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Red Nectar - Humboldt Brewing Co.

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83
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465 Ratings
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Ratings: 465
Reviews: 249
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.7%
Wants: 9
Gots: 8 | 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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starshockey9

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

04-07-2014 02:12:34 | More by starshockey9
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

04-02-2014 16:36:58 | More by LXIXME
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear, ruddy amber with a puffy, thick khaki head.

S: Aromas of lemon, lime, bitter orange, minerals, biscuit, caramel, toffee, roasted nuts, and dark bread are present on the nose.

T: Hoppy notes of herbs, lemon, lime, bitter orange, and pine are present on the entry, but are joined by fleeting notes of dark bread, biscuits, caramel, toffee, and roasted nuts around mid-palate. The finish better showcases the beer's maltier aspects as notes of caramel, toffee, and roasted nuts are underscored by mildly herbal, citrusy hop notes.

M: Medium-bodied and dry for the style. Carbonation is very firm and active. All in all, this is a bit overcarbonated for my tastes.

O: Not a bad amber/red ale, but also not exceptional either. It is exactly what I would expect from a West Coast brewery tackling the style. Try it if you are a fan of hoppy, turbulent amber ales and are willing to overlook the fact that it is a bit two-dimensional.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2014 13:33:52 | More by mrfrancis
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cyrushire

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-17-2014 04:40:26 | More by cyrushire
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.6%

03-15-2014 01:35:02 | More by BigTrubble
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paulish

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-14-2014 01:45:36 | More by paulish
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metter98

New York

3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is relatively clear reddish amber in color and has a light amount of carbonation along with some fine particulates visible floating in suspension. It poured with a finger high beige colored head that died down, leaving a thick collar around the edge and lacing on the surface and down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of caramel and toasted malts are present in the nose along with hints of floral hops.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell and has a light to moderate amount of bitterness along with additional notes of spicy hops.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The taste of this beer has a very nice balance between the malts and hops.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 00:48:23 | More by metter98
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foghornleghorn22

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

03-03-2014 22:09:07 | More by foghornleghorn22
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Smarty_Pints

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-03-2014 04:50:56 | More by Smarty_Pints
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Bubbalito

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-02-2014 20:23:32 | More by Bubbalito
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mountaincoffee

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-01-2014 19:52:55 | More by mountaincoffee
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appetiteforparis

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-01-2014 14:04:42 | More by appetiteforparis
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jaymo18

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

02-25-2014 04:46:30 | More by jaymo18
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Noelito76

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-22-2014 15:57:15 | More by Noelito76
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Raziel313

California

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

02-20-2014 01:54:49 | More by Raziel313
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target88

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

02-16-2014 02:48:58 | More by target88
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Cooker_stp

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

02-12-2014 10:37:14 | More by Cooker_stp
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anon

California

3/5  rDev -17.8%

02-08-2014 17:11:08 | More by anon
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fox227

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

02-04-2014 21:18:06 | More by fox227
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beatenbyjacks

Colorado

3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - Nice amber red color that pours a nice full head of foam

Smell - Oaty maltiness comes across all over this one. Smells like a brewhouse on brew day.

Taste - Get a slight hoppy flavor in the front that leaves quickly to a malty end.

Mounthfeel - Very easy to drink, but kind of flat

overall - Nice sessionable beer, but nothing spectacular

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 23:26:54 | More by beatenbyjacks
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LuckyJohn

Colorado

4/5  rDev +9.6%

01-30-2014 02:42:46 | More by LuckyJohn
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AndersonGT

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

01-20-2014 03:12:15 | More by AndersonGT
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled last night on 1/16/14. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours a pretty amber in color with a very thin off white head. Some spotty lacing was seen with each sip. The aroma is of toffee, caramel, orange zest and grassy grains. The taste actually has even more going on and is more complex than the aroma. Has a slight bitter aftertaste but didn't linger to long unlike some red ales. Medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2014 21:04:20 | More by BeerWithMike
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adhuntr

New York

3/5  rDev -17.8%

01-14-2014 20:13:09 | More by adhuntr
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 6/12/2013. Pours slightly cloudy orange copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, grapefruit, orange zest, brown sugar, biscuit, floral, grass, light nuttiness, and toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt and hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, grapefruit, orange zest, brown sugar, floral, grass, light pine, light nuttiness, and floral/toasted earthiness. Light pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, citrus, biscuit, floral, and light nuttiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of malt and hop flavors; with a very balanced hop/malt flavor profile and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body with a lightly creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice amber ale. Good balance and robustness of malt and hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 00:31:18 | More by superspak
Red Nectar from Humboldt Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 465 ratings.