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RATINGS: 495   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Boasting a ruby hue and an exquisite floral aroma, Red Nectar is a robust yet elegant brew with distinctive accents of toasted malt, caramel, spice and residual sweetness. The beer that started it allÖ Red Nectar was considered a strange bird when it was first released in 1987. After all, where did a robust, handcrafted all-natural amber ale fit into the massive flock of American industrial lagers? Answer: it didnít. So it blazed its own trail, helping set the pace for the craft brew revolution. Enjoy Red Nectar for its dazzling reddish copper hue, original flavors and caramel spice accents. (Editorís Note: originally brewed by Humboldt Brewing Company as "Humboldt Red Nectar Ale" until their acquisition by Firestone Walker.)


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2432) - Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2014
[Bottle] Reddish amber color with a soapy white head. Nose is of caramel malts and a decent amount of floral hops. Sweet fruits, caramel, dusty grains, toasted bread and light astringency in the taste. Smooth and sticky mouthfeel. A nice beer for the style. Tasting notes from early 2012.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EtTuCthulhu (1007) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 20, 2014
The color is a clear copper with a medium off-white head, and the aroma blends caramel and toasted malts with floral hops. The taste is slightly sour, slightly sweet, and mildly bitter, and the mouthfeel has a medium-light body, slick texture, average carbonation, and a slightly bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rondphoto (1828) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 10, 2014
@ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- Clear dark amber with a long-lasting 1" off-white head, wide bands of lace. Taste is caramel malt that is immediately balanced by mild hops and carbonation. Unpretentious brew, but quite drinkable with enough taste to satisfy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (1179) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Pours two fingers of head on a clear dark straw colored body. The aroma is rich caramel and malt. Nice. The taste is lots of caramel sweetness balanced out by mild lemon bitterness. Good profile. The texture is smooth with lower carbonation. Excellent balance and drinkability.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Caytinator (899) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Pint on tap. Beautiful copper color, clear, its medium head fades to a little collar. Good lacing, nice light and malty aroma. Nice crispy taste, pretty balanced but it errs towards hoppy and thin on the palate. Itís totally respectable as an amber ale.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nealblind (690) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Clear light Brown pour some tan head. Aroma of sawdust, malt bomb. Tastes pine caramel sharp acidity. Unrefined and overrated.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fredis23 (481) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Dark Reddish Brown, Medium Head Did Not Last, Decent Lacing. Faint Malt Aroma. Malt, Slightly Sweet, Stale Hops, Bitter Finish. Medium Body, Slightly Buttery, Creamy. No Dates, Probably Slightly Out Of Date. Still Drinkable but ... Might Want To try It Fresh, Otherwise Pass It...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Daytonbeer (638) - Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2014
Pours brown with red hue, white head, and very little lacing. Aroma of dark fruit and caramel malts. Taste of blood orange and loaded with toasted malts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigtaster (544) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2014
12 Oz bottle. Brown red body, off white head. Roasted barley and caramel nose. Smells like fresh wort. Smooth carbonation, taste are great caramel malt with slightly acidic finish. Flavors are less complex than Iím looking for but a solid red.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2469) - Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2014
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 6/12/2013. Pours slightly cloudy orange copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, grapefruit, orange zest, brown sugar, biscuit, floral, grass, light nuttiness, and toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt and hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, grapefruit, orange zest, brown sugar, floral, grass, light pine, light nuttiness, and floral/toasted earthiness. Light pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, citrus, biscuit, floral, and light nuttiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of malt and hop flavors; with a very balanced hop/malt flavor profile and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body with a lightly creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice amber ale. Good balance and robustness of malt and hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.


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