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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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3,119 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,119
Reviews: 1,321
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 146
Gots: 186 | 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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Ontario (Canada)

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

A nice dark brown colour with a thick tan head that hits the road quick.

Smells very nutty, malty and sweet.

I thought it tasted alright, nothing amazing, almost too sweet for my liking, lots of hazelnut and bready malts, with a subtle hint of hops.

Thin mouthfeel, an easy drinking beer, I don't know what all the fuss is with this beer, I thought it was an OK brown ale, that's it.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2008 18:51:05 | More by GodOfBeer
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4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite beers ever. Dark brown color with a small 1/4" white head that laces the glass. The smell is sweet and nutty and mimics the actual taste of the beer. Tastes of light coffee up front, but sweet caramel and almond on the back end. It is tough to stop at just one of these, and got my normally non adventurous travelmates addicted as well (sampled at the Portland airport)

Serving type: on-tap

01-30-2011 19:09:02 | More by Glibber
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West Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

07-26-2013 04:20:58 | More by Jackal
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-04-2014 23:46:48 | More by Theogre83
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

02-28-2012 23:38:23 | More by BugTownPub
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

06-20-2014 01:08:56 | More by Necronomad
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

01-10-2013 22:13:03 | More by craftbrew502
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-26-2013 06:53:41 | More by heavenlyStash
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-04-2013 13:44:49 | More by Bromine
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

08-22-2013 21:27:23 | More by Greasy
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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
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-24-2012 15:31:34 | More by SDG1070
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-18-2014 18:46:39 | More by The_Craft_Deviant_Rob
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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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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

08-04-2013 17:20:14 | More by Dapper_Dan_Man
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

11-17-2012 13:20:43 | More by Blueribbon666
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

05-19-2014 03:09:13 | More by tviz33
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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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4.45/5  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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4.13/5  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
Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
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