Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company
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4.74/5 rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Troegs is another brand that takes some effort for a Vermonter to get their hands on, and after reading multiple favorable reviews in addition to many mentioning Nugget Nectar on the BA site, I had to try it, so on a recent trip across the Lake to NY I had my chance.
Beautiful amber color,very slight head even upon aggressively pouring into my Lawson's snifter. What head that appeared dissipated quickly, but the nose draws you in: the blend of hops is happy & peppy & bursting with love, gives off an above average aroma that invites the first sip.
The body and carbonation are medium, and the hops stand out nicely for an amber "imperial." This is what Samuel Adams probably wishes they could mass produce for $9/six pack but the price of admission is $13/six pack if you can find it. Two friends loved it, one was lukewarm on it (certified DIPA nut).
There is a distinct hop blast to this tasty amber that is delivered in a somewhat sweet honey/toffee toned package. Highly drinkable with a certain panache to it, next to no alcohol detected, and complex in character. One of those six packs that tends to be not as well stocked as the surrounding ones in the cooler, and the store owner mentioned that they limit him on how many he can be allotted. Nugget Nectar is a great beer that is not available locally for me, but worth the effort to stock up on as it is worthy of the "beer archive" status in my garage fridge. Fans of IIPA would do well to try Troegs Perpetual IPA, which is of a different character
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2013 03:17:33 | More by Hendry
4.23/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Been waiting a couple years to finally try this beer, so a big cheers to SliverX for sending this one over.
From a bottle into a snifter
Bottled 31 Jan 2013
APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, medium looking, fluffy, off-white head with good retention. Perfectly clear burnt orange in color with medium levels of carbonation evident. Head fades to a wisp and clings to the sides of the glass. A nice, full wisp remains until the end and leaves some good lacing down the glass.
SMELL: Caramel, melon and some pineapple notes on the nose. Citrus aromas with grapefruit and some light toffee as well. Aromatic and enticing.
TASTE: Caramel and toffee sweetness with some melon, citrus flavors and some piney bitterness at the swallow. Bold and lingering finish of piney hops, lemon and grapefruit citrus flavors, hop bitterness and some nice toffee sweetness as balance. Very flavorful and wonderfully balanced. Excellent stuff.
PALATE: Medium body and carbonation, creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes rather dry. Some bitterness lingers.
OVERALL: This was well worth the wait. An excellent and enjoyable hoppy ale that went down way too easily. Would love to drink this on a regular basis and I envey those of you who do. Thanks again for the beers SliverX. This one comes highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
04-03-2013 13:12:47 | More by Jeffo
4.36/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
Thanks to ThePorterSorter for this one.
Served in a pint mug poured from a 12oz bottle.
Appearance- Pours a crystal clear, bright amber orange, with a sizable bubbly head. Tiny bubbles pump out all over the place. Like a beer commercial. Awesome looking.
Smell- Big fruit. Honeyed melon and cantaloupe, with tart candied lychee vibes. Crisp white wine fruitiness in there as well. Subtle earthy hop aromas creep in, with a very faint malty finish.
Taste- Sweetness all around. Turbinado sugary candied hop, caramelly honey nut Cheerios maltiness, and clean grassy finish. Orange zest and earty hops linger on the tongue and palate. Really tasty stuff.
Mouthfeel- Slightly fizzy with a sugary mouth coat. A tad overbearing, bit expected for an imperial.
Overall- A great beer. Very glad I got a few of these. Sweet and hopped up at first, but finishes clean, caramelly, and malty like an amber should. I would love a draft version, or maybe even a BA version!
Serving type: bottle
04-02-2013 01:50:43 | More by SaisonRichBiere
Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
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