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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Draft at Fermentation. Amber pour with a small bubbly white head. Aroma of zesty citrus hops and some caramel malt backing. Solid balancing of flavor with sweet malts and more citrus and piney hops. Decent lingering hop bitterness.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
beernbourbon (1355) - 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 (4330) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Westchesterco (1219) - mclean, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Poured from a bottle it is a cloudy red amber color with a thick head. The aroma is malty and the taste is a strong bitter Taste with a lingering flavor of citrus

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3864) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2015
From a 12 oz bottle poured at home. Pours a hazy amber with a thick ecru head. Flavors of orange and herbs. Smooth finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
loubar (123) - Los Gatos, California, USA - JAN 5, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2015 12 oz. bottle from BevMo. Pours two fingers of head on a clear dark straw colored body. The aroma is caramel malt and a hint of cinnamon. The initial taste is caramel and malt quickly moderated by mild citrus bitterness: a well balanced complexity. Lively carbonation keeps it smooth and not too sweet. Very refreshing and drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chinchill (2460) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2014
12 oz bottle with a July 2014 date stamp. Poured deep reddish amber topped by a fine bone-colored head that leaves some webby lacing on the glass. Aroma: Dank, earth English hops with some biscuit in the background. Flavor: hop forward for style, Mildly bitter. Feel: both crisp and smooth.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jmagnus87 (2815) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bottle poured into a shaker. Labeled as nectar ales red nectar. Pours a dark ruby with a half finger of off white head. Aroma of some light citrus but mostly heavy on the malt side, loads of caramel and toffee. Taste is light bitter and light sweet. Meh, not the best. Not something I would seek out again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (496) - Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Bottle. Very dark and hazy copper almost brown. Tan head. Clean aroma of fruits and strong caramel malt. Tropical fruit hop presence but not a hoppy beer; nice for balance. Well done dark dried fruit malty ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6286) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"lots of flavor, malty up front, with the rather intense hops (for this style) to follow. darker than many, and quite enjoyable. one of their better ales."

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ttroha (375) - Americus, Georgia, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Bottle from Lazy Dog Macon. Pours amber with tan head. Aroma of sweet fruits, honey and hops. Taste of fruit and nectar. Not too shabby


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