Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company
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Reviews by irish:
4.35/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
This beer really snuck up on me one time! The first time I drank it, I brought a growler and was sitting on the porch enjoying a pint or two, along with a nice cigar, in the summer night. When I stood up, everything went spinning, like taking ether for an operation (I am old enough to have experienced this.) Whassamatter?! It couldn't be the beer--I only had a pint or two. Well, I did a panic-y checklist--stroke? fever? LSD flashback?--but nothing seemed to answer. Eventually I did check on the alcohol content, and considered how many I had drunk (more than a pint or two, imagine that) and how easy it was to drink, and came to realize, damn!, that ol' "nectar" sure crept up on me!
I love this beer. But it is TOO easy to drink...
Pours a copper amber, with a lingering lace and appealing small bubbles.
The nose actually portends a robust alcohol base, if you pause to notice it (which I did not do initially...)
As for taste, it is one of those beers whose balance and easy drinkability can fool you into paying less attention than it deserves. This is my kind of beer--it doesn't knock you out by overpowering you with a distinctive taste that can with further sips become overbearing. No, it sucks you right in with its balance and its absence of any flaws. Except for the nose and a bit of fullness in the body, you could easily mistake this for a session beer. At least until the wife/SO starts to look curiously at you and your glass.
Regarding "drinkability" I don't know whether to reward or penalize the beer. Initially, I'd be inclined to give it high ratings. But if you are planning to drive or get laid, I'd do just the opposite.
Serving type: bottle
02-11-2010 00:39:25 | More by irish
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4.31/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A - This is a reddish orange, clear beer, with an almost white head, not too extensive, but with significant lacing.
S - Whoa! The hit of peach and fruit comes blazing through, chased by grass and citrus, with a hint of pine, as well. The fist wiff made me think of biting into a tart bright, slightly under-ripe peach. Needless to say, I was impressed.
T - Even if the promise of peach in the nose is not fulfilled, this hoppy trip is a wonderful mix of fruits, now more citrus. Think orange and lemon, with sweetness like a peach coming underneath, andcaramel and other malty notes. Pine and grass are present, too, making for a very robust hop experience. A snappy sour and bitter bite closes things out. Nothing to complain about here.
M - Given the explosion of flavor, I was expecting a real drying at the close. It is there, but not nearly as harsh as you might expect.
O - Wish this one was available at home, for sure. This is an excellent beer, with great balance, that nevertheless lays down major hop flavor without compromise. I enjoyed this one, for sure.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 00:10:01 | More by Tsar_Riga
4.08/5 rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours deep clear copper color with tight 1 finger head.
Smell us earthy, spicy and pungent. fresh bready malt apparent as well.
First taste is good wack of earthy, grassy hops with prominent citrus and bitterness. Has a sweetness as well and not subdued at all. Some sugary caramel notes. Nice balance here. The sweetness and blend of bitter and citrus hops play of one another back and forth.
Really thick and syrupy. Chewy to say the least. but moderate carbonation. Leaves a tanginess on your toungue
Nicely balanced ale. Has a variety of flavors that blend well together but nothing earth shattering. Well crafted for sure.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 00:00:35 | More by hopflyer
Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
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