Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company
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Reviews by TheBrewo:
4.53/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
We pour a brew of deep golden orange, not dissimilar to the color of the label. The pale yellow head stands two fingers high, and is of big, sticky bubbles. They cake the glass all the way around as the head disappears at a medium pace. While the beer isn't hazy, and no sediment is noted, the translucency is not complete. Carbonation looks to be fairly active. The aroma explodes with floral, somewhat grassy hops up front. There is a strong fruity, nectar-like sweetness about it, with notes of honey, strawberry, and passion fruit. As the beer warms the alcohol increases in presence. The hops also add wisps of citrus that float to the back of the nose. As we sip, flowery hops hit first. These are accompanied by fresh tropical fruits, with a heavy sweetness that really digs into the tongue. This acts to carry the flavors to the middle, where sugary sweetness runs with biting citrus, all contained within a hop-whirl. The taste evens out towards the end, and the hops cool down to take on an earthiness, with a bit of lingering bitterness. The aftertaste breathes of fresh hops that are bittering and sweet. The barky earthiness is also retained, but so is some fruit. It is like licking a sap covered, tropical fruit bearing, hop bush, in the best way. The body is medium and the carbonation is medium. The bubbles create a heavy froth to each sip. The sweetness and hops on the other hand lend a syrupy feel, which leaves the mouth partially coated, and happily wet and satiated. The abv is slightly above average as the beer is an "Imperial", but it is hidden expertly.
Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the aroma. It was as hoppy as promised, but included some wonderfully fruity, sweeter notes, to cut any bitterness that may have been presented otherwise. Not only was the aroma refreshing, but the taste followed through to attest to the aromas boasted for. The feel was creamy and smooth, and made drinking this beer, which is a standout for the style, that much easier.
Serving type: bottle
03-17-2011 00:38:56 | More by TheBrewo
More User Reviews:
3.89/5 rDev -11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A - Pours a crystal clear amber color with 2-3 fingers of creamy head. Nice little bit of visible carbonation streams upwards. The head retains for a good amount of time and leaves this lacing on the side of the glass.
S - A deep earthiness emanates from this beer. It's not an aroma that I am particularly fond of.
T - Dank, earth hops. The flavor is fairly consistent throughout. I feel a strong bitterness that creeps in at mid-palate and persists through the finish. Nothing much in the way of sweetness, although I seem to remember a bit more sweetness in previous bottles.
M - Medium-bodied. A bit of softness/squishiness. Strong residual clinginess from the hops. Long, lingering aftertaste.
O - Not my favorite hop profile. Seems somewhat comparable to Smuttynose Finestkind. Glad I tried it, enjoyable beer, but I can find better beer at a better price point.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2014 17:36:45 | More by Andrew041180
4.08/5 rDev -6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A: Clear amber/ Red with a 2 finger head and sticky lacing with lively carbonation. Can't dream of a prettier beer.
S: Citrus, pine
T:the citrus and pine dominate but there is a caramel type sweetness and a slight bready quality. Finish has the essence of peaches.
M: Starts sweet, finishes dry. Medium bodied - goes down smooth.
O: This is labeled an imperial amber ale, but what it is is an IPA. Hoppy for sure and hides the ABV very well - almost too drinkable. The appearance is the highlight in this one. Great beer but sligtlty overrated.
Serving type: on-tap
03-11-2014 02:50:24 | More by Givemebeer
4.04/5 rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Great hoppy amber beer. From the nose to the last sip, this is a great one. Only negative would be the stronger alcohol taste that I notice in this year's version that I don't recall from last year. It was masked as the beer warmed up and the sweet & hop flavors came out a little more. There's so many strong flavors that it's not a major deterrent.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 18:14:25 | More by mrz200
Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
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