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RATINGS: 568   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.3
   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.

3.5
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 1, 2005
Poured an amber color with a small head.. Floral hoppy aroma with spices added.. Nice malty spicy flavor with medium hoppiness.. Nice winter warmer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljstephenson (250) - Enterprise, Alabama, USA - JAN 19, 2009
A definite favorite for the holiday season, great balance with spices, orange and caramel...compares well with Anchor Christmas Ale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomTiedemann (250) - Levittown, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2011
so my last two ratings have been posting in "code" and not happy. pours amber, slightly cloudy. malty scent with malty taste and scented hop kick to flavor, nice brew ....

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilherps (248) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Pours clear amber with a thin white, bubbly head. Aromas of grapefruit and caramel, with flavor of grapefruit, some coffee, other undefinable dark red fruit, and roasted malt.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
mjmoen (245) - - DEC 7, 2014
Pours a slightly cloudy dark copper color with tan head. Tastes of spices and caramel. Strong ’bite’ in the aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2003
A lot of apples and cinnamon. Definitely a Christmas beer. Not quite as good as the Rogue Chamomile, but a heckuva lot easier to come by.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - FEB 22, 2010
so so.. nothing overly great. abv is strong but not a real strong brew. Spice is nice enough

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2007
pretty good brew. I’m not a fan of spices, so that held this one back a bit.


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