Tröegs Nugget Nectar | Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Nugget NectarTröegs Nugget Nectar

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Tröegs Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Squeeze those hops for all they're worth! Nugget Nectar will take hopheads to nirvana with a heady collection of American hops. Our Imperial Amber Ale is further intensified with whole flower Nugget hops added to our hopback vessel, resulting in an explosion of citrus, resin and pine.

93 IBU

Added by Edwin on 02-13-2004

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of barczar
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear amber with a frothy one inch light khaki head that slowly dissipates, leaving sheets of lacing.

Grapefruit, pine, fresh cut grass, and sweet, bready malt form the initial aroma. Tropical notes of pineapple and mango emerge.

Flavor is a bit more subtle than anticipated at first, with underpinnings of citrus giving way quickly to bitter hops, all amidst a bready caramel malt backbone. Subsequent sips reveal sticky resin, lime, and a muddled general citrus character, which has become far more dominant. The finish is decidedly resinous and bitter. The malt backbone caves to the hop barrage.

Body is moderate and smooth, with moderate carbonation and a fair amount of alcohol warmth.

Expected more malt presence, but great hop character. Verges on being too bitter for my liking.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -19%

Photo of PlinyBeMiney
3.31/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I'll start by saying that amber ales are not my favorite style of beer. I find that the caramel malt overpowers my favorite qualities in the beer. Nugget nectar is an imperial version of said style so the alcohol boost and increase in hops are a nice touch to spark some interest for me. But the malt is still a bit strong in the recipe thus weighing my score down a bit. This beer is probably one of the best in its style, it's just not a style I desire.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of 1sophrosyne1
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Started in a cold English dimpled pint glass and allowed to warm over 30 minutes of tasting.
A pleasing warm amber-orange color; rather weak retention that was partly but not completely due to the cold.
Aroma brings to mind a copper-dipped pine cone nestled in clover and dandelion.
Taste experience is just a little short, overall, but builds up to a bitter burst from a foundation of caramel-smoked hemp. There is a nutty nose blended in the back half of the flavor that I just can't place...
It sits heavy on the middle of the tongue, but falls off the sides quickly into an almost tannic sort of creaminess. Carbonation balances the chew rather nicely.
There's more length on draught than out of the bottle. A pleasure to drink alone or with a variety of savory eats.
Overall, it's one of the best regularly available consistent products from a favorite independent brewery. Heightened anticipation for its season to come around is certainly warranted; it's greater than the sum of its parts and is a standout in its style.

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
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