RATINGS: 533   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Impressive. Deep ruby red body is topped by a thin but clinging white head. The aroma is quite inviting. Caramel, malt, biscuits, spice, and leaves. Medium-full mouthfeel. Very smooth and creamy. The flavor starts slightly bitter with the spice and a touch of leaves. Very interesting. It finishes sweet with the caramel and malt coming through. There’s a slight ash aftertaste. Highly drinkable and delicious.

Chadhami (195) - - SEP 25, 2017
A nectar from humboldt. Dark in color but not heavy. A little sweet but not too much.

gripweed57 (2980) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2017
From old tasting notes. Hazy, amber orange color. Huge thick whipped cream beige head. Fruity malt nose. Crisp fruity malt flavor upfront. Big bitter hop finish. Very tasty.

17Beer (451) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 12, 2017
Dusty malt and caramel aromas. Pours red brown with tight fast dissipating tan head. Very malty with some sweet notes and a sour finish. Good.

jana82 (1) - - FEB 17, 2017 does not count
This brew has a wonderful aroma. However, it tastes like soap. I pick up on some Irish Spring notes with a hint of Dial Gold floating in the wind. Just enough to make me gag, but not quite enough to make me hurl. I rate this one a 2.

solidfunk (9739) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 29, 2017
Some rust and a little citrus. Decent malt backbone. Decent for style like a Canadian tuxedo. Amber pour with decent head. Tap somewhere - old rating.

Homer321 (5250) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2017
Bottle to teku. Holy awesome, another damn amber ale. How did I get this? Why would someone do this to me? Oh well, I need room in the fridge for the two 12pack boxes that showed up today. Aroma of garbaged caramal, light buttered bread, sweet candy and brittle. Just what everyone wants. pours a reddish color with a small offwhite head. Taste is not that horrific if you’re used to drinking shitty amber ales. I’d put this one in the top third of this shit tier style of beer. It doesn’t taste as bad as it smells and it has lightly bitter quality to balance all the other seemingly sweet and butter aspects that the aroma would indicate. Overall, I’d rather not drink then drink this beer, but for the style, I’d say its decent. Can we ban the style now and move on?

onceblind (10897) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Clear brilliant Amber under a thick fluffy ivory head. Mellow biscuity Amber aroma. Bright copper and toffee malt flavor with a mild earthy bitterness and a little toasted bread crust. Average but tasty.

geologyguy (1687) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2016
Very light malt and hops smell, taste is lightly watery no depth, just a straightforward...at Andy’s wedding reception Greer,sc

drsordr (2928) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Draft sample at Bailey’s in Portland pour light copper with moderate ecru head. Nose caramel and light dankness. Taste caramel and toffee, light bitterness. Nothing special.

Nekronos (4213) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JUL 2, 2016
Quite interesting. A little strong abut fine to drink and it is a little thick too. Had it without cooling it too much.

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