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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: 23 | 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  rDev -19.6%

XicanoBeerRun, Feb 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

mikerieder, Feb 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

powdersoldier, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of BierJager89
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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3/5  rDev -19.6%

DerrickW, Feb 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

ricecracker420, Jan 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

rudabegga9, Jan 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

HamGlade10, Jan 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

cmwilliq, Jan 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

rozymegs, Jan 22, 2014
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3.14/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle poured into a nonic. Best by 02/07/14.

(A)- Pours a hazy bronze colored amber. Some good off-white to tan colored froth. Good retention and lacing.

(S)- A very sweet caramel and honey malt base meets very subtle toasted nuttiness and fig.

(T)- Again, very caramel and honey sweetness with a lightly toasted nuttiness and fig.

(M)- A good carbonation level and balance. A touch sweet, but not very complex.

(O)- A slightly richer and sweeter beer, but nothing that really reminds me of the holiday season.

sweemzander, Jan 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

bernat1971, Jan 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

mattmarka1, Jan 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

ncstateplaya, Jan 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

justinm4bama, Jan 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

krome, Jan 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Skillz, Jan 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Pug, Jan 06, 2014
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3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - a tannish colored head, with a dark amber body.

Smell - It is a piney/hoppy smell, with a bit of malts.

Taste - a hoppy bitterness to it, with some spices; not as sweet as I was expecting it to be.

Mouthfeel - a good bodied beer.

Overall - A pretty decent beer, although it wasn't that sweet.

Captain_Komamura, Jan 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Chirpie, Jan 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

PaulUH, Jan 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

sleuthdog, Jan 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

cdragos, Dec 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

kinmundy77, Dec 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

KevinGordon, Dec 29, 2013
Nutcracker Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 692 ratings.