Nutcracker Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by mmva321:
4.1/5 rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Served in a pint glass.
A: This has no lacing whatsoever. (Okay, I'm seeing some now. Weird it took a couple minutes to appear. +.5). The lacing is very fizzy and bubbly and goes down the glass. Not ideal but it actually has a nice effect I like. I like the hazy, murky amber brown color and the head has great retention for the small amount there was.
S: A strong citrus smell grabs my attention right away. But I also detect spices and some chocolate or toffee buried under there along with the malt auroma. Perhaps a little uneven, but a pleasnat smell and one that is unique to me.
T: Usually I complain about beers not being strong or substantial enough in taste, but this one may be a little too strong for my liking. I taste it all (the citrus, malts, spices, toffe). They're all at the forefront and it's very well balanced. But maybe with all those flavors competing for top billing on my tounge, it may be a little too much for one drink. Very nice though.
M: It works. A little fizzy which compliments the spices, not too watery but not too think that it would be inconsistent with the flavor.
D: Boulevard's seasonal beers continue to shine for me. This is a very season appropriate beer that is very enjoyable to drink. Very Christmasy. For any unrefined characteristics it may have, the beer endears itself well to me. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2009 05:13:56 | More by mmva321
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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 679 ratings.