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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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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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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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to SammyJaxxxx for this "extra" (he generously sent me a six-pack after a completed trade). I wasn't really planning to drink this tonight, but it was chilled down, and a thread in the forums tweaked me. So here goes.

First off, it looks great. It has a great copper color, and a thick white head that leaves lacing like beaten egg whites.

It smells like a pineapple upside-down cake. Seriously, I can't think of anything else. It's bready and yeasty and has a ton of pineapple aroma. Maybe it's missing some carmelized sugar notes, but otherwise, I just want to eat that cake. But I hold back, and there's some vegetal hoppiness, too. Good thing, because I did not want a repeat of 5 Golden Rings.

This tastes pretty damned good. The carbonation is soooo soft, and there is none of the sweetness I expected. There's a tiny amount of caramel in the malt, and a hint of roast, but it's surprisingly light and quaffable. It's juicy, and has a great bitter finish. Delicious.

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.97/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, unknown date but should be pretty fresh. Served at around 45F. Thanks to Mark for this one!

Pours clear red/copper/amber with a three finger off-white light beige head that leaves drippy rings of lacing and settles to a small foamy cap.

Aroma is earthy, floral hops, a little citrus, a little pine, caramel and some fruit. Good, but not great strength.

Flavor is nice hops up front with citrus, pine, resinous hops, really nice bitterness, then moves on to more traditional Amber Ale qualities of some fruity malt and caramel. Finishes with more good bitterness and some sweetness, mild alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, oily, moderate to good carbonation.

Quite good, aroma is a little underwhelming, and frankly I don’t find this to be God’s gift to hopheads like some do, but still a real treat to get to try this. Miscategorized for sure...definitely more of a hopped-up Amber than IPA.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into snifter purchased at whole foods.
Bottled on 02-08-13 Batch# 130121 "ten days old"

Appearance-nice amber color, minimal white head that's disappeared very quickly, a little lacing down the sides of the glass. 3.75

Aroma-citrus, grapefruit, orange, dried apricot, lemon. 4

Taste-grapefruit up front but not as heavy as the aroma would lead on, hint of orange and lemon, brown sugar, call me crazy but black cherry warhead candy. 4

Feel-bitter and drying, light bodied, medium hops, I could drink this all day. 4.5

Overall-while I think this is a solid solid beer, I really don't understand the hype this one gets. It's got a fairly high abv and is drinkable as hell but nothing that wows me. I'm on the fense about buying this one again, for the price you could get more value but this would be a perfect beer to take to a party that everyone should enjoy. 4.25

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Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
4.32 out of 5 based on 8,553 ratings.
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