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RATINGS: 530   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear amber body with a medium white head. Floral spicy and mild banana aroma, hints of earth and citrus. Caramel with some light anise. Caramel malt blended with earthy bitterness. Hint of grapefruit. Clean dry finish. Pleasant and refreshing, but just a hint of astringency keeps it from high marks.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brentv (611) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2016
From bottle. Pours red with a foamy white head. Nutty caramel aroma and taste. Slightly sweet. Medium mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ffbot (278) - Oakland, California, USA - APR 18, 2016
Out of the bottle has a nice pleasant sweet smell, some caramel and light spice. Taste is super balanced, not too sweet and lingers with a nice dryness to it. Tastes like an OG amber

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonusWagner (1978) - Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2016
A totally whatever lightly spicy American amber with faint hoppiness and lightly cerealy maltiness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
klaing (235) - Florida, USA - MAR 13, 2016
Good run of very decent beers going. This one too. Red Amber, clear moderate carbonation. Toasted malts moving to a lemony hop profile, but smooth. Hits the spot between a brown and a pale nicely. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4762) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 7, 2016
Rated on 01-05-2016 (Bottle) The appearance is a huge foamy beige head that mostly diminished, light hazy copper body, fast rising carbonation, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, citrus hops, fruity, light spice, earthy, and a tad soapy. The flavor is moderately bitter, sweet, citrus hops, fruity light spice, earthy, and a light malt and hop finish. The mouthfeel is light carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. Overall a quaffable beer, but I have drank and rated better of this style.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ecook90 (31) - Nevada, USA - JAN 6, 2016
I'm not sure if I got an older batch or just not for me but I found it overtly bitter overwhelming any sweetness to be found. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
smith4498 (3455) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2015
Pours hazy copper color with off white head. Aromas of toasted malt and pine. Similar flavors. Medium body with average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tnkw01 (1683) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2015
Bottle. Deep amber in color with a large off white head. Love the floral aroma and the taste is well balanced with a floral taste. This was pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
sloshgator (661) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Humboldt Red Nectar is a robust red ale and a nice brew. Nice copper red pour with a mild head that dissipates a little too fast. Not much aroma detected. Taste has a bold maltiness and a nice floral hop profile. Red Nectar is a decent red ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ogre71 (260) - Utah, USA - AUG 2, 2015
This one wasn’t for me a little bitter seem to linger on the back end. Dose pour a nice red amber no head.


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