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RATINGS: 526   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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 all… 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 didn’t. 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. (Editor’s Note: originally brewed by Humboldt Brewing Company as "Humboldt Red Nectar Ale" until their acquisition by Firestone Walker.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1844) - Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2015
Clear amber with lasting frothy off white head. Malty. Bready. Toasty. Nice pleasant fruitiness. Englishy. Semi dry. Nice balance. Avoids being a boring amber. Id have this again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkyCrow (99) - Washington, USA - APR 16, 2015
Bottle. Beautiful red color with fine bubble head. Creamy palette, a little zesty. A decent red ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smallfry (169) - - APR 16, 2015
(Tap) Nice, a bit sweet. It’s a nice and refreshing beer without being too light. I’d drink it again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBeer45 (1371) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Sampled from a bottle, this ale had a clear red-amber pour and gave about a one finger faint off-white bubbled head that receded to a ring and thin film, it left small spots and a few fingers of lacing on the glass as I drank, the nose had nice citrus and floral hop aromas with toasted malt, caramel, a little bread with malt and candy sweetness, it had flavors toasted malt with citrus hops, caramel, and pretty similar to the aroma of the beer, the finish had a light to medium bitterness with some malt trailing afterwards, the mouth feel was light, creamy and had average carbonation, this was a nice amber beer drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (8912) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle. Murky orange-amber pour with a light cream head. Caramel malt and a hint of citrus. A little dusty. Not bad, but not really my thing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
beernbourbon (1452) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Draft. Pour is clear red with a small white head. Aroma and flavor are light malt with bready yeast and a faint sweetness. Light with a touch of malt and hop in the finish. Not much going on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ben4321 (5249) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Location: 12 oz bottle from State Line, 2/13/15

Aroma: It has a clean, malt-forward aroma, slightly fruity, some buttery notes, nuts
Appearance: Pours a clear reddish-orange color with an off-white head and some streaky lace
Flavor: Flavor is along the same lines, a decent mix, with some slightly off flavors as well
Palate: The body light-medium, with an okay mouthfeel, and a slightly sticky finish
Overall Impression: I thought this one was pretty unexciting. Feels okay, but also feels slightly flawed. Not bad, not great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Westchesterco (1612) - mclean, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Poured from a bottle it is a cloudy red amber color with a thick head. The aroma is malty and the taste is a strong bitter Taste with a lingering flavor of citrus

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (5278) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2015
From a 12 oz bottle poured at home. Pours a hazy amber with a thick ecru head. Flavors of orange and herbs. Smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
loubar (156) - Los Gatos, California, USA - JAN 5, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2015 12 oz. bottle from BevMo. Pours two fingers of head on a clear dark straw colored body. The aroma is caramel malt and a hint of cinnamon. The initial taste is caramel and malt quickly moderated by mild citrus bitterness: a well balanced complexity. Lively carbonation keeps it smooth and not too sweet. Very refreshing and drinkable.

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