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RATINGS: 90   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Has a golden amber color and a light refreshing body. (Editor’s Note: originally brewed by Humboldt Brewing Company under the name "Humboldt Pale Nectar Ale" until the acquisition by Firestone Walker.)


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2005
Bottle. Golden amber color with fading head. Balanced hop aroma, not too aggressive, with lingering sweet caramel malts coming through. Flavor mimics this: very nice balance of hop bitterness and flavor with medium amber malt sweetness. Crisp overall, but with a slight tacky/tangy aftertaste. Very enjoyable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 17, 2005
Pours gold with a white head. Smells of yogurt, straw, grapefruit and a bit sugary. Taste is of oranges and caramel. One of the best APAs I’ve had to date.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4763) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2006 I have liked a number of this brewer’s beers now. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a bright bronze color with a medium sized yellow-white head. The aroma is strong with fruity and flowery hops. The flavor is sweet and lightly tangy with strong grapefruit and light floral hops. A bitter hop finish lingers. A nice pale ale but not as good as the Red Nectar.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 15, 2005
12oz bottle. Light orange gold color. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is caramel malts and floral and citrusy hops. A medium bodied pale ale. Malts are fruity and sweet Hops are citrusy (grapefruit and orange peel). A medium bitter American Pale Ale. Nice balance between the bitterness and sweetness. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2005
Rating for "Nectar Ales Pale Nectar"

Poured a clear amber with a small head just south of white. Pleasant citrus hop aroma of tart orange which faded into light pine. Moderate bitterness in flavor with mild citrus at the end. Rather thin-bodied with light astringency to finish.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 4, 2005
12 oz. Bottle. Clear light copper with some head and good lacing. Floral, citrus, pine, and malt in the nose. Balanced malt flavor with a light hop bitterness at the finish. Well made American Pale Ale.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5437) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2005
My bottle of this very drinkable APA reads "Pale Nectar." Deep gold with a lacingly bubbly head, it has a delicate aroma of caramel malts balanced with floral and orange hops. Balance is the key to the tase as well, neither element outweighing another. It finishes on a mildly bitter, citric note. A very well crafted ale.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crazyvin (1898) - New York, USA - JUN 28, 2005
some sweet malt notes, but mostly a hop precence. poured a golden color, no head. It was light and refreshing. but not light where it seemed watery, it was just well balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2005
This is the kind of beer that is approaching being too hoppy for me, but it has enough complexity to salvage it. There are some subtle citrus flavors as you’d expect and a very solid mouthfeel. This is also a really wet beer, like the red nectar, so it is very drinkable and satisfying. Not as unusual and varied, flavor wise, as the Red Nectar, but solid.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2005
Clear gold-orange. Nose fruity, some citrus and sweetness. An unusually large amount of orange-citrus in this one, tart and sharp. Finishes quite sweete, some caramel. Sticky mouthfeel. Decent stuff here.


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