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RATINGS: 521   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 allÖ 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 didnít. 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. (Editorís 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
fidelis83 (2196) - 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, wonít do that again.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ogre71 (53) - Utah, USA - AUG 2, 2015
This one wasnít for me a little bitter seem to linger on the back end. Dose pour a nice red amber no head.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rdixon77 (1583) - Georgia, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Nice red color. Big sweet, malty nose and taste. Slightly creamy mouthfeel. Pretty good Amber.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BlackHaddock (4924) - 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 (1352) - 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 (799) - 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 (1681) - 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 (166) - - APR 16, 2015
(Tap) Nice, a bit sweet. Itís a nice and refreshing beer without being too light. Iíd drink it again

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBeer45 (1326) - 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 (7961) - 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.


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