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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,212 Ratings
THE BROS
93
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Ratings: 3,212
Reviews: 1,323
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 162
Gots: 234 | 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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sbanacho

California

4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-11-2012 22:52:27 | More by sbanacho
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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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Teleweizen2

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%

From notes

Glass - Sam Adams perfect pint

A - pours a very nice clear deep brown with some ruby tints. Fairly long lasting off white head.

S - toasty caramel malts. A light nuttyness. Some mild spicy hop presance.

T - toasty malts are at the forefront of this brew. Followed by a mild hazelnut flavor. Some light hop bitterness, a mild acidity, and some alcohol warming round it out to a nice dry finish.

M - very smooth. Medium bodied. Medium high carbonation.

D - easy drinking ale. Complex and flavorful but not over powering in the least. Solid brew.

03-14-2010 20:36:41 | More by Teleweizen2
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Samp01

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

Pours a clear brown with medium lasting tan head. Aroma and Taste of sweet hazelnut, nocciolo, yeast some caramel malt, and nice chocolaty under tones with mild bitterness. Palate is a nice balance of sweetness with a bit of creamy and smooth mouth feel, with moderate carbonation. Finish is a nice sweet hazelnut, nocciolo flavor with a bit of chocolate malt and light bitterness. Overall a nicely balanced flavorful and enjoyable brew.

10-24-2012 18:48:54 | More by Samp01
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King_KongDCO93

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -75.4%

12-19-2012 19:09:18 | More by King_KongDCO93
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TonyY

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

08-01-2013 11:51:36 | More by TonyY
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Satan70

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -14%

04-27-2012 17:35:54 | More by Satan70
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letsgopens

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -10.8%

This bomber pours a deep brown amber with a tan head that recedes to a decent lace.

Malty and sweet to the nose, with some roasty chocolate.

The flavor is initially pleasant with a nutty roastiness. I suppose hazelnut. Besides that it is ridiculously sweet. Now I'm a sucker for a decadent, dessert-like brew; but this is not so much decadent sweet but rather sickeningly Hershey's syrup sweet. Don't get me wrong, it's got a decent taste but far too syrupy sweet.

The texture it much the same. Very syrupy and thick (especially when let to sit and warm up a bit). Worth a try, but certainly not Rogue’s best effort.

06-28-2007 00:17:57 | More by letsgopens
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21Maestro8

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-13-2013 20:00:54 | More by 21Maestro8
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PhantomVodoo

Ohio

3.8/5  rDev -6.6%

Hazed dark brown in color. Some sediment at the bottom. Creamy tan head that stayed well.
Roasted malt aroma with cocoa and coffee.

The taste seems to come in 3 distinct phases. First a smooth, sweet, very nutty malt phase. Then an onslaught of mouth-puckering bitterness. Finally after the finish comes a pleasing hazlenut coffee and cocoa flavor that lingers on the palate for some time. Quite an interesting beer to drink.

Good body and mouthfeel with slight creaminess.
Drinkability set back a notch due to the bitter 2nd phase of the tasting experience.

The hazelnut extract really shows. Overall this beer is quite nutty and also coffee-like. If you're into hazelnut coffee this one is a must find.

04-12-2003 21:30:23 | More by PhantomVodoo
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celticfutblclub

Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -3.4%

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - a nice medium shaded brown (not as dark as most which is nice). good finger and a half of fluffy slighty browned head sits on top and just stays put. laces very well down the glass.

S - big notes of cream and nuts with coffee in the back as well. well that pretty much sums up exactly what they were going for with the name.

T - the coffee and nut tastes are a lot more subdued than the nose led me to believe. they are definitely there and taste great but i was expecting them to be overpowering and they are not. some caramel notes in there as well. its a very good brown ale no doubt about that.

M - medium bodied with lots of carbonation. the one main issue i have with it is it feels a bit watered down overall.

O - this is one fine brown ale and definitely worth checking out. its everything it says it will be.

06-11-2011 23:01:19 | More by celticfutblclub
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Supergenious

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

04-27-2012 00:27:28 | More by Supergenious
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CanisMajor

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

01-23-2013 01:34:58 | More by CanisMajor
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DemoniChris

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

06-04-2013 11:42:01 | More by DemoniChris
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fsck

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -14%

09-29-2013 03:01:41 | More by fsck
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Necronomad

Switzerland

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-20-2014 01:08:56 | More by Necronomad
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Dirty25

Germany

3/5  rDev -26.3%

04-02-2014 16:05:14 | More by Dirty25
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anhigdon

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-19-2014 01:57:52 | More by anhigdon
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JT99125

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

07-26-2013 21:17:22 | More by JT99125
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Tyecko

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-25-2014 18:58:28 | More by Tyecko
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TheDM

Indiana

3.53/5  rDev -13.3%

This brew pours a creamy small head of light brown bubbles and a semi transparent dark brown body. With a mild malt aroma, this brew has a taste of caramel and spice with just a hint of coffee flavoring. It goes down very smoothly yet leaves a slight dry lingering after taste of the coffee flavoring.

07-22-2003 22:58:12 | More by TheDM
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JoeLacy

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-24-2013 05:36:21 | More by JoeLacy
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Treb0R

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -14%

12-13-2012 16:12:23 | More by Treb0R
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scooter231

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

An interesting concoction from Rogue. Smells malty malty malty and nutty. Toasty- almost marshmallow-like in the nose.

Taste is also very malty, more toastyness, with a bare hint of chocolate. Sweet, but not overly so. Hazlenutty, obviously, but I also got a vanilla extract thing going on in there. Pretty easy to drink, though I'm not sure I could have more than one of these. Interesting, a nice dessert type beer.

11-16-2005 06:38:15 | More by scooter231
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PintOHops

California

4.08/5  rDev +0.2%

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a goblet.

Appearance/Smell - Appears a hazy dark brown with a blood red hue when held up to light. About 1/3 an inch of off white head with fair retention, and lacing was very minimal & not worth mentioning. Smell, big malts! I picked up lots of chocolate, caramel, hints of very soft vanilla, nutty almonds & hazelnuts. Lite citrus twang intertwined in the entire aroma, and as it warms a big nutty/peanut buttery/hazelnut aroma pronounces well, which was very warm and inviting.

Taste/Mouthfeel - Tastes of dark chocolate, caramel, molasses, it's pretty nutty with obvious lightly roasted hazelnut notes on the finish, it even lingers a bit. There's some citrus notes towards the end as well, and I didn't pick up much hop characteristics, it was very mild & overpowered by the strong malt backbone. Mouthfeel was full bodied with a slight bite to it, thick & chewy, creamy, silky, it complimented the flavor profile well, I would have wanted a little more Co2 bite to it though.

Drinkability/Final thoughts - Man was this brew drinkable! I wouldn't mind having 3 pints of this wonderfully chocolaty brew on a chilly evening, ahhh. I didn't pick much up besides chocolate covered almonds with hints of hazelnuts in this brew, I definitely would have appreciated more hop character, not so mellow & subtle, and more lively Co2 in the feel. Appearance was lacking as well, leaving no notable lacing, all in all though it was still a good beer, with a low enough ABV to enjoy 2-3 without getting all buzzed out. I recommend it. Cheers!

07-17-2009 22:00:50 | More by PintOHops
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
91 out of 100 based on 3,212 ratings.