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RATINGS: 527   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jimmyh221 (157) - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2006
It was brown in color with a nice frothy head. It was a well balanced beer with a nice smooth taste and a hint of hops.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tdcritch (153) - Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2009
This is the best Christmas beer around. It is a winter ale, has a dark brown color, very malty with lots of spices. Poured a good head.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madscotsman (147) - Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2007
Brown in color with little head. Spicy aroma which also carried into the flavor. Nice winter treat.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joechristenson (146) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Pours cloudy and hazy, sort of an orange gingerbread color. Small, off-white head that disappears quickly. Aroma is subtle, but there is some charred molasses that suggests an earthy sweetness. Flavor is a fruity, yet bitter, a hint of molasses, with earthy and spicy hops. I thought this would be sweeter than it is . . . not as full-bodied as I would like. The thinness of the beer is covered up via over-carbonation . . . it certainly dances on the palate, but it seems disingenuous. Still, this makes for a decent session beer, and I find the after taste rather pleasant.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sincere (145) - wichita, Kansas, USA - MAR 6, 2006
12 oz bottle. Pours a beautiful honey color with a thick off white head. Smells like sweet maple syrup and grains. The taste is sweet and bitter at the same time, a good balance. This beer has a decent hoppy kick, and fairly active carbonation. Seasonal, so grab when possile.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Botnik (142) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - APR 10, 2008
Another member of a variety pack, I bought for a party. It fit my budget and pleased my guests. A good holiday ale.

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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - MAR 26, 2003
nice pepery, spicy flavour, good malt backround what i expect form a christmas ale

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illiniphil (130) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Pours a cloudy amber with tan one finger head. Spiciness up front which leads to a nice malty, hoppy finish. Hats off to Boulevard for another high quality brew. Try it! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryrpat (124) - Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Noce brown color and nutty smell. Good taste great for the cold weather. Nice beer to relax on the couch with ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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