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RATINGS: 519   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   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.)


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2004
Nice smooth amber. Lightly kissed with a floral aroma/flavor and malt. Mine had a big head which I don't know if that was typical.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (4863) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2015
US pint on 25th May 2015 at The Yard House in Irvine Spectrum Centre. Clear body with a red hue to the amber/copper colour (it was very dark inside the yard House: on top an off-white head. Malty and clean flavour, the nose also malty in nature. Mild hop bitterness towards the finish but mostly a semi-sweet malty brew which seemed a little one dimensional overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (1254) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2015
12 oz bottle poured. Pours a dark copper amber color with a huge foam head. Nutty grain aroma. Flavor is quite nice, with some nutty malt, sweet floral hops, and a nice, just hint, of spice. Very tasty, nice looking brew for sure. Enjoyed it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (733) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2015
Pours an amber color with a foamy white head. Aroma is floral hops and caramel. Flavor is sweet caramel with lightly bitter floral hops. Enjoyable and refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1647) - Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2015
Clear amber with lasting frothy off white head. Malty. Bready. Toasty. Nice pleasant fruitiness. Englishy. Semi dry. Nice balance. Avoids being a boring amber. Id have this again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkyCrow (99) - Washington, USA - APR 16, 2015
Bottle. Beautiful red color with fine bubble head. Creamy palette, a little zesty. A decent red ale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
smallfry (163) - - APR 16, 2015
(Tap) Nice, a bit sweet. It’s a nice and refreshing beer without being too light. I’d drink it again

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBeer45 (1318) - Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Sampled from a bottle, this ale had a clear red-amber pour and gave about a one finger faint off-white bubbled head that receded to a ring and thin film, it left small spots and a few fingers of lacing on the glass as I drank, the nose had nice citrus and floral hop aromas with toasted malt, caramel, a little bread with malt and candy sweetness, it had flavors toasted malt with citrus hops, caramel, and pretty similar to the aroma of the beer, the finish had a light to medium bitterness with some malt trailing afterwards, the mouth feel was light, creamy and had average carbonation, this was a nice amber beer drink.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (7882) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle. Murky orange-amber pour with a light cream head. Caramel malt and a hint of citrus. A little dusty. Not bad, but not really my thing.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
beernbourbon (1380) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Draft. Pour is clear red with a small white head. Aroma and flavor are light malt with bready yeast and a faint sweetness. Light with a touch of malt and hop in the finish. Not much going on.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ben4321 (4645) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Location: 12 oz bottle from State Line, 2/13/15

Aroma: It has a clean, malt-forward aroma, slightly fruity, some buttery notes, nuts
Appearance: Pours a clear reddish-orange color with an off-white head and some streaky lace
Flavor: Flavor is along the same lines, a decent mix, with some slightly off flavors as well
Palate: The body light-medium, with an okay mouthfeel, and a slightly sticky finish
Overall Impression: I thought this one was pretty unexciting. Feels okay, but also feels slightly flawed. Not bad, not great.


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