Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company
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Reviews by ThisWangsChung:
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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3.71/5 rDev -14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: deep orange color almost red, with golden hues with light. a finger or so of a white head that leaves a small amount of lacing on the sides. perfectly clear and bright
Smell: sweet crystals, notes of dark fruits, light plums and figs. and some herbal hop notes.
Taste: loads of crystal malts, I lose the dark fruits that I find in the nose to my disappointment. the nugget comes through at the end with herbal, and slightly spicy notes but no where near enough to balance the sweetness
Mouthfeel: overly sweet and not quite balanced out. There are a good amount of hops but i find the balance to be sweeter. very sticky as well.
Overall: after drinking hopback I was excited to try this one, but an over abundance of lighter crystal sweetness is a bit overwhelming and the herbal notes don't do enough to balance in my opinion.
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2014 03:24:35 | More by SportsandJorts
Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
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