Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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Reviews: 1,372
Hads: 3,807
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 249
Gots: 582 | 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
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Reviews: 1,372 | Hads: 3,807
Photo of WNYbeerbro
4.54/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

one of my all time favorite brews. Have been to Portland twice for vacation and visited the brewery many, many times. Was lucky enough to catch a "garage sale" there where they were selling kegs and boxes of the 22oz bottles of various rogue ales for great discounts! I picked up 3 cases of the 22oz hazelnut brown nectar while there and was set for beer outside of bars all vacation. This is the beer that got me in to craft beer and my love for brown and nutty ales. (468 characters)

Photo of kflorence
4.54/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Imported from my ratebeer.com profile - MAY 28, 2008

On tap at the Yardhouse in downtown San Diego.

This one was a treat. Poured darkish brown with a fair bit of tan head. Smelled nutty with malts and caramel in there as well. The taste is much of the same, the caramel, hazelnuts and malts definitely shine but there is some hop character present, although very subtle. The flavor is very complex, but not overtly so, a delight to enjoy! I was very pleased with this beer and it is now one of my favorite brown ales. (519 characters)

Photo of techdiver
4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours adeep mahogany with ruby notes and a modest head that dissipates slowly.

Nose of malt and hazelnut.

Taste of caramel malt and hazelnut with a mild hoppy background.

Great carbonation, medium bodied and refreshing.

No problem putting this away, regret waiting so long to try it. (295 characters)

Photo of KoG
4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Came out of the bomber a dark brown with a "hazelnut" colored head. Stuck around for a while and left generous lacing on the glass.

Smell was flowery hops, rich malt, and... hazelnut! Very pleasing for the senses.

Taste was very good. Has just enough hazelnut flavor to be dominate but not overtake the hops and malt. Starts out a bit nutty, fades to malt and hops, and finishes with a sweet hazelnut flavor. Very tasty indeed.

Mouth was very nice with a good amount of active carbonation. Smooth with a nice carbonic twinge.

One of my favorites from Rogue and definately drinkable, now to only find it on tap somewhere... (634 characters)

Photo of scottbrew4u
4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: On tap the beaker pint glass was used and the beer was served with a one finger, light tan head and the color was light brown with good clarity. The head stuck around for a good while which was nice to see.

S: Sweet roasted malt goodness with a hit of toffee and roasted hazelnuts. Light dried plum and raisin aroma and very little perceived hop aroma

T: Super flavor of honey roasted hazelnuts and delicious roasted malt and fresh brown bread with maybe even a touch of molasses. Noticeable nut, grain, and hop bitterness balances out the sweetness.

M: So smooth with a medium to full body and low carbonation.

D: Always enjoyed this beer from the moment I first tried it years ago and it really was the first beer that really drew me into Rogue Ales. Ohh so smooth this brown ale ranks up with the best brown ales out there and can be easily consumed with a desire for more.
A world class nut brown ale! (912 characters)

Photo of samie85
4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Stone pint glass...

A- Pours a dark, opaque brown with a nice tan head.

S- Chocolate, nut and biscuit malt flavors are very present.

T- Nut and chocolate upfront and then a slightly bitter, biscuit flavor near the end.

M- Really smooth and creamy. Very nice but still well carbonated.

D- This is a very drinkable beer. A little different than most of my brown ale experiences but in a very good way (439 characters)

Photo of Brewnami
4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- At first glance, it appeared to pour a dark brown color, but hold it up the light and it is a nice deep red tint. Also, if poured correctly, it leaves a nice head that leaves an even lace around the glass.

S- Really nice hazelnut, chocolate, caramel, and perhaps some coffee hints. Sweet, one of the better smelling beers for sure.

T- Tastes very similar to the smell. Nutty with roasted malts. Sweet with some coffee hints.

M- Medium body, perfect for the type of ale. Some people say it feels watery, but I don't think so all. Some moderate carbonation. Not very hoppy, but excellent balance. Strong roasted malts.

D- Very good, however I had a 22 ounce bottle and I think that may be enough. Not a beer I would ever want to session with, but definitely a great dessert beer (785 characters)

Photo of nlmartin
4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

The beer was purchased at Jungle Jims for $3.99. The beer was served into a pub glass.

Appearance: The beer has a chestnut brown coloration. The head was a creamy toffee coloration. The head was two fingers high with ok retention.

Smell: The beer is loaded with roasted and toasted choco-caramel maltyness. The beer has a very nutty smell. There is a pleasing spicyness that helps to break up the sweetness.

Taste: The beer has a very nice roasted and toasted nutty caramel nugget taste. There is a bit of chocolate lurking around the taste. The hops peek up and bring a spicy bitterness to break up the sweetness.

Mouthfeel/ Drinkability: The beer is medium bodied. The beer is nicely carbonated with a creamy touch. This is a nearing perfect balance between sweet and spicy bitterness. I really enjoyed this beer treat. Sadly the beer was departing my glass to fast. I wish I had purchased a few more of these goodies. (934 characters)

Photo of oelergud
4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Very good looking beer, dark ruby and tan head, good lace from this brew.
scents of chocolate and nuts, very much the same can be said for the taste, very complex and smooth. I didn't really read much of the label but judging from the taste and smell there got to be lots of different ingredients in this great beer.
The mouthfeel is excellent, really creamy and round, full body, perfectly balanced, hops and malts in perfect unison.
This is a great beer, good thing it's sold in 22 oz. bottles as anything less would be too little.

-Oelergud (549 characters)

Photo of gkunkle
4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a medium brown color with a cream head that stands 2 fingers tall in my duvel tulip. Head recedes to a film with a ring around the edge of my glass. As I drink it leaves some rings of lacing in my glass. Smell is of bread, toffee, hazlenut; not particularly roasty smelling, but smooth and malty without being too sweet. In the taste I get the hazlenut flavors and then a clean pop of caramel. The end of the taste has a slightly deeper, darker malt profile, maybe a tough of chocolate in there. Only a touch of roasted flavor comes out. Body is on the thicker side, just right for a brown ale, and the carbonation is not too agressive; making this a very smooth beer. I really loved this, I think it has become my favorite brown ale. (740 characters)

Photo of zerk
4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Deep brown... almost opaque, with a thin tan lace. Aroma of coffee, bread and hazelnut. Flavor begins with bread and coffee, ends with hazelnut and a some hop bitterness. Crisp, with a medium body and medium to high carbonation. Rogue does it again... very tasty! (267 characters)

Photo of shigg85
4.55/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a bottle of this from M & R Liquors in Manchester, CT. Poured into a Baird pint glass. Mysterious cloudy brown hue. A playful hazelnut and maple syrup nose hints at the powerful hazelnut and hop flavor in the brew. Silky smooth caramel aftertaste with a bit of bitter toffee as well. This is an amazing fall/winter brew that matches with the changing leaves outside, making me reminisce on the whole experience. As far as brown ales go, this is one of the best i've ever had, not being overly hazelnut-driven and definitely sticking to its category. Definitely a recommendation! (585 characters)

Photo of Biff9
4.56/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this in a pub glass. The color was a copper brown with about a tree finger head. What stood out for me was the taste, it had a very clean taste to it. I don't know if it was the water or the way it was brewed but there was no bitterness to it and the aftertaste didn't linger.

I will be having this one again. (318 characters)

Photo of HoppyMcStout
4.56/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love this beer. This was the first time that I had it on tap. It was a very dark brown color and almost seemed a little hazy to me. The scent is delicious with a mildly sweet and flavorful burst of hazelnut. The taste is superb with a hazelnut; it doesn't have the artificial flavor that accompanies too many brews with added flavorings. My only complaint is that as you drink more and more the velvety hazelnut loses some of its sweetness. (442 characters)

Photo of oracle
4.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer arrived a deep brown, almost black with fluffy 1 inch off white head the left heavy lacing.

Smelled great, light and sweet with hints of hops.

Refreshing clean malt flavor, a light nuttiness and slightly sweet with a hint of coffee in the finish.

Very good and very easy to drink. I wish we could get kegs of this more often (338 characters)

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
4.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A personal favorite of mine. The appearance is a dark brown with a very thick head. The smell is great with sweet notes from the malt paired with the earthy tones from the hazelnuts. The taste is great, with such a delicious combination of sweetness and heavy nuttiness. It works well as both a desert beer as well as something to drink with spicy food. The mouthfeel is just the right thickness for me, has a big body but is not syrupy. Love this one. (452 characters)

Photo of shwhat
4.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

look - big, fluffy, tan head. deep reddish brown, with a little carbonation lazily making it's way to the top of the glass.

smell - big malty character. a lot of caramel. very nutty. a bit of dark fruit.

taste - super nutty. like. incredibly nutty. smooth, almost buttery flavor. the faintest hint of toastiness/roastiness. sweet, sweet malt.

mouthfeel - medium body, silky smooth. light carbonation. tongue-coating richness. maybe a little oily.

overall - i just keep liking this more and more with every sip. sooo good. (526 characters)

Photo of marburg
4.57/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I enjoy a great many of the Rogue brews, so I didn't expect to dislike this beer at all, but I certainly didn't except to love it so intensely. It's not at all what I would think of when I think of a nut brown ale...

Looks like a decent nut brown ale. But the similarities to the rest of the pack end there.

Smells shockingly of chocolate and something, not surprisingly, of hazelnut -- almost a candied pecan kind of smell. Very nice.

Tastes like an infusion of chai, chocolate, and beer -- three of my favorite things. Little hop bitterness. Very sweet but very tasty. (579 characters)

Photo of ncredible1
4.58/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber poured into pint glass

A - Deep mahogany and woody brown with minimal head and almost no lacing.

S - Tons of hazelnut, coffee, and toasted grains. Highly inviting.

T - Begins with plenty of nuttiness and roasted malts. An avalanche of crunchy hazelnut envelops the palate, followed by chocolate and some more coffee. Finishes smooth and clean, without much lingering flavor.

M - This is super smooth, with little to no aftertaste.

D - Goes down really easy, and before you know it, the bomber is gone.

This might be one of my favorite accessible brown ales of all time. With each and every sip, I just crave more until the bottle is finished. Great value and great taste for sure. (704 characters)

Photo of LPorter33
4.58/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22oz bomber from Charles St. Liquors

Appearance = Dark brown, opaque with not a hint of transparency. Head fades quickly into tiny ring. Lacing is adequate.

Smell = A little light in the nose but what's there is good. Malt dominates as it should. A bit of honey and molasses, Tiny bit of toasted grain and yeast presence.

Taste = Delicious. Sweet honey and nectar just as the name implies. Light presence , full of flavor- hazelnut addin is so perfectly blends with the rest of the components. Mouthfeel is exceptional as the beer feels like liquid satin in my mouth. Aftertaste is perfect, brining honey and toasted grain. The sweetness is perfectly balanced, not overwhelming but present in force to create an absolutely delicious beer. I can't stress enough how well the hazelnut works in this beer.

Overall = After drinking this beer, so far, I've come to the undeniable conclusion that Rogue is the greatest brewery in the USA. This beer is a masterpiece of taste, and I greatly recommend everyone go out and buy it. (1,034 characters)

Photo of beerbiatchMD
4.58/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap into Rogue pint glass at Novare Res in Portland ME on 12/20/11.

A: Light brown with great clearity, small amount of off-white head with minimal retention, not a ton of lacing but it's there.

S: Nutty, malty, buttery, brown surgar. Not much hops in the nose. Exceptional nose overall though, very unique.

T: Lost of strong filberts up front in the taste, a bit of honey there as well as the nice sugary malts come through.

M: Very light bodied and smooth. A very soft beer, approachable, and pleasurable to drink.

O: A fantastic ale. Would highly recommend. Very glad I had the opportunity to have this on tap, will seek it out in bottles as well from now on. (670 characters)

Photo of DoubleJ
4.58/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the Yard House in Costa Mesa, on to the beer:

From the tap, it's dark brown in color with some red hues mixed in that's crowned by a nice head. Lots of toffee and other sweet stuff in the smell, but that's just a sneak peak at the taste. Wow! Does this count as dessert? I first noticed some espresso-fumes and cream, then hazelnut, then butterscoth, then toffee. A splash of hops come in to keep this from being too sweet. A very well-made brown ale with plenty of flavors to choose from. (502 characters)

Photo of genesisgrunge
4.58/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: nice dark brown body, big head diminishes into a cm thick head after a minute
S: hazelnut, malt, brown sugar
T: if you like hazelnut, you're going to get a whole lot of hazelnut :) a sweet malt flavor follows, and it's topped off by a hop tang at the end
M: crisp and clear feel like a golden, wholesome hazelnut provides the smoothness and heaviness of a brown ale throughout
O: excellent beer. thoroughly infused in hazelnut but not too sugary or roasted. a robust and complex balance of flavors. (501 characters)

Photo of Bitterbill
4.58/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle: Gorgeous Amber/brown colour with ample head that remained throughout.

The smell is a bit on the light side....sweet but no hint of what the taste will bring.

The taste is fantastic! Wonderful mix of chocolate and hazelnuts that are balanced to perfection. I've had this many times before and, Rogue willing, will have it many times in the future.

Can you tell that it's one of my favs? ;^) (422 characters)

Photo of Transatlantic
4.58/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A - Pours a nice hazy brown color with a creamy inch head that dissipates with time. Lacing is pretty good as well.

S - Nutty, caramel, burnt sugar...can't say i'm smelling the hazelnut though.
Edit - But after first taste, the hazelnut shoots all through your nasal passages.

T - Very nutty, very caramel like, very sweet. There is a slight hop bitterness towards the back of the mouth, but it isn't very powerful. The hazelnut smell really kicks in through the nose.

M - Medium bodied, tastes stick to you very well.

D - This is overwhelmingly drinkable. If they weren't as costly as they are, i'd be downing these more often. (633 characters)

Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
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