Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales
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3.18/5 rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
A - Cloudy red-brown with a one finger off white head. Head disappeared to absolutely ZERO by the time I was near the end of my mug, with no lacing to speak of.
S - Musty, earthy, and a good amount of the hazelnut promised in the title.
T - Intial taste is an earthy malt, followed by a big blast of hazelnut. Very strange hop character comes through right at the end. I expected this to have more intense and complex flavors for a brown, with more roasted/toasted notes. It just wasnt there. Disappointing. Lastly, I dont feel the hazelnut taste worked well with the hops and other components.
M - Severly undercarbonated. Just kind of sits in your mouth, leaving a syrupy feel when swallowed.
O - I love brown ales, and was eager to try this, but overall I would have to say this is a misfire from Rogue. Lack of carbonation, off flavor combinations, and too much hazelnut (and not much else) left me scratching my head. I wont be buying this again. Give me a Breckenridge Mighty Brown or a DFH Indian Brown Ale anyday.
Serving type: bottle
12-06-2011 02:31:09 | More by TempeBeerMan
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