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RATINGS: 520   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (15853) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle. Hazy maroon brown color, medium off tan head. Aroma of mixed summer fruit. Taste is sweet and fruity. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Danyel (1335) - Colorado, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown with red hues and off-white head. Aroma is citrus, caramel, light aromatics. Taste is malty, medium carbonation, fresh grain. Good.,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (4101) - Nueva York, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Anchored Inn, Brooklyn tap: Pours light amber with a creamy head. Aroma is light caramel malts and a good amount of piny hops. Taste is a little sweet. Nice amount of hop bitterness. Some earth. A bit of spice. A good, classic amber ale. At least they upgraded their bottle art.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybercat (4029) - Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Pours a clear, dark mahogany with minimal head, but that may be a result of how it was tapped. Malty aroma has earthy and cinnamon notes. Earthy flavor has a hint of woody hops, plus nutty and cinnamon tones. Texture is fairly fizzy and, though not too firm, not watery either. Overall, a decent brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClutchMasterson (64) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Pours a clear but defined rich red. Leaves a massive off white head that doesn’t want to go away. Aroma is basement scents and a smokey metal, with hints of toasty bread. Taste is a light but nice floral and bread with some hints of caramel if only slight. Leaves a slight bitterness on the back end that doesn’t over power the beer. Mouthfeel is a good medium bodied and moist feeling. Overall a delicious red ale that certainly is refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1435) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Tap at Lazy Dog. Pours a transparent amber with thin head. Aroma of malts and grasses. Taste of a nice blend of malts and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fluffy (1937) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
actually as far as ambers go, this is probably one of the better and well balanced versions of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrettTaylor (637) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Poured as a taster at local bottle shop. Pours a ruddy brown. Aromas of hops and caramel. Taste is dominated by malt flavors - brown sugar, caramel, and biscuit - just a touch of hops. A little out of balance, but this would be excellent with food.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dliberto (216) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Drank from the bottle. Aroma consists of hay, caramel, and toasted malt. Taste is malt, brown sugar, caramel, and hay. Moderately sweet beer, medium bodied and medium carbonation. Solid brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OmegaX (1344) - Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle at home. Nose was grass and citrus with a light caramel malt. Flavors were similar. The hops seemed faded out. I may have had an older bottle but I couldn’t locate a date. Overall it was decent it just seemed...boring. Not sure. Gonna give it another try in the future and re-rate.

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