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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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3,124 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,124
Reviews: 1,321
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 146
Gots: 187 | 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:
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 added by: kbub6f on 08-27-2001)
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4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tasted On: 10-26-2012
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 22 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Nonic pint
Purchased: Single from World Market

Pours a cloudy medium brown color with orange/red highlights. I got a finger's worth of creamy tan head with an excellent showing of lace and a good amount of retention.

Aromas are fantastic -- rich and sweet malts are dominant and remind me of brew day for my homebrews. Smells of caramel and molasses combine with nutty and earthy notes. I could smell this beer all day long...

The taste features dark malts and chocolate, with some earthy, maple character. Other flavors are nuts, oak/wood, and roasted malts. A big and malty beer, but the sweetness doesn't overpower at all.

Medium-bodied, with a good amount of carbonation. The finish is of nuttiness and sweetness, but is also balanced by the earthy hops.

Overall, this was a wonderful beer -- one I'd recommend and would seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 04:05:32 | More by sommersb
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1/5  rDev -75.4%

10-27-2012 00:02:10 | More by eberheli
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-26-2012 16:22:11 | More by izambler
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-26-2012 03:44:04 | More by beerdhabelly
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-25-2012 20:51:58 | More by swungomonkey
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear brown with medium lasting tan head. Aroma and Taste of sweet hazelnut, nocciolo, yeast some caramel malt, and nice chocolaty under tones with mild bitterness. Palate is a nice balance of sweetness with a bit of creamy and smooth mouth feel, with moderate carbonation. Finish is a nice sweet hazelnut, nocciolo flavor with a bit of chocolate malt and light bitterness. Overall a nicely balanced flavorful and enjoyable brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2012 18:48:54 | More by Samp01
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-23-2012 03:34:54 | More by HoppyHoward
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2/5  rDev -50.9%

10-22-2012 22:28:19 | More by lmmccurd
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-22-2012 21:51:28 | More by JVoyager
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-22-2012 19:50:50 | More by DMacQ
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

10-22-2012 00:23:25 | More by JakeH3K
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

10-21-2012 22:34:27 | More by Sunn
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

10-21-2012 20:28:22 | More by kylefurlong
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South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-20-2012 06:16:41 | More by CarolinaKev
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4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The Specialty beer winner from this years Great American Beer Festival is my beer for the evening. Well I agree that it is special. One of those brown beers you just have to love. I'm not a big brown beer fan. This one though is from Rogue and it carries a signature goodness that some brewers can't pull off. Let's get to it.

Appearence - Beautiful brown beer. A half inch thick head that really let's you get to the core of the beer quickly.

Smell- Clean and crisp. Rogue really has mastered the smell of beers. They never smell "treated" or chemically. It never seems as though they added something to it bring out the smells. It's all ingrediants. Hazelnuts aren't a wonderful nut but they have a distinct smell. Good stuff.

Taste- Is a brown ale with a sweet finish. It doesn't try to do to much.

Mouthfeel - Crisp with a hint of Carbonation. It lingers a little bit at the end though which is ok, not awesome though.

Overall it's a good solid beer. If you like brown beers, this one you will enjoy a great deal.


Steve McShane
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@ayemcshane on twitter.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2012 04:25:10 | More by McShane
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-17-2012 18:20:13 | More by beerme1
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4.58/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

wow! very interesting smell!!!!
but let's start with the appearance- beautiful molasses color, minimum head.
now the smell- AWESOME!!! i love nuts and i am aware many brews dont 'project' what they call themselves. but i get the hazelnut aroma here and anxiously awaiting the first sip as i write this.
i wasnt expecting much (refer to the 'project' comment above) but this is a decent tasting brew. not sure i get the hazelnut flavor from the taste as much as i might the aroma (you realize 'flavored' coffee doesnt exist- it's an added AROMA they mix in with the beans to 'trick' your taste buds into believing it is tasting what it is smelling). but it's a decent tasting brew. i would take off major points if i found out they added the AROMA, but i think i can get the hazelnut flavor in there....
mouthfeel is always a difficult category for me, but it's a medium-bodied, minimally carbonated liquid.
overall, it's what i expected when i purchased it which is an accomplishment in that sense. it tastes good, has a decent abv, and can be had in more than one at a time. slight 'flavoring bitterness' in the end taste, but it is minimal.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2012 23:43:16 | More by pkalix
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-15-2012 21:46:33 | More by onetwo_sipofmybrew
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-15-2012 19:44:18 | More by CoryJHarber
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2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

10-15-2012 17:44:12 | More by Samichez
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

10-15-2012 05:25:15 | More by Fletchorama
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3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a half inch of tan head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is really nutty with some caramel malts, hazelnut and hints of coffee. The flavor is earthy and nutty. Almost has a bit of a caramel popcorn taste to it. Hazelnut is more present at the end. Coffee finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Pretty nice twist on the style. Overall, one of the better Brown Ales out there.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 04:27:02 | More by PicoPapa
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District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-10-2012 01:28:23 | More by Pixachii
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

10-09-2012 20:41:06 | More by LeapintoBeer
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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

10-09-2012 02:00:03 | More by swimfire
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
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