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RATINGS: 526   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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 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.)


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2006
12oz bottle. Orange amber with a small off white slightly rocky head. Muted grassy hops with sweet caramel malt in the aroma. Ruddy malt with a tinge of toastiness complemented by a slightly astringent herbal hoppiness. Residual bitterness and some caramel in the finish. Mouthfeel is light medium, fairly dry.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
warriorx99 (85) - USA - FEB 3, 2006
Bottled. This beer poors a deep copper-red. The aroma is a slightly sweet malt and caramel. This is a smooth medium bodied beer that tastes of malt, caramel, and slight floral undertoneswith a quick and slightly dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (10491) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2006
12oz bottle shared courtesy of Whaleman. Poured a medium amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, caramel, light honey, lightly floral and some spices. Tastes of oranges, floral, and light honey.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2006
Clear amber body with a soapy, grayish-white head. Aroma is of sweet wort with caramel and honey notes plus a hop profile suggesting peaches and spice. Piney flavor with light malt character, relative dryness, and medium bitterness. Medium light body with a dry finish. Nothing special in the bottle, but I could see this being nice when fresh on tap.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hershiser2 (1685) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2006
Bottle. Pours brownish with a small flat head. Aroma of dirt, malts, grasses. Balanced flavor of those three aromas. Plain, but drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 28, 2006
i finally decided to rate this.the only reason i had not up until this point is cuz i thought i already had.the nectar has an amber body with a nice frothy white head.aroma is of bisket like malts,earth,and a slight bit of hops.flavor is nice session balance of the above mentioned.not bad at all and better than i remembered.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2006
This is a greeat little session beer. A perfect balance of hops and malt. Sweet maltiness comes through in the forefront and a nice complementing hop bitterness that is almost sweet in the aftertaste. Nice little beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreenDragon (219) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Pours with a medium white head on a golden-brown body. Intense floral hoppy aroma with very light malty undertones. Sweet malty flavor with a mild hoppy finish on a medium thick body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Creamy off-white head on a dark amber body. Light floral hops aroma. Light malty flavor with some light bitterness in the end

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (5611) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2005
12 oz bottle via fordest. Pours a clear copper with a small antique white head. Nice floral hoppy nose over a sweet toffee-like malt base. Resiny hop bite with toffee and toasted malt flavor. Medium bodied with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. This one really surprised me, I was prepared for just an average to below average Amber, but this was really good. Not amazing, but above average.


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