While in DC for Savor, I was really excited to see this beer on draft at the third bar, which was Church Key. The beer is called Troeg’s Nugget Nectar ale. I had a few brews from Troeg. I am kind of familiar with this brewery but let us get into the history of it. Troeg was founded in 1996 by John and Chris Trogner in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. They brew a wide range of beers but they central their brewing on seasonals and highend beers. Let us get into the beer.
This beer is a copper color in the glasses. Nice earthy smell to the beer. Nice sweet carbonation taste and a really bad aftertaste. I really do not not like this aftertaste. The beer is a well balance beer but once again the aftertaste kind of kills the romance of the beer experience. It is drinkable asides the aftertaste.
Here is a description from their website (www.troegs.com):
Squeeze those hops for all they’re worth and prepare to pucker up: Nugget Nectar Ale, will take hopheads to nirvana with a heady collection of Nugget, Warrior and Tomahawk hops. Starting with the same base ingredients of our flagship HopBack Amber Ale, Nugget Nectar intensifies the malt and hop flavors to create an explosive hop experience.
Cheese (Sharp, Blue, and Cheddar); Meat (Beef and Poultry)
Serving Suggestions: Temp: 45-50° F
Glassware: Pint Glass
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Twitter: @troegs and @troegsbeer
At the bottom of the glass, I really hate to say it but I was really disappointed with the beer. The body of the beer is awesome but the aftertaste kills everything about this beer. I get it most people like to have this aftertaste for their beer. I would recommend you trying this beer before taking my word. I am just an idiot with many thoughts on the world. If you have had this beer, please let me know your thoughts on this beer. I really want to hear it. Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser