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Tröegs "Nugget Nectar"
Tröegs Brewing Company - Hershey, Pennsylvania USA
Imperial Amber Ale (ABV 7.5%) (IBU 93)

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

Rating: 3.95/5.0

Aroma: 8/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 8/10
Palate: 3.25/5
Overall: 16/20

The pour was a clear medium burnt orange with an average (1-2 finger) off white rocky head that slowly receded, down to a puddled film and medium collar with good spotty lacing.

The aroma was right up front with a bold hoppiness (pine, citrus and floral) along with a light grain malt and a soapy yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit) and a pronounced fruity ester (pineapple and apple).

The taste was lightly malty with a mild caramel sweetness and a hint of citrus at first, and then became intensely hoppy with a huge grapefruit presence and a slight fruitiness appearing towards the finish. The flavor lasted a very long time after the swallow, with a bitter citrus peel hoppiness lingering on for quite a while longer.

Mouthfeel was just past light in body with a dry texture and a carbonation that was just beyond soft.

Overall I found this to be a really fantastic Amber Ale with a ton of flavor and an extremely smooth and easy drinkability, which did a great job of hiding all notion of the high ABV. This is definitely a brew I will partake of again…

Sampled: 2/9/2013
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3 comments
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  • Mark
    Mark I've yet to hear anyone say anything bad about this brew. Cheers!
    March 2, 2013
  • KajII
    KajII And now for the best part Mark, I have one for you my friend.
    March 2, 2013 - 1 likes this
  • Mark
    Mark You rock! :)
    March 2, 2013 - 1 likes this