Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales
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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
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
4.35/5 rDev +6.9%
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
02-07-2013 03:32:44 | More by gcamparone
4.75/5 rDev +16.7%
Hazlenut Brown Nectar - 22oz. bomber poured into Duvel Tulip.
A - Dark brown, the epitomy of a brown ale color. Just perfection in the shade of brown. Creamy off white head, with excellent carbonation streams raising to the top of the glass. Retention is great, and small lacing clings hang on for dear life.
S - Light eathy/nutty/grainy tones, touch of malt sweetness. (Malted milk balls come to mind) Balanced, sweet, and inviting.
T - Taste is incredibly complex for a Brown Ale, pure exuberance. Strong malty notes arrive upfront, and caress the palate. So many different types of sweet tones, but nothing over the top. Chocolate, toffee, and raw molasses. Hazlenut and lots of it. Sweet, yet delicate. Fresh hop notes balance the complexitys in heavenly fashion. Reducing the sweetness level, but not neutralizing it. Fades to a bitter/sweet with small notes of honey and vanilla. Divine.
M - 100% creamy on the palate. Wonderful.
Best Brown Ale thus far, definitely a divine nectar.
08-04-2006 18:33:00 | More by HoustonTX
4.49/5 rDev +10.3%
A- Pours a partially hazy brown/coppery color and doesn't appear to have a whole ton of bubbly carbonation rising to the top. The head is somewhat disappointing though, as it is rather shallow to begin with and the tan colored foam disappears rather quickly into a skirmish of bubbly patchwork. The lacing is also not as good as I thought it would be, as some patchy clumps of head do cling to the side of my pint glass but slide right back into the brew.
S- The aromas are quite nice, there being a noticeable rich malty scent with sweet cooked brown sugar mixed into the background. The hazelnut is there too, but it isn't the overpowering aroma that I thought there might be....just subtle essence! I also notice a slightly yeasty aroma the really helps smooth out any bitter notes that there are on the finish.
T- The flavors follow the aroma closely and very well! Again, rich caramel sweet malt is the dominant flavor with a hint of milk chocolate and toasted brown sugar. There is an Earthy nuttiness that compliments the sweetness overall on the palate and helps to add a mellow dryness to the beer. The finish is a blend of lingering hazelnut and bitter hops. Very nice indeed!
M- This has a very smooth character, with very creamy carbonation hitting the palate. This is a medium-full bodied beer and is probably one of the most well rounded beers a person will come across I believe! This really is a brown nectar and is like velvet desert on the palate!
D- Outside of the initial appearance, this beer has it all! It is full flavored and very well balanced with the hazelnut flavor at just the right amount, the alcohol is essentially non-existent, and is so sleek on the palate. I will most definitely purchase this again and highly recommend this beer! Rouge has put their spin on the brown ale style and more than hit a home run with this!
07-28-2013 23:38:27 | More by ChrisCage
4.03/5 rDev -1%
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.
07-19-2009 23:00:52 | More by TheTrevor
4.22/5 rDev +3.7%
Outstanding! I love this beer. What a terrific taste. The hazelnut is prominent, and the bitterness is just right. Once you've sampled hunderds of beers, it's hard to find one that's truly unique, but this one is. Only a somewhat thin body drops it below an absolute classic. Not a beer to drink more than one bomber at a time (IMO), but I will definitely will be revisiting this beer again!
10-29-2003 03:45:12 | More by JohnnyDuvel
4.6/5 rDev +13%
Deep brown... almost opaque, with a thin tan lace. Aroma of coffee, bread and hazelnut. Flavor begins with bread and coffee, ends with hazelnut and a some hop bitterness. Crisp, with a medium body and medium to high carbonation. Rogue does it again... very tasty!
10-16-2002 15:43:47 | More by zerk
3.68/5 rDev -9.6%
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.
11-21-2009 21:49:28 | More by Long813
3.08/5 rDev -24.3%
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.
10-16-2009 00:31:51 | More by WeedKing4
4.5/5 rDev +10.6%
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.
10-26-2002 21:27:59 | More by Lupe
4.72/5 rDev +16%
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.
04-25-2006 04:00:01 | More by Avagadro
3.98/5 rDev -2.2%
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.
07-06-2008 03:34:37 | More by vickersspitfire
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
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