Red Nectar - Humboldt Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Thingus:
3.58/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Live tasting, bottle into tulip.
Appearance; pours a beautiful reddish amber color, two fingers of off white foamy head hthag quickly dissipate to a thin film. Lacing is good.
Smell; hoppy, slightly skunky, grass, earth and hints of citrus and honey.
Taste; taste follows the smell almost to a T, hops, grass earth, hints of citrus and honey.
Mouthfeel; a medium full body, came as a bit of a surprise (a good one IMO)
Overall; a rock solid amber, nothing extraordinary in my opinion, but certainly not a beer I'd shy away from... Would be a great beer to have on a sunny day with the BBQ going in my opinion!!
Serving type: bottle
01-08-2012 03:07:49 | More by Thingus
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3.78/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2014 03:05:17 | More by BEERchitect
Red Nectar from Humboldt Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 471 ratings.