Beer #54 Nut Cracker Ale

   

Boulevard Nut Cracker Ale

 

Name:  Nut Cracker AleStyle: Winter Warmer   

Brewery: Boulevard Brewing Co.  website 

Country: USA 

 Region:  Kansas City, Missouri 

 ABV: 5.90 % 

 How served: 12 oz capped bottle poured into a Boulevard Smokehouse glass.      

 My Overall Opinion: Very Good   

 I paired this beer with: Lasagna.

Tasted on: Friday December 18, 2009. 

 Note: This was a wonderful beer.  Very smooth and drinkable.  I am glad I was able to find this beer and had an opportunity to try it.   Hope you have a chance to try this one too. 

On the label:  Happy Holidays from everyone at Boulevard Brewing Company –  2009-  Steven Pauwels.  Brewing Beer Elf Since 1999.    Our Unfiltered Winter Warmer. 

 From their website:   

 STYLE: Winter Warmer  

AVAILABILITY: November through December; bottles and draught  

INGREDIENTS: Pale, Aromatic, Special B & Munich malts, malted wheat. Magnum, Cascade & fresh Chinook hops  

STARTING GRAVITY: 16.0 degrees Plato  

ALCOHOL: 4.8% by weight, 5.9% by volume  

BITTERNESS UNITS: 31 IBUs  

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.  

SENSORY DESCRIPTION: Many foods don’t stand up to this strong beer, so rich strong-flavored foods work best. Nutcracker Ale is also a great digestif. Flavor hooks: caramel, spice  

AVERAGE EBC COLOR:  

PAIRINGS: Hearty red meat dishes and wild game, strong cheese, dark chocolate, caramel desserts 

 This is the 23th of my daily Christmas beer, on my quest for a Christmas beer a day from Thanksgiving to Christmas.  There are now only 6 more beers until Christmas! 

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