Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company
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Reviews by ZagZagg:
4.21/5 rDev -3.7%
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:
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
Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
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