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Tröegs Nugget Nectar - Tröegs Brewing Company

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6,950 Ratings

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Ratings: 6,950
Reviews: 2,325
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 1,213
Gots: 880 | FT: 31
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:
Beer added by: Edwin on 02-13-2004

IBU: ~93
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a brilliant amber with 2 fingers of fluffy off-white head. Excellent clarity and head retention. A good layer of lacing clings to the side of the glass. Low carbonation.

N: Welcome to Citrus Heaven. Tangerine, navel orange, clementine, papaya, mango, lemon, sugary caramel and hints of pine.

T: Apricot, tangerine, papaya, lemon and navel orange are upfront. Mid-palate brings in clementine, mango and a hint of pineapple along with caramel and candy sugar to balance everything out. Finishes with notes of resinous pine and green florals.

M: Medium-full bodied, silky, juicy, smooth, clean and simply mouthwatering.

O: Because I like trying new beers I'm not one to normally buy a six pack of anything; or several for that matter. Troegs Nugget Nectar seems to be one of the few exceptions in my case. When the season comes around for these I seem to buy a six pack every week until it's gone.

After a few years and numerous taste bud changes, Nugget Nectar still remains as one of my all time favorite beers.

Exceptional drinkability. Incredibly juicy and balanced with only a modest bitter edge. Indeed world class.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle, thanks to my buddy Rob, into a shipyard tulip.

A- pours a nice, slightly burnt orange amber with a finger of off white head, that dissapates nicley and leaves sticky lacing, no haze to this beer, very translucent. A nice looking beer.

S- tropical fruity hops, caramel, a nice hop aroma, could be a little more pungent.

T- a nice citrus, hop and caramel balance, nice amber body, everything works together very well here, very well rounded. A bit of resinous pine mixed in there, nicley done.

M- medium body, with light/medium carbonation, nice and drinkable, with a slightly dry bitter finish, a bit resinous.

O- a great beer, one I greatly look forward too every year.

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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.

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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.

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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'.

Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
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