Tröegs Nugget Nectar – Imperial Amber Ale

Now I know this isn’t a wine, but I do love beer as well, and this seasonal brew from Tröegs definitely deserves mention. I’m not nearly as good at describing beer as I am at wine so bear with me on the descriptors.

Here’s some data on the beer, the Tröegs Nugget Nectar – Imperial Amber Ale

ABV: 7.5%; IBU’S: ~93; Malts: Pilsner, Munich, Vienna; Hops: Nugget, Warrior, Tomahawk, Simcoe, Palisade; Yeast: Ale

Nice orange/amber color with a medium head. My impressions were that it was highly aromatic with floral and citrus aromas predominately. The palate was nicely bitter but balanced with nice carmel malt notes and again nice citrus and floral notes. A bit of soapiness on the palate as well (which in beer compared to wine is a good thing, IMHO) and the ctirus notes tended to lead toward a slight grapefruitiness.  It was an amazing beer, I hope I get some more before it’s season runs out.


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