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RATINGS: 530   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 4, 2005
12 oz. Bottle. Clear light red/amber in color. Not much head or lacing. Slightly citrus nose with some malt. Smooth malt flavor with a slight hop bite. Not bad. Nothing too exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2005 I liked the reddish-copper color and the healthy head. Nice lacing. The aroma is sweet & malty with a plummy fruitiness with just a touch of floral hops. This is a hardy, medium-bodied drink with a toasty malt flavor and a cherry sweetness nicely balanced with the hop bitterness. This has a snappy, dry finish. Not bad at all.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUN 30, 2005
Excellent ale for the price! Nice 1/2" head, pleasant nose. Mildly hoppy, somewhat dry finish (which I like). Bought this on a whim, could not be happier!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2005
Clear reddish copper colour with thick frothy light tan head. Mild hop nose with hint of peach. Mild hop taste with lingering dry slightly bitter peach finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2005 on tap. the flavor of this amber was quite surprising. an explosion of citrus as a result of lots of hops. a really good amber with the underlying maltiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2005
Hey! The aroma was a touch skunky so I was ready to be let down, but there is some serious flavor here and a great Malt/Hop combo. The hops come on a little strong at the end, but only because there is so much sweetness and malt in the fore state. You could almost use this beer as a test to find out what kind of beer novice drinkers prefer...foretatse they like malty beers....aftertaste they like Hoppy beers. I really like this so I must be in the middle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UnsofistaCat (240) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2005
UPDATED: APR 24, 2005 Wow! Huge head, very smooth and wet. Hopped and balanced perfectly. They’re not kidding when they call this nectar. It has a very malty sweetness to it. Nose is of some kind of vanilla flower. The color is not a Killians type red, but rusty amber. I used to live in Humboldt County about 12 years ago. I wonder if this brewery existed back then? Who knows, I was a 18 year old moron pounding allsorts. This is one of the best reds I’ve ever had. (since I bought it in VA, I was worried about its freshness). And I only thought this breath taking area was known for its greens....but then again, and its a little hazy, but i’m starting to recall that the greens had some reds

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
mephisto (1285) - TAIWAN - MAR 26, 2005
the aroma has a hint of honey. the body is hoppy and clean. the aftertaste is bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - MAR 2, 2005
(Bottle)Pours thin white head with darkish ruby red color. light floral aroma. Has a candy-like sweetness with a slight hoppy finish. Pretty unique to me. Could be balanced alittle better i think.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2005
bottle. Pours a off white thin head with a very deep cherry red color. lacing is clearly present not malty put has a slight hop taste although iv’e seen much stronger in other ales. A very clean crisp finish with not much lasting flavor. Medium bodied. I had this in a 22oz. bottle I hope I can get a 6 pack of this some day. A must try in my opinion for any ale lover.

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