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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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Hazelnut Brown NectarHazelnut Brown Nectar

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3,074 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,074
Reviews: 1,320
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 145
Gots: 172 | 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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Photo of vickersspitfire


3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass and got a thick white head that was pretty thick and covered a dark crystal clear amber body that had some mild carbonation in it; the head eventually thins out, but maintains a thin even carpet of bubbles with some thick lacing. It has a strong brown sugar and caramel smell to it, along with some wheat and sweet bread smells to it; there is also a very slight tart smell of raisins to it. It has a smooth semi-bitter taste and is sweet all around; there is some mild hazelnut and hops mixed in as well as some maple syrup flavors and a hint of coffee in its aftertaste and some prunes too. It has a medium body that's very satisfying.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2008 03:34:37 | More by vickersspitfire
Photo of baiser


4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a deep brown colour, with a creamy brown head. Wonderful aroma of hazelnut, toasted notes, chocolate and grain. Smells like hazelnut chocolate. By far, the best brown ale I've had. The hazelnut flavour is insane. Shots of hazelnut flavouring, rich, nutty, balanced by a good bitterness. Wonderful, easy drinking brown ale. Enjoyed by all of my friends.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2005 19:37:31 | More by baiser
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

06-27-2012 08:30:32 | More by grubefresh
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

10-28-2013 17:25:16 | More by meehandennis
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

08-04-2013 17:20:14 | More by Dapper_Dan_Man
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

01-09-2014 17:23:13 | More by DaveRinn
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3.38/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium brown color that is transparent most of the way. A bubbly tan head forms at the top of the glass. Smell is a nutty presence but mostly seems a bit off with some grain and corn type aroma. Taste does remind me a little bit of peanut butter. Mouth feeling is strange since this one is kind of watery and little carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2007 00:03:10 | More by genog
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North Carolina

4.8/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This beer came to the table as a black beer with no head. The smell was nutty with a strong hazelnut scent. The taste was similar with a good malt backbone. The mouthfeel was pretty moderate and smooth. Of the nut brown beers, this is probably the best I've had. I've never been a fan of the style, but this beer may change my mind. Now if they could just sell this stuff in 12 oz. at cheaper prices.

Serving type: on-tap

07-02-2006 20:31:35 | More by rtratzlaff
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4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 finger creamy tan head on an amber-brown ale. Head retention is fair; a ring of head remains after a few minutes.

The aroma is sweet and nutty.

Toasty nuttiness, with a nice slight hop overtone.

Not too heavy.  Drinkable medium body and not overwhelming on the hazelnut.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 19:46:25 | More by KMcG
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-22-2013 21:27:23 | More by Greasy
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

06-14-2014 21:20:46 | More by Hohnbaum
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4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Here's a unique offering that most everyone can enjoy. The pour from a 22 oz. bomber appears dark brown with a full tan head. The smell is of caramel-ish malts with a dose of hops and is rather sweet. This is a tasty brew. Notes of sweetness - hazelnut, caramel and that subtle touch of hops - are present. Mouthfeel is quite smooth, and this is an easy drinking brew. A definite must try for fans of the brown ale style.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2002 22:26:53 | More by Jon
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4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I am a big fan of Rogue and couldn't wait to see this beer on the shelf at the local wine and spirits store. The big old 750 mil was a great bottle to share and sample.

A - A nice dark brown ale. Not to cloudy like some. Not really as heavy as others either.

S - The dark roasted hazlenut was the front with lots of sweet chocolate behind it.

T - Wow. It was much lighter in taste. A great brown ale with a hint of hazlenut. Definitely not overwhelming at all.

M - Nice and creamy with tons of bubbles. Great finish creamy upfront then fades slowly away.

D - It would be a good beer to drink with dinner but not an all the time beer. A little light for my brown ale tastes.

Overall a a great beer and cant wait to pair it at my next beer tasting. Thanks Rogue.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2008 23:27:06 | More by slvrmon82
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4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stole this from the lady friend. Got tired of waiting for her to drink it.

Appearance- A nice chestnut color. Off-white half inch of head. Lingers impressively. Very nice lacing.

Smell- Some nice hazelnut. A little milk chocolate with just a hint of roast. Nice and malty. A little sweet smelling.

Taste- Follows the nose nicely. The nice roast notes from the malt are balanced by the sweet. Nutty. The hazelnut is nice but not overpowering. Just a touch too sweet,

Mouthfeel- Rich and creamy. Nice carbonation.

Drinkability- Too sweet. It goes down easy, and is pleasant, so no big complaints.

If not my favorite style, a very nice example. I like what the hazelnut brings to the table.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2010 20:00:30 | More by callmescraps
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

11-18-2011 20:43:02 | More by ineva
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4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown color but more the color of mahogany, with some red hues. The head is very small and is eggshell white.

S: Smells like coffee and has a sort-of black tea scent (the asian kind). It smells very good.

T: It doesn't have a strong flavor, it's very mellowed out. It tastes a bit sweet like an iced coffee variety of drink. I don't really get a nutty flavor, hazelnut or otherwise.

M: It has a smooth almost milky mouthfeel (doesn't coat like milk, just smooth like it). Feels a bit weak on carbonation for a brown ale, but it seems to work well with this beer.

O: Overall it's a good beer. I would drink it again. It drinks a lot like a mellow, much weaker coffee stout. So, if you want something not as powerful, this is your drink.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2011 21:51:40 | More by teromous
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-17-2011 04:04:28 | More by mcorwin
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

01-29-2014 05:45:57 | More by R_J_FearNoBeer
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4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours translucent reddish-brown with very little head and very little lacing.

Smell is hazlenut, molasses and biscuit breadiness. Very impressive.

Taste follows smell with hazlenut, molasses and brown sugar. Malty breadiness prevents it from being too sweet. Very faint citrus tart on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Smell is incredible. Like Honey Nut Cheerios on steroids. Tastes almost as good as the smell. An impressive brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 01:40:18 | More by Furlinator
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4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A- Pours a nice dark brown with creamy light brown head that is small and mostly lasting, fair lacing that does not stick to the glass
S- Warm, delicious nose that is dominated by roasty and toasty malts, hazelnut tones (of course), as well as a hint of toffee and vanilla; truly an amazing and fun aroma that I feel exceeds most other brown ales
T- Not a disappointment as hazelnut maltiness is pervasive throughout, some mild bitterness intially that is followed by sweet chocolate, toffee, and coffee; duration is short and malty; no noticeable alcohol taste
M- Surprisingly underwhelming mouthfeel that is quite watery and light for this genre, soft carbonation; the gap in quality between taste and mouthfeel is surprising
D- Low abv and delicious aroma makes this a great choice for a post-dinner/evening drink, I could get plenty of mileage sipping and smelling this tasty quaff, but several pints in a row would not pose much of a problem

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2007 02:22:25 | More by Stoneman78
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-17-2012 13:20:43 | More by Blueribbon666
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4.15/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours murky light and dark brown, golden highlights. A huge khaki head leaves plenty of thick lacing, but quickly dissipates to a ring.

Smells nutty(wow, what a shock), toasted malts, baked bread, how nice.

Taste is similar to aroma, though a little milder, hazelnut, malt, and a pleasant mild bitter flavor is present. Good balance.

Texture is light to medium bodied, very smooth and almost creamy. Very easy to drink.

Nice beer, just what I want from a nutty brown ale, smooth, but not too thin, nutty, with other complexities.


Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 06:27:25 | More by Drinkerofales
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-03-2013 04:33:17 | More by Zach122
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New York

3.88/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- A reddish brown color and clear w/ slight head

S- Kind of lacking in smell but hints of hazelnuts

T- Medium hazelnut taste throughout (starts and finishes the same)

M- Nice smooth consistency, medium weight

D- Fairly drinkable

Decently smooth beer. Not too strong w/ the hazelnut taste or smell but nice even hints of hazelnut throught the beer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-15-2007 03:49:24 | More by iceball585
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4.6/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a medium brown color with a cream head that stands 2 fingers tall in my duvel tulip. Head recedes to a film with a ring around the edge of my glass. As I drink it leaves some rings of lacing in my glass. Smell is of bread, toffee, hazlenut; not particularly roasty smelling, but smooth and malty without being too sweet. In the taste I get the hazlenut flavors and then a clean pop of caramel. The end of the taste has a slightly deeper, darker malt profile, maybe a tough of chocolate in there. Only a touch of roasted flavor comes out. Body is on the thicker side, just right for a brown ale, and the carbonation is not too agressive; making this a very smooth beer. I really loved this, I think it has become my favorite brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 21:22:05 | More by gkunkle
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
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