Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company
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4.5/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12 ounce bottle courtesy of guzzle211
Appearance: The pour is a rustic golden-amber color topped by two fingers of frothy white head.
Aroma: There is a nice balance of hops and malts in the nose. The hop aroma has an array of pine, grass, grapefruit, and mango while the malts are sweet, but clean, i.e., not at all cloying.
Taste: Maybe my palate is tuned abnormally since I'm from Southern California, I drink Pliny the Elder semi-regularly, etc, etc, because to me, this tastes like a well-hopped session beer that just happens to be 7.5% ABV. There's a lot of great stuff going on, but I don't quite get imperial or copious amounts of violently fresh squeezed hops.
The flavor profile has a nice burst of bitter hops up front which run the gambit of pine, grapefruit, grass, pineapple, and peach. The malts kick in at the mid-palate and it's here when this beer becomes special. Imagine a scenario where two enterprising brewers purchase the rights to make Fuller's ESB. One of the brewers wants to tweak it to be more like a West Coast American pale ale while the other wants to make it more like a märzen. They get started on a batch with the original recipe, but each brewer substitutes his own ingredients when the other isn't looking. The resulting malt base is toasty with bread and slightly sweet toffee- solid, yet soft. The APA brewer's hops finish what they started with a crisp splash of bitterness. That's what this beer tastes like.
Mouthfeel: It's medium-bodied and delightfully wet with plenty of carbonation and a sticky finish.
Drinkability: This is one of four beers that have stuck out as having a flavor that will always appeal to me, regardless of what style(s) I'm in the mood for. I'm not giving it 5.0, however, since the ABV is higher than other similarly flavorful beers.
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2008 08:58:45 | More by goschool
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