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Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

6,419 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 6,419
Reviews: 2,300
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 1,053
Gots: 663 | FT: 25
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:
IBU: ~93

(Beer added by: Edwin on 02-13-2004)
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Ratings: 6,419 | Reviews: 2,300 | Display Reviews Only:
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elmofnortner

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -77%

07-12-2012 00:48:36 | More by elmofnortner
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WraythOsu

Ohio

1/5  rDev -77%

06-07-2014 04:04:20 | More by WraythOsu
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jwf6189

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -77%

04-01-2012 02:34:14 | More by jwf6189
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BrewBastard

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -77%

10-06-2012 20:46:55 | More by BrewBastard
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Lukeh789


1/5  rDev -77%

03-26-2012 02:06:35 | More by Lukeh789
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The_Grantula

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -65.5%

04-18-2014 02:07:52 | More by The_Grantula
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Sovietfox

New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -65.5%

03-25-2013 20:32:09 | More by Sovietfox
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B33R501

Pennsylvania

1.58/5  rDev -63.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Poured into my tulip almost undrinkable. Into my coffee cup a little better. Its early, but probably the worst beer I've has this year.

Pours clear amber, lackluster head, lace. Smells and tastes bitter hoppy onion, leaving a very unpleasant aftertaste. Love onions on my cheesesteak, not my beer. Where's the balance? Malts? Grapefruit or orange flavor?

Onion beer. The Shmaltz Lenny Bruce RIPA I loved this weekend would be a 10, this a generous 2. Lousy. What a waste of money. My bad. Learn from your mistakes.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 14:40:29 | More by B33R501
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prg1976

Pennsylvania

1.8/5  rDev -58.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Nice clear, dark amber color. 1/2" head leaves quite a bit of lacing.

Hardly any aroma whatsoever. What's going on here? Maybe just a little alcohol scent.

Tastes malty with a very slight hop bitterness.

Thin, but still carbed.

I don't know what happened to this beer. It's basically non-existent. Very disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2012 00:40:57 | More by prg1976
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ohiobeer29

Ohio

2/5  rDev -54%

02-24-2014 01:39:05 | More by ohiobeer29
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BGsWo22

New York

2/5  rDev -54%

01-30-2013 02:36:05 | More by BGsWo22
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littlebeer

California

2/5  rDev -54%

02-11-2013 22:18:28 | More by littlebeer
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janizzle

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -54%

08-06-2012 04:08:36 | More by janizzle
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Jflo


2/5  rDev -54%

03-08-2012 22:21:41 | More by Jflo
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w5baron

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -54%

10-21-2012 17:04:18 | More by w5baron
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B967ierhunter177

Pennsylvania

2.03/5  rDev -53.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass and served at 47 degrees.

Appearance was typical beer yellow with half inch head that lasted fairly long. Aroma was mostly citrus, especially grapefruit with piney notes. Flavor was pure hop bitterness with a touch of the grapefruit. Way too bitter! Mouthfeel was light to medium but balanced over the palate. Drinkability is low, it's just way too bitter, a real hop bomb. NOT recommended!

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2010 05:13:14 | More by B967ierhunter177
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timobkg

New Jersey

2.17/5  rDev -50.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Purchased the day it came out in NJ, poured into a Duvel tulip.

The appearance is a lovely clear amber, with a good head.

The aroma is straight grapefruit.

The taste is more grapefruit, mixed with grapefruit / citrus pith and rind. The aftertaste is mostly pith and rind. It's bitter, but not in the typical hops bitterness. It's bitter like you're chewing on grapefruit rind. The taste of grapefruit and pith overwhelmed whatever malt sweetness may have been present.

I love Troegs' Hopback, but this is not an imperial version of Hopback. Where as Hopback was a hoppy amber, featuring hops on top of sweet caramel malt, Nugget Nectar kicked the malt to the side, discarded the sweetness, and replaced it with grapefruit and pith, and is closest to a DIPA. I had a bottle last year, another this year, and someone shared a growler with me a couple weeks ago. Each time, the beer tasted exactly the same. It may be amber in color, but an Imperial Amber this beer is not.

If you like eating your grapefruit with the pith and rind still on, then this beer is for you. I'm not a big fan of grapefruit, hate eating the pith, and like my ambers to be malty.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2011 15:11:59 | More by timobkg
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shleepy

California

2.3/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured from small-ish bottle (375?) into a snifter.

A: Very nice amber color, quite clear. Medium head.

S: Lots of malty / bready smell, along with heavy hops... And are those strawberries in there? Anyway, I have a feeling that this will be a very bitter and malty beer.

T: Not a hop bomb, but it's got quite a bit of bitterness and too much caramel flavor to balance it out. That bready strawberry flavor from the nose is in there, as well, but it's not great. Not my cup o' tea (or mug of beer). Unsophosticated and doesn't hide its alcohol well.

M: Heavy body. Not drinkable.

O: I'm going to take a couple more sips and then pour it out. Too much caramel and not interesting at all.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2012 02:30:46 | More by shleepy
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hsway

Massachusetts

2.35/5  rDev -46%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass in two installments.

a: Poured a brownish red with a small amount of quickly disappearing head. Minimal lacing.

t: Not my favorite style. Very piney, almost sappy, with a slight mustiness.

d: I wasn't really enjoying it by the end of the glass.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2009 00:23:18 | More by hsway
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Sachsenfreude

Germany

2.38/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

appearance; a beautiful, clear amber. Fine white head that retains throughout the drink. Sparce, yet quality lacing.

smell; upfront quite sweet but fizzles out to very herbal and spicy hops. Hops dominate but an exceptable balance is present.

taste; at first resiny hops, then an odd sweetness from the malts. Very spicy hops in the finish, mostly a bitter hoppy beer but not enough so to be an IPA, the balance is much better but still off.

mouthfeel; very froathy carbonation, with a medium body and slick finish.

drinkability; hop bitters are just annoying, one is enough. I was really let down by this beer. Unless one is a hophead, I suggest to avoid this brew.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2011 19:43:29 | More by Sachsenfreude
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Bladezone

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -42.5%

03-16-2013 13:38:21 | More by Bladezone
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ambiguousfigures

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -42.5%

07-20-2014 20:03:12 | More by ambiguousfigures
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mnightrain

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -42.5%

07-21-2012 02:06:06 | More by mnightrain
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Vigg

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -42.5%

02-05-2013 01:52:23 | More by Vigg
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braican

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -42.5%

06-29-2012 16:25:49 | More by braican
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Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
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