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RATINGS: 540   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
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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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissouriBrent (122) - Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Some nice hops in the aroma. Yeasty aromas are there too. Some citrus fruit aromas. Mild sweet malt aroma. Poured a red-brown color with decent head that dissipated fairly quickly. Large amount of citrus flavor. This could be from the wet hops. Decent amount of bitterness, but well balanced with plenty of sweetness. Nice mouth feel, medium-full body. Iím enjoying this beer, but I probably would not drink these back to back if I had even other Boulevard beers available. For me its not a session beer. Its good to try and maybe have one every so often, but Iím already thinking about the next beer I will have, and it wonít be the other bottle from my sample pack.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2010
Poured into my New Belgium Globe Glass. No freshness date on bottle. 2008 Edition (if that matters) Color is a copper/ruby brown. Thin off white head. Very slight lace. Smell is of cinnamon and roasted nuts. Taste is malty. A lot of spices and earthy floral hops are present. Mouthfeel is just slightly bitter, but then is smooth and creamy. Overall, this is a really great winter beer and easy to drink. Iíd recommend this for a nice session beer. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-24-2008 05:47:36

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm5561 (118) - Kansas City, Alabama, USA - DEC 3, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2011 Brown with small off white head, very little lacing. Light malt aroma with piney notes. Subtle nutty flavor with a distinctive piney hop bitterness. Good beer, easy to drink. I had to update this rating because every time I have one I like it a little better. I will certainly be looking forward to when this comes back next year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
randolphjj (116) - Raymore, Missouri, USA - FEB 14, 2009
If you think this is good -- go to the brewery toward the end of the season! All the hops sink to the bottom and they squeeze it out. Call it "nut sack" if you will. Spicy, carmelly, hoppy. Itís a holiday masterpiece.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rabba9 (115) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Bottle pours golden orange with a long lasting white head. Aroma is malty with caramel and citrus notes. Tastes surprisingly more bitter than sweet, with caramel flavor that is overpowered by a grapefruit citrus and spice finish. Medium carbonation with a light-medium body. Decent beer but would like to see more malt presence in this style of beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OldJack99 (114) - USA - NOV 7, 2002
tasty and strong 100

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Bought Beer from Lukas Liquor in a Mix-A-Six. (2nd Beer of Night) BEST BY 02/15/11 (labeled on front of bottle) Appearance:Has an orange body and cloudy Smell: you can smell all hops, very nice Taste: Dry-Hopped, almost like a Pale Ale Mouthfeel: After sitting on my pallet for a while, has weight and an unique feel Drinkability: Is a classic ale to have with a meal and would suggest it to anyone wanting to venture out to a new Winter Warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mrdeath5493 (113) - Arkansas, USA - APR 2, 2007
Brown and clear. Not much head. Smells nice, with spicy and sweet notes. Taste though is too spicy for me. A definite blend of many flavors, but with no balance.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
webbcreative (111) - , Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2009 im rating this for my own benefit, just to remind myself that i really like this beer, and to definitely try again. cant remember the specifics, but i will give a formal review once i try again. this was in my top 5 for winter warmers, although i didnt have many more than that this year....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
shanepardue (110) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - DEC 30, 2007
Reminds me of a stronger Belgian Ale with fruity spices mixed in. Nice amber color, decent head, strong flavor. Love the beer!

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