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RATINGS: 524   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
86Moose (43) - - NOV 23, 2011
Had last year’s Nutcracker ale. This year’s brew is every bit as good if not better. Orange to brown color. Earthy aroma. Very smooth. Long finish.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oRos (1006) - sacramento, California, USA - MAR 3, 2014
bottle shared by beerboxer. pours orange brown. taste is spices, caramel malt. and a dry finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansalon (949) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2014
Pours a murky brown with a compact white head. Aroma is caramel, malts, rye bread, honey, ripe apple. Taste is rye bread, honey, citrus, ripe apple.," ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (2767) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2014
Bottled. Lightly hazy copper color with off white head. Aroma of malt, nuts, liquorice and fruity grassy hops. Taste is medium sweet with fairly high bitterness, liquorice, grass and mild fruit is most dominant

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2014
On draft. It’s got a fruity-sweet aroma that was pretty unexpected, along with some hop. Thin head with a dark brownish-red color. It’s got a bit of the alcohol flavor you’d expect from a winter warmer, as well as some piney hop flavors that linger nicely. Overall a very nice, slightly more hop-forward winter warmer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (1707) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Pours dark amber with beige creamy head, decent lacing. Aroma is mostly roast malt with a touch of winter spice, taste is more of the malt, some sharp hops and a little spice to provide some bite. Nice winter ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (15578) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy bitter caramel aroma with hoppy hints. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty slightly bitter caramel finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (3453) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Draft: Poured a light copper with tan head. Aroma is bubblegum and malt. Taste is sweet malt with hop punch.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bwa5879 (541) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Solid cloudy amber/brown pour with a thin layer of offwhite head. Strong aroma of carmel and spruce pitch, some floral hops too, very smooth smelling. Average carbonation, tingly mouthfeel, finish a bit dry. Flavor of big malt, mostly carmel, pine and floral hops and a hint of cranberry or something. Good IPA that’s a bit in your face, hefty on both hops and malt, carmel and christmas-y holly flavors are unique and blend to smell and taste similar ot a fresh christmas tree.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (3954) - Indiana, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Rated on 12-08-2009. When poured, this beer forms a medium sized frothy, fizzy ivory head with a short retention, hazy amber body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and virtually no lacing. The Aroma is spicy, pine citrus, and grapefruit hops. The Taste is bitter, citrus hops and mildly spicy. This beer is light-medium bodied. Overall, this beer is quaffable, not overly spicy or hoppy tasting and is worth trying.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (9948) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 20, 2014
On tap @ Provisions Market. Dark amber/brown pour with a khaki head. Aromas of caramel, toast, and cinnamon. Some nutmeg, a touch of booze, and spicy hops. Flavor is on the sweet side. Lots of caramel and toast and brown sugar. Nutmeg, cinnamon, and maybe ginger(bread). Kind of bitter, surprisingly. Floral and spicy hops. Just okay.


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