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Hazelnut Brown Nectar - Rogue Ales

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

3,506 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,506
Reviews: 1,342
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 13.02%
Wants: 194
Gots: 351 | 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 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 tyleeis
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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 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 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 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 jonathaniler
3/5  rDev -26.3%

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 pathead
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of WholeLottaTricks
5/5  rDev +22.9%

Photo of slowdaddy
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of GreyGhost4
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of xacidx
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of kobeer
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of badbeer
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown with a red hue to it, has a almost tan colored head that leaves no lacing. Smell, as expected is very nutty, hazelnut and I thought maybe even a cocoa smell to it. Taste is definately full of hazelnut and I notice the cocoa more in the taste than the smell, with a hint of coffee in the finish. Light in body and highly carbonated, this is a good beer that I can see myself having again.

Photo of Thickfreakness
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of heavenlyStash
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Chuffbomb
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Buttstallion
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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 retry4z
3.2/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of hoplover82
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear brownish deep orange color with a thin bubbly fleeting head with no lacing and little retention.

The aroma is full of nutty notes. I don't know if hazelnut would be my guess. It seems like toasted pecan or something to me. That's what it smells like to me.

And the flavor is the same. Very nutty and sweet. But with just barely enough bitterness to keep it from being too sweet.

Full bodied and sweet but not cloying, with a ingering interesting light hop finish.

And this beer goes down so smooth and sweet, it makes me want another. Very nice offering indeed.

Hazelnut Brown Nectar from Rogue Ales
91 out of 100 based on 3,506 ratings.