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Nutcracker Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
84
good

685 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 685
Reviews: 324
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.06%
Wants: 19
Gots: 19 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -33%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

dbarny76, Mar 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

bigolwilly, Mar 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

EF4, Mar 04, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Also sampled tonight on 3/1/14 but had this one back in 2012. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a pilsner flute glass.

Pours a hazy amber bronze in color with a good 1-finger light beige foamy head that settles down to a thin layering. Lacing was seen with each sip but wasn't heavy. The aroma is of caramel malts with a touch of honey and spices. The taste is about the same with some citrus over tones and a strong pepper spice finish. Slightly bitter finish as well.

BeerWithMike, Mar 02, 2014
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Spiderpig, Feb 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.99/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy red-orange, with a tan head.

S: Pineapple, mango, orange hop character blended perfectly with cinnamon and clove spiciness in the nose.

T: Orange, mango, lemon, grapefruit and pine. Cinnamon and nutmeg show up in the finish and aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied and smooth, but also a bit foamy.

O: Taste is not quite what I had hope for after the nose, but it smells really good.

BierJager89, Feb 05, 2014
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Nutcracker Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 685 ratings.