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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
91
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3,285 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,285
Reviews: 1,331
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 172
Gots: 259 | FT: 4
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 cubedbee
4.3/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served out of a 22 oz bomber. Pours a deep mahogany with a thin tan head. Smells great--hazelnet, toffee, caramel, and honey--very sweet smelling. Taste is very sweet, hazelnuts with a hint of chocolate. The mouthfeel is medium bodied but very creamy and smooth. The sweetness never gets too cloying, so I think I could have a few of these.

cubedbee, Apr 20, 2005
Photo of gfreed
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Coffee with hazelnut syrup in it is candy coffee. Beer with hazelnut nectar (aka syrup) is... not as bad as candy beer. I normally avoid beer with additives in it, like fruit and nuts and coffee and veggies. However, I like Rogue and I trusted them not to screw this up. Fortunately I was right this time.

Far more complex than I expected, this starts with a coppery, shimmery color and a thin head. The hazelnuts are prominent in the aroma, but so is the malt which successfully elbows the nuts aside. I found some butter in the smell as well. Butter in my beer? There's a Nutella feel to the aroma which carries over into the taste: it's a sweetness that stops short of icky, but still manages not to overtake the better parts of the beer. It has the feel of a cake cone, in fact (but there's no ice cream). Low in carbonation, light in body, and there's a dusty finish that tastes a bit like the smell of my favorite library. Very low in hops and bitterness.

Worth a try, but only once. Despite my harsh feelings towards hazelnuts, I liked this.

gfreed, Oct 17, 2010
Photo of unclejimbay
4.8/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar
10/9/08, 1 pt 6oz bottle to a tapered bottom mug.
Reviewed as an "American Brown Ale - Dark Ale"
ABV=6.2%
A 4.0
Good Malty brown toasty color, mediocre 1 finger head, short head retention, mediocre lacing
S 4.5
Super nutty toasted malt smells, makes me feel like I am in a good bakery, hops are backseat but present
T 5.0
Roasted nutty/malt flavors, excellent smooth flavors but still complex, nutty sweetness well balanced with minor hop notes
MF 4.5 Medium+ on the body, semi slickness, malty on palate with nutty aftertaste
D 5.0
I tasted this with a buddy during a brew session and we both agreed on this as a 5.0. It's widely available always good and very unique. You have to try this one! A job well done by the folks @ Rogue! And thanks to CurtDoggYo! for the tasting sponsorship!

unclejimbay, Oct 10, 2008
Photo of hreb
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

The other day I picked up a 22oz bottle of Rogue's "Morimoto signature ale" series Hazelnut. As a long time fan of Rogue's Hazelnut Nut Brown Ale, I had to check it out. I didn't know if this was the same beer or simply a repackaging (BeerAdvocate indicates the latter -- this is simply an "alias" of the original Hazelnut Brown).

Cold beer is poured into UK size pint glass. Beer is very dark, nearly opaque brown, and appears rather stark in the glass, cloudless, with just a thin dark tan head on top.

Beer has a sweet, malty aroma. The label proudly proclaims 13 ingredients (this has no pretentious of being a "4 ingredient" real ale kind of ordeal). 9 of them are malts. Only one is an additive (hazelnut extract). 2 kinds of hops provide a really nice and needed balance from the sweetness of the beer. The fizziness is just right.

I'm not detecting any differences from the Hazelnut Nectar that I've come to love. This is a really great beer, and in my opinion, probably Rogue's best. The only thing detracting from its perfection is that it IS a little bit sweet. Not so much that it's annoying, but it might be a little bit much for a session beer.

I will also mention that it is a perfect accompaniment to my Sunday afternoon Italian sausage with peppers, onions, and lots of mustard.

hreb, Apr 06, 2008
Photo of Profchaos20
3.25/5  rDev -20.1%

Profchaos20, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of sabrills70
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with some orange tint. A 2 finger head and very good lace. A nice rich malty smell but not a heavy roasted smelllike a porter or stout. Maple and nut aromas are abundant. A slightly roasted malt dominates with flavor with strong maple and nut flavors. A slight coffelike bitterness hits in the aftertaste. Slightly buttery with medium carbonation and good drinkability. A nice session beer.

sabrills70, Jul 28, 2005
Photo of scratch69
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Clear brown color with a fingers worth of light tan head. Fair amount of lacing.

Smell- Lightly roasted malt and hazelnut aromas with a hint of cocoa.

Taste- Hazelnut and toasted bread flavor with hints of cocoa and brown sugar.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with an above average amount of carbonation. Smooth and creamy.

Overall- A good beer that I thoroughly enjoyed from the first swallow.

scratch69, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of pathead
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

pathead, May 20, 2014
Photo of Lurkerson
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Lurkerson, Mar 08, 2013
Photo of Satan70
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Satan70, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of lilnicky068
4/5  rDev -1.7%

lilnicky068, May 01, 2012
Photo of paresis
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

paresis, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of mattboyer182
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

mattboyer182, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of ngandhi
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Clark St. Ale House in Chicago, IL. 4.00/pint.

Rich and not much different from an Irish carbomb. I expected a lot more complexity. Oddly enough, this is quite different and not as subtle as the Morimoto Hazelnut -- even though they're the same beer.

Relax, relax.
ng

ngandhi, Jan 08, 2004
Photo of UDbeernut
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at the Tremont Tap house, poured into a oversized wine glass

a: translicent medium brown color, nice creamy off white head

s: roasted barrly gives off slight coffee aroma, also has a nice nut aroma

t: nice mixture of hazelnut, and roasted/ carmalized malt. hint of coholate and slight fruit. Big on sweetness.

m&d: light mouthfeel, just creamy to the palate. Excellent Beer!

Cheers!!!

UDbeernut, Sep 05, 2009
Photo of MSchae1017
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was tasted in a pint glass from the 650mL Bottle.

It pours a dark amber brownish color hue with a decent head that hold fairly well but does not lace very well. It smells wonderfully nutty and sweet. It almost smells like hazelnut coffee. It tastes a hint of peanutbutter but roasted hazelnut malts dominate the overall flavor. It holds decently in one's mouth but it could be a little more forceful. Overall It another great brew from Rogue.

MSchae1017, Dec 09, 2005
Photo of ludachris
4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just finished my first round of midterms, so I decided to reward myself with this bad boy.

Pours a slightly hazy deep amber with really nice ruby red highlights. Just over a finger of light khaki head top this beer, leaving minimal lace.

I think I drooled a little when I first took a whiff of this beer. Smoooth, creamy hazelnut, caramel, toasted bready malts and a sweet hint of dark fruits.

Smooth, chewy hazelnut and bready malts up front followed by some roasted malts, dry chocolate hint and a subtle, crisp hoppy finish.

Perfectly balanced but a tad bit watery. An easy quaffer.

Overall, an excellent brew from Rogue. They never seem to let me down. Salivating inducing smell coupled with great taste and excellent balance. Despite its higher price, I would definitely buy this one again.. and again.

ludachris, Oct 14, 2009
Photo of inebrius
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Smooth, dark amber, full bodied brew. Malty roasted nose. Sweet malts, particularly chocolate, comprise the backbone. Nutty with a good dose of bittering hops. Riding a fine line between a brown ale and a porter Rogue does it again with a quality beer.

inebrius, Apr 15, 2002
Photo of keithmurray
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance - chestnut brown with a frothy white head

smell - I just can't pick up much here, a bit of cocoa and malt

taste - this is much better than the nose, hazelnut, cocoa, malt are all bold

mouthfeel - light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, good flavors on this as the taste lingers really well on this, slightly sweet, but not overpowering, pretty smooth finish

overall - for the price, not the best value (~$6 for 22oz), but a good beverage worth trying

keithmurray, Apr 11, 2011
Photo of Rudgers73
4.72/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber

A- Dark brown caramel color with a finger's worth of tan fizzy head that settles quickly to a ring.

S- Bold, smooth, nutty and sticky sweet. MMMmmm.

T- A-mazing. This is so great tasting. Full, rich, caramel, chocolate, hazelnut, malts. Starts out thick and sweet and ends malty. Well-balanced.

M- Thick, creamy, and great.

D- Awesome. Drink it as much as you can.

Rudgers73, Oct 11, 2006
Photo of sbanacho
4/5  rDev -1.7%

sbanacho, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of King_KongDCO93
1/5  rDev -75.4%

King_KongDCO93, Dec 19, 2012
Photo of fsck
3.5/5  rDev -14%

fsck, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of fisherman34
3.13/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark brown in colour with medium carbonation, but poor head retention. Strong malty aromas, along with the typical Rogue pacman yeasty touch and a bit of roasted malt. Initial flavors of munich malts and a bit of soft fruit give way to the more drying chocolate malt and nut flavors. I think it’s more sesame than hazelnut, but the nut element is definitely there. There’s a bit of a sour twang (not from infection) on the finish that I didn’t really like. A bit of a disappointment.

fisherman34, May 04, 2006
Photo of fivetime
4/5  rDev -1.7%

fivetime, Jan 22, 2013
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
91 out of 100 based on 3,285 ratings.