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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.)


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (5917) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2013
12oz bottle. Clear ruby red color. Nice thin khaki head. Decent spread of lace. Medium body. Nice smooth lighter carbonation. Lightly dry texture. Good floral hop aroma, toasted malt, light spice. Good light bitter taste, less sweet. Just a light hint of toasty metallic. Good, refreshing amber - red ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (1188) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 15, 2013
12oz bottle shared. Poured deep ruby red almost mahogany. Aroma is malty goodness. The flavor is complex believe it or not. Nice medium malt backbone and some spiciness to it. There is some caramel in there as well one of the better ambers i have had.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10408) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Bottle. Poured clear dark ruby hue with medium frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Medium aroma of hop and sweet malt. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Well balanced flavor of malt and hop flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
baraciisch (1674) - USA - MAY 12, 2013
Ruby red in color with frothy white head... Aroma of caramel malts, fruity hops... Flavor is fruity, caramel malts and berries with a mostly malty finish... Weak notes of hops on the finish... Decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
snoworsummer (1864) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Draft. Pours clear dark red amber. Tastes bitter and malty. Medium body and carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeJslc (714) - USA - APR 26, 2013
Orange-copper, clear, beige head. Moderate aroma of bready malt with toffee. Flavor is malty with bread crusts, toasty notes, some toffee, a very light fruity note and just enough bitterness to prevent it from being too sweet. A good malty amber.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MIBRomeo (2537) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 26, 2013
Well carbonated pour thick fluffy off white head over a red body. Avg pal. Malty grainy aroma like a red pale ale. Easy drinking a touch of grass in the finish. Enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (1901) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - APR 18, 2013
Dark copper pour with a 2 finger, creamy, slightly soapy beige head that has decent retention and leaves good lacing. Aroma of caramel, citrus, crusty bread, spicy grain and earthy, woody notes. Flavor is sweet caramel and bready malt and yeast up front, then some earthy and spicy hops, husky grain, light woody notes and some bitter citrus and toast fade. Light to medium body with a neutral, but somewhat sharp acidic feel throughout and a light, slightly sharp feel throughout. Not bad, nothing to rave about, but on the better side for an Amber ale. I never take rating points from beers for the price I am willing to pay for them, but $12/6pk for this is a joke. I bought it on a whim, won’t do that again.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (2124) - Santa Monica, California, USA - APR 14, 2013
UPDATED: APR 22, 2013 Awesome beer acquired by Firestone, good amber and smooth, not too intense, on tap at zeitgeist

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2503) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2013
12oz bottle from ABC on Betton. Copper pour with a sparse off-white head. Aroma is floral, caramel and orange. Tastes follow suit with grapefruit citrus and bready malts. Nice even floral bitter. Buttery thin to med palate. Pretty good.


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