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Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company

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6,640 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,640
Reviews: 2,305
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.68%
Wants: 1,095
Gots: 729 | FT: 26
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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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

jeanphony, Apr 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

jhmiv, Apr 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

skipjack17, Apr 10, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

bigash, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of KDawg
4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

poured into a pint glass from bottle. Pours a really nice gold/amber color with a small head

very balanced aromas of caramel, hops, florals and a good amount of citrus as well

medium/full bodied with a really nice smooth feel. Balanced with good depth and flavors of caramel, bits of pine resin, florals, hops and citrus flavors too

So, this is nugget nectar. Count me a fan and very glad to have gotten some from a friend

KDawg, Apr 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

gleeky99, Apr 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

DeezJutz, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of stimulus
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Part of a six IPA tasting session.
Bottled on 3/20/12. 6 pack.
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

A: Pours a clear red with a one finger beige head.
S: Lots of vibrant grapefruit with a sweet caramel finish.
T: Follows the aroma fairly simply, with a dose of bitterness on the finish that doesn't linger.
M: Crisp, light, and well carbonated.
O: It has a top notch reputation for a reason, and compared well to the others in the tasting (as it is an Amber, not an IPA). Similar to the OB Deviant Dale's.

stimulus, Apr 09, 2012
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance : transparent orange colored brew with a two finger white head that quickly fades away leaving a white ring of bubbles. Sticky lacing clings to my glass

Smell : lots of pleasant evergreen and pine tree aromas. Very inviting aromas with a hint of sweet malts

Taste : great ipa flavors abound in this beer. I get bitterness up front and lingering bitterness in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel : medium bodied brew with adequate carbonation

Overall : I did really enjoy this beer. Hope to try more in the future. Definitely worth seeking out

BUNZILLA, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of ThePortlander
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a pint at the Columbus Circle Whole Foods "Tap Room" of places. Not an ideal spot, but my fiancée and I were walking in the park, and swung by for some food.

The head and the color were both pleasant, the microfoam-like white head contrasting nicely with the amber hued beer. The nose is a little spicy and citrusy, with a nice caramel malt presence. But, the nose is misleading–this thing is packed with complexity (though it's still balanced). Bread and sweet malt mix with pine, spices, and orange-and-grapefruit citrus bitterness. The mouthfeel is nice, though I feel like it could be a little less carbonated (but that's my bias for ambers). Still, almost perfect, and definitely amazing. I wish I could brew something like this: so balanced and so complex.

ThePortlander, Apr 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

cjac, Apr 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

matzah, Apr 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Advocate_Ames, Apr 08, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Turbojet307, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of Dope
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A clear, deep reddish-amber pour. Large dense light tan head. Retention is quite good, never quite fades. The lacing leaves big fluffy remnants everywhere.

S: HUGE sweet orange aroma backed up with a little bit of resin and pine. Almost equally huge sweet malt backbone with mostly caramel. I get a little bit of peach here and there.

T: Nice bitterness up front with orange, grapefruit, mango and perhaps peach like the nose. Hugely sweet caramel malt is everywhere too, balancing the intense bitterness. Finish is more resinous and piney. Swear I get a little honey sometimes, almost like a hopslam. No indication of alcohol whatsoever.

M: Medium bodied, smooth. A touch drying on the back end.

O: Great imperial amber. It has an intense hop character but an equally intensely sweet malt to balance it. It makes me think of a lighter version of a 120min in a way. Pinnacle of the style. The only thing that comes close is Zoe, which is great in a different way.

Dope, Apr 08, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Okay, so second bottle tasted better. Changed my scores accordingly. Still doesn't smell very good.


Bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Reddish brown (transparent and clear), 2 finger head, good lacing.

S: I don't get much smell at all, other than some hops.

T: Maybe it's because I'm having this one after Abrasive, I am not really getting much flavor at all either. I can taste the hops a little bit and that's it. Disappointing to be honest.

M: Low carbonation but not really that smooth. It's ok.

O: Not a big fan of this beer... but it's drinkable. I wouldn't really seek for this in the future (although it's ok).

To be fair - I will re-review this beer soon (before having other brews).

sukwonee, Apr 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

meltroha, Apr 08, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

amir, Apr 08, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

BitterNuggets, Apr 08, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

lvoutlawjlh, Apr 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

hlaus, Apr 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

brunodav, Apr 08, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

gQQgsJr, Apr 07, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

swetsastonic, Apr 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Maseitz, Apr 07, 2012
Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
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