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Nutcracker Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
84
good

677 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 677
Reviews: 324
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 20
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Winter Warmer |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Nutcracker Ale is Boulevard’s holiday gift for real beer lovers. This hearty, warming brew is a classic winter ale, deep amber in color, with hints of molasses balanced by the “spiciness” of freshly harvested Chinook hops.

38 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-11-2002)
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DrinkinBoy

Georgia

3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Nutcracker Ale pours a brownish-orange and is transluscent almost opaque. Its head is off white, fluffy, with great retention.

The smell is pretty light, but I can pick up some fruit zest and roasted notes with a little bit of typical hops and malt characteristics.

Its taste out does the smell in both complexity and power. The beer begins with a well balanced hop flavor, followed by gum and cinnamon among other spices on the mid palate. The finish is long and leaves mostly a fruity taste with just enough hops to make it well balanced.

The mouthfeel is thick with well balanced carbonation.

In general winter warmers are not my style of beer. Although, I found Nutcraker Ale to be one of the best I have had. It is the complete opposite of most winter warmers you see, like the style link says on this site many beers with a bunch of spices like a wassail may say winter warmer. This is the first beer I have ever tried from Boulevard, but it makes me want to try more.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2010 08:57:53 | More by DrinkinBoy
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Poured deep amber/copper with lightly tanned, very creamy head. Holds the head well.

Nose: Spicy, slightly piney. Not too overpowering on the hop aroma, but that is almost all you get.

Taste: Medium bodied, well-balanced at the front end. However the hops linger on the tongue after the malt sweetness fades away. Lingers for a while, drying out the mouth slightly.

Overall: A good beer experience. The flavor really changes with the temperature. In my opinion, a bit smoother at lower temps. With higher temps, you get more of the hop/alcohol bite, not necessarily a negative thing.

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Nutcracker Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 677 ratings.