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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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Ratings: 3,662
Reviews: 1,375
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 228
Gots: 487 | FT: 4
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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
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Ratings: 3,662 | Reviews: 1,375
Photo of krberg
3.72/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22oz No dates.

Mahogany with a big tan head. Holding it up to light reveals an orangish-brown body.

Lots of malt in the nose. Caramel and, of course, hazelnuts are very aggressive. No aroma hops that I can discern.

Very rich, pastry-like flavor. Malty sweetness and nutty goodness. Not bitter or hoppy at all, but somehow in balance. A great harmony of grains and hazelnuts.

Not very carbonated. Much lighter body than one would expect from such rich flavors.

Easy drinking, but how many? I think it might be like eating too much cake.

A great beer, but certainly one I only crave once or twice a year. If you have a sweet tooth and are tired of boring brown ales give this a shot.

Photo of lynx1245
3.72/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a dark amber brown with little to no head.

Smell: I really liked the smell. Smells of roasted malts and the hazelnut really sticks out. Interesting.

Taste: Hazelnut! It's actually very good and complements the malts. There is a little bitterness but not much hop presence.

Mouthfeel: It's a lot less watery than most browns I've tried. Good carbonation too. Not thin at all either.

Drinkability: While I like the taste, I don't think I could drink much of it. I'm splitting the bottle with my friend and I think that's enough for me. Too much nuts to drink in excess.

Photo of PhageLab
3.72/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Taphouse in Hampton, served in a pint glass.

A - Dark yet still transparent amber hue, produced absolutely no head, and offered little to no lacing. Not too appealing overall. I was actually almost dreading taking a sip. Luckily I did, however.

S - Extremely sweet, notes of brown sugar and molasses, with the slightest hint of spice near the end, smells much better than it looks.

T - I truly believe this tastes exactly like french toast. I can detect perhaps nutmeg, cinammon, and even a bit of maple. Very sweet, but some of the spices become more defined as it warms.

M - Medium bodied, low carbonation, toasty aftertaste which lingers around a bit, and a mild finish. Not bad!

D - I think I could do a few, but the sweetness definitely causes a hit here. After a while it becomes a bit taxing. Overall a pretty decent brew, it was worth a try.

Photo of WanderingFool
3.72/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Morimoto Hazelnut Brown Signature Ale pours a clear dark ruby color with a frothy tan head that quickly dissolved to a thin ring on the surface. No lace was on the glass as the beer emptied.

The aroma is mainly roasted malt with some notes of nuts and chocolate mixed in. Each sip of this medium bodied beer is a well blended taste of roasted malt, hazelnut and hints of chocolate. A hint of hops finishes each sip. I noticed that the chocolate aroma and flavor grew stronger as the beer warmed.

This is a nice beer with a well balanced flavor. It would be great with a chocolate dessert.

Photo of Long813
3.72/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

G: Pint Glass

A: Reddish brown hazy body. Half an inch of head with poor retention leaving moderate lacing.

S: Roasted hazelnut, some sweet malts and biscuits.

T: Hazelnut taste is very prominent, with hints of milk chocolate.

M: Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Smooth sticky finish.

D: Interesting concoction here. It could use some strong flavours besides hazelnut though. The hazelnut flavour does come off as if it was just a flavour shot which is a little off puting.

Photo of Aleks_P
3.72/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Light reddish brown, translucent. Little lacing when poured, very little head.

Smell: Smell is not particularly noteworthy, can detect some light malt/caramel scents.

Taste: Very light and malty. A bit sweet, hazelnut is just noticeable.

Mouthfeel: Like the flavor the beer feels light and carbonation feels foamy. Not dry at all with the malt flavor.

Overall: Very good beer, light and sweet and something I'd enjoy having two or three of. I'd consider keeping this is the fridge for regular rotation.

Photo of BeefyMee
3.72/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber

Appearance: Barely any head. I couldn't even get one finger. Other than that, the beer is a very dark brown.

Smell: Nutty but not hazelnutty. It's like a nut brown smell. Very similar to Samuel Smith's.

Taste: There's the hazelnut. And how. It is the dominant flavor of the beer, so if you like hazelnut, you'll like this beer. It reminds me of Nutella. There is minimal bitterness, and it is porter-like in some regard.

Mouthfeel: Pretty silky but I could have used a little more carbonation.

Drinkability: Quality dropped as it approached room temperature. Next time I'll keep the bottle in the fridge until I finish the first half.

Beef Notes: I like this a lot more than Rogue's Hazelnut Brown Nectar. There is much more of the promised Hazelnut flavor in this one. It's not something that I would drink all the time, but it is very unique and one I can certainly enjoy once in a while.

Photo of woemad
3.72/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber purchased at Huckleberry's in Spokane for $4.79.

Poured a dark brown, with a tan head that dropped quickly, leaving a modest amount of lace.

Smell was of hazelnut (duh) and of sweet caramel.

Taste wasn't bad, really, but I think it would be better if it wern't so sweet. The hazelnut/caramel sweetness comes blasting through as subtle as Andrew Dice Clay (remember him?). I can't find one iota of hops in this, it's all sweet malts and hazelnut extract. Honestly, I enjoy it's flavor, and it's definitely living up to it's name, but I sure wouldn't want this as a session beer.

This has a fuller body that I thought it would, but it's not overpowering. I'd call it a thick medium bodied beer, if that makes any sense.

This is a tasty beer for after dinner, while not nearly as filling as many beers I would call "dessert beers," this is definitely too sweet to be a session beer, at least for me. It was perfectly agreeable in a bomber-sized amount, however

Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.72/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep brown/ruby with a slightly brown tinged head. Not the best retention.

Aroma is sweet, toasty, nutty with pronounced hazelnut.

The beer has a rich maltiness to it with that pronounced hazelnut addition which works well. Has a slight bitterness at the end.

Drinks smooth is lightly carbonated and has a medium body.

Photo of washburnkid
3.72/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cracked open this 22oz bomber to pair with my grilled pizza at lunch. It was a great match, though I don't know if this is a beer I would want without food.
A: Dark brown and ruby hues; small head dissipates but leaves beige froth and eventually a small ring of foam. Very little lacing on my pint.
S: Nutty, especially sweet hazelnut on the nose.
T: Sweet malts with a hazelnut finish and aftertaste; mostly balanced tastes of sweetness and a slight bitter that I couldn't quite place. The tastes are pretty inconsistent, but some might just call that character.
M: Lighter bodied with moderate carbonation.
D: This beer has pretty good drinkability if you don't mind the sweetness and, at times, the awkward bitter notes. Not my favorite brown, but I'd recommend it/have another!

Photo of ChefAndy555
3.72/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of AKBelgianBeast
3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This nectar pours a slightly hazy Red brown. Little head fades fast. Nose almost doesnt exist but some malt. Taste is malty, brown clear nutty tones, but seem kind of false or phony. Would like to see more malt flavors in this. slight hop bite (very slight) The mouthfeel is a wee bit thin. Drinkability is pretty good, a great session ale.

Photo of TastyTaste
3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very deep browninto a sam smith tulip, with subtle maroon highlights at the bottom of the glass. Smells of brown sugar, and yes, hazelnut, with some light chocolate tones in the background. Taste is purely from the sweet side. Very chocolatey, a lot of hazelnut flavors. Finish is dry, from light hops. An above average beer, not rogue's best, but very good.

Photo of billyzoom666
3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pint 6 oz bottle into a mug.

This pours a nice dark copper color with a creamy brownish head. Nicely carbonated. A good looking beer. This has a sweet caramel smell, nothing that knocks me out, but nothing off putting either. The smell actually gets better as the head settles. In a word this tastes nutty. It's just a hair on the bitter side. I'm not a huge fan, but I've had worse. This is obviously a personal preference, so I'm not going to dock it too much. It has a nice feel to it, almost a little creamy. The texture and the ABV lead to a highly drinkable beer. I couldn't, again the style isn't just for me, but I think everyone should at least give this a shot.

Photo of stawn
3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a pint glass.
Pours a deep ruby brown with minimal creamy head that dissipates quickly.
Smells lightly of sugar and faint nuttiness (yes that's a word) ;)
Might be just this bottle, but smell is almost non existent.
First taste is mild with some bitterness hitting the middle of the tongue. It's quickly surpassed by nuts and a hint of sweetness. Mouthfeel tastes thin, but it works well for this beer. The hops linger around a tad longer and then fade away, begging for another quaff to be taken.
The hazelnut is distinctive but is accompanied by its friends; honey and smokey. The hop oils dominate the experience, but each sip sneaks in another element to puzzle over.

Photo of HardTarget
3.71/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650 ml Standard brown bomber, pictured bottle matches mine as does all the specifics listed in other reviews. With all the info, you think they could list date and abv. I aged this bottle for close to a year.
Aroma: A nice nutty edge (almonds to me, but presumed hazelnut) dark chocolate and malt in a brown ale smell. Overall, rather sweet with mild hop aromas.
Appearance: Light clear brown glass with yellowish edges. A nice head at the pour that quickly thins and fades to a collar with only sporadic spots of lace. Small soda like large bubble head forms with larger drinks that fades fast just like a soda.
Flavor: I get a lot of chocolate, milk chocolate, the same nutty edge, and a fine brown ale buried under it all. Nicely balanced with a slight tilt to the sweet. Hard to pull any hop tastes out.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with an assertive but appropriate carbonation. Fairly clean finish.
Overall Impression: I enjoy the smell a bit more than the taste. The nut flavor is a bit artificial tasting but not horribly so. I think I’d like the unflavored version of this brown ale. To me, it’s very close to the other Rogue Hazelnut. A touch sweet for a session and the bomber is probably best split with friends as a dessert.

Photo of NilocRellim
3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer poured out from a bottle. Was clear and copper in colour. Had a sweet molasses nose to it and tasted like a nice red ale. Sweet, malty molasses finish. There were some notes of hazelnut detected in the flavour, but they were not overwhelming.

Would I buy this beer again? Maybe.

Photo of ZorPrime
3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer received from bobsy during autumn 2009.

A: Brown color almost caramel looking. Clear. The head is practically non-existent.
S: Roasted malts with some hazelnut in there.
T: Same as smell, however I did get some touch of honey.
M: Medium/Thin bodied beer. The taste disappear quickly in the mouth.
D: The drinkability is good for this one. Nice taste and well balanced.

Btw, it is very good with roasted meet...

Photo of farrago
3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The head is close to two fingers of big bubbled, dimpled foam, made from larger bubbles so it dissolves somewhat swiftly, lacing clings well. Clear mahogany brown with red and orange inflections, the thick and full beads easily visible. Extremely nutty nose with, duh, raw, uncooked hazelnuts as well as brazil nuts and cashews, very dry with little room left for the dried orange peels, yeast and powdery dark chocolate, overall if there's a thing as softly textured bitterness here it is. Light to medium-bodied, the carbonation isn't overactive but it is very persistent throughout. Mineral water feel to it, helps keep the nuttiness fresh and raw. On the dry side, any sweetness in the brown sugar, molasses, caramel or dark chocolate more inherent to the definition than immediately expressed. Mutter of apricot, peach fruit. Smooth enough, nowhere as sour as in the nose. The intensity of the nuttiness is interesting but that's it.

Photo of infi
3.69/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bomber, shared with BAs brun, glard and NYManc.

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

Barely translucent brown color with lots of visual carbonation. Thin wispy tan head with quick dissipation but leaving of some nice soapy and sudsy lacing. Smell is the amazing feat of the beer: a sugary caramel-like coating of the toasted hazelnuts with a hint of chocolate sweetness. Very subtle amount of malt too.

Taste is particularly light overall. Thin malt backbone to start with small embellishments of a hazelnut characteristic. Small amount of sweetness and a distinct metallic flavor at the finish. Not much to speak off in terms of the flavors. Could have been a bit more consistent with the aromas, but that's wishful thinking.

Mouthfeel lacks in depth as it's noticeably light as well. Thin feel with a small carbonated presence, though it's very easily drinkable overall. Just wished it was a bit more substantially bigger in flavor.

Photo of elgiacomo
3.69/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle, unknown date, although a recent delivery.

Pours red-copper with a one finger tan head, holds a foamy cap, short-term lacing.

Strong hazelnut aroma, very nutty, buttery, heavy toast, somewhat sweet smelling, some caramel. A pretty unique and nice aroma.

Hazelnut also strong in the taste, maple syrup, dark bread, caramel, chocolate, some earthy hop bitterness for balance.

On the thin side, but still a bit syrupy, prickly carbonation.

The aroma is definitely my favorite aspect, solid Brown Ale overall.

Photo of MiScusi
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For a brown ale, which isn't my favorite style, this was the best i've had. I am reviewing this based on the style and I think they make a fairly solid offering.

The appearance is a dark but clear light brown. Smell is faint, as I've noticed in all brown ales I've tried, but no hops to be found in the nose, which would be a plus for the style, mostly.

The taste however showed a little bit more than it's competitors. Thin mouthfeel but more of a nutty and sweet taste which was enough to keep me interested. Moderately low bitterness.

Drinkability, if you are a brown ale fan, should be quite good.

Photo of meathookjones
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Body is a ruby red brown with a small tan head. Some clumps of lace were left as the head stayed afloat. Aroma was simple but appetizing, caramel malt and a fairly strong nuttiness. A little on the sweet side. Flavors of caramel and the nuttiness combine for the majority of the flavor. Some notes of toastiness. Ends on a bitter nutty note. A bit light in the mouth, this is smooth and goes down easy. Complements the taste very well. Drinkability is good with the only knock being the sweetness would be a bit much after a few. A nice tasty and easy drinking treat.

Photo of villainchiwwin
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

poured from 22 oz. bomber
deep opaque brown color with a thick tan head that faded fast. lacing slid back down glass into the brew. roasty malt smell that was sort of singular but faint. roasted hazlenut taste with sweet malt and some chocolate notes - very rich. bitter hops tail wrapped around sweetness in the finish. smooth yet substantial mouthfeel. well-balanced but i would drink it more as a treat than as a session beer. would be good paired with sweet foods i bet.

Photo of dwwnole1
3.68/5  rDev -9.6%

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Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
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