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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Fresh organic orange zest and cracked coriander complement the orange blossom honey used in this ale. Like a mountain breeze through the citrus trees. 1.060 OG 6 IBU 6.5% ABV.


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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2014
Not my favorite style. I like orange citrus flavors but this one tastes somehow fake. More like juice. Too sweet.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skoisirius (1892) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2016
Bomber. This was fun! Lots of zest from the orange, and politely spiced up with the coriander...the honey is found in the smooth finish. Great summer time ale!

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beachmaster (379) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 22, 2016
On draught. Pours a clear orange yellow, with a moderate white head that lasts. Nose is orange juice and the taste follows. Mild, pleasant orange flavor. Otherwise unremarkable. Good summer session beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kambei70 (919) - - MAY 16, 2016
Clear golden colour with a small white head. Sweet caramel malt, mild sweet fruitiness and cookies in the aroma. The flavour is orange, sweet caramel malt, cookies and mild hoppiness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GarrettB (1374) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 13, 2016
May 26th, 2014 - Mandarin Nectar is one of my first Alpine beers, introducing me to a city and state wide phenomenon that would soon turn into a tourist destination for beer travelers. Alpine’s labels look amateurish, but the beer is good, and complex. The Mandarin Nectar gives off a lovely aroma of a tripel, but stuffed with scents of roast chicken, thyme and turkey, a whole meal in a bouquet. The flavor is more traditionally like a sweet witbier, with a light palate, a short aftertaste, and an extra squeeze of orange.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanscourt (1256) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2016
The alpine beers I have had so far have been fantastic so I probably had unrealistic expectations.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5881) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Slightly cloudy orange, huge white head. Smells slightly herbal with notes of orange. Taste is citrusy hops up front, herbs, and juicy orange. Very clean and crisp, with a dry, woody finish.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6318) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Sampled on draft this beer poured a dark orange-amber color with a medium sized foamy white head that left minimal lacing. The aroma was dry and malty with a bit of orange. The flavor was dry, dusty and musty with an off orange note. Medium length finish. Medium body. Meh.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (3411) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAY 6, 2016
This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a mild hazy burnt orange color with a semi-transparency about it. Carbonation could be seen rising at a nice pace. One finger-ed white foamy head dissipated at a nice pace. Moderate amount of messy lacing slides into the beer. The smell starts off with the sweet mandarin orange over top of some orange zest (lightly spiced) then the coriander echoes in nicely underneath. The taste follows the smell nicely. Zesty to sweet orange aftertaste. Delicate lightly spiced finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a good sessionable feel to it. Carbonation runs fairly light. Bitter to harsh feels seem decent. Overall, as a "herbed/spice/vegetable beer" it definitely works. I’d have again.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nearbeer (4673) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 28, 2016
22 oz. bb 31 Mar 2017. Lightly hazy orange-amber body with a sizzling-away head. Mild and muddled nose of toast, honey and maybe some coriander. Taste is the same with some bitterish wheat in the finish. Light-medium body has a balance of sorts and smooth low-medium carbonation.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CObiased (254) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2016
16oz bottle - pours a clear copper orange color with a thin off white head. Mild aroma of apricot, mandarin, wheat and spice. Flavors of sweet citrus, wheat, coriander, hints of caramel and orange peel.


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