Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company
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3.81/5 rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
So I buy a sixer of this stuff every year just to try and figure out what all the hype is about. It's a good beer, don't get me wrong, but I think it's still a bit overrated.
Appearance in the glass is nice - an orangey amber with about a finger of off-white head that pretty much disappears in a few minutes. Decent lacing.
Smell is a hint of things to come in that it's very bright. Includes pine and citrus for a cool and juicy effect. There is also a faint hint of cool booze on the nose. Nothing really bursts forward - it's somewhat mellow.
Taste is nice and juicy at first - a good mix of juicy, piney hops and sweet honey/caramel malts. Again, all in a very bright fashion. The sweetness fades a little too quickly though and the back half of the sip is a bit too thin and dry. Could use more sweetness to balance out the somewhat astringent booze and abundant hopping. That said, the hop profile is pretty classic - big and robust enough to keep your attention, but far from a palate wrecker.
Mouthfeel - again, really nice at first, but a bit too thin and dry towards the end of the sip. Lighter in body than you would expect from a 7.5% imperial red/amber.
Serving type: bottle
02-26-2014 16:34:20 | More by Mongrel
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