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Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company

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6,634 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,634
Reviews: 2,305
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.68%
Wants: 1,095
Gots: 728 | 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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Photo of chanokokoro
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to nrs207 for this brew!

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a beautiful ruby amber color with a two finger head off white head. Gorgeous!

S: Smells of piney hops and fruit, especially mango.

T: Mild floral opening transitioning into roast malt closing with just the right balance of piney hop bitterness crashing in.

M: Perfect silky smooth medium body that's dead on for this style.

O: Having heard so much talk about this beer it was a must try for me even though ambers and reds are not among my favorite styles. I am glad I did. All the buzz about this beer is justfied. Glad I still have five more!

chanokokoro, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of ToddKaiser
5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thought it was going to taste like a usualy IPA, I was wrong, it tasted hoppy but not too hoppy and was smooth going down. No bite. Did not have the bitter taste of a usual IPA. The color was a nice tint of red and the scent was of a nice aroma. Best beer I have had in awhile.

ToddKaiser, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of CheezyBlaster
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Eyyyy! It's delicious because I said so! It's the second best well-hopped amber I've had, after MBC's Zoe. Anyhow, sooo good. Grapefruit crispness with a strong, clean tropical edge. Beautifully balanced, moderately roasted, sweet malt body. I'm not telling you anymore. Go buy this perfect, medium body.

If you like exquisitely hopped ambers, go and get this, now, before it's gone until next year. This is my favorite "seasonal" . . . tied with Celebration.

I could, and did, buy a case of this. It's expensive as fuck, but cheaper than Zoe bombers (bomber-like) . . . I love big, hoppy ambers!

CheezyBlaster, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of slim24
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

slim24, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass from a 12oz bottle.

Nice clear and rich strong cooper color. Very bright as well. Nice thin off-white head that has some dense bubbles and some larger ones intermingled.

Wow. Aroma is just as expected. I can see how it is compared to Hopslam a lot. Starts off with sweet juicy pine notes. SOme slight citrus grapefruit notes and tangerines. Mildly tropical. Some nice slight caramel malt sweetness can be perceived as well. Nice pine notes are definitely present and some good resinous sticky hop notes. A bit dank and grassy if you know what I mean.

Starts off with a delicious grassy hop presence. Some nice resinous pine notes and more of a herbal grassy hop character than the slightly citrus nose indicated. There is definitely some nice toasty and bready sweet malts present with some good slight caramel notes. These however are quickly overtaken again by some nice dankness and resinous pine notes. Very hoppy Amber Ale. Mouthfeel is slick and slightly oily and a bit sticky actually. Almost like sipping on hop oils.

Very good brew. I can see and now believe the hype. Great notes of pine and some slight citrus notes as well as some caramel malt notes.

JoEBoBpr, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of miked234
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

miked234, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of JohannBock
4.9/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Big props to JBK for grabbing me a growler of this beauty.

A: Poured into my Bucknell pint glass. Pours a beautiful 3 finger head with some sticky lacing all the way down the glass. Ruby amber color that you can see through. Looks great.

S: Sticky smelling hops up front followed by some toasty malt. It's got some sweetness in there too and ends off with some extra hop resins.

T: Just great! Opens up with some hop presence maybe a bit floral. Backed up really nicely by those toasty malts I was smelling earlier, biscuity. That sits around for just long enough to balance it out and then is immediately hammered out of there by hop bitterness. Just a wonderful ride of flavors for the palette.

M: Medium mouthfeel with enough carbonation to wash the flavors over your tongue but leave you with a long finish.

O: Wonderful brew. Love that I had a chance to try it this year. Great brewery that doesn't disappoint with this selection. Only suggestion is make it year round? Either way this rocked and definitely something I would recommend.

JohannBock, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of jtierney89
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a super bright deep copper color with a big fluffy white head. Holy crap I can smell this thing being 2 feet away from it. Fresh grilled pineapple and sweet peaces. Notes of citrus and grapefruit and fresh melon. Wow!

Wow. This is amazing clean and super well hopped. A punch in the mouth hop bomb thats somehow elegant as well. Lacing is superb. Crisp clean bite. Malt just detectable to hold the entire beer together into a solid wave of hop enjoyment. hop profile is much like the nose.

This should be a year long release, what's stopping them? Literally cant put this thing down, just wanna chug and chug and chug.

jtierney89, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of PorterBoy14
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

PorterBoy14, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of joshtrich
5/5  rDev +15.2%

joshtrich, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of Lantern
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Lantern, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of JasonONeill
4/5  rDev -7.8%

JasonONeill, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of BigGameRick
5/5  rDev +15.2%

BigGameRick, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of RStang13
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

RStang13, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of Thunderchief
5/5  rDev +15.2%

Thunderchief, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of PDA
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Great beer.. Alot of flavore.. I wouldnt suggest it for people who only drink that S h IT light beer thats 5 bucks for a 6 pack.. this has alot of flavor and is worth every penny.. give it a try dont be a puss.

It has a picture of a hand holding a nugget of bud.. how great... but the beer is better i sugguest you give it atleast one try..

I only had it once because its hard to find

PDA, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of brandonasplundh
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

brandonasplundh, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of csustar001
5/5  rDev +15.2%

csustar001, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of thestranger99
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

thestranger99, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of LockeSD
4/5  rDev -7.8%

LockeSD, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of BeerLover99
4.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: rust body, 2 finger khaki head,
divine lacing

S: big punch of intoxicating mango/peach, grapefruit
fresh pine, solid caramel/nutty malt

T: same big citrus upfront as nose, firm pine
and malt middle, long sticky bitter finish

M: med body, sticky/oily mouth
hint of dryness (the balance is insane)

O: I have waited for this beer for ages
and it did NOT disappoint me.
What an phenomenal beer! One of the
best I have ever had.
Will get again + HIGHLY recommend,
especially for hop heads.


BeerLover99, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of facundoCNB
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a nice clear amber/copper color with a slight amount of head which quickly turned into a small amount around the rim of the glass, decent amount of lacing too!

S - very malty, bittering hops, citrus

T - bitter on the tip of tongue, sweet on the palate, caramel?, malty, with a variety of hop tastes .. floral, citrus, bitter. quite complex for an amber ale!

M - with such a variety of flavors, it's a very pleasant experience for the mouth. perfect carbonation, burping releases more bittering hops

O - a very hyped up beer in my opinion. it's a GREAT beer, don't get me wrong - people just need to stop hyping up beers in general in my opinion. different people have different tastes. this one is great, but i've also had about 20 beers i'd put on top of this one this year alone. aside from all that BS, it's a great beer, and I wish it weren't a seasonal. it's a perfect session beer, I could have one after the other of these, but since quantities are limited in my area, it looks like i'll just have to savor the shit out of the remaining 3 (giving 2 away as a surprise to some trades I'm currently partaking in).

facundoCNB, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of ohcomeonthatsfunny
5/5  rDev +15.2%

ohcomeonthatsfunny, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of Eriktheipaman
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Eriktheipaman, Mar 01, 2012
Photo of docrates
5/5  rDev +15.2%

docrates, Mar 01, 2012
Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
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