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RATINGS: 502   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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.)


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hman43 (343) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2013
This brew has a very doughy, fruity smell to it. The smell is very sweet. It is sort of a plum color with a full head that is a light tan that clings well to the side. It has a well combined mix of spices and yeast the is pleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GJF (1250) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - AUG 15, 2013
A very pretty pour--deep ruby with a dense white head. Generally sweet with lots of caramel malt, a bit of spice and hop bite at the end. OK but a little two-dimensional.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4030) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Pours a clean and soft ruby copper with one finger of sudsy tan head. Nose shows a light malt sweetness with some toasted grain. Crisp flavor, more dry than expected. A dry and woody hop character with notes of peanut hull and citrus rind. Very zesty. Clean flavor with a good balance of hops and malt. Unassuming and very drinkable with a nice citric character on the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2283) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2013
November 2009. From bottle. Amber color (big surprise). Aromas of caramel, grassy notes, hops, nuts and grain. Malty and good hop balance. Very good for the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - AUG 3, 2013
(bottle) copper/amber with tan head and some lace. Aroma of caramel malt and grassy hops. Flavor is caramel malt with a floral/grassy/pine hop finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2878) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2013
bottle. Amber with small head. I’m not a huge fan of red ales, but this has a nice hoppiness. Decent for the style.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (3223) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 30, 2013
12 oz. bottle purchased @ Top Shelf Brews, Hampton, NH. Guess the color?? Yes, it is an amber /red with soapy white head. Some lace. Aroma is caramel and weak grassy hops. Palate is more malt-driven with the grass and a light fruit hop note as well. Nicely balanced. The only negative is the thin body. But overall you could knock back several in a session if you desired.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
queenholly (2924) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Bottle. Caramel malt and dusty hops aroma. Clear amber with a moderate ivory head. Toast, caramel malt, and herbal hops flavor. Light body, moderate carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (3681) - 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 (7644) - 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.


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