deeper amber pour. Some Christmas spice, ginger, allspice , cinnamon. Flavor was slightly muted. Ok, expect more from this brewery

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stevesie (335) - - JAN 4, 2013
Decent winter ale from Boulevard. Nice dark red color and piney nose, though a bit malty for me. Good warm alcoholic finish. Solid ABV to price ratio, makes it a nice holiday standby.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkbachman (181) - - DEC 31, 2012
Malty sweet with a hop bitterness reminiscent of pine. Some fruity esters. Not the greatest holiday ale but drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tbsb (17) - san marcos, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Aroma: nice malt with some sweetness on the nose. Appearance: beautiful chestnut. Taste: nice malty taste with a hint of background hops. Palate: medium mouthfeel. Medium to low carbonation. Overall: very nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
teltrevir (9) - san Marcos, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2012 does not count
I smelled caramel & citrus. Dark amber in color. Loads of complexity and flavor. I taste hints of caramel on the back of my palate while grapefruit tickles my tongue. Lovely mouthfeel. I enjoyed this beer!


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