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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.)


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (3496) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2013
Draught in a flight. Pours a clear amber color with a moderate white head on it. Nose is pretty light and slightly hoppy. Taste is slightly bitter with a hint at some sweetness on the finish. Nothing terribly remarkable here.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
shrubber85 (7314) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 15, 2013
Bottle. Lactic caramel malt aroma. Amber with moderate head. Lightly sweet caramel malt and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Body pretty light. Okay.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brouwerij (915) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear burnt amber with off white head. Settles in minutes with no lacing. Smells malty, nutty, toffee, with a mild hop background, smells rich and well balanced. Flavor is malty, sweet, moderate toffee, with a bitter, nutty finish. Mildly bitter aftertaste that lingers. Citrus hops come out in aroma and taste more as the beer warms. Moderate carbonation, medium-light body, and crisp texture. Toffee, nutty, mildly hoppy beer, tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Amber pour with a light beige head. Aroma is caramel malt, slight fruit. Taste is caramel and a light fruitiness. Very tasty. Nice lingering aftertaste. A good easy-to-drink deliscious beer. OK lacing.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3446) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Pours clear, red-brown with a busy, dark tan head. Aroma is malty, caramel, flowers, berries. Taste is sweet, malty, creamy berry. Slight floral hoppiness. Very tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2344) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2013
Bottle from SJ. Nice easy drinking brew with notes of bread, toffee, caramel malts and hop. The finish has a mild spicey bite and sugary sweetness to it.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (1677) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 26, 2013
bottle into glass, clear reddish amber pour, small white head. light floral aroma. taste is brown sugar, nice lingering floral finish, light but not watery, malty and hoppy flavors..good shit

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (805) - California, USA - MAY 23, 2013
A very nice beer. Pours a beautiful red color with a thick tan head. Smells like raspberries. Taste is subtle and creamy, with a smooth finish. Had on tap at Billcos. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DavidWoodruff (390) - Windsor, California, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Aroma: Roasted malt and caramel. Appearance: Reddish brown with a thin white head. Flavor: Roasted malt with a firm, but moderate hop bitterness. Palate: Medium bodied with a short, malty dry finish. Overall; Clean flavors, but little complexity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5191) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good for the style; a transparent amber with off-white lacing. Smells and tastes solid; sweet and somewhat hoppy with notes of caramel and toasted malt. Average on he palate. Solid beer.


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