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Red Nectar - Humboldt Brewing Co.

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498 Ratings
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Ratings: 498
Reviews: 252
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 9
Gots: 19 | 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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Latarnik, May 24, 2014
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Hellpop65, May 03, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours two fingers of head on a clear dark straw colored body.
The aroma is rich caramel and malt. Nice.
The taste is lots of caramel sweetness balanced out by mild lemon bitterness. Good profile.
The texture is smooth with lower carbonation.
Excellent balance and drinkability.

Fatehunter, May 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.6%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

bcsbeer, Apr 22, 2014
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2.65/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Ruby copper body. Cream colored head, little retention. Little or no lacing.

Aroma: Sweet caramel, wet cardboard, sweet corn.

Taste: Sweet malts and a caramel candy presence at first. A tangy, woody finish, faint hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, really dry.

Overall: I just did not dig this brew that much. The caramel sweetness was good, but what came directly after that was hard to pin down on the palate.

JuicesFlowing, Apr 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

mrfrancis, Mar 17, 2014
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paulish, Mar 14, 2014
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3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

target88, Feb 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Cooker_stp, Feb 12, 2014
Red Nectar from Humboldt Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 498 ratings.