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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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3,358 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,358
Reviews: 1,334
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 179
Gots: 288 | 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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Photo of Chadhowie
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Chadhowie, Feb 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

tsco7, Feb 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

wonothesane42, Feb 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

VALIS666, Feb 12, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -38.6%

SenorHops, Feb 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

smartassboiler, Feb 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

heysuz, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of CFHMagnet
4.16/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I poured this one into my DFH pint glass. I was a little over eager and almost lost some. Got two full fingers of almost tan head. Body color is somewhere in the mahogany realm. Head is nice and frothy, not light and watery. It sticks around for a bit too.

Roasted hazelnut and caramel comes first to the nose. The caramel really ramps up but there is a whiff of alcohol as well, also light coffee-like notes.

The flavor is very light and malty on the beginning of the sip. Hazelnut comes in as a backbone, and the caramelized malts take over. Ends up mildly bitter.

This beer is medium bodied. Seems to lightly coat the back half of the tongue, and makes you salivate waiting for the next sip.

CFHMagnet, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of Skyjmpr
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Skyjmpr, Feb 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

pfaucett, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of LuDookie
4.26/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

I poured this from the bottle into a mug.

It looked to be a dark amber...the mug is tinted.

It smelled great. You could definitely pick out the hazelnut and it had a caramel fragrance.

The hazelnut flavor is definitely prevalent. The beer has a sweet caramel flavor with moderate carbonation for a darker beer.

Mouthfeel....eh, whatever.

Being a hazelnut lover, I tried to ignore all the reviews slamming this beer's "artificial" hazelnut flavoring. I really wanted to enjoy it. I did anyway. I thought it was a good beer....a nice dark amber with the slight feel of a porter and a hefty hint of hazelnut. Artificial or not....I will drink it again.

LuDookie, Feb 11, 2013
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2.08/5  rDev -48.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

This beer has a really big rateing ... That is not good, the reviews have to be coming from people that loved Boones Farms back in the seventies, or some of these cherry flavored Vodkas. There are great beers on here that have low rateings and novalty brews with high scores.

I enjoy bold experiments with craft brewing, ...but extracts make me want to gag. I do not believe the beer was brewed with any actual "Hazlenuts" at all!

So.... it was brewed in a way that put the hazlenut taste in the back of the throat, and it did have a bold malted honey taste, but I found myself just trying to get through it and find something else to wash that taste out of my mouth.

Rogue is one of my favorite breweries, this selection was not for me.

FlatRabbitRed, Feb 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

acurtis, Feb 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

shep8821, Feb 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

VTWicked, Feb 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Sulvar, Feb 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

BrownAleMale, Feb 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

elchingen, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of CuteZombieDoll
4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tumbler glass

A- Pours a clear reddish-brown, with a thick head and good lacing

S- Smells like hazelnut and caramel.

T- Has flavors of hazelnut and caramel, with maybe some chocolate or even coffee notes on the finish.

M- Goes down easy, but not a light-weight either.

O- A good beer to have on hand, especially if you love the taste of hazelnut. A solid brew.

CuteZombieDoll, Feb 07, 2013
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4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a pint glass. Purchased in Wakefield RI.

A- pours a deep amber clear body with a 2" white head that reduces slowly and leaves little lacing

S - huge nutty , butterscotch, caramel, toffee notes

T- Hazelnuts and vanilla with a butterscotch, smokey toffee aftertaste. Just enough hazelnut without having that flavor take over the beer

M - medium body and carbonation

A very solidly crafted hazelnut brew. Pick one up of you like nutty beers, if not you probably won't enjoy this one

gcamparone, Feb 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

jal0607, Feb 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Fusion7777, Feb 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Iustus, Feb 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

rmargeson, Feb 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

zenithberwyn, Feb 06, 2013
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
91 out of 100 based on 3,358 ratings.