Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company

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7,751 Ratings

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Ratings: 7,751
Reviews: 2,469
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 9.47%
Wants: 1,297
Gots: 1,383 | FT: 33
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Tröegs Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

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

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Edwin on 02-13-2004

Squeeze those hops for all they're worth! Nugget Nectar will take hopheads to nirvana with a heady collection of American hops. Our Imperial Amber Ale is further intensified with whole flower Nugget hops added to our hopback vessel, resulting in an explosion of citrus, resin and pine.

93 IBU
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Photo of danh53
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to Bill for sending this as an extra. Pours a crystal clear amber with a three finger head. Aroma has caramel malts and some vanilla, burnt sugar, pine, and pineapple. The caramel is the strongest part of the smell and reminds me a little of a barley wine. Taste is a nice balance of sweet malts and bitter hops with a slight alcohol kick which is nice. I was expecting more of a pale ale, but this is a nice change of pace.

Photo of Bisco42
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

NN is awesome for the style.

Photo of mabermud
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Deep amber body...imperial amber...burnt orange...Very clingy and pillowy, slightly off-white head.
Smell: Sweet and spicy hop aromas.
Taste: The taste is sweet and smooth throughout. Laid back hops and laid back tropical fruit tones. The taste fades away nicely.
Feel: Medium body. The semi-dense carb comes in at the back end.

Overall: Not bad. Not over-the-top in any category. Balanced and obviously, a go-to type of beer.

Photo of IPAGeorge
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can into a tulip

A. Pours a mostly transparent amber beer with 2 finger khaki head. Very nice head retention. Cobblestone lacing.

S. Sweet biscuity malts and tropical hops. Some pine, and pineapple.

T. Nice hop flavor. Juicy, grape, pine, pineapple, and sweet malts. Some nice bitterness. Followed by green leafy aftertaste.

M. 5 out of 10 on body thickness. Some pretty good carbonation. Finishes pretty clean.

O. A very nice beer. Drinks more like an APA than an amber to me but it does have a decent amount of malt flavor. Hops are the star though i'd say. Smells like it tastes and that's nice. The mouthfeel is also very nice IMO. Very nice beer.

Photo of tlema1
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful color and aroma, nice hoppiness, excellent beer

Photo of Reds76
3.37/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I was expecting more hops and less malt with the name and label. Good beer but not outstanding. I prefer a lighter malt bill and let the hops shine through - the beer seemed a bit heavy on the malt.

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Perfectly balanced beer, makes me want to use nugget in my next homebrew. So smooth that I put down 3 of them like they were low abv brews. Very enjoyable and will buy again.

Photo of InkedinRi
3.63/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Not bad, a little to malty for me.

Photo of spoony
4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From a 16 oz can (canned January 27, 2015) to a tulip.

A-The beer is a nice-looking medium-amber color. It is crystal clear with about one and one-half fingers of off-white head on top. The head is dense and leaves a nice ring of lacing on the glass

S-The aroma is hoppy with zesty, juicy citrus flavors like orange and white pepper. As it warms I get a bit more pine and bitterness. The malts are semisweet and smell like caramel. Nice balance.

T-The taste is similarly hoppy with orange, tangerine, vague suggestions of pineapple, and a sharp pine needle flavor that grows more assertive as the beer warms. The finish is more bitter and pine-forward than the first gulp. Malts are caramel and provide a nice, balancing sweetness.

M-The body is medium in heft with a smooth, moderate carbonation. The beer drinks very easily and leaves just a bit of oily hop coating on my palate.

O-This is a tasty beer: it is flavorful without being lopsided in any one direction. The ABV sort-of sneaks up on you as you drink it, but I could see sitting down and drinking a few of these over the course of an afternoon with friends. It is good looking too; love the clarity.

Photo of JBMD
3.79/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Honestly, for the past few years this has been a beer I wait for, both on tap and in bottles. But for some reason, this year both the aroma and taste seem to be off, not nearly what I recall. So for 2015 I can only say average at best...

Photo of G_Z_a
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reminds me of some of my favorite Ambers from WI (Capital, Sprecher), but with an aggressive hop profile. For a West Coast Hop-head, I thought it was really well done.

Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one was just ok for me. The smell is really nice, but the hops weren't as balanced for me. It was good, but not great.

Photo of modidia
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not bad, not fabulous, above average

Photo of leantom
4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A classic. Maybe a tad overrated, but it's still a great beer. Here goes:

A: Beautiful, dark orange-amber with a large head and great lacing. Pretty well carbonated as well.

S: Very sweet. Albeit, the beer's a month old, but there should still be more hops than this. Honey, caramel, a smattering of piney and citrusy hops. Overly malt-forward.

T: Follows the nose. Very sweet and malty; rich and creamy. Lots of honey and caramel against a faint malt background. What hops are present are very piney.

F: Rich and creamy. Good.

O: Good beer. Solidly above-average.

Photo of jakewatt135
3.84/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not much going on in the way of hops here, or maybe that's just just the west coast in me talking. Very malty wish there was a lot more hop aroma and flavor. Overrated for sure.

Photo of JoshFrantz
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Top notch. Mainstay in the rotation. Not much else to say

Photo of BergBeer
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: A bright clear amber with a thick egg shell head. Mild activity and lacing.

Smell: Pungent citrus, grassy hops, and a strong malt that pleasantly balances on the nose. Smells excellent.

Taste: The taste buds a smacked alive with big citrus hops that's fades to let a strong tasty amber body then there is a second rush of bitter earthy hops that lingers on the tongue. Mouthfeel: Big, juicy, wet on the tongue with a lingering bitter. Overall: An excellent brew. I love the nice balance between the big hops and the Amber body. They play very well and it's evident that this beer has been fine tuned to let both shine. A very well crafted brew that is fun to find but not a pain the in ass to get. Will definitely be on the search for it next year and should not be looked over.

Photo of JPowell712
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was a fantastic beer. It had a lot of hype behind it and it certainly lived up to it. The pour was a deep amber color with a white creamy head to it. The aromas was of soft hops and citrus and pine. The taste was almost identical. It was a beautiful combo of hops, citrus, pine and something sweet like honey. It worked beautifully. I like this beer because it was refreshing and tasted of liquid happiness!

Photo of Hammertimeee1
4.78/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best Amber Beer on the market. A must try!!

Photo of Jimmy_Sprinkle
2.83/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

An incredibly fruity beer. Disappointed with the current #2 from PA breweries

Photo of GregJ
4.07/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Rich malty smell, floral and pine. Tastes of malt, barley, floral, earthy and pine resin. Nice medium/heavy body from the heavy malt base. Pine resin aftertaste.

Photo of cshafer7
2.98/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not a fan of Ambers, however there are some good ones out there(MBC) and some overrated ones (Troegs). Not a lot of flavor, very malty.

Photo of BigGerm
4.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Perfection personified. Great balance of malt and hops taste.

Photo of Brevbin
3.34/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Way over hyped! It's a decent beer, but nothing amazing.

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very tasty but a little over hyped for what it is. Great everyday drinker but its not near as hoppy as the hype suggests.

Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
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