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Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company

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6,631 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,631
Reviews: 2,305
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.68%
Wants: 1,094
Gots: 724 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

MeadGuyfromMD, Feb 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

GJDitzler, Feb 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

marshmeli, Feb 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

jlordi12, Feb 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

kylep3, Feb 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -30.9%

jaidenjb, Feb 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

M1A2, Feb 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

smurfbeer, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of kennylopez
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured a 12 oz bottle into a New Belgium Globe glass.

Appearance: A clear amber in color with a white head about a finger and a half of head in the pour with beautiful lacing.

smells: a sweet pine citrus hop and loads of em.

Tastes: wow! I love the fresh citrus hops that warm up into a floral note that is blended with a sweet amber malt that is wonderfully balanced.

Mouthfeel/overall; At seven and a half this is is a amazingly balance ale. It just hit the shelves around me and it's great. I love this stuff and its always worth the wait.

kennylopez, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of Holland
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: clear reddish copper color with small head that leaves after a while, but sticks to the sides.

S: smell is citrus with bitter hops and some sweet caramel.

T: taste is hoppy up front with citrus taste and bitterness, then malty, and then more hoppy bitterness. The citrus taste is mostly confined to the first bit of the sip.

M: fine bubbles, but well carbonated with a medium mouthfeel

O: excellent beer overall, very drinkable, but I wouldn't want to pay $16 plus tax per 6 pack again for it. Maybe it's time to get a case.

Holland, Feb 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

timwardjr, Feb 27, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

kdmcguire10, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of DustinSmall
3.55/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Roasthouse Pub

A- Beautiful amber, dark copper color, about a finger to a finger and a half of head, good carbonation streaming off the bottom of the glass

S- It smells great nice citrus, grapefruit, orange zest, then i got a sweet malt it balances it out nicely

T- Its an Imperial Amber, but is more along the lines for a ipa this year, i enjoyed it much more years prior, The taste is good though citrus and sweet bread notes but not what i was expecting

M- Average mouth feel good carbonation

O- Decent beer, but i enjoyed last years batch much more

DustinSmall, Feb 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

rondufresne, Feb 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

DarthTremens, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of MrOH
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep amber, bordering on copper with a generous finger of khaki foam. Good retention. Great lacing.

Apricot, grapefruit, orange, and some dank herbal hop aromas backed up by bready and light caramel malt.

Big punch of hops. Much less fruity and more herbal flavors, rich maltiness throughout, and big bitterness in waves. Quite delicious.

Medium bodied with ample carbonation. Gets a little sticky as it warms.

Probably my favorite beer brewed in PA.

MrOH, Feb 27, 2012
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4.95/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - beautiful amber with a finger of head fading quickly. Gorgeous lacing from this beer

S - Sweet, fruity, hoppy.

T - Deliciously hoppy, lots of grapefruit and balanced well.

M - The high carbonation and hops give a nice bite

Overall - This is a phenomenal beer. My first Imperial Amber and it's a great switch from DIPAs. I'll be getting more of this asap

pearljam118, Feb 27, 2012
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4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I guess this is supposed to be the imperial version of Hop Back. That it is! Crack 'er open very fresh bottle, bought 6 days after it was officially realeased for the year. Pours into my pint glass with a half a finger's head. Smells very hoppy, enough to burn your eyebrows if you get to close! First sip, definitely an intense hop bite, enough to almost make you cross your eyes. Bitterness comes more towards the end of the glug, not really up front, I think that what makes the experience very memorable. Bitterness is lingering between sips. Slightly thicker than a hop back. Almost comparable to a 120 minute without the unpleasantly high alcohol or syrupy taste. A very enjoyable strong hoppy beer, too bad its very hard to get a lot of it!

dashmartino, Feb 27, 2012
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4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 ounce bottle poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

a: amber color, with some carbination. Great lacing.

s: citrus with spicy hops.

t: same as the smell but more! great balance in the bitterness, spiciness and malt backbone.

m: goes down way to easy. clean and crisp.

I love this beer and look forward to its release every year. I always cannot get enough and it goes well with all kinds of foods. This is the best amber out there!

Shumania, Feb 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

johnkyoungoh, Feb 26, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

SeriousALEment, Feb 26, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Travelled to Troegs yesterday with my oldest son and three of his friends so we could experience our first Nugget Nectar of the season. We were not disappointed.

It poured a beautiful amber color with wonderful citrus and pine aromas. The taste did not disappoint! My mouth was overwhelmed by the wonderful flavor of citrus. The initial feel was complex but the finish was a great combination of gratefruit and pine.

Over the last three years this has become one of my top five favorite beers. I recommend this to everyone!

RobbieB5555, Feb 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

ADTaber, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of siege06nd
4.98/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into my Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald standard pint.

A. Mostly clear dark orange. Quarter finger of eggshell head. Impressive, finely beaded lacing on the glass. Good retention. Looks great.

S. Very clean, assertive hop profile. Lots of tropical notes, including pineapple and mango. Also hints of pine and some creamy biscuit malt. A subtle but delicious nose. Almost like an IPA. Hops are strong but not overwhelming. Cant imagine this getting much better.

T. Grapefruit, pineapple, pine resin. A little bit of orange and lemon zest as well. Extremely tropical flavor. Undercut with some solid, creamy malt presence. This is ridiculous good.

M. Perfect. Moderately carbonate and medium bodied. The 7.5% is hidden well, not a hint of booze. Flavors are perfectly balanced, with a malt and hop interplay unlike any beer I have encountered. It is bold yet smooth, assertive yet light. Superb.

O. It's a perfect beer. And Troegs is flippin brilliant for making this an Amber style. This gives them greater leeway with the malt bill that lets them enhance the smoothness and full-bodied character of the ale. So light drinking, yet so full of flavor. And at $11 per 6 pack and super widely available in its distribution area, this has to be the best deal in beer, even better than Two Hearted. Standing ovation for this amazing creation.

siege06nd, Feb 26, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

iL0VEbeer, Feb 26, 2012
Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
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