Friday, January 18, 2008

Tröegs Nugget Nectar, the Slide Into Spring

Yes, we're only a month into Winter, and we had 3 inches of snow yesterday, but Tröegs Nugget Nectar hit my favorite beer store today. I tend to associate this particular nectar with Spring. Matt let us know this afternoon that it was in stock, and I stopped by for my first batch a short while later.

I was going to try and write my impression of this hoppy brew, but it turns out Lew Bryson over at the Seen Through a Glass blog had just posted his impression:
Mostly, it's hoppier than blazes. It's like grapefruit pith, it's piney, it's...okay, it's got a kind of cat's piss smell that's weirdly appealing. I can't believe I'm going to leave that in, but I am, because it's true. The amazing thing about this beer -- one amazing thing about this beer is how the bitterness doesn't hook into your tongue and linger forever: it's like wasabi, it hits WHAM and you stagger a bit, and it's gone. Which means it's time for another swallow, another mouth-squeezing taste, a blast of lupulin freshness -- hmmm, the cat's piss is gone -- and that's the other amazing thing about this beer: it's bitter, it's jam-packed with flavor, it's ... gone. Way too drinkable, which ain't a bad thing, just something you have to keep your eye on.

Well, that pretty much sums it up. I won't even try to top such eloquence. Read the entire post here. Then, stop reading about it, and go pick some up for yourself!

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