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RATINGS: 555   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   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 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 (135) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
mjmoen (131) - - DEC 7, 2014
Pours a slightly cloudy dark copper color with tan head. Tastes of spices and caramel. Strong ’bite’ in the aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sharkbcr (126) - Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2012
A perennial winter seasonal. Amber color with a modest head. A malty sweet taste with a spicy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosskyle (126) - - MAR 20, 2015
Hoppy aroma. Dark cloudy Amber color. Smooth texture. Hoppy flavor but not overwhelming. Spicy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CousinBrenden (125) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Fair to good. Expect a little more from here but good non the less with molasses and malts and decent hop flavor and aroma. Slightly sweet on finish to be expected from description.

3.4
   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. I’m 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 I’m already thinking about the next beer I will have, and it won’t be the other bottle from my sample pack.

3.6
   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. I’d recommend this for a nice session beer. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-24-2008 05:47:36

3.4
   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.

3.8
   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. It’s a holiday masterpiece.


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