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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

Hazelnut Brown NectarHazelnut Brown Nectar

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Ratings: 2899
Reviews: 1312
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.27%


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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DarthMalt

Virginia

4.68/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

"Move over Frangelico! Now there's something meatier!"

After the middle-dark ages of the fruity-fruit beers, you would think a concoction like this was just another '80s anachronism sitting on the shelf. But ohhhh no! This beer, to me, defines what the next great era of beer will be--pure, self-determined, democratic, entrepreneurial, take-no-prisoners, kick-in-the-balls, "take-that-you-macro-swilling-skug" beer.

It's hard to even begin describing what a beer like this has forgotten. Thick and seductive like a rare doppelbock, but creamy, sweet, puffy, and wet, like a ......... nevermind, you get the picture!

How many decimal places to the right did Yon Brewmeister nail the precise hazelnut component? How many a pedestrian brewer would have f**ked-up such an ingredient? But Rogue man wields like an alchemist extraordinnaire!!!!!!!

I really don't know what I'm tasting, except pure heaven!

"Eat, Drink, and be Merry!"

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2002 13:24:06 | More by DarthMalt
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Thrasher

Oregon

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

I first tried this on tap and greatly enjoyed it; the bottled version less exciting. Soda pop-like effervescence, head fizzed, then fizzled like most sodas. Reminiscent of root beer or cream soda, especially in mouthfeel. Some nice caramel malt flavors accented by the hazelnut, with hints of coffee, cream, and chocolate -- but in all honesty, that's about it. Little in the way of hops which is good for this brew... but there's just not a lot going on here. Still pretty tasty, but sadly flat in my glass. Like a soda that sat out too long. I bet you could use this beer in some interesting recipes.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2002 17:55:24 | More by Thrasher
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BillyBrew

Maine

4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Man, everything I expected this beer to be! The brew was beautiful with a deep brown colour and heavy brownish head. The scent was of sweet caramel and a shade of coffee (hazelnut perhaps?). A rich, nutty and caramel flavor swirls around in a velvety coat. The only drawback is that its richness, nut flavors and nearly-heavy body make it one to savor in moderation and as an everyday thirst-quencher. Regardless, another great brew form Rogue, they always do you right!

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2002 19:59:41 | More by BillyBrew
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Wildman

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured out a nice very dark amber color with a tan head, that did subside with some lace. Nice faint malt smell to it. Slight hazelnut smell to it, some coffee aroma to it. The flavor is what hits you. Because of the hazelnut, you would have to put this not only as a brown ale, but a spice beer. The hazelnut taste was very good and quite pronounced. It was so heavy with that taste, you wonder if that adds to the body to it as well as the mouthfeel. Good flavor, but the strong hazelnut and carmel aspects to this might throw some. Worth checking out.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2002 17:22:00 | More by Wildman
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beernut7

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This dark brown ale is very different that one expects from Rogue in a couple respects. Rogue makes a lot of great brews, but generally they are hopped to high heaven. This beer has a gentle bitterness and distinct caramel nut malty flavor which is introduced strongly by the aroma. Nice medium body and sweet aftertaste. Great desert beer for everyone.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2002 19:17:42 | More by beernut7
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Longstaff

Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Yoohoo flavored beer! Pours a thick, greenish-brown head; deep reddish-brown color; chocolate flavored and thick, milky mouthfeel from the crystal and chocolate malts. Hazelnut flavor comes through at the end and is not artificial tasting. This must be one awesome beer on tap......someday I will get out to Portland to sample this from the source.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2002 14:18:01 | More by Longstaff
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Murph

Arizona

4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice brown with a tan head and a nice lace. Sweet chocolate, slight hazelnut coffee, caramel malt, and some subtle hops dominate the nose. Chocolate and caramel roasted malts are the first to hit the tongue. Some nice slighty spicy hops are just enough to balance. The finish has a great hazelnut character to it. Very smooth and creamy and extremely drinkable. Yet another great brew from Rogue. They just can't seem to make any bad beers.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2002 08:34:36 | More by Murph
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aracauna

Georgia

4.68/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This is an excellent beer. Rich coffeeish flavors with the nice hazelnut hints make it one of the best dessert beers I've ever had. This beer also has less hop presence than the typical Rogue brew, but I don't think a lot of hops would match the rest of the flavor in this beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2002 07:15:26 | More by aracauna
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inebrius

Michigan

4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Smooth, dark amber, full bodied brew. Malty roasted nose. Sweet malts, particularly chocolate, comprise the backbone. Nutty with a good dose of bittering hops. Riding a fine line between a brown ale and a porter Rogue does it again with a quality beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2002 18:22:17 | More by inebrius
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QXSTER1

Pennsylvania

4.95/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This stuff really is nectar. On draught it's even better with a more pronounced hazelnut character.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2001 20:41:57 | More by QXSTER1
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DrDocRudge

Florida

4.9/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

WOW!!! The deep-brown color with its smooth tan head make you want to drink this beer. Then the hazelnut and chocolate aromas hit the nose and only the strong of heart can resist. Tasting the beer is truly a religous experience, hazlenut, chocolate, coffee, brown ale...paradise. The only negative is that the beer body is a little thin for the style. Otherwise, find it and treat yourself to one of the very best. Buy two, one to savour the other to quaff quickly as your senses will beg it.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2001 13:16:05 | More by DrDocRudge
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jonnylieberman

California

4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the best uses of "flavor" ever brewed. A staple of mine in college. Yeah, I went to school, what of it? But serious now, what a nice beer. I think I once drank four 22s. if i didn't, I wanted to. Er, should have. Harder to find down here in SoCal, but I found two places that sell it. Menaing I'm twice asa lucky as you. A surprisingly delicious brew that you and everyone you know will love. Go get it!

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2001 12:56:02 | More by jonnylieberman
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Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
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