Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company
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Reviews by ZagZagg:
4.21/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12 oz bottle poured into the trusty pint glass
A: Clear light red amber hue with medium carbonation. White to off-white head that looks about one and a half fingers. Weak retention with little lacing; the body looks med to light.
S: Somewhat spicy, and resinous – a little floral with a certain dryness, there’s a whirling citrus sweetness. Some tangy fruits bring out a interesting nose, apple, hints of grape/white grape, bit of mango. Lightly piney, a bit of swirling brings out pear-pineapple and a flowery bouquet.
T: Hop forward, and jumps with a somewhat unexpected dryness (but not overly dry). Very delectable, but struggling to tease out the individual profiles, but tangy. A warmer taste reveals a more piquant citrus zest, with a robust malty backbone. A pine influenced, but tenuous tropical flavor. Delectably well balanced, and more diversified that I had anticipated.
M: Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, sweet semi-dry steadfast aftertaste. Wouldn’t say this quenches a thirst, reminds me of iced tea for some reason. The dryness is that pine inspired resin.
O: The nose and the name (hype aside) had me subconsciously expecting an IPA styled flavor profile. I was a little blindsided by the big malt backbone, but it pulls the overall experience together. The beer is well balanced and a very interesting take on the amber genre.
If you’re a hophead looking for something with a robust malt backbone, this is a must have.
Serving type: bottle
02-14-2014 03:59:20 | More by ZagZagg
More User Reviews:
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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