RATINGS: 539   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 didnt. 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. (Editors Note: originally brewed by Humboldt Brewing Company as "Humboldt Red Nectar Ale" until their acquisition by Firestone Walker.)

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2006
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear crimson pour with a quarter inch of lasting and silky looking tan head. Aroma is fruity, hoppy, peppery and slightly malty. Very bitter at the front of the flavor. The middle is just as hoppy with nice floral notes and a slight caramel malt hint. Very bitter finish. Probably the hoppiest amber ale Ive ever run across. Thanks again Dan.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Draft, Baja Bean, Staunton VA. Reddish amber with offwhite head. Balanced nose of fruity hops and medium caramel malt. Flavor follows, with just enough bitterness to make it more like an APA in my opinion. An easy drinker with a smooth palate and medium body, very nice on tap.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAR 23, 2006
i used to love this beer back in the old sierra nevada days. red amber hue, with lactic head. nose of subtle sweet molasses. palate is medium bodied with more of malt toffee flavor, slightly sweet with a ich of bittering hops.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2006
Pours a mostly clear medium to deep amber with not much of a head. Aroma has a typical amber ale character to it- but perhaps a bit old- ligth citrus malts and some light crystal malts. Somewhat stale crystal malt flavor, some light citrus hops in the end. Mostly smooth and easy to drin, but nothing special about it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - MAR 14, 2006
12 oz bottle poured a nice copper color and had a thin white head with decent lacing. Floral aroma with some notes of caramel, pine and citrus. Smooth flavor with a caramel, malt and a hint of honey. Good dry finish with some hop bitterness.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
chargerfanjess (129) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2006
Not much through on aroma. First impression was something green can not identify, but not unpleasant, I got used to it. Very lean. I had this after an Anderson Valley IPA at Yard House ranch Mirage. I will re rate when its on a better playing field

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NachlamSie (3400) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2006
bottle. Pours a dark copper with a white head that doesnt go anywhere for most of the drinking session. The aroma is pretty raw: a little chalky, some floral, bitter notes. The caramel/honey sweetness is quite palatable and meshes well with the somewhat awkard bitter notes. There are plenty of more floral acidic flavors, but some plasticity comes through as well. Overall, this is not too bad for the style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PattiA (49) - Madison, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 9, 2006
Pours out of the bottle a beautiful reddish brown color, copper like a newly minted penny. The head foamed up just a little bit and off-white in color before disappearing fairly quickly. The aroma is definitely on the fruity/floral side, giving evidence that the flavor will be dominated by the malts. My first sip of the beer was tentative. I was surprised at how much I liked the initial taste. Instead of heavy fruit-like flavors to it, it had more the taste of caramel or toffee. There were definitely undertones of fruit in the brew, but they werent as strong as Id expect them to be. I also detected some spices in the mix. The finish has a bitter kick to it from the hops. It wasnt overly carbonated to accent the hops, so it went down nice, dry, and smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Pours copper with a small white head. Floral and citrusy hop aroma with a good deal of sweet, caramel-ish and toffee-ish. Very well-balanced, but the hops dont have the unique mellow character of the IPA Nectar; in this one theyre a bit harsher. As it warms, a lot of the malt flavor comes through.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Clear dull red with a creamy head. Has a few floaters that look like little hairs. Maybe fibers from a sheet filter? Lightly sweet fruity caramel hop aroma. Sweet and tangy with some resinous hops, toasted malt and earthy notes. Perfect finishing bitterness. Extremely well balanced. A very nice, easy drinking ale.


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