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Nutcracker Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

761 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 761
Reviews: 332
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 24
Gots: 62 | 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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Photo of ranger7
3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Kind of bitter for a Winter Warmer.

Photo of Cheers69
1.85/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Much too bitter for it to be considered a Christmas ale.

Photo of Keith27614
3.38/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Drew03cmc
4.34/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

This beer has a nice taste, which consists of a definite happiness, it is altogether approachable and drinkable.

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle, with best by date 02/17/2015 printed on the bottleneck. A new winter warmer seasonal to me from Boulevard. Acquired a single bottle of this stuff from the local beer store.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a super dark burnt orange-mahogany-rubyish body with about a finger and a half of luxuriously creamy frothy off-white head. Leaves lots of good sticky lacing behind. Lots of dark sediment lurking at the bottom of the glass. Looks very nice.

S - The smell is pleasant enough - bready, doughy, & yeasty, with a touch of hop fruitiness making a brief appearance. Lots of molasses / toffee / brown sugar notes. Very mild herbal spice rack content is noticeable, but faint.

T - Taste is the same - very sweet, brown bread, brown sugar, toffee, and molasses being the main players. A bit of doughy yeast. Mild bitter hop content.

M - The feel is smooth, fluid, crisp, & creamy. Medium-bodied with nice carbonation. Very easy drinking for the moderate 7.80% abv.

Overall, a very nice winter warmer from Boulevard. Simple, but to the point.

Boulevard Nutcracker Ale -----3.5/5

Photo of Braque61
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ejk99
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.85/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.76/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.8/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.96/5  rDev +6.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Fuzzgun91
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Did not taste like a high ABV beer. Wasn't too bitter. Was interesting. Easy to drink for what I was expecting. Would definitely try again.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.64/5  rDev -2.4%

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Nutcracker Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 761 ratings.