Nutcracker Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
85
very good
897 Ratings
Nutcracker AleNutcracker Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-11-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
897
Reviews:
349
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
11.64%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
139
For Trade:
0
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Photo of FreshButterbeer
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.99/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Branlott42
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dum3z
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of akolb
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice amber-red. Aroma has sweet caramel, a touch of piney hops, and bread. Aroma has a suprising amount of citrus, along with some bready brown malts and a nice bitter finish. A little light bodied for my liking. Some spice and alcohol.

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Photo of barczar
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is sweet, with fruity amber malt notes. Touch of citrus.

Flavor is citrusy throughout, with an amber malt backbone and moderately bitter finish that lingers. Molasses sweetness surfaces in the aftertaste.

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Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of barracudajenkins
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of djchrismac
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AD17
3.1/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of thumperskibum
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Balvenie
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.46/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jw4free
3.66/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Weizen glass. L: cloudy dark Amber, light brown. Excellent thick tan head. Fades slowly. S: over hopped at the start. Pine fades to bear out malts of raisin, prune and molasses. Let this one rest and warm. T: citrus and fruity yeast. Decent blend. Good spice from hops. F: warming alcohol. O: good drink to crack open and sip over a long conversation.

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Photo of Tgrmitchroy
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WunderLlama
3.89/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brown with great lacings, one finger taupe , layer of foam settles on the way down


Spicy notes of cinnamon

Suds up nicely , smooth , slight lingering finish

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3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Williaar
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Midwestbrew18
4.13/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nutcracker Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
3.78 out of 5 based on 897 ratings.
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