Nutcracker Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by DrinkinBoy:
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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3.93/5 rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: bottle
06-18-2014 17:03:37 | More by nem2006
Nutcracker Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 677 ratings.