RATINGS: 579   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 234   ABV: 7.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Nutcracker Ale is Boulevards 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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
furthur (1081) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle (thanks Eugene!), lightly cloudy medium amber body, cream colored head fades, nice lace. Aroma is malt and sprucy hops, a little fruit, and "fresh snow". Taste is resin and grapefruit rind, light malt, a little fruity. Finish bitter sweet. Palate is smooth, carbonation adequate. Good balance between the sweet and the hops. Not as fruity as a lot of dry hopped ales.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (2052) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle thanks to beastie. Clear amber pour with dense creamy head. Aroma: piney herbal hop presence. Caramel and light molasses. I realize I didnt check the style before opening this, but at this point my guess is "hoppy amber." Taste: moderate candied sweetness combined with assertive bitterness. Still going with hoppy amber. Palate: medium body, lively carbonation, somehow feels a bit heavy. Overall: English strong ale, really? I would have only used one of those three words to describe this.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rollinsr (622) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JAN 4, 2015
Pours Amber with light tan head. Aroma is tart yeast esters with mulled spices. Flavor is malty with heavy dark fig notes on a background of warming spices. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadShaolin (100) - - JAN 2, 2015
Burnt brown sugar, syrupy dates, love the hops added and alcohol well balanced

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttroha (516) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle from Northside Tavern. Pours cloudy copper withwhite head. Aroma of nuts, malts, citrus, and bread. Tastes of caramel, orange peel, and spices. Very good.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonshawn (1130) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle from elevated with commonmac. Dark plum with bubbly off white head. Subtle smell. Expected more spice nose. Malty spicy and slight hop finish. Slightly warming. Nice mouthfeel and finish. Some dark fruit. Taste seems to change over time. Grows on me. A bit oily. Pretty darn good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonmac (1135) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle purchased at Elevated in South Mpls. Plum, deep amber color. Froth is strong on this one. Lacing follows suit. Malt comes through on the nose with some undercurrent hops. Little bit of spice too. Taste leans mostly on malty sweetness after an initial hop hit. Toffee and molasses. Finish and aftertaste have plum, dark fruit elements. Improves as it progresses almost taking on an abbey dubbel feel. This is a pretty solid winter option.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
coachd (697) - 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 dont know if I would call it a winter warmer, but this one was very good. Props for being unique; I dont know if Ive ever had another beer like this.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Block (2398) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2014
A good all day winter beer. Malty sweet. A little bit of spice in the nose and just right at the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1582) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Delicious & perfect for the holidays. The aroma is full of hops but the flavor is creamy & smooth! So drinkable at nearly 8%. Definitely recommended for the style & very good overall!


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