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Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company

Tröegs Nugget NectarTröegs Nugget Nectar

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

5,975 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 5975
Reviews: 2287
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.63%


Brewed by:
Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Edwin on 02-13-2004)
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WVbeergeek

Ohio

5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Well I already awarded this beer a five does anybody know of a way to kick up the 5 to at least a 6 or so. Amazing on cask I enjoyed three pints without thinking about it so damn good. Appearance seemed a bit darker amber copper mix than the tap version that had a golden tone to it poured slightly hazy thick lucious cream colored creamy textured head locking in the hop aroma. Aroma contains more hops a burst of flowery earthy hops incredible smell the sugary malt backbone shines beautifully, amazing brew my friends. Taste, gets an A+ liquid crack so tasty the creamy texture of the cask conditioning is amazing the sweet malts and caramel buttery sweet flavors are orgasmic man the hop flavor bitter and hoppy as hell but completely uniform and balanced as a whole, get down on the knees I'm not worthy beer gods. Mouthfeel: Medium body fluffy texture hop resins glide across the palate. Drinkability: Wow, incredible I just traded a growler of this for a Dark Lord bomber believe me we are both making out.

Serving type: cask

04-06-2004 23:57:56 | More by WVbeergeek
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oelergud

Virginia

5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Deep copper body with a very light tan head, good retention and great lace all the way down the glass. Low carbonation.
Spicy hop scent mingled with caramel and intense honey like aromas. Banana and pear scents are subdued but present.
Taste is pure, concentrated honey bliss and caramel up front mellowing out to give way for kick ass hops with enough strength to make you notice tastebuds where you never knew you had any.
Banana and pear again present and carries over abit in the long lingering aftertaste in which the good hoppiness slowly fades out but never quite leaves completely. Incredibly well balanced.
Mouthfeel is abit fuller than most IPA, feels more like a double IPA actually. Good coating.
Highly drinkable, one of the best brews I've had and thanks to Weeare138 for the growler!

-Oelergud

Serving type: growler

07-02-2005 20:00:50 | More by oelergud
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sublimesipping

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have had this on tap and now in bottle this mild winter season. Review is based on the latter with influence from the former. WOW! This beer is simply my favorite beer, the best most complete beer that I have been priviledged to enjoy. Is this the best beer out thers? My mind says no, but the palate says this ROCKS!
Appearance is beautiful, very beautiful amber color, my favorite most enticing beer color. It promises smoothness and this beer delivers and how.
The aroma is of Hops, HOPS, and more hops... piney, citrusy, enticing. taste puckers and warms more than any other super hopped beer. the balance is amazing, no over the top bitterness, just strong, full, utterly enjoyable mouthfeel. A definite sublime experience. My beer of choice this year- will line up for a case and push this to infinity. GET IN THE KNOW before its to late BAs, but don't pay too close attention to rob me of more.

This is an exquisite beer from a micro at the top or their game. wonderful, thanks for the memories...

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2006 06:31:24 | More by sublimesipping
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beermanbrian

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Dark gold color with a thick off white head. The head clings to the glass leaving trails of lacing that just hang there.

Smell is just tremendous. Great piney hops followed by a citrus note. It just fills your nose with the awesome smell. I could just sit and smell this all night if it wasn't for the anticipation of what it must taste like.

Taste is just as overwhelming. Huge hops character but unlike a lot of hop bombs there is plenty of malt sweetness to back it up. This beer is so much more than the hops. Supper malt sweetness with great character.

Mouthfeel is just smoothness, with a slight dryness at the end that make you want to take the next sip. Nice carbonation level.

Ohhhh so drinkable especially at 7%. It will catch up with you if you aren't careful. I've been debating this review since the beer first came out in bottles a couple of weeks ago. My first inclination was that it deserved the perfect 5.0. A half a case later I still feel like it deserves the perfect score. This is the beer I've been searching for. Another winner from Troegs. Glad I live close enough to the brewery to get a nice supply of this before it's gone until next year.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2006 01:19:26 | More by beermanbrian
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JackTheRipper

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow, this is one impressive beer!

A: First thing I noticed was the famous bottle art, probably one of the coolest I've ever seen. The beer itself pours a nice clear amber color. Light tan fluffy head leaves a nice bit of sudsy lacing behind. Head seems to last fairly long.

S: Utter perfection. Resiny sweet pine smells, warm malty aromas to soften the hops, everything beautifully balanced, couldn't ask for more from a beer.

T: I was expecting a bitter hop bomb, I was pleasantly disappointed. There is an abundance of hops, but they're neither bitter or biting. Strong yet mellow sticky piney flavors explode, just enough of a bready malt taste to keep things in check, soft hoppiness leads to happiness. Yum, to say the least.

M: Medium body, somewhat slick and coating feeling, carbonation is spot on and the alcoholic warmth is just lovely.

D&N: The only fault I could find with this beer is that it's not more widely carried. One of the best beers I've ever had the pleasure of drinking, ranks up there with Westy 12 and Thomas Hooker Liberator Dopplebock among my most treasured beer memories. Fives across the board are well warranted, imho. Brilliant job, Troegs brewer guy, brilliant!

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2006 01:45:32 | More by JackTheRipper
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dfiliaggi

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Do not take this as exageration, but in my opinion, THIS IS THE BEST BEER IN THE WORLD!!! No doubt about it.

Strawberry/orange in color. Perfect tecture in your mouth. I know some people that don't even really like hoppy beers but loved it anyway. It is the perfect balance of an ultra-hoppy beer and one with a malty sweetness. I know some of the people that work at Troegs and I keep urging them to brew this all year-round. I bought two cases and hoarded them for as long as could. They didn't last because I couldn't help myself. Next February, do yourself a favor and buy as much of it as you can!

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2006 06:08:24 | More by dfiliaggi
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EPseja

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On cask for Troegs promo night at Andy's Corner Bar in Bogota, NJ.

Vibrant apricot orange color with sudsy, clingy head that leaves thick, sticky rings of lacing. Smells like everything wonderful about hops... citrus and florals perfectly intertwined with mild malts. This cask was dry-hopped, which turns the nose from good to fantastic. Mouth-filling, viscous hop nectar (for lack of a better word) that is devoid of excess carbonation and loaded with wonderful balance and amazing presence.

On cask, this beer is sublime. Seek it out. You will be a better beer lover for it!

Serving type: cask

02-08-2007 04:48:59 | More by EPseja
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heathtm

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What a fantastic beer. A great mix of warrior and tomahawk hops. Without a doubt one of the best beers, if not the best, I've ever had. The aroma of this hoppy beer is like nothing I've whiffed before. Hats off to the brewmaster at Troges in Harrisburg. Can't wait to shake the had of whoever is at their booth at the BrewErie MicroFest in Erie PA.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2007 02:14:39 | More by heathtm
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number1bum

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a crystal clear, vibrant orangey amber with a nice 2 finger ivory head. Retains a nice lace and leaves a ton of, but there's sticky lacing. Smell is hoppy but not bitter, with big citrus aromas of tangerine, orange and grapefruit, along with some sweet malts to round it out. Taste is a wonderful cornucopia of flavor...yes that's right I said cornucopia. Citrusy hops, some piny flavor, mild honey sweetness, caramel maltiness...but very little hoppy bitterness! Incredible...I love the emphasis on finishing hops and not bittering hops. So much wonderful flavor. Moutfeel is very nice...creamy from all the hop oils, but also very crisp and clean on the finish. Simply the most drinkable 93 IBU beer you will ever find, I think.

Amazing, delicious beer. It's hard to imagine how anything could be better.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2007 00:54:32 | More by number1bum
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Vinny150

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

only serious hop heads need drink this beer. the aroma alone will dropkick your senses. by far the hoppiest beer ive ever had. they say the IBUS are "93ish". then the high alcohol content will help keep your chest warm and your mood bright.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2007 16:56:36 | More by Vinny150
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RustyDiamond

Georgia

5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottled 1/11/08 and thanks to leftmindedrighty for the goods! And I chose not to review the first bottle I tasted, because I was so blown away.

Poured into a Stone IRS glass. Gorgeous clear golden-orange with 3 fingers of cream colored frothy goodness. Splendid froth, with shiny popping bubbles.

Aroma of fresh picked hops. Not of the floral variety, but of the sticky nasty kind. Another deep whiff, aahhh.

The taste is simply phenominal. I call this a Red IPA, Troegs call it an Imperial Amber. Whatever you call it, this beer is hoppy goodness. The first wave of hop flavor is floral, then comes the bitter, then the sticky coating the mouth and glazing the teeth. Perfectly balanced between 'smack in your face' and 'nice fresh IPA'.

Extremely drinkable for a 7.5% hop bomb. This one deserves 5's across the board. I want a T-shirt.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2008 23:30:18 | More by RustyDiamond
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rock082082

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

got a case locally from a distributor 2 weeks after the release of the beer in 2008. about as fresh as you'll ever get a beer without waiting for the first case from the brewery itself...

A - this beer is listed as an imperial amber and man do you get what you pay for... the color of this pour is about as true to the name as you can get. this is the prettiest red i may have ever laid eyes on... wonderful head the slowly dissipates leaving a great lace on the glass

S - since i got this as fresh as i did, you might as well have peeled a grapefruit and cracked a few pine needles to compete with this aroma. the floral aromatica smack you right away but dissipate perfectly as soon as you exhale

T - Ahhh the money shot. perfect balance of hops in the front, with a citrus rhine middle and as smooth as you can imagine in the finish. this beer is hoppy, not bitter... please understand the distinction

M - The carbonation tingles and adds the the flavor, the goldilocks theory, not too much and not too little. almost too drinkable for the ABV and the hop content

D - the fact that i am 5 deep writing this should tell you what you need to know... a perfect session beer or pregame beer... you can't beat it for the money such a shame it is a seasonal

bottom line - perfection!!!!

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2008 22:11:25 | More by rock082082
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dsa7783

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First thought - this is an amazing beer, and the best offering from Troegs that I've ever sampled... the appearance was absolutely outstanding... a clear, lucid, amber, copper-colored hue with a gigantic frothy and foamy head that had some serious staying power... Copped a single 12 oz bottle for $2.99 from Oak Tree in South Plainfield... Smell was above-and-beyond, so rich, so thick, so strong, that I fell in love with this beer just on the strength of its smell... the taste was an equally "perfect five"... perhaps the ultimate and best depiction of the style that I have ever come across... this beer certainly lives up to all its hype... one of the best representations of the style for sure... mouthfeel was rich, creamy, and thick... taste was slightly bitter but not at all overwhelming, with a tart bitterness dominated by a slight ginger, subtle vanilla, and pine flavors bursting through... taste is very clear, satisfying, and dominant... an excellent brew with a good drinkability and a not-over-the-top ABV of 7.5%... Definitely recommended...

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2008 00:07:54 | More by dsa7783
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BeerLover48Fan

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My first purchase of this wonderful beer and certainly not my last

Pours a beautiful crystal clear orange/copper color with a 2 finger off white head. Head subsides slowly leaving nice lacing on the glass.

Smell that hoppy goodness!! Citrus hoppiness dominates the nose with a hint of spice, Cinnamon? Subtle sweetness lets you know the malt character is there. Someone needs to bottle this smell as an air freshener.

The balance of this brew is remarkable. Hop bitterness hits the tongue first and threatens to overpower everything else, but just as you think that huge citrus flavors take over. Tastes of orange juice, lemonade, and grapefruit juice mixed to perfection. The sweetness of the malt really brings out the citrus flavors. Ends dry with a nice spicyness.

Overall, this is just as advertised, a Hopheads Nirvana. Another great offering from the Troegner brothers. I enjoy this and will eagerly await it yearly Cheers!! Thanks to my friends at Red White and Brew in Mount Holly NJ for yet another great brew suggestion

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2008 22:28:03 | More by BeerLover48Fan
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Beerbuddha

Louisiana

5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

OK I know I gave it all 5s. This beer fit everything I love about beer and to me is the perfect beer for me. It poured a great copper color with a nice thick off white head. Lacing was minimal but present. The aroma like the taste was a wonderful mix of hops and malts. Knowing nothing of brewing I have no idea what they used but it was sweet and not too bitter which you find in many overly hopped beers. Something balanced it out perfectly. The mouthfeel was thick and creamy with medium carbonation. Overall I REALLY enjoyed this beer a lot. I see why people buy this by the case. With such a limited supply you want to make sure you have enough to last you as long as possible.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2008 16:15:15 | More by Beerbuddha
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usmittymc

Mississippi

5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: deep amber orange with hints of red with a robust bubbly cream color head that slowly reduces and leaves rings of sticky lace.

S: Wow. Orange, grapefruit, peach, grass. Incredible hop nose on this beer. Caramel sweetness is present as well from the malt.

T: An instantaneous citrusy hop bite is overtaken by sweet malty flavors. The hop bitterness kicks in again after the swallow.

M: Nice and smooth. Good carbonation. Moderate body.

D: This is one of the best beers on the planet. Very impressive. Alcohol will sneak up on you, so take heed. Do what you can to get a bottle or sixer of this.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2008 00:43:29 | More by usmittymc
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jackorain

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've gone through 2+ cases of this this year and this is my last bottle that I finaly got to reviewing. This is some seriously good shit!!

The appearance is amber to copper in color and is topped by a 2-ich head of egg shell colored foam in a very tight formation. The retention is very good but not annoyingly so as it dissapates to a nice thick coat after a few minutes. The lace left after head disapation is quite beautiful.

The smell is gobs of floral hops up front. There are hint of mixed citrus as well. Blood ornge, tangerines, and a touch of grapefruit. Piney hops come in middle to end in the nose. there is evidence that that actually used some malts in this beer in the formof caramel and biscuit. This is just a wonder to sniff, defintely the best beer I've ever smelled.

The tastes starts off very much like the nose with the floral hops just slamming home. This is followed by a barage of various hop flavors. I'm getting pine, tangerine, orange, lemon zest (but not lemon), grapefruit and a hint of leafy greens. The malt comes in the middle and certainly adds depth of flavor with caramel and biscuit doing most of the heavy lifting here. There is a hint of gaininess that is welcome and balancing. Not that this is balanced as the hops come roaring back on the finish with a nice even long lasting bitterness. Not over the top though, I've had beers with less than 93 IBUs that tasted more bitter.

The mouthfell perfectly matches the flavor profile. The fullness of body is medium but not so full to take one's attention away form the dramatic flavors. The carbonation is perfectly smooth and creamy. The finish is oily and mouth coating.

This is probably the finest beer I've had to date and I could easily drink several in a session.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2008 16:56:11 | More by jackorain
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funckygibbon

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

WARNING* - bias: This is my favorite beer of all time.

What is this spring you speak of? Ohhh, you mean Nugget Nectar season! I await this beer's release with great anticipation, and immiediately rush to Zeno's pub in State College in early February to get it on tap (then have a back up stock at home!).

Pours a deep orangish amber, with a somewhat off white head. Consistent lacing occurs. I don't get much time to view this however, as this beer's heavy hop nose permeates around the vicinity. Whoa. Now i know why hops is related to cannabis. With five types of hops (If i'm not mistaken) blended carefully into this beer, you get a mix of floral, grapefruit, and yes, cannabis-like smells intoxicating the palette before you even take any in. I find myself spending a great deal of time smelling this beer, almost between every swig.

When the smell of a beer is as strong as this one, you can only hope the taste will follow up. Nugget Nectar does so and then some. The taste is amazingly balanced, and highly complex, with esters and different distinct flavors occurring in stages. Initially, you are hit with the 93 IBU's of the hops, as one would expect for this beer type. As I tell folks who don't like hops as much as I do, this beer quickly will show them mercy, as the bitterness quickly is pulled away to reveal a flurry of grapefruit and floral flavors, riding along mellow but ever present malt backbone. Finally post swallow, you are left with all this pleasantness and just a slight puckering bitterness that I must keep renewing throughout the night.

Mouth feel is something that, in my opinion, you can only be negative about when it doesn't compliment the beer's flavor, or type. Nugget Nectar is ever so slightly on the "thicker" side, with moderate-heavy carbonation that livens it up quite nicely. Perfect for the beer that it is.

The final note- This beer is almost TOO drinkable. Weighing in at 7.5 Abv, It masks this strength amazingly well, so I often find myself drinking wayyyy more than I plan. Can't complain about that though!

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2009 21:01:43 | More by funckygibbon
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ggroller

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have heard so many great things about this beer yet for some reason have not taken the time to try it until now. Hopefully the hype doesn't get in the way of my perception.

Clear amber beer with a big, fluffy, sticky head.

Big, citrusy hops in the nose.

Bitter hops immediately followed by a balance of silky smooth maltiness.

The alchohol at 7.5% is completely hidden in the massive amount of hops and malt.

This beer is incredibly hoppy and bitter while being extremely well balanced and unbelievably drinkable. Hats off to the creator of this brew.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2009 18:10:57 | More by ggroller
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nugget Nectar is good, really good. This sample was on tap at the brewery. Here's what I have to say about my favorite beer:

Think about being on a desert island in the extreme heat, dying of thirst.

But then imagine a genie appears and offers you, instead of three wishes, a choice of three items: A glass to catch rain in, a drink of nugget nectar, or some water that could save your life.
What do you do?
You brain that son of a bitch genie with a rock and take all three items. You use the water to wash the glass to make sure it is completely clean. Then you pour the water out in your excitement because drinking it would take too long and only delay your drinking of the Nugget Nectar. You pour the Nugget Nectar into the glass, so as to appropriately release the aroma. It is not the best smelling beer on earth, it is the best smelling THING on earth. You weep as you drink the beer, out of sadness that you can't have anymore and due to its perfection. It is like a religious experience, you are reborn in the face of Nugget Nectar.

When you're finished you break the glass (after licking it clean), because you can't bear to drink anything else out of that glass ever again, because it would only remind you of the sad memory that the glass no longer held the most bestest beer ever.

Serving type: on-tap

01-23-2009 23:25:31 | More by Hojaminbag
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Jettanbass9

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I find it hard to believe that after two years of drinking this beer I have not reviewed it. It may have taken me this long but better late than never. I digress, I have had this beer on cask, on draft and in the bottle and every which way this beer is amazing.

A - Sappy amber, with highlights of light brown, copper and orange. Soft, delicate head with a sticky lace that etches my journey to the bottom of the glass.

S - a hoppy mix of tropical and stone fruits, a pleasant mix of peaches, pineapple and a delicate floral honey aroma lingers. A bready, almost biscuity rounds out the aroma and ties back into the hop character.

T - Light bitterness is balanced by bready, sweet malts. A dark fruit-like character lingers in the background. Hoppy resins of pineapple, grapefruit and peach are balanced by an earthy complex of cedary resin.

M - Smooth almost creamy complexity without a hint of alcohol. For as much hop character as this beer has there is no hint of astringency or grassiness. The balance of this beer is remarkable neither cloying or too bitter, only a light malt and hop note lingers.

D - Dangerously drinkable. This is the type of beer you can do some damage with. It's balance is key here, neither too cloying or too bitter, this beer balances itself and invites you back for a few more rounds.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2009 03:12:43 | More by Jettanbass9
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jamesdr1968

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was my first time ever trying the Nectar. I'd read so much about it and was afraid the hype would kill it, but thankfully, it lives up to it. Very nice appearance - orange/golden hue, lacing is very nice. Smell was of grapefruit. Taste was not nearly as strong as I thought it would be, which was just fine with me. A really good balance. Almost refreshing actually. I can see why this could be a dangerous beer. At 7%+ and this drinkable, you'll need to be careful. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2009 01:29:23 | More by jamesdr1968
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Holy (Beer) Spit (and Cursing), Batman! I cannot believe that I have never reviewed this beer in any of its forms. Last night was probably the best-attended Cask Night at Lititz's GEN Sutter Inn to date and it was thanks to a couple of locals, including this one. Many thanks to the incomparable Paul Pendyck for hosting an event that so many look forward to on a monthly basis!

Onward. This came out of a hand-pump manned by Mr. Pendyck. It had two fingers of light-tan head with decent retention. The color was a beautiful BUPGOO amber with NE-quality clarity. The nose was oozing with pine. My mouth began to water like that of Pavlov's dogs upon hearing a bell. Yow! The mouthfeel was silky smooth, caressing my tongue in its gentle grip. The taste was like licking a pine tree. Mmmm. I loved it, but it may not be for everyone. The finish lingered with a sticky, pine-y, resinous aftertaste.

Serving type: cask

02-28-2009 13:04:13 | More by woodychandler
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LTS

New York

5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Being touted as an Imperial Amber I expected a darker color, it's golden, pale ale color. Huge head form the pour (I went straight down the glass). Head is snowy white and laces the glass on the way down.

Smell is exceptional, all kinds of citrus in the nose. There is no hint of being overwhelmed with hops, just an anticipation of what's to come.

Mouthfeel is great, there's a body there that lets you know the malts are used properly to offset the hops. Citrus and pine flavors are there. Very little bitter aftertaste which is surprising given the hops.

The beer is not overcarbonated, it's smooth and stays true to the end of the glass.

Overall this beer is wonderful to consume. At 7.5% I'm good for a double bomber before I'd have to back off, but what a wonderful experience it is.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2009 01:41:14 | More by LTS
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kmoore149

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers for hop heads. I love everything about this beer; aroma, taste, drinkability, and even got a nice kick at 7.5%, and since these go down very smooth with a bit of sweetness to them, it is easy to knock off a few. Being a seasonal makes it even better as you need to wait for it, usually showing up in early February, and is gone by late March. Well done Troegs!

Overall a fantasic beer. Possibly the best in America.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2009 20:27:51 | More by kmoore149
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Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
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