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Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company

Tröegs Nugget NectarTröegs Nugget Nectar

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

5,977 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5977
Reviews: 2287
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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Shoegaze99

New Jersey

4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Oh, hey, look. The spring beer. The beer that East Coast beer geeks look to to say, "Hey, spring is here!" Guess I should grab it.

But is it a good opener for spring?

Hell yes!

Had this on an unseasonably warm February night, in the high 60s, and boy did it go good. Grabbed a six, poured, and ...

Appearance - Pours a pure golden color, minimal head with a modest pour, NO head with a gentle pour, yet aggressive head with an aggressive pour. WOW! This is a beer that knows what it is. I suspect this beer is selling sex. Is it a hooker?

Smell/Nose - Okay, wow, her va-- I mean, this beer's aroma is phenomenal. They call it an amber, but the hops are up front like an IPA, and the citrus is up front like a hardcore West Coast IPA. How do they pull this off? Who knows? All I know is, it smells amazing. You fall in love at first whiff.

Taste - Can I use the F word here? 'Cause I want to. BANG, you get all the hoppy nose, but the front is as tasty as the T-Mobile 4G girl. Wonderfully blended and drinkable in the middle -- almost TOO drinkable -- and by the end, a burst of fruity hops.

Yeah, they call this an "amber," and it does have the mellow, grainy tones of an amber, but at times it's practically an aggressive IPA in disguise. IPA lovers will enjoy this. And so will some people who don't love IPAs. This beer earns its reputation.

Mouthfeel - I had been drinking a few selections from the Saranac mixer prior to this (why don't more reviewers put these things in context?), and they're nice, but damn does that experience show how nice and smooth the carbonation and feel of this beer is. It's a big beer, but it doesn't clear out your palate like a huge IPA. Feels nice, lots of carbonation but smooth.

Drinkability - Well hell, what do you say about a relatively big beer that goes down good? Not much other than, this shiat drinks great! Flavors are balanced and nice, carbonation is smooth, and all around it drinks excellent.

Bottom line

Hell yeah.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2011 02:47:14 | More by Shoegaze99
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Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
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