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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,348 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 3,348
Reviews: 1,334
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 178
Gots: 284 | 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 WakeandBake
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice dark brown color withy a big thick light tan head that lasts quite a while. Aroma is slightly sweet,nutty,malty,some maple or maybe brown sugar. Flavor is a nice nutty malt type roast,some toffee,chocolate,hints of grass and vanilla,sweet but not too much,you can even taste that "free range coastal water" just right,nicly balanced a very good brown,quite drinkable.

WakeandBake, Mar 14, 2009
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

bret_lybrand, May 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

daant76, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

APB, Dec 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

goblue3509, Jul 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

kguard, Dec 20, 2013
Photo of jrenihan
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a dark chestnut brown, with a thick off-white head with a decent amount of staying power. Good lacing.

The hazelnut smell is certainly present, as is chocolate. Coffee too. Smells like baking! Very sweet. Quite nice.

The roasted hazelnut is present in the taste as well, as well as a slight bitterness. Taste is nice, but not particularly complex. Perhaps a bit of caramel. Good, but not as exciting as the nose, for me.

Body is the weakest part of the beer. Thinner than I would like, and I do think that this detracts from the flavour. In its scent, it actually bears some similarities to a stout, and I think that a similar thickness would be quite welcome. Too watery. Minimal carbonation.

Overall, a good beer. Would be greatly improved with a bigger body. Still, definitely a nice one.

jrenihan, Jul 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

leansean88, Jun 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

drh1382, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Cdunk11, Apr 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

InspectorBob, Jun 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

amrozga, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

barefoot71, Jan 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

jakecattleco, Oct 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

BrewtalAlement, Dec 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Dewsby, May 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

mattmarka1, Mar 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

zachattack555, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

khargro2, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of jsprain1
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Deep brown, slightly reddish in highlights. Manila folder head on the beer is thick and creamy in texture. Just the slightest bit of lacing.
S- Well the hazelnut is definitely there, just a bit of a milk chocolate presence on the nose as well.
T- Good malt presence, slight roasted character, with milk chocolate being there. Hazelnut shows up strong, mostly in the finish. There is a slight mineral quality to it as well that I'm not particularly fond of, but this was really the only negative.
M- Nice rich smooth body to it. I would have liked to see just a bit more carbonation out of it, especially since it's a bomber, that by the end of the bottle it felt flat.
O- A good brown, with the hazelnut well added. Good to see a flavor addition contribute positively to the beer. A lot of people criticize PacMan yeast on these forums but I think it worked well here. Tasty throughout.

jsprain1, Apr 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

mcorwin, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

robieobie1, Mar 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Paul_Apsley, Jul 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Boone757, Feb 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Mowgli87, Jun 26, 2014
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
91 out of 100 based on 3,348 ratings.