Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company
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Reviews by Shoegaze99:
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?
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.
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2011 02:47:14 | More by Shoegaze99
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4.23/5 rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: light pale/orange. Not quite an amber at all. Very nice white head that leaves decent lacing.
Smell: sweet caramel malt, some raisins, nice light piney/earthy hoppiness
Taste: caramel malt with light pine/earthiness/spice. Taste so far is the best part of the beer (as it should be?). I expect a boring light amber ale and I get a unique flavor that is different from other "hoppy ambers" or IPAs. I like it. With each sip I like it more. The resiny/oily character and herbal quality come out with each sip
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Slightly sticky/oily.
Serving type: bottle
04-19-2014 02:39:36 | More by vitALEity
Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
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