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Nutcracker Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

Nutcracker AleNutcracker Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

659 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 659
Reviews: 323
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.06%


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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mmva321

Missouri

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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Nutcracker Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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