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RATINGS: 567   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
thefederalist (301) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - MAR 3, 2007
Pours redish brown and slightly opaque. Aroma is spicy and malty. Flavor is of cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg, peraps ginger. The body is fine, but, IMO, not enough hops to balance it. Lingering alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Newk (299) - - DEC 26, 2011
poured from bottle into a pint glass. Pours a nice medium amber color very good aromas of christmas spices, malts and some roasted nuts along with some resiny hop aromas as well. medium bodied with a good attack, but lacking on the mid and back palate. Good flavors of spices, caramel, and malts a very good christmas ale. Straight forward, but lacking a slight bit of the taste and feel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2004
Hazy, red-brown body with a tan head. No lacing.
Malt and sweetness dominate the aroma. Fruity. Some alcohol.
Carmelized malt with some cinnamon dominate the flavor. Some plum/raisin hints.
Rich and full mouthfeel but with a stripping finish of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tedovertu (289) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2008
Medium clear amber pour. Little to no head. Malts and dark fruit present. pretty good mouth feel. A nice Christmas beer with it spiciness and slightly hoppy finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lumpsowers (287) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 19, 2009
Copper pour, medium head, heavy lace. Acrid pine aroma. Piney, hoppy brew. Nicely carbed. With a fruity apple flavor. Weird sweet after taste, some floral or strawberry?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2002
Great color. Has a nice spice to it. Nutmegish. My new favorite from Boulevard.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2003
Murky dark amber color with a thin but lasting cream head. Malty smell with a little hop spiciness present, not too exciting. Sweet malt with earthy,herbal hop flavor at the finish. Didn't notice any roasted malt flavors. Feels good in the mouth, not too thin. Decent winter ale, not much bitterness, but I like it that way this time of year.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beer_rookie (265) - USA - JAN 18, 2016
Pours a chestnut color. About two fingers beige head. Medium retention, medium lacing. Also has some white chunks floating around. Slightly hazy

Aroma is burnt sugar. Caramel and dark roasted malts. Smells pretty stout.

Taste is burnt sugar, molasses. Dark fruits like dates or prune. Itís piney hops Itís hard to describe.

Mouthfeel is full. High ABV make this not so drinkable.

Overall, itís not so bad. I was expecting some sort of spiced ale or something, but itís not. Itís strong flavored, may not be for everyone. As it warms, I think it gets better. Iím neutral on a recommendation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2004
Murky deep reddish brown with a medium lasting light brown head. Musty, spicy aroma of cinnamon, dough, clove, nutmeg, ginger, pepper, molasses pine, plum, red apple, and a hint of alcohol. Medium watery body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Flavor of hazelnut, ginger, molasses, cinnamon, leather, anise, plum, apple and a hint of mint. Fairly complex, another decent offering from Boulevard. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
geeklimit (261) - USA - JAN 7, 2012
Pours an overly-carbonated head on a dark amber ale, have to stop mid-pour. Cream head lasts for a long time. Notable hops aroma. Spicy hops taste on a decently thicker and very bubbly consistency. Slightly dry finish with not unpleasant bitter hops aftertaste.

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