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Mandarin Nectar - Alpine Beer Company

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78
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208 Ratings
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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 14.96%
Wants: 8
Gots: 7 | 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 xnicknj:
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle poured into tulip - thanks to poniell

Pours a fairly clear orange color with some brighter golden tones. A thinner white head fades out almost completely, a few spots of lacing on the glass.

Plenty of juicy citrus on the nose with orange, nectarine, and pulp. Sweeter honey tones with floral notes and a kiss of caramel.

Decent amount of sweetness on the tongue driven by oranges and other citrus fruits. Not much of a hop presence, more sweetness with honey, sugar, and some slight floral notes. Lighter malt base with faint caramel. Finishes with fruit juice and sweetness.

Lighter medium body, mild carbonation, sticky and light on the tongue. The orange flavors were nice but this was too sweet for me - my girlfriend enjoyed it more than I did.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2011 15:42:37 | More by xnicknj
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jaeone

California

4/5  rDev +17.3%

07-09-2014 17:40:27 | More by jaeone
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chinchill

South Carolina

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
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3/5  rDev -12%

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Washington

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
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Mandarin Nectar from Alpine Beer Company
78 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.