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Red Nectar - Humboldt Brewing Co.

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482 Ratings
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Ratings: 482
Reviews: 250
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 9
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Humboldt Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-25-2001)
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Alabama

3.78/5  rDev +3.8%

Appearance is a red orange color with a half finger head.
Aroma is citrus, cleaning solution, floral.
Taste is heavy floral and citrus but immitation flavors. No malt. Some mild spices.
Mouthfeel is medium and it finishes clean.
Overall its a mildly refreshing beer. Some annoying flavors.

08-10-2014 21:47:02 | More by zookerman182
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3.78/5  rDev +3.8%

In true Californian style, the brewers behind the Nectar Ales brands aren't content on allowing the common acceptance of what amber ale are prescribed to be; no longer the sweeter brethren of American pale ale, but a drier, crisper and toastier session that lets the hops shine on!

Red Nectar's aesthetics are nearly rusty rudish-brown with that classic dry-hopped haze. Its creamy froth unleashes an array of earthen bouquet. Toasty, nutty and kettle caramelized malt links up with herbal fresh-hung tobacco and a dried apricot ester character. Its taste mimics that of the nose, but much less sweet than anticipated.

Over the middle, the caramelized malts continue to trail as the hops pull forth. Its shadow of roasted peanuts, medium toast and crusted bread carries the slimmest balance of beautifully burnt sugar. So much as to promote an undertow of blackberry jam with those esters dancing about the periphery of taste.

Its finish comes quick as its medium-dry and creamy body turns absolute dry with urgency. The acrid nature of toast amplifies its dryness and props up those sharp, grapefruity hop bitternesses that extend in aftertaste.

Its easy to see why this American amber ale has garnered accolades in recent Great American Beer Festival competitions.

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Red Nectar from Humboldt Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 482 ratings.