RATINGS: 569   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
ttoadee (1535) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Medium amber pour, 2 fingers of tan head. Nose is malt backdrop, hops over the top. Little more bitter than sweet. Middle is medium roasted malt, spice, hops, alcohol. Finish is dry, spicy, and boozy. OK

3.4
Tmoney99 (14764) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Bottle. Poured clear dark amber color with medium white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium sweet malt and hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium balanced flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This is an interesting brew.

2.9
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2015
12oz bottle, from Dutch’s. Best by 2/16/16. Up front, a musty kind of strange malt. Chestnut, some caramel. Color is a hazy brick orange, with an astonishing amount of small particles hazing up the body. Thin khaki head, leaving very good lace. Big earthiness. Medium to bigger body. Kind of lighter carbonation. Very dry texture. Bigger bitter taste. Light sweet, more dry overall. Mild bite, bit of heat in the finish. Alright to sip on, but overall, a bit muddy and overly dry. Gets a bit better as it goes. Some nicer dark fruit character comes out, more caramel. RB says that this is with wet chinook, is it really still? That’s hard to believe.

2.5
hockey9930 (303) - - NOV 2, 2015
Pours a murky auburn with half finger tan head. Weak malty aroma. Initial flavor is of toffee and caramel but finishes with a light hop kick.

2.5
GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 15, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 23 Apr 2012 -- An interesting ale. I think the spices didn’t quite do it for me.

3.9
rosskyle (744) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Hoppy aroma. Dark cloudy Amber color. Smooth texture. Hoppy flavor but not overwhelming. Spicy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
portableparty (2366) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2015
12 oz. bottle 2014. Pours a nice amber color with a large frothy fluffy khaki head that slowly settles. Aroma has nice subtle earthy hops and mellow spices and faint sweetness. Taste is bitter hops with subtle spices and some molasses shows. Nice mellow beer.

3.5
CousinBrenden (131) - 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.

3.5
andrewje41 (4087) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2015
12 oz bottle pour. Thank you Eugene. Pours a copper color with a thin patchy head. Sweet caramel malt aroma. Pretty hoppy flavor with some dark fruit and a little bran. Slightly bitter hop finish. Pretty good winter beer here.

3.7
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle. Poured a ruby brown with a large off white head. Nose is sweet citrus spice. Taste is lightly bitter and sweet cereal Brady malt. Mouth is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finish is smooth and little bitter. Overall, an interesting and nice winter warmer.


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