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Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company

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6,761 Ratings
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Ratings: 6,761
Reviews: 2,304
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 1,120
Gots: 756 | FT: 24
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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Photo of quirkzoo
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to ericdixon for my first taste of this sweet nectar.

Pours a bright mahogany with only a wisp of white head. The aroma is not quite what I was expecting. The hops are potent but not in the sweet citrus arena. Instead I get deep sticky resin pine that was mixed with thick dark caramel and two cranks of a pepper mill. I really like that this displays a different end of the hop spectrum than is usually used. The taste is really nice. The thick dark caramel malts really create a solid thick base for the strongly herbal spicy hops to jump off from. The mouthfeel is nice and thick, not quite imperial stout thick, but definitely thicker than anIPA. Overall I really like this unique beer. It feels like a hybrid combining the best elements of a strong amber ale, with the hop forwardness of an IPA. Definitely worth seeking out.

quirkzoo, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of xxcarpxx
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

xxcarpxx, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of MikeConklin
5/5  rDev +15.2%

MikeConklin, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of dgeebs07
5/5  rDev +15.2%

dgeebs07, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of jmarsh123
4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a blood red copper hue with a finger of slightly off-white head and a solid coat of lacing.

Smells of sweet caramel malts with a good earthy hop bite to balance it out.

Starts out with a strong caramel tinged bread flavor. Strong pine/earth hops take over and more than compensate for the sweetness.

Thick and chewy almost like nectar. Fantastic mouthfeel.

One of my first forays into craft beer and one I go back to every year. There's a lot going on here yet it somehow it all ties together well. Absolutely one of the best easily accessible beers available.

jmarsh123, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of ASUBeer
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

ASUBeer, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of InfernalPotato
5/5  rDev +15.2%

InfernalPotato, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of kirkse
5/5  rDev +15.2%

kirkse, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of h00kwurm
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled: Unknown (6-pack no mention)
Opened: 03-20-2012

Poured into an American Flag laden pint glass.

A: A thick two-fingered head that retains well covers a clear cedar-amber ale.

S: A blunt fruity hop aroma is present. Nothing too strong; a dark impending hoppy fragrance.

T: A full blend of hops that blankets the tongue. No sharpness to the bite of the hops but an evenly thick bitterness that bluntly covers the taste buds. A delectably sweet malt flavor corresponds well with the power of the hops.

M: A very crisp elegance to the mouthfeel. excellent.

Ov: This is a must-have beer for a hops-lover. One of my personal favorites. It is a strong hoppy flavor that is the perfect amount of 'whelming'.

h00kwurm, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of BTurn015
5/5  rDev +15.2%

BTurn015, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of prg1976
1.8/5  rDev -58.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Nice clear, dark amber color. 1/2" head leaves quite a bit of lacing.

Hardly any aroma whatsoever. What's going on here? Maybe just a little alcohol scent.

Tastes malty with a very slight hop bitterness.

Thin, but still carbed.

I don't know what happened to this beer. It's basically non-existent. Very disappointed.

prg1976, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of GeoffreyM
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

GeoffreyM, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of NumberNone
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

NumberNone, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of tweimer48
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

tweimer48, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of Scout11
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Scout11, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of Steasy66
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into snifter

A Amber with thick head that lasts and lasts
S Great floral and citrus hops, lightly malty
T Nice malty sweetness, citrus hop flavors, just a great clean and smooth taste
M A bit thicker than expected, medium-low carbonation, goes well with the flavor
O Damn this is a nice beer, smooth, clean, flavorful, I could drink it all day.

Steasy66, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of JWU
4.08/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A- a crystal clear amber with ruby highlights. A small semi-dense white head that dissipates quickly, but leaves nice lacing on the glass.

S- note of a sweet biscuity base with citric notes of pineapple, orange, grapefruit, and papaya or passionfruit possibly.

T- the sweet malt bill starts things off, but is quickly balanced by the hop bill. The hops follow the smell and really blend nicely with the syrupy sweetness of the malts. On the end is an almost pilsner like malt taste and bitterness which really throws a complex note on this one. The tastes really have definitive transitions from sweet, to hops, to pilsner like bitterness.

M- Slightly slick, and fairly dry on the end, I really like creamy mouthfeels on imperial ipa's/ambers/red ales, and this one really doesn't have it.

O- a very, very good beer. While it doesn't rise to the level of the Hopslams of the world (for me at least) it's very good, and one that everyone should try.

JWU, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of tripledbrew
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

tripledbrew, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of durkle
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

durkle, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of Boitnott
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Boitnott, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of GreatBloomer
4/5  rDev -7.8%

GreatBloomer, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of CBPAS
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

CBPAS, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of Myst
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Myst, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of yamar68
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to HopsMatt for this extra!

This one pours a healthy looking deep amber without much beading. The head swells to fill the glass. The aroma is bitter tropical fruits balanced by some dense pine - very inviting. The taste isn't as aggressive as I was anticipating. All the right qualities are here but they don't hold on long enough to support the abstract bitter finish. Still a great beer. Overall, this is a solid big IPA that I wouldn't mind having in my distribution area.

yamar68, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of mains
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Serving Type: Bottle

Appearance: Nice Amber red color. Nice.

Smell. Fruity/Tropical Fruit/Hops. Nice.

Taste. Peach, Mango. Tropical fruits. Hoppy. It's great. Citrusy. A little Piney. Fucking tasty, and fucking great.

Mouthfeel. Medium. Great mouthfeel.

Overall. Fucking great. Amazing. Nice.

Reviewed on March 18th, 2012.

mains, Mar 19, 2012
Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
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