Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by Olek4374:
4.39/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Rogue's beers are notoriously hard to get here in Alberta despite their reputation as being one of the better US craft breweries. This is one of, like, 3 kinds that my store offers. They're also expensive as fuck. This 650ml bottle cost me over 9 dollars! So it is my expectation that this is some very, very good beer. Let's see.
it pours very dark brown, basically the identical shade of brown that the bottle is (and not the picture, but rather the bottle itself. There is a very thick layer of beige head which takes a good long while to settle down. The name of the beer lives up in the smell - hazelnut is definitely the main smell I'm getting here - and that's about it. The taste is fantastic - you're getting a large hit of hazelnut flavour, but it's a lot deeper than that. it's more of a hazelnut latte flavour without the milk - just coffee and hazelnut. There's also a subtle cigar aftertaste going on here - and no, I'm not smoking while doing this review, nor have I smoked any time recently. it's a very complex flavour that just makes me keep coming back for another sip - it's hard for a heavy beer to accomplish this for me, but here we are.
The mouthfeel is very smooth with some subtle carbonation - not too shabby.
Overall, an excellent beer. Rich flavour, nice look, smell that lives up to its name. I may just have to buy another bottle despite the price. Well done Rogue, well done.
Serving type: bottle
06-06-2013 09:29:54 | More by Olek4374
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4.25/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 oz bottle was poured into a shaker glass at Parish Cafe on Boylston.
Appearance: This beer poured a one finger whitish brown head that reduced to a thin layer. It is an amber brown color with some vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.
Smell: Toasted malts, roasted, hazelnut, a little chocolate, and some sweetness.
Taste: Hazelnut, toasted, chocolate, some sweetness, mild bitterness, and earthy notes..
Mouthfeel: Smooth, a little chewy, light to medium bodied, low to medium carbonation, and slight bitterness.
Overall: Awesome brown ale. Will be enjoying this one again in the near future.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2014 02:55:58 | More by Flounder57
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
91 out of 100 based on 3,073 ratings.