Tröegs Nugget Nectar | Tröegs Brewing Company

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Tröegs Nugget NectarTröegs Nugget Nectar

Brewed by:
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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4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Wonderfuly deep amber/copper beer with a tall white head that's leaving a nice lacing

S- Lot'ts of citrus here, mostly grapefruit with a little spice.

T- You can definitely tell this is an Imperial Amber and not a straight IPA given the strong malt base this beer has. A burst of Nugget, Warrior, and Tomahawk hops give this beer some bite too.

M- A little thin for my liking, but at the same time, given the style, it is quite crisp!

O- Ahh the sweet Nectar... I look forward to it every year... and that is why i buy a few cases.

Serving Type: 12 oz Bottle into a pint glass

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4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2013 bottle

Appearance: Gorgeous amber with tons of carbonation yielding a huge 2 finger head that isn't going anywhere. Lacing is intense.

Smell: Grapefruit and orange dominate with some subtle mango and bready malt. There is also a metallic element to the smell I can't quite put my finger on.

Taste: Malt and subtle caramel blend nicely over some crisp, citrusy hops that are brought to the forefront at the end as the malt profile drops. The ending is a bittersweet finish that is very well balanced, with malt and hops equally evident. My only complaint is the slight metallic aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Well carbonated and super quaffable, not much lacking here.

Overall: This is a great brew, I just take off minor points for the slightly metallic aftertaste I always seem to get from it that lingers into the finish. Other than that it's a solid, sessionable release I pick up every year.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was preparing for a mind-blowing experience and was only met with mediocrity. Now I say that mostly in jest, but I don't see a 98pt beer in this bottle. Read the review before judging.

I opened the bottle and poured a beautiful amber ale into my DFH signature glass. This has a very little head, but what it does have, retains well around the edge of the glass. There is light lacing with a a good amount of carbonation brewing.

A nose of grapefruit, pine, hops, and sweetness rise out of the glass and tantalizes the senses. There is just something about a hoppy ale that makes me smile. Maybe its the time and art that went into making something so special. I can only imagine the sense of accomplishment the brewer must feel after making a hit like this.

By now my tastebuds are tingling, ready for a treat...almost to the point of salivation. An exuberant amount of bitterness from the hops intertwined with the citrus-like fruit, and hint os metallic make this a delight to sip and enjoy. The carbonation, effervescence, and crispness on the palate leave one asking for another sip.

Overall, this is a classic Amber Ale and one to look forward to during its seasonal release. There are some other ales out there that can satisfy for the time being and in between seasons, but not many. Keep up the good work Tröegs!

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Tröegs Nugget Nectar from Tröegs Brewing Company
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