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Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company

Tröegs Nugget NectarTröegs Nugget Nectar

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

5,933 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5933
Reviews: 2285
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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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Re-reviewing this one. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a lighter copper color. The head is a two finger pale yellow shade. I love how creamy the head looks in particular. Retention is pretty solid, and lacing is plentiful.

S: Well this bottle is over two months old, so the big grapefruit notes have faded somewhat, replaced with tons of caramel malt. Right now, I'd say it's a 3.5 - but of memory of fresher bottles, I'll give it a 4.5.

T: Obviously, the hop qualities aren't going to be the best here due to the age. But, they still exist in a decent capacity. Grapefruit opens the flavor profile, while the finish is pure caramel malt. A distant aftertaste of pine, black pepper, and toffee also shows up. The trump card here is the balanced finesse - no, it doesn't have the enchanting hop profile of some other IPAs, rather it features superb hop/malt integration. Just amazing.

M: I really like the balance between sweet and dry here on the finish. Many times, IPAs loaded with crystal malt create a rough palate; this has a softness to it most (really, just about all of them) lack. It goes down easily enough, to be sure.

O: Honestly, I know why this has a few detractors - it doesn't have a shouty hop personality, fresh or otherwise. Rather, it features a degree of elegance just about unheard of in the style (whether it be IPA or imperial amber). Hands down, still the best amber ale on the planet.

Serving type: bottle

04-29-2012 19:34:34 | More by ThisWangsChung
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Smell: sweet crystals, notes of dark fruits, light plums and figs. and some herbal hop notes.

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Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
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