Red Nectar | Humboldt Brewing Co.

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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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-25-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
587
Reviews:
261
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
13.42%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
51
For Trade:
0
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1/5  rDev -72.6%

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1/5  rDev -72.6%

Photo of Magister_Beav
2/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2/5  rDev -45.2%

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2/5  rDev -45.2%

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2/5  rDev -45.2%

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2/5  rDev -45.2%

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2/5  rDev -45.2%

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2/5  rDev -45.2%

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2/5  rDev -45.2%

Photo of largadeer
2.17/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

"Bottled on" date reads 8/27/08.

Appearance: Perfectly clear amber with two fingers of off-white foam. Nice and frothy with good retention and stickage.

Smell: Soap. That's pretty much it. What the hell? This is one of the least aromatic beers I've ever smelled.

Taste & mouthfeel: Biscuit-like malts, minerals, husky grain, a bit estery in the background. Slight astringency from the malt. Mild floral hop flavor with a dry bitterness in the finish. Light bodied, fairly crisp on the palate but not especially clean. Not the worst beer around, but not exactly good either. Meh.

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Photo of ouser31
2.3/5  rDev -37%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

From what i remember about this beer is the taste... It wasnt the best or a fav of mine but it was drinkable! think i had it during a sit down while trying new beers and it was just ok... little different been a red ale or hemp ale but thats how it was different in its own way! try it out see what you think!!

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Photo of JamFuel
2.31/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of jdhilt
2.36/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a three finger cream head that fades to a shallow layer and leaves some lace. Cloudy dark amber color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Hoppy nose. Starts mildly hoppy, looking for sweetness and not finding it, hoppy, resiny finish, with bitter aftertaste. $1.69 for a 12oz bottle from John's Market Tigard, Or.

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Photo of Bitterbill
2.39/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Photo of krimsontide1
2.41/5  rDev -34%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Just not my kinda brew. The hop flavor is very "cascade-y". It over powers the smell and flavor. Nothing much beyond that smell and flavor profile. It tastes like one of my not so great home brews. Not an enjoyable drink for me.

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Photo of NickySop
2.43/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

Photo of z_taylor
2.45/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not great just avg. I could have had an old one too tho cause the taste was a bit skunky

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of McAfee85
2.58/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Unfiltered, copper color with little lacing. Very faint to no aroma with a flat taste. Maybe I just got a bad batch but based on this beer there are much better choices in this style.

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Photo of pants678
2.6/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint from a normal 12oz bottle. Color is deep brown with a white head that's frothy but does not retain.

The smell is more complex than the palate with strong hops mixed with fruit and bread.

Boring. Complexity is minimal, the complementing flavors are all hardly subtleties. There are tinges of cinnamon behind the bitter hops with a backend that is almost non existent.

The carbonation is light that still leaves this drinkable but without a distinct feel. It's something I'd go to on a hot day, but doesn't seem a choice red.

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Photo of IntriqKen
2.62/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light orangish amber with a nice single finger full tan head that melts to a nice lacing.
Aroma is only faintly sweet malt and honey.
Taste is stronger than the aroma but still very light...malt, followed by a honey cloying, then a mild hop bitterness.
Aftertaste of honey and hops.
Just a very average beer of this style in my opinion. I don't know if they actually used honey in this beer, but to me it was distinct and distracting for the style.

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Red Nectar from Humboldt Brewing Co.
3.65 out of 5 based on 587 ratings.
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