Mandarin Nectar - Alpine Beer Company
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Reviews by portia99:
3.68/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22oz bottle poured into a Portsmouth goblet.
A - Pours a pale yellowish orange color with a loose one finger of white head. The head gives way almost immediately and recedes to a thin layer on the surface. Very clear beer with lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass.
S - Not surprisingly, smells quite heavily of oranges, not super fresh ones though, a little on the old side (like after leaving an orange juice container out of the fridge overnight). A touch of malt that adds a little sweetness to the aroma to round out the oranges. Not getting anything for hops out of this.
T - Orange is prominant in the flavor as I expected, but again, not a really fresh tasting orange. A little on the stale side (but this improves some as the beer warms up - and starts to taste fresher). Gives an overall fruity impression. Hops are there, but don't seem to blend well with the rest of the flavors. They stand out as bitter and a touch on the harsh side. The bitterness of the hops fades to breadlike malt and a touch of yeastiness. Overall, taste is decent, nothing spectacular. I'm a little bit let down - was really hoping to get more orangey citrus out of this.
M - Body is on the light side, gives the beer a refreshing, warm weather quality to it. Quite highly carbonated. Almost has a wheat beer type of feel to it. As the beer warms, more orangey character comes out a leaves a lingering citrus flavor in the mouth. Get way more orange character after the swallow. The lingering aftertaste might be the best part of this beer.
D - Smooth and refreshing. Enjoying this beer more as it warms, although it is still lacking a bit in orangey goodness. Given the name, I expected more. Still think would be a pretty good summertime drinker, but plenty more out there that I would choose first.
Serving type: bottle
11-05-2009 00:06:04 | More by portia99
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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
Serving type: on-tap
07-04-2014 01:45:08 | More by chinchill
4.08/5 rDev +19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
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...
Serving type: bottle
06-30-2014 05:49:22 | More by mabermud
Mandarin Nectar from Alpine Beer Company
78 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.