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Nutcracker Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
84
good

679 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 679
Reviews: 324
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 20
Gots: 18 | 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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Reviews by d0ggnate:
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d0ggnate

California

3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Saw a nice holiday sixer in as I grocery shopped today and thought what could be a better way to celebrate the holiday than drinking a nice holiday beer.

A: Poured a muddy red/amber color with an effervescent head that fizzled away quickly.
S: A familiar holiday-like aroma profile here. Hints of spice and nutmeg with a bit of malt.
T: Continued spice, with more nutmeg and even some cinnamon. Light hop presence. I'm also finding a bit of a straw or hay like taste, which isn't unwelcome.
M: A very thinned out body. A bit more watery than I imagined it would be, but it is still okay.
D: A nice beer, but the "warming" quality isn't where I thought it would be. Definitely a nice place to start the evening and I think I could get warm after putting a few of these away.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2008 05:51:48 | More by d0ggnate
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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 679 ratings.