Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company
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4.43/5 rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle (bottled February 2012) (thanks again IrishColonial) into a tulip. Pours a rich coppery amber w/ a thick frothy beige head that hangs around, leaves some sticky lacing.
Aroma is floral, herbal hops and a slightly more tropical, earthy smell when I press my nose deep into the glass. A little bready, caramel malt too.
Taste is a really nice round mellow balance between the caramel and pale (let's call it amber) malt and the floral hops. Hop bitterness is there too, a counterpoint to this otherwise pretty sweet, malty beer.
Mouthfeel is smooth and balanced as well - coats the tongue but finishes clean and refreshing.
Overall just a really nice, easy drinking beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2012 06:42:30 | More by draheim
4.18/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
A - Beatuiful copper-amber color. Less than a cm of head. Thin lacing on the glass.
S - Nothing worth mentioning.
T - Complete with piney hops and a mild fruity aroma. The bitterness is certainly subdued -- very pleasant.
M - Very high drinkability for a 7.5 abv beer.
O - I had heard good things about this beer and had high expectations. It certainly fulfilled my expectations and I think it'll become a classic go-to amber ale for me. Certainly warrants a visit to the Troegs facility.
Serving type: on-tap
03-04-2012 03:29:50 | More by sayyad
4.5/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Straight pour from 12oz pry-off bottle to my Bruery tulip (Leuttich balloon-style glass). Bottled on February 20, 2012 (my birthday!) at 12:52PM, apparently—bottling date printed in dark ink on the shoulder of the bottle just above the label (“BOTTLED 022012 12:52 BATCH #120130”).
Appearance (4.5): A solid two-finger head rises with very fine-grain bubbles and collapses to about half a finger of light khaki foam, mixed fat and fine bubbles. Very nice lacing on the sides, at times surprisingly thick. The body is perfectly clear, a very warm reddish amber—a deep orange, more like. Burnt sienna? I’m not going down this road. It looks great.
Smell (4.5): A beautiful floral, orange water-laced scent leads the hop profile in the nose, mixing with a little bit of pine resin and a pungent ruby red grapefruit character to make a bright, fruity, floral, wonderfully hoppy scent coming out of this glass. It works perfectly with the moderately sweet, caramel-scented malt that comes along, too—they blend seamlessly.
Taste (5.0): Pine dominates at first, with red grapefruit and grapefruit pith weaving in and out. The body comes along subtly at first but more and more as it warms, a rich, moderately toasted and moderately sweet malt character that comes off as caramel and earthy, toasted bread. The finish is moderate, not overpowering pine resin. What’s great about this is that even in the finish, neither the hop profile or that malt body take control—they work together the entire time, balancing each other out and moving together. Perfectly balanced.
Mouthfeel (4.5): Very nice rendition here. Nothing new or surprising, but it’s balanced: medium-bodied, slightly oily (thank you, hops), dry in the finish and the carb is moderate but well-distributed, in such a way that it does liven up every part of the tongue. Great job. Only problem is, goes down way too fast!
Overall (4.5): Nugget Nectar really is a masterful creation. It’s not the most insanely hoppy beer you’ve ever tasted, but that’s a good thing. Tröegs, it seems, just GETS how to strike a balance with hops (see my review for Perpetual IPA). This is a well-balanced beer that will satisfy anyone looking for a hoppy beer, a malt beer (once you let it warm a bit), and a distinctly American beer. Great job over at Tröegs in making this beer. I’m not sure how it could be improved in many ways, to be honest . . . maybe 16oz cans? :-) Keep up the good work, Tröegs. But please do put Perpetual in sixers.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2012 03:23:43 | More by fmccormi
4.4/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Via a growler thanks DeCicco's! Poured into a tulip glass.
A) Amber with a very nice fluffy head.
S) Kind of muted a little piney.
T) Nice hop resiny. No real floral notes but there is some very nice honey sweetness with a lemony sour taste going on.
M) Love the sweet and sour!
O) The alcohol is well hidden. This is a must try and worthy of its ranking!
Serving type: growler
03-03-2012 21:46:02 | More by jimmy82063
4.6/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Had on tap at Mad Med on McKnight Rd. 22 oz. "pint" glass. Yes!
This wonderful, tall glass of Nugget Nectar is deep amber in color with a gorgeous finger of fluffy white head. The lacing was top notch, and when I had finished the glass, I literally saw notches where I had taken each sip. Of course, I had to order up another.
The smell is a bit subdued. Piney, citrus over a base layer of light roasted malt.
Smooth sweetness on the front, with a flavorful, yet under control piney, resiny hop blast. Not a smack in the face, but very enjoyable, and oh so drinkable. Also some citrus, and a hint of honey. The mouthfeel is surprisingly creamy. A moderately dry finish makes the next sip just that much more desirable.
Overall, this was just what the doctor ordered. No, it's not a hop bomb of epic proportions, and I don't think this brew pretends to be one. It's tasty, it's scary drinkable for 7.5%, and I wish I could have more. Darn.
Serving type: on-tap
03-03-2012 06:20:48 | More by troysoy2
Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
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