Like the brunettes of the beer world, amber ales rarely get the attention they deserve, regularly upstaged by their sexier, splashier pale ale cousins.
However, a little brewery called Tröegs, tucked away in central Pennsylvania, has burnished the style to high polish. The strongest of their amber ales is Nugget Nectar, a winter seasonal “imperial” spin on their awesome Hopback Amber. This brassy russet brew boldly goes where few amber ales have gone before; conquering an ultra-hoppy realm usually reserved for IPA’s. Buckets of caramel and cashew flavors duke it out on the palate with a powerful blend of Nugget, Tomahawk and Warrior hop varieties, whose ferocious citrus and herb characters dominate the aroma and finish. Nugget Nectar is a must-try for dedicated beer lovers exercising their rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of hoppiness.