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Nutcracker Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
84
good

692 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 692
Reviews: 325
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 19
Gots: 22 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

deadliest, Yesterday at 12:28 AM
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3.4/5  rDev -8.8%

Is_it_beer30_yet, Oct 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

BeerSnobRobinson, Oct 03, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +9.9%

I was happy to try this winter seasonal, since I'd never had it before and wanted to compare it to a couple of my other favorites in this style. It held up fairly well, and I'd buy it again. Good mix of traditional holiday flavors, and a bit higher alcohol content for when you're staying home and out of the snow.

dcscientist, Sep 29, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +1.9%

blvdlover, Sep 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

bpkrippner, Sep 24, 2014
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MikeDAdams, Sep 20, 2014
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Kcskeils, Sep 17, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +2.9%

Ajmorriso1, Sep 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Hellpop65, Sep 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

cardinals22, Aug 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

kylehay2004, Aug 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

assman79, Jul 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

zestar, Jul 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

woopigscotty, Jul 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

dsalmons, Jul 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

harty83, Jul 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Sparky44, Jul 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

pjbfromkc, Jun 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Zachariah1978, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

dclange, Jun 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

thufflife, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of nem2006
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.

nem2006, Jun 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

wrightst, Jun 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

moshea, Jun 11, 2014
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Nutcracker Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 692 ratings.