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Mandarin Nectar - Alpine Beer Company

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BA SCORE
78
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210 Ratings
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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 14.91%
Wants: 8
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
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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Reviews by broken22:
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broken22

California

3.68/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cannot believe this is my first alpine beer company review. I have had many of their beers. I'm just lucky to be living in San Diego so they are pretty close.

Okay I'll get on with it so not to make anyone feel bad for not living here. :P So this thing pours out and creates a light white head that dies away fairly fast. Once its gone only a thin ring around the edge of the glass are the only hints there ever was a head. The color matches the name. Its an orange honey color. The beer smell very sweet. I can easily smell it even when my nose isn't in the glass. The beer smells of sweet honey with a little malt. Not much more to say about the smell so I'll get right to the taste. This beer is very light on the pallet. This is very much like the description says " light and refreshing". The flavor is much lighter than the smell. The flavor really only hits me on the back end. I cannot really taste it when the beer is in my mouth. I will have to use the description of light when it comes to overall mouth feel with a very nice amount of carbonation.

Overall this is just what alpine says this beer is supposed to be. A nice summer time beer to be enjoyed in the hot days. I like it and think its a nice beer I would have with some BBQ. Actually a nice duck salad would probably work great with this beer. Since this beer much lighter on the pallet I think it would pair really well. Since we are all feeling the heat this summer pick one up if you see it appreciating on you local beer store shelf.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2011 07:37:36 | More by broken22
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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

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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...

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Mandarin Nectar from Alpine Beer Company
78 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.