Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company
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Reviews by mjl21:
3.95/5 rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Got a few of these during my most recent trades. 12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip. Comes in at 7.5% and 93ish IBUs. Bottled on is tough to read and is either 1/12/10 or 2/12/10.
A-A pour right down the middle of the glass results in a clear amber beer with a nice two finger off white head. The head has some nice retention.
S-The hops used do stand out. It has a nice spike of tropical citrus and some pine. Smells very fresh and compared to the aged versions I have tried before, it is definitely better. Deserves a 4.25 in this category.
T-It starts out with tropical fruit flavors that remind me of mango blended into a pina colada. There is a large malt backbone which imparts a definite caramel sweetness in the middle. It also has noticeable toasted malt flavors. The fruit flavors return at the end. It gets sweeter as it warms, but has a dry finish. As it warms bitter grapefruit flavors come out.
M-The body falls on the low end of the medium spectrum. I found it to be coarse in the back of my mouth.
D-Definitely the best bottle I have tried. Would love to try it fresh from the source.
A nice hoppy amber. Worth seeking out if it is super fresh.
Serving type: bottle
03-18-2010 17:31:43 | More by mjl21
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4.4/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
So after many years of looking forward to and drinking Nugget Nectar, I'm finally getting around to a review. Excellent beer! The hops are very forward and impart an amazing aroma and killer taste to this red ale. Fresh would be a word that describes the beer. Great crisp feel with a sharp hop bite. Malty, but not over the top. At 7.5% the alcohol sneaks up on you, but in no way is detected in the taste. It's a delicious brew! A late Winter tradition I look forward to yearly---highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 17:21:35 | More by DJED69
4.53/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Finally get to try this - a huge thanks to jdhowe for sharing two bottles of this! Poured out of a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. Both bottles were about 3-4 weeks old, if I'm not mistaken.
Yeah, that's an amber ale alright - reddish amber in color, with some light golden hues at the rim. Pours a frothy white head that sticks around for a while, leaving a ton of sticky lacing as it dissipates. It never fully recedes, however, which is nothing less than awesome given the relatively high ABV and apparent hop oiliness this contains. There's some slight sediment at the bottom, but otherwise, this is really solid. As far as I'm concerned this is a gold standard for how any self-respecting American amber ale should look.
Whoa! I've heard that the aroma on Nugget Nectar was one to be reckoned with, but I had no clue that it would be this fruity, dank, and breezy. Huge, and I mean HUGE orange rind notes immediately grace the nostrils, followed by tangerines, passion fruit, pine, and tons and tons of floral and earthy notes. White flowers, light white pepper, and a robust caramel and toffee finish that rounds up anything that would otherwise become too acidic or bitter. There's a sharp sweetness due to the extra alcohol on this, and combined with the malt profile, it really accentuates the fruity and floral aspects of the hops used in this. Really fantastic stuff - highly aromatic and inviting in every way possible.
Yeah, this is the stuff! I love hoppy amber ales as it is, but this takes the cake in terms of everything I've had before in the style. Big citrus notes grace the palate, ranging from orange to tangerines to apricots, in a juicy and ripe manner akin to actually eating the fruit itself. Huge pine, and lots of floral notes, combined with a brief cardamom and ginger spiciness at the finish. Then, as soon as the malt backbone comes in, delivering a sweet toffee and caramel goodness, it finishes off the initial bitterness and dankness in a biscuit-like manner, with toasted notes that further feel caramelized in flavor due to the higher ABV. Carbonation is really good, and the beer feels crisp and slightly chewy, with the hops always cleansing the palate while leaving the toasted malt notes at the end. Creamy and oily - I would kill to see this on nitro-tap or something. For a beer that's pretty straightforward, this is just fabulous.
This isn't the most complex beer in the world, but it delivers on all accounts on exactly what a hoppy imperial amber is supposed to be - highly fruity and oily, with a underlying hop dankness, as well as a sweet caramel profile that melds with it and softens the initial astringency. This is so easy to drink, I could pound so many of these in one evening perhaps only to my detriment. Amber beers probably don't get any better than this, and I really wish we got six packs of this distributed in California. My favorite new amber, and one of my favorite new single hop beers for sure.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 08:30:29 | More by magictacosinus
4.75/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a La Fin Du Monde tulip glass.
The color is a golden orange/copper with three fingers if foamy white head and some nice thick lacing left on the glass.
The nose is piney with hints of sweetness and juicy fruit aromas. The pine aroma turns into a grassy goodness that is teasing my nose.
The taste has a nice twang of bitter hops at the edges poking in between the malty sweet biscuit flavor. Each sip has its own touch of bitterness with a pop of citrus flavor a late smack of grassy, earthy hops giving of tangerine flavor.
The feel of this beer is medium bodied but goes down well and a beer that does not wreck your pallet. A slight hoppy aftertaste is pleasing.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 04:46:03 | More by Duhast500
Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
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