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RATINGS: 523   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   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 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thelandstander (46) - Davis, California, USA - NOV 5, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2005 Poured a beautiful reddish-brown with a small amount of head. Good mouth feel. Strong hops flavor. Unfortunately itís too bitter for my taste. A beer that looks this good shouldnít be so average.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2005
Bottled. Beer of the month. For any amber this was pretty good. Had a little hope bite over the malt flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2005
This is a very nice amber. Nutty w/caramel - somewhat reminiscent of Anchor steam but with more hops. They didnít overload the malt, which is probably why I like this so much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 24, 2005
Caramel color, tan thin head, light lacing. Nose of sweet candi and bright fruity hops. Strawberry and caramel grains. Rich and malty but something is missing here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (2134) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 22, 2005
poured from a 12 oz brown bottle. Good looking amber/red coloured ale, small light tan head, retains good lace throughout . It has quite a malty aroma caramel like malts,though the hops are very apparent in the background. Taste? well it starts with a very pleasant sweet honeyish maltiness, which after the initial sip gets rather "toasty and less sweet, the hops appear near the end and lend to a pleasant long lasting aftertaste. Quite good on the tongue above average "fullness" for the style and smooth. I found this ale very drinkable, would indeed make a nice session ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 17, 2005
Pours amber with a white head. Smells of cookie dough. Tastes peppery with some rosey notes. Sweet, watery finish. More balanced than most ambers Iíve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fordest (2135) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2005
Bottle. Copper Clear with a decent head that left decent lacing. Malty aromas, and some spice added to the flavor. Hoppy citrus, and an aftertaste with a very nice bite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2005
12 oz bottle - as a bonus beer from Firemoose15 - Thanks Mel - Pours copper with a small offwhite head. Nose of caramel malts and honey along with a touch of grapefruit hops. Flavor is quite floral with a nice honey sweet malt background. Nice hoppy slightly bitter finish. On the palate this is medium bodied and crisp and clean on the finish. A dandy amber ale... Iím not usually too into this style but this one is very drinkable!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubbleflubber (2069) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2005
Oh, how I do love a red ale! And this one doesnít dissapoint. The nose is very comforting..... plumbs, honey and spice. Pours dark amber into glass with a decent head and thin spiderweb lace. Notes of syrupy fruit and caramel in the mid-palate with a nice floral hop back. After sitting 10 minutes or so, this brew (as most reds) really begins to open up. Great session beer, and one thatís very comforting to have all year round. Kudos!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2005
Out of a bottle, aroma light malt and floral. Poured dark copper full tan head. Taste was good sweet and I thought hoppy. Hop character was nice though not overbearing or bitter. Nice clean finish. Overall solid and good.

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