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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,463 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 3,463
Reviews: 1,339
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 191
Gots: 326 | 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  rDev -1.7%

mhenson42, Dec 03, 2011
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4.2/5  rDev +3.2%

KerryCummins1977, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of Noxious26
4.22/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle poured in a pint glass. Part of a Father's Day gift from my parents. Thanks Mom & Dad!

Clear, dark brown with ruby highlights in colour. Tan head is 3/8 inch on the pour, but quickly reduces to a thin cap. Sporadic lacing on the sides.

Roasted malt, sweetness, woody and nutty aromas all intertwine with one another.

Roasted malt with chocolate highlights at the start. Then into a smooth middle where the roasted malt is still prominent but nutty and chocolate highlights make appearances. Long, drawn out finish is malty and nutty with woody highlights. Aftertaste is light and lingering roasted malt. The taste sensation as the beer progresses from the start into the middle is amazing. The hazelnut presence with the chocolate aspect really accentuate the roasted malt spine. Very nicely done.

Smooth, buttery mouthfeel with minimal carbonation. There is a very slight harshness in the middle that quickly fades away.

A really wonderful brew with a unique flavour profile. Trust Rogue to put out a world class specimen that doesn't quite fit the style profile exactly, but projects excellence none-the-less. This would be a regular in my fridge if it was available here.

Noxious26, Aug 04, 2006
Photo of TypsiYpsi
2.75/5  rDev -32.4%

TypsiYpsi, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of TheSleepyMonkey
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

TheSleepyMonkey, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of bkwhoppa66
4/5  rDev -1.7%

bkwhoppa66, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of cratez
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle from the LCBO. Pours a dark ruby/brown body with a very thin tan head and moderate lacing. Smell is yeast, hops, buttermilk pancakes, and pecans. A hazelnut aroma develops after a few sips. Taste is roasted nuts, crystal and chocolate malts, English-style hops, and brown sugar. Very clean and sweet aftertaste. Mouthfeel is crisp, refreshing, and mildly grainy with a smooth, dry finish. Well executed. This is one of my favourite ales. The complex flavours and smells keep you guessing while you're drinking the beer. Definitely better than the English and Canadian nut browns that I've had. I will be drinking this often over the winter.

cratez, Nov 23, 2008
Photo of Murph
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice brown with a tan head and a nice lace. Sweet chocolate, slight hazelnut coffee, caramel malt, and some subtle hops dominate the nose. Chocolate and caramel roasted malts are the first to hit the tongue. Some nice slighty spicy hops are just enough to balance. The finish has a great hazelnut character to it. Very smooth and creamy and extremely drinkable. Yet another great brew from Rogue. They just can't seem to make any bad beers.

Murph, May 25, 2002
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3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650mL bottle into a Macado's Halloween-branded American pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy dark brown color with a thin fizzy tan head. The head dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing.

Smell: Has a strong roasted hazelnut aroma (I compare it to hazelnut coffee creamer). Besides that, a little bit of roasted maltiness and a little breadiness.

Taste: Strong hazelnut flavors come out at the start. It finishes with a kinda chocolatey malt finish.

Mouthfeel: Relatively full-bodied with a kind of chewiness to it.

Drinkability: A really nice brown ale. Pleasingly complex. Another win for Rogue.

wahhmaster, Nov 16, 2009
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3.7/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cracked open this 22oz bomber to pair with my grilled pizza at lunch. It was a great match, though I don't know if this is a beer I would want without food.
A: Dark brown and ruby hues; small head dissipates but leaves beige froth and eventually a small ring of foam. Very little lacing on my pint.
S: Nutty, especially sweet hazelnut on the nose.
T: Sweet malts with a hazelnut finish and aftertaste; mostly balanced tastes of sweetness and a slight bitter that I couldn't quite place. The tastes are pretty inconsistent, but some might just call that character.
M: Lighter bodied with moderate carbonation.
D: This beer has pretty good drinkability if you don't mind the sweetness and, at times, the awkward bitter notes. Not my favorite brown, but I'd recommend it/have another!

washburnkid, Mar 01, 2009
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

21Maestro8, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of Soonami
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was given a bottle of Morimoto Hazelnut Signature Ale at a dinner club, but we didn't get to it so I ended up having it myself. This brown ale has a luscious brown color and fine carbonation. The smell is toasty like a freshly baked loaf of dark rustic bread. The roast malt flavor melded well with caramel and biscuity malt in providing a full flavored and bodied beer. Hazelnut was apparent in the aftertaste and helped to make a well rounded beer.

Soonami, Aug 17, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

ChrisinRI, May 08, 2014
Photo of PhageLab
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Taphouse in Hampton, served in a pint glass.

A - Dark yet still transparent amber hue, produced absolutely no head, and offered little to no lacing. Not too appealing overall. I was actually almost dreading taking a sip. Luckily I did, however.

S - Extremely sweet, notes of brown sugar and molasses, with the slightest hint of spice near the end, smells much better than it looks.

T - I truly believe this tastes exactly like french toast. I can detect perhaps nutmeg, cinammon, and even a bit of maple. Very sweet, but some of the spices become more defined as it warms.

M - Medium bodied, low carbonation, toasty aftertaste which lingers around a bit, and a mild finish. Not bad!

D - I think I could do a few, but the sweetness definitely causes a hit here. After a while it becomes a bit taxing. Overall a pretty decent brew, it was worth a try.

PhageLab, Nov 09, 2007
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4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - This beer poured a dark brown color which produced a beautiful, moderately sized fluffy tan head which had great retention and left a nice wisp of lace on the glass

S - THe aromas produced by this beer were not as hazelnut dominated as expected, a nice amount of vanilla and brown sugar was aslo present

T - The taste of this beer was a harmony of sweet malts, some noticeable barley, of course the hazelnuts which do not overpower the beer but blend perfectly, and some vanilla on the finish

M - The mouthfeel of this beer had a smooth, medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation

D - This was a great beer by Rogue, and a key addition to a style which I love, a great beer in both the bottle and draft

cvfish, Dec 22, 2008
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3.6/5  rDev -11.5%

mlefebvre7, Sep 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Schmoog, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of BierReise
3.55/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A vigorous pour yielded only a thin yet creamy and condensed tan head atop a cloudy deep amber brown body. The head thinned out even more to but a slight film. Aroma is malty, nutty and with noticable hops present and hints of coffee and chocolate. Mouthfeel is very smooth with a creaminess to it. Flavor is reminding me of Sam Smiths nutbrown yet definately more bitter. Finishes a tad dry. Overall would be better if less bitter in my opinion.

BierReise, Aug 13, 2003
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

photomike, Dec 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

DaveRinn, Jan 09, 2014
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3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a porter-like dark-brown from the bottle. A few fingers of nice tan foam and relatively good head retention as well. Smells quite sweet and malty, with nice smoky and nutty undertones. The flavor doesn't really live up to the aroma unfortunately. Starts off well enough; malty, nutty, smoky, and strangely refreshing. As the beer warms, however, it develops a sticky sweetness that begins to overpower the palate. The hops are essentially missing-in-action, so there's not much here to balance the sugars. Sticky and medium bodied in the mouth.

dgallina, May 20, 2005
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

sjones5045, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of funkengruven
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was surprised to find this at a local liquor store, it poured a deep brown, with a tan head that lingered for a while (I nursed this thing for about an hour and the head remained). Smell is malty, as is expected from a brown ale, with a definite hazelnut aroma present. This stuff tastes great, bold malty goodness with a hazelnut aroma, like a dessert in a glass. Goes down nice and smooth and certainly easy to drink, if not for the slightly higher than average ABV I would say this would be the perfect session beer.

A great beer, definitely a worthy addition in your beer fridge.

funkengruven, Oct 29, 2008
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

switzer, Aug 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

WoodburyMN, Nov 02, 2012
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
91 out of 100 based on 3,463 ratings.