Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company
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3.99/5 rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This is quite the luscious treat! It pours medium brown, with an amazing head. The aroma is hoppy and malty.
The taste is a robust full bodied, hoppy thing. Wonderful and unique. The aftertaste is strong and sweet.
Overall, it is a good, robust brew, but a bit overpowering for many foods.
Serving type: growler
03-16-2014 00:25:40 | More by schoolboy
4.05/5 rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a crystal clear light amber color with a nice white head that leaves a nice ring of lacing around the glass.
Smell is very citrusy up front with some sweet and bitter notes added in. A very complex sleeping beer.
Taste is excellent. Tastes just like it smells, bitter yet sweet. An absolute perfect balance of flavors. Starts out sweet citrus followed by slightly bitter hops taste.
Overall an excellent beer with a lot of aroma and flavor balanced perfection. I heard great things about this beer and it did not disappoint. Best beer I've had from Troegs by far. Highly recommended!
Serving type: bottle
03-15-2014 03:22:36 | More by Boggdogg
4.25/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Appearance - Pours crystal clear and sappy amber in color, forming a sandstone colored 2 finger head that exhibits good retention, leading to a thin layer of suds across the surface. Shows solid lacing around the glass, with great stick.
Smell - Citrus forward aroma with a helping hand of caramel and faint, light toasted notes.
Taste - Prominent sweet and slightly sour citrus flavors upfront and throughout; like orange with a bit of lemon zest. Juicy sweetness. Malts are present, with hints of caramel and toasted bread peeking through the thick hop bite. Finishes with a solid amount of orange pith bitterness, and it lingers well into the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel - Medium to full in body with fair, lively carbonation. Super smooth. Goes down with a light buttery ease.
Overall - A hell of an Imperial Red/IPA. Very hoppy, but manages to keep a nice drinkable balance. Yeah, drink this beer if you can get your hands on it. It really is time to recognize the Imperial Red as a classifiable beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-14-2014 03:02:29 | More by TheSixthRing
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
Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
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