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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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Ratings: 3,563
Reviews: 1,356
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 211
Gots: 411 | 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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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of BeerNinja007
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Ramuntos in Lebanon NH last week, review transcribed from notes.

Deep clear reddish-brown brew, head is thin from the draft pour, and is completely bleach white. Albino headed brown ale, odd. Smell is nutty and brown, nothing surprising here. Brown sugar and a bit of smoke. Feel is a good balance between crisp carbo and creamy moderately-thick body. Taste follows right from the smell, nutty and toasty and brown. A little lemony hop keeps it honest. Finishes with burnt brown sugar and hop that lingers for a long time.

I don't like most brown ales because they typically have a sticky starchy sweetness. But thankfully this isn't like that, it's more crisp.

Photo of hreb
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

The other day I picked up a 22oz bottle of Rogue's "Morimoto signature ale" series Hazelnut. As a long time fan of Rogue's Hazelnut Nut Brown Ale, I had to check it out. I didn't know if this was the same beer or simply a repackaging (BeerAdvocate indicates the latter -- this is simply an "alias" of the original Hazelnut Brown).

Cold beer is poured into UK size pint glass. Beer is very dark, nearly opaque brown, and appears rather stark in the glass, cloudless, with just a thin dark tan head on top.

Beer has a sweet, malty aroma. The label proudly proclaims 13 ingredients (this has no pretentious of being a "4 ingredient" real ale kind of ordeal). 9 of them are malts. Only one is an additive (hazelnut extract). 2 kinds of hops provide a really nice and needed balance from the sweetness of the beer. The fizziness is just right.

I'm not detecting any differences from the Hazelnut Nectar that I've come to love. This is a really great beer, and in my opinion, probably Rogue's best. The only thing detracting from its perfection is that it IS a little bit sweet. Not so much that it's annoying, but it might be a little bit much for a session beer.

I will also mention that it is a perfect accompaniment to my Sunday afternoon Italian sausage with peppers, onions, and lots of mustard.

Photo of scratch69
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Clear brown color with a fingers worth of light tan head. Fair amount of lacing.

Smell- Lightly roasted malt and hazelnut aromas with a hint of cocoa.

Taste- Hazelnut and toasted bread flavor with hints of cocoa and brown sugar.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with an above average amount of carbonation. Smooth and creamy.

Overall- A good beer that I thoroughly enjoyed from the first swallow.

Photo of theopholis
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: A deep ruby red with a fairly loose, small, creamy tan head . The head has no staying power, and leaves no lace. About average for a brown ale.

Smell: At first, it's mostly malt, but as it warms and the volatiles evaporate, you get a strong hazelnut nose.

Taste: Good roasted malts and hazelnut flavors and a toasty nuttiness. Has a mild hop bitterness at the back ofthe tounge. Very well balanced. I think I'm getting some caramel overtones to, but it's so subtle, it's hard to be sure. If you don't like my lackof certainty, go get your own damn beer and review it. ;)

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel, average carbonation for a brown ale with just a bitof a bite at the end..

Drinkability: Tasty. Has a nice complexity but is still easy drinking.

Note: The quality control on this beer (Much like the Roque Red) leaves something to desired. Try it. If you don't like it, wait a few weeks and then get another bottle from a different store.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of ThatWineGuy
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brown in the glass with burgundy edges, a bit of cherry colour too at the sides. The head was not very well developed although a ring remained around the glass. Lightly carbonated. The aroma was very nutty alright with some milk chocolate association. The taste reflected the dryness of the hazelnut, malt, a nectar-like silky mouthfeel. This beer had some body to it with texture and density, with a plum or prune influence alongside the persistent nuttiness. The finish is again hazel or brazil nut dry, bitter, some astringency, but again the nuttiness dominates with malted-milk yeasty backdrop. I love Rogue beers, what a pleasure as usual.

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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.

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5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of ManekiNeko
3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served chilled in a pint glass. Bomber sized bottle.

Appearance: Lovely clear mahogany color liquid topped by a 1/2" tall head of light tan bubbles. Not much in the way of head retention or lacing.

Smell: Definite smells of caramel and toffee. Amaretto and hazelnut arommas as well. Faint hint of light chocolate.

Taste: Caramel malt flavor dominates, then the taste of hazelnut comes throught. Slightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Creamy mouthfeel with a pleasantly nutty aftertaste.

Drinkability: I likes me some hazelnuts, and I hope the new Morimoto verson of this ale is not much of a recipe change. Not and everyday drinking beer, but not one to save for special occasions either. You'd better like nuts if you have this. It's not overly nutty, but it definitely informs the flavor profile.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of keithmurray
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance - chestnut brown with a frothy white head

smell - I just can't pick up much here, a bit of cocoa and malt

taste - this is much better than the nose, hazelnut, cocoa, malt are all bold

mouthfeel - light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, good flavors on this as the taste lingers really well on this, slightly sweet, but not overpowering, pretty smooth finish

overall - for the price, not the best value (~$6 for 22oz), but a good beverage worth trying

Photo of gcamparone
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

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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.

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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.

Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
91 out of 100 based on 3,563 ratings.