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Mandarin Nectar | Alpine Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alpine Beer Company
California, United States
alpinebeerco.com

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Fresh organic orange zest and cracked coriander complement the orange blossom honey used in this ale. Like a mountain breeze through the citrus trees. 1.060 OG 6 IBU

Added by Gusler on 03-30-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,240
Reviews:
134
Ratings:
443
pDev:
13.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
41
Trade:
2
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 443 |  Reviews: 134
Photo of Justdoit1234
3.98/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Prost76
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.61/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScottP
3.5/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rocketbird
3.12/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hoppy nose, very citrusy. Tastes more peachy than mandarin. Solid but I think the fruit flavor got old quick.

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Photo of baklo
3.32/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - Pours slightly hazy and golden orange in color with a white, finger width head that dissipates quickly to reveal a mostly barren surface. A few tiny spots makes up what you might call lacing.

Smell - Mild, sweet orange aroma with hints of honey.

Taste - Moderate flavor, with mild orange and honey character. Really, that's it. Maybe some bready malt that evokes a vague, distant 'honey nut Cheerios' flavor. In other words, not much to write home about.

Mouthfeel - Light-bodied. Fair carbonation. Goes down easy enough with a lightly dry finish.

Overall - Light and.... drinkable? Certainly not much flavor, but decent enough to drink. At any rate, it's a steep price to pay for what you get in return.

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Photo of RyanK252
3.43/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a Green Flash Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours deep golden amber with a kinda fizzy off white head that quickly settles to a thin layer and leaves just a little spotty lacing.

S: Honey, floral notes, citrus zest, coriander spice, and a little light yeastiness.

T: Orange zest and coriander jump out first, big honey sweetness, floral notes, and some grainy malt. It gets a bit too sweet after a while.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Kinda feels like a mix of a blonde, a cream ale, and a wit. It's not terrible, but I don't think I'd go for it again.

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Photo of cryptichead
2.75/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of epyon396
3.57/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stephens101
3.7/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bright reddish orange and a thin white froth.

Much honey, caramel and even candied apple in the aroma. Wondering where this one is taking me, but...

Nice mingling of fruit and honey sweetness with an afterthought of subtle citrus hops to balance. Gum and lingering spice too. Somewhat syrupy after awhile.

Medium but very easy.

Not my cup o' tea style-wise, and even if it were, I don't think this would be the one I was looking for.

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Photo of Gotti311
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of capnamerica
3.88/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TomMorris
3.94/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
3.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lorihall1
3.92/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jribeiro025
3.22/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.74/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, hazy, orange gold coloring with a thin, sparse, filmy head. Aromas of sweet orange, rich honey, and hints of coriander, with an overall candy-like feel to the nose. Flavors are orange forward, tart and sweet, with a subtle honey backbone, rich and earthy. Fairly balanced between the two characteristics, with the beer itself being a candy-sweet palate as a whole. Subtle hints of grassy hops, and the coriander spice is there if you dig deep for it. Light, crisp, effervesced body, with an orange candy aftertaste. Effervesced, crisp finish. Tasty beer.

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Photo of twelveinches
3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of slipperysoup
3.88/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jakemn91
3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NateMac13
3.03/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jsh420
3.33/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Mandarin Nectar from Alpine Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.44 out of 5 with 443 ratings
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