MetalNHopHead (2264) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 26, 2013
Fresh hop seasonal beers are an awesome idea. Too many Holiday beers tend to center on unusual seasonings and other nontraditional ingredients. Nutcracker goes back to the basics by using hops and malts in an attempt to craft holiday flavors. The effort is very well done. This ale is spicy and clean. Happily, Boulevard makes a great holiday beer without selling out. Jayson2425 (167) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - APR 11, 2004
UPDATED: APR 14, 2004 Nice name for a good beer. I cant wait for next holiday season so i can buy more of this type of beer KUJerry (9) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 7, 2013 does not count
Tremendous seasonal beer. Not overpowering like some with the seasonal spices though.
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tasty and strong
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Dark hazy copper-garnet, med thick beige head. Fruity aroma. Rich and malty with caramel and chocolate notes. Full mouthfeel. Spicy hop notes and a pungent finish. Lingering bitterness. Really really good.
bbrock81 (317) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - NOV 9, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2008 What an excellent beer. A lovely dark reddish-amber color. Very spicy hop aroma and taste, with a malty and sweet flavor underneath, and a very nice hop finish. It has the aroma of a very hoppy beer, the finish of a medium hoppy beer, and a flavor excellently balance between malt and hops. Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2004
For some reason this used to taste better to me. The aroma isn’t as pleasant to me as it once was, but it still looks and tastes great. Another of Boulevards ales that just aren’t available long enough. SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - DEC 28, 2004
I loved this beer! My new Christmas favorite. I was pleasantly surprised. shanepardue (110) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - DEC 30, 2007
Reminds me of a stronger Belgian Ale with fruity spices mixed in. Nice amber color, decent head, strong flavor. Love the beer! sethdude (708) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2003 2003: Pours a cloudy cherry color, fine tan head sits atop, absolutely beautiful. Laces like a mutha, all the way down the glass. Smells a bit porter-ish, but with a lot more fruit involved. Tastes like a belgian ale on the front, ends like a porter. Nice smooth palate, not as creamy as possible, but sufficient. Fantastic flavor, warming alchohol, who could ask for more. Very, very good.