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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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Hazelnut Brown NectarHazelnut Brown Nectar

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3,072 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,072
Reviews: 1,320
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 145
Gots: 170 | 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:
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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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

10-06-2012 21:11:18 | More by gabeuop79
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Nova Scotia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +22.9%

10-06-2012 20:12:07 | More by bcrocker
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New York

4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a straight-sided pint glass. No bottling info...hopefully it’s not too ancient.

A: Regrettably poured it straight down the middle and got huge head. Off-white, bubbles on the large side. Lots of lacing. Body is medium brown and slightly hazy.

S: Warm hazelnuts and butterscotch. The aroma REALLY intensifies if you swirl it around a bit. Some hops are there, but way in the background.

T: That’s pretty darn nice. Not a bold brown ale by any means. Nice levels of hazelnut, toasted malt, caramel and some grassy hops.

M: Light body, somewhat watery texture, lively carb. Slight acidic finish. Easy to drink.

O: Not the bold brown that I anticipated, but that’s just fine. This was unique, nicely executed and a pleasure to drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 03:05:07 | More by mjtiernan
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

10-06-2012 02:17:00 | More by dtvanriper
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

10-05-2012 22:52:02 | More by travisbrew
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

10-05-2012 04:02:49 | More by pin
Photo of rangerred


4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap in a pint glass.

Poured a slightly hazy reddish brown with barely any head. This I attribute to it being served in an extremely cold glass.

Nuts immediately on the nose along with some milk chocolate and toast. Honestly it smells almost exactly like Nutella.

Flavor carries over more of the milk chocolate and nuts along with some biscuit and toast. Maybe some caramel and toffee thrown in there too. Bitterness is moderate and the finish is clean. Really not too sweet at all.

Overall, an extremely enjoyable beer and one that would be great with dessert. It's great that it is not too sweet with the presence of the chocolate and hazelnut. One I need to have more often.

Serving type: on-tap

10-05-2012 01:40:38 | More by rangerred
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-03-2012 04:01:28 | More by Coduhhh
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

10-03-2012 02:03:42 | More by jborgschulte
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

10-01-2012 02:45:47 | More by Phacoman
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-01-2012 02:15:09 | More by Andrerhausen
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

09-30-2012 17:05:17 | More by dbfp210
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4.68/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, let me repeat that, wow. I have just found the same experience that I had when I first bit into a piece of toast with Nutella on it. For a fan of the hazelnut, this is the equivalent of a finding dark brown gold in a little 12 oz bottle. If you like a beer with a distinguished nut taste, look no further. You will not find a better beer. Did I mention this beer is good.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2012 23:36:17 | More by metsfan1
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4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

There IS a God!

Appearance: When I first cracked the bottle open, suds spewed everywhere as if I had popped champagne. Not a great first impression, but I quickly forgave it. I poured it in a glass and got a nice and creamy tan head, and a beer with a deep brown color. Nice.

Smell: Heavy malts, caramel, and obviously, hazelnut. There's no hop presence in the smell or taste with this one, I can say that right now. That's to be expected though.

Taste/feel: It's just what you'd expect from a quality hazelnut flavored beer. It has a nice, deep, rich hazelnut and malt flavor. The aftertaste consists of coffee and maybe even some chocolate in the background. Pretty complex, and pretty damn delicious as well. The feel suits the beer well -- medium carbonation and feel, making this an easy drinking beer.

My taste buds liked Hazelnut Brown from Sam Adams, so I decided to try this one out, and I couldn't be happier with that choice ... suddenly one of my favorite beers. I don't think I could drink more than one pint in a session, but good lord this is fantastic for "desserty beer" fans.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2012 20:00:49 | More by Alextricity
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

09-28-2012 19:28:06 | More by srw
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4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours smooth dark brown with a small beige head.

Big malty nose, mild sweetness, woody and nutty, plenty of hazelnut

Similar to nose with big maltiness, roasted hazelnuts, buttery.

This is jam packed with hazelnut. Good change of pace in the world of brown ales.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2012 14:57:35 | More by TheMultiYeast
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-27-2012 00:09:53 | More by Bigredbeerdrinker
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4.6/5  rDev +13%
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!

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 23:19:36 | More by shigg85
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

09-24-2012 17:15:58 | More by comfortablynirm
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

09-23-2012 23:21:26 | More by bhawk1
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5/5  rDev +22.9%

09-23-2012 07:08:55 | More by 6demonbag
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-21-2012 19:33:46 | More by tmcarter23
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-20-2012 15:52:47 | More by Bobhoya
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

09-19-2012 02:50:03 | More by agriff401
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

09-19-2012 02:23:23 | More by corneliustoad
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
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