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Mandarin Nectar - Alpine Beer Company

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183 Ratings
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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 86
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 15.25%


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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nickd717

California

3.73/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber from K&L.

Awesome appearance: clear brilliant golden in color with a lasting one-finger white head and excellent lacing.

Big orange zest on the aroma with some cream soda, honey, and sweet malt.

The flavor is rather big on cream soda with sweet pale malt, honey, and lots of orange zest.

Clean and crisp on the palate yet smooth and silky with medium-light body.

This is pretty good actually after not sounding like anything too interesting. Good for the style at least.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2011 16:20:06 | More by nickd717
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2.6/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

my first alpine beer! it kind of sucks...
like the other guy said- apricot color, not carbonated much, no head.
smells like a crappy brew.
sorry, I might just be in a piss-y mood, but this is rather bland with a funky aftertaste. why go into details? kind of novelty tasting.... harsh. very difficult to finish the entire bottle. 5 oz flight taster, sure; but never a 22oz bottle.... sorry guys... still cant wait to make the drive down to taste your good stuff...

Serving type: bottle

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Type: Draft
Glass: Pint glass
From: Alpine Beer Company in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $4.50
Purchased: Jan. 5, 2014
Consumed: Jan. 5, 2014
Misc.: N/A

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

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Mandarin Nectar from Alpine Beer Company
78 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.