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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.)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigtaster (605) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2913) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chudwick (2250) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Advent beer #12 - 12oz bottle. Firestone walker was involved: expectations raised. Caramel and honey/floral. Sweet with slight bitter finish. Very easy to drink. Does not pair well with dry salami. Bitterness gets stronger with every sip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2221) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle. Amber body with a frothy, off-white head. Aroma of toasted grain, caramel, resin, pine. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, moderate carbonation. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Taste of toasted malts, caramel and resin. Nice balance in the flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2339) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Reddish/brown color with a good off-whiter head. Malty aroma with a little pine. Flavor has more hops than I thought. A little acidity and a little roastiness/nuttiness. Thereís a slight astringincey in the beer that isnít quite so smooth, but itís still easy to drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcran86 (19) - Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle at Rhodeside Bar in Arlington VA. Delicious red ale with slight citrus taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1774) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Draft at Khyber Pass. Slightly hazy copper pour with a large frothy head. More body than I was expecting. Unusual notes as well. Blood oranges. Plum pudding. Mulberries. Currants. Pomegranate. Caramel covered apples. Pleasant juicy flavors with a strong punch of spicy sweetness in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bookseeb (118) - Wenatchee, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Appearance has a ruby red color supporting a fair head that slowly dissispates leaving spotty lace. Smell has a nice balance between sweet caramel malt and the floral hop aroma. Taste faulters a bit from the aroma in not having that full flavor balance. Mouthfeel is lighter than medium with good carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (4127) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Aroma is slightly perfumed fruit and mild notes of sweetness and earthiness. The flavor is fruit, light citrus, malts, spices and a mix of tangy/bitter/mild tartness in the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zvsn (755) - ISRAEL - SEP 4, 2013
Bottle sample at the tasting. Thanks DSG. Clear copper-red with a small head and minimal lacing. Aroma of caramel mats, bread and citric hops. Taste - starts with malty sweetness, bitter hoppy finish. Medium-body.

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