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RATINGS: 528   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6596) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 9, 2009
Bottle from bhensonb. This orange copper ale poured with a modest beige head and a sweet floral aroma. There are lots of spices in the caramel malt base, along with some pine and brown sugar taste and a slightly bitter hop finish. Pretty tasty. Thanks Bill.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 21, 2009
Pours mahogany with a white head. Smells of tea, raisins, earthy. Tastes earthy and rosey with a mild peppery finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6264) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2012 Bottle (BB Jul/2012). Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white to light brown, mostly lasting. Body is hazy dark amber-brown, unfiltered. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted bread), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit), lightly yeasty (dough), with a light note of dried mango. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Hoppy brown ale or a dark amber ale? Very watery. Not very interesting or wintery, but ok.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6173) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2011
12. Pours an opaque dark brown with an enormous, surging, sudsy tan head that really sticks around, leaving plenty of lace. Fresh pine nose--not that sticky resinous pine that’s so great in an ipa, more of the fresh-air pine-forest side of the olfactory equation. Sweet brown sugar under that. Creamy medium body, goes a bit watery in spots, subdued carb. Not the expected effect for the appearance and time of year, but we all have our preferences I suppose. Toasty, nuts, caramel, and brown bread on the mid-palate. Mild finish. Nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6087) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 9, 2003
(2001 vintage) What a surprise, found this while going thru what a thought was a box of Belguim Abbey beers, hidden in the corner. Worried it may not be any good, the siblings, as I remembered, where very nice...so here goes the pour... Appearance looks okay, dark copper hue and a moderate head and fair lacing. Aroma hinted of spices, caramel, dates, brown sugar, and leather. Spices and sweetness went straight to the palate, intense. Some ripe fruit and aromatic hops did shine through, enhanceing the taste. Complex yet nicely balanced. Moderately sticky feel, spices do linger on as well. This bottle seemed to stand the test of time, thanks goodness.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6022) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2008
12 oz. bottle, some fruit on the nose,medium head dissipates to some nice lacing, caramel and fruit flavor in an amber body, the best boulevard I have had so far

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5987) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5870) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 17, 2008
12 oz. 2004 bottling. Pours an amber color with a thin tan head. Spicy, sweet malt smell. Medium bodied with a full, creamy mouthfeel. Has a caramel sweet and mild alcohol taste. Finishes with a slight bitterness. Pretty nice, one of Boulevards better brews. 12/2004

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5866) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 6, 2010
ruby red .. . low head .. . very mild christmas brew .. nice hop presents with a nice balance of sweetness .. . real simple .. . a perfect brew to just eeease into the season.. I’d kill for a piece of corn that wasn’t creamed..


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