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Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company

Tröegs Nugget NectarTröegs Nugget Nectar

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

6,009 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 6009
Reviews: 2288
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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Maxwell

Massachusetts

4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a super clean candied light amber, even bordering on orange a little. The head sits at a nice fingers’ width with creamy tight bubbles, which help to make this beer appear quite beautiful in the glass. The beer’s body is practically lager clean, letting almost all of the light through the beer and showing a nice lazy stream of bubbles streaming up the beer. The beer’s lacing is thin and slippery, leaving very little to look at, and really not helping the beer’s appearance. On the nose, this beer smells sweet and resiny. Pine dipped in light caramel bursts onto the nose, reminiscent of big IPA’s smells. The malts do get a little too sweet at times, but overall this smell is enticing. On the tongue the beer tastes crisply bitter and sweet. The beer begins with sweet caramel, melding into sweet piney grapefruit, which blossoms over the tongue, briefly hinting at medicinal flavors before pulling it solidly into resiny pine hops. The finish rings with bready sweet caramel malts, which levels out the beer and brings some balance to the palate, allowing this beer to give a nice big bitter hop bite while still kissing the sweet malts of a traditional amber/red ale. On the mouth, this beer feels thin to medium in body, but clean and crisp, almost like a lager. The mouth is left dry and resiny with a little bit of sweet lingering with saliva in the cheeks of the mouth. Overall, this is a tremendous India Red Ale or whatever you feel fit to call it. I feel like a new style in amber/red ales is coming soon, and this is a beautiful early example of the style. Hoppy like an IPA, yet still sweet and bready on the finish, this beer does some lovely balancing. The bitters do unfortunately hit a place where medicinal aspirin flavors hit the palate, but that fades quickly and doesn’t really downsize the drinkability of this beer. In terms of other India Red Ales, I would note Nugget Nectar as being highly drinkable, and oddly sessionable for its 7.5% ABV. Try this beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 01:33:45 | More by Maxwell
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Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 6,009 ratings.