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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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3,574 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,574
Reviews: 1,356
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 214
Gots: 416 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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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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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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

This Rogue is dark brown with hints of red and a prominent head. The aroma is not surprisingly of nuts (hazelnuts?) and chocolate malt. I'm a little disappointed in the taste - it seems a little thin, as if it is too reliant on the added hazelnut flavor. It's good, don't get me wrong, but lacks the dimension of Samuel Smith's Brown Ale or other Rogue brews.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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

Appearance: Dark brownish color with a ¼" light tan head that soon recedes to a ring around the glass and a patch of foam on the surface. Sipping leaves a sparse pattern of speckled lacing and by the mid point of the portion there is only a fine ring of bubbles leaving scattered bits of lacing to the end of the beer.

Smell: The aroma is sweet malt and hazelnut with traces of cocoa floating around.

Taste: The flavor goes with the nose and there is both hazelnut and cocoa here. The sweetness is nicely controlled and does not over power. I don't' really taste any hops at all in this one

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium bodied and slightly creamy with the soft persistent carbonation, The finish is medium to long with the persistent hazelnut flavor slowly fading into some roasted malt and a dry finish.

Drinkability: This is a nicely drinkable beer and easy to finish. Each sip leads easily to the next and I'll be happy to have more. This seems a well made brown ale that goes well with beef or on its own as a dessert. It is also a nice change of pace from run of the mill brown ales that don't have a little something extra to set them apart. I'll be having this one again.

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

Pours a cherry wood color with a two-finger head that doesn't linger. Very little lacing. The aroma is quite intriguing and chiefly of hazelnut and pumpernickel bread.

The taste is hazelnut and molasses straight-away, followed by a nice slight hop bitterness that keeps it from being too syrupy-sweet while still leaving sweetness on the tongue afterward. It is medium-bodied with just enough carbonation to stave off the said syrupy-sweet sensation you find in so many others of this style.

This is an extremely quaffable beer and a nice option for a "bigger" (while not BIG) beer that allows you to down a few. Nicely done.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured with a slight head that dissipated quickly. Muddy brownish red in color, fairly opaque. Distinct nutty aroma. Nutty flavor comes through in the taste, and is followed by a twinge of hops. The maltiness and nuttiness combine nicely. Smooth, very nicely balanced. The mouthfeel is a bit thinner than I expected, but good for a brown ale. I especially like the fact that it's not overly sweet either. An excellent brew.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fizzes like a Coke as it pours out and piles up an enthusiastic towering light tan head. The brown ale takes on a distinctly reddish color when held up to a light.

I smell sweet caramel with a hint of raisin. I taste hazelnut, caramel and a bit of smoke. Lotsa fine cloudy bubbles dive down the gullet, leaving behind a winey finish, like port or cream sherry.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
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