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Red Nectar - Humboldt Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

472 Ratings
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Ratings: 472
Reviews: 249
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 13.42%
Wants: 9
Gots: 9 | 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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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
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +9.6%

01-09-2014 04:18:10 | More by OKCNittany
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rrski198

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

12-27-2013 02:26:41 | More by rrski198
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silverking

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

12-26-2013 05:44:34 | More by silverking
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mkf629

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

12-14-2013 01:51:54 | More by mkf629
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humulusphile

California

4/5  rDev +9.6%

12-13-2013 00:33:19 | More by humulusphile
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onepersonriot

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

12-12-2013 02:36:10 | More by onepersonriot
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BeerTrader57

New York

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

12-06-2013 02:20:54 | More by BeerTrader57
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wiscokid920

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -11%

12-01-2013 04:15:03 | More by wiscokid920
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3/5  rDev -17.8%

12-01-2013 03:19:15 | More by Whiskeydeez
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jaydoc

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

11-29-2013 18:03:29 | More by jaydoc
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

11-26-2013 00:58:31 | More by Chugs13
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nosavingsaccount

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.6%

11-23-2013 02:20:11 | More by nosavingsaccount
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ThePopper

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

11-19-2013 02:25:43 | More by ThePopper
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agreenman19

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

11-18-2013 04:20:16 | More by agreenman19
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -11%

11-16-2013 16:10:07 | More by sgttibbs
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -11%

11-06-2013 20:05:38 | More by OregonGrown7
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TheSixthRing

California

3.46/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours out a clear, pure amber color with an off-white finger width head. Fair retention, resulting in a broken layer of suds across the surface. Lacing is small and spotty, with little stick.

Smell - Aroma is a nice mix of caramel, fruity esters and some floral hoppiness.

Taste - Starts with earthy and floral notes, backed by a moderate caramel backbone. Honey sweetness. Hops turn grassy and bitter in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium in body with moderate carbonation. Goes down easy enough, then a semi-dry finish.

Overall - Eh, it's okay. The flavor is a bit too sweet at times, then too grassy/waxy in bitterness for my liking. Decent, but probably not something I'd buy again.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 02:09:05 | More by TheSixthRing
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Vonhinx

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11%

10-11-2013 01:24:24 | More by Vonhinx
Red Nectar from Humboldt Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 472 ratings.