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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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3,227 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,227
Reviews: 1,323
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 163
Gots: 238 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-24-2012 03:14:55 | More by rolltide8425
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New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-01-2013 23:11:03 | More by johnnnniee
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4.1/5  rDev +0.7%

Reviewed from notes:

Appearance: dark brown with 2 finger head

Smell: roasted malts, slight smoke

Taste: sweet, big roasted flavor, nutty

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, very smooth

drinkability: easy to drink one of better beers from this company.


03-02-2011 20:04:26 | More by THECPJ
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4.1/5  rDev +0.7%

Poured from a 22oz bomber into pint glasses. The beer was milk chocolate brown color, looked and smelled quite a bit like Newcastle brown ale. Actually I expected a hazelnut smell but didn't get it. The flavor was mostly sweet, hardly any bitterness at all. Very easy to drink, a "session" beer.

04-05-2007 22:30:09 | More by TurdFurgison
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2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

01-19-2013 15:26:22 | More by drummermattie02
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

02-02-2014 23:04:17 | More by tobelerone
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Alberta (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -11.5%

650ml bomber poured into tulip 21/9/11

A hazy reddish brown with a thumbs width of foam that quickly falls to a thin film that leaves a few random patches of lace

S some nuttella spread and faint milk chocolate, a little earthy, smells like a chocolate bar I want too eat

T as it smells but with a faint fruity aspect but its a little sour, very nutty for sure with a slight chocolate flavor too back it up

M somewhat thin but just enough bubbles too give it some life, flavors linger faintly for some time

O decent but I'm surprised its on the beers of fame list, tastes a little fake and I guess its from extract

not blown away by this one but still very easy too drink, if you like hazelnut this ones for you

09-22-2011 01:42:51 | More by wordemupg
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4.3/5  rDev +5.7%

Appearance- Poured a small creamy brown which didn't last very long. A small strata of bubbles was leaving my drink until they all escaped. The color contained a little caramel and ruby swirled to gether with a very dark brown.

Smell- Awesomely nutty with a heap of malt and little bitterness in my wiff.

Taste- Stars with a general nutty flavor which leads into a blended hazelnut and roasted malt mix. Ending with some hops in the aforementioned flavor.

Mouthfeel- A little rich, but nothing to overpower the palate. Very nutty, but a veryy good nutty :).

01-11-2006 20:09:16 | More by scruffwhor
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4.4/5  rDev +8.1%

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.

08-26-2010 02:00:53 | More by xnicknj
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-29-2013 18:09:01 | More by GraduatedCashew
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4.13/5  rDev +1.5%

650 ml bottle split poured into an Imperial Pint - no date on bottle.

A - The Nectar poured a ruby brown color that produced some serious tan, billowing, loose head that refused to go down for minutes but left sticky lacing down the glass when it did.

S - A sweet malty smelling beer loaded with hazelnut and honey aromas. On the negative side it's got a mineral overtone in the nose that's reminiscent of a pool area...

T - A good play on the Brown Ale. The "nectar" and hazelnut really pull through in this malty and sweet delight.

M - Smooth, almost syrup-like mouthfeel but still thin and relaxed.

D - It's finish is satisfying but a little too sweet to be something that's constantly drinkable.

04-06-2009 02:06:27 | More by BeerFMAndy
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District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -26.3%

02-23-2013 02:20:31 | More by Rhettroactive
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3.38/5  rDev -17%

The gigantic (no, really) head is pale brown. The clear liquid is dark brown.

The mild smell got notes of nut crème, a touch of wet dog, roasted nuts and a mild bitter flavour.

The first taste is bitter. Notes of nut crème, but much more dry than the "real thing". Some sweetness and a fine bitterness. Hints of wood. The aftertaste is dry with notes of hops, crushed hazelnuts and a touch of phenols/soap.

The carbonation is mild, the small bubbles are smooth. The liquid is a little sticky.

Not the explosion of sweet nuts that I had hoped for. Still a good brown ale.

11-05-2009 13:30:26 | More by bark
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3.95/5  rDev -2.9%

Review from 7/2010 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours an interesting dark red-orange amber with a moderate head and lacing. Strong hazelnut and malt start and middle with some astringent hopping and dry finish. A bit more sweetness wouldn't hurt, but still a pleasant nutty brown ale. Nice.

08-02-2012 22:32:58 | More by LiquidAmber
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4.3/5  rDev +5.7%

This is my first review for BeerAdvocate.com, and it appears I have chosen a very good place to start. I have had a lot of nut brown ales, and this take on the style is very satisfying.

Appearance: medium amber with a relatively thin head that dissipated fairly quickly. A very appetizing-looking beer.

Smell: while there was a good caramel smell to the beer, it was very subtle and I feel it didn't add a whole lot to the experience.

Taste: the caramel and nut flavors really came out in the flavor. It is rather sweet and malty, but in this case I think that it plays a constructive part in the goodness of the beer.

Mouthfeel: a medium, almost creamy body which complements the style quite well.

Drinkability: this would be a great session beer; I imagine even better on tap.

07-21-2009 01:04:22 | More by flagmantho
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4.63/5  rDev +13.8%

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? ;^)

10-13-2005 00:11:49 | More by Bitterbill
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South Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +13%

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a cloudy consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, off white, long-lasting head. Average lacing.

S: A surprisingly powerful aroma of malt, that brown ale nuttiness, and some fruit.

T: Tasted mainly of the nutty quality (the hazelnut I assume), roasted malt, some dark fruits, and a light amount of hops. Easily the most complex, flavorful and enjoyable brown ale I've tasted.

M: A lot of carbonation with a super smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a brilliant example of an American Brown Ale. Sweet-tasting, lots of personality, well-balanced - everything you want.

08-17-2011 12:06:49 | More by avalon07
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-04-2013 18:55:23 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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2.25/5  rDev -44.7%

03-05-2014 04:24:09 | More by chippo33
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-24-2014 05:24:57 | More by WoodBrew
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4.2/5  rDev +3.2%

Same beer as the regular HazelNut, so I am providing the same score. Kudos to Rogue for not making a run-of-the-mill Brown Ale. Pours a dark brown color with a medium light tan head. Nice spidery lacing. Huge caramel aroma along with the telltale hazelnut. Somewhat rich with a nice mixture of malt, nuts, caramel and hops in the flavor. The finish is rich and nutty. I like this one.

05-07-2004 13:35:08 | More by Dogbrick
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3.78/5  rDev -7.1%

I had this at Fatheads recently was poured from a 22oz bottle ordered from the upstairs.

A - Poured a clear brown color with slight head.
S - I asked my friend what it smelled like and he said "mopwater" but I could smell the grain and malt but not too much nut.
T - Pretty ok Nut brown ale. Really wanted more nut with a title like "Hazelnut" but it was pretty good.
M - Went great with my "headwitch" very light and refreshing.
D - I may not have it again since I can think of a couple of nut browns that taste better but this one crosses the 6 percent ABV so that might have affected the flavor

02-18-2010 00:11:28 | More by DrDemento456
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a cloudy brown with a small off-white head. It smells like nuts, roasted malt, and some caramel. It tastes mostly like chocolate and hazelnuts, and there's also some caramel and malt taste with a small bitter finish. The mouthfeel is light/medium, and a little bit creamy. This is pretty easy to drink too, I wouldn't have many problems drinking 2 or 3 bombers of this. This is a pretty good beer, but then I don't think I've ever had a bad beer from Rogue.

11-23-2006 02:41:20 | More by bluejacket74
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

07-06-2014 16:24:04 | More by KAF
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3.53/5  rDev -13.3%

Pours a clean deep amber to brown in color with a small light tan head. In the aroma, sweet to dry nuttiness and a sweet malt. In the taste, sticky-sweet nuttiness and a sweet malt. A small bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a semi dry, sweet nuttiness in the aftertaste. Sticky sweet that can be a bit much when it gets warmer, but mostly enjoyable.

04-15-2011 20:35:57 | More by OWSLEY069
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
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