Red Nectar - Humboldt Brewing Co.
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Reviews by boralyl:
3.68/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Pours a dark amber into the glass. It has one finger of beige head that leaves a good deal of lacing and has a great retention.
S - Caramel malt, and floral hops make up the nose.
M - A light-medium bodied beer with a creamy feel to it.
T - Begins with the caramel malts, then a surprising amount of citrusy hops kick in. A pretty good balanced beer.
Overall this is a decent brew. It has a fairly low abv, and is smooth and has a good taste, making it very session-able. Worth checking out.
Serving type: bottle
09-29-2008 00:13:17 | More by boralyl
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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 470 ratings.