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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
geeklimit (284) - USA - JAN 7, 2012
Pours an overly-carbonated head on a dark amber ale, have to stop mid-pour. Cream head lasts for a long time. Notable hops aroma. Spicy hops taste on a decently thicker and very bubbly consistency. Slightly dry finish with not unpleasant bitter hops aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2002
Great color. Has a nice spice to it. Nutmegish. My new favorite from Boulevard.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2003
Murky dark amber color with a thin but lasting cream head. Malty smell with a little hop spiciness present, not too exciting. Sweet malt with earthy,herbal hop flavor at the finish. Didn't notice any roasted malt flavors. Feels good in the mouth, not too thin. Decent winter ale, not much bitterness, but I like it that way this time of year.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hockey9930 (262) - - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2004
Murky deep reddish brown with a medium lasting light brown head. Musty, spicy aroma of cinnamon, dough, clove, nutmeg, ginger, pepper, molasses pine, plum, red apple, and a hint of alcohol. Medium watery body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Flavor of hazelnut, ginger, molasses, cinnamon, leather, anise, plum, apple and a hint of mint. Fairly complex, another decent offering from Boulevard. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 1, 2005
Poured an amber color with a small head.. Floral hoppy aroma with spices added.. Nice malty spicy flavor with medium hoppiness.. Nice winter warmer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ljstephenson (250) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomTiedemann (250) - Levittown, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2011
so my last two ratings have been posting in "code" and not happy. pours amber, slightly cloudy. malty scent with malty taste and scented hop kick to flavor, nice brew ....

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CopterScott (249) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilherps (248) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2008
Pours clear amber with a thin white, bubbly head. Aromas of grapefruit and caramel, with flavor of grapefruit, some coffee, other undefinable dark red fruit, and roasted malt.


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