Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company

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Ratings: 6,875
Reviews: 2,307
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 1,166
Gots: 794 | FT: 23
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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3/5  rDev -30.9%

Photo of zac16125
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nugget Nectar
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
Bottled on 3/21/12

Big thanks to nutter for sending this over in a trade

A: Pours a quintessential amber color with some red hues and just under 2 fingers width of light khaki colored head which holds for quite some time.  Leaves a lot of really cool looking cobweb lacing.  

S: A big aroma with lots of citrus in the form of orange, grapefruit, and lemon zest.  This is accompanied by a significant caramel malt sweetness, and some booze.  Very nice.  

T: Pretty well balanced from the first sip. The citrus hop presence is noted up front with a big malt sweetness coming in on the backed.  I get notes of orange/tangerine, grapefruit,  and caramel malts. As it warms the piney hop characteristics come out in full force, which I really didn't get on the nose, and they become quite dominant, but being a hop head, I like this.  Good flavor profile, but doesn't quite live up to the nose.

M/D: Smooth, with a low to moderate carbonation, medium bodied, finishes very dry.  Drinkability is very high.  Mouthfeel would be very good, but it leaves an unappealing film in my mouth as I drink.  It almost seems like a dirty glass, but it's not as I am home and just cleaned and rinsed the glass myself.  But that's what it's like, and its very distracting, so I have to dock points for that.  

O:  Overall, a real good beer.  As it warms it comes off way more as an IPA than an amber, as the piney hop profile just completely takes over the previous well balanced brew.  Actually towards the end it reminds me a lot of Smuttynose Finest Kind, an absolute bitter piney hop bomb.  I like it, but I don't love it.  Still worth a try though, for sure.

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4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap in a stem tulip glass.

A- medium-dark copper orange color with a minimal head and very little lacing.

S- caramel malt with the slightest note of alcohol. At 93 IBUs I pick up the least amount of hops in the aroma.

T- just the right amount of sweet malt balanced by an earthy backround and a little hop tang.

M- very full body. Sweet yet thick and creamy. Good carbonation. Not much hop bitterness to me.

A good American red ale. lots of flavor and body. Drinkable as well.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of match1112
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: bright clear amber body. half finger of tan head settles quickly leaving a small thin ring and minimal lacing.

s: floral bouquet. a little earthy pine with a good dose of caramel and sugar.

t: nice balance between citrus and pine hops. sweet malt body.

m: full body, decent carbonation. a little sticky. dry finish.

o: one of the best reds out there, really enjoy it and i dont care for reds usually.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 6,875 ratings.