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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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Ratings: 3,572
Reviews: 1,356
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 12.78%
Wants: 214
Gots: 415 | FT: 3
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: kbub6f on 08-27-2001

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
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Photo of mattboyer182
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Theogre83
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of TheHammer
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours with a nice deep, dark brown that boasts good carbonation. Produced a thumbs worth of head that did not lace or sustain though.

Smell: Unsurprisingly the strong smell of hazelnuts dominates the nose. A nice toffee and chocolate background also makes an appearance. A little more balance, could be present but it's a minor complaint. That and I'm catching a slight chemical whiff.

Taste: Starts with a light walnut and hazelnut taste that turns to a more toffee malt with even more hazelnuts that builds into a nutty bitterness. I honestly expected it to be a bit sweeter then it is, and a bit more diversity could be present but it's still solid.

Mouthfeel: Leaves an unsurprising hazelnut aftertaste with notes of chocolate. The carbonation is a bit oddball on this one, as it really makes it's presence known at the start of the beer.

Drinkability: Refreshing and easy to drink, but isn't quite sweet enough to be a desert beer, which is what I think they were going for on this one. I don't think I'd drink this on a daily basis but it's still good.

Final Thoughts: A good beer worth trying, despite it's flaws. Really, I think this would go good with sweeter foods as strange as that may sound.

Photo of kerry4porters
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of taigor
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of cletusdog
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of beerhast
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of wizo
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Noxious26
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Photo of Bobhoya
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of tviz33
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of IchLiebeBier
3.64/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: dark copper; small off-white head dissipates quickly

Smell: Sweet malts and hazelnut aromas dominate, but it's reminiscent of Reese's Pieces; very interesting

Taste: Hazelnut taste and bitterness are at the forefront; slight hops throughout, but the dry nutty aftertaste kind of overwhelm it.

Mouthfeel: a little thin

Remarks: Not bad, but not that impressive either

Photo of sjones5045
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of nkelley77
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xacidx
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of mlefebvre7
3.6/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of mickeymac
3.8/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from (what else) a bomber. The good chef is on the label hoisting a glass. It's brown with a bit of amber and a tan head that disappears quickly. Although the hazelnut comes through minimally in the smell, it really dominates the taste. The overall flavor is a bit sweet and subdued. Unfortunately, not being a big fan of hazelnut in any form, the taste didn't really capture my fancy. It's a nice beer and I'm sure better than most "flavored" beers out there. The mouthfeel is right on and it does drink well. I guess I'm one of the few that preferred the Morimoto Soba to the Hazelnut.

Photo of CanuckRover
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a reddish mahogany. Big tan, bubbly head.

Very nutty malt aroma with a molasses sweetness, sweet brown bread. Very nice.

Dark malt right up front with a real toasted brown bread character. Noticeable, but subdued, bittering hops kick in after a little bit, accentuated by a dry roastiness. Piece de resistance is the sweet hazelnut that dominates the finish. Not overly sweet, it comes across as a sort of hazelnut flavoured coffee.

Nothing bad to say about the mouth feel. Slightly creamy, great carbonation.

This is a fine, fine beer from one of my favourite brewers.

Photo of TheQuietMan22
4.12/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at the Rogue Ales Public House on Union Street in San Francisco.

Appearance: Dark caramel brown. Two fingers of tan, coffee-like head dissipated to a thin lacing.

Smell: Cocoa, mocha, and cappuccino. Very enticing. It also has a nutty quality, which I can't put down but am guessing is probably hazelnut.

Taste: The bartender said it was sweet, and, yes, it is very sweet after the initial flavor hits. The hazelnut is much more prevalent, and the cocoa/mocha/cappuccino from the aroma is nowhere to be found. There is a touch a caramel hidden deep underneath.

Drinkability: This is a good, complex brew. It's too sweet for my tastes, but a great beer to try on a nice day in San Francisco. I asked the bartender if it was a brown ale, and he said it was. However, this is a style all it's own; a subgenre of brown ale.

Photo of ColoradoBobs
4.2/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lovely dark brown body, slightly chill-hazed, under a huge foamy light tan head. Pretty beer.

Smell is richly malty, with a little bit of floral hops -- and there are the hazelnuts!

Taste is -- I repeat -- richly malty, with a little bit of floral hops -- and there are the hazelnuts! A profoundly complementary combination. I really liked it.

Smoooth and fairly rich mouthfeel, nice and slurpaliciously round.

Almost too much hazelnut taste to drink this very much, but still quite drinkable.

I'll look for more of this.

Photo of burnstar
4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber into pink glass. Pours a beautiful deep brown, very little head quickly recedes- no lacing. Smell is big hazelnuts, earthy dark malts. Taste is hazelnut up front with dark earthy malts coming in. Just a touch of spicy hops in the finish adds some balance. Hazelnut is present and powerful throughout and adds a delicious lightness to this brew. Mouthfeel is medium. Pretty drinkable although very distinct. A nice dessert beer.

Photo of DaveRinn
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Patches826
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Anthony1
3.23/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Attractive dark ruby brown with a creamy beige head.
Roasted aroma with hints of vanilla.
Nicely nutty and toasty for a brown ale, but the seemingly artifical (and overpowering) hazelnut extract really impedes this brew. More fake vanilla than anything. It does not taste bad, it just tastes forced. A subtler approach may yeild better results.
Smooth and creamy in the mouth. But I can't get over the cream soda comparisons.
This is alright as a change of pace, but the bomber was too much for me. It just got too sweet and fake tasting.

Photo of TonyY
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
91 out of 100 based on 3,572 ratings.