Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company
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4.08/5 rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5
Note: This is perhaps a somewhat unfair review since I'm reviewing it based on the fact that it tastes like a weak IPA rather than reviewing to style. For an amber, it's pretty damn good.
I received this brew a couple months ago as part of a highly lopsided (in my favor) trade with BA sirhc. Not only did he hook me up with this brew, but I also got a sneak preview when we passed a bottle around at a recent meeting. I remember liking it, but I don't remember much. Now I get a full dose to myself. I'm looking forward to it.
Keeping a level playing field, this is about the 900th beer in a row that I've poured into my Stone IRS tulip glass. Its appearance was nothing special - a light, transparent copper body with a finger of foam that didn't hold out for long before descending into a murky lace surrounded by a white halo. Reminds me a bit of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
A little swirl and sniff revealed some awesome citrusy hops. This, clearly, is where the "nectar" begins to come into play - a mix of sweet tangerine, sour grapefruit, and pine. My breathing, as usual, is a little obstructed, and I can still get enough of a sense of the odor for my mouth to water.
The first sip was not quite what I expected, but it was still tasty. A bit of piney and grapefruity bitterness kicks things off, followed by a warming, smooth, creamy honey-like flavor and texture and a splash of tangerine. I expected the sweetness to be more dominant, but the brew was actually well-balanced - not too sweet, not too bitter.
I remember reading that this brew is best consumed fresh, so perhaps I waited too long, but it wasn't quite as flavorful as I had expected. The flavors that were present were good, but not quite potent enough, and the body felt a bit watered down. Good for drinkability, bad for mouthfeel.
I remember enjoying this beer much more when I sampled it initially, so one of these days I'll have to track down a fresh batch and give it another shot.
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2007 05:58:58 | More by instrumentality
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3.88/5 rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Bought this one in Baltimore on advice of my son. Pours a hazy amber with white head. Aroma is more malty than expected. Biscuity, sweet and some pine notes. Taste is more bitter than the nose, moderate to heavily bitter. The caramel sweetness and biscuits make a nice backbone to the pine, resin hoppy bitterness. Crisp mouthfeel. A solid effort for a hoppy IPA.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 23:39:31 | More by stoutman
Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
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