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Mandarin Nectar - Alpine Beer Company

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78
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223 Ratings
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Ratings: 223
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.66%
Wants: 9
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A Honey Ale with natural orange flavor. Spices used in a Belgian Wit beer, coriander and orange zest, complement the orange blossom honey used in this ale.
Draft & 22oz bottles.

(Beer added by: Gusler on 03-30-2003)
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Photo of Alieniloquium
2.6/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Deep orange. The color of honey, no surprise, I guess. Small white head. Thin collar.

Smell - Buckets of honey. Some citrus. Diacetyl.

Taste - Tastes like honey. Lots of honey, but not too sweet. Some citrus. And then diacetyl.

Mouthfeel - Medium body and medium carbonation.

Overall - It isn't that interesting to begin with, but the diacetyl is a deal breaker.

Alieniloquium, Sunday at 10:54 PM
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

Nightrain87, Sep 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

BigBlueShep, Sep 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12%

PG2G, Sep 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

SamuelR, Sep 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

SDRedDevil, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

ObeMaltKinobee, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of Sndvl1999
2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

Hints of orange. Flavor falls flat. Not their Alpine's best effort.

Sndvl1999, Aug 28, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

Dmitchsd, Aug 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Danny1217, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

kiki3drt292, Aug 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

cletusdog, Jul 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

meangreenc, Jul 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

chefbigjon, Jul 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

jaeone, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.34/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the brewpub in Alpine.

Appearance: Clear amber with a small and short-lived head. No lacing.

Aroma: mild light malt with a hint of honey.

Flavor: sweet but not cloying. Light bready malts with a hint of honey.

Feel: Light body with near medium carbonation.

O: a fine honey ale

chinchill, Jul 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12%

ShanePB, Jul 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

aoampm, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of mabermud
3.91/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer was poured into a standard pint glass from a 22 recently purchased from Alpine. I am confident this brew is fairly fresh.

A - The head appears standard white, with medium bubble density and thickness. The body is clear and golden in color. The appearance is nice and clean.
S - The smell is light, citrusy, and sweet.
T - The taste is also light, citrusy, and bright. There is sweetness throughout and tanginess at the backend.
M - The mouthfeel is easy, airy, and clean.
O - This is a nice summer beer for those hot, sunny days, when you need something that will not hold you down. This beer is nicely spiced and easy to drink. My wife and her girlfriend really enjoyed this brew during the afternoon. Simple drinking here...

mabermud, Jun 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

redfox405, Jun 30, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

LakerLeith, Jun 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

rawfish, Jun 28, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12%

AshburnWineShop, Jun 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

kborning, Jun 22, 2014
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Mandarin Nectar from Alpine Beer Company
78 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.