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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.

   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2010
From notes. Dark amber/brown, small tan cap. Nice pour. Strange brew- pungent, past ripe, melon-like fruit, green plant vegetation, burnt sugar, generic sweet juice, subtle grains, toasty caramel malt. Medium body, just smoother than balanced, easy drinkin. Have to rerate in the future.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (8281) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 1, 2010
355mL courtesy of emacgee. Pours a dirty reddish brown with a two-finger tan head that has okay retention and leaves little to no lace. Aroma is brown sugar, caramel, toffee. Fairly nice. Taste is a little off- maybe since it’s a 2008 bottle. There is a raw grainy mess juxtaposed with some light tartness. Interesting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (5793) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 6, 2010
ruby red .. . low head .. . very mild christmas brew .. nice hop presents with a nice balance of sweetness .. . real simple .. . a perfect brew to just eeease into the season.. I’d kill for a piece of corn that wasn’t creamed..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2010
poured copper and hazy with a off white head aromas of pine,citrus, and malted pale grains

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fratto (2590) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2011
Bottle from Dr. Jekyll’s. Brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma is faint, but malty and a little caramel. Taste is al ittle spice and hop with a nice nutty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
dinkle50 (943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Reddish color with a huge head. Aroma is nutty with some sugar. Kind of burns in your mouth. Not the most pleasant mouth feel. Taste is sweet caramel with a finish of grapefruit. The after taste is a bit strange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarrettB (998) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 21, 2012
1/19/2010 - The Boulevard Nut Cracker Ale is one of the many winter warmers shuffled into a rather broad category of malty, dark, flavorsome beers who go well with a pipe or a cookie, but without anything phenotypically special. This one is sweeter than most, boasting more malty and caramel sugars, but it also comes with more bitterness. Molasses forms much of the flavor here, but it’s thick drinking and borderlines somewhere between a beer and a dessert. I also suffered from the strange after effect of profound thirst. Still, the Nutcracker would do well as a more “extreme” beer in a bucket or cooler of winter brews for a party.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
shrubber85 (7379) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Bottle. Orange-caramel malt and orange peel aroma. Dark amber with large head. Sweet caramel malt and moderately bitter orange peel hops flavor. Light body. Okay.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Brentv (314) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2013
On tap at the Old Chicago Grill in Wichita, KS. Dark red with medium head. Caramel aroma. Taste is bitter, caramel, not much sweetness.

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