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RATINGS: 533   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.


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2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
EdInSaltLake (665) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Tastes and smells spicy, fruity, woody. Maybe a little "boozy" -- at least more than I would have expected for a 6% beer. A lot of spice at first, with malt and hop flavor really coming through in the finish. There’s a lot going on here; but it’s all fairly well-balanced. One of those beers in which the first sip is quite a bit different from the last.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7738) - Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Draft. Has flavors of molases and nougat, very smooth beer, fresh hops are grassy and herbal. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CopterScott (150) - Kansas, USA - NOV 26, 2014
pours a hazy brown color with a thin off-white head. aroma is pine, spices, and some malt. Flavor is toasted bread, spices, pine, and caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thechasm442 (337) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
2014 bottle served in a tulip. It pours a hazy copper brown with a fingers worth of off white head and decent lacing. Aroma is spicy up front. Dank pine aromas, some citrus, and some bread/biscuit smells. Taste is pine right up front. It than quickly transitions to a citrus/tropical fruit kind of beer with toffee and bread flavors rounding it out. Overall it is a bit booze forward and pretty sticky in your mouth. Not bad, I like it.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
razzanof (22) - Leavenworth, Kansas, USA - NOV 21, 2014
From a bottle. Aroma of roasted malts and earthy tones. Full body and medium-weight palate; flavors were roasted and bready with a strong alcohol backbone. Decent winter ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (867) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2014
On tap poured a reddish brown with a thick creamy lasting beige head. Moderate sweet malty spiced aromas. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are malt, spices, and caramel. Medium bodied. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
outlawskies (430) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie thinks if it weren't for the hoppy front the malty after taste isn't so bad Julie gives 2.5 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gschrade (768) - Collinsville, USA - MAY 26, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours dark amber with off white head. Taste Carmel, bready, a bit of spice. I thought this was ok. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TXBadger (1488) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
Pours a darker amber color with ivory head. Toast, spice, molasses, and some pine on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice little bit of caramel sweetness from the molasses.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kevinator (1039) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Hearty beer. Aroma of roasted malts, earthy tones and wood. Dark amber color with a decent head. Full body and medium-weight palate with good carbonation. Flavors were roasted and bready with a little nuttiness. Good winter brew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17215) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy bitter caramel aroma with hoppy hints. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty slightly bitter caramel finish.


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