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Red Nectar | Humboldt Brewing Co.

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3.61/5
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590 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Humboldt Brewing Co.
California, United States
humboldtbrewingco.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-25-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,054
Reviews:
262
Ratings:
590
pDev:
13.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
51
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 590 |  Reviews: 262
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a murky semi-dark amber color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Slight lace ran here and there.
The aroma had some caramel/toffee malts flowing over some grassy to earthy hop qualities. A little bit of citrusy sweetness came in for a slight balance. Light leafiness and some toast at the end.
The flavor was moderately sweet with a fair balance of the hops trying to pull down some of that sweetness in a bitter fashion. Light aftertaste of some leafiness, earthiness, citrusy hops and toast.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt on par. Nice finish of the leafy to toasty to citrusy character.
Overall, it's a pretty nice amber ale that I could have again.

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Photo of Furlinator
3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Barney's Beanery LAX on 08/28/17.

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Photo of 2beerdogs
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SGR1220
2.95/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Libeertarian
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From notes taken 12/18/16:

Clear, dark, somewhat dull copper, head of yellowish tan, fine and frothy and of moderate retention. Strongest aroma is a lemon-drop like fruitiness, followed in intensity by caramel, resin, leafy matter, and light toastiness. Palate drops most of this lemon drop character, but retains a little. It is mostly resin, leaf, and leather balanced by caramel. A light spicy and bitter aftertaste with lemony and rindy retro-olfaction. Medium-bodied, packed with softer suds, a few prickles here and there. Decent level of astringency.

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Photo of Bitterbill
2.39/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.21/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Amber beer is amber appearance. Deft 1/3" head, white. Nose/aroma isn't really anything to speak of, muted.

Taste comes across as sessionable, real standard amber ale stuff here. Like that generic brewery amber ale. Balanced, neither overly malty nor hoppy or bitter. Nothing off about it, they've been making this accessible beer for at least 20-25 years I would guess.

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Photo of soupyman10
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gray88
4.88/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of B_B
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GinDC
3.36/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vwbus7
4.53/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of glinnebur
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beertraveler08
2.96/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JamFuel
2.31/5  rDev -36%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of M216
2.9/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very light taste. Mild red ale. Not as developed as I was expecting. Almost no head. Slight hops at the front then taste almost completely disappears.

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Photo of Brandon632
3.45/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of boku56
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.47/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An old bottle. Perhaps I will rate it differently in the future.

Malt character is good, but hops considerably faded. Still tasty at almost a year old though

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Photo of dirtlamb5
3.26/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Totalpackage411
3.39/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Refreshing with a citrus flavor.

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Photo of Nucleosynthesis
3.01/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of EdTheEdge
3.24/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mpenske
3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Achiaverini
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Red Nectar from Humboldt Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.61 out of 5 with 590 ratings
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