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RATINGS: 542   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljstephenson (249) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beaver (1343) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2010
12oz bottle, best by 2/15/11. Pours a bright hazy copper chestnut color with a medium creamy off white head that retains fairly well and laces the glass.

The aroma is resiny, fruity, slightly perfumey hops with some bready caramel/toffee malts.

The flavor is caramel malts, nuts and a little molasses with some bright resiny fruity hops in the finish. As it warms, a lot more fruitiness comes out. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

Overall, a nice surprise. Itís very well balanced and has some nice bright hoppiness. Iíll have to add this to the list to get each winter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2011
slight haze, burnt sienna. light tan head. great retention rate, with some solid lacing. some serious evergreen aromas, sweet oranges with some caramel notes. light spices. some clove and nutmeg. very interesting palate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint. Appearance: Very hazy, dark orange with thick, creamy head. Aroma: Lots of floral, spicy hops, as well as some tart grapefruit. Nice bready, caramel malt as well. Taste: While there is a strong backbone of toast, caramel and cherry, this is surprisingly hoppy, with notes of spice, grapefruit and herbs. Somewhat bitter finish. Palate: Moderate carbonation with a nice, dry finish. Seemed slightly thin at first, but got better at around cellar temp. Overall: Despite everything positive about this beer, there is something that keeps me from really wanting to have more. However, it is a very good Americanized take on an English Strong Ale.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onionkid (370) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Bottle. Aroma of malt and caramel. Slight spices to the aroma as well. The taste actually has multiple stages. First you get the hoppy, citric taste that quickly fades into malts and caramel. The finish then tastes extra sugary/sweet with a bit of a cloying citric bite to it. This is a pretty full bodied taste, definitely a solid beer. 5.9% alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammer (1056) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Taste is grass, celery, spices, malt and hops. Smooth, complex and enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FlyingSwine (174) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Excellent beer. Pours a slightly cloudy amber with a decent off-white head. Citrus and bread in the aroma. Nice and malty flavor with a bit of dark fruit. Decently balanced, and the wet hops come through on the finish. Flavor doesnít linger too much. Medium body with a bit of carbonation on the tongue. Very good winter seasonal.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
keith0718 (395) - Kansas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Canít believe itís 7.8% ABV. Not overly malty for such high alcohol beer. Could stand to have a tad more hops .

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (3078) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Classic winter warmer. Not crazy spicing, but with a healthy nut and dark fruit undertone.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
coachd (151) - Missouri, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Good strong aroma. Tons of molasses, booze, nutmeg, hops and a dank, after the rain type of smell that just works here. Amber color with a huge off white head. Tastes like hazelnuts, molasses, gingerbread and pumpkin pie spice with a slight hop presence in the aftertaste. Winter in a glass. At 7.8%, I donít know if I would call it a winter warmer, but this one was very good. Props for being unique; I donít know if Iíve ever had another beer like this.


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