Nektar Of The Vampire | Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub

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3.35 w/ 3 ratings

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Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Colorado, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by russpowell on 10-01-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of rowew
2.88/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: 22 oz bomber, label has a vampire attached to a trapeze in front of the moon.

Appearance: Amber in color, thin head fades quickly to almost no lacing.

Smell: Cooked vegetable dominates, then the malts make their way through. Just a bit of a hop bite comes out late.

Taste: Dry, with a bit of floral hops in the finish.

Overall impression: This one is a bit underwhelming, not sad to see that it was only brewed once.

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Photo of mentor
3.54/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On super-discount, because halloween is long over. Red ale from Boulder Beer brewed for a Boulder Theater production. Normally, I avoid Boulder Beer products, but the price was too good to pass up. Pours a solid finger of tan head over a crystal clear orange-brown liquid. Smells mild. Citrus hops, bacony grains, touch of iron.

Tastes like an Irish Red Ale. Dry malty beats out the sweet and has a iron finish, that I attribute to a small dash of roasted grains. Probably the reason for the color, too. Caramel is mild and nearly missed, due to the dry nature of the beer. Hopping is gentle and english woody styled (williamette?) with a bit of diesel-dirty character (tettnanger hops?). A bit grassy/weedy. Flavors are not intense and are simple, but well balanced. Likely an enjoyable beverage if served during a dinner theater (which this beer may have been). As one who's not impressed with Boulder Beer in general, I'd say they did a nice job on this one. Light body and strongly carbonated. Acrid aftertaste from the carbonic acid with pithy hops chiming in.

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Photo of russpowell
3.64/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Found this bomber superior liquors in Louisville (up the road from boulder) was torn between calling this an APA & amber. My research proved fruitless. This beer is brewed to benefit a Boulder Theater Production. Glad i could support the arts...

Pours an effervescent amber with 1 finger of off white head. Fantastic lacing & head retention

S: Cakey & smokey

T: Citrussy hops, a little caramel, slight smokeyness & honey dryness up front. Grapefruitty hops & hops tea
dominate the middle & the finish

MF: Light/medium body with lively carbonation that makes for some pricklyness

Drank easy, just needed more malt guts IMO

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Nektar Of The Vampire from Boulder Beer / Wilderness Pub
Beer rating: - out of 100 with 3 ratings
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