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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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3,509 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,509
Reviews: 1,343
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 194
Gots: 357 | 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 21Maestro8
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Soonami
4.38/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was given a bottle of Morimoto Hazelnut Signature Ale at a dinner club, but we didn't get to it so I ended up having it myself. This brown ale has a luscious brown color and fine carbonation. The smell is toasty like a freshly baked loaf of dark rustic bread. The roast malt flavor melded well with caramel and biscuity malt in providing a full flavored and bodied beer. Hazelnut was apparent in the aftertaste and helped to make a well rounded beer.

Photo of PhageLab
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Taphouse in Hampton, served in a pint glass.

A - Dark yet still transparent amber hue, produced absolutely no head, and offered little to no lacing. Not too appealing overall. I was actually almost dreading taking a sip. Luckily I did, however.

S - Extremely sweet, notes of brown sugar and molasses, with the slightest hint of spice near the end, smells much better than it looks.

T - I truly believe this tastes exactly like french toast. I can detect perhaps nutmeg, cinammon, and even a bit of maple. Very sweet, but some of the spices become more defined as it warms.

M - Medium bodied, low carbonation, toasty aftertaste which lingers around a bit, and a mild finish. Not bad!

D - I think I could do a few, but the sweetness definitely causes a hit here. After a while it becomes a bit taxing. Overall a pretty decent brew, it was worth a try.

Photo of cvfish
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - This beer poured a dark brown color which produced a beautiful, moderately sized fluffy tan head which had great retention and left a nice wisp of lace on the glass

S - THe aromas produced by this beer were not as hazelnut dominated as expected, a nice amount of vanilla and brown sugar was aslo present

T - The taste of this beer was a harmony of sweet malts, some noticeable barley, of course the hazelnuts which do not overpower the beer but blend perfectly, and some vanilla on the finish

M - The mouthfeel of this beer had a smooth, medium body with a moderate amount of carbonation

D - This was a great beer by Rogue, and a key addition to a style which I love, a great beer in both the bottle and draft

Photo of Schmoog
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of BierReise
3.55/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A vigorous pour yielded only a thin yet creamy and condensed tan head atop a cloudy deep amber brown body. The head thinned out even more to but a slight film. Aroma is malty, nutty and with noticable hops present and hints of coffee and chocolate. Mouthfeel is very smooth with a creaminess to it. Flavor is reminding me of Sam Smiths nutbrown yet definately more bitter. Finishes a tad dry. Overall would be better if less bitter in my opinion.

Photo of larbush
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of photomike
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Matthew607
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of dgallina
3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a porter-like dark-brown from the bottle. A few fingers of nice tan foam and relatively good head retention as well. Smells quite sweet and malty, with nice smoky and nutty undertones. The flavor doesn't really live up to the aroma unfortunately. Starts off well enough; malty, nutty, smoky, and strangely refreshing. As the beer warms, however, it develops a sticky sweetness that begins to overpower the palate. The hops are essentially missing-in-action, so there's not much here to balance the sugars. Sticky and medium bodied in the mouth.

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

Was surprised to find this at a local liquor store, it poured a deep brown, with a tan head that lingered for a while (I nursed this thing for about an hour and the head remained). Smell is malty, as is expected from a brown ale, with a definite hazelnut aroma present. This stuff tastes great, bold malty goodness with a hazelnut aroma, like a dessert in a glass. Goes down nice and smooth and certainly easy to drink, if not for the slightly higher than average ABV I would say this would be the perfect session beer.

A great beer, definitely a worthy addition in your beer fridge.

Photo of kerry4porters
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of KnowYourCraft
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of tyleeis
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of WoodburyMN
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of TheMrFarnham
3/5  rDev -26.3%

Photo of ultralarry2006
4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle. Leaves a one finger head that quickly disappears, with not much retention, and not much lacing. Body is a clear dark garnet.

Smell - rich, strong aroma of malt bread, and stong aromas of chocolate and caramel. Mouthwatering.

Taste - very hearty taste of malt bread, chocolate, caramel, and hazelnuts. This is malty, chocolatey, caramelly, and nutty, and very rich and hearty. The hazelnuts are wonderful on the finish.

Mouthfeel - full bodied, and rather dry.

Drinkability - this is rich, hearty, and excellent, and it's very sessionable.

Photo of demcorhip
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty good looking brown. The bomber was poured into my mug and had a nice two finger pale tan head, which had pretty good retention. It is mildly carbonated, and almost brown in colour, with deep reddish highlights.

Creamy hazelnuts and whole grain crusty bread greet the nose, along with a hint of pear and some woodsy and mildly floral hops.

Taste is much like the aroma, although its toasty and nutty edge also hints at walnuts. There is also a sweeter edge to this brew, somewhere between toffee and treacle.

A nice medium bodied brew with a creamy feel. Nice contrasts present, with the nutty malts, some sweetness yet some astringency, as well as the mildly woody hop bitterness.

This is pretty drinkable, and at 6.2% almost sessionable. Well worth a try for fans of brown ales. It would be fun to try this against Fat Squirrel from NG. Glad to have had a chance to try this, it is certainly something that i will look forward to revisiting.

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 TonyY
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Gyle41386
4.4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer came highly recommended by a friend, and after several beer runs where I somehow forgot it, I finally snagged a bomber from Total Wine in Columbia, SC, and cracked it open while enjoying a large hunk of chocolate creme cake.

Pours a rich mahogany, with some deep red highlights at the bottom. Large, fluffy, light tan head with creamy tight lacing. This is a fine looking beer.

Initial aroma is nutty more so than anything. Super malty. There's a bit of roastiness in there, but it's mostly at the end of the nose.

Perfect balance in this beer. It's unbelievable. The first taste is of the roasted malts, then a quick swish reveals the spicy hops that give a nice bitterness that balances it out.

Nice smooth creaminess. The contrasts are excellent. Like I said before, perfect balance. I think this is a phenomenal brown ale.

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

Photo of GreyGhost4
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of jonathaniler
3/5  rDev -26.3%

Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
91 out of 100 based on 3,509 ratings.