Red Nectar | Humboldt Brewing Co.

Red NectarRed Nectar
BA SCORE
46.9%
Liked This Beer
3.61 w/ 589 ratings
Red NectarRed Nectar
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:
#36,151
Reviews:
261
Ratings:
589
Liked:
276
Avg:
3.61/5
pDev:
13.57%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
51
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 589 |  Reviews: 261
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.

43 characters

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.

 558 characters

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.

 377 characters

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.

 150 characters

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

 160 characters

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.

32 characters

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

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
2.99/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Red Nectar from Humboldt Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 46.9% out of 100 with 589 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.