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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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Hazelnut Brown NectarHazelnut Brown Nectar

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,123 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,123
Reviews: 1,321
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 146
Gots: 186 | 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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g_jenkins

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

06-28-2012 03:43:42 | More by g_jenkins
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TheTrevor

New York

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

This beer poured a dark brown with a very pretty red tinge when held up to the light with a single-finger off-white head. The smell is lots of malt with some nuttiness and candy sugar. The taste is about the best I've seen in a Brown Ale. It's a mellow ride that starts with some caramel malt that gives way to some hazelnut in the finish. The mouthfeel is slightly thick and creamy with a moderate amount of carbonation. This is a very tasty beer with no problems in the drinkability department.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2009 23:00:52 | More by TheTrevor
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Long813

Ontario (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

G: Pint Glass

A: Reddish brown hazy body. Half an inch of head with poor retention leaving moderate lacing.

S: Roasted hazelnut, some sweet malts and biscuits.

T: Hazelnut taste is very prominent, with hints of milk chocolate.

M: Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Smooth sticky finish.

D: Interesting concoction here. It could use some strong flavours besides hazelnut though. The hazelnut flavour does come off as if it was just a flavour shot which is a little off puting.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2009 21:49:28 | More by Long813
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little_star

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

02-26-2014 19:29:27 | More by little_star
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WeedKing4

Ontario (Canada)

3.08/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

650ml bottle. Pours a very dark red amber. Smells and tastes of hazelnut. Not bad, not great though. Easy to drink, but nothing special once again. After finishing the last of my bomber bottles of this, I grew more and more disappointed. Won't be buying this again.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2009 00:31:51 | More by WeedKing4
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Lupe

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Deep brown color, with a large beige head that settles into a thin sheet on top of the brew. Generous amounts of lace all the way down the glass. Hazelnut aroma, along with sweet and earthy scents. Mouthfeel in a bit thin, taste causes you to expect more body, but it is still rich and creamy. Starts malt sweet, and then the slight hops come keep the malt in check. Finishes with a delicious hazelnut taste. One of the best aftertastes I have experienced. Very easy to drink, a real treat.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2002 21:27:59 | More by Lupe
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gcamparone

Rhode Island

4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a pint glass. Purchased in Wakefield RI.

A- pours a deep amber clear body with a 2" white head that reduces slowly and leaves little lacing

S - huge nutty , butterscotch, caramel, toffee notes

T- Hazelnuts and vanilla with a butterscotch, smokey toffee aftertaste. Just enough hazelnut without having that flavor take over the beer

M - medium body and carbonation

A very solidly crafted hazelnut brew. Pick one up of you like nutty beers, if not you probably won't enjoy this one

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2013 03:32:44 | More by gcamparone
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Avagadro

New Jersey

4.72/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served cool in an imperial pint. Has a big brown head to begin with that fades quickly, kind of expected from a brown ale. Very deep brown in color with very little lacing. hazelnut is the overwhelming aroma here. The flavor is absolutley amazing. chocolate, caramel, and toffee malts are all present to begin with, and then you are hit with an amazing wave of hazelnut. very thick and rich in the mouth. Incredibly drinkable. This is a great dessert beer, although you could drink this all night. This beer definitely deserves the number one spot for brown ales. Definitely a must have brown ale for anyone.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2006 04:00:01 | More by Avagadro
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JHendu

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

12-07-2012 23:30:24 | More by JHendu
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heysuz

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

02-12-2013 01:36:58 | More by heysuz
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EFR94

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

09-04-2012 00:01:17 | More by EFR94
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TheSleepyMonkey

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

01-27-2014 05:24:53 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
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JoeLacy

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-24-2013 05:36:21 | More by JoeLacy
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Pinche_Oso

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-03-2012 04:43:39 | More by Pinche_Oso
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ark57

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It pours a ruby-brown with a light brown colored head. There is a strong hazelnut presence in the aroma as well as some sweet malts. The body coats the mouth well. There is sweet malts with some caramel flavor as well as a nuttiness. There is some slight choclate that comes through in the finish with the hazelnut reminding me of praline.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2004 13:48:31 | More by ark57
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JVoyager

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-22-2012 21:51:28 | More by JVoyager
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GiantMidget

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-13-2012 00:39:59 | More by GiantMidget
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sonofliberty2

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

07-23-2013 14:32:52 | More by sonofliberty2
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riored4v

Colorado

4.08/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed on 4/27/08

Poured into a pint glass. Thin head that dissapates int almost nothing. No real lacing to be seen. Body is clear brown w/ hints of ruby.

Smell of hazlenut, sweet malt and a very light hop presence. I love the smell on this stuff from hazlenut.

Hints of coffee, roasted malt and a mild hazlenut flavor come through on taste. Very mild hop aftertaste to help balance out the sweetness. Mildly sweet along w/ a slight nutty flavor along with a hint of chocolate.

Surprisingly pretty light in body. Medium carbonation.

Very good drinkability. Doesn't seem to get to be sweet and the hazlenut is a nice change of pace. My girl absolutely loves this beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2008 22:27:40 | More by riored4v
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pweis909

Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber, no date.

This one poured a nice tawny foam. The head thinned in a few minutes. Although a brown ale, it had a garnet translucence, when held to light.

The aroma and says big and sweet, and the taste delivers. First it hit me with honey, than chocolate, and a mild coffee roastiness, Although it doesn't seem particularly nutty to me, the intensity of honey and chocolate is unique in my exbeerience.

No hop aroma or flavor to speak of -- that's not what this one is about. Still, it is balanced sufficiently that I didn't feel assaulted by the sweetness.

The mouthfeel is fairly creamy. Dessert, anyone?

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2006 19:22:01 | More by pweis909
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hckyfn9999

Missouri

4.72/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with reddish/orange hues when held to light and a nice head that disappears fairly quickly but leaves decent lacing.

The smell is very sweet. Nice smell of carmel, hazelnut, and maple syrup as well as some toasted malts.

Taste is very sweet initially. Nice carmel and nutty flavors to go along with the toasted malts. The beer finishes with a hops spiciness.

Mouthfeel is very good and the drinkability is pretty good considering how sweet this brew is.

A great beer that I will definitely purchase again.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2006 04:18:51 | More by hckyfn9999
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Ragingbull

California

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Medium brown or dark amber in color. Wispy head with some prickle. Mild malt nose. Hoppy attack with a smooth flavor. Reveals a sweetness towards the finish. Almost a caramel like flavor that pops out. Very fresh and hoppy attack but a smooth and malty finish. Very complex for a beer as it has enough going on to be a complex wine. Some sour notes.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2009 12:58:06 | More by Ragingbull
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pathead

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

05-20-2014 23:56:33 | More by pathead
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mpenske

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

02-19-2014 05:12:34 | More by mpenske
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allboutbierge

Austria

4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Color is off brown with darkening hues. Off white head, copious amounts of lacing. Malt's-a-popping in the nose. Some sweet cherry port, chicory, and hazelnut. Flavor is sweet but that is little surprise...reminiscent of tiramisu but less of a coffee taste...toffee, dried cherry. Just tons of malt without any balancing agent.

A bit too sweet to make an evening out of. Theres a ton of flavor going on and its very entertaining to sip. Just a bit so sweet that it gets a bit uncomfortable on the tongue after a pint.

Serving type: on-tap

09-07-2009 17:53:08 | More by allboutbierge
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
91 out of 100 based on 3,123 ratings.