RATINGS: 578   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   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
lumpsowers (287) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - APR 19, 2009
Copper pour, medium head, heavy lace. Acrid pine aroma. Piney, hoppy brew. Nicely carbed. With a fruity apple flavor. Weird sweet after taste, some floral or strawberry?

4
Beloved Beer (278) - California, USA - NOV 15, 2002
Great color. Has a nice spice to it. Nutmegish. My new favorite from Boulevard.

3.3
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.

3.5
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.

3.3
CopterScott (253) - 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.

3.5
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
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
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
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.

3.2
bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - FEB 22, 2010
so so.. nothing overly great. abv is strong but not a real strong brew. Spice is nice enough


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