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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
12oz bottle. Thanks Lehr! Pours into a red cup like liquid. Delicious liquid. Aroma of caramel and citrus. Late dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (3408) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a nice ruddy looking amber to brown color. There’s a nice looking one finger white foamy head that dies within less than a minute. There’s not much lacing at all. The smell had a nice toasted caramel malts to it and shows a decent bitter citrus hoppiness in the background. The taste was mainly sweet but still had a light bitterness helping to balance it. On the palate, this one sat at/about a medium in body. It was somewhat sessionable and had a decent carbonation running over my mouth and tongue. Overall, I say this was a good Amber ale worthy of having again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gururyan (714) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Very malty, too much so, with a sweetness that doesn't pair well. It's too simple, like that damned car stereo you had that didn't even have the basic bass and treble knobs...but a single tone knob instead. Yeah, it's like that. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (3380) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 30, 2014
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malt and spice. Taste is mostly malts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bpreo (2365) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 29, 2014
Nice tasting Ale with a bit of a floral bite at the very end of your sip. Would be better with more alcohol in it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2014
[Bottle] Reddish amber color with a soapy white head. Nose is of caramel malts and a decent amount of floral hops. Sweet fruits, caramel, dusty grains, toasted bread and light astringency in the taste. Smooth and sticky mouthfeel. A nice beer for the style. Tasting notes from early 2012.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 20, 2014
The color is a clear copper with a medium off-white head, and the aroma blends caramel and toasted malts with floral hops. The taste is slightly sour, slightly sweet, and mildly bitter, and the mouthfeel has a medium-light body, slick texture, average carbonation, and a slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rondphoto (3619) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 10, 2014
@ Party Source / Bellevue KY --- Clear dark amber with a long-lasting 1" off-white head, wide bands of lace. Taste is caramel malt that is immediately balanced by mild hops and carbonation. Unpretentious brew, but quite drinkable with enough taste to satisfy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (2056) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Pours two fingers of head on a clear dark straw colored body. The aroma is rich caramel and malt. Nice. The taste is lots of caramel sweetness balanced out by mild lemon bitterness. Good profile. The texture is smooth with lower carbonation. Excellent balance and drinkability.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Pint on tap. Beautiful copper color, clear, its medium head fades to a little collar. Good lacing, nice light and malty aroma. Nice crispy taste, pretty balanced but it errs towards hoppy and thin on the palate. It’s totally respectable as an amber ale.

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