Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Beers of the Holidays: Nutcracker Ale
Boulevard Brewing's Nutcracker Ale from last year in the back of the beer fridge in the garage. I didn't buy any this year (I'm not even sure if I've seen any on the shelf at Spec's), so this is based on a bottle of 2009 that's been sitting in the fridge for twelve months. Sweet malts and candied fruit in the aroma. The taste is all malts with a little hint of spices in the sweet finish. If there was any hop bitterness to it originally, then its definitely dropped out. Mouthfeel is still pretty creamy and it got a little better as it warmed up. I may pick up a bottle or two from this year just to see how its aged. I'm not typically a fan of Boulevard's regular lineup of beers, but I've definitely enjoyed their Smokestack Series of beers.
Posted by Steve at 3:14 PM