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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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Hazelnut Brown NectarHazelnut Brown Nectar

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1,385 Reviews

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Reviews: 1,385
Hads: 3,898
Avg: 4.06
pDev: 21.43%
Wants: 268
Gots: 667 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-27-2001

13 Ingredients:
Malts: Harrington, Klages, Munich, Hugh Baird Brown, Carastan 13-17, Crystal 70-80, Crystal 135-165 & Beeston Chocolate.
Hops: Perle and Sterling.
Specialty: Hazelnut Nectar.
Yeast & Water: Rogue's Pacman Yeast & Free Range Coastal Water.

14 Plato
33 IBU
73.6 AA
36 L
Beer: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 1,385 | Hads: 3,898
Reviews by bstave:
Photo of bstave
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into Dogfish Head tulip pint

A- Poured a nice two finger light tan head over a nice copper/red colored body. Head dissipated to a thin ring of bubbles leaving a bit of lacing.

S- Smell is sweet caramel malt with big hazelnut and I am actually getting some chocolate in this and Rogue's PacMan yeast.

T- Taste is pretty one dimensional towards sweet hazelnut, but this is the goal. So for what it is it is spot on. I am also getting the PacMan yeast. I really like this brown ale. Very smooth.

M- Nice carbonation resulting in a nice medium body.

O- This is a solid offering from Rogue. Though, I am not a big fan of this style, this is my favorite brown ales. For easy to drink with big hazelnut. Nice job.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 22 oz bomber with no freshness date, full list of ingredients and specs on the bottle.

Appearance: Very creamy looking light tan lace, very dark mahogany with reddish hues. Quite a treat to look at.

Smell: So damn malty in the nose with obvious nutty and hazelnut aromas. Toasted and roasted malts in the nose with a light and ripe dark fruitiness.

Taste: Soft mix of toasted and roasted malts up front with a big handful of sweetness. Flexed medium body with a rolling smooth carbonation. Quick flash of spicy hop throws in its bitterness to keep the brew in balance. Roasted malts seem to prevail over the toasted, but not by much. Hints of chocolate and charred wood follow. Suggestions of black currants and prune fruitiness. Mild nuttiness from the hazelnut extract as well as the malts.

Notes: A full flavoured brown ale with the nice addition of hazelnut extract. This is my kind of dessert beer, give me a square of tiramisu or molten chocolate cake and I’d be in beer heaven.

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Photo of Myotus
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured room temperature (77°F)from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
LOOK: Pours with a finger's worth of a khaki foam head that subsides into a line within 30 seconds. Dark brown in color with a gorgeous ruby tint. Bubbles are subtle as they rise.
SMELL: Mild aromas of hazelnut combine with slightly less mild aromas of toffee, chocolate, and caramel along with a hints of coffee (roasted malts), spicy hops, and floral hops.
TASTE: Upon first sip, strong flavors of hazelnut are met with mild flavors of spicy hops. Mild choclate flavors and subtle floral hop flavors enter the palate right after. As all flavors equally and gradually fade from the aftertaste, my tongue is left searching for the coffee, toffee, and caramel flavors that my nose had smelled. That was quite disappointing.
FEEL: This is rather light-bodied (that sucks) with almost no carbonation (that doesn't suck). This goes down incredibly smooth and has the most thirst-quenching finish I have ever had in a beer.
NOTE: I chose to drink this at room temperature because at room temperature, whether American or English, Brown Ales taste better to me. I'll try it cold next time and see if those missing flavors pop up.

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Photo of JJKBeerLvr
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into pint glass in July 2015.

Appearance: Dark amber with tan head. Head is very thick and sticks to the glass.

Smell: Sweet with a little hopiness mixed in. Nice aroma of roasted malts.

Taste: Nice mix of flavors such as malt, nuts, and sweetness from honey or molasses. There is a little hops , and some roasted coffee flavors for a contrast.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied.

Nice Brown Ale. It had nice variety of flavors. Definitely one of the best brown ales I have tried.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From bottle, Pours a light brown with a nice tan head. Hazelnut and caramel malt on the nose. An excellent beer. Roasted hazelnut does not take away from the damn fine brown it’s built on.

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Photo of oberon
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another of the dark rich beers had during the day,pours a deep brown with some amber highlights thr out a nice creamy looking head that leaves a light amount of lace,big rich aromas some sweet cream and vanilla with only a light hazelnut note.Taste up is of dark roast coffee going into a light mocha flavor with that hazelnut flavor coming thry late and even more as it warmed.A rich flavorful brown ale somewhat sweet but not cloying a good dessert beer I would think.

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Photo of Popsinc
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A deep brown pour with a huge tan head. Semi sweet nose. A little nuttiness and some chocolatey notes. The taste was of dry cocoa, light chocolate and a semi-bitter and hazelnut finish. A mostly light bodied beer with a smooth creaminess in the mouthfeel. The finish lingered nice and long and had a good combo of malty, hop and nut. A very good brown ale.

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Photo of mojohawk21
4.6/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RoyalT
3.58/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – Dark ruby brown in color with a nice tan head.

Smell – The sharp hazelnuts lead the way along with a hint of chocolate and some solid, toasted malt.

Taste – The nut flavor comes out big in the tongue. The malt base is there as well along with some stiff, balancing hops (was there any doubt?). I was barely able to taste the chocolate cocoa powder that I picked up at the nose.

Mouthfeel – Flat and medium-bodied without a hint of alcohol.

Drinkability – This is a fair rendition of the style, although I thought the hazelnut could have been a little more subdued and the ale better balanced.

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Photo of cam477
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Turbo
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tectactoe
3.15/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I haven't typically been a huge fan of Rogue's beers, and their questionable business practices make me hesitant to buy their brews, but the ratings of this one were such that I couldn't pass up the opportunity to buy a single 12 oz bottle for less than 2$. Swampy brown with some very light copper - some clarity, some haze. Soapy, beige head tames itself to a stretch-out film rather quickly... this one certainly isn't much to look at.

Lots and lots of sticky toffee on the nose... even more so than hazelnut, I think. In fact, there's really only a light hint of hazelnut that I'm getting in the back, and it's a bit artificial and not quite so "nutty", if that makes sense. Think Frangelic Mountain Brown, only far less potent. Seems like a bit of oxidation has plagued this bottle as well, as I'm getting some unwanted hints of wet, boxed cardboard. Not enough to ruin things completely, but not a good sign.

Hazelnut is a bit stronger on the palate, thankfully. I also get nice hints of cola, toffee, dry cocoa powder, and a stronger nutty character in the finish. It's kind of woodsy and earthy, too, and unfortunately, that oxidized cardboard is present in the finish. Again, not so much as to make this beer undrinkable, but enough to be a slight hinderance. Not as sweet as I was expecting, rather dry and nutty with only a mild malty sweetness throughout.

Hops are relatively low... well, basically nonexistent, actually. That's fine, though, as I don't think they'd add much here. The body doesn't quite match the flavors - I'd like things to be a bit thicker, but maybe I'm asking for too much from a 6.2% ABV brown ale. Not a bad beer, but not a very good one, either. Even minus the oxidation, the flavors weren't working for me the way they seem to be for others. Would've liked a touch more hazelnut and a bit more sweetness. I'd like to try it again, unoxidized, but I won't be rushing to get another.

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Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of JudgeRoughneck
3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this pint with a thin but healthy head that had gone by the time i drank a third. Color impossible to comment on due to extreme darkness of bar. I didn't really smell anything either.

This beer tastes amazing. It starts off with a very light roasted bitterness that splashes right into a deep nutty flavor before going to molasses flavors that can even have some chocolate tones. Creamy-ass mouthfeel. Nectar indeed.

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Photo of npala86
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of APetitfils
3.26/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: It has a dark red and brown when in direct light, which deepens in color when not in direct light resembling an almost red wine-like appearance. Has a clear consistency with a beige head that retains well.

S: A definite nutty smell that is blended with malt. There is a slight sweet smell that I couldn't wrangle though..

T: A nice roasted malt flavors that make me have to give praise to the name. The hazelnut plays through pretty plainly and you don't have to stress yourself to taste it. There are other components such as coffee, chocolate (lighter than dark), some hops, alcohol, and a slight sweet and acidic signature.

M: Much lighter than I expected. Smooth, somewhat oily, with light hints of carbonation. Nice crispness and bitterness at the end.

D: This is definitely a nut brown and has qualities that make it unique and worth trying. The flavors really open up, and I would recommend allowing them to do so because the get much better.

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Photo of ArrogantDeadGuy
4.73/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep saddle brown with a frothy head that does not stick around. There is visible carbonation and a good amount of sediment floating around, awesome! Caramelized malt is the first aromatic with softer tones of nuts, honey, and alcohol. A very diverse boquet. Creamy goodness across the pallet. Nice and quiet bitter finish to a nutty and sweet sip. The nectar and the nuttiness are all pleasantly present in this aptly marketed brew. The understated flavors in this brew from the coffee to the nuts to the sugars are all in perfect blend and lead to a very modest yet over achieving effort. Great wintertime brew to be eaten with my steak and squash.

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Photo of Brent_B
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tbryan5
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Shakerman
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of BrohamidAli
5/5  rDev +23.2%

Photo of surfwahine
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of -DF-
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TFB5
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
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