Mandarin Nectar - Alpine Beer Company
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Reviews by SpdKilz:
3.55/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Quick review before the fiancée finishes making dinner! : )
Appearance - Pours a light tangerine color into my SA Perfect Pint. About two fingers of fluffy but quickly dissipating foam, which leave decent lacing.
Smell - Malty nose with prominent wheat. Slight spices make their way through along with orange zest and some grass.
Taste - Honestly, my first reaction is this reminds me of a Blue Moon but is more flavorful. I don't feel this should be labeled a "fruit" beer because there really isn't a heavy prominence of it though it isn't bad by any means. Very flavorful as stated, with a nice spice kick to it.
Mouthfeel - Medium bodied bordering on light bodied. Crisp mouthfeel with good carbonation.
Drinkability - Honestly, pretty drinkable in my onion. I am quaffing this down as I type and it is tasting pretty good right before dinner. I wouldn't seek this out by any means because of the price and as stated I feel I could concoct a Blue Moon to achieve the same taste for half the price but a good beer to try nonetheless.
Serving type: bottle
02-11-2010 02:33:20 | More by SpdKilz
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3.36/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Glass: Pint glass
From: Alpine Beer Company in Alpine, Calif.
Purchased: Jan. 5, 2014
Consumed: Jan. 5, 2014
Poured an orange, clear color with one finger of white head when I got it. Minimal lacing on the sides. Minimal retention on the top.
Had to work for the smell initially. Got mandarin, nectarine, citrus, floral and orange rind.
Tasted mandarin, nectarine, floral hops and citrus hops.
Light-to-medium body. Thin texture. Soft carbonation. Abrupt finish.
A pretty decent beer, but not great. I probably wouldn’t have it again and definitely wouldn’t if I was at Alpine Beer Company.
Serving type: on-tap
01-11-2014 06:23:48 | More by BucannonXC5
Mandarin Nectar from Alpine Beer Company
78 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.