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Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company

Tröegs Nugget NectarTröegs Nugget Nectar

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

6,013 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6013
Reviews: 2291
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.63%


Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Edwin on 02-13-2004)
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BeerPhan86

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I've been waiting a long time to try this beer, and the legendary Hopslam. Paid 12.99/six pack for the Nugget Nectar but it was worth it to try my first imperial amber, and one I've heard so much about!

A - Very clear dark golden color with a two finger tan head. Varying sizes of carbonation bubbles, interesting.

S - Loads of floral and citrus hops, but not as heavy on the earthy and grassy notes you tend to get with an imperial pale ale, for instance. Lots of sweet, bready malt follows.

T - Very hoppy but just slightly sweet. Not much bitterness or alcohol taste at all. Not as hoppy as I was expecting but it is so damn well balanced I can't complain! Has a smoky aspect to it that I have found in many craft brewed ambers.

M - Very smooth and the carbonation is just right. Doesn't leave much taste in your mouth which keeps me coming back for another sip.

D - Dangerously drinkable. It just goes down so easy.

Overall I was very impressed. It is a unique take on this whole era of imperial ales and one I'd definitely like to see more of. Very hoppy and flavorful without being so bitter to make your average craft brew drinker wince. I'd love to get some more if it was cheaper! If you are a fellow lover of hoppy beers and see this, get it and treat yourself! Now if only I could track down some Hopslam one of these days...

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2010 02:25:03 | More by BeerPhan86
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Guess2814

Massachusetts

4.51/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I think I've had this beer enough.. Where I can say this beer can be the best amber I've tasted thus far SO far.. It has a dark golden look to it.. The label is cool beans.. Taste has a nice hoppy taste especially for an amber.. Really am a fan of this beer..

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 01:28:59 | More by Guess2814
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hail_seitan

Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass

A - True to the style, the beer pours a warm amber color. There is no haze whatsoever so you can watch as the carbonation bubbles weave their way to the top of the glass to form a moderate off-white head.

S - Dank, with a distinct pine resin aroma. Some grapefruit and sugar cookie odors sneak in there, too.

T - Similar to the nose, gloriously piney and dank. Grapefruit plays a complementing second fiddle. The malt character is perfect to the style - biscuit and a hint of caramel. The finish is pleasantly bitter and well-balanced by clean malty sweetness.

M - Good but nothing special. The carbonation is robust but not overpowering. Given the ABV, the body manages to not be overtly heavy or syrupy.

O - This is a very good beer. It's hard to think of another amber ale that is superior. It is a dank beer, but does not have the herbal or onion flavors other such brews have. This beer comes with a lot of hype, which it mostly lives up to. Nice to see nugget hops get some love, though!

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2014 15:07:07 | More by hail_seitan
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MaddestHatter

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3.43/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I'll start by saying that I'm not really an IPA guy. Perhaps this is a controversial opinion, but I think that putting too many hops in a beer can totally ruin it by taking over all other flavors. That being said, I quite enjoy Nugget Nectar. When I first had it, the bitterness really struck me as I was not expecting this many hops in an amber or red ale. The rest of that bottle was nearly undrinkable but by the end of the second (which I drank along with food for what that's worth) I was very eager to go out and buy two more six packs. My only regret is that I didn't manage to get any more before the season for it stopped. I have two left now which I am holding onto like treasures for when I eat anything nicer than typical college student nonsense. Overall not my absolute favorite beer ever, but one which hugely grew on me from one of my favorite breweries.

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Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 6,013 ratings.